Evolution: Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith

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Paul J. Greenwood, Greenwood, Paul John Greenwood, Paul H. Harvey, Reader in Biology Department of Zoology Paul H Harvey, Montgomery Slatkin, Professor of Integrative Biology Montgomery Slatkin, University of Cambridge
CUP Archive, Jul 11, 1985 - Science - 328 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Somatic mutations as an evolutionary force
19
B O BENGTSSON Institute of Genetics University of Lund Sölvegatan
29
B O BENGTSSON
31
Intraspecific resource competition as a cause of sympatric
43
the Red Queen view
55
Game theory and animal behaviour
73
Behavioural structure and the evolution of cooperation
95
Evolutionary ecology and John Maynard Smith
107
respect
173
Functions of communal care in mammals
187
is Maynard Smith necessary?
209
Birth sex ratios and the reproductive success of
221
Distribution of dioecy and selfincompatibility in
237
Natural selection and the evolutionary ecology of sex
269
The evolution of sexual size dimorphism in birds and
287
Leks and the unanimity of female choice
301

R ROSE
117
Germination strategies
129
When plants play the field
143
Homage to the null weasel
155

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