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Encyclopedia > Douglas J. Futuyma

Douglas Joel Futuyma (born 1942 in New York) is an American biologist. This article is about the year. ... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Clinton (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 13. ... Main articles: Life The most salient example of biological universality is that all living things share a common carbon-based biochemistry and in particular pass on their characteristics via genetic material, which is based on nucleic acids such as DNA and which uses a common genetic code with only minor...


Futuyma graduated with a B.S. from Cornell University, and took his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the interaction between plant-eating insects and the plants themselves. He was Lawrence B. Slobodkin Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is now a professor of evolutionary biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... Cornell University is a research university whose main campus is located on the East Hill of Ithaca, New York, and whose two medical campuses are located in New York City and in Education City, Qatar, near Doha. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM or U of M) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Classes & Orders Subclass: Apterygota Orders Archaeognatha (Bristletails) Thysanura (Silverfish) Monura - extinct Subclass: Pterygota Infraclass: Paleoptera (paraphyletic) Orders Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Protodonata - extinct Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Infraclass: Neoptera Orders Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Protorthoptera - extinct Orthoptera (grasshoppers... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a fern... Evolutionary biology is a subfield of biology concerned with the origin and descent of species, as well as their change over time, i. ... University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM or U of M) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Evolutionary biology is a subfield of biology concerned with the origin and descent of species, as well as their change over time, i. ... Stony Brook University Stony Brook University (SBU) or the University at Stony Brook (USB), or the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNYSB), located in Stony Brook, New York, USA, is one of the premier public universities in the United States with more than 21,000 students enrolled. ...


Futuyma is the author of the widely used textbook Evolutionary Biology and Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution, an introduction to the creation-evolution controversy. His most recent textbook, Evolution, was published early in 2005 as an introductory textbook for undergraduates. Futuyma is also the co-author with M. Slatkin of "Coevolution". The creation-evolution controversy (also termed the creation vs. ...


Futuyma has been president of the Society for the Study of Evolution, and of the American Society of Naturalists. He was the editor of Evolution and the Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. He was awarded the Sewall Wright Award from the American Society of Naturalists, has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and was a Fulbright Fellow in Australia. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. ... The Fulbright Program is program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. ...


Along with his talents regarding evolution, Futuyma is also a respected field biologist.

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Publications

Books

  • Futuyma, D.J. 1979. Evolutionary Biology. 1st ed. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts. ISBN 0878931996
  • Futuyma, D.J. 1983. Science on Trial: the Case for Evolution. 1st ed. Pantheon Books, New York. ISBN 0394523717
  • Futuyma, D.J. & M. Slatkin, eds. 1983. Coevolution. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts. ISBN 0878932283
  • Futuyma, D.J. 1986. Evolutionary Biology. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts. ISBN 0878931880
  • Futuyma, D.J. 1995. Science on Trial: the Case for Evolution. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts. ISBN 0878931848
  • Futuyma, D.J. 1998. Evolutionary Biology. 3rd ed. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts. (dated 1998, published 1997) ISBN 0878931899
  • Futuyma, D.J. 2005. Evolution. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts. ISBN 0878931872

Papers

  • 1996: with C. Mitter. "Insect-plant interactions: The evolution of component communities" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B 351:1361–1366)
  • 1995: "The uses of evolutionary biology" (Science 267: 41–42)
  • 1995: with M.C. Keese and D.J. Funk. "Genetic constraints on macroevolution: The evolution of host affiliation in the leaf beetle genus Ophraella" (Evolution 49:797–809)
  • 1992: with M. C. Keese. "Evolution and coevolution of plants and phytophagous arthropods" (in G.A. Rosenthal and M.R. Berenbaum (edd) Herbivores: Their Interactions with Secondary Plant Metabolites (2nd ed.) Academic Press, NY. pp 439–475)
  • 1987: "On the role of species in anagenesis" (Amer. Natur. 130: 465–473)

References and External Links

  • Douglas J. Futuyma — a short biography from the State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Hypotheses, Facts, and the Nature of Science — a philosophy of science article by Futuyma

 
 

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