Evolutionary Theory: Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations

ISBN : 9780878937028

Sean H. Rice
348 Pages
152 x 228 mm
Pub date
Jun 2004


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Evolutionary Theory covers all the major theoretical approaches used to study the mechanics of evolution, including classical one- and two-locus models, diffusion theory, coalescent theory, quantitative genetics, and game theory. There are also chapters on theoretical approaches to the evolution of development and on multilevel selection theory. Each subject is illustrated by focusing on those results that have the greatest power to influence the way that we think about how evolution works.


1. Selection on One Locus
2. Selection on Two Loci
3. Drift at Neutral Loci
4. Effective Population Size
5. Diffusion Theory: Combining Evolutionary Mechanisms
6. The Algebra of Evolution: Price's Theorem
7. Quantitative Genetics
8. Developmental Evolution
9. Evolutionary Game Theory and Strategy Dynamics
10. Multi-level Selection

About the author: 

Sean H. Rice is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Rice's work in evolutionary biology has explored a wide range of topics, including developmental modeling, morphological evolution in both invertebrates and vertebrates, population and quantitative genetics, macroevolution, and the philosophical and conceptual basis of evolutionary theory. His theoretical work currently focuses on two broad areas: (1) developing a rigorous theoretical framework for the study of developmental evolution and (2) the mathematical and conceptual foundations of evolutionary theory.

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