Conservation Biology: Evolution in Action by Scott P. CarrollConservation Biology: Evolution in Action by Scott P. Carroll

Conservation Biology: Evolution in Action

EditorScott P. Carroll, Charles W. Fox

Paperback | September 11, 2008

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The main goal of this book is to encourage and formalize the infusion of evolutionary thinking into mainstream conservation biology. It reviews the evolutionary foundations of conservation issues, and unifies conceptual and empirical advances in evolutionary conservation biology. The book canbe used either as a primary textbook or as a supplementary reading in an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course - likely to be called Conservation Biology or in some cases Evolutionary Ecology. The focus of chapters is on current concepts in evolution as they pertain to conservation, andthe empirical study of these concepts. The balanced treatment avoids exhaustive reviews and overlapping duplication among the chapters. Little background in genetics is assumed of the reader.
Scott P. Carroll is a professor in the department of entomology at UC Davis. He received his B.S. in Ecology from the University of Minnesota, M.S. in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma, and his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Utah. Charles W. Fox is a professor in the department of entomology at the University of Kentucky...
Title:Conservation Biology: Evolution in ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:September 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195306783

ISBN - 13:9780195306781

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Table of Contents

Section 1 - Population structure and genetics of threatened taxa1. John C. Avise: The history, purview and future of conservation genetics2. David Reed: Effects of population size on population viability: from mutation to environmental catastrophes3. Barry W. Brook: Demographics versus genetics in conservation biology4. Julianno B. M. Sambatti, Eli Stahl and Susan Harrison: Metapopulation structure and the conservation consequences of population fragmentation5. Michele R. Dudash and Courtney J. Murren: The influence of breeding systems and mating systems on conservation genetics and conservation decisionsSection 2 - Conserving biodiversity within and among species6. Thomas B. Smith and Gregory F. Grether: The importance of conserving evolutionary processes7. Daniel P. Faith: Phylogenetic diversity and conservation8. Philippine Vergeer, N. Joop Ouborg, Andrew P. Hendry: Genetic considerations in introduction efforts9. Judith M. Rhymer: Hybridization, introgression and the evolutionary management of threatened speciesSection 3 - Evolutionary responses to environmental change10. Julie Etterson: Evolution in response to climate change11. George W. Gilchrist and Donna G. Folk: Evolutionary dynamics of adaptation to environmental stress12. Scott P. Carroll and Jason V. Watters: Managing phenotypic variability with genetic and environmental heterogeneity: adaptation as a first principle of conservation biology13. Elizabeth Grace Boulding: Genetic diversity, adaptive potential and population viability in changing environmentsSection 4 - Conservation and evolution in biotic interactions14. Craig W. Benkman, Thomas L. Parchman and Adam M. Siepielski: The geographic mosaic of co evolution and its conservation significance15. Scott P. Carroll and Charles W. Fox: The next communities: evolution and integration of invasive species16. Geerat J. Vermeij: Ecosystem recovery: Lessons from the past17. Sonia Altizer and Amy B. Pedersen: Host-pathogen evolution, biodiversity and disease risks for natural populationsSection 5 - Evolutionary management18. Maile C. Neel: Conservation planning and genetic diversity19. Michelle Marvier: Implications of transgene escape for conservation20. Mikko Heino and Ulf Dieckmann: Evolution and sustainability of harvested populations