IN CONTEXT

KEY FIGURE

Ernst Mayr (1904–2005)

BEFORE

1686 Naturalist John Ray defines individual plant and animal species as those that derive from the same seed.

1859 Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species introduces the idea that species evolve through natural selection.

AFTER

1976 The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins popularizes gene-centered evolution: natural selection at a genetic level.

1995 The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner follows the work of biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant on the Galapagos Islands.

2007 Massimo Pigliucci and Gerd B. Müller use the term “eco-evo-devo” to suggest how ecology is among the factors affecting ...

Get The Ecology Book now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.