Plant Microevolution and Conservation in Human influenced
Wydawnictwo: Cambridge University Press
• Considers how neo-Darwinian concepts impact on the theory and practice of conservation in the context of climate change, alerting readers to the implications of this novel approach • Provides background information on basic elements of genetics, molecular methods, climate change, ecology and population biology, with particular reference to plants, serving as a useful guide for students • Case studies from a variety of countries make the book globally relevantPreface; 1. Introduction; 2. Studying change; 3. Key concepts in plant evolution; 4. The origin and extent of human-influenced habitats; 5. Consequences of human influences on the biosphere; 6. Categories; 7. Investigating microevolution in anthropogenic ecosystems; 8. Plant microevolution in managed grassland ecosystems; 9. Harvesting crops: arable and forestry; 10. Pollution and microevolutionary change; 11. Introduced plants; 12. Endangered species: investigating the extinction processes at the population level; 13. Hybrids and speciation in anthropogenically-influenced ecosystems; 14. Ex situ conservation: within and outside reserves; 15. In situ conservation; 16. Creative conservation through restoration and reintroduction; 17. Reserves in the landscape; 18. Climate change; 19. Microevolution and climate change; 20. The implications of climate change for the theory and practice of conservation; 21. Overview; Bibliography; Index.