Variability and Phylogeny (Hardcover)

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A core concept of evolutionary theory is Darwin's prediction that the origin of derived phenotypes are accompanied by periods of increased variability. These "Zones of Variability" are transient in time and tree space. The book will establish an Extended Model of Variability by exploring how biologists perceive the relationship between microevolutionary variation and macroevolutionary patterns. It will support three primary predictions, drawing on examples from animal phylogeny. The book will conclude with an examination of the model's implications - from systematics to paleontology to developmental biology and beyond.

About the Author


Gaberiel S. Bever is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy at the New York Institute of Technology, Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Evolutionary Studies Institue of the University of Witwatersrand.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781498773768
ISBN-10: 1498773761
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2021
Pages: 400
Language: English