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From genes to ecosystems: a genetic basis to ecosystem services


Bailey, JK, From genes to ecosystems: a genetic basis to ecosystem services, Population Ecology, 53, (1) pp. 47-52. ISSN 1438-3896 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10144-010-0251-4


Ecosystems provide services, many of which are regulated through species interactions. Emerging research in the fields of community and ecosystem genetics indicate that genetic variation in one species can influence species interactions and affect subsequent patterns of energy flow and nutrient cycles. Because there can be a genetic basis to community- and ecosystem-level processes, evolutionary processes that alter standing genetic variation can have extended consequences that matter to patterns of biodiversity and ecosystem function that exist on the landscape. Here we explore some emerging areas of research in the field of community and ecosystem genetics and discuss the general importance of this approach to evolutionary ecology.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:biodiversity, community genetics, ecosystem function, ecosystem services, evelution
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological applications
Research Field:Ecosystem function
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Bailey, JK (Associate Professor Joe Bailey)
ID Code:121999
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-10-25
Last Modified:2017-11-15

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