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Integrating Ecology and Evolution in a Spatial Context : 14th Special Symposium of the British Ecological Society - Jonathan W. Silvertown

Integrating Ecology and Evolution in a Spatial Context

14th Special Symposium of the British Ecological Society

By: Jonathan W. Silvertown (Editor), Janis Antonovics (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 2001
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The profound consequences of the deceptively obvious statement that plants stand still but their genes don't are only just becoming clear. In this volume, an international team of authors, experts in the field of population biology, aim to advance our understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes by integrating them within a common frame of reference: space. Processes operating at three different spatial scales are examined: that of the population, metapopulation and the geographical range. Themes that recur at these different scales include spatial population dynamics, population genetics at boundaries, the imprint of spatial population dynamics upon genetic structure, adaptation, evolution of mating systems and the consequences of population genetics for ecological dynamics. Whilst the focus is largely on plants, the questions addressed are equally applicable to animals. It will be a valuable tool for researchers and advanced students, not only in this field, but also evolutionary biology and resource management.

Populations
Plants stand still, but their genes don+t: non-trivial consequences of the obvious
Causes and effects of small-scale spatial structure in plant populations
Inferences about spatial processes in plant populations from the analysis of molecular markers
Mating systems and population genetic structure in the light of coalescent theory
Spatially explicit studies on the ecology and genetics of population margins
The scale of local adaptation in forest plants
Metapopulations
Spatially realistic models of metapopulation dynamics and their implications for ecological, genetic and evolutionary processes
Landscape fragmentation and the viability of plant populations
The interaction of genetic and demographic processes in plant metapopulations: a case study of Silene alba
The demography and genetics of host-pathogen interactions
Spatial dynamics of cytoplasmic male sterility
The evolution of seed heteromorphism in a metapopulation: interactions between dispersal and dormancy
Geography
Inferring glacial refugia and historical migrations with molecular phylogenies
From spatial patterns of genetic diversity to postglacial migration processes in forest trees
Comparative phylogeography of northwestern North America: a synthesis
A geographical context for the evolution of plant reproduction systems
Adaptation at the edge of a species+ range
The unified neutral theory of biodiversity and biogeography: a synopsis of the theory and some challenges ahead
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ISBN: 9780521549332
ISBN-10: 0521549337
Series: Symposia of the British Ecological Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 438
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.95