ISBN13:978-0521639859 ISBN10: 0521639859 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521630146 ISBN10: 0521630142
Summary: This textbook provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the importance of genetic studies in conservation. The text is presented in an easy-to-follow format with main points and terms clearly highlighted. Each chapter concludes with a concise summary, which together with worked examples, problems and answers, emphasize the key principles covered. Text boxes containing interesting case studies and other additional information enrich the content throughout. Ov
er 100 beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species help bring the material to life.
Summary: This textbook provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the importance of genetic studies in conservation. The text is presented in an easy-to-follow format with main points and terms clearly highlighted. Each chapter concludes with a concise summary, which together with worked examples, problems and answers, emphasize the key principles covered. Text boxes containing interesting case studies and other additional information enrich the content throughout. Over 100 beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species help bring the material to life. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 01/28/2002 International: No
"Other than students of conservation genetics, this book is very highly recommended reading for all wildlife managers and researchers and in particular, ecological consultants and government scientists who have to take into consideration aspects of conservation genetics in their daily advice or assessment work...well edited and written so it is delightfully easy to read."
--Pacific Conservation Biology
"Given its breadth and up-to-date treatment of the literature, the text should be of considerable value to students interested in conservation genetics and to the professional who needs a complete reference."
--TRENDS in Genetics
"The authors have balanced student need for clarity and brevity with the requirements of conservation professionals for detailed applications. Other recent volumes dealing with conservation genetics are more limited in scope or are collections of case studies, so this volume meets the need for a comprehensive work."
Publisher Web Site, February, 2003
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1. Introduction 2. Genetics and extinction
Part I. Evolutionary Genetics of Natural Populations: 3. Genetic diversity
4. Characterizing genetic diversity: single loci 5. Characterizing genetic diversity: quantitative variation 6. Evolution in large populations: natural selection and adaptation 7. Evolution in large populations: mutation, migration and their interactions with selection 8. Evolution in small populations 9. Maintenance of genetic diversity
Part II. Effects of Population Size Reduction: 10. Loss of genetic diversity in small populations
Part III. From Theory to Practice: 15. Resolving taxonomic uncertainties and defining management units
16. Genetics and management of wild populations 17. Genetic management of captive populations 18. Genetic management for reintroduction 19. Use of molecular genetics in forensics and to understand species biology 20. The broader context: Population Viability Analysis (PVA)
Take home messages from this book Revision problems Glossary Answers to problems References Index.
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