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- n. A sub-field of biology concerned with the origin and descent of species and as their evolution, multiplication and diversity over time.
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During the 1930s and 1940s, evolutionary biology (as descended from Darwin and Wallace) had at last become informed by and integrated with genetics (as descended from Gregor Mendel, of whose work Darwin and Wallace were ignorant), largely through the efforts of such men as Sewall Wright, R. A. Fisher, J.
At least some of the anger and clarity in this statement came from Michael Soulé himself, an interesting man whose own career has tracked the historical progression of these scientific disciplines—from evolutionary biology to island biogeography to viable population theory and conservation biology—more closely than any other person’s.
IN 1982 a graphic artist named Kris Ellingsen went to graduate school in evolutionary biology and began coming home with the name Robert MacArthur on her lips.