CAMBRIDGE, MA --(Marketwired - May 05, 2016) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology, edited by Dr. Richard Kliman. The four-volume set covers the entire field of evolutionary biology in an easy-to-search structure, making it an ideal reference for professionals and advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Elsevier also announced the publication of three related titles, including Genes and Evolution, the latest volume in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series.

Written by leading experts in the field, all articles in Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology are up to date and fully illustrated with in-text references that allow readers to easily access primary literature. Broad topics include the history of evolutionary biology; population genetics; quantitative genetics; speciation; life history evolution; evolution of sex and mating systems; evolutionary biogeography; evolutionary developmental biology; molecular and genome evolution; coevolution; phylogenetic methods; microbial evolution; diversification of plants and fungi; diversification of animals; and applied evolution.

Dr. Kliman is currently professor of biological sciences at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, where he teaches courses in genetics, evolution, ecology and statistics. His research interests center on questions in molecular evolution; speciation and natural history; and ecology and conservation. Much of this work has relied on population genetics/genomics and bioinformatics approaches. Dr. Kliman has served on multiple editorial boards and as a program director at the U.S. National Foundation.

With contributions from an international board of authors, Genes and Evolution covers topics such as genes and plant domestication; gene networks; phenotypic loss in vertebrates; reproducible evolutionary changes; and epithelial tissue. It is an invaluable reference for researchers in cell, developmental and molecular biology, as well as genetics.

In order to meet content needs in evolutionary biology, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topics. Editorial teams strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books, which will educate the next generation of evolutionary biologists and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

The four new evolutionary biology titles are:

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About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries,

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