Evolution: Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith
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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b o bengtsson Institute of Genetics University of Lund Solvegatan
Evolutionary ecology and John Maynard Smith
The evolution of senescence
When plants play the field
Homage to the null weasel
Functions of communal care in mammals
Birth sex ratios and the reproductive success
Distribution of dioecy and selfincompatibility
Natural selection and the evolutionary ecology of
The evolution of sexual size dimorphism in birds
Leks and the unanimity of female choice
a parker Department of Zoology University of Liverpool Liverpool
is Maynard Smith necessary?
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