Conservation biology : evolution in action /

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 can be use...

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Other Authors: Carroll, Scott P., Fox, Charles W.
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Population structure and genetics of threatened taxa
  • Introduction / Charles W. Fox, Scott P. Carroll
  • The history, purview, and future of conservation genetics / John C. Avise
  • Effects of population size on population viability: from mutation to environmental catastrophes / David H. Reed
  • Demographics versus genetics in conservation biology / Barry W. Brook
  • Metapopulation structure and the conservation consequences of population fragmentation / Julianno B.M. Sambatti, Eli Stahl, Susan Harrison
  • The influence of breeding systems and mating systems on conservation genetics and conservation decisions / Michele R. Dudash, Courtney J. Murren
  • Part II: Conserving biodiversity within and among species
  • Introduction / Fred W. Allendorf
  • The importance of conserving evolutionary processes / Thomas B. Smith, Gregory F. Grether
  • Phylogenetic diversity and conservation / Daniel P. Faith
  • Genetic considerations of introduction efforts / Philippine Vergeer, N. Joop Ouborg, Andrew P. Hendry
  • Hybridization, introgression, and the evolutionary management of threatened species / Judith M. Rhymer
  • Part III: Evolutionary responses to environmental change
  • Introduction / George W. Gilchrist, Donna G. Folk
  • Evolution in response to climate change / Julie R. Etterson
  • Evolutionary dynamics of adaptation to environmental stress / George W. Gilchrist, Donna G. Folk
  • Managing phenotypic variability with genetic and environmental heterogeneity: adaptation as a first principle of conservation practice / Scott P. Campbell, Jason V. Watters
  • Genetic diversity, adaptive potential, and population viability in changing environments / Elizabeth Grace Boulding
  • Part IV: Conservation of the coevolving web of life
  • Introduction / John N. Thompson
  • The geographic mosaic of coevolution and its conservation significance / Craig W. Benkman, Thomas L. Parchman, Adam M. Siepielski
  • The next communities: evolution and integration of invasive species
  • Scott P. Carroll, Charles W. Fox
  • Ecosytem recovery: lessons from the past / Geerat J. Vermeij
  • Host-patogen evolution, biodiversity, and disease risks for natural populations / Sonia Altizer, Amy B. Pedersen
  • Part V: Evolutionary Management
  • Introduction / Michael T. Kinnison
  • Conservation planning and genetic diversity / Maile C. Neel
  • Implications of transgene escape for conservation / Michelle Marvier
  • Evolution and sustainability of harvested populations / Mikko Heino, Ulf Dieckmann.