Evolutionary perspective on nature

A book entitled Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy (with Columbia University Press) will be completed and published. This will be the third in a trilogy of solo-authored books on unusual reproductive modes, the two prior books having been on Clonality (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Hermaphroditism (Columbia University Press, 2010). Planning for future editions in an annual series of ILE (In the Light of Evolution) colloquia sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences will also be continued. Six such ILE symposia on diverse biological topics that can be informed by evolutionary thought and have broad societal relevance have been orchestrated by a number of colleagues and it is hoped that this ILE series will be extended to ten annual colloquia total, through the year 2016.  The proceedings of these ILE symposia are published as special issues of PNAS and as books from the National Academies Press.

Project leader(s):
  • John Avise (Irvine)