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coevolution

[¦kō‚ev·ə′lü·shən]
(evolution)
An evolutionary pattern based on the interaction among major groups or organisms with an obvious ecological relationship; for example, plant and plant-eater, flower and pollinator.
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It shows how positive environmental feedback associated with the successful strategy vector caused coevolutionary lock-in and how this can illuminate time-paced evolution (Gersick, 1994; Brown and Eisenhardt, 1997) and the dynamics of competitive intensity (Barnett, 1997).
It arose through a coevolutionary process, the simultaneous evolution of rules of behavior used by the individual agents.
The observable variation is observable only because other possible variations have already been deselected: the covariation between randomness and historicity evolves in a coevolutionary process.
The coevolutionary potential of a "generalist" parasite.
Thiele's coevolutionary fourth wave is fed by three currents: sustainable development, with its focus on the longterm future; environmental justice and its expansion of environmentalism to encompass the poor, ethnic minorities, and indigenous peoples disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards; and biocentrism, with its concern for the nonhuman world.
Moreover, institutional change is more likely to occur if it is supplemented by favorable coevolutionary factors.
Ehrlich and Raven (1964) argued that the patterns of host plant association that we observe today have been shaped by a stepwise coevolutionary process in which plants evolve defenses against natural enemies, and these enemies in turn evolve new capacities to cope with these defenses.
The balance of nature idea, on this reading, amounts to the claim that natural selection has produced a high level of coevolutionary relationship among the various species in the community--there is a great degree of interspecific interdependence in the determinants of fitness.
The best research strategy for gene-culture coevolutionary theory, and the
During this process, the duplicated QTL have retained similar functions, and presumably were tempered by coevolutionary processes of host-pathogen interactions.
"Beyond Materialism: A Coevolutionary Reinterpretation of the Environmental Crisis." Review of Social Economy, 1995, 53, 475-492.
A key challenge of coevolutionary studies is to understand the ecological and evolutionary factors driving interacting species to undergo progressive bouts of reciprocal evolutionary change (Ehrlich and Raven 1964, Janzen 1980, Thompson 1989).