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comparative method in evolutionary biology

by Paul H. Harvey

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Evolution (Biology) -- Research -- Methodology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [206]-229) and indexes.

    StatementPaul H. Harvey, Mark D. Pagel.
    SeriesOxford series in ecology and evolution
    ContributionsPagel, Mark D.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH366.2 .H385 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 239 p. :
    Number of Pages239
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1863371M
    ISBN 100198546416, 0198546408
    LC Control Number90021148

    Paul H. Harvey is the author of The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology ( avg rating, 12 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), New Uses for New /5(13).   Detailed studies of evolution over short time-scales have been incredibly fruitful and important for our understanding of biology. But evolutionary biologists have always wanted more than this. Evolution strikes a chord in society because it aims to tell us how we, along with all the other living things that we know about, came to be.

    The book will interest all students, professionals, and researchers in evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics and related fields. Review "Presents a clear and concise account of the major advances forming the 'new comparative method'. The population genetic structure of a parasite, and consequently its ability to adapt to a given host, is strongly linked to its own life history as well as the life history of its host. While the effects of parasite life history on their population genetic structure have received some attention, the effect of host social system has remained largely unstudied.

    In this book, I describe methods to connect evolutionary processes to broad-scale patterns in the tree of life. I focus mainly – but not exclusively – on phylogenetic comparative methods. Comparative methods combine biology, mathematics, and computer science to learn about a wide variety of topics in evolution using phylogenetic trees and. The study of comparative anatomy predates the modern study of evolution. Early evolutionary scientists like Buffon and Lamarck used comparative anatomy to determine relationships between species. Organisms with similar structures, they argued, must have acquired these traits from a .


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It examines how the comparative method complements other approaches, identifies the biological causes of similarity among species, and discusses methods for reconstructing phylogenetic trees, along with many other topics.

The book will interest all students, professionals, and researchers in evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics and related Cited by: From the book reviews: “Phylogenetics is the study of evolutionary relationships among species or groups of species.

phylogenetic comparative method refers to analyses in a historical framework that compares data across such groups of species controlling for relatedness. About this book. This important book explains how and when to use the comparative method, and how this approach complements other approaches to problem-solving in evolutionary biology.

Contents The comparative method for studying adaptation; Why worry about phylogeny?. The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology by Paul H. Harvey,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(12).

The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology Paul H. Harvey and Mark D. Pagel Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution. Several different methods for analyzing comparative data have been suggested over the past few years. This book places comparative studies firmly in their biological context, and equally firmly in their statistical context.

Phylogenetic comparative methods (PCMs) use information on the historical relationships of lineages (phylogenies) to test evolutionary comparative method has a long history in evolutionary biology; indeed, Charles Darwin used differences and similarities between species as a major source of evidence in The Origin of r, the fact that closely related lineages.

This in itself will make the book worthwhile for many the book is a major step in the comparative study of biological taxa. Evolutionists and statisticians can learn a lot from this book.' D.

Penny, Massey University, Journal of Classification, Vol. 9, No. 1/92 'A book to be recommended for everyone interested in evolutionary biology.'Author: Paul H.

Harvey. “A clear, concise, readable how-to of the diversity of quantitative methods available now for comparative analyses, along with an account of the variety of fields in evolutionary biology to which comparative analysis is applicable, and of the fascinating findings that can result from proper application of the methods.

Pagel, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Comparative methods seek evidence for adaptive evolution by investigating how the characteristics of organisms, such as their size, shape, life histories, and behaviors, evolve together across species.

They are one of evolutionary biology's most enduring approaches for testing hypotheses of adaptation. Comparative methods: An overview • Other evolutionary process such the effects of sexual selection (which might not be adaptive) can also be studied using comparative methods. Kang et al.

() BMC Evolutionary Biology • The evolution of complex courtship displays in swordtails (Xiphophorus sp.) with very long tails continues to puzzle. The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. From Darwin onward, it has been second natu /5(12). The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology Volume 1 of Oxford series in ecology and evolution, ISSN Authors: Paul H. Harvey, Paul P. Harvey, Reader in Biology Department of Zoology Paul H Harvey, Mark D.

Pagel, Mark D Pagel: Edition: illustrated, reprint: Publisher: Oxford University Press, Original from: the University of. The phylogenetic comparative approach is a statistical method for analyzing correlations between traits across species.

Whilst it has revolutionized evolutionary biology, can it work for conservation biology. Although it is correlative, advocates of the comparative method hope that it will reveal general mechanisms in conservation, provide shortcuts for prioritizing conservation research, and.

Phylogenetic comparative approaches are powerful analytical tools for making evolutionary inferences from interspecific data and phylogenies.

The phylogenetic toolkit available to evolutionary biologists is currently growing at an incredible speed, but most methodological papers are published in the specialized statistical literature and many are incomprehensible for the user community.

Phylogenetic comparative approaches are powerful analytical tools for making evolutionary inferences from interspecific data and phylogenies. The phylogenetic toolkit available to evolutionary biologists is currently growing at an incredible speed, but most methodological papers are published in the specialized statistical literature and many are incomprehensible for the user community.

Garamszegi (ed.), Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology, DOI: /_8, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg Stuart Huntley, Nils Hamann, Sigrun Wegener-Feldbrügge, Anke Treuner-Lange, Michael Kube, Richard Reinhardt, Sven Klages, Rolf Müller, Catherine M.

Ronning, William C. Nierman, Lotte Søgaard-Andersen, Comparative Genomic Analysis of Fruiting Body Formation in Myxococcales, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vol Issue 2, February chapters in this book. We conclude that whichever method is used to generate trees, the phylogenetic hypotheses will always include some uncertainty that should be taken into account in a comparative study.

Garamszegi (&) Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Estación Biológica de Doñana—CSIC, Av. Américo Vespucio SN, Sevilla, Spain. Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology provides an overview of several newly developed phylogenetic comparative methods that allow to investigate a broad array of questions on how phenotypic characters evolve along the branches of phylogeny and how such mechanisms shape complex animal communities Price Range: £ - £ slncky enables detailed studies of lncRNA evolution.

Having developed a method to define high-quality lncRNAs, we sought to study the evolutionary properties of lncRNAs. While comparative genomics has provided important insights for studying proteins, enhancers, and promoters [25–30], relatively little has been done to study the evolution of.

More than twenty-five years ago, “The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology,” by Harvey and Pagel synthesized the new field of comparative methods into a single coherent framework.

Even reading this book nearly 25 years later one can still feel the excitement and potential unlocked by a suite of new methods that use phylogenetic trees. The overarching aims of this book are twofold: first, to explore the comparative foundations of evolutionary anthropology and biology in past and present research, and second, to point the way toward new uses of the comparative approach in the future, especially in terms of applying new phylogeny-based methods to address fundamental Price: $  Book Reviews; Published: January ; J.

(), “A Rate-Independent Technique for Analysis of Nucleic Acid Sequences: Evolutionary Parsimony”,Molecular Biology and Evolution, 4, The comparative method in evolutionary biology.

Journal of Classification 9, Cited by: 6.