Natural Selection: Domains, Levels, and Challenges

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Index
Adaptation
compass of 39-40, 43-4
demonstration of 40-1, 98, 101-5, 112-13
Adaptationist program 5-6, 64-5
Adaptive performance 39, 104
Alarm call 115
Alarm substance 113-16
Albatross 139
Alexandria, Library at 10, 76
Allee, W. C.47
Allometry 81-3
Allopatry 28, 121-2
Angiosperm ascendancy 34-5 (see also Plant)
Anglerfish 77-8
Antibiotic resistance 116
Antifreeze 138-9
Antlers 82, 122-3
Ascidian 124
Asexual reproduction 21-2 clade selection against 31-2, 35-6, 148-9
Asymmetry, selection for 86-7
Australopithecus122
Avatar 52, 120
Bacteria, streptomycin-resistant 116
Baptista's burden 149-50
Bats 78-9
Bauplan87-8
Bdelloidea 148-9
Bear 79
Beaver 65
Beech 130
Bees 44, 48, 93-4
Beetle 85
Beryx 131
Bird
alarm cells 115
brood parasitism 20-1
clutch size 66, 70
communication 110, 112
evolutionary rates 114, 128
fitness 118
flight 39, 41, 140
flocking 45
foraging 65, 147
habitats 101-2
kin groups 20
parenting 65
Passeriform 35, 45, 109
polyandry 111
senescence 151-2
size 82, 84
song 109, 111-12
temperature 136-40
two-hearted 81
viviparity vs. oviparity 139-41
Black holes 36, 75, 79
Blood color 62, 64
Blue goose 123
Blue whale 76
Bluegill sunfish 40, 92, 94-7
Bovid 52
Brachiopod 26, 35, 125
Brachyraphis96
Butterfly 57, 87, 123 effect 6
Cambrian 31, 126
Camouflage 104
Caterpillar 91, 123
Catfish 40, 41, 114
Cause and effect 8-9
Cave fish 114
Cervid 52, 70, 82
Chaenichthyidae 88
Character correlations 64, 101-4
Character stasis 135-42
Chickadee 67
Chloroplast 42
Choking on food 7, 63
Christmas tree 11, 13, 15
Cichlid 90, 120, 123
Clade selection 23-37, 46-8, 120, 148-9
compared to selection of genes 27-30
importance 31-7
normalizing 132-5
on phytophagy 32-3
on size 32-5, 50-3
requirements 24-7
Cladocera43, 94, 97

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • 1 - A philosophical position 3
  • 2 - The gene as a unit of selection 10
  • 3 - Clade selection and macroevolution 23
  • 4 - Levels of selection among interactors 38
  • 5 - Optimization and related concepts 56
  • 6 - Historicity and constraint 72
  • 7 - Diversity within and among populations 89
  • 8 - Some recent issues 106
  • 9 - Stasis 127
  • 10 - Other challenges and anomalies 143
  • References 154
  • Appendix: Excerpts from some classic works on adaptation 190
  • Index 203
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