Simpson on species

  title={Simpson on species},
  author={L{\'e}o F. Laporte},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • L. Laporte
  • Published 1994
  • Biology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
ConclusionIn summary, then, this discussion indicates one of the ways in which Simpson participated in the “modern evolutionary synthesis” by focusing on his developing concept of the species. In particular, we see him moving from species-as-types to species-as-populations, and next to how those populations, through organism-environment interactions, might give rise to new species, some of which rapidly lead to higher taxa.Simpson's participation in the creation of the modern synthesis is more… 
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