Evolutionary Dynamics of Wild Populations

Ecco l’introduzione tratta dal sito Proceedings of the Royal Society B e i titoli di tutti gli articoli liberamente accessibili da qui.Evolutionary Dynamics of Wild PopulationsEds. LEB Kruuk & WG HillStudies of populations in the wild can provide unique insights into the forces driving evolutionary dynamics. This special issue of Proceedings B focuses on exciting new developments in long-term analyses of

Ecco l’introduzione tratta dal sito Proceedings of the Royal Society B e i titoli di tutti gli articoli liberamente accessibili da qui.

Evolutionary Dynamics of Wild Populations
Eds. LEB Kruuk & WG Hill

Studies of populations in the wild can provide unique insights into the forces driving evolutionary dynamics. This special issue of Proceedings B focuses on exciting new developments in long-term analyses of animal populations where pedigree information has been collected. A range of studies illustrates their use in addressing fundamental questions concerning the genetic basis of phenotypic diversity, patterns of natural and sexual selection, the occurrence of inbreeding and inbreeding depression, and speciation. Within this framework, several important current challenges in evolutionary biology are addressed, including the analysis of evolutionary responses to climate change, exploration of the genetic basis of senescence, the exploitation of rapid advancements in molecular genetic technology, and in-depth reviews of developments in quantitative genetic statistical methodology. With study species ranging from lizards to humans, from sparrows to red deer, this unique collection provides a fascinating overview of the wealth of information available from long-term studies

Introduction: Evolutionary dynamics of wild populations: the use of long-term pedigrees
by Loeske Kruuk and Bill Hill

Testing evolutionary models of senescence in a natural population: Age and inbreeding effects on fitness components in song sparrows
by Lukas Keller, Jane Reid and Peter Arcese

Swingin’ in the rain: condition dependence and sexual selection in a capricious world
by Andrew Cockburn, Helen Osmond and Michael Double

Review: Wild pedigrees:the way forward
by Josephine Pemberton

Quantitative genetics and sex-specific selection on sexually dimorphic traits in bighorn sheep
by Jocelyn Poissant, Alastair Wilson, Marco Festa-Bianchet, John Hogg and David Coltman

Maturational costs of reproduction due to clutch size and ontogenetic conflict as revealed in the invisible fraction
by Barry Sinervo and Andrew McAdam

Pedigree-free animal models: the relatedness matrix reloaded
by Francesca Frentiu, Sonya Clegg, John Chittock, Terry Burke, Mark Blows and Ian Owens

Review: Keeping up with a warming world; assessing the rate of adaptation to climate change
by Marcel Visser

Pedigrees, assortative mating and speciation in Darwin’s finches
by Peter Grant and Rosemary Grant

A Bayesian framework for comparative quantitative genetics
by Otso Ovaskainen José Manuel Cano and Juha Merilä

Review: Estimation of quantitative genetic parameters
by Robin Thompson

Exploring plasticity in the wild: Laying date temperature reaction norms in the common gull Larus canus
by Jon Brommer, Kalev Rattiste and Alastair Wilson

Robustness of linkage maps in natural populations: a simulation study
by Jon Slate

Dispersal as a means of inbreeding avoidance in a wild bird population
by Marta Szulkin and Ben Sheldon

When fecundity does not equal fitness: Evidence of an offspring quantity vs. quality trade-off in pre-industrial humans
by Duncan Gillespie, Andrew Russell and Virpi Lummaa

Estimating evolutionary parameters when viability selection is operating
by Jarrod Hadfield

Natural and sexual selection against hybrid flycatchers
by Nina Svedin, Chris Wiley, Thor Veen, Lars Gustafsson and Anna Qvarnström

Testing for genetic trade-offs between early- and late-life reproduction in a wild red deer population
by Daniel Nussey, Alastair Wilson, Alison Morris, Josephine Pemberton, Tim Clutton-Brock and Loeske Kruuk

 

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