skip to content
Conservation and the genetics of populations Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Conservation and the genetics of populations

Author: Frederick William Allendorf; Gordon Luikart
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"This book provides a thorough understanding of the genetic basis of biological problems in conservation. 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." "Loss of biodiversity is among the greatest problems facing  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick William Allendorf; Gordon Luikart
ISBN: 1405121459 9781405121453
OCLC Number: 63171041
Description: xix, 642 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Phenotypic variation in natural populations --
Genetic variation in natural populations : chromosomes and proteins --
Genetic variation in natural populations : DNA --
Random mating populations : Hardy-Weinberg principle --
Small populations and genetic drift --
Effective population size --
Natural selection --
Population subdivision --
Multiple loci --
Quantitative genetics --
Mutation --
Inbreeding depression --
Demography and extinction --
Metapopulations and fragmentation --
Units of conservation --
Hybridization --
Conservation breeding and restoration --
Invasive species --
Forensic and management applications of genetic identification --
Appendix : Probability and statistics. [Guest boxes] The role of genetics in conservation / L.S. Mills and M.E. Soulé --
Looks can be deceiving : countergradient variation in secondary sexual color in sympatric morphs of sockeye salmon / C.J. Foote --
Management implications of polyploidy in a cytologically complex self-incompatible herb / A. Young and B.G. Murray --
Multiple markers uncover marine turtle behavior / N.N. FitzSimmons --
Testing alternative explanations for deficiencies of heterozygotes in populations of brook trout in small lakes / V. Castric and L. Bernatchez --
The inbreeding effect of small population size reduces population growth rate in mosquitofish / P.L. Leberg and D.L. Rogowski --
Estimation of effective population size in Yellowstone grizzly bears / C.R. Miller and L.P. Waits --
Rapid adaptation and conservation / C.A. Stockwell and M.L. Collyer --
Hector's dolphin population structure and conservation / C.S. Baker and F.B. Pichler --
Dating hybrid populations using gametic disequilibrium / S.H. Forbes --
Response to trophy hunting in bighorn sheep / D.W. Coltman --
Color evolution via different mutations in pocket mice / M.W. Nachman --
Understanding inbreeding depression : 20 years of experiments with Peromyscus mice / R.C. Lacy --
Noninvasive population size estimation in wombats / A.C. Taylor --
Fitness loss and genetic rescue in stream-dwelling topminnows / R.C. Vrijenhoek --
Identifying conservation units in Pacific salmon / R.S. Waples --
Hybridization and the conservation of plants / L.H. Rieseberg --
Effects of population bottlenecks on introduced species of birds / J.V. Briskie --
Rapid adaptation of invasive populations of St. John's wort / J.L. Maron --
Microsatellite DNA genotyping identifies problem bear and cubs / L.P. Waits --
Is mathematics necessary? / J.F. Crow.
Responsibility: Fred W. Allendorf and Gordon Luikart ; with illustrations by Agostinho Antunes.
More information:

Abstract:

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  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"I have much enjoyed reading this text and recommend it highly to anybody who may be interested in general issues of conservation of animals or plants. It belongs into all zoo libraries and should be Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (3)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63171041>
library:oclcnum"63171041"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/63171041>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/917342>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Evolutionary genetics"@en
schema:name"Evolutionary genetics."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1429861>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Biodiversity conservation"@en
schema:name"Biodiversity conservation."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2007"
schema:description"[Guest boxes] The role of genetics in conservation / L.S. Mills and M.E. Soulé -- Looks can be deceiving : countergradient variation in secondary sexual color in sympatric morphs of sockeye salmon / C.J. Foote -- Management implications of polyploidy in a cytologically complex self-incompatible herb / A. Young and B.G. Murray -- Multiple markers uncover marine turtle behavior / N.N. FitzSimmons -- Testing alternative explanations for deficiencies of heterozygotes in populations of brook trout in small lakes / V. Castric and L. Bernatchez -- The inbreeding effect of small population size reduces population growth rate in mosquitofish / P.L. Leberg and D.L. Rogowski -- Estimation of effective population size in Yellowstone grizzly bears / C.R. Miller and L.P. Waits -- Rapid adaptation and conservation / C.A. Stockwell and M.L. Collyer -- Hector's dolphin population structure and conservation / C.S. Baker and F.B. Pichler -- Dating hybrid populations using gametic disequilibrium / S.H. Forbes -- Response to trophy hunting in bighorn sheep / D.W. Coltman -- Color evolution via different mutations in pocket mice / M.W. Nachman -- Understanding inbreeding depression : 20 years of experiments with Peromyscus mice / R.C. Lacy -- Noninvasive population size estimation in wombats / A.C. Taylor -- Fitness loss and genetic rescue in stream-dwelling topminnows / R.C. Vrijenhoek -- Identifying conservation units in Pacific salmon / R.S. Waples -- Hybridization and the conservation of plants / L.H. Rieseberg -- Effects of population bottlenecks on introduced species of birds / J.V. Briskie -- Rapid adaptation of invasive populations of St. John's wort / J.L. Maron -- Microsatellite DNA genotyping identifies problem bear and cubs / L.P. Waits -- Is mathematics necessary? / J.F. Crow."@en
schema:description"Introduction -- Phenotypic variation in natural populations -- Genetic variation in natural populations : chromosomes and proteins -- Genetic variation in natural populations : DNA -- Random mating populations : Hardy-Weinberg principle -- Small populations and genetic drift -- Effective population size -- Natural selection -- Population subdivision -- Multiple loci -- Quantitative genetics -- Mutation -- Inbreeding depression -- Demography and extinction -- Metapopulations and fragmentation -- Units of conservation -- Hybridization -- Conservation breeding and restoration -- Invasive species -- Forensic and management applications of genetic identification -- Appendix : Probability and statistics."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/46397323>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Conservation and the genetics of populations"@en
schema:numberOfPages"642"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63171041>
schema:reviewBody""This book provides a thorough understanding of the genetic basis of biological problems in conservation. 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." "Loss of biodiversity is among the greatest problems facing the world today, but thanks to new molecular technologies, statistical methods, and computer programs, genetic theories and methods are becoming increasingly useful in the conservation of biological diversity. Using a balance of data and theory, and basic and applied research, Conservation and the Genetics of Populations examines genetic and phenotypic variation in natural populations, the principles and mechanisms of evolutionary change, the interpretation of genetic data from natural populations, and how this may be applied to conservation. The book includes examples from both plants and animals, as well as from natural and captive populations." "This book is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of conservation genetics, natural resource management, and conservation biology, as well as professional conservation biologists working for wildlife and habitat management agencies."--Jacket."
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.