In 2001, Scott Gilbert introduced the concept of Ecological developmental biology as the effect of the environment influencing the establishment of a phenotype. The field has taken its time to grow and define what really undermines Ecological development and now nearly two decades later, a new niche of Eco-evo-devo has expanded its reach and continues to grow, getting ecologists, developmental and evolutionary biologists to think of the environmental impact on growth and sustenance of life.
In such exciting times, to recognise this new growing field of research, BMC Developmental biology, BMC Ecology, BMC Evolutionary biology, and EvoDevo jointly present the collection on ecological and evolutionary developmental biology (Eco-evo-devo for short).
This series is a collection of primary research articles and any methods that researchers wish to establish to this exciting and growing field.
Guest Editors (EvoDevo): Gaspar Jekely and Yi-Hsien Su