The Evolutionary Biology of Flies

Edited by David K. Yeates and Brian M. Wiegmann

Columbia University Press

The Evolutionary Biology of Flies

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Pub Date: June 2005

ISBN: 9780231127004

440 Pages

Format: Hardcover

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Pub Date: June 2005

ISBN: 9780231501705

440 Pages

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The Evolutionary Biology of Flies

Edited by David K. Yeates and Brian M. Wiegmann

Columbia University Press

Flies (Dipteria) have had an important role in deepening scientists'understanding of modern biology and evolution. The study of flies has figured prominently in major advances in the fields of molecular evolution, physiology, genetics, phylogenetics, and ecology over the last century. This volume, with contributions from top scientists and scholars in the field, brings together diverse aspects of research and will be essential reading for entomologists and fly researchers.
By so smoothly covering every aspect of the evolutionary biology of flies, this book certainly lives up to its title. Donald A. Windsor, Science Books & Films
Authoritative, well written... Dipterists will profit from having this diverse material in one volume. Bruce Heming, BioScience
This book provides synthesis and update of the current knowledge base in these areas. The Quarterly Review of Biology
Phylogenetic position of Diptera: review of the evidence, by Michael F. Whiting
Phylogeny and evolution of Diptera: recent insights and new perspectives, by David K. Yeates and Brian M. Wiegmann
Role of dipterology in phylogenetic systematics: the insight of Willi Hennig, by Rudolf Meier
The genomes of Diptera, by Michael Ashburner
Evolutionary developmental biology of the Diptera: the "model clade" approach, by Rob Desalle
Transposable elements and the evolution of dipteran genomes, by Margaret G. Kidwell
Evolution and development of the dipteran nervous system, by David J. Merritt
Dipteran sex chromosomes in evolutionary developmental biology, by Neil Davies and George K. Roderick
Fossil history and evolutionary ecology of Diptera and their associations with plants, by Conrad C. Labandeira
Biogeographic patterns in the evolution of Diptera, by Peter Cranston
Sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems in flies, by Gerald S. Wilkinson and Philip M. Johns
Ecological genetics of host use in Diptera, by Kenneth E. Filchak [and others]
Invasive Diptera: using molecular markers to investigate cryptic species and the global spread of introduced flies, by Sonia J. Scheffer
Guild analyses of dipteran assemblages: a rationale and investigation of seasonality and stratification in selected rainforest faunas, by Roger L. Kitching, Daniel J. Bickel and Sarah Boulter

About the Author

David K. Yeates is Schlinger Fellow in Insect Systematics and a principal research scientist in the Australian National Insect Collection in the Division of Entomology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. He has published over eighty papers on the systematics and biology of flies and other insects.

Brian Wiegmann is associate professor in the Entomology Department at North Carolina State University. His research is focused on fly phylogeny and the molecular evolution of fly genes.