Recommended reading

Overview

Darwin review: The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictionsLaland KN, Uller T, Feldman MW, Sterelny K, Müller GB, et al. 2015.

Laland KN, Uller T, Feldman MW, Sterelny K, Müller GB, et al. 2015.

The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions. Proc. R. Soc. B. 282(1813):20151019

Evolutionary Causation: Biological and Philosophical Reflections

Special issue in Evolution & Development. January-March 2020 Edited by: Armin P. Moczek



Developmental bias

Special issue: Developmental Bias in Evolution.

Special issue in Evolution & Development. January-March 2020 Edited by: Armin P. Moczek

Trends in Ecology and Evolution front coverWatson RA, Szathmáry E

How Can Evolution Learn? Trends Ecol Evol. 2016;31(2):147–57.

Uller T, Moczek AP, Watson RA, Brakefield PM, Laland KN

Developmental Bias and Evolution: A Regulatory Network Perspective. Genetics. 2018;209(4):949-966.

The origins of evolutionary innovations book coverWagner A

The origins of evolutionary innovations. Oxford University Press; 2011.

Nature journal front coverKavanagh KD, Evans AR, Jernvall J

Predicting evolutionary patterns of mammalian teeth from development. Nature. 2007;449(7161):427–32.

Proceedings of the Royal Society B front coverBadyaev AV

Stress-induced variation in evolution: from behavioural plasticity to genetic assimilation. Proc R Soc B. 2005;272(1566):877–86.

Quarterly review of biology front coverMaynard Smith J, Burian R, Kauffman S, Alberch P, Campbell J, Goodwin B, et al

Developmental constraints on evolution. Q Rev Biol. 1985;60(3):265–87.

Wager Altenberg front coverWagner GP, Altenberg L

Complex Adaptations and the Evolution of Evolvability. Evolution. 1996;50(3):967–76.

Biased Embryos and Evolution front coverArthur W

Biased embryos and evolution. Cambridge University Press; 2004.

Philosophical transactions of the royal society front coverBrakefield PM

Evo-devo and accounting for Darwin’s endless forms. Phil Trans R Soc B. 2011;366(1574):2069–75.

Developmental plasticity

Proceedings of the Royal Society B front coverMoczek AP, Sultan SE, Foster S, Ledon-Rettig C, Dworkin I, Nijhout HF, et al

The role of developmental plasticity in evolutionary innovation. Proc R Soc B. 2011;278(1719):2705–13.

Trends in Ecology and Evolution front coverPfennig DW, Wund MA, Snell-Rood EC, Cruickshank T, Schlichting CD, Moczek AP

Phenotypic plasticity’s impacts on diversification and speciation. Trends Ecol Evol. 2010;25(8):459–67.

PNAS front coverScoville AG, Pfrender ME

Phenotypic plasticity facilitates recurrent rapid adaptation to introduced predators. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2010;107(9):4260–3.

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society B front coverBadyaev AV

Evolutionary Significance of Phenotypic Accommodation in Novel Environments: An Empirical Test of the Baldwin Effect. Phil Trans R Soc B. 2009;364(March):1125–41.

Science journal front coverSuzuki Y, Nijhout HF

Evolution of a Polyphenism by Genetic Accommodation. Science. 2006;311(5761):650–2.

Developmental plasticity and evolution front coverWest-Eberhard MJ

Developmental plasticity and evolution. Oxford University Press; 2003.

Baldwin JM

A New Factor in Evolution. Am Nat. 1896;30(354):441–51.

Waddington CH

Canalization of development and genetic assimilation of acquired characters. Nature. 1959;183(4676):1654–5.

Snell-Rood EC, Van Dyken JD, Cruickshank T, Wade MJ, Moczek AP

Toward a population genetic framework of developmental evolution: The costs, limits, and consequences of phenotypic plasticity. BioEssays. 2010;32(1):71–81.

Levis NA, Pfennig DW

Evaluating “plasticity-first” evolution in nature: Key criteria and empirical approaches. Trends Ecol Evol. 2016;31(7):563–74.

