I was planning to wait until the issue was actually in print, or at least until all the articles were available in preprint, but there is already some buzz starting so here it is. The upcoming issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach, of which I was editor, is a special issue dedicated to eye evolution. The table of contents:

Evolution: Education and Outreach
Volume 1 Issue 4
The evolution of eyes
Edited by T. Ryan Gregory


1. Introduction by T. Ryan Gregory

2. Casting an Eye on Complexity by Niles Eldredge

Original science / evolution reviews

3. The Evolution of Complex Organs by T. Ryan Gregory

4. Opening the “black box”: the genetic and biochemical basis of eye evolution by Todd H. Oakley and M. Sabrina Pankey (coming soon)

5. A Genetic Perspective on Eye Evolution: Gene Sharing, Convergence and Parallelism by Joram Piatigorsky

6. The Origin of the Vertebrate Eye by Trevor D. Lamb, Edward N. Pugh, Jr., and Shaun P. Collin

7. Early Evolution of the Vertebrate Eye—Fossil Evidence by Gavin C. Young

8. Charting Evolution’s Trajectory: Using Molluscan Eye Diversity to Understand Parallel and Convergent Evolution by Jeanne M. Serb and Douglas J. Eernisse

9. Evolution of Insect Eyes: Tales of Ancient Heritage, Deconstruction, Reconstruction, Remodeling, and Recycling by Elke Buschbeck and Markus Friedrich

10. Exceptional Variation on a Common Theme: The Evolution of Crustacean Compound Eyes by Thomas W. Cronin and Megan L. Porter

11. The Causes and Consequences of Color Vision by Ellen J. Gerl and Molly R. Morris

12. The Evolution of Extraordinary Eyes: The Cases of Flatfishes and Stalk-eyed Flies by Carl Zimmer

13. Suboptimal optics: vision problems as scars of evolutionary history by Steven Novella (coming soon)

Curriculum articles

14. Losing sight of regressive evolution by Monika Espinasa and Luis Espinasa (coming soon)

15. Misconceptions About the Evolution of Complexity by Andrew J. Petto and Louise S. Mead

16. Bringing Homologies Into Focus by Anastasia Thanukos

Book reviews

17. Jay Hosler, An Evolutionary Novelty: Optical Allusions by Todd H. Oakley