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The ecogenetic link between demography and evolution: can we bridge the gap between theory and data?

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dc.contributor.author Kokko, Hanna en
dc.contributor.author Lopez-Sepulcre, Andres en
dc.contributor.other Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. hanna.kokko@helsinki.fi en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-22T12:08:23Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-17T14:02:22Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-22T12:08:23Z en
dc.date.available 2009-06-17T14:02:22Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Ecol Lett. 2007 Sep;10(9):773-82. en
dc.identifier.issn 1461-0248 (Electronic) en
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01086.x en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1975/5986
dc.description.abstract Calls to understand the links between ecology and evolution have been common for decades. Population dynamics, i.e. the demographic changes in populations, arise from life history decisions of individuals and thus are a product of selection, and selection, on the contrary, can be modified by such dynamical properties of the population as density and stability. It follows that generating predictions and testing them correctly requires considering this ecogenetic feedback loop whenever traits have demographic consequences, mediated via density dependence (or frequency dependence). This is not an easy challenge, and arguably theory has advanced at a greater pace than empirical research. However, theory would benefit from more interaction between related fields, as is evident in the many near-synonymous names that the ecogenetic loop has attracted. We also list encouraging examples where empiricists have shown feasible ways of addressing the question, ranging from advanced data analysis to experiments and comparative analyses of phylogenetic data. en
dc.language eng en
dc.subject.mesh Animals en
dc.subject.mesh Ecology/*methods en
dc.subject.mesh *Ecosystem en
dc.subject.mesh *Evolution en
dc.subject.mesh Population Dynamics en
dc.subject.mesh *Selection (Genetics) en
dc.subject.other ecogenetics en
dc.subject.other eco-evolutionary feedback en
dc.subject.other life history theory en
dc.subject.other frequency-dependent selection en
dc.subject.other density-dependent selection en
dc.subject.other comparative analysis en
dc.subject.other experimental evolution en
dc.title The ecogenetic link between demography and evolution: can we bridge the gap between theory and data? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
dc.type Review en
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi B57115 fi
dc.creator.corporateName Ekologia ja evoluutiobiologia (Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitos) fi
dc.creator.corporateName Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences) en
dc.creator.corporateName Ekologi och evolutionsbiologi (Institutionen för bio- och miljövetenskaper) sv
dc.identifier.pmid 17663710 en
dc.identifier.journal Ecology letters en

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