Evolution in Action
This edited volume will provide a treatment of evolutionary conservation biology that introduces and explains major concepts and also unifies recent theoretical and empirical advances.
SECTION 1 - POPULATION STRUCTURE AND GENETICS OF THREATENED TAXA; 1. The history, purview and future of conservation genetics John C. Avise; 2. Effects of population size on population viability: from mutation to environmental catastrophes David Reed; 3. Demographics versus genetics in conservation biology Barry W. Brook; 4. Metapopulation structure and the conservation consequences of population fragmentation Julianno B. M. Sambatti, Eli Stahl 5. The influence of breeding systems and mating systems on conservation genetics and conservation decisions Michele R. Dudash SECTION 2 - CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY WITHIN AND AMONG SPECIES; 6. The importance of conserving evolutionary processes Thomas B. Smith and Gregory F. Grether; 7. Phylogenetic diversity and conservation Daniel P. Faith; 8. Genetic considerations in introduction efforts Philippine Vergeer, N. Joop Ouborg, Andrew P. Hendry; 9. Hybridization, introgression and the evolutionary management of threatened species Judith M. Rhymer; SECTION 3 EVOLUTIONARY RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE; 10. Evolution in response to climate change Julie Etterson; 11. Evolutionary dynamics of adaptation to environmental stress George W. Gilchrist and Donna G. Folk; 12. Managing phenotypic variability with genetic and environmental heterogeneity: adaptation as a first principle of conservation biology Scott P. Carroll and Jason V. Watters; 13. Genetic diversity, adaptive potential and population viability in changing environments Elizabeth Grace Boulding; SECTION 4 CONSERVATION AND EVOLUTION IN BIOTIC INTERACTIONS; 14. The geographic mosaic of co evolution and its conservation significance Craig W. Benkman, Thomas L. Parchman 15. The next communities: evolution and integration of invasive species Scott P. Carroll 16. Ecosystem recovery: Lessons from the past Geerat J. Vermeij; 17. Host-pathogen evolution, biodiversity and disease risks for natural populations Sonia Altizer SECTION 5 EVOLUTIONARY MANAGEMENT; 18. Conservation planning and genetic diversity Maile C. Neel; 19. Implications of transgene escape for conservation Michelle Marvier; 20. Evolution and sustainability of harvested populations Mikko Heino REFERENCES CITED