The Nature of Diversity: An Evolutionary Voyage of Discovery by Daniel R. Brooks

The Nature of Diversity: An Evolutionary Voyage of Discovery

byDaniel R. Brooks, Deborah A. McLennan

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All living things on earth—from individual species to entire ecosystems—have evolved through time, and evolution is the acknowledged framework of modern biology. Yet many areas of biology have moved from a focus on evolution to much narrower perspectives.

Daniel R. Brooks and Deborah A. McLennan argue that it is impossible to comprehend the nature of life on earth unless evolution—the history of organisms—is restored to a central position in research. They demonstrate how the phylogenetic approach can be integrated with ecological and behavioral studies to produce a richer and more complete picture of evolution. Clearly setting out the conceptual, methodological, and empirical foundations of their research program, Brooks and McLennan show how scientists can use it to unravel the evolutionary history of virtually any characteristic of any living thing, from behaviors to ecosystems. They illustrate and test their approach with examples drawn from a wide variety of species and habitats.

The Nature of Diversity provides a powerful new tool for understanding, documenting, and preserving the world's biodiversity. It is an essential book for biologists working in evolution, ecology, behavior, conservation, and systematics. The argument in The Nature of Diversity greatly expands upon and refines the arguments made in the authors' previous book Phylogeny, Ecology, and Behavior.

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Daniel R. Brooks is a professor of zoology at the University of Toronto.Deborah A. McLennan is an associate professor of zoology at the University of Toronto. Together they are the authors of Phylogeny, Ecology, and Behavior: A Research Program in Comparative Biology, published by the University of Chicago Press, and Parascript: Parasi...
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Title:The Nature of Diversity: An Evolutionary Voyage of DiscoveryFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 2, 2002Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226075907

ISBN - 13:9780226075907

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Voyage of Discovery
2. Tools for the Voyage
3. Species: Exploring the Entities
4. Historical Biogeography: Exploring Space
5. Functions: Exploring Options
6. Evolutionary Radiations: Exploring Time
7. Community Evolution: Exploring the Space-Time
Continuum
8. Coevolution: Exploring Personal Relationships
9. Biodiversity: Exploring the Future

References
Index