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  Books

Mayr, E. 1941. List of New Guinea birds. New York: American Museum of Natural History.

—— 1942. Systematics and the Origin of Species. New York: Columbia University Press.

—— 1945. Birds ofthe Southwest Pacific. New York: The Macmillan Company.

—— 1963. Animal Species and Evolution. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

—— 1970. Populations, Species, and Evolution. Cambridge MA: Belknap Press.

—— 1976. Evolution and the Diversity of Life: Selected Essays. Cambridge MA: Belknap Press.

—— 1982. The Growth of Biological Thought. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. PDF Excerpt

—— 1988. Towards a New Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

—— 1991. One Long Argument. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

—— 1997. This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

—— 2002. What Evolution Is. New York: Basic Books.

—— 2004. What Makes Biology Unique? Cambridge MA: Cambridge University Press.

Jepsen, G., G.G. Simpson, and Ernst Mayr., eds., 1949. Genetics, Paleontology, and Evolution. Princeton Univ. Press.

Mayr, E. and P. Ashlock. 1969. Principles of Systematic Zoology. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Mayr, E. and J. Delacour. 1946. Birds of the Phillppines. New York: The Macmillan Co.

Mayr, E. and J. Diamond. 2001. Birds of Northern Melanesia. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mayr, E., E. Linsley, and R. Usinger. 1953. Methods and Principles of Systematic Zoology. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Mayr, E., and W. B. Provine, eds., 1980. The Evolutionary Synthesis. Cambridge MS: Harvard University Press.



  Selected Papers

Mayr, E. 1923. Die Kolbenente (Nyroca rufina) auf dem Durchzuge in Sachsen. Ornithologische Monatsberichte 31: 135-136.

—— 1930. My Dutch New Guinea Expedition. 1928. Ornithologische Monatsberichte 36: 20-26.

—— 1931. Birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition: XII Notes on Halcyon chloris and some of its subspecies. American Museum Novitates no. 469.

—— 1932. A tenderfoot explorer in New Guinea. Natural History 32 (Jan.-Feb.): 83-97.

—— 1933. Notes on the variation of immature and adult plumages in birds and a physiological explanation of abnormal plumages. Amer. Mus. Novit. no. 666, pp. 1-10.

—— 1934. Notes on the genus Petroica. Amer. Mus. Novit. no. 714, pp. 1-19.

—— 1935. Bernard Altum and the territory theory. Proceedings of the Linnaean Society of New York 45, 46: 24-38.

—— 1940. Speciation phenomena in birds. American Naturalist 74 (752): 249-278.

—— 1941. Borders and subdivision of the Polynesian region as based on our knowledge of the distribution of birds. Proceedings of the 6th Pacific Scientific Congress 4: 191-195.

—— 1941. The origin and the history of the bird fauna of Polynesia. Proc. 6th Pacific. Sci. Cong. 4: 197-216.

—— 1943. The zoogeographic position of the Hawaiian islands. The Condor 45 (2): 45-48. [PDF]

—— 1943. A journey to the Solomons. Natural History 52: 30-37, 48.

—— 1944. The birds of Timor and Sumba. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 82: 127-194.

—— 1944. Wallace's line in the light of recent zoogeographic studies. Quart. Rev. Biol. 29: 1-14.

—— 1944. Timor and the colonization of Australia by birds. Emu 44: 113-130.

—— 1945. Symposium on age of the distribution pattern of gene arrangements in Drosophila psudoobscura: introduction and some evidence in favor of a recent date. Lloydia 8: 69-83.

—— 1946. History of the North American bird fauna. Wilson Bulletin 58: 3-41. [PDF]

—— 1946. The number of species of birds. Auk. 63: 64-69.

—— 1946. The naturalist in Leidy's time and today. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil. 98: 271-276.

—— 1946. Experiments on sexual isolation in Drosophila. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 32 (March 15): 57-59.

—— 1946. Experiments on sexual isolation in Drosophila. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 32 (May 15): 120-128.

