Mechanisms of life history evolution : the genetics and physiology of life history traits and trade-offs.

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serval:BIB_17A3A0847300
Type
Book:A book with an explicit publisher.
Collection
Publications
Title
Mechanisms of life history evolution : the genetics and physiology of life history traits and trade-offs.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Address of publication
Oxford
ISBN
978-0-19-956877-2
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Editor
Flatt T., Heyland A.
Language
english
Number of pages
478
Abstract
Life history theory seeks to explain the evolution of the major features of life cycles by
analyzing the ecological factors that shape age-specific schedules of growth, reproduction,
and survival, and by investigating the trade-offs that constrain the evolution of these traits.
Althoughlifehistorytheoryhasmadeenormousprogressinexplainingthediversityoflife
history strategies among species, it traditionally ignores the underlying proximate mechanisms.
This novel book argues that many fundamental problems in life history evolution, includ¬ ingthenatureoftrade-offs,canonlybefullyresolvedifwebegintointegrateinformationon developmental, physiological, and genetic mechanisms into the classical life history framework. Each chapter is written by an established or up-and-coming leader in their respective field; they not only represent the state of the art but also offer fresh perspectives for future research. The text is divided into 7 sections that cover: basic concepts (Part 1); the mechanisms that affect different parts of the life cycle (growth, development, and maturation; reproduction; and aging and somatic maintenance) (Parts 2-4); life history plasticity (Part 5); life history integration and trade-offs (Part 6); and concludes with a synthesischapterwrittenbya prominentleaderinthefieldandan editorialpostscript(Part7).
This multidisciplinary book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in the fields of evolutionary biology, evo-devo, development, physiology, and aging, who share an interest in understanding the mechanisms that shape the expression and evolution of fitness components, including developmental traits, reproduction, and lifespan. ^
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