Biology, Eighth Edition (Raven)
About the AuthorsJonathan Losos is a Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Losos’s research has focused on studying patterns of adaptive radiation and evolutionary diversification in lizards. The recipient of several awards, including the prestigious Theodosius Dobzhanksy and David Starr Jordan Prizes for outstanding young evolutionary biologists, Losos has published more than 100 scientific articles. Susan Singer is the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences in the department of biology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she has taught introductory biology, plant biology, genetics, plant development, and developmental genetics for 20 years. Her research interests are focused on the development and evolution of
flowering plants. Singer has authored numerous scientific publications on plant development, contributed chapters to developmental biology texts, and is actively involved with the
education efforts of several professional societies. She received the American Society of Plant Biology’s Excellence in Teaching Award, serves on the National Academies Board on Science Education, and chaired the National Research Council study committee that produced America’s Lab Report.Kenneth Mason is a Continuing Lecturer at Purdue University where he is responsible for the largest introductory biology course on campus. He is currently
collaborating with faculty in the College of Engineering on an innovative new course supported
by the National Science Foundation that combines biology, chemistry, and physics. Prior to Purdue, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas, where he did research on the genetics of pigmentation in amphibians, publishing both original work and reviews on the topic. While at KU he taught a variety of courses and wrote a lab manual used in the genetics laboratory course.