Now updated for its second edition, Population Genetics is the classic, accessible introduction to the concepts of population genetics. Combining traditional conceptual approaches with classical hypotheses and debates, Population Genetics equips students to understand a wide array of empirical studies that are based on the first principles of population genetics. Featuring a highly accessible introduction to coalescent theory, as well as covering the major conceptual advances in population genetics of the last two decades, the second edition now also includes end of chapter problem sets and revised coverage of recombination in the coalescent model, metapopulation extinction and recolonization, and the fixation index.
Preface and acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Thinking like a Population Geneticist
Chapter 2 Genotype Frequencies
Chapter 3 Genetic Drift and Effective Population Size
Chapter 4 Population Structure and Gene Flow
Chapter 5 Mutation
Chapter 6 Fundamentals of Natural Selection
Chapter 7 Further Models of Natural Selection
Chapter 8 Molecular Evolution
Chapter 9 Quantitative trait variation and evolution
Chapter 10 The Mendelian basis of quantitative trait variation
Matthew B. Hamilton, PhD, is Associate Professor of Biology at Georgetown University, where he teaches Population Genetics, Molecular Evolution, Evolutionary Processes, and similar undergraduate and graduate-level courses. He is founding Director of Georgetown's Environmental Biology undergraduate major, past Director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, and currently conducts research on the processes that influence the distribution of genetic variation within species.