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Evolutionary potential and constraints in wild populations

Céline Teplitsky, Matthew R. Robinson, and Juha Merilä

in Quantitative Genetics in the Wild

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199674237
eISBN:
9780191779275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674237.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ecology

This chapter asks: How can evolutionary potential be measured? The question is deceptively simple: whilst evolutionary potential is typically defined on a per-trait basis, it has become clear that ... More


Conservation in the crossroads of history

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean: Insights for conservation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198835141
eISBN:
9780191872884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835141.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The first six chapters of this book describe the range of historical and contemporary processes that underlie the wealth, diversity, and divergence of natural populations and species in the ... More


Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean: Insights for conservation

John D. Thompson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198835141
eISBN:
9780191872884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835141.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean: Insights for conservation brings together a diverse literature on the Mediterranean flora in a detailed but synthetic account of plant evolutionary ecology. The ... More


Genetic rescue by augmenting gene flow

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, Katherine Ralls, Mark D. B. Eldridge, Michele R. Dudash, Charles B. Fenster, Robert C. Lacy, and Paul Sunnucks

in Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198783398
eISBN:
9780191826313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783398.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Inbreeding is reduced and genetic diversity enhanced when a small isolated inbred population is crossed to another unrelated population. Crossing can have beneficial or harmful effects on fitness, ... More


Stochasticity due to finiteness

Liz Pásztor, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Gabriella Magyar, Tamás Czárán, and Géza Meszéna

in Theory-Based Ecology: A Darwinian approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199577859
eISBN:
9780191823787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577859.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The inherent stochastic nature of individual life histories implies that finite populations always carry a risk of going extinct, even if their long-term growth potential is positive. The ... More


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