Conservation Biology: Evolution in Action

Conservation Biology: Evolution in Action

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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 can be 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, and the 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.... Palumbi, 2001a), it can influence the dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems as well (Fussman et al., 2007; Hairston et ... (Waples, 1995) or in attempts to minimize the evolutionary genetic problems faced by small populations (Amos aamp; Balmford, 2001). ... 19) addresses an evolutionary management issue unique to our time: the evolutionary risks presented by the escape of transgenes.

Title:Conservation Biology: Evolution in Action
Author: Scott P. Carroll, Charles W. Fox
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2008-08-15

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