Ecology, Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations

Ecology, Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations

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Ecology, Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations is acollection of specially commissioned articles that 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.
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  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 175 x 254 x 37.34mm | 1,420g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0123234484
  • 9780123234483
  • 1,421,505

Table of contents

Table of contents
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
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Review quote

"Conservation biologists and ecologists in their quest for how best to preserve biodiversity in landscapes that are being rapidly fragmented may find intriguing avenues of thought in this newly edited volume of Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution of Metapopulations. "
-Jennifer H. Mattei, Department of Biology, Sacred Heart University, in JOURNAL OF THE TORREY BOTANICAL SOCIETY, 2004

"Excellent readings for anyone interested in current issues in population and community ecology, and a wonderful cource sourcebook. Highly recommended."
-Simon Levin, Princeton University

"There is no better source of practical applications of the metapopulation framework than this book.
-Peter Kareiva, Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy & Adjunct Professor, UCSB

"Th[is] result is the most comprehensive treatment of metapopulations yet undertaken, and it will remain so for quite some time."
-Peter Grant, Princeton University

"...this is a very good book, particularly for the intended audience of graduate students and researchers."
- Kirk A. Moloney, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University
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About Ilkka A. Hanski

Hanski obtained his first degree in zoology and botany in 1976 from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and his D.Phil. in zoology in 1979 from the University of Oxford. Since then he has been a postdoctoral researcher and faculty member at the University of Helsinki and is currently research professor in the Academy of Finland, where he directs the Metapopulation Research Group, one of the national Centers of Excellence in Research. In addition, he has served on the scientific advisory board of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and has been on the steering group of the DIVERSITAS Programme on Biodiversity. He was foreign vice president of the Society for the Study of Evolution. He has served on the editorial boards of Trends in Ecology and Evolution, The American Naturalist, Journal of Insect Conservation, Global Change Biology, Annales Zooligici Fennici, Oecologia, Oikos, and Theoretical Population Biology. In 1999, he received the International Ecology Institute Prize in Terrestrial Ecology as well as the President's Gold Medal from the British Ecological Society. In 2000, Hanski was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 2001, he received the Sewall Wright Award from the American Society of Naturalists.
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