The author presents a compelling forum of ideas and long-standing debates on whether the genome is principally evolving adaptively or neutrally; gradually or through large leaps; and whether species boundaries are distinct or porous. Trends in Ecology and Evolution
About the Author
Antonio Fontdevila was born in Barcelona, Spain. After completing a postdoc at the University of California, Davis, he returned to Spain where he was a Professor of Genetics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (1973-1980) and then at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (1980-2008), where he remains as an active Emeritus Professor. During this time he was Chairman of his department (1988-90), supervised 16 Ph.D. theses, was Visiting Professor at more than 20 universities and invited speaker more than 35 times in 10 different countries.