Evolution

Douglas J. Futuyma, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Douglas J. Futuyma, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Evolution

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Published in March 2013, Evolution, Third Edition is a comprehensive treatment of contemporary evolutionary biology that is directed toward an undergraduate audience. It addresses major themes—including the history of evolution, evolutionary processes, adaptation, and evolution as an explanatory framework—at levels of biological organization ranging from genomes to ecological communities. Throughout, the text emphasizes the...

Published in March 2013, Evolution, Third Edition is a comprehensive treatment of contemporary evolutionary biology that is directed toward an undergraduate audience. It addresses major themes—including the history of evolution, evolutionary processes, adaptation, and evolution as an explanatory framework—at levels of biological organization ranging from genomes to ecological communities. Throughout, the text emphasizes the interplay between theory and empirical tests of hypotheses, thus acquainting students with the process of science. Teachers and students will find the list of important concepts and terms in each chapter a helpful guide, and will appreciate the dynamic figures and lively photographs. The content of all chapters has been updated.

New in This Edition

  • Greatly revised treatment of methods of phylogenetic analysis
  • Up-to-date coverage of human evolution, based on the fossil record and genomic variation
  • Reorganized treatment of the history of changes in biological diversity, integrating information from paleontology and phylogenetics
  • Coverage of important new developments in sexual selection and the evolutionary advantage of sex
  • Updated and expanded coverage of reinforcement in speciation, and of speciation with gene flow
  • Extensive updating of very recent advances in evolutionary genomics
  • Roughly 25% of the figures are new
  • The bibliography includes 460 new citations (of approximately 1,700)
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Douglas J. Futuyma is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After earning his B.S. from Cornell University, he undertook graduate studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, there completing both his M.S. and Ph.D. (with Lawrence B. Slobodkin) in Zoology. Dr. Futuyma is the author of two previous editions of Evolution, as well as three editions of its predecessor, Evolutionary Biology. In addition, he has authored or edited several other books. These include: Coevolution (Sinauer Associates, 1983, edited with M. Slatkin); Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution (Pantheon, 1982; Sinauer Associates, 1995); and Oxford Surveys in Evolutionary Biology, Volumes 7-9 (Oxford University Press, 1990, 1992, 1993, edited with J. Antonovics). Dr. Futuyma received the 1997 Sewall Wright Award of the American Society of Naturalists and the 2012 Joseph Leidy Award of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Philadelphia).. He has served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution (1987), the American Society of Naturalists (1994), and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (2007), and was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. Dr. Futuyma has served as Editor of Evolution and is currently Editor of the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. His major research interests include evolution of host specificity in herbivorous insects and of interactions among insects and plants, speciation, and evolution of community structure.

For the Student

CompanionWebsite (sites.sinauer.com/evolution3e)
The Evolution, Third Edition Companion Website features review and study tools to help students master the material presented in the textbook. Access to the site is free of charge, and requires no access code. (Instructor registration is required in order for students to access the quizzes.) The site includes the following resources:

  • Chapter Outlines and Summaries: Concise overviews of the important topics covered in each chapter.
  • Data Analysis Exercises: Expanded for the Third Edition, these inquiry-based exercises involve students in working with data and analyzing methods and conclusions from published papers.
  • Simulation Exercises: Interactive modules that allow students to explore many of the dynamic processes of evolution, and answer questions based on the results they observe.
  • Online Quizzes: Quizzes that cover all the major concepts introduced in each chapter. These quizzes are assignable by the instructor.
  • Flashcards & Key Terms: Easy-to-use activities that help students learn all the key terminology introduced in each chapter.
  • The complete Glossary

For the Instructor (Available to Qualified Adopters)

Instructor’s Resource Library
The Evolution, Third Edition Instructor’s Resource Library includes a variety of resources to help you develop your course and deliver your lectures. The IRL includes the following resources:

  • Textbook Figures and Tables: All the figures (including photographs) and tables from the textbook are provided as JPEGs (both high- and low-resolution), reformatted and relabeled for optimal readability when projected.
  • PowerPoint Presentations: For each chapter, all of the chapter’s figures and tables are provided in a ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation, making it easy to quickly insert figures into your own lecture presentations.
  • Answers to the textbook end-of-chapter Problems and Discussion Topics
  • Quiz Questions from the Companion Website
  • Data Analysis and Simulation Exercises from the Companion Website, with answers

Online Quizzing
A set of online quizzes is available via the Companion Website. These quizzes can be assigned or released for student self-study, at the instructor’s discretion. Instructors can also add their own questions to the quizzing system, to create custom quizzes. Results can be viewed online or downloaded for use in gradebook programs. (Instructor registration is required for student access to the quizzes.)

If you have adopted this text for course use (within the U.S. or Canada) and are interested in the instructor’s supplements that accompany the text, please contact Susan McGlew, susan.mcglew@sinauer.com. Outside the U.S. or Canada? Check the orders and returns page for the distributor in your region.