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A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations (Hardback)

By Frankham, Richard
By Ballou, Jonathan D.
By Ralls, Katherine
By Eldridge, Mark
By Dudash, Michele R.

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The habitats of most species have been fragmented by human actions, isolating small populations that consequently develop genetic problems. Millions of small, isolated, fragmented populations are likely suffering from inbreeding depression and loss of genetic diversity, greatly i...ncreasing their risk of extinction. Crossing between populations is required to reverse these effects, but managers rarely do so. A key reason for such inaction is that managers are often advised to manage populations in isolation whenever molecular genetic methods indicate genetic differences among them. Following this advice will often doom small populations to extinction when the habitat fragmentation and genetic differences were caused by human activities. A paradigm shift is required whereby evidence of genetic differentiation among populations is a trigger to ask whether any populations are suffering genetic problems, and if so, whether they can be rescued by augmenting gene flow. Consequently, there is now an urgent need for an authoritative practical guide to facilitate this paradigm shift in genetic management of fragmented populations.
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ISBN 9780198783411
Released NZ 6 Nov 2019
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780198783411
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 6 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Frankham, Richard
By Ballou, Jonathan D.
By Ralls, Katherine
By Eldridge, Mark
By Dudash, Michele R.
Category Award Winning
Genetics (Non-Medical)
Animal Reproduction
Biodiversity
Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Endangered Species & Extinction Of Species
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 194mm
Height: 253mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 333.953416
Weight 606g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Germplasm resources conservation, Population genetics, Wildlife management, Fragmented landscapes, Wildlife management
NBS Text Life Sciences: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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