—— 1947. Ecological factors in speciation. Evolution 1 (4): 263-288.

—— 1948. The bearing of the new systematics on genetical problems. In Advances in Genetics, vol. 2. New York: Academic Press, pp. 209-237.

—— 1948. The new Sanford Hall. Natural History 57 (June): 248-54.

—— 1950. The role of the antennae in the mating behavior of female Drosophila. Evolution 4: 149-154.

—— 1952. The problem of land connections across the South Atlantic, with special reference to the Mesozoic." Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 99: 85, 255-258.

—— 1954. Change of genetic environment and evolution. In Julian Huxley et al., eds., Evolution as a Process. London: Allen and Unwin, pp. 157-180.

—— 1955. Karl Jordan's contribution to current concepts in systematics and evolution. Trans. R. Ent. Soc. Lon. 107: 45-66.

—— 1957. Species concepts and definitions. In E. Mayr, ed., The Species Problem, Washington DC: AAAS, No. 50, pp. 371-388.

—— 1959. Where are we? Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 24: 409-440.

—— 1959. Darwin and the evolutionary theory in biology. In B. J. Meggers, ed., Evolution and Anthropology: A Centennial Appraisal. Washington DC: The Anthropological Society of Washington, pp. 1-10.

—— 1959. Agassiz, Darwin, and evolution. Harvard Library Bulletin 13: 165-194.

—— 1960. The emergence of evolutionary novelties. In S. Tax, ed., Evolution After Darwin. Volume I, The Evolution of Life. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, pp. 349-380.

—— 1961. Cause and effect in biology: kinds of causes, predictability, and teleology are viewed by a practicing biologist. Science 134: 1501-1506

—— 1962. Accident or design: The paradox of evolution. In G. W. Leeper, ed., The Evolution of Living Organisms. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, pp. 1-14.

—— 1963. The new versus the classical in science. Science 141 (3583): 765.

—— 1964. Inferences concerning the Tertiary American bird faunas. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 51 (February 15): 280-288.

—— 1964. The evolution of living systems. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 51 (May 15): 934-941.

—— 1964. Introduction. In C. Darwin, On the Origin Of Species: A Facsimile of the First Edition, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. vii-xxv.

—— 1965. Avifauna: turnover on islands. Science 150: 1587-88.

—— 1969. Discussion: footnotes on the philosophy of biology. Philosophy of Science 36: 197-202.

—— 1972. Continental drift and the history of the Austrailan bird fauna. Emu 72: 26-28.

—— 1972. The nature of the Darwinian revolution: acceptance of evolution by natural selection reqired the rejection of many previously held concepts. Science 176: 981-989.

—— 1972. Geography and ecology as faunal determinants. In K. H. Voous, ed., Proceedings 15th International Ornithological Congress, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 549-561.

—— 1972. Lamarck revisited. Jour. Hist. Biol. 5: 55-94.

—— 1974. Cladistic analysis or cladistic classification. Zeits. Zool. Syst. Evolutionsforschung 12: 94-128.

—— 1974. Teleological and teleonomic: A new analysis. Boston studies in the Philosophy of Science 14: 91-117.

—— 1975. The unity of the genotype. Biol. Zentralb. 94: 377-388.

—— 1976. Study of evolution, historically viewed. In C. E. Goulden, ed., Changing Scenes in the Natural Sciences, 1776-1976. Philadelphia: Acad. Nat. Sci., pp. 39-58.

—— 1978. Tenure: A sacred cow? Science 199 (March 24): 1293.

—— 1980. How I became a Darwinian. In E. Mayr and W. B. Provine, eds., The Evolutionary Synthesis. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 413-423.

—— 1981. Adaptation and selection. Biol. Zentralb. 101: 161-174.

—— 1981. Evolutionary biology. In W. Shripshire Jr, ed., The Joys of Research Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. 147-162.

—— 1982. Speciation and macroevolution. Evolution. 36: 1119-1132.

