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Conservation Genetics: Case Histories from Nature

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Edited By: JC Avise and JL Hamrick

536 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #43811 | ISBN: 0412055813
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Discusses the relevance of genetics to conservation biology, the practical resolution of the problems faced by practitioneers, and the recording of information for conservation and species management.

'The book will certainly be of use to those working in conservation, zoos, fisheries and forestry.' TREE 'This volume explores the relevance of genetics for the conservation of species, communities and ecosystems, emphasizing actual case histories.' Revue d'Ecologie 'This helpful book reviews case-histories of the application of genetic approaches of the conservation of natural populations of plants and animals.' Plant Talk, 1/97 '... it is clear that the journal has started well, and could eventually become the leading forum for the discussion of all aspects of population genetics in conservation science.' Nature, Vol.412 (2001)


Introduction: The scope of conservation genetics, John C. Avise. Part I Molecular case histories involving particular taxonomic groups: population structure, molecular systematics and forensic identification of whales and dolphins, C.S. Baker and Stephen R. Palumbi; conservation genetics in the felidae, Stephen J. O'Brien; conservation genetics in the canidae, Robert K. Wayne; conservation genetics of Australian kangaroos and wallabies, Craig Moritz; avian conservation genetics, Susan M. Haig and John C. Avise; conservation genetics of marine turtles, Brian W. Bowen and John C. Avise; conservation and genetics of fishes in the salmonidae, Fred W. Allendorf and Robin S. Waples; conservation genetics of plants, James L. Hamrick and Mary Jo W. Godt. Part II Molecular case histories involving regional ecosystem perspectives: conservation genetics of endangered island plants, Loren H. Rieseberg and Susan M. Swensen; conservation genetics of fishes in the pelagic marine realm, John E. Graves; conservation genetics of north American desert fishes, Robert C. Vrijenhoek; a landscape approach to conservation genetics - conserving evolutionary processes in the African bovidae, Alan R. Templeton and Nicholas J. Georgiadis; towards a regional conservation genetics perspective - phylogeography of faunas in the southeastern United States, John C. Avise. Part III Quantitative genetics: a quantitative-genetic perspective on conservation issues, Michael Lynch.

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