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Genetic management of fragmented animal and plant populations

Author: Richard FrankhamJ D BallouKatherine RallsMark Derek Bruce EldridgeMichele R DudashAll authors
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"One of the greatest unmet challenges in conservation biology is the genetic management of fragmented populations of threatened animal and plant species. More than a million small, isolated, population fragments of threatened species are likely suffering inbreeding depression and loss of evolutionary potential, resulting in elevated extinction risks. Although these effects can often be reversed by re-establishing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Frankham; J D Ballou; Katherine Ralls; Mark Derek Bruce Eldridge; Michele R Dudash; Charles Barnet Fenster; Robert Cady Lacy; Paul Sunnucks
ISBN: 9780198783398 0198783396 9780198783404 019878340X
OCLC Number: 982093051
Description: xxiii, 401 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Genetic problems in small isolated populations. Evolutionary genetics of small populations ; Inbreeding reduces reproductive fitness ; Loss of genetic diversity reduces ability to adapt ; Population fragmentation causes inadequate gene flow and increases extinction risk --
Rescue and risk. Genetic rescue by augmenting gene flow ; Outbreeding depression is uncommon and predictable ; Modified rescue and risk expectations for species with diverse mating systems and modes of inheritance --
Developing management decisions. Is the taxonomy appropriate? Delineating species for conservation purposes ; Determining the number and location of genetically differentiated population fragments ; Are there populations suffering genetic erosion that would benefit from augmented gene flow? ; Managing gene flow among isolated population fragments. Limited information ; Managing gene flow among isolated population fragments. Management based on kinship ; Global climate change increases the need for genetic management ; Take home messages.
Responsibility: Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou & Katherine Ralls, Mark D.B. Eldridge, Michele R. Dubash & Charles B. Fenster, Robert C. Lacy, Paul Sunnucks ; line drawings by Karina McInnes.

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One of the greatest unmet issues in conservation biology is the genetic management of fragmented populations of numerous animal and plant species. Many populations are going extinct unnecessarily for  Read more...

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