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Avise, John C.

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Works: 59 works in 380 publications in 5 languages and 23,396 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by John C Avise
In the light of evolution by John C Avise( )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 3,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the second volume from the In the Light of Evolution series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, and designed to promote the evolutionary sciences. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Individually and collectively, the ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution, address some of the most intellectually engaging as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times, and foster a greater appreciation of evolutionary biology as a consolidating foundation for the life sciences."--Pub. desc
The hope, hype & reality of genetic engineering : remarkable stories from agriculture, industry, medicine, and the environment by John C Avise( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intended for a general audience of professional biologists, an interested public, and university students of both the humanities and the sciences, this book uses simple but evocative language to explain the histories, techniques, goals, successes, and failures of more than fifty of the most compelling stories in genetic engineering. Having no vested interest in favor of (or against) the field, the author is in an unusual position to offer objective assessments of various GM projects and thereby stimulate critical thought and discussion among readers
The genetic gods : evolution and belief in human affairs by John C Avise( )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They mastermind our lives, shaping our features, our health, and our behavior, even in the sacrosanct realms of love and sex, religion, aging, and death. Yet we are the ones who house, perpetuate, and give the promise of immortality to these biological agents, our genetic gods. The link between genes and gods is hardly arbitrary, as the distinguished evolutionary geneticist John Avise reveals in this book. In clear, straight-forward terms, Avise reviews recent discoveries in molecular biology, evolutionary genetics, and human genetic engineering, and discusses the relevance of these findings to issues of ultimate concern traditionally reserved for mythology, theology, and religious faith
On evolution by John C Avise( )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular markers, natural history and evolution by John C Avise( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular markers have opened exciting new windows through which to view the natural biological world. This treatment addresses the many applications for genetic markers (from polymorphic proteins and DNA) from the perspectives of population biology, behavioral ecology, organismal evolution, and phylogeny. Opening chapters review the history and purview of molecular approaches, and compare and contrast various laboratory techniques for revealing molecular markers. Subsequent chapters review the extensive scientific literature of molecular ecology and evolution, and describe a cornucopia of captivating discoveries about nature's workings, past and present
Hermaphroditism : a primer on the biology, ecology, and evolution of dual sexuality by John C Avise( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While members of most sexually reproducing species are either male or female, individuals belonging to the rest of the biological world are not so simply defined. Hermaphroditic creatures reproduce both as a male and as a female, providing a fascinating example of alternative sexual practice and its ecological and evolutionary successes. Eloquently written by an award-winning biologist and pioneer in molecular ecology, this primer traces the phenomenon of hermaphroditism throughout Earth's species and the adaptive significance of alternative sexual systems. Accessible and richly illustrated, the text maps the evolutionary origins of hermaphroditism, as well as its historical instances and fictional representations, underscoring the relevance of dual sexuality to our biological, intellectual, and cultural making
