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Evolution : Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith - Paul J. Greenwood


Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith

By: Paul J. Greenwood (Editor), Paul H. Harvey (Editor), Montgomery Slatkin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th November 1987
ISBN: 9780521348973
Number Of Pages: 340

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John Maynard Smith was originally trained as an engineer but, despite important excursions into animal mechanics, ecology and ethology, he is now best known as an international authority on evolution. His pre-eminence is based in large part on original research contributions coupled with an uncanny ability for revealing simple explanations to apparently intractable problems. This wide-ranging volume contains a collection of new and original essays, all inspired by Maynard Smith's writings. The essays span the whole field of evolutionary biology: from microevolution to macroevolution; from evolutionarily stable strategies to sympatric speciation; and from population processes in plants to the arithmetic of assessment in animals.

Population Genetics and Evolution Theory
Population genetics
Somatic mutations as an evolutionary force
The flow of genes through a genetic barrier
Intraspecific resource competition as a cause of sympatric speciation
Darwinian evolution in ecosystems: the Red Queen view
Game theory and animal behaviour
Behavioural structure and the evolution of cooperation
Adaptations, Constraints and Patterns of Evolution
Evolutionary ecology and
The evolution of senescence
Germination strategies
When plants play the field
Homage to the null weasel
Asymmetric contests in social mammals: respect, manipulation and age-specific aspects
Functions of communal care in mammals
the Evolutionary Ecology of Sex
Recombination and sex: is Maynard Smith necessary?
Birth sex ratios and the reproductive success of sons and daughters
Distribution of dioecy and self-incompatibility in angiosperms
Natural selection and the evolutionary ecology of sex allocation
The evolution of sexual size dimorphism in birds and mammals: a 'hot-blooded' hypothesis
Leks and the unanimity of female choice
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ISBN: 9780521348973
ISBN-10: 0521348978
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 16th November 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.5

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