Conservation and the Genetics of Populations
Fred W. Allendorf and Gordon Luikart
Conservation and the Genetics of Populations gives a comprehensive overview of the
essential background, concepts, and tools needed to understand how genetic information can be used
to develop conservation plans for species threatened with extinction.
Hardback 644 pp., 215 illus. ISBN 9781405121453
- Provides a thorough understanding of the genetic basis of biological problems in conservation.
- Uses a balance of data and theory, and basic and applied research, with examples taken from
both the animal and plant kingdoms.
- An associated website contains example data sets and software programs to illustrate population
genetic processes and methods of data analysis.
- Discussion questions and problems are included at the end of each chapter to aid understanding.
- Features Guest Boxes written by leading people in the field including James F. Crow, Nancy FitzSimmons, Robert C. Lacy, Michael W. Nachman, Michael E. Soule, Andrea Taylor, Loren H. Rieseberg, R.C. Vrijenhoek, Lisette Waits, Robin S. Waples and Andrew Young.
- For supplementary information designed to support Conservation and the Genetics of Populations including:
PART I: INTRODUCTION
PART II: MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE
2. Phenotypic Variation in Natural Populations
3. Genetic Variation in Natural Populations: Chromosomes and Proteins
4. Genetic Variation in Natural Populations: DNA
5. Random Mating Populations: Hardy-Weinberg Principle
6. Small Populations and Genetic Drift
7. Effective Population Size
8. Natural Selection
9. Population Subdivision
10. Multiple Loci
11. Quantitative Genetics
PART III: GENETICS AND CONSERVATION
13. Inbreeding Depression
14. Demography and Extinction
15. Metapopulations and Fragmentation
16. Units of Conservation
18. Conservation Breeding and Restoration
19. Invasive Species
20. Forensic and Management Applications of Genetic Identification
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