Organism and environment : ecological development, niche construction, and adaption


The environmental context of developmentThe genome as a regulatory systemExtragenomic developmental information: epigenetics and environmentVariability and heredity expanded: epigenetic regulation of gene expressionThe environment as a source of developmental informationPlasticity, ecological development, and the norm of reactionThe norm of reactionNorm of reaction diversity and genotype- environment interactionImplementing a norm of reaction approachA unified view of developmentThe organism-environment relationship: Ecological niches, adaptation, eco-devo, and niche constructionThe case of the green sea slugResolving the ecological nicheAdaptationEcological development and the adapted phenotypeThe principle of niche constructionNiche construction via modifications of the external environmentNiche construction via modifications of the environmental experienceFocusing on the organism- environment relationshipMechanisms of plasticity: Eco-devo pathways as environmental cue and response systemsPlastic trait expressionAdaptive and inevitable aspects of plastic expressionPlastic response in animals versus plantsEnvironmental cuesAn overview of phenotypic response mechanismsCue and response systems: plant and animal case studiesLight cues and plant developmental responses to shade from neighborsHabitat transience and risk cues for amphibian metamorphic timingPlant (and some animal) defensive responses to predation cuesHerbivory cuesResponses to herbivoryAnimal developmental responses to predationEcological development as niche construction: How plasticity shapes the environment an organism experiencesHabitat choice and other modifications to the experienced environmentHow animals and plants modify their experienced temperature conditionsPlastic responses that mediate the experienced resource environmentMicrobial niche construction for food and oxygen availabilityPlant niche construction for available nutrients, water, light, and oxygenHow animals modify their experienced food and oxygen suppliesHow organisms shape the environments their offspring experienceHabitat construction and functional feedbacks: How organisms modify their external conditionsAn overview of organismic impacts on the environmentAn elementary example: from photosynthesis to airEnvironmental "engineering," community effects, and habitat heterogeneityImplications for conservation and managementAn inclusive view of environmental engineeringEarthworms and soil qualityHabitat construction by terrestrial plantsAbove-ground habitat construction by plant shootsBelow-ground habitat construction by plant rootsHow bacteria change the environment at several scalesEcosystem impacts of marine bacteriaShaping terrestrial and aquatic nitrogen suppliesEnvironmental impacts at the microorganismic scaleCommunity-level consequences of habitat construction and eco-devo responsesA closer look at ecological interactionsFunctional diversity, facilitation, and ecological complementarityThe property of complementarityHabitat construction contributions to complementarityEco-devo contributions to complementarityIntegrating the effects of individual trait changesCase studies: community-level effects of habitat constructionReef-building corals, and habitat deconstruction due to their declineCommunity impacts of native and invasive plants via effects on soilCase studies: community-level effects of individual eco-devo responsesPlastic aspects of plant-pollinator mutualismsCommunity impacts of induced plant defensesNatural selection in the light of the organism-environment relationshipVariation, heredity, and fitnessThe allelic currency of evolutionary changeAn eco-devo perspective on fitnessNorms of reaction and natural selectionEvolution of reaction normsThe environmental context dependence of genetic varianceThe dual impacts of eco-devo responses on selective diversificationPlastic adaptation versus genetic adaptation?Epigenetic factors and selective dynamicsNiche construction and ecoevolutionary feedbacksNiche construction and feedback dynamicsA few examples: wood cockroaches, alewife fishes, farmers, and guppiesTheoretical insights into selective feedbacksNiche construction as diffuse coevolutionSelection in context: reciprocal organism-environment effectsIntegrating reciprocal organism- environment effectsAdaptive interpretationStudying adaptation and selection in contextEpilogue: Research directions and real-world challengesE.1 Characterizing phenotypic expression pathways and outcomes in environmental contextE.2 An example: how an eco-devo approach can generate adaptive hypotheses and insightsE.3 Incorporating niche construction into ecological and evolutionary researchE.4 Practical applications of eco-devo and niche construction principles: environmental and biomedical researchE.5 Organisms and environments going forward: the question of future adaptation
 
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