Ecology, genetics and evolution of metapopulations

Edited by Ilkka Hanski, Oscar Gaggiotti 
Academic Press  May 2004  

Paperback  696 pp  ISBN 9780123234483      £48.00
  • Provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of all aspects of metapopulation biology, integrating ecology, genetics, and evolution
  • Developed by recognized experts, including Hanski who won the Balzan Prize for Ecological Sciences
  • Covers novel applications of the metapopulation approach to conservation
This collection of specially commissioned articles 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.

Readership: Population geneticists, theoretical ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and anyone interested in structure of populations. Researchers, faculty and graduate students in these and related disciplines. Libraries at institutions with strong programs in population biology, ecology and genetics.


  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • 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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