Evolutionary Developmental Biology

A Reference Guide

  • Laura Nuno de la Rosa
  • Gerd Müller


  • First comprehensive reference work in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

  • Covers current subjects in the field by providing a detailed state of the art overview

  • Treats the topic in an highly interdisciplinary manner, making the content of interest for users in various scientific fields

Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Laura Nuño de la Rosa, Gerd B. Müller
  2. Simon Bourdareau, Laure Mignerot, Svenja Heesch, Akira F. Peters, Susana M. Coelho, J. Mark Cock
  3. Borja Esteve-Altava, Diego Rasskin-Gutman
  4. Paula N. Gonzalez, Jimena Barbeito-Andrés
  5. John N. Thompson, Kari A. Segraves, David M. Althoff
  6. Robert C. Richardson
  7. Miquel Marin-Riera, Isaac Salazar-Ciudad
  8. Diego Rasskin-Gutman, Borja Esteve-Altava
  9. George R. McGhee
  10. Rie Kusakabe, Shigeru Kuratani
  11. Ariel D. Chipman
  12. James DiFrisco
  13. Annalise B. Paaby, Nicholas D. Testa
  14. Eric S. Haag, John R. True

About this book


This reference work provides an comprehensive and easily accessible source of information on numerous aspects of Evolutionary Developmental Biology. The work provides an extended overview on the current state of the art of this interdisciplinary and dynamic scientific field. The work is organized in thematic sections, referring to the specific requirements and interests in each section in far detail. “Evolutionary Developmental Biology – A Reference Guide” is intended to provide a resource of knowledge for researchers engaged in evolutionary biology, developmental biology, theoretical biology, philosophy of sciences and history of biology.


History of Evo-Devo Macroevolutionary Patterns Mechanisms of Evolution Theoretical Biology evolutionary concepts

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Nuno de la Rosa
    • 1
  • Gerd Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Complutense University of MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.The KLI InstituteKlosterneuburgAustria

About the editors

Laura Nuño de la Rosa, PhD, is a philosopher of science working on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology, with a special emphasis on evo-devo. Graduated in Humanities, in 2010 she obtained a Masters Degree in Biophysics at the Autonomous University of Madrid. In 2012 she obtained a PhD in Philosophy with a thesis on the problem of organismal form, jointly from Complutense University of Madrid and Pantheon-Sorbonne University. After enjoying postdoc positions at the KLI Institute (Klosterneuburg, Austria) and the University of the Basque Country, in 2015 she joined the Department of Logic and Theoretical Philosophy at the Complutense University, where she currently holds a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship. ​

Gerd B. Müller, M.D., Ph.D., is professor emeritus at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he headed the Department of Theoretical Biology. He is president of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Klosterneuburg, Austria, and president of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology. His research interests include developmental patterning, evolutionary innovation, evo-devo, and evolutionary theory.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Evolutionary Developmental Biology
  • Book Subtitle A Reference Guide
  • Editors Laura Nuno de la Rosa
    Gerd Müller
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Springer Reference Biomedicine & Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-33038-9
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Evolutionary Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Philosophy of Biology