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A Primer of Life Histories

Ecology, Evolution, and Application

Jeffrey A. Hutchings

September 2021

ISBN: 9780198839880

240 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Price: £32.50

This accessible primer encompasses the basic concepts, theories, and applied elements of life history evolution.

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This accessible primer encompasses the basic concepts, theories, and applied elements of life history evolution.

  • Provides a concise and authoritative primer that encompasses the basic concepts, theories, and applied elements of life-history evolution
  • Includes empirical examples drawn from all taxonomic groups
  • Emphasizes applications to issues such as species management and conservation
  • Assumes only a basic familiarity with mathematics and genetics

About the Author(s)

Jeffrey A. Hutchings, Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Canada

Jeffrey A. Hutchings is Professor of Biology and Killam Memorial Chair at Dalhouse University, Canada. Author of more than 230 articles, he has held appointments at University of Oslo, Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, University of Agder, and University of Jyväskylä. Former president and co-founder of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, his recent awards include the 2017 A.G. Huntsman Medal for Research Excellence in Marine Sciences. Hutchings is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1:Fundamentals
    2:Life-History Variation
    3:Genetic Variation and Phenotypic Plasticity
    4:Reproductive Effort and Costs
    5:Vital Rates
    6:Life-History Evolution in a Changing Environment
    7:Number and Size of Offspring
    8:Alternative Life-Histories
    9:Applications: Conservation Biology
    10:Applications: Sustainable Exploitation of Evolving Resources

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