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Adaptive Landscapes

Svensson, E. I. LU (2016) p.9-15
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'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... (More)

'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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Adaptive landscapes, Developmental biology, Ecology, Fitness peaks, Genetic drift, Phylogenetic comparative methods, Population genetics, Quantitative genetics, Selection, Speciation
host publication
Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology
editor
Kliman, Richard M. and
pages
7 pages
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Elsevier Inc.
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  • scopus:85042740401
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9780128000496
9780128004265
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10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00054-8
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English
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  author       = {Svensson, E. I.},
  editor       = {Kliman, Richard M.},
  isbn         = {9780128000496},
  keyword      = {Adaptive landscapes,Developmental biology,Ecology,Fitness peaks,Genetic drift,Phylogenetic comparative methods,Population genetics,Quantitative genetics,Selection,Speciation},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  pages        = {9--15},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Inc.},
  title        = {Adaptive Landscapes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00054-8},
  year         = {2016},
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