Evolutionary conservation-evaluating the adaptive potential of species

Eizaguirre, Christophe and Baltazar-Soares, Miguel (2014) Evolutionary conservation-evaluating the adaptive potential of species Evolutionary Applications, 7 (9). pp. 963-967. DOI 10.1111/eva.12227.

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Despite intense efforts, biodiversity around the globe continues to decrease. To cease this phenomenon, we urgently need a better knowledge not only of the true extent of biodiversity, but also of the evolutionary potential of species to respond to environmental change. These aims are the heart of the developing field of Evolutionary conservation. Here, after describing problems associated with implementing evolutionary perspectives into management, we outline how evolutionary principles can contribute to efficient conservation programmes. We then introduce articles from this special issue on Evolutionary conservation, outlining how each study or review provides tools and concepts to contribute to efficient management of species or populations. Ultimately, we highlight what we believe can be future research avenues for evolutionary conservation.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000344595700001
Keywords: endangered species; evolutionary potential; genetic diversity
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1111/eva.12227
ISSN: 1752-4571
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 12:51
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 07:50
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/26049

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