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Veterinary Medicine > Veterinary Medicine
Macroevolution of Complex Morphologies
Zelditch, Miriam Leah
ISBN 13: 
9781498724319
ISBN 10: 
1498724310
Category: 
Veterinary Medicine
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 
08/2021
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
CRC Press
Affiliation: 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Pages: 
352
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
179.95 (Tentative Price May Change)
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Synopsis:

A goal of macroevolutionary theory is to explain both diversity and disparity. These actively researched questions, the growing number of case studies, and the increasingly rigorous theory, has resulted in the re-examination of classical models for evolutionary tempo and mode. Time-calibrated molecular phylogenies are now used in conjunction with quantitative analyses of morphology to evaluate models of evolution. This book will present novel methods and case-studies of the tempo and mode of evolution of complex morphologies, including recent innovations in methods for describing and modeling complex morphologies, which have the potential to advance the field still further.

 

Key selling features:

  • Explores the relationship, if any, between species diversity and morphological disparity
  • Includes relevant case studies
  • Documents the role of geography and ecology in generating or retarding diversity and disparity
  • Evaluates contingent, deterministic and intrinsic controls on macroevolutionary patterns
  • Reviews models that predict diversity and disparity

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