Molecular ecology and evolution : the organismal side : selected writings from the Avise laboratory by John C Avise( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a reprinted collection of 69 "classics" from the Avise laboratory, chosen to illustrate a trademark brand of research that harnesses molecular markers to scientific studies of natural history and evolution in the wild. Spanning the early 1970s through the late 2000s, these articles trace how the author and his colleagues have used molecular genetics techniques to address multifarious conceptual topics in genetics, ecology, and evolution, in a fascinating menagerie of creatures with oft-peculiar lifestyles. The organisms described in this volume range from blind cavefish to male-pregnant pipefishes and sea spiders, from clonal armadillos to natal-homing marine turtles, from hermaphroditic sea snails to hybridizing monkeys and tree frogs, from clonal marine sponges to pseudohermaphroditic mollusks to introgressing oysters, and from endangered pocket gophers, terrapins, and sparrows to unisexual (all-female) fish species to "living-fossil" horseshoe crabs, and even to a strange little fish that routinely mates with itself. The conceptual and molecular topics addressed in this volume are also universal, ranging from punctuated equilibrium to coalescent theory to the need for greater standardization in taxonomy, from cytonuclear disequilibrium statistics to the ideas of speciation duration and sympatric speciation, from historical population demography to phylogenetic reconstructions of males' sexual ornaments, from the population genetic consequences of inbreeding to Pleistocene effects on phylogeography, and from the molecular underpinnings of null alleles to the notion of clustered mutations that arise in groups to compelling empirical evidence for the unanticipated processes of gene conversion and concerted evolution in animal mitochondrial DNA. Overall, this collection includes many of the best, most influential, sometimes controversial, occasionally provocative, always intriguing, or otherwise entertaining publications to have emerged from the Avise laboratory over the last four decades. Thus, this book conveys, through the eyes of one of the field's longstanding pioneers, what "the organismal side" of molecular ecology and evolution really means
Evolutionary pathways in nature : a phylogenetic approach by John C Avise( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reconstructing phylogenetic trees from DNA sequences has become a popular exercise in many branches of biology, and here the award-winning geneticist John Avise explains why. Molecular phylogenies provide a genealogical backdrop for interpreting the evolutionary histories of many other types of biological traits (anatomical, behavioral, ecological, physiological, biochemical, and even geographical). Guiding readers on a natural history tour along dozens of evolutionary pathways, the author describes how creatures ranging from microbes to elephants came to possess their current phenotypes."--Jacket
Evolutionary perspectives on pregnancy by John C Avise( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering both the internal and external incubation of offspring, this book provides a biology-rich survey of the natural history, ecology, genetics, and evolution of pregnancy-like phenomena. From mammals and other live-bearing organisms to viviparous reptiles, male-pregnant fishes, larval-brooding worms, crabs, sea cucumbers, and corals, the world's various species display pregnancy and other forms of parental devotion in surprisingly multifaceted ways. An adult female (or male) can incubate its offspring in a womb, stomach, mouth, vocal sac, gill chamber, epithelial pouch, backpack, leg pocket, nest, or an encasing of embryos, and by studying these diverse examples from a comparative vantage point, the ecological and evolutionary-genetic outcomes of different reproductive models become fascinatingly clear. John C. Avise discusses each mode of pregnancy and the decipherable genetic signatures it has left on the reproductive structures, physiologies, and innate sexual behaviors of extant species. By considering the many biological aspects of gestation from different evolutionary angles, Avise offers captivating new insights into the significance of "heavy" parental investment in progeny."--Publisher's description
Inside the human genome : a case for non-intelligent design by John C Avise( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you explain flaw in a world engineered by God? Avise extends this age-old question to the most basic aspect of humanity's physical evidence-- our genes-- and provides the evolutionary answers
In the Light of Evolution Cooperation and Conflict by Joan Strassmann( )

