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Evolutionary Theory and Processes: Modern Horizons

Papers in Honour of Eviatar Nevo

Editors: Wasser, Solomon (Ed.)

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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.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Evolution and Life’s Emergence under Prebiotic Conditions and in a Test-Tube

    Pages 3-15

    Lahav, Noam

  • Aging and the Environment: The Stress Theories

    Pages 17-33

    Parsons, Peter A.

  • Assessing Population Subdivision

    Pages 35-42

    Crow, James F.

  • Convergent Evolution in Extremely Halophilic Prokaryotes: A Comparison Between Salinibacter Ruber (Bacteria) and the Halobacteriaceae (Archaea)

    Pages 43-64

    Oren, Aharon

  • Complex Dynamics of Multilocus Genetic Systems Caused by Cyclical Selection

    Pages 65-108

    Kirzhner, Valery M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Theory and Processes: Modern Horizons
Book Subtitle
Papers in Honour of Eviatar Nevo
Editors
  • Solomon Wasser
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0443-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0443-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1693-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6457-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXV, 420
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