George Gaylord Simpson (1902-1984) was a leader in twentieth century vertebrate palaeontology, and he contributed to making the American Museum of Natural History a powerhouse in the field. In 1959, Simpson left his job at Read More
Professor Joe Cain has specialist research interests in they synthesis period of evolutionary studies, 1930s-1940s. Often called the “evolutionary synthesis” this period witnessed major changes in theory, practice, and community for evolutionary studies. It also witnessed the growth of organisational infrastructure associated with the subject, such as the journal Evolution and the Society fo the the Study of Evolution.
The Society for the Study of Evolution and its journal, Evolution, have their origins in the work of a small national committee of the National Research Council. This was organised by George Gaylord Simpson and Read More
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 is increasing for a revision. This book, Descended Read More