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Pragmatic Evolution: Applications of Evolutionary Theory

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Informationen zum Autor Aldo Poiani is an evolutionary ecologist at the School of Biological Sciences! Monash University! Australi... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor Aldo Poiani is an evolutionary ecologist at the School of Biological Sciences! Monash University! Australia. He has published widely in the fields of avian cooperative breeding and host-parasite interactions! including aspects related to behaviour! endocrinology and comparative biology. He is the author of Animal Homosexuality: A Biosocial Perspective (Cambridge University Press! 2010). Klappentext Addresses key questions about the development of evolutionary thinking to explore the interaction between evolutionary theory and its practical applications. Zusammenfassung Addresses key questions about the development of evolutionary thinking to explore the interaction between evolutionary theory and its practical applications. Inhaltsverzeichnis List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction Aldo Poiani; Part I. Evolution! Ecology and Conservation: 1. Evolution! missing links and climate change: recent advances in understanding transformational macroevolution John Long; 2. Evolutionary perspectives in conservation genetics Kamal Ibrahim and Roberta Torunsky; Part II. Evolution and Food Production: 3. Evolution in agriculture Steve Wratten! Mark Gillespie and Aldo Poiani; 4. The evolutionary ecology of pollination and the functional biology of agricultural plants Martin Burd! Angelica Martinez Bauer and Mani R. Shrestha; 5. The dawn of Darwinian fishery management Mikko Heino! Adriaan Rijnsdorp and Ulf Dieckmann; Part III. Evolution and Medicine: 6. Evolution: a basic science for medicine Randolph Nesse; 7. Evolutionary insights for immunological interventions Paul W. Ewald and Holly A. Swain Ewald; 8. Neuroevolution and neurodegeneration: two sides of the same coin? Jonathan Foster! Peter Boord and Michael Smith; 9. Evolution! music and neurotherapy Alan Harvey; Part IV. Evolution and Psychology: 10. Antecedents of teenage pregnancy: using an evolutionary perspective in the search for mechanisms David Coall! Tomas E. Dickins and Daniel Nettle; 11. Flourishing and fitness: an evolutionary perspective on health capability Jim Chisholm; Part V. Evolution and Computing: 12. Natural computation: evolving solutions to complex problems David Green; 13. Harnessing the swarm: technological applications of collective intelligence Suzanne Sadedin and Edgar A. Duenez-Guzman; Part VI. Evolution and Society: 14. Evolutionary arguments against the de facto re-pathologising of homosexuality Aldo Poiani; 15. Teaching evolution and the nature of science Douglas Futuyma; 16. Evolutionary ideologies Jonathan Marks; 17. Can Darwinism offer existential reassurance at times of personal or social crisis? Michael Ruse; Index. ...

Klappentext

Addresses key questions about the development of evolutionary thinking to explore the interaction between evolutionary theory and its practical applications.



Inhalt

List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction Aldo Poiani; Part I. Evolution, Ecology and Conservation: 1. Evolution, missing links and climate change: recent advances in understanding transformational macroevolution John Long; 2. Evolutionary perspectives in conservation genetics Kamal Ibrahim and Roberta Torunsky; Part II. Evolution and Food Production: 3. Evolution in agriculture Steve Wratten, Mark Gillespie and Aldo Poiani; 4. The evolutionary ecology of pollination and the functional biology of agricultural plants Martin Burd, Angelica Martinez Bauer and Mani R. Shrestha; 5. The dawn of Darwinian fishery management Mikko Heino, Adriaan Rijnsdorp and Ulf Dieckmann; Part III. Evolution and Medicine: 6. Evolution: a basic science for medicine Randolph Nesse; 7. Evolutionary insights for immunological interventions Paul W. Ewald and Holly A. Swain Ewald; 8. Neuroevolution and neurodegeneration: two sides of the same coin? Jonathan Foster, Peter Boord and Michael Smith; 9. Evolution, music and neurotherapy Alan Harvey; Part IV. Evolution and Psychology: 10. Antecedents of teenage pregnancy: using an evolutionary perspective in the search for mechanisms David Coall, Tomas E. Dickins and Daniel Nettle; 11. Flourishing and fitness: an evolutionary perspective on health capability Jim Chisholm; Part V. Evolution and Computing: 12. Natural computation: evolving solutions to complex problems David Green; 13. Harnessing the swarm: technological applications of collective intelligence Suzanne Sadedin and Edgar A. Duenez-Guzman; Part VI. Evolution and Society: 14. Evolutionary arguments against the de facto re-pathologising of homosexuality Aldo Poiani; 15. Teaching evolution and the nature of science Douglas Futuyma; 16. Evolutionary ideologies Jonathan Marks; 17. Can Darwinism offer existential reassurance at times of personal or social crisis? Michael Ruse; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Pragmatic Evolution: Applications of Evolutionary Theory
Untertitel: Applications of Evolutionary Theory
Editor:
EAN: 9780521760553
ISBN: 978-0-521-76055-3
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge
Genre: Biologie
Anzahl Seiten: 340
Gewicht: 726g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T23mm
Jahr: 2011