Evolutionary Analysis Global Edition

Evolutionary Analysis  Global Edition
Author: Scott Freeman,Jon C. Herron,Jason Hodin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2014-08-08
ISBN 10: 9781292061276
ISBN 13: 1292061278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Analysis Global Edition Book Review:

For undergraduate courses in Evolution By presenting evolutionary biology as a dynamic, ongoing research effort and organizing discussions around questions, this best-selling text helps students think like scientists as they learn about evolution. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. In the Fifth Edition, co-author Jon Herron takes the lead in streamlining and updating content to reflect key changes in the field. The design and art program have also been updated for enhanced clarity.

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks
Author: Michael P. H. Stumpf
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1848164343
ISBN 13: 9781848164345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks Book Review:

Networks provide a very useful way to describe a wide range of different data types in biology, physics and elsewhere. Apart from providing a convenient tool to visualize highly dependent data, networks allow stringent mathematical and statistical analysis. In recent years, much progress has been achieved to interpret various types of biological network data such as transcriptomic, metabolomic and protein interaction data as well as epidemiological data. Of particular interest is to understand the organization, complexity and dynamics of biological networks and how these are influenced by network evolution and functionality. This book reviews and explores statistical, mathematical and evolutionary theory and tools in the understanding of biological networks. The book is divided into comprehensive and self-contained chapters, each of which focuses on an important biological network type, explains concepts and theory and illustrates how these can be used to obtain insight into biologically relevant processes and questions. There are chapters covering metabolic, transcriptomic, protein interaction and epidemiological networks as well as chapters that deal with theoretical and conceptual material. The authors, who contribute to the book, are active, highly regarded and well-known in the network community. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: A Network Analysis Primer (350 KB). Contents: A Network Analysis Primer (M P H Stumpf & C Wiuf); Evolutionary Analysis of Protein Interaction Networks (C Wiuf & O Ratmann); Motifs in Biological Networks (F Schreiber & H SchwAbbermeyer); Bayesian Analysis of Biological Networks: Clusters, Motifs, Cross-Species Correlations (J Berg & M Lnssig); Network Concepts and Epidemiological Models (R R Kao & I Z Kiss); Evolutionary Origin and Consequences of Design Properties of Metabolic Networks (T Pfeiffer & S Bonhoeffer); Protein Interactions from an Evolutionary Perspective (F Pazos & A Valencia); Statistical Null Models for Biological Network Analysis (W P Kelly et al.). Readership: Academics, researchers, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in bioinformatics. Biologists, mathematicians/statisticians, physicists and computer scientists.

Computational and Evolutionary Analysis of HIV Molecular Sequences

Computational and Evolutionary Analysis of HIV Molecular Sequences
Author: Allen G. Rodrigo,Gerald H. Learn Jr.,Gerald H. Learn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0792379942
ISBN 13: 9780792379942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational and Evolutionary Analysis of HIV Molecular Sequences Book Review:

HIV research is unusual in that it brings together scientists from a wide range of disciplines; clinicians: pathologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, virologists, computational biologists, structural biologists, evolutionary biologists, statisticians and mathematicians. The book seeks to bridge the gap between these groups, in both subject matter and terminology."--BOOK JACKET.

Computational Predictions Dynamic Tracking and Evolutionary Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Through the Mining of Microbial Genomes and Metagenomic Data

Computational Predictions  Dynamic Tracking  and Evolutionary Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Through the Mining of Microbial Genomes and Metagenomic Data
Author: Qi Zhao,Chin Yen Tay,Liang Wang,Jian Li
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-04-27
ISBN 10: 2889760138
ISBN 13: 9782889760138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Predictions Dynamic Tracking and Evolutionary Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Through the Mining of Microbial Genomes and Metagenomic Data Book Review:

Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis with BEAST

Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis with BEAST
Author: Alexei J. Drummond,Remco R. Bouckaert
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN 10: 1107019656
ISBN 13: 9781107019652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis with BEAST Book Review:

Covers theory, practice and programming in Bayesian phylogenetics with BEAST. The why, how and what of BEAST 2.

