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 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.
- Paperback | 392 pages
- 175.26 x 248.92 x 20.32mm | 816.46g
- 25 Sep 2008
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 68 black and white illustrations
About Scott P. Carroll
Scott P. Carroll is an evolutionary biologist in the department of entomology at UC Davis. Charles W. Fox is a professor in the department of entomology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. He is executive editor of the journal Functional Ecology.
Table of contents
SECTION 1 - POPULATION STRUCTURE AND GENETICS OF THREATENED TAXA; SECTION 2 - CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY WITHIN AND AMONG SPECIES; SECTION 3 EVOLUTIONARY RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE; SECTION 4 CONSERVATION AND EVOLUTION IN BIOTIC INTERACTIONS; SECTION 5 EVOLUTIONARY MANAGEMENT; REFERENCES CITED