Introduction to Conservation Genetics (Broché)

Karina-H McInness, Jonathan-D Ballou, Richard Frankham, David-A Briscoe

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The biological diversity of the planet is being rapidly depleted due to the direct and indirect consequences of human activity. As the size of animal and plant populations decreases, loss of genetic diversity reduces their ability to adapt to changes in the environment, with inbreeding and reduced fitness inevitable consequences for most species. This textbookprovides a clear and comprehensive introduction to genetic principles and practices involved in conservation. Topics covered include : evolutionary genetics of natural populations ; loss of genetic diversity in small populations ; inbreeding and loss of fitness ; population fragmentation ; resolving taxonomie uncertainties ; genetic management of threatened species ; contributions of molecular genetics to conservation. The text is presented in an easy-to-follow format, with main points and ternis clearly highlighted. Each chapter concludes with a concise summary, which, together with worked examples and problems and answers, illuminates the key principles covered. Text boxes containing interesting case studies and other additional information enrich the content throughout, and over 100 beautiful pen-and-ink drawings help bring the material to life. Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying conservation, this bock will be equally useful to practising conservation biologists and wildlife managers needing an accessible introduction to this important field.
    • Genetics and extinction
    • Genetic diversity
    • Characterizing genetic diversity : single loci
    • Characterizing genetic diversity : quantitative variation
    • Evolution in large populations
    • Evolution in small populations
    • Maintenance of genetic diversity
    • Loss of genetic diversity in small populations
    • Inbreeding
    • Inbreeding depression
    • Population fragmentation
    • Geneticaly viable populations
    • Resolving taxonomic uncertainties and defining management units
    • Genetics and the management of wild populations
    • 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).
  • Date de parution : 10/08/2002
  • Editeur : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN : 0-521-63985-9
  • EAN : 9780521639859
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 630 pages
  • Poids : 1.435 Kg
  • Dimensions : 19,0 cm × 24,5 cm × 2,8 cm
The authors comprise a team with a range of skips and experience that make them uniquely qualified to put together the first teaching text on conservation genetics : Dick Frankham is Professor of Biology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. 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 a significant contribution to the establishment and advancement of the field and has become one of the major figures in the discipline. Jon Ballou is Population Manager at the Smithsonian Institutions National Zoological Park in Washington DC, USA and an adjunct member of the faculty at the University of Maryland. His career has focused on developing the science underlying the practical management of small populations of endangered or threatened species, both captive and wild. The results of his studies have been instrumental in highlighting the key role played by genetics in wildlife conservation and management. David Briscoe is Associate Professor of Biology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia where lie has been a close collaborator with Dick Frankham on Drosophila research, as well as working with others on rock wallabies, velvet worms and slime molds. An outstanding communicator, his inspirational teaching enthuses students at all levels and reaches y beyond the academic sphere through television appearances and popular bocks such as Biodiversity : Australia's Living Wealth to which he contributed.
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Introduction to Conservation Genetics
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