Cover: Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves: The Evolution of <i>Gammarus minus</i>, from Harvard University PressCover: Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves in E-DITION

Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves

The Evolution of Gammarus minus

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674419070

Publication Date: 03/19/1995

223 pages



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The authors present a detailed analysis of convergent adaptation to a cave environment…The book is complete in scope and rich in detail, representing the results of many years of extensive research by the authors.Science Books & Films

In the field of biospeleology, this is far and away the best book ever written on adaptation and evolution. I predict that it will be a landmark study.—Thomas L. Poulson, University of Illinois at Chicago

This book presents the results of many years of extensive research on Gammarus minus by a team of workers who have carefully investigated many aspects of its genetics, ecology, morphology, and systematics. They have gone to great lengths to explain how these biological factors have been affected by physical factors, such as the structure and development of caves and karst terrains, groundwater hydrology, and drainage basin patterns. Active researchers, as well as graduate students and advanced undergraduates in evolutionary biology, crustacean and aquatic biology, ecology, limnology, and hydrology will find this book of interest. I can also recommend it to nonprofessionals who are interested in cave biology and ecology.—John R. Holsinger, Old Dominion University

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