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Experimental EvolutionConcepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments$
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Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247666

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247666.001.0001

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Field Experiments, Introductions, and Experimental Evolution

Field Experiments, Introductions, and Experimental Evolution

A Review and Practical Guide

(p.172) (p.173) 8 Field Experiments, Introductions, and Experimental Evolution
Experimental Evolution

Duncan J. Irschick

David Reznick

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the role of field experiments in experimental evolution. Field experiments come in different forms, but the most widely discussed method in the context of evolution is field introduction. The chapter provides a practical guide for researchers interested in experimental evolution and field introductions. It begins by differentiating different kinds of field experiment (replacement experimental methods and live-animal introductions) with regard to the study of evolution, and then discusses specific considerations for these different kinds of study. The chapter also examines the unique advantages of field introductions for addressing evolutionary issues.

Keywords:   field experiments, experimental evolution, field introduction, replacement experimental methods, live-animal introductions

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