The Resource 40 Years of Evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island, Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant

40 Years of Evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island, Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant

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40 Years of Evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island
Title
40 Years of Evolution
Title remainder
Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island
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Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply, they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin’s finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species. The authors used a vast and unparalleled range of ecological, behavioral, and genetic data--including song recordings, DNA analyses, and feeding and breeding behavior--to measure changes in finch populations on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galápagos archipelago. They find that natural selection happens repeatedly, that finches hybridize and exchange genes rarely, and that they compete for scarce food in times of drought, with the remarkable result that the finch populations today differ significantly in average beak size and shape from those of forty years ago. The authors’ most spectacular discovery is the initiation and establishment of a new lineage that now behaves as a new species, differing from others in size, song, and other characteristics. The authors emphasize the immeasurable value of continuous long-term studies of natural populations and of critical opportunities for detecting and understanding rare but significant events. By following the fates of finches for several generations, 40 Years of Evolution offers unparalleled insights into ecological and evolutionary changes in natural environments
Biographical or historical data
Peter R. Grant and B. Rosemary Grant are both emeritus professors in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. They are the coauthors of How and Why Species Multiply and coeditors of In Search of the Causes of Evolution (both Princeton).
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Grant, Peter R
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LC call number
QH361
LC item number
.G384 2014
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Grant, B. Rosemary
  • De Gruyter
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  • Bird populations
  • Birds
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Ground finches
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Biowissenschaften, Biologie
  • Evolution
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Natural Sciences
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specialized
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40 Years of Evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island, Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 2. Daphne Finches: A Question of Size
  • 3. Heritable Variation
  • 4. Natural Selection And Evolution
  • 5. Breeding Ecology And Fitness
  • PART 2. Developing a Long-Term Perspective
  • 6. A Potential Competitor Arrives on Daphne
  • 7. Competition and Character Displacement
  • 8. Hybridization
  • 9. Variation and Introgression
  • PART 3. Hybridization and Speciation
  • Frontmatter
  • 10. Long-Term Trends in Hybridization
  • 11. Long-Term Trends in Natural Selection
  • 12. Speciation
  • 13. Speciation by Introgressive Hybridization
  • PART 4. Syntheses
  • 14. The Future of Finches on Daphne
  • 15. Themes and Issues
  • 16. Generalization
  • 17. Epilogue
  • Coda
  • Contents
  • Appendixes
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Subject Index
  • Illustrations
  • Tables
  • Boxes
  • Preface
  • PART 1. Early Problems, Early Solutions
  • 1. Speciation, Adaptive Radiation, And Evolution
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unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(432 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400851300
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400851300
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)454002
  • (OCoLC)984653305
  • (DE-B1597)9781400851300
Label
40 Years of Evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island, Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2. Daphne Finches: A Question of Size
  • 3. Heritable Variation
  • 4. Natural Selection And Evolution
  • 5. Breeding Ecology And Fitness
  • PART 2. Developing a Long-Term Perspective
  • 6. A Potential Competitor Arrives on Daphne
  • 7. Competition and Character Displacement
  • 8. Hybridization
  • 9. Variation and Introgression
  • PART 3. Hybridization and Speciation
  • Frontmatter
  • 10. Long-Term Trends in Hybridization
  • 11. Long-Term Trends in Natural Selection
  • 12. Speciation
  • 13. Speciation by Introgressive Hybridization
  • PART 4. Syntheses
  • 14. The Future of Finches on Daphne
  • 15. Themes and Issues
  • 16. Generalization
  • 17. Epilogue
  • Coda
  • Contents
  • Appendixes
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Subject Index
  • Illustrations
  • Tables
  • Boxes
  • Preface
  • PART 1. Early Problems, Early Solutions
  • 1. Speciation, Adaptive Radiation, And Evolution
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(432 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400851300
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400851300
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)454002
  • (OCoLC)984653305
  • (DE-B1597)9781400851300

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