Speciation in birds

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Roberts and Co., 2008 - Nature - 470 pages
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The process of bird speciation, or how one bird species turns into another, has fascinated biologists and bird watchers ever since Charles Darwin put forth on The Origin of Species in 1859. In Speciation in Birds, Trevor Price, a University of Chicago professor and leading expert in the field, has written the most authoritative and modern synthesis on the topic. In clear and engaging prose and through beautiful illustrations, Price shows us why the field is as exciting and vibrant as ever. The book will appeal to scientists of all stripes and bird enthusiasts who care about the science behind their passion.

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The progress towards species
Ecological divergence with no geographical separation

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Trevor Price is professor of Biology at the University of Chicago. He studies the roles of sexual selection and natural selection in speciation. His research is driven by field work, but is usually complemented by laboratory work and/or theoretical studies. Most of his field work is carried out in India on a single genus of birds, the Phylloscopus warblers. He has been working on this group as a model for the way by which speciation occurs on continents. Dr. Price is a leading expert in bird speciation and is a recent recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim fellowship.

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