Gilbert SF, Epel D

Ecological developmental biology: The environmental regulation of development, health, and evolution. Sinauer Associates Inc; 2015.

Inclusive inheritance

Evolution in four dimensions front coverJablonka E, Lamb MJ

Evolution in Four Dimensions. Revised Ed. The MIT Press; 2014.

Cell journal front coverHeard E, Martienssen RA

Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance: Myths and mechanisms. Cell. 2014;157(1):95–109.

Quarterly review of biology front coverGilbert SF, Sapp J, Tauber AI

A Symbiotic View of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals. Q Rev Biol. 2012;87(4):325–41.

Extended Heredity book coverBonduriansky R, Day T

Extended heredity: A new understanding of inheritance and evolution. Princeton University Press; 2018.

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society B front coverBadyaev AV, Uller T

Parental effects in ecology and evolution: mechanisms, processes and implications. Phil Trans R Soc B. 2009;364(1520):1169–77.

The Journal of Philosophy front coverGriffiths P, Gray R

Developmental systems and evolutionary explanation. J Philos. 1994;91(6):277–304.

Cavalli-Sforza LL, Feldman MW

Cultural Transmission and Evolution: A Quantitative Approach. Princeton University Press; 1981.

Jablonka E, Lamb M

Epigenetic Inheritance and Evolution: The Lamarckian Dimension. Oxford University Press; 1999.

American Naturalist front coverDay T, Bonduriansky R

A unified approach to the evolutionary consequences of genetic and non-genetic inheritance. Am Nat. 2011;178(2):E18-36.

Cortijo S, Wardenaar R, Colomé-Tatché M, Gilly A, Etcheverry M, Labadie K, et al

Mapping the epigenetic basis of complex traits. Science. 2014;343(6175):1145–8.

Danchin É, Charmantier A, Champagne FA, Mesoudi A, Pujol B, Blanchet S

Beyond DNA: integrating inclusive inheritance into an extended theory of evolution. Nat Rev Genet. 2011 Jun 17;12(7):475–86.

Niche construction

Evolutionary Ecology front coverLaland K, Matthews B, Feldman MW

An introduction to niche construction theory. Evol Ecol. 2016;30(2):191–202.

Organism and Development front coverSultan SE

Organism and Environment. Oxford University Press; 2015.

Ecology Letters front coverBuser CC, Newcomb RD, Gaskett AC, Goddard MR

Niche construction initiates the evolution of mutualistic interactions. Ecol Lett. 2014;17(10):1257–64.

Evolution front coverDonohue K

Why ontogeny matters during adaptation: Developmental niche construction and pleiotropy across the life cycle in Arabidopsis Thaliana. Evolution. 2014;68(1):32–47.

Current Biology front coverLaidre ME

Niche construction drives social dependence in hermit crabs. Curr Biol. 2012;22(20):R861-3.

Niche Construction front coverOdling-Smee J, Laland KN, Feldman MW

Niche Construction: The Neglected Process in Evolution. Princeton University Press; 2003.

Lewontin RC

Gene, Organism and Environment. In: Bendall DS, editor. Evolution From Molecules to Men. Cambridge University Press; 1986.

Waddington CH

Evolutionary systems – Animal and human. Nature. 1959;183(4676):1634–8.

Scott-Phillips TC, Laland KN, Shuker DM, Dickins TE, West SA

The niche construction perspective: A critical appraisal. Evolution (NY). 2014 May;68(5):1231–43.

Flynn EG, Laland KN, Kendal RL, Kendal JR

Developmental niche construction. Dev Sci. 2013 Mar;16(2):296–313.

Odling-Smee J, Erwin DH, Palkovacs EP, Feldman MW, Laland KN

Niche Construction Theory: A Practical Guide for Ecologists. Q Rev Biol. 2013 Mar;88(1):3–28.

O’Brien MJ, Laland KN

Genes, Culture, and Agriculture. Curr Anthropol. 2012 Aug;53(4):434–70.

Kendal JR, Tehrani JJ, Odling-Smee J

Human niche construction. Phil Trans R Soc B. 2011;366(1566).

