9780198749752-0198749759-The Evolutionary Biology of Species (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution)

The Evolutionary Biology of Species (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution)

ISBN-13: 9780198749752
ISBN-10: 0198749759
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Barraclough, Timothy G.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198749752
ISBN-10: 0198749759
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Barraclough, Timothy G.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Barraclough, Timothy G. wrote The Evolutionary Biology of Species (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution) comprising 288 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198749759 and 9780198749752. Since then The Evolutionary Biology of Species (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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'Species' are central to understanding the origin and dynamics of biological diversity; explaining why lineages split into multiple distinct species is one of the main goals of evolutionary biology. However the existence of species is often taken for granted, and precisely what is meant by species and whether they really exist as a pattern of nature has rarely been modelled or critically tested. This novel book presents a synthetic overview of the evolutionary biology of species, describing what species are, how they form, the consequences of species boundaries and diversity for evolution, and patterns of species accumulation over time. The central thesis is that species represent more than just a unit of taxonomy; they are a model of how diversity is structured as well as how groups of related organisms evolve. The author adopts an intentionally broad approach, stepping back from the details to consider what species constitute, both theoretically and empirically, and how we detect them, drawing on a wealth of examples from microbes to multicellular organisms.

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