Publications

Adaptation and Adaptationism

Ågren, A. J. (2021). Why the selfish genes metaphor remains a powerful thinking tool | Aeon Essays. Aeon.

Axelrod, R. (1984). The Evolution of Cooperation. New York: Basic Books.

Ayala, F.A. (1970). “Teleological explanations in evolutionary biology.” Philosophy of Science 37:1–15.

Brandon, R. (1981). “Biological teleology: questions and explanations.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 12:91–105.

Brun-Usan, M., Rago, A., Thies, C., Uller, T., & Watson, R. A. (2021). Development and selective grain make plasticity “take the lead” in adaptive evolution. BMC Ecology and Evolution, 21(1), 205.

Catania, K. (2020). Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution’s Mysteries Solved. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Chiu, L. (2019). “Decoupling, co-mingling and the evolutionary significance of experiential niche construction.” In Evolutionary Causation: Biological and Philosophical Reflections. Edited by T. Uller and K. Laland. Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11693.003.0015.

Clark, J. W., Harris, B. J., Hetherington, A. J., Hurtado-Castano, N., Brench, R. A., Casson, S., Williams, T. A., Gray, J. E., & Hetherington, A. M. (2022). The origin and evolution of stomata. Current Biology, 32(11), R539–R553.

Dawkins, R. (1976).The Selfish Gene.Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dawkins, R. (1982).The Extended Phenotype: The Gene as the Unit of Selection.Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Deakin, W. J., Anderson, P. SL., den Boer, W., Smith, T. J., Hill, J. J., Rücklin, M., Donoghue, P. CJ., & Rayfield, E. J. (2022). Increasing morphological disparity and decreasing optimality for jaw speed and strength during the radiation of jawed vertebrates. Science Advances, 8(11), 13.

Godfrey-Smith, P. (2001). “Three kinds of adaptationism.” In Adaptationism and Optimality. Edited by S.H. Orzack and E. Sober. New York: Cambridge University Press, 335–357.

Godfrey-Smith, P. (2009). Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.>

Gould, S.J. and E. Vrba. (1982). “Exaptation--A Missing Term in the Science of Form.” Paleobiology 8(1):4–15.

Gould, S.J. and R.C. Lewontin. (1979). “The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Part B: Biological Sciences205:581–598

Gurguis, C. I., & Duckworth, R. A. (2022). Dynamic Changes in Begging Signal Short-Term Information on Hunger and Need. The American Naturalist, 000–000.

Gurguis, C. I., & Duckworth, R. A. (2022). Dynamic Changes in Begging Signal Short-Term Information on Hunger and Need. The American Naturalist, 000–000.

Hull, D.L. (1980). “Individuality and selection.” Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 11: 311–332.

Kong, R. S., Way, D. A., Henry, H. A. L., & Smith, N. G. (2022). Stomatal conductance, not biochemistry, drives low temperature acclimation of photosynthesis in Populus balsamifera, regardless of nitrogen availability. Plant Biology, plb.13428.

Laland K.N., T. Uller T, M.W. Feldman, K. Sterelny K, G.B. Müller, A. Moczek A, E. Jablonka, and J. Odling-Smee. (2015). “The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions.” Proceedings of the Royal Society, Part B 282. 20151019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1019.

Laland, K. (2018).Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Lewens, T. (2004). Organisms and Artifacts: Design in Nature and Elsewhere. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.

Lima, D. S. da S., Paz, E. M. F. da, El-Hani, C. N., & Japyassú, H. F. (2022). A comparison between affiliative and agonistic behaviours in wild and captive Sapajus libidinosus (Spix, 1823) (Mammalia, Primates, Cebidae). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, 62, e202262033.

Linquist, S. (2022). Causal-role myopia and the functional investigation of junk DNA. Biology & Philosophy, 37(4), 28.

Lloyd, E. (2001). “Units and levels of selection: an anatomy of the units of selection debates.” In Thinking About Evolution(Historical, Philosophical, and Political Perspectives, vol. 2). Edited by R.S. Singh, C.B. Krimbas, D.B. Paul, and J. Beatty, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.