Evolutionary Applications (EVOL APPL)

Publisher: Wiley Open Access

Current impact factor: 3.90

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 3.896
2013 Impact Factor 4.569
2012 Impact Factor 4.153
2011 Impact Factor 4.916
2010 Impact Factor 5.145
2009 Impact Factor 4.744
2008 Impact Factor 0

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 4.56
Cited half-life 3.40
Immediacy index 2.01
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 1.82
ISSN 1752-4571
OCLC 316808120
Material type Document, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • Evolutionary Applications 12/2015; 8(10):917-918. DOI:10.1111/eva.12340

  • Evolutionary Applications 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/eva.12345
  • Alison C. Harvey · Kevin A. Glover · Martin I. Taylor · Simon Creer · Gary R. Carvalho ·

    Evolutionary Applications 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/eva.12346
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    ABSTRACT: The Rhine catchment in Switzerland has been transformed by a chain of hydroelectric power stations. We addressed the impact of fragmentation on the genetic structure of fish populations by focusing on the European chub (Squalius cephalus). This fish species is not stocked and copes well with altered habitats, enabling an assessment of the effects of fragmentation per se. Using microsatellites, we genotyped 2133 chub from 47 sites within the catchment fragmented by 37 hydroelectric power stations, two weirs and the Rhine Falls. The shallow genetic population structure reflected drainage topology and was affected significantly by barriers to migration. The effect of power stations equipped with fishpasses on genetic differentiation was detectable, albeit weaker than that of man-made barriers without fishpasses. The Rhine Falls as the only long-standing natural obstacle (formed 14'000 to 17'000 years ago) also had a strong effect. Man-made barriers also exacerbated the upstream decrease in allelic diversity in the catchment, particularly when lacking fishpasses. Thus, existing fishpasses do have the desired effect of mitigating fragmentation, but barriers still reduce population connectivity in a fish that traverses fishpasses better than many other species. Less mobile species are likely to be affected more severely.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Evolutionary Applications 10/2015; DOI:10.1111/eva.12339

  • Evolutionary Applications 10/2015; DOI:10.1111/eva.12341
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    ABSTRACT: The study of the copepod Eurytemora affinis has provided unprecedented insights into mechanisms of invasive success. In this invited review, I summarize a subset of work from my laboratory to highlight key insights gained from studying E. affinis as a model system. Invasive species with brackish origins are overrepresented in freshwater habitats. The copepod E. affinis is an example of such a brackish invader, and has invaded freshwater habitats multiple times independently in recent years. These invasions were accompanied by evolution of physiological tolerance and plasticity, increased body fluid regulation, and evolutionary shifts in ion transporter (V-type H+ ATPase, Na+, K+-ATPase) activity and expression. These evolutionary changes occurred in parallel across independent invasions in nature and in laboratory selection experiments. Selection appears to act on standing genetic variation during invasions, and maintenance of this variation is likely facilitated through “beneficial reversal of dominance” in salinity tolerance across habitats. Expression of critical ion transporters is localized in newly discovered Crusalis leg organs. Increased freshwater tolerance is accompanied by costs to development time and greater requirements for food. High-food concentration increases low-salinity tolerance, allowing saline populations to invade freshwater habitats. Mechanisms observed here likely have relevance for other taxa undergoing fundamental niche expansions.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Evolutionary Applications 10/2015; DOI:10.1111/eva.12334
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    ABSTRACT: We advocate the advantage of an evolutionary approach to conservation biology that considers evolutionary history at various levels of biological organisation. We review work on three separate plant taxa, spanning from one to multiple decades, illustrating extremes in metapopulation functioning. We show how the rare endemics Centaurea corymbosa (Clape massif, France) and Brassica insularis in Corsica (France) may be caught in an evolutionary trap: disruption of metapopulation functioning due to lack of colonisation of new sites may have counter-selected traits such as dispersal ability or self-compatibility, making these species particularly vulnerable to any disturbance. The third case study concerns the evolution of life history strategies in the highly diverse genus Leucadendron of the South African fynbos. There, fire disturbance and the recolonisation phase after fires are so integral to the functioning of populations that recruitment of new individuals is conditioned by fire. We show how past adaptation to different fire regimes and climatic constraints make species with different life history syndromes more or less vulnerable to global changes. These different case studies suggest that management strategies should promote evolutionary potential and evolutionary processes to better protect extant biodiversity and biodiversification.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Evolutionary Applications 10/2015; DOI:10.1111/eva.12336
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    ABSTRACT: A central question in evolutionary biology is how gene flow and natural selection shape geographic patterns of genotypic and phenotypic variation. My overall research program has pursued this question in tree populations through complementary lines of inquiry. First, through studies of contemporary pollen and seed movement, I have studied how limited gene movement creates fine-scale genetic structure, while long-distance gene flow promotes connectivity. My collaborators and I have provided new tools to study these processes at a landscape scale as well as statistical tests to determine whether changes in landscape conditions or dispersal vectors affect gene movement. Second, my research on spatial patterns of genetic variation has investigated the interacting impacts of geography and climate on gene flow and selection. Third, using next generation genomic tools, I am now studying genetic variation on the landscape to find initial evidence of climate-associated local adaptation and epigenetic variation to explore its role in plant response to the climate. By integrating these separate lines of inquiry, this research provides specific insight into real-world mechanisms shaping evolution in tree populations and potential impacts of landscape transformation and climate change on these populations, with the prospective goal of contributing to their management and conservation.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Evolutionary Applications 08/2015; DOI:10.1111/eva.12316