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Published: 11 July 2019

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780198749752

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The Evolutionary Biology of Species

Timothy G. Barraclough

Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution

  • Provides a broad synthetic discussion on the question of how species evolved and how they can be defined and detected
  • Shifts the question from philosophical to scientific grounds, revisiting and refreshing the debate about species
  • Covers both multicellular organisms and microbes
  • Synthesises an understanding of species divergence with the longer-term accumulation of species over time, asking questions about the effect of gene flow and selection on species diversity
  • Considers the consequences of species barriers and interactions for evolutionary dynamics

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