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Ecology, Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations - Ilkka A. Hanski

Ecology, Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations

Paperback Published: 11th March 2004
ISBN: 9780123234483
Number Of Pages: 696

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This collection of specially commissioned articles looks at fragmented habitats, bringing together recent theoretical advances and empirical studies applying the metapopulation approach. Several chapters closely integrate ecology with genetics and evolutionary biology, and others illustrate how metapopulation concepts and models can be applied to answer questions about conservation, epidemiology, and speciation.
The extensive coverage of theory from highly regarded scientists and the many substantive applications in this one-of-a-kind work make it invaluable to graduate students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines.
* Provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of all aspects of metapopulation biology, integrating ecology, genetics, and evolution
* Developed by recognized experts, including Hanski who won the Balzan Prize for Ecological Sciences
* Covers novel applications of the metapopulation approach to conservation

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"Conservation biologists and ecologists in their quest for how best to preserve biodiversity in landscapes that are being rapidly fragmented may find intriguing avenues of thought in this newly edited volume of Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution of Metapopulations. " -Jennifer H. Mattei, Department of Biology, Sacred Heart University, in JOURNAL OF THE TORREY BOTANICAL SOCIETY, 2004 "A fascinating and timely collection of essays on one of the central paradigms of conservation biology. Excellent readings for anyone interested in current issues in population and community ecology, and a wonderful cource sourcebook. Highly recommended." -Simon Levin, Princeton University "As the science of ecology has matured, from descriptive studies to deeper understanding which blends theory, experiment and analytic observation, the dynamics of "metapopulations" has increasingly moved to centre stage. Gilpin and Hanski's edited volume in 1991 was a milestone, but the present volume marks the real arrival of this central sub-discipline of ecology. More explicitly, the ecology of metapopulations - persisting in shifting tensions as sub-populations arrive at or disappear from local sites - is treated definitively, from fundamental principles to practical examples. The underlying genetics and ecolution of such metapopulations are also explored, from various viewpoints; here the subject is still in a relatively early state, and I found these chapters richly provocative in suggestions for future research. The bibliography is encyclopaedic, constituting 84 of the book's 682 pages, and it alone is worth the purchase price." -Robert M. May, Zoology Department, Oxford University "Metapopulations have gone from an interesting idea to a core concept in ecological theory. There is perhaps no more challenging consideration in conservation biology than the need to manage species in a metapopulation context. Hanski and Gaggiotti's edited volume, unlike most edited volumes, is a collection of topnotch papers, many with something fresh to say. Modelers, ecologists, and conservationists will want to own this book. There is no better source of practical applications of the metapopulation framework than this book. If you are a population biologist or a conservation biologist, you need to read this book." -Peter Kareiva, Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy & Adjunct Professor, UCSB "This book provides a feast for those fascinated by spatial patterns and dynamics of populations, be they ecologists or geneticists. No fact of metpopulation or source-sink dynamics has escaped attention. The result is the most comprehensive treatment of metapopulations yet undertaken, and it will remain so for quite some time." -Peter Grant, Princeton University "In summary, this is a very good book, particularly for the intended audience of graduate students and researchers wanting to know more about the consequences and rewards of viewing the world through the eyes of a metapopulationist...It also piques one's curiosity and creates a desire to know what the equivalent book will look like a decade and a half from now." - Kirk A. Moloney, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University

Metapopulation biology: Past, present, and future
Metapopulation dynamics: Perspectives from landscape ecology
Continuous-space models for population dynamics
Metapopulation ecology
Metapopulation dynamics in highly fragmented landscapes
Application of stochastic patch occupancy models to real metapopulations
From metapopulations to metacommunities
Metapopulation genetics
Selection and drift in metapopulations
Metapopulations and coalescent theory
Metapopulation quantitative genetics: The quantitative genetics of population differentiation
Evolutionary dynamics in metapopulations
Life history evolution in metapopulations
Selection in metapopulations: The co-evolution of phenotype and context
Speciation in metapopulations Integration and applications
Causes, mechanisms and consequences of dispersal
Mechanisms of population extinction
Multilocus genotype methods for the study of metapopulation processes
Ecological and evolutionary consequences of source-sink population dynamics
Metapopulation dynamics of infectious diseases
Towards a metapopulation concept for plants
Long-term study of a plant-pathogen metapopulation
Metapopulation dynamics in changing environments: Butterfly responses to habitat and climate change
Inferring pattern and process in small mammal metapopulations: Insights from ecological and genetic data
Metapopulation dynamics and reserve network design
Viability analysis for endangered metapopulations: A diffusion approximation approach
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ISBN: 9780123234483
ISBN-10: 0123234484
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 696
Published: 11th March 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.5  x 3.73
Weight (kg): 1.23