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Experientia Supplementum

Environmental Stress, Adaptation and Evolution

Editors: Bijlsma, K., Loeschcke, Volker (Eds.)

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Most organisms and populations have to cope with hostile environments, threatening their existence. Their ability to respond phenotypically and genetically to these challenges and to evolve adaptive mechanisms is, therefore, crucial. The contributions to this book aim at understanding, from a evolutionary perspective, the impact of stress on biological systems. Scientists, applying different approaches spanning from the molecular and the protein level to individuals, populations and ecosystems, explore how organisms adapt to extreme environments, how stress changes genetic structure and affects life histories, how organisms cope with thermal stress through acclimation, and how environmental and genetic stress induce fluctuating asymmetry, shape selection pressure and cause extinction of populations. Finally, it discusses the role of stress in evolutionary change, from stress induced mutations and selection to speciation and evolution at the geological time scale. The book contains reviews and novel scientific results on the subject. It will be of interest to both researchers and graduate students and may serve as a text for graduate courses.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The evolution of plants in metal-contaminated environments

    Macnair, Mark R.

    Pages 3-24

  • Responses of aquatic organisms to pollutant stress: Theoretical and practical implications

    Forbes, Valerie E. (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Conifers from the cold

    Savolainen, Outi A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-62

  • Phenotypic plasticity and fluctuating asymmetry as responses to environmental stress in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana

    Brakefield, Paul M.

    Pages 65-78

  • Environmental stress and the expression of genetic variation

    Jenkins, Nicole L. (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

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eBook $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Stress, Adaptation and Evolution
Editors
  • K. Bijlsma
  • Volker Loeschcke
Series Title
Experientia Supplementum
Series Volume
83
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-8882-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-8882-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-5695-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-9813-3
Series ISSN
1664-431X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 326
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