Introduction to Conservation Genetics

ISBN-10: 0521702712
ISBN-13: 9780521702713
Edition: 2nd 2009
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List price: $94.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 644
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

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.

Emeritus Professor Dick Frankham holds honorary appointments at Macquarie University, James Cook University and the Australian Museum and was Hrdy Visiting Professor at Harvard University in 2004. He began his career in quantitative genetics, achieving international recognition for his work on Drosophila before turning to conservation genetics in the early 1990s. He has made many significant contributions to the field via modelling problems in Drosophila, meta-analyses and computer simulations. He is a major figure in the discipline and was awarded a D.Sc. by Macquarie University in 2006 for his scientific contributions to conservation and evolutionary genetics.

Jionathan D. Ballou is population manager at the National Zoological Park of the Smithsonian Institution.Michael Gilpin teaches in the department of biology at the University of California, San Diego.Thomas J. Foose is program director of the International Rhino Foundation.

Introduction
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
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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