Analysis of Phylogenetics and Evolution with R

Analysis of Phylogenetics and Evolution with R
Author: Emmanuel Paradis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2011-11-06
ISBN 10: 1461417430
ISBN 13: 9781461417439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Phylogenetics and Evolution with R Book Review:

The increasing availability of molecular and genetic databases coupled with the growing power of computers gives biologists opportunities to address new issues, such as the patterns of molecular evolution, and re-assess old ones, such as the role of adaptation in species diversification. In the second edition, the book continues to integrate a wide variety of data analysis methods into a single and flexible interface: the R language. This open source language is available for a wide range of computer systems and has been adopted as a computational environment by many authors of statistical software. Adopting R as a main tool for phylogenetic analyses will ease the workflow in biologists' data analyses, ensure greater scientific repeatability, and enhance the exchange of ideas and methodological developments. The second edition is completed updated, covering the full gamut of R packages for this area that have been introduced to the market since its previous publication five years ago. There is also a new chapter on the simulation of evolutionary data. Graduate students and researchers in evolutionary biology can use this book as a reference for data analyses, whereas researchers in bioinformatics interested in evolutionary analyses will learn how to implement these methods in R. The book starts with a presentation of different R packages and gives a short introduction to R for phylogeneticists unfamiliar with this language. The basic phylogenetic topics are covered: manipulation of phylogenetic data, phylogeny estimation, tree drawing, phylogenetic comparative methods, and estimation of ancestral characters. The chapter on tree drawing uses R's powerful graphical environment. A section deals with the analysis of diversification with phylogenies, one of the author's favorite research topics. The last chapter is devoted to the development of phylogenetic methods with R and interfaces with other languages (C and C++). Some exercises conclude these chapters.

Evolutionary Genetics

Evolutionary Genetics
Author: Glenn-Peter Sætre,Mark Ravinet
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05
ISBN 10: 0198830912
ISBN 13: 9780198830917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Genetics Book Review:

Evolutionary genetics is the study of how genetic variation leads to evolutionary change. With the recent explosion in the availability of whole genome sequence data, vast quantities of genetic data are being generated at an ever-increasing pace with the result that programming has become an essential tool for researchers. Most importantly, a thorough understanding of evolutionary principles is essential for making sense of this genetic data. This up-to-date textbook covers all the major components of modern evolutionary genetics, carefully explaining fundamental processes such as mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, and speciation, together with their consequences. The book also draws on a rich literature of exciting and inspiring examples to demonstrate the diversity of evolutionary research, including an emphasis on how evolution and selection has shaped our own species. Furthermore, at the end of each chapter, study questions are provided to motivate the reader to think and reflect on the concepts introduced. Practical experience is essential when it comes to developing an understanding of how to use genetic and genomic data to analyze and address interesting questions in the life sciences and how to interpret results in meaningful ways. In addition to the main text, a series of online tutorials using the R language serves as an introduction to programming, statistics, and the analysis of evolutionary genetic data. The R environment stands out as an ideal all-purpose, open source platform to handle and analyze such data. The book and its online materials take full advantage of the authors' own experience in working in a post-genomic revolution world, and introduce readers to the plethora of molecular and analytical methods that have only recently become available.

Race Differences in Intelligence

Race Differences in Intelligence
Author: Richard Lynn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781593680190
ISBN 13: 1593680198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Differences in Intelligence Book Review:

Through more than 50 years of academic research, Richard Lynn has distinguished himself as one of the world's preeminent authorities on intelligence, personality, and human biodiversity. *Race Differences in Intelligence* is his essential work on this most controversial and consequential topic. Covering more than 500 published studies that span 10 population groups, Lynn demonstrates both the validity of innate intelligence as well as its heritability across racial groups. The Second Edition (2014) has been revised and updated to reflect the latest research.

Evolutionary Analysis

Evolutionary Analysis
Author: Scott Freeman,Jon C. Herron
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049724803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Analysis Book Review:

Designed to help readers learn how to "think" like evolutionary biologists, this 4-color book approaches evolutionary biology as a dynamic field of inquiry and as a "process." Using a theme-based approach, it illustrates the interplay between theory, observation, testing and interpretation. It offers commentary on strengths and weaknesses of data sets, gives detailed examples rather than a broad synoptic approach, includes many data graphics and boxes regarding both sides of controversies. Introduces each major organizing theme in evolution through a question--e.g., How has HIV become drug resistant? Why did the dinosaurs, after dominating the land vertebrates for 150 million years, suddenly go extinct? Are humans more closely related to gorillas or to chimpanzees? Focuses on many applied, reader-relevant topics--e.g., evolution and human health, the evolution of senescence, sexual selection, social behavior, eugenics, and biodiversity and conservation. Then develops the strategies that evolutionary biologists use for finding an answers to such questions. Then considers the observations and experiments that test the predictions made by competing hypotheses, and discusses how the data are interpreted. For anyone interested in human evolution, including those working in human and animal health care, environmental management and conservation, primary and secondary education, science journalism, and biological and medical research.

