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dc.contributor.authorHendry, Andrew Pen
dc.contributor.authorGotanda, Kiyokoen
dc.contributor.authorSvensson, Erik Ien
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-22T09:22:40Z
dc.date.available2016-11-22T09:22:40Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-05en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261246
dc.description.abstract© 2016 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.Humans have dramatic, diverse and far-reaching influences on the evolution of other organisms. Numerous examples of this human-induced contemporary evolution have been reported in a number of ‘contexts’, including hunting, harvesting, fishing, agriculture, medicine, climate change, pollution, eutrophication, urbanization, habitat fragmentation, biological invasions and emerging/disappearing diseases. Although numerous papers, journal special issues and books have addressed each of these contexts individually, the time has come to consider them together and thereby seek important similarities and differences. The goal of this special issue, and this introductory paper, is to promote and expand this nascent integration. We first develop predictions as to which human contexts might cause the strongest and most consistent directional selection, the greatest changes in evolutionary potential, the greatest genetic (as opposed to plastic) changes and the greatest effects on evolutionary diversification. We then develop predictions as to the contexts where human-induced evolutionary changes might have the strongest effects on the population dynamics of the focal evolving species, the structure of their communities, the functions of their ecosystems and the benefits and costs for human societies. These qualitative predictions are intended as a rallying point for broader and more detailed future discussions of how human influences shape evolution, and how that evolution then influences species traits, biodiversity, ecosystems and humans. This article is part of the themed issue ‘Human influences on evolution, and the ecological and societal consequences’.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleHuman influences on evolution, and the ecological and societal consequencesen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from The Royal Society via https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0028en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNamePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Ben
prism.volume372en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.6418
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-09-27en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1098/rstb.2016.0028en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-12-05en
dc.contributor.orcidGotanda, Kiyoko [0000-0002-3666-0700]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-12-05


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