Morphological Integration

Everett C. Olson and Robert L. Miller

Morphological Integration
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Everett C. Olson and Robert L. Miller

376 pages | 81 line drawings, 111 tables | 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 | © 1958
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226629056 Published October 1999
Despite recent advances in genetics, development, anatomy, systematics, and morphometrics, the synthesis of ideas and research agenda put forth in the classic Morphological Integration remains remarkably fresh, timely, and relevant. Pioneers in reexamining morphology, Everett Olson and Robert Miller were among the first to explore the concept of the integrated organism in both living and extinct populations. In a new foreword and afterword, biologists Barry Chernoff and Paul Magwene summarize the landmark achievements made by Olson and Miller and bring matters discussed in the book up to date, suggest new methods, and accentuate the importance of continued research in morphological integration.

Everett C. Olson was a professor at the University of Chicago and at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a former president of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Robert L. Miller was associate professor of geology at the University of Chicago, associate scientist in marine geology at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and a member of the board of editors of the Journal of Geology.
List of Figures
List of Tables
I. Integration and Quantification
II. Areas and Methods of Study
III. The pF-Model, Modifications, and Extensions
IV. Correlation and Morphological Integration
V. The Qualitative Aspects of F-Groups
VI. Relationships of p and F
VII. Morphological Integration in Ontogeny and in Non-Growing Systems
VIII. Morphological Integration and Evolution. I. Empirical Studies
IX. Morphological Integration and Evolution. II. Summary and Theoretical Considerations
A. Rana pipiens
B. Sciurus niger ruviventer
C. Domestic pigeons
D. Knightia
E. Hyopsodus
F. Pentremites
G. Rattus norvegicus
H. Aotus trivirgatus
Literature Cited and Selected References
Biographical Information
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