Systematics and the origin of species : on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary

Jody Hey, Walter M. Fitch, and Francisco J. Ayala, editors

In December 2004, the National Academy of Sciences sponsored a colloquium on "Systematics and the Origin of Species" to celebrate Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary and to explore current knowledge concerning the origin of species. In 1942, Ernst Mayr, one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists, published "Systematics and the Origin of Species", a seminal book of the modern theory of evolution, where he advanced the significance of population variation in the understanding of evolutionary process and the origin of new species. Mayr formulated the transition from Linnaeus's static species concept to the dynamic species concept of the modern theory of evolution and emphasized the species as a community of populations, the role of reproductive isolation, and the ecological interactions between species. In addition to a preceding essay by Edward O. Wilson, this book includes the 16 papers presented by distinguished evolutionists at the colloquium. The papers are organized into sections covering the origins of species barriers, the processes of species divergence, the nature of species, the meaning of "species," and genomic approaches for understanding diversity and speciation.

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書名 Systematics and the origin of species : on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary
著作者等 Ayala, Francisco José
Fitch, Walter M.
Hey, Jody
Mayr, Ernst
National Academy of Sciences
Ayala Francisco
出版元 National Academies Press
刊行年月 c2005
ページ数 xiii, 367 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0309095360
NCID BA80170526
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国