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Scientists are increasingly realizing that evolution can occur on timescales much shorter than the "long lapse of ages" that was emphasized by Darwin. In fact, evolutionary change is occurring all around us all the time. This book provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to eco-evolutionary dynamics, an exciting field that unifies evolution and ecology into a common conceptual framework focusing on rapid and dynamic ecological and evolutionary change. Topics range from natural selection, adaptive divergence, ecological speciation, and gene flow to population and community dynamics, ecosystem function, plasticity, and genomics. An essential introduction for students and researchers alike, Eco-evolutionary Dynamics reveals how evolution and ecology interact on short timescales to shape the world around us.