4 edition of Life history evolution in plants found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index
|Statement||[edited] by Timo Olavi Vuorisalo and Pia Kristina Mutikainen|
|Contributions||Vuorisalo, Timo Olavi, Mutikainen, Pia Kristina|
|LC Classifications||QK711.2 .L53 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 348 p. :|
|Number of Pages||348|
|LC Control Number||99029974|
The ten chapters cover a wide range of topics, including genetic variation in life-history traits, modularity, resource and sex allocation, effects of pathogens and herbivores on life-history traits, evolution of dispersal, senescence, and important methods used in plant life-history research (including demographic and optimality models, and. Life on Earth the Story of Evolution by Steve Jenkins is a childrens story about evolution. This is a great book for kids to begin to understand this huge topic and what it really means. Jenkins used pictures and a timeline of events to show how life began, how life evolved, and how long the process took/5.
Evolution, theory in biology postulating that the various types of plants, animals, and other living things on Earth have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations. The theory of evolution is one of the fundamental keystones of modern biological theory.. The diversity of the living world is staggering. Evidence for Evolution. Molecular Markers, Natural History and Evolution This book is a valuable treatise on using molecular data as a tool in evolutionary studies, including descriptions of methods.
Milestones in Evolution The first fossil evidence of life is found in the Archaen era, around mya. During this era, prokaryote life forms diversified, the first photosynthesis appeared, producing oxygen and radically changing the atmosphere of the earth, thereby allowing for . In The Evolution of Plants Willis and McElwain offer a broad-ranging history of plant life, suitable as an introduction for undergraduates or lay readers. They cover the fossil record, global environmental changes, phylogenetics, and major evolutionary novelties and events. The opening chapter offers a brief introduction to paleontological methods and an overview of the evolutionary timescale.
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"The lack of discussion of the life histories of modular organisms is the weakness of this book that I most regret Modular organisms are different. " S. Steams: The Evolution of Life Histories () Life-history theory endeavours to increase our understanding of the processe,s whereby.
It is indeed a complete review of anything previously published on fossil plants and plant evolution, as well as a comprehensive presentation on Earth history, continental drifts and origins of life.
Color tables 1 through 8 are remarkable and give an illustration of successive Earth’s biomes and their plant compositions for the last Cited by: Although plants comprise more than 90% of all visible life, and land plants and algae collectively make up the most morphologically, physiologically, and ecologically diverse group of organisms on earth, books on evolution instead tend to focus on animals.
This organismal bias has led to an incomplete and often erroneous understanding of evolutionary theory. Because plants grow and reproduce. The basic axiom of life-history theory is that patterns of life histories, such as reproductive traits, are subject to evolutionary explanation.
This idea can be traced back at least as far as Darwin's Origin of Species (). In his discussion of plant domestication, Darwin wrote: "I cannot doubt that the continued selection of slight Author: Timo Life history evolution in plants book Vuorisalo.
I found this book to be a useful refresher course on aspects of plant life history evolution that I had not considered for a while, and an excellent introduction to some topics about which I I recommend this book to postgraduate students (in the more affordable paperback edition) and to established researchers.
The Evolution of Plants. Second Edition. Kathy Willis and Jennifer McElwain. The most accessible and contemporary book on plant evolution available ; Brings together information from the plant fossil record with genotypic data from biomolecular studies to explore biological evolution in a coherent, unified way.
The Emerald Planet is a serious talking to about why plants must not be ignored.’I agree with him that plants are grievously overlooked, because no life on earth would exist without them.
It’s all either plants or something that eats them and this book basically explains plants’ place in earth’s history. Life history theory is an analytical framework designed to study the diversity of life history strategies used by different organisms throughout the world, as well as the causes and results of the variation in their life cycles.
It is a theory of biological evolution that seeks to explain aspects of organisms' anatomy and behavior by reference to the way that their life histories—including. There are many different types of organisms in the world: they differ in size, physiology, appearance, and life history.
The challenge for evolutionary biology is to explain how such diversity arises. The Evolution of Life Histories does this by showing that natural selection is the principal underlying force molding life history variation. The book describes in particular the ways in which Reviews: 1.
- Life History Evolution Overview. Life history covers three main classes of traits in organisms: age and size at maturity, number and size of offspring, and lifespan and reproductive investment. Organisms must make tradeoffs among these traits that typically cause them to come to evolutionary equilibrium at intermediate values.
General Overviews. Among the general treatments of life history evolution, Stearns and Roff provide an excellent starting point for exploring the basic theory and evidence. Roff revisits many of the topics covered in the author’s previous book (), but with a more evolutionary-genetic framework.
Charnov mainly considers dimensionless ratios of life history variables that. One of the perplexing problems in the history of plant life has been the long interval between the appearance of green, photosynthetic organisms and the evolution of vascular land plants. There is compelling evidence that autotrophic organisms existed at least billion years ago.
The evolutionary history of life on Earth traces the processes by which living and fossil organisms evolved, from the earliest emergence of life to the present.
Earth formed about billion years (Ga) ago and evidence suggests life emerged prior to Ga. (Although there is some evidence of life as early as to Ga, it remains controversial due to the possible non-biological.
In this way, Plant Evolution provides a fascinating text for teachers, researchers, and students interested in both established and revolutionary notions about why and how plants are so diverse., In a true tour de force, Niklas assays the mechanisms and patterns of evolution, from molecules to ecosystems, using plants as examples.
Praise. BOOKLIST Starred Review. Paleobotanist Kenrick of Natural History Museum, London, delivers an eye-opening, spellbindingly long view of plant life on Earth, from the first evidence of oxidation byphotosynthetic organisms some billion years ago through million-year-old algae, the firstland plants ( million years ago), the first trees ( million years), fully open grasslands.
We tend to see history and evolution springing from separate roots, one grounded in the human world and the other in the natural world. Human beings have, however, become probably the most powerful species shaping evolution today, and human-caused evolution in other species has probably been the most important force shaping human history.
This book introduces readers to evolutionary. Early Vascular Plants The first detailed vascular plant fossils appear in rocks from middle Silurian, about million years ago.
The oldest of these, including a plant called Aglaophyton, appear to have possessed conducting cells similar to the hydroids of mosses.
These ancient plants, which are sometimes called prototracheophytes, may have been an evolutionary link between the bryophytes.
Evolution Explains the Origin of Life. It is a common misunderstanding that evolution includes an explanation of life’s origins. Conversely, some of the theory’s critics believe that it cannot explain the origin of life. The theory does not try to explain the origin of life.
About this book. Although plants comprise more than 90% of all visible life, and land plants and algae collectively make up the most morphologically, physiologically, and ecologically diverse group of organisms on earth, books on evolution instead tend to focus on animals.
His passion comes through. Knoll shows the intimate relationship between the evolution of life and the evolution of the planet.
Our understanding of the earliest origin and evolution of life has made rapid progress over the last few years meaning that this book will continue to be updated by one of the world’s leading authorities.
Life history trade-offs. Top (A): A negative genetic (or phenotypic) correlation, i.e. a trade-off, between reproduction (e.g., number of eggs produced) and adult survival, one of the most.important plants are to the Earth’s ecosystem (fig.
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What would it look like if we took Earth's billion year history, and stuffed it into a normal day's 24 hour time-frame? Follow the magnificent journey of life; where it began, and how it.