Ecological character displacement and the study of adaptation.

@article{Losos2000EcologicalCD,
  title={Ecological character displacement and the study of adaptation.},
  author={Jonathan B Losos},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={97 11},
  pages={5693-5}
}
  • Jonathan B Losos
  • Published 2000 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
T study of adaptation—a central issue in biology since before the time of Darwin—is currently enjoying a renaissance. Ridiculed two decades ago as following a panglossian paradigm (1) that promulgated ‘‘just so stories’’ rather than testing hypotheses, evolutionary biology has become a vibrant field in which a wide variety of methods—ranging from molecular developmental biology to manipulative field experiments—are used to rigorously test adaptive hypotheses (2). Nowhere is this more evident… CONTINUE READING

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