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Three kinds of niche construction

Aaby BH, Ramsey G

Three kinds of niche construction. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axz054

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Anton SC, Potts R, Aiello LC. 2014

Evolution of early homo: an integrated biological perspective. Science. 345(6192): 1236828

Adam's Tongue Book Cover

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Adam’s Tongue: How Humans Made Language, How Language Made Humans. New York: Hill & Wang

PNAS Front cover

Boivin N, et al. 2016

Ecological consequences of human niche construction: examining long-term anthropogenic shaping of global species distributions. PNAS. 113(23): 6388-96

Evolution 59 Front cover

Boni MF, Feldman MW. 2005

Evolution of antibiotic resistance by human and bacterial niche construction. Evolution. 59(3): 477–91

Abstract from Bioscience 56

Boogert NJ, Laland KN, Paterson DM. 2006

The implications of niche construction and ecosystem engineering for conservation biology. Bioscience. 56(7): 570–78

Journal of Ecology front cover

Brathen KA, Raivolainen VT. 2015

Niche construction by growth forms is as strong a predictor of species diversity as environmental gradients. Journal of Ecology. 103(3):701–13

Ecology Letters front cover

Buser CC, Newcomb RD, Gaskett AC, Goddard MR. 2014

Niche construction initiates the evolution of mutualistic interactions. Ecology letters. 17(10): 1257-1264

Evolution 68 issue 11 front cover

Callahan BJ, Fukami T, Fisher DS. 2014

Rapid evolution of adaptive niche construction in experimental microbial populations. Evolution. 68(11): 3307-16

PNAS Front cover

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Controlled fire use in early humans might have triggered the evolutionary emergence of tuberculosis. PNAS. 113(32): 9051-6 

Abstract Birth of the Holobiont

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The birth of the holobiont: multi-species birthing through mutual scaffolding and niche construction. Biosemiotics. 8(2): 191-210 

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Chiu L. 2019

Decoupling, commingling, and the evolutionary significance of experiential niche construction. In Evolutionary Causation: Biological and Philosophical Reflections, ed. T Uller, KN Laland, pp. 127–52. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Abstract from Americal Naturalist

Clark AD, et al. 2020

Niche construction affects the variability and strength of natural selection. The American Naturalist. 195(1):16-30

Font Cover Bio Science

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Ecosystem engineering across environmental gradients: implications for conservation and management. BioScience. 56(3): 211–218

Front Cover PNAS

Creanza N, Feldman MW. 2014

Complexity in models of cultural niche construction with selection and homophily. PNAS. 111(Supplement 3):10830–37

PNAS front cover

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Cultural evolutionary theory: how culture evolves and why it matters. PNAS114(30): 7782-9 

Coevolution front cover

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Abstract Trends in Ecology & Evolution

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Macroevolution of ecosystem engineering, niche construction and diversity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 23(6): 304–10

Science 308 front cover

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Seeds of diversity. Science. 308(5729):1752–1753

Abstract from Developmental Science 16

Flynn EG, Laland KN, Kendal RK, Kendal JR. 2013

Developmental niche construction. Developmental Science. 16(2): 296-313 

Fogarty L & Creanza N 2017

The niche construction of cultural complexity: interactions between innovations, population size and the environment. Philosophical Transactions Royal Society B. 372(1735): 20160428 

Abstract from Journal of Ecology

Fogel BM, Crain CM, Bertness MD. 2004

Community level engineering effects of Triglochin maritima (seaside arrowgrass) in a salt marsh in northern New England, USA. Journal of Ecology. 92(4): 589-97

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The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional. London: Penguin

RSTB 366 front cover

Gerbault P, et al. 2011

Evolution of lactase persistence: an example of human niche construction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 366(1566):863–77

Quarterly review front cover

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A symbiotic view of life: we have never been individuals. Quarterly Review Biology. 87(4): 325-341 

Front cover Evolution & Development

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Developmental symbiosis facilitates the multiple origins of herbivory. Evolution and Development 22(1-2): 154-64

Trends in Ecology & Evolution front cover

Hamblin S. 2014

Viral niche construction alters hosts and ecosystems at multiple scales. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 29(11): 594-9

Abstract from Functional Ecology 7

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The ecological impact of animal nests and burrows. Functional Ecology. 7(1): 5–12

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Organisms as ecosystem engineers. Oikos. 69(3): 373-86

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Kendal JR, Tehrani JJ, Odling-Smee FJ. 2011

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American Naturalist front cover

Krakauer DC, Page KM, Erwin DH. 2009

Diversity, dilemmas, and monopolies of niche construction. The American Naturalist. 173(1):26–40

Abstract from Ecology Letters 11

Kylafis G, Loreau M. 2008

Ecological and evolutionary consequences of niche construction for its agent. Ecology Letters. 11(10):1072–81

Ecology Letters 14 front cover

Kylafis G, Loreau M. 2011

Niche construction in the light of niche theory. Ecology Letters. 14(2): 82-90 

Ecological Economics front cover

Laland KN, Boogert NJ. 2010.

