Pielou, E. C. Department of Biology, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
- Isolating mechanisms
- Hybrid speciation
- Speciation in uniparental organisms
- Phyletic evolution and chronospecies
- Quantum speciation versus phyletic gradualism
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The process by which new species of organisms evolve from preexisting species. It is part of the whole process of organic evolution. The modern period of its study began with the publication of Charles Darwin's and Alfred Russell Wallace's theory of evolution by natural selection in 1858, and Darwin's On the Origin of Species in 1859.
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