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Genetics and evolutionary ecology

Otso Ovaskainen, Henrik Johan de Knegt, and Maria del Mar Delgado

in Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Integrating models with data

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198714866
eISBN:
9780191783210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714866.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter introduces mathematical and statistical modelling approaches in genetics and evolutionary ecology. It starts with a conceptual section, continues with mathematical and statistical ... More


Dynamics of Genetic Differentiation in the Río Negro Tuco-tuco (Ctenomys rionegrensis) at the Local and Geographical Scales

Enrique P. Lessa, Gabriela Wlasiuk, and John Carlos Garza

in Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the patterns of genetic variation within the Río Negro tuco-tuco Ctenomys rionegrensis, which is distinguished by an unusual pattern of coat color polymorphism. It analyzes ... More


Evolution of Evolvability

Günter P. Wagner and Jeremy Draghi

in Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513678
eISBN:
9780262315142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513678.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter offers an essay on the evolution of evolvability. It investigates the most frequently cited arguments against the possibility that the evolution of evolvability might be the result of ... More


Career Beginnings and Science after the Thesis

Michael J. Wade

in Adaptation in Metapopulations: How Interaction Changes Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226129563
eISBN:
9780226129877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129877.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The author’s career options and interviews after completing his doctoral dissertation on group selection. The methods and terminology from animal breeding and family selection and their utility in ... More


Codon models as a vehicle for reconciling population genetics with inter-specific sequence data

Jeffrey L. Thorne, Nicolas Lartillot, Nicolas Rodrigue, and Sang Chul Choi

in Codon Evolution: Mechanisms and Models

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199601165
eISBN:
9780191810114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601165.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines how population genetic inferences can be made from inter-specific data, focusing on the study of inter-specific genetic variation in protein-coding DNA. It begins with a ... More


Parallel Evolution: What Does It (Not) Tell Us and Why Is It (Still) Interesting?

Thomas Lenormand, Luis-Miguel Chevin, and Thomas Bataillon

in Chance in Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401744
eISBN:
9780226401911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401911.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Parallel evolution has been used as “proof” of a bewildering array of sometimes contradictory assertions: that Darwinism is wrong, that selection is all powerful, that the modern synthesis is ... More


West Indian Mammals: The Old, the New, and the Recently Extinct

Liliana M. Dávalos and Samuel T. Turvey (eds)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The West Indian mammal fauna has played a key role in the development of biogeographic ideas for over a century, but a synthesis explaining regional patterns of mammal diversity and distribution in a ... More


Control of an invasive species: the American mink in Great Britain

Elaine J. Fraser, Lauren A. Harrington, David W. Macdonald, and Xavier Lambin

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

American mink, native to North America, have been transported around the world for fur farming – inevitably some individuals escaped, and they now occur in the wild across Eurasia and in South ... More


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