AMNH Island Resilience Symposium: Scott Edwards

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April 10, 2013

Islands are famous as crucibles for processes of adaptation and diversification, but they are also naturally conducive to small populations whose lack of genetic diversity can impede adaptation. This talk by Scott Edwards of Harvard University reviews basic processes of population genetics and evolutionary divergence that influence the prospects of resilience on islands, and how managers and policy-makers can develop strategies to maximize the influx of new genetic variation.

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