Volume 2: Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

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This is a rather old website, and the number and ordering of chapters for the forthcoming Volume 2 has changed quite a bit from what is listed here. While this site posts most of our older drafts, the current version can be found on the updated website. Note, however, that only updated versions are posted on the updated website, so this older site is still useful.

Chapters listed in italics are still being written. Likewise please note that many of these drafts are incomplete and the final versions (in the book) may be rather different from any posted versions. Chapters in bold have draft chapters that can be downloaded.

Likewise, please note that the Chapter numbers can (and do) change as we move material around in the various drafts. The current numbering here is as of December 12, 2000 and represents a significant change over the chapter number scheme posted before that time. For most drafts, we have not yet corrected equation numbering to account for the change in chapter numbering.

I. Introduction

  • 1. Changes in quantitative characters over time

  • II. Drift and Inbreeding

  • 2. Inbreeding, Finite Population Size, and Gene Frequency Change
  • 3. Changes in Variances Induced by Random Genetic Drift
  • III. Short-Term Response in a Single Character: Individual Selection

  • 4. Short-term Changes in the Mean: The Breeders' Equation [ Updated Draft posted 20 March 2007]
  • 5. Short-term Changes in the Mean: Response for Special Traits
  • 6. Short-term Changes in the Variance
  • 7. Least-Squares Analysis of Short-term Selection Experiments
  • 8. Mixed-Model and Bayesian Analysis of Short-term Selection Experiments
  • III. Short-Term Response in a Single Character: Advanced Topics

  • 8. Family-based Selection
  • 9. Group and Kin Selection
  • 10. Selection Under Inbreeding
  • 11. Selection and Development of Pure Lines
  • 12. Selection Under Crossbreeding
  • 13. Selection in Age-structured Populations
  • V. Population-Genetics Models of Selection

  • 14. One- and Two-locus Selection Theory
  • 15. The Infinitesimal Model
  • 16. Long-term Response: Very Large Populations
  • 17. Long-term Response: Finite Populations
  • 18. The Maintenance of Quantitative Genetic Variation
  • VI. Measuring Selection

  • 19. Individual Fitness and the Measurement of Univariate Selection
  • 20. Measuring Multivariate Selection
  • VII. Selection on Multiple Characters

  • 21. Multivariate Response: Changes in Means
  • 22. Multivariate Response: Changes in Covariances
  • 23. Theory of Index Selection
  • 24. Applications of Index Selection
  • 25. BLUP Selection
  • 26. Marker-Assisted Selection
  • VIII. Phenotypic Evolution Models

  • 27. Ecological Applications
  • 28. Sexual Selection
  • 29. Applications in Macroevolution and Paleobiology
  • XI Final Remarks

  • 30. Evolution and Development
  • 31. Summary: Nature of Adapation
  • X. Appendices

  • A1. The Geometry of Vectors and Matrices: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
  • A2. The Multivariate Normal Distribution
  • A3. Derivatives of Vectors and Vector-valued Functions
  • A4. Optimization of Complex Functions: Genetic Algorithms
  • A5. Diffusion Theory
  • A6. Using Molecular Data to Detect Selection on Individual Loci
  • A7. Kirkpatrick's method for infinite-dimensional characters

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    Created 25 February 1995, last updated 11 December 2000

    Bruce Walsh. jbwalsh@u.arizona.edu . Comments welcome.