Schumpeter s Evolutionary Economics

Schumpeter s Evolutionary Economics
Author: Esben Sloth Andersen
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 1843313359
ISBN 13: 9781843313359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schumpeter s Evolutionary Economics Book Review:

Joseph Schumpeter’s views on innovation, entrepreneurship and creative destruction are widely cited in many fields of the social sciences, and are influential in policy and decision making, yet they have often been misinterpreted and misunderstood. ‘Schumpeter’s Evolutionary Economics’ fills this void of analysis by introducing novel interpretations of Schumpeter’s five major works, and tracing the development of his intellectual theory and framework. In so doing it places our understanding of Schumpeter on a new and firmer footing. Esben Sloth Andersen was awarded the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for 2010 for ‘Schumpeter’s Evolutionary Economics’. The Myrdal Prize is awarded annually for the best monograph on a theme broadly in accord with the research perspectives of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.

The New Evolutionary Sociology

The New Evolutionary Sociology
Author: Jonathan H. Turner,Richard S. Machalek
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN 10: 1351173863
ISBN 13: 9781351173865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Evolutionary Sociology Book Review:

For decades, evolutionary analysis was overlooked or altogether ignored by sociologists. Fears and biases persisted nearly a century after Auguste Comte gave the discipline its name, as did concerns that its effect would only reduce sociology to another discipline – whether biology, psychology, or economics. Worse, apprehension that the application of evolutionary theory would encourage heightened perceptions of racism, sexism, ethnocentrism and reductionism pervaded. Turner and Machalek argue instead for a new embrace of biology and evolutionary analysis. Sociology, from its very beginnings in the early 19th century, has always been concerned with the study of evolution, particularly the transformation of societies from simple to ever-more complex forms. By comprehensively reviewing the original ways that sociologists applied evolutionary theory and examining the recent renewal and expansion of these early approaches, the authors confront the challenges posed by biology, neuroscience, and psychology to distinct evolutionary approaches within sociology. They emerge with key theoretical and methodological discoveries that demonstrate the critical – and compelling – case for a dramatically enriched sociology that incorporates all forms of comparative evolutionary analysis to its canon and study of sociocultural phenomena.

The Evolutionary Analysis of Economic Policy

The Evolutionary Analysis of Economic Policy
Author: Pavel Pelikan,Pavel Pelikán,Gerhard Wegner
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105026616602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolutionary Analysis of Economic Policy Book Review:

Traditional doctrines of economic policy have largely failed to address the fact that human economies are evolving, complex adaptive systems rather than equilibrating mechanisms. This volume represents a step towards a more evolutionary approach to economic policy.

Applied Evolutionary Anthropology

Applied Evolutionary Anthropology
Author: Mhairi A. Gibson,David W. Lawson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2014-03-10
ISBN 10: 1493902806
ISBN 13: 9781493902804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Evolutionary Anthropology Book Review:

As a species, we are currently experiencing dramatic shifts in our lifestyle, family structure, health, and global contact. Evolutionary Anthropology provides a powerful theoretical framework to study such changes, revealing how current environments and legacies of past selection shape human diversity. This book is the first major review of the emerging field of Applied Evolutionary Anthropology bringing together the work of an international group of evolutionary scientists, addressing many of the major public health and social issues of this century. Through a series of case studies that span both rural and urban situations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, each chapter addresses topics such as natural resource management, health service delivery, population growth and the emergence of new family structures, dietary, and co-operative behaviours. The research presented identifies the great, largely untapped, potential that Applied Evolutionary Anthropology holds to guide the design, implementation and evaluation of effective social and public health policy. This book will be of interest to policy-makers and applied researchers, along with academics and students across the biological and social sciences.

The Culture of Critique

The Culture of Critique
Author: Kevin MacDonald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2002-07
ISBN 10: 9780759672215
ISBN 13: 0759672210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Culture of Critique Book Review:

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks
Author: Michael P. H. Stumpf,Carsten Wiuf
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1848164335
ISBN 13: 9781848164338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks Book Review:

Networks provide a very useful way to describe a wide range of different data types in biology, physics and elsewhere. Apart from providing a convenient tool to visualize highly dependent data, networks allow stringent mathematical and statistical analysis. In recent years, much progress has been achieved to interpret various types of biological network data such as transcriptomic, metabolomic and protein interaction data as well as epidemiological data. Of particular interest is to understand the organization, complexity and dynamics of biological networks and how these are influenced by network evolution and functionality. This book reviews and explores statistical, mathematical and evolutionary theory and tools in the understanding of biological networks. The book is divided into comprehensive and self-contained chapters, each of which focuses on an important biological network type, explains concepts and theory and illustrates how these can be used to obtain insight into biologically relevant processes and questions. There are chapters covering metabolic, transcriptomic, protein interaction and epidemiological networks as well as chapters that deal with theoretical and conceptual material. The authors, who contribute to the book, are active, highly regarded and well-known in the network community.

