Adaptive Landscapes

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Abstract

'Adaptive Landscape' was first formulated as a heuristic model or metaphor for the evolutionary process by late population geneticist Sewall Wright in a famous paper published in 1932. The metaphor of an adaptive landscape with adaptive peaks of high fitness, separated by adaptive valleys of low fitness attracted a lot of interest from contemporary and later evolutionary biologists and inspired research in paleontology, genetics, ecology, evolutionary developmental biology and speciation, but has also generated considerable controversy. This review considers the theoretical and empirical influence of the adaptive landscape on evolutionary biology and discusses some of the past and remaining scientific controversies associated with this influential concept.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Evolutionsbiologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationEncyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology
RedaktörerRichard M. Kliman
FörlagElsevier Inc.
Sidor9-15
Antal sidor7
ISBN (elektroniskt)9780128004265
ISBN (tryckt)9780128000496
StatusPublished - 2016 apr 14
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa