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A Primer of Conservation Genetics / Edition 1

A Primer of Conservation Genetics / Edition 1

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Intended for those with a limited background in genetic studies, this concise, entry-level text in conservation genetics is presented in a user-friendly format, with main points clearly highlighted. Solved problems are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations, although a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics is assumed. A glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader. Numerous pen-and-ink portraits of endangered species bring the material to life. Also available: Introduction to Conservation Genetics "...balance[s] student need for clarity and brevity with the requirements of conservation professionals for detailed applications." Choice 0-521-63014-2 Hardback $130.00 C 0-521-63985-9 Paperback $50.00 D

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521538275
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/12/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dick Frankham is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Jon Ballou is Head of the Division of Behaviour, Ecology and Population Biology in the Department of Conservation Biology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park.

David Briscoe is Associate Professor at the Key Centre for Biodiversity and Bioresources, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Table of Contents

Preface; Take home messages; 1. Introduction; 2. Genetic diversity; 3. Evolutionary genetics of natural populations; 4. Genetic consequences of small population size; 5. Genetics and extinction; 6. Resolving taxonomic uncertainties and defining management units; 7. Genetic management of endangered species in the wild; 8. Captive breeding and reintroduction; 9. Molecular genetics in forensics and understanding species biology; Final messages; Glossary; Sources and copyright acknowledgements; Index.

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