—— 1982. Processes of speciation in animals. In Mechanisms of Speciation (Rome symposium 1982). New York: Alan R. Liss, pp. 1-19.

—— 1984. The concept of finality in Darwin and after Darwin. Scientia 118: 97-117.

—— 1984. The triumph of the evolutionary synthesis. Times Literary Supplement no. 4, 257, Nov. 2, pp. 1261-62.

—— 1984. Evolution and ethics. In A. L. Caplan and B. Jennings, eds., Darwin, Mars and Freud: Their influence on Moral Theory New York: Plenum Press, pp. 35-46.

—— 1985. Darwin's five theories of evolution. In D. Kohn, ed., The Darwinian Heritage. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. 755-772.

—— 1985. How biology differs from the physical sciences. In D. J. Depew and B. H. Weber, eds., Evolution at a Crossroads: The New Biology and the New Philosophy of Science Cambridge MS: MIT Press, pp. 43-63.

—— 1988. The why and how of species. Biology and Philosophy 3: 431-441

—— 1988. The multiple meanings of teleological. In E. Mayr, Towards a New Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 38-66.

—— 1988. Is biology truly an autonomous science? In E. Mayr, Towards a New Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

—— 1992. Speciational evolution or punctuated equilibria. In Albert Somit and Steven Peterson. The Dynamics of Evolution. New York: Cornell University Press, pp. 21-48.

—— 1992. The idea of teleology. Journal of the History of Ideas 53 (1): 117-135.

—— 1996. What is a species, and what is not? Philosophy of Science 63 (June): 262-277.

—— 1996. The autonomy of biology: the position of biology among the sciences. Quart. Rev. Bio. 71 (1): 97-106. [PDF]

—— 1997. The objects of selection. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94 (March): 2091-2094. [PDF]

—— 1998. Two empires or three?. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95 (August 18): 9720-9723. [PDF]

—— 1999. The concerns of science. Skeptical Inquirer 19 (July-August): 65.

—— 1999. Darwin's influence on modern thought Crafoord Prize lecture, September 23, 1999.

—— 2000. Biology in the Twenty-First Century. Bioscience 50 (Oct. 2000): 895-897.

—— 2001. The philosophical foundations of Darwinism. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 145 (4): 488-495.

—— 2002. The biology of race and the concept of equality. Daedalus (Winter): 89-94.

—— 2002. G. Ledyard Stebbins. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 146: 129-131


  Co-authored Manuscripts

Diamond, J. and E. Mayr. 1976. Species-area relation for birds of the Solomon Archipelago. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 73 (January): 262-266.

Dobzhansky, Th., and E. Mayr. 1944. Experiments on sexual isolation in Drosophila. I. geographic strains of Drosophila willistoni. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 30 (September 15): 238-244.

Mayr, E. and D. Amadon. 1951. A classification of recent birds. American Museum Novitates. 1496: 453-473

Mayr, E. and W. J. Bock. 1994. Provisional classifications v. standard avian sequences: heuristics and communication in ornithology. Ibis 136 (1): 12-18.

——— 2002. Classifications and other ordering systems. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Research 40 (2002): 169–194. [PDF]

Mayr, E., and J. Diamond. 1976. Birds on islands in the sky: origin of the Montane Avifauna of Northern Melanesia. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 73 (May): 1765-1769.

Mayr, E., E. Linsley, and R. Usinger. 1953. Methods and Principles of Systematic Zoology. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Mayr, E., and T. Dobzhansky. 1945. Experiments on sexual isolation in Drosophila IV. modification of the degree of isolation between Drosophila pseudoobscura and Drosophila persimilis and of sexual preferences in Drosophila prosaltans. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 31 (February 15): 75-82.

Mayr, E., and W. Meise. 1929. Zeitschriftenverzeichnis des Museums für Naturkunde. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 14: 1-187.

Mayr, E., and C. B. Rosen. 1956. Geographic variation and hybridization in populations of Bahama snails (Cerion). American Museum Novitates 1806 (December 7): 1-48.

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