By K. D. Bennett

ISBN-10: 0521390281

ISBN-13: 9780521390286

ISBN-10: 0521399211

ISBN-13: 9780521399210

The mechanisms of macroevolutionary swap have lengthy been a contentious factor. Palaeoecological proof, offered during this booklet, indicates that evolutionary methods obvious in ecological time don't building up into macroevolutionary developments, opposite to Darwin's unique thesis. the writer discusses how climatic oscillations on ice-age time-scales are paced by means of adaptations within the Earth's orbit, and feature hence been an everlasting function of Earth background. there's, although, little facts for macroevolutionary switch according to those climatic alterations, suggesting that over geological time macroevolution doesn't ensue due to gathered brief time period tactics. those conclusions are used to build a post-modern evolutionary synthesis during which evolution and ecology play an equivalent position. Written via a number one palaeoecologist, this publication can be of curiosity to researchers in either ecology and evolutionary biology.

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