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Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management - J. Andrew DeWoody

Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management

By: J. Andrew DeWoody (Editor), John W. Bickham (Editor), Charles H. Michler (Editor), Krista M. Nichols (Editor), Gene E. Rhodes (Editor)


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"Recent advances in molecular genetics and genomics have been embraced by many in natural resource conservation. Today, several major conservation and management journals are now using "genetics" editors to deal solely with the influx of manuscripts that employ molecular data. The editors have attempted to synthesize some of the major uses of molecular markers in natural resource management in a book targeted not only at scientists but also at individuals actively making conservation and management decisions. To that end, the text features contributors who are major figures in molecular ecology and evolution - many having published books of their own. The aim is to direct and distill the thoughts of these outstanding scientists by compiling compelling case histories in molecular ecology as they apply to natural resource management"--Provided by publisher.

' ... this text could make an excellent compilation for an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course on conservation genetics, as intended. it could be a useful text for a wider audience, who would benefit from reviews of molecular approaches in a variety of sub-disciplines ... the book discusses some extremely interesting and crucial current topics in conservation and management with contributions from an excellent panel of diverse authors.' Ecology

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Biodiversity discovery and its importance to conservationp. 1
Genetic identification of cryptic species: An example in Rhogeessap. 22
Gene flow, biodiversity, and genetically modified crops: Weedy rice in Thailandp. 35
Environmental risk assessment of genetically engineered salmonp. 37
A community and ecosystem genetics approach to conservation biology and managementp. 50
Landscape genetics of an American chestnut borerp. 63
Vertebrate sex-determining genes and their potential utility in conservation, with particular emphasis on fishesp. 74
Sex identification and population size of grizzly bears by using noninvasive genetic samplingp. 76
Historical and contemporary dynamics of adaptive differentiation in European oaksp. 101
Adaptive shifts in natural populations of high dispersing speciesp. 117
Association genetics, population genomics, and conservation: Revealing the genes underlying adaptation in natural populations of plants and animalsp. 123
Unraveling counterintuitive evolutionary trends: Coat color in Soay sheepp. 139
Hybridization in threatened and endangered animal taxa: Implications for conservation and management of biodiversityp. 169
Mating opportunities in animal hybrid Zonesp. 171
Pollen and seed movement in disturbed tropical landscapesp. 190
Effective population sizep. 192
Allelic recharge in populations recovering from bottleneck eventsp. 194
Implications of landscape alteration for the conservation of genetic diversity of endangered speciesp. 212
Dune restoration introduces genetically distinct American beachgrass, Ammophila breviligulata, into a threatened local populationp. 214
Integrating evolutionary considerations into recovery planning for Pacific salmonp. 239
The Kermode bear: A swirl of scientific management, and ethical values in British Columbiap. 259
Using molecular methods to improve the genetic management of captive breeding programs for threatened speciesp. 267
Pedigree reconstruction: An alternative to systematic breedingp. 285
Wildlife reintroductions: The conceptual development and application of theoryp. 296
Genetic ramifications of restoration of blight-resistant American chestnutp. 307
Evolutionary toxicologyp. 320
Microarrays and molecular phenotypesp. 335
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9780521731348
ISBN-10: 0521731348
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 14th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.7