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Evolutionary Theory and Processes: Modern Horizons

Papers in Honour of Eviatar Nevo

  • Solomon P. Wasser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-LXXV
  2. Evolution of Life and Evolutionary Theory

  3. Genome Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Yoav Eitan, Morris Soller
      Pages 153-176
    3. Evgeniy S. Balakirev, Francisco J. Ayala
      Pages 177-193
    4. Andrew J. Gentles, Samuel Karlin
      Pages 195-206
  4. Phylogeography and Phylogeny

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Valentin A. Krassilov
      Pages 265-289
  5. Human Evolution and Ecology

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 411-420

About this book

Introduction

Evolution is the most profound of human ideas integrating all natural phenomena: cosmic, biological, and cultural into a continuous universal change. This volume deals with evolutionary observations, experiments, and theories contributing to a deeper understanding of the evolutionary process, th honoring the 75 birthday of Eviatar (Eibi) Nevo. I first met Eibi in 1966 when he was a Fellow in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and working mostly on cricket frog vocalization and speciation in the United States. His unique discovery of pipid fossil frogs in the Israeli Early Cretaceous, central Negev, is possibly the largest world collection of ancient fossil frogs. Our acquaintance developed into mutual friendship and admiration. Since then our long-lasting friendship has included a visit to Israel, enabling me to follow Eibi's major scientific achievements, in particular, his founding of the Institute of Evolution in the University of Haifa and now the pending establishment of the International Graduate School of Evolution. The research program of Eibi Nevo, in collaboration with numerous colleagues and students in Israel and across the world, encompasses diverse perspectives of evolutionary biology and biodiversity of genes, populations, species, and ecosystems integrating modem and classical evolutionary approaches, molecular and organismal. They deal with model organisms in all forms from bacteria through plants, fungi, animals, and humans conducted over local, regional, and global scales.

Keywords

Adaptation DNA Ecology Telomere environment evolution genes phylogeny prokaryotes the origin

Editors and affiliations

  • Solomon P. Wasser
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EvolutionUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.N.G. Kholodny Institute of BotanyNASUKievUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0443-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6457-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0443-4
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