Plant microevolution and conservation in human-influenced ecosystems [E-Book] / David Briggs.
Briggs, D., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
1 online resource (xix, 598 pages)
englisch
9780521818353
9780511812965
9780521521543
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.