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Conservation and the Genetics of Populations gives a comprehensive overview of the essential background, concepts, and tools needed to understand how genetic information can be used to develop conservation plans for species threatened with extinction.Provides a thorough understanding of the genetic basis of biological problems in conservation.Uses a balance of data and theory, and basic and applied research, with examples taken from both the animal and plant kingdoms.An associated website contains example data sets and software programs to illustrate population genetic processes and methods of data analysis.Discussion questions and problems are included at the end of each chapter to aid understanding.Features Guest Boxes written by leading people in the field including James F. Crow, Nancy FitzSimmons, Robert C. Lacy, Michael W. Nachman, Michael E. Soule, Andrea Taylor, Loren H. Rieseberg, R.C. Vrijenhoek, Lisette Waits, Robin S. Waples and Andrew Young.Supplementary information designed to support Conservation and the Genetics of Populations including:Downloadable sample chapterAnswers to questions and problemsData sets illustrating problems from the bookData analysis software programsWebsite linksAn Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at [email protected]
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Fred W. Allendorf (born 1947) currently works as a Regents Professor of Biology at the University of Montana and an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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