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Population Genetics for Animal Conservation
     

Population Genetics for Animal Conservation

by Giorgio Bertorelle
 

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ISBN-10: 0521685370

ISBN-13: 9780521685375

Pub. Date: 06/22/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

It is widely accepted among conservation biologists that genetics is, more than ever, an essential and efficient tool for wild and captive population management and reserve design. However, a true synergy between population genetics and conservation biology is lacking. Following the first International Workshop on Population Genetics for Animal Conservation in 2003

Overview

It is widely accepted among conservation biologists that genetics is, more than ever, an essential and efficient tool for wild and captive population management and reserve design. However, a true synergy between population genetics and conservation biology is lacking. Following the first International Workshop on Population Genetics for Animal Conservation in 2003 at the Centro di Ecologia Alpina, Trento, Italy (recently incorporated into the Edmund Mach Foundation), the scientific committee felt that, given the global urgency of animal conservation, it was imperative that discussions at the conference were made accessible to graduate students and wildlife managers. This book integrates 'the analytical methods approach' with the 'real problems approach' in conservation genetics. Each chapter is an exhaustive review of one area of expertise, and a special effort has been made to explain the statistical tools available for the analysis of molecular data as clearly as possible. The result is a comprehensive volume of the state of the art in conservation genetics, illustrating the power and utility of this synergy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521685375
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/22/2009
Series:
Conservation Biology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors ix

Foreword xiii

Acknowledgements xiv

1 Introduction Heidi C. Hauffe Valerio Sbordoni 1

Statistical approaches, data analysis and inference 23

2 Statistical methods for identifying hybrids and groups Eric C. Anderson 25

3 How to use Migrate or why are Markov chain Monte Carlo programs difficult to use? Peter Beerli 42

4 Nested clade phylogeographic analysis for conservation genetics Jennifer E. Buhay Keith A. Crandall David Posada 80

5 A comparison of methods for constructing evolutionary networks from intraspecific DNA sequences Patrick Mardulyn Insa Cassens Michel C. Milinkovitch 104

Molecular approaches and applications 121

6 Challenges in assessing adaptive genetic diversity: overview of methods and empirical illustrations Aurelie Bonin Louis Bernatchez 123

7 Monitoring and detecting translocations using genetic data Giorgio Bertorelle Chiara Papetti Heidi C. Hauffe Luigi Boitani 148

8 Non-invasive genetic analysis in conservation Benoit Goossens Michael W. Bruford 167

9 The role of ancient DNA in conservation biology Jon Beadell Yvonne Chan Robert Fleischer 202

From genetic data to practical management: issues and case studies 225

10 Future-proofing genetic units for conservation: time's up for subspecies as the debate gets out of neutral! Michael W. Bruford 227

11 Genetic diversity and fitness-related traits in endangered salmonids Katriina Tiira Craig R. Primmer 241

12 Genetics and conservation on islands: the Galapagos giant tortoise as a case study Claudio Ciofi Adalgisa Caccone Luciano B. Beheregaray Michel C. Milinkovitch Michael Russello Jeffrey R. Powell 269

13 Evolution of population genetic structurein marine mammal species A. Rus Hoelzel 294

Future directions in conservation genetics 319

14 Recent developments in molecular tools for conservation Cristiano Vernesi Michael W. Bruford 321

15 Theoretical outlook Mark Beaumont 345

Software index 374

Species index (common name) 376

Species index (Latin name) 379

Subject index 382

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