Synthesis Period

Building Context for the Evolutionary Synthesis

The synthesis period in evolutionary studies (most people call this the “evolutionary synthesis”) of the 1930s and 1940 has had a standard narrative for many years, but pressure has increasing for a revision. Descended from Darwin: More…


Society for the Study of Speciation – 1941 documents

by ProfJoeCain in Edited Books

Organising the Society for the Study of Speciation was a simple affair in 1939. The job of implementing its vision fell upon the entomologist Alfred Emerson, recruited to serve as Secretary. ‘The need was felt by More...

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