A Primer Of Conservation Genetics

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A Primer Of Conservation Genetics

Author : Richard Frankham
ISBN : 0521538270
Genre : Nature
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This concise, entry level text provides an introduction to the importance of genetic studies in conservation and presents the essentials of the discipline in an easy-to-follow format, with main points and terms clearly highlighted. The authors assume only a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics, making the book accessible to those with a limited background in these areas. Connections between conservation genetics and the wider field of conservation biology are interwoven throughout the book. Worked examples are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations and glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader. Many beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species are included to enhance the text. Written for short, introductory level courses in genetics, conservation genetics and conservation biology, this book will also be suitable for practising conservation biologists, zoo biologists and wildlife managers.
Category: Nature

A Primer Of Conservation Genetics

Author : Richard Frankham
ISBN : 0521538270
Genre : Nature
File Size : 34.4 MB
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This concise, entry level text provides an introduction to the importance of genetic studies in conservation and presents the essentials of the discipline in an easy-to-follow format, with main points and terms clearly highlighted. The authors assume only a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics, making the book accessible to those with a limited background in these areas. Connections between conservation genetics and the wider field of conservation biology are interwoven throughout the book. Worked examples are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations and glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader. Many beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species are included to enhance the text. Written for short, introductory level courses in genetics, conservation genetics and conservation biology, this book will also be suitable for practising conservation biologists, zoo biologists and wildlife managers.
Category: Nature

A Primer Of Conservation Biology

Author : Richard B. Primack
ISBN : UOM:39015046911858
Genre : Biodiversity
File Size : 27.29 MB
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This primer is divided into five chapters, focusing on: biological diversity and its value; the threats to biological diversity; conservation at the population and species levels; protecting and managing habitats and ecosystems; and human societies and sustainable development. Case studies demonstrate the controversies in the field. The choice of examples show the full range of species, habitats and geographic areas of the world.
Category: Biodiversity

A Primer Of Molecular Population Genetics

Author : Asher D. Cutter
ISBN : 9780198838944
Genre : Genetics
File Size : 36.27 MB
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What are the genomic signatures of adaptations in DNA? How often does natural selection dictate changes to DNA? How does the ebb and flow in the abundance of individuals over time get marked onto chromosomes to record genetic history? Molecular population genetics seeks to answer such questions by explaining genetic variation and molecular evolution from micro-evolutionary principles. It provides a way to learn about how evolution works and how it shapes species by incorporating molecular details of DNA as the heritable material. It enables us to understand the logic of how mutations originate, change in abundance in populations, and become fixed as DNA sequence divergence between species. With the revolutionary advances in genomic data acquisition, understanding molecular population genetics is now a fundamental requirement for today's life scientists. These concepts apply in analysis of personal genomics, genome-wide association studies, landscape and conservation genetics, forensics, molecular anthropology, and selection scans. This book introduces, in an accessible way, the bare essentials of the theory and practice of molecular population genetics.
Category: Genetics

Introduction To Conservation Genetics

Author : Richard Frankham
ISBN : 9780521878470
Genre : Electronic books
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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,...
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A Primer Of Ecological Genetics

Author : Jeffrey K. Conner
ISBN : 087893202X
Genre : Science
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This book covers basic concepts in population and quantitative genetics, including measuring selection on phenotypic traits. The emphasis is on material applicable to field studies of evolution focusing on ecologically important traits. Topics addressed are critical for training students in ecology, evolution, conservation biology, agriculture, forestry, and wildlife management. Many texts in this field are too complex and mathematical to allow the average beginning student to readily grasp the key concepts. A Primer of Ecological Genetics, in contrast, employs mathematics and statistics-fully explained, but at a less advanced level-as tools to improve understanding of biological principles. The main goal is to enable students to understand the concepts well enough that they can gain entry into the primary literature. Integration of the different chapters of the book shows students how diverse concepts relate to each other.
Category: Science

