Revising the ecological concept of peripheral populations

Revising the ecological concept of peripheral populations ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2017, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 81–85. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2017. Original Russian Text © E.V. Ivanter, 2017, published in Ekologiya, 2017, No. 1, pp. 60–65. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS E. V. Ivanter Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk, 185910 Russia e-mail: Received July 12, 2015 Keywords: ecology, microevolution, peripheral populations, polytypical species, variations in number, genetic turnover, adaptation, selection, chromosomal recombination, genetically automatic processes, evo- lutionary dynamics DOI: 10.1134/S1067413617010076 The problem of organization of species into popu- ical and biocenotic conditions optimum for this par- lations has many ecological and evolutionary aspects, ticular species. That is why the mean compactness of including the main question of evolution progress. It the population, the sizes of its areas, the species num- consists in the significant complication of the system ber, and the percentage of various (in particular dom- organization of nature and formation of the corre- inant) mutations are the greatest here. sponding supraorganismal biosystems: from popula- The analysis of the population organization of a tions and ecosystems to the entire biosphere. While the large number of polytypic species of mammals and concept of aromorphic morpho-physiological prog- birds (in particular a comprehensive study of their ress Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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