Ecological Genetics: Design, Analysis, and Application / Edition 1

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Ecological Genetics addresses the fundamental problems of which of the many molecular markers should be used and how the resulting data should be analysed in clear, accessible language, suitable for upper-level undergraduates through to research-level professionals.

  • A very accessible straightforward text to deal with this difficult topic - applying modern molecular techniques to ecological processes.
  • Written by active researchers and teachers within the field.
  • There will be an accompanying web site managed by the authors, comprising of worked examples, test data sets and hyperlinks to relevant web pages.
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Editorial Reviews

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Molecular ecologists finally have a text-book that deals with theirdiscipline. Ecological Genetics fills the market-gap betweengeneral accounts of evolutionary biology and specialist textsfocusing on individual research topics. The authors have broughttogether a useful mix of theory, practical approaches, conceptualissues, and individual case studies to provide a balanced andaccessible overview of the field. Peter Hollingsworth, RoyalBotanic Garden

"This book is a pleasure to read: it is clearly written, wellorganized and leaves no ambiguity." Andre A Dhondt, CornellUniversity, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, August 2004

"This book is a well-written, comprehensive overview of theessential techniques underlying ecological genetics. I wouldcertainly recommend it to any new student undertaking postgraduatestudy in the field of molecular ecology." Dr. Jim Provan,Queen's University Belfast

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405100335
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/31/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Andrew Lowe recently took up a position as ResearchLecturer in Ecological Genetics at the University of Queensland,Australia, after serving as a Senior Scientific Research Officer atthe Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, UK. He manages aglobal network of highly regarded research projects on speciationand hybridization, range-wide phylogeography and fine-scalepopulation gene dynamics, and has published more than 50 articlesand papers on these subjects in scientific journals andbooks.

Dr Stephen Harris is Druce Curator of the OxfordUniversity Herbaria, UK. As a University Research Lecturer heteaches in plant conservation genetics, and his research interestsare molecular systematics, conservation genetics, and the effectsof human activities on plant genetic variation and speciation. Hehas published more than 50 articles and papers on these subjects inscientific journals and books.

Dr Paul Ashton is a Senior Lecturer in Botany at EdgeHill College of Higher Education, UK. He was instrumental inimplementing one of the UK’s first degree programs inConservation Biology. He is also an Associate Lecturer with theOpen University and has recently developed a small research groupto continue his long-held interests in plant speciation andintrogression, while developing new interests in conservationgenetics.

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Table of Contents



1 Ecological Genetics.

2. Markers And Sampling In Ecological Genetics.

3. Genetic Diversity And Differentiation.

4. Gene Flow and Mating System.

5. Intraspecific Phylogenies And Phylogeography.

6. Speciation and Hybridization.

7. Case Studies In Ecological Genetics: Lycaenid Buterflies,Ragworts, Bears, and Oaks.




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