Evolutionary principles and their practical application

Hendry, Andrew P., Kinnison, Michael T., Heino, Mikko, Day, Troy, Smith, Thomas B., Fitt, Gary, Bergstrom, Carl T., Oakeshott, John, Jorgensen, Peter S., Zalucki, Myron P., Gilchrist, George, Southerton, Simon, Sih, Andrew, Strauss, Sharon, Denison, Robert F. and Carroll, Scott P. (2011) Evolutionary principles and their practical application. Evolutionary Applications, 4 2: 159-183. doi:10.1111/j.1752-4571.2010.00165.x

Author Hendry, Andrew P.
Kinnison, Michael T.
Heino, Mikko
Day, Troy
Smith, Thomas B.
Fitt, Gary
Bergstrom, Carl T.
Oakeshott, John
Jorgensen, Peter S.
Zalucki, Myron P.
Gilchrist, George
Southerton, Simon
Sih, Andrew
Strauss, Sharon
Denison, Robert F.
Carroll, Scott P.
Title Evolutionary principles and their practical application
Journal name Evolutionary Applications   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1752-4563
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2010.00165.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 159
End page 183
Total pages 25
Place of publication Hoboken NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Evolutionary principles are now routinely incorporated into medicine and agriculture. Examples include the design of treatments that slow the evolution of resistance by weeds, pests, and pathogens, and the design of breeding programs that maximize crop yield or quality. Evolutionary principles are also increasingly incorporated into conservation biology, natural resource management, and environmental science. Examples include the protection of small and isolated populations from inbreeding depression, the identification of key traits involved in adaptation to climate change, the design of harvesting regimes that minimize unwanted life-history evolution, and the setting of conservation priorities based on populations, species, or communities that harbor the greatest evolutionary diversity and potential. The adoption of evolutionary principles has proceeded somewhat independently in these different fields, even though the underlying fundamental concepts are the same. We explore these fundamental concepts under four main themes: variation, selection, connectivity, and eco-evolutionary dynamics. Within each theme, we present several key evolutionary principles and illustrate their use in addressing applied problems. We hope that the resulting primer of evolutionary concepts and their practical utility helps to advance a unified multidisciplinary field of applied evolutionary biology.
Keyword Adaptation
Climate change
Conservation biology
Contemporary evolution
Evolutionary medicine
Fisheries management
Forest management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 17 FEB 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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