Plant Variation and Evolution - Briggs, David; Walters, S. Max
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The long-awaited fourth edition of a classic text, which considers the implications of new advances and challenges in our understanding of the evolution of flowering plants. It has been fully revised for the molecular era, and will continue to be an authoritative resource for students in the field.

Produktbeschreibung
The long-awaited fourth edition of a classic text, which considers the implications of new advances and challenges in our understanding of the evolution of flowering plants. It has been fully revised for the molecular era, and will continue to be an authoritative resource for students in the field.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • 4 Revised edition
  • Seitenzahl: 600
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30. Juni 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 245mm x 192mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 1254g
  • ISBN-13: 9781107602229
  • ISBN-10: 110760222X
  • Artikelnr.: 44123166
Autorenporträt
David Briggs is Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge. He has a lifelong interest in evolution, genetics, conservation and taxonomy. He is also the author of Plant Microevolution and Conservation in Human-influenced Ecosystems (Cambridge, 2009), which won the British Ecological Society's 2011 Marsh Book of the Year award.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on names of plants
List of abbreviations
1. Investigating plant variation and evolution
2. From Ray to Darwin
3. Early work on biometry
4. Early work on the basis of individual variation
5. Post-Darwinian ideas about evolution
6. DNA: towards an understanding of heredity and molecular evolution
7. Breeding systems
8. Infraspecific variation and the ecotype concept
9. Pattern and process in plant populations
10. Pattern and process: factors interacting with natural selection
11. Populations: origins and extinctions
12. Species and speciation: concepts and models
13. Allopatric speciation and hybridisation
14. Abrupt speciation by polyploidy
15. The species concept
16. Flowering plant evolution: advances, challenges and prospects
17. Historical biogeography
18. The evolutionary impact of human activities
19. The taxonomic challenge ahead
20. Conservation: from protection to restoration and beyond
Index.