Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands

Evolution from the Galapagos

Two Centuries after Darwin

Editors: Trueba, Gabriel, Montúfar, Carlos (Eds.)

  • Includes lectures presented at the two international “summits on evolution" from 2005 and 2009
  • Gives an overview of developments that have taken place in our understanding of evolution since the papers of Darwin and Wallace
  • Demonstrates a path for future research which will further our understanding of life on earth and how it evolved 
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This volume is a collection of the some of the most significant lectures that well-known experts presented at our two international “summits on evolution” (2005, 2009) as updated and revised chapters. The meetings took place on one of the large islands of the Galapagos archipelago (San Cristobal) at GAIAS (Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences) of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador.​ The main goal of the two Galapagos Summits on Evolution has been to bring together scientists and graduate students engaged in the study of evolution, from life’s origin to its current diversity. Because of their historical significance, the Galapagos are a unique venue for promoting comprehensive research on evolution and ecology and to make the research results available to students and teachers everywhere, but especially from developing countries. As shown by the enthusiastic attendance at both summits and the many suggestions to keep them continuing, the meetings have opened new opportunities for students from Ecuador and other Latin American countries to be inspired by some of the most brilliant minds in evolutionary science. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Darwin–Wallace Paradigm Shift

    Guerrero, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • From Copernicus to Darwin (1473–1882)

    Montúfar, Carlos

    Pages 11-14

  • How Did Life Originate?

    Lazcano, Antonio

    Pages 17-32

  • A Vestige of an RNA Apparatus With Ribozyme Capabilities Embedded and Functions Within the Modern Ribosome

    Yonath, Ada

    Pages 33-40

  • Covering All the Bases: The Promise of Genome-Wide Sequence Data for Large Population Samples of Bacteria

    Castillo-Ramírez, Santiago (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution from the Galapagos
Book Subtitle
Two Centuries after Darwin
Editors
  • Gabriel Trueba
  • Carlos Montúfar
Series Title
Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6732-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6732-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6731-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9135-5
Series ISSN
2195-1055
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 168
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