An introduction to microevolution: rate, pattern, process; A.P. Hendry, M.T. Kinnison.nThe adaptive landscape as a conceptual bridge between micro- and macroevolution; S.J. Arnold, et al. nPossible consequences of genes of major effect: transient changes in the G-matrix; A.F. Agrawal, et al. nToward a new synthesis: population genetics and evolutionary developmental biology; N.A. Johnson, A.H. Porter. nEpistasis, complex traits, and mapping genes; M.J. Wade. nPopulation structure inhibits evolutionary diversification under competition for resources; T. Day. nVariation, selection and evolution of function-valued traits; J.G. Kingsolver, et al. nWhy the null matters: statistical tests, random walks and evolution; H.D. Sheets, C.E. Mitchell. nRates of evolution on the time scale of the evolutionary process; P.D. Gingerich. nThe pace of modern life II: from rates of contemporary microevolution to pattern and process; M.T. Kinnison, A.P. Hendry. nTrends and rates of microevolution in plants; E. Bone, A. Farres. nThe population ecology of contemporary adaptations: what empirical studies reveal about the conditions that promote adaptive evolution; D.N. Reznick, C.K. Ghalambor.nExplaining stasis: microevolutionary studies in natural populations; J. Merilä, et al.nRing species as bridges between microevolution and speciation; D.E. Irwin, et al. Microevolution in island rodents; O.R.W. Pergams, M.V. Ashley. nGenetic architecture of adaptive differentiation in evolving host races of the soapberry bug, Jadera haematoloma; S.P. Carroll, et al. nRapid evolution of wing size clines in Drosophila subobscura; G.W. Gilchrist, et al.nInsecticide resistance in the mosquito Culex pipiens: what have we learnedabout adaptation? M. Raymond, et al. nHigh gene flow levels lead to gamete wastage in a desert spider system; S.E. Riechert, et al. nIntegrating genetic and environmental forces that shape the evolution of geographic variation in a marine snail; G.C. Trussell, R.J. Etter. nOn morphological clocks and paleophylogeography: towards a timescale for Sorex hybrid zones; P.D. Polly. nA population founded by a single pair of individuals: establishment, expansion, and evolution; P.R. Grant, et al. nRefugial isolation versus ecological gradients; T.B. Smith, et al. nExperimental studies of adaptive differentiation in Bahamian Anolis lizards; J.B. Losos, et al. nRunaway social games, genetic cycles driven by alternative male and female strategies, and the origin of morphs; B. Sinervo. nMechanisms of rapid sympatric speciation by sex reversal and sexual selection in cichlid fish; R. Lande, et al. nLateral plate evolution in the threespine stickelback: getting nowhere fast; M.A. Bell. Sexual conflict and evolution in Trinidadian guppies; A.E. Magurran. nA century of life-history evolution in grayling; T.O. Haugen, L.A. Vøllestad. nEvolution of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) populations in New Zealand: pattern, rate, and process; T.P. Quinn, et al. nAdaptive divergence and the evolution of reproductive isolation in the wild: an empirical demonstration using introduced sockeye salmon; A.P. Hendry. nAuthors index.
From guppies to Galapagos finches and from adaptive landscapes to haldanes, this compilation of contributed works provides reviews, perspectives, theoretical models, statistical developments, and empirical demonstrations exploring the tempo and mode of microevolution on contemporary to geological time scales. New developments, and reviews, of classic and novel empirical systems demonstrate the strength and diversity of evolutionary processes producing biodiversity within species. Perspectives and theoretical insights expand these empirical observations to explore patterns and mechanisms of microevolution, methods for its quantification, and implications for the evolution of biodiversity on other scales. This diverse assemblage of manuscripts is aimed at professionals, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates who desire a timely synthesis of current knowledge, an illustration of exciting new directions, and a springboard for future investigations in the study of microevolution in the wild.
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