Analysis of Evolutionary Processes

Analysis of Evolutionary Processes
Author: Fabio Dercole,Sergio Rinaldi
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2008-02-11
ISBN 10: 1400828341
ISBN 13: 9781400828340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Evolutionary Processes Book Review:

Quantitative approaches to evolutionary biology traditionally consider evolutionary change in isolation from an important pressure in natural selection: the demography of coevolving populations. In Analysis of Evolutionary Processes, Fabio Dercole and Sergio Rinaldi have written the first comprehensive book on Adaptive Dynamics (AD), a quantitative modeling approach that explicitly links evolutionary changes to demographic ones. The book shows how the so-called AD canonical equation can answer questions of paramount interest in biology, engineering, and the social sciences, especially economics. After introducing the basics of evolutionary processes and classifying available modeling approaches, Dercole and Rinaldi give a detailed presentation of the derivation of the AD canonical equation, an ordinary differential equation that focuses on evolutionary processes driven by rare and small innovations. The authors then look at important features of evolutionary dynamics as viewed through the lens of AD. They present their discovery of the first chaotic evolutionary attractor, which calls into question the common view that coevolution produces exquisitely harmonious adaptations between species. And, opening up potential new lines of research by providing the first application of AD to economics, they show how AD can explain the emergence of technological variety. Analysis of Evolutionary Processes will interest anyone looking for a self-contained treatment of AD for self-study or teaching, including graduate students and researchers in mathematical and theoretical biology, applied mathematics, and theoretical economics.

Topological Data Analysis for Genomics and Evolution

Topological Data Analysis for Genomics and Evolution
Author: Raúl Rabadán,Andrew J. Blumberg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN 10: 1107159547
ISBN 13: 9781107159549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Topological Data Analysis for Genomics and Evolution Book Review:

An introduction to geometric and topological methods to analyze large scale biological data; includes statistics and genomic applications.

Evolutionary Analysis

Evolutionary Analysis
Author: Jon C. Herron
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 786
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780135680230
ISBN 13: 0135680239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Analysis Book Review:

By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-seller aims to help readers think like scientists. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. Features a new chapter on Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation (Ch. 15). Offers an earlier presentation of Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees, reflecting the growing importance of this topic in the field. Includes the latest research and examples, giving students access to the most current developments in the field. Includes full-color photographs, diagrams and data-graphics throughout, developed by the author.

The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology

The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology
Author: Günter P. Wagner
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2000-10-31
ISBN 10: 0080528902
ISBN 13: 9780080528908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology Book Review:

Almost all evolutionary biologists, indeed all biologists, use particular features to study life. These characteristics or features used by evolutionary biologists are used in a particular way to unravel a tangled evolutionary history, document the rate of evolutionary change, or as evidence of biodiversity. "Characters" are the "data" of evolutionary biology and they can be employed differently in research providing both opportunities and limitations. The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology is about characters, their use, how different sorts of characters are limited, and what are appropriate methods for character analysis. Leading evolutionary biologists from around the world are contributors to this authoritative review of the "character concept." Because characters and the conception of characters are central to all studies of evolution, and because evolution is the central organizing principle of biology, this book will appeal to a wide cross-section of biologists. Focuses upon "characters" -- fundamental data for evolutionary biology Covers the myriad ways in which characters are defined, described, and distinguished Includes historical, morphological, molecular, behavioral, and philosophical perspectives

Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology

Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology
Author: László Zsolt Garamszegi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 3662435500
ISBN 13: 9783662435502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology Book Review:

Phylogenetic comparative approaches are powerful analytical tools for making evolutionary inferences from interspecific data and phylogenies. The phylogenetic toolkit available to evolutionary biologists is currently growing at an incredible speed, but most methodological papers are published in the specialized statistical literature and many are incomprehensible for the user community. This textbook provides an overview of several newly developed phylogenetic comparative methods that allow to investigate a broad array of questions on how phenotypic characters evolve along the branches of phylogeny and how such mechanisms shape complex animal communities and interspecific interactions. The individual chapters were written by the leading experts in the field and using a language that is accessible for practicing evolutionary biologists. The authors carefully explain the philosophy behind different methodologies and provide pointers – mostly using a dynamically developing online interface – on how these methods can be implemented in practice. These “conceptual” and “practical” materials are essential for expanding the qualification of both students and scientists, but also offer a valuable resource for educators. Another value of the book are the accompanying online resources (available at: http://www.mpcm-evolution.com), where the authors post and permanently update practical materials to help embed methods into practice.