Ecology, Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations

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byHanski, Ilkka A., Ilkka A. HanskiEditorOscar E. Gaggiotti

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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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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...

Format:OtherDimensions:696 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2004Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080530699

ISBN - 13:9780080530697

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Table of contents
Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1 Metapopulation biology: Past, present, and future
Chapter 2 Metapopulation dynamics: Perspectives from landscape ecology
Chapter 3 Continuous-space models for population dynamics
Metapopulation ecology
Chapter 4 Metapopulation dynamics in highly fragmented landscapes

Chapter 5 Application of stochastic patch occupancy models to real metapopulations
Chapter 6 From metapopulations to metacommunities
Metapopulation genetics
Chapter 7 Selection and drift in metapopulations
Chapter 8 Metapopulations and coalescent theory
Chapter 9 Metapopulation quantitative genetics: The quantitative genetics of population differentiation
Evolutionary dynamics in metapopulations
Chapter 10 Life history evolution in metapopulations
Chapter 11 Selection in metapopulations: The co-evolution of phenotype and context
Chapter 12 Speciation in metapopulations
Integration and applications
Chapter 13 Causes, mechanisms and consequences of dispersal
Chapter 14 Mechanisms of population extinction
Chapter 15 Multilocus genotype methods for the study of metapopulation processes
Chapter 16 Ecological and evolutionary consequences of source-sink population dynamics
Chapter 17 Metapopulation dynamics of infectious diseases
Chapter 18 Towards a metapopulation concept for plants
Chapter 19 Long-term study of a plant-pathogen metapopulation
Chapter 20 Metapopulation dynamics in changing environments: Butterfly responses to habitat and climate change
Chapter 21 Inferring pattern and process in small mammal metapopulations: Insights from ecological and genetic data
Chapter 22 Metapopulation dynamics and reserve network design
Chapter 23 Viability analysis for endangered metapopulations: A diffusion approximation approach
Bibliography
Index