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Evolutionary history and species interactions Douglas J. Futuymaa,1
 

Summary: Evolutionary history and species interactions
Douglas J. Futuymaa,1
and Anurag A. Agrawalb
aDepartment of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245; and bDepartments of Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology and Entomology, and Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University, Corson Hall,
Ithaca, NY 14853-2701
W
e celebrate this year the
sesquicentennial anniver-
sary of the publication of
On the Origin of Species
(1), one of the most important books
ever written. The two great themes of
The Origin are descent, with modifica-
tion, of diverse species from common
ancestors, and natural selection, which
Darwin proposed as the chief agent of
modification. He remarked, in Chapter
VI, that ``it is generally acknowledged
that all organic beings have been

  

Source: Agrawal, Anurag - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Entomollogy, Cornell University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology