Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

Adaptive radiation, which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment, is possibly the single most important source of biological diversity in the living world. One of the best-studied examples involves Caribbean Anolis lizards. With about 400 species, Anolis has played an important role in the development of ecological theory and has become a model system exemplifying the integration of ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral studies to understand evolutionary diversification. This major work, written by one of the best-known investigators of Anolis, reviews and synthesizes an immense literature. Jonathan B. Losos illustrates how different scientific approaches to the questions of adaptation and diversification can be integrated and examines evolutionary and ecological questions of interest to a broad range of biologists.
Products specifications
Isbn 9780520269842
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Series Organisms and Environments
Contributor 1 Losos, Jonathan B.
Contributor 2 Greene, Harry W.
Pages 528
Format Paperback / softback
Answer Code PD1