The metapopulation paradigm: a fragmented view of conservation biology

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dc.contributor.author Thrall, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.author Burdon, Jeremy en_US
dc.contributor.author Murray, Brad en_US
dc.contributor.editor Young A.G., Clarke G.M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:31:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:31:22Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier 2009005791 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thrall Peter, Burdon Jeremy, and Murray Bradley 2000, 'The metapopulation paradigm: a fragmented view of conservation biology', in http://dx.doi.org/10.2277/0521782074 (ed.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,United Kingdom, pp. 75-95. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9780521782074 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17736
dc.description.abstract In the past, single-population approaches have dominated ecology and evolutionary biology. However, populations are not isolated either in time or space, but are connected by among-population processes such as migration and gene flow.While this concept is not new, until recently, there have beenrelatively few studies that have explicitly investigated the effects od spatial structure on demographic and genetic processes in the context of conservation. The metapopulation framework explicitly recognises and provides a conceptual tool for dealing with the interactions of within - (e.g. birth, death, competition) and among-population processes (e.g. dispersal, gene flow, colonisation and extinction). The ever-growing diversity of empirical and theoretical studies that demonstrate the importance of spatial structure in determining ecological and evolutionary trajectories also indicates that long-term conservation programmes need to focus on regional rather than local within-population persistence. In this regard, it is important to realise that ultimately all populations are ephemeral, and therefore colonisation processes must also be preserved. Clearly, not all species whose populations have undergone fragmentation fit the definition of a metapopulation. Nevertheless, a metapopulation approach to conservation biology is likely to provide a useful tool for developing management strategies as it addresses genetic, species and community effects of fragmentation in a single framework, therby making explicit questions regarding extinction, population connectedness, species behavioural patterns and the survival of coevolved systems. In essence, a metapopulation perspective ensures a process oriented, scale-appropriate approach to conservation that focuses attention on among-population processes critical for persistence of many natural systems. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.2277/0521782074 en_US
dc.title The metapopulation paradigm: a fragmented view of conservation biology en_US
dc.parent Genetics, Demography and Viaability of Fragmented Populations en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Cambridge,United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 75 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 95 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
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dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 4 en_US
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