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Genes in Ecology 33rd Symposium of the British Ecological Society (Symposia of the British Ecological Society)

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • Ecological science, the Biosphere,
  • Genetics (non-medical),
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Nature,
  • Science,
  • Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics,
  • Science / Biology,
  • Ecology

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Edition Notes

ContributionsR. J. Berry (Editor), T. J. Crawford (Editor), G. M. Hewitt (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages543
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7746012M
ISBN 100521549361
ISBN 109780521549363

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Discusses the influences of population genetics on our view of ecology, reviews the use of molecular methods in the investigation of adaptation and ecological processes, and covers the integration of ecological principles with genetics. Contents Part 1. Genes in Ecology: 1. Genes and ecology in history A. J. Cain and W. B. Provine; 2. Researchers in the field of ecological genomics aim to determine how a genome or a population of genomes interacts with its environment across ecological and evolutionary timescales. Ecological genomics is trans-disciplinary by nature. Ecologists have . Biodiversity: Species, Genes, and Ecology. Author: Prof. John McCormick Publisher: Macmillan Education UK. Log in. Published in: Environmental Politics and Policy» Get access to the full version. The threats posed by human activity to biological diversity go to the heart of our environmental dilemma, and yet we know little about the true. 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.

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"Social Behaviour: genes, ecology and ev olution" provides th e first extensive synthesis of research on animal social behaviour sinc e the publication of E O Wilson's "Sociobiology" in As debate over the manipulation of human genes rages in the public sphere, James Peterson offers an informed Christian defense of genetic intervention. In Changing Human Nature he pointedly reminds us that the question we need most to consider is not whether our genes will undergo change but whether we will be conscious of and conscientious about the direction of .   Genes are segments of DNA located on chromosomes that contain the instructions for protein production. Scientists estimate that humans have as many as 25, genes. Genes exist in more than one form. These alternative forms are called alleles and there are typically two alleles for a given trait. Alleles determine distinct traits that can be passed on Author: Regina Bailey. The book is divided into three sections: first 'Genes in Ecology', the influence of population genetics on our view of ecology; then 'Modules in Ecology', the use of molecular methods to investigate adaptive and ecological processes; finally 'Ecology in Genetics', the integration of ecological principles into genetics.