Evolution of Life Histories by Stephen C. Stearns
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Evolution of Life Histories
By Stephen C. Stearns

The Evolution of Life Histories

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Evolution of Life Histories by Stephen C. Stearns

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This book introduces life history evolution to postgraduate students just beginning their research in population biology, ecology, or evolutionary biology. It discusses major analytical tools, gives examples of their applications, and provides problems for discussion at the end of each chapter. It will interest all biologists wishing to understand the evolution of the life cycle and the causes of phenotypic variation in fitness, and it contains the seeds of applications of life history theory to population dynamics, behaviour, and community ecology. Care is taken in Part I to build up the tools needed for a well-rounded evolutionary explanation: demography, quantitative genetics, reaction norms, trade offs and phylogenetic/comparative analysis. Part II discusses the evolution of major life history traits. This is a comprehensive, up-to-date text in a field that holds a central position in modern ecology and evolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198577416
ISBN-10: 0198577419
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 189mm x 18mm)
Pages: 262
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Evolution by Stephen C. Stearns Evolution, Paperback (August 2005)

Evolution has become an established science that illuminates and informs our understanding of many central biological issues. Focusing on key principles, this book offers a treatment of evolution. With color presentation and enhanced pedagogical features, it is meant as a text for any student wishing to gain a sound understanding of the subject.

Watching, from the Edge of Extinction by Stephen C. Stearns Watching, from the Edge of Extinction, Paperback (September 2000)

The stories of people who have worked directly with disappearing species in Europe, Africa, North America and Oceania. The authors interviewed people who work with species as diverse as Mediterranean monk seals, large blue butterflies, African wild dogs, Hawaiian crows and Texas salamanders.

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