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Population Structure

  1. Michael J Wade

Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001770

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How to Cite

Wade, M. J. 2001. Population Structure. eLS.

Author Information

  1. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

Abstract

The ecological processes of extinction, colonization and migration in metapopulations gives rise to the unique evolutionary properties of structural populations.

Keywords:

  • metapopulation;
  • extinction;
  • colonization;
  • island model;
  • migration;
  • propagule pool;
  • hierarchy;
  • kin selection;
  • group selection;
  • social behaviour;
  • epistasis