Niche construction, co-evolution and biodiversity. Ecological Economics. 69(4): 731–736

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Cause and effect in biology revisited: is Mayr’s proximate-ultimate dichotomy still useful? Science. 334(6062):1512–16

Abstract from Biology & Philosophy

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More on how and why: cause and effect in biology revisited. Biology & Philosophy. 28(5):719–45

Abstract from PNAS

Laland KN, Odling-Smee FJ, Feldman MW. 1999

Evolutionary consequences of niche construction and their implications for ecology. PNAS. 96(18):10242–47

Book front cover

Laland KN, Odling-Smee FJ, Feldman MW. 2019

Understanding niche construction as an evolutionary process. In Evolutionary Causation: Biological and Philosophical Reflections, ed.T Uller, KN Laland, pp. 127–52. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Abstract from Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part B

Laland KN, Odling-Smee FJ, Gilbert SF. 2008

EvoDevo and niche construction: building bridges. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 310B(7):549–66

Abstract from Nature Reviews Genetics

Laland KN, Odling-Smee FJ, Myles S. 2010

How culture shaped the human genome: bringing genetics and the human sciences together. Nature Reviews Genetics. 11(2):137–48

Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

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Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony. How Culture Made the Human Mind. Princeton: Princeton University Press

Abstract from Journal of Evolutionary Biology

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The evolution of trans-generational altruism: kin selection meets niche construction. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 20(1):181–189

Abstract from Evolution

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The adaptive dynamics of niche constructing traits in spatially subdivided populations: Evolving posthumous extended phenotypes. Evolution. 62(3):549–66

Front cover Biological Journal

Lewens T. 2019

The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis: what is the debate about, and what might success for the extenders look like? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 127(4): 707–21

Ecological Monographs front cover

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Under niche construction: an operational bridge between ecology, evolution and ecosystem science. Ecological Monographs. 84(2): 245–263

Abstract from Current Biology 24

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Consequence of ecological, evolutionary and biogeochemical uncertainty for coral reef responses to climatic stress. Current Biology. 24(10): R413–23 

Abstract from Current Anthropology

O’Brien M, Laland KN. 2012

Genes, culture and agriculture: an example of human niche construction. Current Anthropology. 53(4): 434-70

Quarterly Review of Biology front cover

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Niche construction theory: a practical guide for ecologists. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 88(1):3–28

Niche Construction Front Cover

Odling-Smee FJ, Laland KN, Feldman MW. 2003

Niche Construction: The Neglected Process in Evolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press

Front cover Evolution

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Niche inheritance. In Evolution: The Extended Synthesis, ed M Pigliucci, G Müller, pp. 175–208. Cambridge: The MIT Press

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Front cover Biological Theory

Roughgarden J, et al. 2018

Holobionts as units of selection and a model of their population dynamics and evolution. Biological Theory. 13(1): 44-65 

Abstract from PLOS

San Roman M, Wagner A. 2018

An enormous potential for niche construction through bacterial cross-feeding in a homogeneous environment. PLoS computational biology. 14:(7): e1006340

Abstract from Ecology Letters

Schwab DB, Casasa S, Moczek AP. 2017

Evidence of developmental niche construction in dung beetles: effects on growth, scaling and reproductive success. Ecology Letters. 20(11): 1353–63 

American Naturalist front cover

Schwab DB, Riggs HE, Newton ILG, Moczek AP. 2016

Developmental and ecological benefits of the maternally transmitted microbiota in a dung beetleThe American Naturalist. 188(6): 679-82 

Evolution front cover

Scott-Phillips TC, et al. 2014

The niche construction perspective: a critical appraisal. Evolution. 68(5): 1231-43

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Spatial effects favour the evolution of niche construction. Theoretical population Biology. 70(4): 387-400

Abstract from Evolutionary Anthropology 16

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Niche construction and the behavioral context of plant and animal domestication. Evolutionary Anthropology. 16(5): 188–99

Organism & Environment Book cover

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Organism & environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Philosophy of Science front cover

Tanaka MM, Godfrey-Smith P, Kerr B. 2020

The dual landscape model of adaptation and niche construction. Philosophy of Science. https://doi.org/10.1086/708692

British journal front cover

Uller T, Helanterä H. 2019

Niche construction and conceptual change in evolutionary biology. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 70(2): 351-75

front cover Challenging the modern synthesis

Uller T, Helantera H. 2020

Heredity and evolutionary theory. In Challenging the Modern Synthesis: Adaptation, Development, and Inheritance, eds. P Huneman, DM Walsh, pp. 352.  New York: Oxford University Press

Abstract from Evolution

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Origins of altruism diversity II: runaway coevolution of altruistic strategies via reciprocal niche construction. Evolution. 66(8): 498–251

Organisms, Agency and Evolution

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PNAS Front cover

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Scale-invariant topology and bursty branching of evolutionary trees emerge from niche construction. PNAS. 117(14): 7879–87

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Abstract from Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 31

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