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Quantitative Genetics in the Wild

Anne Charmantier, Dany Garant, and Loeske E. B. Kruuk

Abstract

This book gathers the expertise of thirty evolutionary biologists from around the globe to highlight how applying the field of quantitative genetics (the analysis of the genetic basis of complex traits) to wild populations has provided major advancements in evolutionary ecology. It offers insights into the relevant methods and major discoveries in a wide array of evolutionary fields, such as life-history theory, behavioural ecology, and sexual selection, as well as the most promising emerging topics including the application to non-model taxa such as plants and arthropods, molecular quantitati ... More

Keywords: quantitative genetics, wild populations, evolutionary ecology, natural selection, heritability, fitness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199674237
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674237.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Charmantier, editor
Research Fellow, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive

Dany Garant, editor
Associate Professor, Département de Biologie, Université de Sherbrooke

Loeske E. B. Kruuk, editor
Professor of Evolutionary Ecology, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh

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Chapter 1 The study of quantitative genetics in wild populations

Loeske E. B. Kruuk, Anne Charmantier and Dany Garant

Chapter 5 The quantitative genetics of senescence in wild animals

Anne Charmantier, Jon E. Brommer and Daniel H. Nussey

Chapter 9 Quantitative genetics of wild populations of arthropods

Felix Zajitschek and Russell Bonduriansky

Chapter 10 Case study: quantitative genetics and sexual selection of weaponry in a wild ungulate

Loeske E. B. Kruuk, Tim Clutton-Brock and Josephine M. Pemberton

Chapter 12 Evolutionary potential and constraints in wild populations

Céline Teplitsky, Matthew R. Robinson and Juha Merilä

Chapter 13 Molecular quantitative genetics

Henrik Jensen, Marta Szulkin and Jon Slate

Chapter 14 Bayesian approaches to the quantitative genetic analysis of natural populations

Michael B. Morrissey, Pierre de Villemereuil, Blandine Doligez and Olivier Gimenez

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