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A primer of population biology [by] Edward O. Wilson and William H. Bossert.

; Bossert, William H., 1937- author
[1st ed.].. Stamford, Conn., Sinauer Associates [1971] .
ISBN 0978939261, 0878939261, 9780878939268

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Other Authors Bossert, William H., 1937-
Subjects Biologia Geral.
Biologie des populations.
Ecology.
Evolucao (Teoria)
Écologie.
Genetics, Population.
Génétique des populations.
Population biology.
Populationsbiologie.
Selecao Natural.
Description 192 pages illustrations 22 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. How to learn population biology -- The necessity of a quantitative approach -- How much genetics and mathematics are needed? -- How to construct a mathematical model -- 2. Population genetics -- Definition of evolution -- Characteristics of mutations -- The magnitude of mutations -- Stability of gene frequencies -- The significance of sexual reproduction -- The agents of evolution -- Mutation pressure -- Meiotic drive -- Gene flow -- Natural selection: general principles -- Directional selection: quantitative theory -- Joint effects of mutation and selection
Joint effects of gene flow and selection -- Balanced polymorphism -- Genetic load -- Evolution in a heterogeneous environment -- Heritability and polygenic inheritance -- The fundamental theorem of natural selection -- Genetic drift -- The substitution of neutral genes -- 3. Ecology -- The population basis of ecology -- Elementary population growth -- r and K selection -- Demography -- Predation -- Food webs and population stability -- The measurement of diversity -- Energy flow and population turnover -- Competition -- 4. Biogeography: species equilibrium theory -- The area-species curve -- The equilibrium model -- Area and distance effects.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)163381
(OCoLC)ocm00163381
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