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Evolutionary theory : a hierarchical perspective / [edited by] Niles Eldredge...[et al.].

Contributor(s): Eldredge, Niles [editor] | Pievani, Telmo [editor] | Serrelli, Emanuele [editor] | Temkin, Ilya [editor].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2016Description: vii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780226426228 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Evolution (Biology) | Evolution -- Philosophy | Hierarchies | Biological systems | MacroevolutionDDC classification: 576.8
Contents:
Introduction. The checkered career of hierarchical thinking in evolutionary biology / Niles Eldredge -- Part 1. Hierarchy theory of evolution. Linking section. General principles of biological hierarchical systems / Ilya Tëmkin and Emanuele Serrelli ; Pattern versus process and hierarchies : revisiting eternal metaphors in macroevolutionary theory / Bruce S. Lieberman ; Lineages and systems : a conceptual discontinuity in biological hierarchies / Gustavo Caponi ; Biological organization from a hierarchical perspective : articulation of concepts and interlevel relation / Jon Umerez ; Hierarchy : the source of teleology in evolution / Daniel W. McShea ; Three approaches to the teleological and normative aspects of ecological functions / Gregory J. Cooper, Charbel N. El-Hani, and Nei F. Nunes-Neto -- Part 2. Hierarchical dynamics : process integration across levels. Linking section. Information and energy in biological hierarchical systems / Ilya Tëmkin and Emanuele Serrelli ; Why genomics needs multilevel evolutionary theory / T. Ryan Gregory, Tyler A. Elliott, and Stefan Linquist ; Revisiting the phenotypic hierarchy in hierarchy theory / Silvia Caianiello ; Multilevel selection in a broader hierarchical perspective / Telmo Pievani and Andrea Parravicini ; Systems emergence : the origin of individuals in biological and biocultural evolution / Mihaela Pavličev, Richard O. Prum, Gary Tomlinson, and Günter P. Wagner -- Part 3. Biological hierarchies and macroevolutionary patterns. Linking section. Ecology and evolution : neither separate nor merged / Emanuele Serrelli and Ilya Tëmkin ; Unification of macroevolutionary theory : biologic hierarchies, consonance, and the possibility of connecting the dots / William Miller III ; Coming to terms with tempo and mode : speciation, anagenesis, and assessing relative frequencies in macroevolution / Warren D. Allmon ; Niche conservatism, tracking, and ecological stasis : a hierarchical perspective / Carlton E. Brett, Andrew Zaffos, and Arnold I. Miller ; The stability of ecological communities as an agent of evolutionary selection : evidence from the Permian-Triassic mass extinction / Peter D. Roopnarine and Kenneth D. Angielczyk ; Hierarchy theory in the Anthropocene : biocultural homogenization, urban ecosystems, and other emerging dynamics / Michael L. McKinney -- Conclusion. Hierarchy theory and the extended synthesis debate / Telmo Pievani.
Summary: The natural world is infinitely complex and hierarchically structured, with smaller units forming the components of larger systems: genes are components genomes, cells are building blocks of tissues and organs, individuals are members of populations, which, in turn, are parts of species. In the face of such awe inspiring complexity, scientists need tools like the hierarchy theory of evolution, which provides a theoretical framework and an interdisciplinary research program that aims to understand the way complex biological systems work and evolve. The multidisciplinary approach looks at the structure of the myriad intricate interactions across levels of organization that range from molecules to the biosphere. Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective provides an introduction to the theory, which is currently driving a great deal of research in bioinformatics and evolutionary theory.
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Includes index.


Introduction. The checkered career of hierarchical thinking in evolutionary biology / Niles Eldredge --
Part 1. Hierarchy theory of evolution. Linking section. General principles of biological hierarchical systems / Ilya Tëmkin and Emanuele Serrelli ; Pattern versus process and hierarchies : revisiting eternal metaphors in macroevolutionary theory / Bruce S. Lieberman ; Lineages and systems : a conceptual discontinuity in biological hierarchies / Gustavo Caponi ; Biological organization from a hierarchical perspective : articulation of concepts and interlevel relation / Jon Umerez ; Hierarchy : the source of teleology in evolution / Daniel W. McShea ; Three approaches to the teleological and normative aspects of ecological functions / Gregory J. Cooper, Charbel N. El-Hani, and Nei F. Nunes-Neto --
Part 2. Hierarchical dynamics : process integration across levels. Linking section. Information and energy in biological hierarchical systems / Ilya Tëmkin and Emanuele Serrelli ; Why genomics needs multilevel evolutionary theory / T. Ryan Gregory, Tyler A. Elliott, and Stefan Linquist ; Revisiting the phenotypic hierarchy in hierarchy theory / Silvia Caianiello ; Multilevel selection in a broader hierarchical perspective / Telmo Pievani and Andrea Parravicini ; Systems emergence : the origin of individuals in biological and biocultural evolution / Mihaela Pavličev, Richard O. Prum, Gary Tomlinson, and Günter P. Wagner --
Part 3. Biological hierarchies and macroevolutionary patterns. Linking section. Ecology and evolution : neither separate nor merged / Emanuele Serrelli and Ilya Tëmkin ; Unification of macroevolutionary theory : biologic hierarchies, consonance, and the possibility of connecting the dots / William Miller III ; Coming to terms with tempo and mode : speciation, anagenesis, and assessing relative frequencies in macroevolution / Warren D. Allmon ; Niche conservatism, tracking, and ecological stasis : a hierarchical perspective / Carlton E. Brett, Andrew Zaffos, and Arnold I. Miller ; The stability of ecological communities as an agent of evolutionary selection : evidence from the Permian-Triassic mass extinction / Peter D. Roopnarine and Kenneth D. Angielczyk ; Hierarchy theory in the Anthropocene : biocultural homogenization, urban ecosystems, and other emerging dynamics / Michael L. McKinney --
Conclusion. Hierarchy theory and the extended synthesis debate / Telmo Pievani.

The natural world is infinitely complex and hierarchically structured, with smaller units forming the components of larger systems: genes are components genomes, cells are building blocks of tissues and organs, individuals are members of populations, which, in turn, are parts of species. In the face of such awe inspiring complexity, scientists need tools like the hierarchy theory of evolution, which provides a theoretical framework and an interdisciplinary research program that aims to understand the way complex biological systems work and evolve. The multidisciplinary approach looks at the structure of the myriad intricate interactions across levels of organization that range from molecules to the biosphere. Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective provides an introduction to the theory, which is currently driving a great deal of research in bioinformatics and evolutionary theory.

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