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Cambridge Studies in Adaptive Dynamics : Evolutionary Conservation Biology Series Number 4 - Regis Ferriere

Cambridge Studies in Adaptive Dynamics

Evolutionary Conservation Biology Series Number 4

By: Regis Ferriere (Editor), Ulf Dieckmann (Editor), Denis Couvet (Editor)


Published: 19th February 2007
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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, currently disparate areas of conservation biology 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?

'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 modeling 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

Contributing authors
Notational standards
Introduction Regis Ferriere, Ulf
Theory of Extinction: Introduction
From individual interactions to population viability
Age structure, mating system and population viability Stephane Legendre
Spatial dimensions of population viability
The Pace of Adaptive Responses to Environmental Change: Introduction
Responses to environmental change: adaptation or extinction
Empirical evidence for rapid evolution
Genetic variability and life-history evolution
Environmental stress and quantitative genetic variation
Genetic and Ecological Bases of Adaptive Responses: Introduction
Fixation of new mutations in small populations
Quantitative-genetic models and changing environments
Adaptive dynamics and evolving biodiversity Ulf
Spatial Structure: Introduction
Genetic structure in heterogeneous environments Oscar
Conservation implications of niche conservatism and evolution in heterogeneous environments
Adaptive responses to landscape disturbances: theory
Adaptive responses to landscape disturbances: empirical evidence
Community Structure
Coevolutionary dynamics and extinction Judith Bronstein and Ulf
Ecosystem evolution and conservation
The congener as an agent of extermination and rescue of rare species
Epilogue Regis Ferriere, Ulf
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ISBN: 9780521827003
ISBN-10: 0521827000
Series: Cambridge Studies in Adaptive Dynamics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 19th February 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.83