What Does the Comparative Method Reveal about Adaptation?

  title={What Does the Comparative Method Reveal about Adaptation?},
  • Published 2008
-It has been suggested recently that new quantitative methods for analyzing comparative data permit the identification of evolutionary processes. Specifically. it has been proposed that new comparative methods can distinguish the direct effects of natural selection on the distribution of a trait within a clade from the effects of drift. indirect selection, genotype-byenvironment interaction. and uncontrolled environmental variation. Such methods can supposedly unravel the relative importance of… CONTINUE READING
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