Genetics and the origin of species: the continuing synthesis: a symposium in honor of Richard G. Harrison

Genetica. 2011 May;139(5):535-707. doi: 10.1007/s10709-010-9518-0. Epub 2010 Dec 9.


This is a special issue of Genetica that has its origins in a symposium held in honor of Richard G. Harrison at Ithaca, New York on July 22–23. Former students of Rick Harrison organized the symposium and most of the speakers were former students, as well. The quality and breadth of the talks were a testament to Rick’s influence as a thinker, synthesizer, and mentor and it is only appropriate to reflect on Rick’s contributions to the fields of evolutionary ecology, systematics, and genetics in this preface to the symposium articles.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Festschrift
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Mitochondrial / metabolism
  • Genetic Speciation*
  • Genetics / history*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • United States


  • DNA, Mitochondrial

Personal name as subject

  • Richard G Harrison