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Ecology: From genes to metapopulations

A tribute to Ilkka Hanski. Empirical data modelling shows that molecular variation at a candidate gene within populations has consequences for metapopulation size and persistence.

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Figure 1: Conceptual changes in metapopulation biology under the impulsion of Ilkka Hanski and some associated empirical insights.


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The authors acknowledge financial support from the French National Research Agency (ANR) programmes open call INDHET (ANR-12 -BSV7-0023-02) and young researcher GEMS (ANR-13-JSV7-0010-01). The authors are part of the ‘Laboratoire d’Excellence’ (LABEX) entitled TULIP (ANR-10-LABX-41).

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Baguette, M., Michniewicz, R. & Stevens, V. Ecology: From genes to metapopulations. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0130 (2017).

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