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Adaptation in Metapopulations: How Interaction Changes Evolution

Michael J. Wade


The central question addressed in this book is this: How is the process of adaptation different if the members of a population live clustered in small groups instead of being homogenously distributed like grass on a lawn? The field is called ‘evolution in subdivided populations’ or ‘adaptation in metapopulations.’ The book covers a diverse array of topics, including group selection, family selection, kin selection and sexual selection, as well as speciation genetics, maternal and paternal genetic effects, and host-symbiont co-evolution. These topics are addressed using a combination of concept ... More

Keywords: Group selection, inclusive fitness, kin selection, metapopulation, shifting balance experiments, shifting balance theory, Tribolium flour beetles, willow leaf beetles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226129563
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226129877.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Wade, author
Indiana University Bloomington