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Published: 02 May 2019

456 Pages


ISBN: 9780199608713

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Origins of Biodiversity

An Introduction to Macroevolution and Macroecology

Lindell Bromham and Marcel Cardillo

  • The only introduction to macroevolution and macroecology to adopt an innovative enquiry-led, case study-based framework to encourage active learning and critical thinking
  • Extends the study of evolutionary biology and ecology beyond the topics covered in typical undergraduate texts
  • Explores the nature of scientific investigation by emphasising hypothesis testing, and highlighting the range of analytical tools available to contemporary researchers
  • Encourages active student-driven learning by using open questions and current debates to promote critical thinking, identify interesting and important problems, and demonstrate how to frame testable research hypotheses
  • Combines these three skills - an understanding of macroevolutionary and macroecological principles and patterns, a grasp of hypothesis testing, and the ability to identify important questions - to allow students to look at the world with new eyes, and develop an understanding of why the biological world is as it is

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