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- DescriptionThe history of biology is populated by numerous model species or organisms. But few vertebrate groups have aided evolutionary and ecological research more than the live-bearing fishes of the family Poeciliidae. Found throughout tropical and subtropical waters, poeciliids exhibit a fascinating variety of reproductive specializations, including viviparity, matrotrophy, unisexual reproduction, and alternative mating strategies, making them ideal models for research on patterns and processes in ecology, behavior, and evolution. Ecology and Evolution of Poeciliid Fishes is a much-needed overview of the scientific potential and understanding of these live-bearing fishes. Chapters by leading researchers take up a wide range of topics, including the evolution of unisexual reproduction, life in extreme environments, life-history evolution, and genetics. Designed to provide a single and highly approachable reference, Ecology and Evolution of Poeciliid Fishes will appeal to students and specialists interested in all aspects of evolutionary ecology.
- Author BiographyJonathan P. Evans is a research fellow at the University of Western Australia's Centre for Evolutionary Biology. Andrea Pilastro is associate professor of zoology at the University of Padova. Ingo Schlupp is associate professor of zoology at the University of Oklahoma and adjunct professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin.
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication19/08/2011
- SubjectLife Sciences: Zoology
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note54 maps, 34 line drawings, 25 tables
- Weight1157 g
- Width216 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byAndrea Pilastro,Ingo Schlupp,Jonathan P. Evans
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