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Introduction to Conservation Genetics
ISBN13:by Richard Frankham , Jonathan D. Ballou , David A. Briscoe
Cambridge University Press
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This impressive author team brings the wealth of advances in conservation genetics into the new edition of this introductory text, including new chapters on Population Genomics and Genetic Issues in Introduced and Invasive Species. They continue the strong learning features for students - main points in the margin, chapter summaries, vital support with the mathematics, and further reading - and now guide the reader to software and databases. Many new references reflect the expansion of this field. With examples from mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, plants and invertebrates, this is an ideal introduction to conservation genetics for a broad audience. The text tackles the quantitative aspects of conservation genetics, and has a host of pedagogy to support students learning the numerical side of the subject. Combined with being up-to-date, its user-friendly writing style and first-class illustration programme forms a robust teaching package.
Table of Contents
|Genetics and extinction|
|Evolutionary Genetics of Natural Populations|
|Characterizing genetic diversity: single loci|
|Characterizing genetic diversity: quantitative variation|
|Evolutionary impacts of natural selection in large populations|
|Evolution impacts of mutation, migration and their interactions with selection in large populations|
|Genetic consequences of small population sizes|
|Maintenance of genetic diversity|
|Effects of Population Size Reduction|
|Loss of genetic diversity in small populations|
|Genetically viable populations|
|From Theory to Practice|
|Resolving taxonomic uncertainties and defining|
|Genetic management of wild populations|
|Genetic issues in introduced and invasive species|
|Genetic management of captive populations|
|Genetic management for reintroduction|
|Use of molecular genetics in forensics and to understand species biology|
|The broader context: Population Viability Analysis (PVA)|
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