Forest Conservation Genetics

Author : Andrew Young
ISBN : 9780643102576
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Forest management must be sustainable not only in ecological, economic and social, but also genetic terms. Many forest managers are advocating and developing management strategies that give priority to conserving genetic diversity within production systems, or that recognise the importance of genetic considerations in achieving sustainable management. Forest Conservation Genetics draws together much previously uncollected information relevant to managing and conserving forests. The content emphasises the importance of conserving genetic diversity in achieving sustainable management. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and has been peer reviewed. Readers without a background in genetics will find the logical sequence of topics allows easy understanding of the principles involved and how those principles may impact on day-to-day forest planning and management decisions. The book is primarily aimed at undergraduate students of biology, ecology, forestry, and graduate students of forest genetics, resource management policy and/or conservation biology. It will prove useful for those teaching courses in these fields and as such help to increase the awareness of genetic factors in conservation and sustainable management, in both temperate and tropical regions.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Plant Conservation Genetics

Author : Robert J Henry
ISBN : 9781482293623
Genre : Science
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A practical guide that covers both in situ and ex situ techniques for plant diversity conservation The conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources is of increasing importance globally. Plant Conservation Genetics addresses this issue by providing an extensive overview of this emerging area of science, exploring various practical strategies and the latest technology for conservation of plant biodiversity. Leading specialists and experts discuss topics ranging from the science’s foundations through every aspect of plant conservation genetics. This informative text includes several ex situ (outside of natural habitat) and in situ (inside of natural habitat) techniques for plant conservation useful for researchers, educators, and students. Plant Conservation Genetics first reviews the importance, opportunities, and numerous advantages of this type of conservation, then explores various effective ex situ (for specific species) and in situ (for certain species on up to full ecosystems and habitats) techniques for conservation. Essential detailed information is presented on collection strategies, botanic gardens, DNA banks, biodiversity management, and genetic resources in seedbanks. Each specialist reveals his or her personal experience of working in the field, allowing direct experience to illustrate and provide expert perspective on the key issues of plant conservation. The book is carefully referenced and includes tables and figures to enhance clarity of data. Plant Conservation Genetics topics include: strategies for plant conservation opportunities for application of plant conservation genetics botanic garden conservation DNA extraction and storage field genebanks in vitro techniques cryopreservation germplasm collection and management collecting missions genetic and biological property rights and benefit-sharing database and sample management for genebank collections monitoring and maintaining ecosystems in in situ conservation habitat fragmentation molecular analysis of plant genetic resources molecular marker analysis nuclear, mitochondrial, and chloroplast genome analysis genomics in the management of plant biodiversity Plant Conservation Genetics is a comprehensive desktop resource perfect for botanists, plant scientists, agricultural scientists, environmentalists, gardeners, and educators and students.
Category: Science

Australian Mammalogy

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101495251
Genre : Mammals
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Category: Mammals

Population Genetics For Animal Conservation

Author : Giorgio Bertorelle
ISBN : UOM:39015080866265
Genre : Nature
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Illustrates the power and utility of the synergy between population genetics and conservation biology in animal conservation.
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Conservation Biology In Australia

Author : T. R. New
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123257870
Genre : Biodiversity
File Size : 52.1 MB
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An introductory textbook for conservation biology that explains the issues facing Australia's unique environments and biota and the measures needed to protect them.
Category: Biodiversity

Natural Areas Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015059038482
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Category: Conservation of natural resources

The New Walford

Author : Albert John Walford
ISBN : 1856044955
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"This book is the first volume of a series that succeeds Walford's guide to reference material, published in eight editions between 1959 and 2000 by Library Association Publishing"--V. 1, t.p. verso.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Botany Of Mangroves

Author : P. B. Tomlinson
ISBN : 052146675X
Genre : Science
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A concise, descriptive overview of mangrove plants, with emphasis on individual species.
Category: Science

Ecology Of Australian Freshwater Fishes

Author : Keith Walker
ISBN : 9780643108301
Genre : Science
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This edited volume reviews our past and present understanding of the ecology of Australian freshwater fishes. It compares patterns and processes in Australia with those on other continents, discusses the local relevance of ecological models from the northern hemisphere and considers how best to manage our species and their habitats in the face of current and future threats. In view of these challenges, the need for redress is urgent. The chapters are written by some of our foremost researchers and managers, developing themes that underpin our knowledge of the ecology, conservation and management of fish and fish habitats. For each theme, the authors formulate a synthesis of what is known, consider the need for new perspectives and identify gaps and opportunities for research, monitoring and management. The themes have an Australian context but draw upon ideas and principles developed by fish biologists in other parts of the world. The science of freshwater fish ecology in Australia has grown rapidly from its roots in natural history and taxonomy. This book offers an introduction for students, researchers and managers, one that the authors hope will carry Australian fish biology and resource management to new levels of understanding.
Category: Science