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Suggested Citation:"Selected Bibliography." National Academy of Sciences. 2004. Evolution in Hawaii: A Supplement to 'Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science'. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10865.

Selected Bibliography

Carson, Hampton L. (1997). Sexual selection: A driver of genetic change in Hawaiian Drosophila. Journal of Heredity 88:343-352.

An eminent evolutionary biologist looks back on more than three decades of work with Hawaiian drosophilids.

Carson, Hampton L. (1999). Selection, Darwinian fitness and evolution in local populations. In S.P. Wasser, ed., Evolutionary Theory and Processes: Modern Perspectives. New York: Kluwer.

An examination of the meaning of fitness within the broader context of evolutionary theory.

Clague, David A., and G. Brent Dalrymple. (1987). The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic chain, Part I. Geologic evolution. In R.W. Decker, T.L. Wright, and P.H. Stauffer, eds., Volcanism in Hawaii, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1350:5-54.

A thorough description of the geology of the Hawaiian archipelago.

Cox, George. (1999). Alien Species in North America and Hawaii. Washington, DC: Island Press.

An analysis of the effects of non-native species on North American and Hawaiian terrestrial freshwater, and marine ecosystems.

Craddock, Elysse M. (2000). Speciation processes in the adaptive radiation of Hawaiian plants and animals. Evolutionary Biology 31:1-43.

An accessible and authoritative overview of the evolutionary processes that have led to high levels of speciation in Hawaii.

Kambysellis, Michael P., and Elysse M. Craddock. (1997). Ecological and reproductive shifts in the diversification of the endemic Hawaiian Drosophila. In T.J. Givnish and K.J. Sytsma, eds., Molecular Evolution and Adaptive Radiation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

An analysis of evolutionary mechanisms involved in the adaptive radiation of the drosophilids in Hawaii.

Kaneshiro, Kenneth Y. (1989). The dynamics of sexual selection and founder effects in species formation. In L.V. Giddings, K.Y. Kaneshiro, and W.W. Anderson, eds., Genetics, Speciation, and the Founder Principle. New York: Oxford University Press.

A study of how speciation among Hawaiian drosophilids illustrates principles involved in speciation in general.

Kaneshiro, Kenneth Y. (1993). Introduction, colonization, and establishment of exotic insect populations: Fruit flies in Hawaii and California. American Entomologist 39:23-29.

The problem of alien species in an evolutionary perspective.

Wagner, Warren L., and V.A. Funk, eds. (1995). Hawaiiian Biogeography: Evolution on a Hot Spot Archipelago. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

A collection of papers on the interplay of Hawaii’s geological and biological histories.

Ziegler, Alan C. (2002). Hawaiian Natural History, Ecology, and Evolution. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

A comprehensive guide to the natural history of Hawaii, from the tectonic origins of the islands to the impact of humans.

Suggested Citation:"Selected Bibliography." National Academy of Sciences. 2004. Evolution in Hawaii: A Supplement to 'Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science'. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10865.
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As both individuals and societies, we are making decisions today that will have profound consequences for future generations. From preserving Earth's plants and animals to altering our use of fossil fuels, none of these decisions can be made wisely without a thorough understanding of life's history on our planet through biological evolution.

Companion to the best selling title Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science, Evolution in Hawaii examines evolution and the nature of science by looking at a specific part of the world. Tracing the evolutionary pathways in Hawaii, we are able to draw powerful conclusions about evolution's occurrence, mechanisms, and courses. This practical book has been specifically designed to give teachers and their students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of evolution using exercises with real genetic data to explore and investigate speciation and the probable order in which speciation occurred based on the ages of the Hawaiian Islands. By focusing on one set of islands, this book illuminates the general principles of evolutionary biology and demonstrate how ongoing research will continue to expand our knowledge of the natural world.

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