An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15951 entries, 13922 authors and 1934 subjects. Updated: November 30, 2023

WILSON, Edward Osborne

3 entries
  • 14065

Character displacement.

Systematic Zoology, 5, 49-64, 1956.

In this paper Brown and Wilson defined character displacement as follows: "Two closely related species have overlapping ranges. In the parts of the ranges where one species occurs alone, the populations of that species are similar to the other species and may even be very difficult to distinguish from it. In the area of overlap, where the two species occur together, the populations are more divergent and easily distinguished, i.e., they 'displace' one another in one or more characters. The characters involved can be morphological, ecological, behavioral, or physiological; they are assumed to be genetically based."

  • 8155

The theory of island biogeography.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1967.

MacArthur and Wilson showed that the species richness of an area could be predicted in terms of such factors as habitat area, immigration rate and extinction rate.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, Biogeography
  • 257.6

Sociobiology: The new synthesis.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975.

Integration of biological and evolutionary theory with the study of social behavior and social organization of animal populations.

Subjects: BIOLOGY, EVOLUTION, Sociobiology