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Molecular Ecology


By: Joanna R Freeland, Heather Kirk and Stephen D Petersen

449 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Apr 2011 | Edition: 2 | #189703 | ISBN-13: 9780470748336
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Hardback | Apr 2011 | Edition: 2 | #189704 | ISBN-13: 9780470748343
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About this book

This second edition provides an accessible introduction to the many diverse aspects of this subject. The book unites theory with examples from a wide range of taxa in a logical and progressive manner, and its straightforward writing style makes subjects such as population genetics and phylogenetics highly comprehensible to its readers. The first part of the book introduces the essential underpinnings of molecular ecology and opens with a review of genetics and a discussion of the molecular markers that are most frequently used in ecological research. The second half of the book then moves on to specific applications of molecular ecology, covering phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics. The final chapter looks at molecular ecology in a wider context by using a number of case studies that are relevant to various economic and social concerns, including wildlife forensics, agriculture and overfishing.

The new edition provides a thoroughly up-to-date introduction to the field, emphasising new types of analyses and including current examples and techniques whilst also retaining the information-rich, highly readable style which set the first edition apart.



1 Molecular Genetics in Ecology
2 Molecular Markers in Ecology
3 Genetic Analysis of Single Populations
4 Genetic Analysis of Multiple Populations
5 Studying Ecologically Important Traits: Ecogenomics, QTL Analysis, and Reverse Genetics
6 Phylogeography
7 Behavioural Ecology
8 Conservation Genetics


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Dr Joanna R. Freeland's research career in molecular ecology has embraced aspects of evolution, behavioural ecology, population genetics, and conservation genetics

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