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Introduction to Conservation Genetics

Introduction to Conservation Genetics

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  • Date Published: April 2002
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521702713
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521639859

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  • 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.

    • Written by internationally recognised authorities in the discipline
    • Easy-to-follow format includes chapter summaries, worked examples and problems and solutions to aid revision
    • Numerous textboxes containing additional material enrich the text throughout
    • Beautifully illustrated with over 200 specially commissioned pen and ink portraits of endangered or threatened species
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book represents...the first (and long overdue) textbook focussing entirely on conservation genetics and the authors should be commended for doing a great job in putting it together. ...the book is an absolute must for students, staff and the layman interested in conservation genetics." African Zoology

    "This book represents, to my knowledge, the first (and long overdue) textbook focussing entirely on conservation genetics and the authors should be commended for doing a great job putting it together. ...the book is an absolute must for students, staff and the layman interested in conservation genetics." African Zoology

    "The greenhorn and the seasoned researcher alike will benefit from a reference copy on their shelves." Endangered Species

    "Finally there is a single source that clearly and lucidly explains the importance of genetics to conservation--this book will become a standard reference for the field." Ecology

    "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." Choice

    "...in their remarkable book on conservation genetics, Frankham, Ballou, and Briscoe document that genetic deterioration is a problem for many threatened and endangered species. Further, they provide background and examples for understanding how genetic deterioration occurs and how it can sometimes be overcome by judicious management...Frankham et al. show appreciation for the insight that comes from simplified theoretical models and balance this by discussing the shortcomings such models typically have for direct application to real-life situations. Their advocacy of computer simulations for such purposes, with pointers to currently available software, is almost unique...important...beautifully put together and illustrated...I anticipate that this book and its successors will be the standard text and reference for years to come." Conservation Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521639859
    • length: 640 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 190 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.378kg
    • contains: 308 b/w illus. 47 tables
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521702713
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    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
    11. Inbreeding
    12. Inbreeding depression
    13. Population fragmentation
    14. Genetically viable 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.

  • Authors

    Richard Frankham, Macquarie University, Sydney
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    Jonathan D. Ballou, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington DC
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    David A. Briscoe, Macquarie University, Sydney
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    Illustrated by

    Karina H. McInnes
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