Erwin DH

Macroevolution of ecosystem engineering, niche construction and diversity. Trends Ecol Evol. 2008 Jun;23(6):304–10.

Laland KN, Odling-Smee FJ, Feldman MW

Evolutionary consequences of niche construction and their implications for ecology. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Aug 31;96(18):10242–7.

Matthews B, De Meester L, Jones CG, Ibelings BW, Bouma TJ, Nuutinen V, et al.

Under niche construction: an operational bridge between ecology, evolution, and ecosystem science. Ecol Monogr. 2014;84(2):245–63.

Constructive development

PNAS front coverGerhart J, Kirschner M

The theory of facilitated variation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2007;104 Suppl:8582–9.

The mirage of a space between nature and nurture front coverFox Keller E

The mirage of a space between nature and nurture. Duke University Press; 2010.

The ontogeny of information front coverOyama S

The ontogeny of information: Developmental systems and evolution. Duke University Press; 2000.

Cycles of contingency front coverOyama S, Griffiths P, Gray R

Cycles of contingency: developmental systems and evolution. MIT Press; 2001.

Integrative and comparative biology front coverSnell-Rood EC

Selective processes in development: Implications for the costs and benefits of phenotypic plasticity. Integr Comp Biol. 2012;52(1):31–42.

Developmental Psychobiology front coverWest MJ, King AP

Settling nature and nurture into an ontogenetic niche. Dev Psychobiol. 1987;20(5):549–62.

Blakemore C, Cooper GF

Development of the brain depends on the visual environment. Nature. 1970;228(5270):477–8.

Whyte LL

Internal factors in evolution. Tavistock Publications; 1965.

Badyaev AV

Origin of the fittest: link between emergent variation and evolutionary change as a critical question in evolutionary biology. Proc R Soc B. 2011;278(1714):1921-1929.

Bateson P, Gluckman P

Plasticity, robustness, development and evolution. Cambridge University Press; 2011.

Hallgrimsson B, Hall BK

Epigenetics: Linking genotype and phenotype in development and evolution. University of California Press; 2011.

Lickliter R, Harshaw C

Canalization and malleability reconsidered: The developmental basis of phenotypic stability and variability. In: Handbook of developmental science, behavior, and genetics. Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2010. p491-525.

Noble D

The music of life: biology beyond the genome. Oxford University Press; 2006.

Reciprocal causation

The International Journal of Developmental Biology front coverGilbert SF

The morphogenesis of evolutionary developmental biology. Int J Dev Biol. 2003;47(7–8):467–77.

The Journal of Philosophy Journal front coverGriffiths P, Gray R

Developmental systems and evolutionary explanation. J Philos. 1994;91(6):277–304.

Science journal front coverLaland KN, Sterelny K, Odling-Smee J, Hoppitt W, Uller T

Cause and effect in biology revisited: Is Mayr’s proximate-ultimate dichotomy still useful? Science. 2011;334(6062):1512–6.

Biology and Philosophy front coverLaland KN, Odling-Smee J, Hoppitt W, Uller T

More on how and why: cause and effect in biology revisited. Biol Philos. 2013;28(5):719–45.

Nature Reviews Genetics front coverMüller GB

Evo–devo: extending the evolutionary synthesis. Nat Rev Genet. 2007;8(12):943–9.

Cycles of contingency front coverOyama S, Griffiths P, Gray R

Cycles of contingency: developmental systems and evolution. MIT Press; 2001.

Lewontin RC

Gene, organism and environment. In: Evolution from molecules to men. Cambridge University Press; 1986.

Waddington CH

Evolutionary systems: Animal and human. Nature. 1959;183(4676):1634–8.

Gottlieb G

Individual development and evolution. Oxford University Press; 1992.

Odling-Smee FJ, Laland KN, Feldman MW

Niche construction: The neglected process in evolution. Princeton University Press; 2003.

Sultan SE

Organism and environment. Oxford University Press; 2015.

West-Eberhard MJ

Developmental plasticity and evolution. Oxford University Press; 2003.

Laland KN, Odling-Smee J, Hoppitt W, Uller T

More on how and why: a response to commentaries. Biol Philos. 2013;28(5):793–810.

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