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The Evolutionary Biology of Species

The Evolutionary Biology of Species

by Timothy Barraclough


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ISBN-13: 9780198749752
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/20/2019
Series: Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution Series
Pages: 288
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About the Author

Timothy Barraclough, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, UK

Tim Barraclough was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and was educated at Bradford Grammar School, and the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. His DPhil research used large-scale phylogenetic data to look for correlates of diversification in birds and flowering plants. Moving to Imperial College London's Silwood Park campus in 1996, he worked first on the molecular systematics of tiger beetles, before establishing his own group with a Royal Society University Research Fellowship followed by a Lectureship in 2003. He has worked on a wide range of different animals, fungi, plants and bacteria and used a range of different methods ranging from theory and computation, through field work and systematics, to studying evolution 'live' in the laboratory. In 2012, he was awarded the Bicentenary Medal of the Linnean Society for a scientist under the age of 40.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. What are species?
3. The evidence for species - phenotypic and genetic clustering
4. Why are there species? - arenas of recombination and selection
5. What causes speciation?
6. Species and speciation without sex
7. Species boundaries and contemporary evolution
8. Species interactions and contemporary evolution
9. Predicting evolution in diverse communities
10. How does species richness accumulate over time?
11. Conclusions