In recent years there has been an increasing consideration of how biological evolution sometimes can act on very short time scales relevant for many human activities. In 2010 the Applied Evolution Summit sought to address this issue in an interdisciplinary framework. The special issue have just been published by Evolutionary Applications, click here.
The 16 articles in the issue address how approaches that take the evolution process into account can help solve some of the global challenges within the areas of food, health and environmental management.
Two articles that I have co-authored are listed below (click the title to access the papers electronically):
Evolutionary principles and their practical application (pages 159–183) Andrew P. Hendry, Michael T. Kinnison, Mikko Heino, Troy Day, Thomas B. Smith, Gary Fitt, Carl T. Bergstrom, John Oakeshott, Peter S. Jørgensen, Myron P. Zalucki, George Gilchrist, Simon Southerton, Andrew Sih, Sharon Strauss, Robert F. Denison and Scott P. Carroll Article first published online: 17 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2010.00165.x
Incorporating evolutionary principles into environmental management and policy (pages 315–325) Richard Lankau, Peter Søgaard Jørgensen, David J. Harris and Andrew Sih Article first published online: 17 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2010.00171.x
The special issue content is freely available throghout March 2010.