3 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Cooperation and Conflict, " which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 7-8, 2011, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California. It is the fifth in a series of colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." The current volume explores recent developments in the study of cooperation and conflict, ranging from the level of the gene to societies and symbioses. Humans can be vicious, but paradoxically we are also among nature's great cooperators. Even our great conflicts-wars-are extremely cooperative endeavors on each side. Some of this cooperation is best understood culturally, but we are also products of evolution, with bodies, brains, and behaviors molded by natural selection. How cooperation evolves has been one of the big questions in evolutionary biology, and how it pays or does not pay is a great intellectual puzzle. The puzzle of cooperation was the dominant theme of research in the early years of Darwin's research, whereas recent work has emphasized its importance and ubiquity. Far from being a rare trait shown by social insects and a few others, cooperation is both widespread taxonomically and essential to life. The depth of research on cooperation and conflict has increased greatly, most notably in the direction of small organisms. Although most of In the Light of Evolution V: Cooperation and Conflict is about the new topics that are being treated as part of social evolution, such as genes, microbes, and medicine, the old fundamental subjects still matter and remain the object of vigorous research. The first four chapters revisit some of these standard arenas, including social insects, cooperatively breeding birds, mutualisms, and how to model social evolution."
In the light of evolution by Francisco José Ayala( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Brain and Behavior," which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 20-21, 2012, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. It is the sixth in a series of Colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." Specifically, In Light of Evolution: Brain and Behavior focuses on the field of evolutionary neuroscience that now includes a vast array of different approaches, data types, and species."
Phylogeography : the history and formation of species by John C Avise( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phylogeography is a discipline concerned with various relationships between gene genealogies - phylogenenics - and geography." "Phylogeography captures the conceptual and empirical richness of the field, and also the sense of genuine innovation that phylogeographic perspectives have brought to evolutionary studies." "This book will be essential reading for graduate students and professionals in evolutionary biology and ecology as well as for anyone interested in the emergence of this new and integrative discipline."--Jacket
In the light of evolution by National Academy of Sciences (US)( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two Centuries of Darwin is the third book of the In the Light of Evolution series. Each installment in the series explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. The ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution and address some of the most intellectually engaging, as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times."--
Conservation genetics : case histories from nature by John C Avise( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering a broad range of animal and plant species, this work contains case histories that highlight the relevance of genetics to the conservation of species, communities, and ecosystems. Throughout the book, prominent researchers discuss their observations of natural populations to illustrate how genetic studies enrich the field of conservation biology with regard to both focused management issues for endangered species and comparative study of non-endangered taxa...Conservation Genetics: Case Histories from Nature offers conservation biologists current information on the significant role of genetics as applied to various aspects of conservation biology. Evolutionary and molecular biologists, ecologists, systematists, naturalists, and graduate students in related fields will benefit from this volume's timely examination of natural case histories and genetic approaches to conservation" -- Back cover
Genetics in the wild by John C Avise( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning geneticist John C. Avise guides this delightful voyage around the planet in search of answers to nature's mysteries. He demonstrates how scientists directly examine DNA to address long-standing questions about wild animals, plants, and microbes. Through dozens of stories that span the world, nature emerges as a realm where truth can be far stranger than fiction. From a 100-ton mushroom to egg-swapping birds, extinct ground sloths to microbes inside our bodies, Avise examines a cornucopia of natural-history topics and explains how today's modern genetic techniques offer novel insights. Do armadillo litters really contain clones? When is a fig tree not just a single tree? Where have migratory whales traveled? Who are the mothers of the embryos carried by pregnant male seahorses? What insect was the world's earliest farmer? How closely related are Neanderthals to modern humans? Answers to these and many more questions are presented here in a straightforwad manner that reveals Avise's enthusiasm for uncovering nature's hidden ways. Each entry is accompanied by a beautiful illustration from Trudy Nicholson, widely recognized as one of today's leading nature artists
Conceptual breakthroughs in evolutionary genetics : a brief history of shifting paradigms by John C Avise( )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics is a pithy, lively book occupying a special niche--the conceptual history of evolutionary genetics--not inhabited by any other available treatment. Written by a world-leading authority in evolutionary genetics, this work encapsulates and ranks 70 of the most significant paradigm shifts in evolutionary biology and genetics during the century-and-a-half since Darwin and Mendel. The science of evolutionary genetics is central to all of biology, but many students and other practitioners have little knowledge of its historical roots and conceptual developments. This book fills that knowledge gap
In the light of evolution by Francisco José Ayala( )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the second volume from the In the Light of Evolution series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, and designed to promote the evolutionary sciences. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Individually and collectively, the ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution, address some of the most intellectually engaging as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times, and foster a greater appreciation of evolutionary biology as a consolidating foundation for the life sciences."--Pub. desc
Essential readings in evolutionary biology( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces scholarly thought from the nineteenth-century birth of evolutionary biology to the mapping of the human genome through forty-eight essays, arranged in chronological order, each preceded by a one-page essay that explains the significance of the chosen work
Clonality : the genetics, ecology, and evolution of sexual abstinence in vertebrate animals by John C Avise( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Approximately 99.9% of vertebrate species reproduce sexually. The exceptional 0.1% reproduce via asexual or clonal means, which vary wildly and are fascinating in their own right. In this book, John C. Avise describes the genetics, ecology, natural history, and evolution of the world's approximately 100 species of vertebrate animals that routinely display one form or another of clonal or quasi-clonal reproduction." "Using simple and evocative language, but without sacrificing scientific rigor, the author guides readers into the astounding realm of sexual abstinence, from the levels of DNA molecules and somatic cells to whole animals and natural populations. By considering the many facets of sexual abstinence and clonal reproduction in vertebrate animals, Avise sheds new light on the biological meaning and ramifications of standard sexuality."--Jacket
 
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The hope, hype & reality of genetic engineering : remarkable stories from agriculture, industry, medicine, and the environment
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The hope, hype & reality of genetic engineering : remarkable stories from agriculture, industry, medicine, and the environmentThe genetic gods : evolution and belief in human affairsOn evolutionMolecular markers, natural history and evolutionHermaphroditism : a primer on the biology, ecology, and evolution of dual sexualityMolecular ecology and evolution : the organismal side : selected writings from the Avise laboratoryEvolutionary pathways in nature : a phylogenetic approachInside the human genome : a case for non-intelligent design
Alternative Names
Avise, J. C.

John Avise ahli biologi

John Avise American biologist

애비스, 존 C

エイバイズ, ジョン

エイビス, ジョン・C

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