Introduction to Conservation Genetics

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-08
  • Publisher: 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
Genetic diversity
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
Population genomics
Effects of Population Size Reduction
Loss of genetic diversity in small populations
Inbreeding depression
Population fragmentation
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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