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Oxford University Press
02 May 2019
This book is a unique introduction to the fields of macroevolution and macroecology, taking an enquiry-led approach to exploring the evolution and distribution of biodiversity across time, space and lineages.

The only introduction to macroevolution and macroecology to adopt an innovative enquiry-led, case study-based framework to encourage active learning and critical thinking, this book:

Extends the study of evolutionary biology and ecology beyond the topics covered in typical undergraduate textsExplores the nature of scientific investigation by emphasising hypothesis testing and highlighting the range of analytical tools available to contemporary researchersEncourages active student-driven learning by using open questions and current debates to promote critical thinking, identify interesting and important problems, and demonstrate how to frame testable research hypothesesCombines these three skills-an understanding of macroevolutionary and macroecological principles and patterns, a grasp of hypothesis testing, and the ability to identify important questions-to allow students to look at the world with new eyes, and develop an understanding of why the biological world is as it is.
By:   Lindell Bromham (Professor in Evolutionary Biology Professor in Evolutionary Biology Macroevolution and Macroecology Group School of Biology Australian National Univeristy), Marcel Cardillo (Australian Research Council QEII Fellow, Australian Research Council QEII Fellow, Macroevolution and Macroecology Group, School of Biology, Australian National University)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 190mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   874g
ISBN:   9780199608713
ISBN 10:   0199608717
Pages:   456
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lindell Bromham's main research focus has been in the application of DNA sequence analysis to investigating evolutionary patterns and processes, applied to a range of questions in evolution, ecology, conservation, genetics, bioinformatics, development, virology, and linguistics. Lindell has taught evolutionary biology at five universities in three countries and has written several undergraduate textbooks; the latest, An Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology Undergraduate Textbook Prize of 2016.Marcel Cardillo's research focuses on understanding and explaining broad-scale patterns of biodiversity such as latitudinal gradients and biodiversity hotspots, explaining patterns of extinction risk and predicting future loss of biodiversity. Marcel has lectured on topics in macroecology, macroevolution, biogeography, and conservation biology at universities in Australia and the UK.

Reviews for Origins of Biodiversity: An Introduction to Macroevolution and Macroecology

This book succeeds in being a different sort of textbook: one which helps the students to understand science better by helping them understand the process of knowledge creation. * Dr Richard Field, University of Nottingham * This book is well-placed to invigorate the fields of macroevolution and macroecology by filling a gap that will open up the subject to the next generation of budding young scientists. * Dr Kevin Arbuckle, Swansea University * The treatment of the topics is authoritative and up-to-date, and it is certainly written with modern undergraduates in mind. * Prof Arne Mooers, Simon Fraser University * An exceptionally well-written textbook on large-scale evolution and ecology, which engages students by using a problem-based approach to recent controversies and debates. * Dr Peter Bennett, University of Kent *

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