Friday, February 25, 2005

248: Coyne (2005) Ernst Mayr. Science 307 (5713): 1212

Science -- Coyne 307 (5713): 1212:

Mayr nevertheless solved a major problem that eluded Darwin: the origin of biodiversity. Despite the title of his greatest work, Darwin made little contribution to understanding the origin of species. Rather, he explained the origin of features within species. Although others contributed to explaining how new species arise, Mayr and Dobzhansky get the most credit for synthesizing and revitalizing studies of speciation.