Publications

Adaptation and Adaptationism

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

Ågren, J. A., Haig, D., & McCOY, D. E. (2022). Meiosis solved the problem of gerrymandering. Journal of Genetics, 101(2), 38.

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.

Brun‐Usan, M., Zimm, R., & Uller, T. (2022). Beyond genotype‐phenotype maps: Toward a phenotype‐centered perspective on evolution. BioEssays, 2100225.

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.

Feiner, N., Radersma, R., Vasquez, L., Ringnér, M., Nystedt, B., Raine, A., Tobi, E. W., Heijmans, B. T., & Uller, T. (2022). Environmentally induced DNA methylation is inherited across generations in an aquatic keystone species. IScience, 25(5), 104303.

Ferrón, H. G., & Donoghue, P. C. J. (2022). Evolutionary analysis of swimming speed in early vertebrates challenges the ‘New Head Hypothesis.’ Communications Biology, 5(1), 863.

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.

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