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Description - Genetic Structure and Selection in Subdivided Populations by Francois Rousset

Various approaches have been developed to evaluate the consequences of spatial structure on evolution in subdivided populations. This book is both a review and new synthesis of several of these approaches, based on the theory of spatial genetic structure. Francois Rousset examines Sewall Wright's methods of analysis based on F-statistics, effective size, and diffusion approximation; coalescent arguments; William Hamilton's inclusive fitness theory; and approaches rooted in game theory and adaptive dynamics. Setting these in a framework that reveals their common features, he demonstrates how efficient tools developed within one approach can be applied to the others. Rousset not only revisits classical models but also presents new analyses of more recent topics, such as effective size in metapopulations. The book, most of which does not require fluency in advanced mathematics, includes a self-contained exposition of less easily accessible results. It is intended for advanced graduate students and researchers in evolutionary ecology and population genetics, and will also interest applied mathematicians working in probability theory as well as statisticians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691088174
ISBN-10: 0691088179
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Francois Rousset

Francois Rousset is a senior scientist in the Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (ISEM) in Montpellier, France, which operates under the aegis of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Montpellier University.