This book is based upon the concept that “ecology and evolution are so closely intertwined as to be inseparable.” The author provides a thorough and detailed explanation that defines eco-evolutionary dynamics.

The early chapters in this book cover evolution topics such as selection, adaptation, and gene flow. It is filled with data sets and accompanying analysis. Many of the classic model organisms such as finches and stickleback fish are used as exemplars. The middle chapters cover ecological concepts such as community structure and population dynamics. Each chapter connects evolution to ecology, or ecology to evolution. The latter chapters of the book discuss the influence of genetics and “plastic variation.”

Throughout the book, the author supports his eco-evolutionary dynamics hypothesis, and also identifies its shortfalls. In many instances, the book describes current and historical studies while pointing out where more experiments need to be conducted. “Eco-evolutionary feedbacks at the community and...

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