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Evolutionary Conservation Biology

Evolutionary Conservation Biology

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Adaptive Dynamics

Régis Ferrière, Ulf Dieckmann, Denis Couvet, Wilfried Gabriel, Stéphane Legendre, Mats Gyllenberg, Ilkka Hanski, Johan A. J. Metz, Richard Frankham, Joel Kingsolver, David Reznick, Helen Rodd, Leonard Nunney, Kimberly A. Hughes, Ryan Sawby, Alexandra G. Imasheva, Volker Loeschcke, Michael C. Whitlock, Reinhard Bürger, Christoph Krall, Oscar E. Gaggiotti, Robert D. Holt, Richard Gomulkiewicz, Kalle Parvinen, Bruno Colas, Chris D. Thomas, Judith Bronstein, Michel Loreau, Claire de Mazancourt, Donald A. Levin
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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521116084

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  • As anthropogenic environmental changes spread and intensify across the planet, conservation biologists have to analyze dynamics at large spatial and temporal scales. Ecological and evolutionary processes are then closely intertwined. In particular, evolutionary responses to anthropogenic environmental change can be so fast and pronounced that conservation biology can no longer afford to ignore them. To tackle this challenge, areas of conservation biology that are disparate ought to be integrated into a unified framework. Bringing together conservation genetics, demography, and ecology, this book introduces evolutionary conservation biology as an integrative approach to managing species in conjunction with ecological interactions and evolutionary processes. Which characteristics of species and which features of environmental change foster or hinder evolutionary responses in ecological systems? How do such responses affect population viability, community dynamics, and ecosystem functioning? Under which conditions will evolutionary responses ameliorate, rather than worsen, the impact of environmental change?

    • Unique introduction to this area of evolutionary conservation biology
    • Integrates disparate areas of conservation biology into a unified framework
    • Written by leading international experts for students, practitioners and researchers in conservation biology, ecology, genetics and evolution
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    'The book is certainly of much interest for students and researchers in conservation and related fields.' Folio Geobotanica

    'The book provides an excellent overview of current tools for modelling evolutionary processes associated with different types of populations and landscape patterns … Evolutionary Conservation Biology presents a great deal of useful information related to conservation geneticists and evolutionary ecology.' Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521116084
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 121 b/w illus. 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Contributing authors
    Acknowledgements
    Notational standards
    1. Introduction Régis Ferrière, Ulf Dieckmann and Denis Couvet
    Part A. Theory of Extinction: Introduction
    2. From individual interactions to population viability Wilfried Gabriel and Régis Ferrière
    3. Age structure, mating system and population viability Stéphane Legendre
    4. Spatial dimensions of population viability Mats Gyllenberg, Ilkka Hanski and Johan A. J. Metz
    Part B. The Pace of Adaptive Responses to Environmental Change: Introduction
    5. Responses to environmental change: adaptation or extinction Richard Frankham and Joel Kingsolver
    6. Empirical evidence for rapid evolution David Reznick, Helen Rodd and Leonard Nunney
    7. Genetic variability and life-history evolution Kimberly A. Hughes and Ryan Sawby
    8. Environmental stress and quantitative genetic variation Alexandra G. Imasheva and Volker Loeschcke
    Part C. Genetic and Ecological Bases of Adaptive Responses: Introduction
    9. Fixation of new mutations in small populations Michael C. Whitlock and Reinhard Bürger
    10. Quantitative-genetic models and changing environments Reinhard Bürger and Christoph Krall
    11. Adaptive dynamics and evolving biodiversity Ulf Dieckmann and Régis Ferrière
    Part D. Spatial Structure: Introduction
    12. Genetic structure in heterogeneous environments Oscar E. Gaggiotti and Denis Couvet
    13. Conservation implications of niche conservatism and evolution in heterogeneous environments Robert D. Holt and Richard Gomulkiewicz
    14. Adaptive responses to landscape disturbances: theory Kalle Parvinen
    15. Adaptive responses to landscape disturbances: empirical evidence Bruno Colas, Chris D. Thomas and Ilkka Hanski
    Part E. Community Structure:
    16. Co-evolutionary dynamics and extinction Judith Bronstein and Ulf Dieckmann
    17. Ecosystem evolution and conservation Michel Loreau, Claire de Mazancourt and Robert D. Holt
    18. The congener as an agent of extermination and rescue of rare species Donald A. Levin
    19. Epilogue Régis Ferrière, Ulf Dieckmann and Denis Couvet
    References
    Index.

  • Editors

    Régis Ferrière, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
    Dr. Régis Ferrière is Professor of Mathematical Ecology in the Department of Ecology at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France and Associate Professor of Evolutionary Ecology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.

    Ulf Dieckmann, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
    Dr. Ulf Dieckman is Project Leader, Adaptive Dynamics Network at the IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

    Denis Couvet, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
    Dr. Denis Couvet is Professor at Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France and Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

    Contributors

    Régis Ferrière, Ulf Dieckmann, Denis Couvet, Wilfried Gabriel, Stéphane Legendre, Mats Gyllenberg, Ilkka Hanski, Johan A. J. Metz, Richard Frankham, Joel Kingsolver, David Reznick, Helen Rodd, Leonard Nunney, Kimberly A. Hughes, Ryan Sawby, Alexandra G. Imasheva, Volker Loeschcke, Michael C. Whitlock, Reinhard Bürger, Christoph Krall, Oscar E. Gaggiotti, Robert D. Holt, Richard Gomulkiewicz, Kalle Parvinen, Bruno Colas, Chris D. Thomas, Judith Bronstein, Michel Loreau, Claire de Mazancourt, Donald A. Levin

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