Population Biology and Evolution

  • Klaus Wöhrmann
  • Volker Loeschcke
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction: Genotype and Phenotype: Basic Concepts in Population Biology

  3. Genotype and Phenotype

  4. Quantitative Characters and Selection in Natural Populations

  5. Theoretical Aspects of Density Regulation and Life Histories

  6. Genetic Heterogeneity and Ecological Factors

  7. Genetic Structure and Demography in Plants

  8. Population Differentiation and Asexual Reproduction

  9. Theoretical Aspects of Coevolution

  10. Comments on Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. S. D. Jayakar, V. Loeschcke, G. De Jong
      Pages 257-260
    3. S. C. Stearns
      Pages 261-265
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 267-272

About these proceedings


This volume contains the papers presented at a symposium on popula­ tion biology sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. It was . held at the guest house of the University of Ttibingen at Oberjoch on May 15-19, 1983. Prior to this conference a small group of European biologists had met in Berlin (June 1981) and Pavia (September 1982) to discuss re­ search problems on the borderline between population genetics and evolutionary ecology. From the contributions and discussions at these meetings it became evident that the unification of approaches to evolutionary problems in population genetics and evolutionary ecology has not yet been suc­ cessful and requires further efforts. It was the consensus that a larger symposium with international participation would be helpful to con­ front and discuss the different approaches to population biology in order to assess "where we are now" and "where we should be going. " As a result an organizational committee was formed (F. Christiansen, S. Jayakar, V. Loeschcke, W. Scharloo, and K. W6hrmann) to iden­ tify topics that seemed, at least to them, to be fruitful in tackling problems in population biology. Consequently, a number of colleagues were asked to participate in the meeting. We have divided this book into chapters corresponding to the eight topics chosen. The volume begins with the relation between genotype and phenotype and is followed by a chapter on quantitative genetics and selection in natural populations.


Biology Evolution (Biol.) Population Populationsbiologie ecology phenotype

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Wöhrmann
    • 1
  • Volker Loeschcke
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für PopulationsgenetikInstitut für Biologie II der Universität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Ecology and GeneticsUniversity of AarhusAarhus CDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69648-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69646-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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