Introduction to conservation genetics

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, David A. Briscoe

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This impressive author team brings the wealth of advances in conservation genetics into the new edition of this introductory text, including new chapters on Population genomics and Genetic issues in introduced and invasive species. They continue the strong learning features for students - main points in the margin, chapter summaries, vital support with the mathematics, and further reading - and now guide the reader to software and databases. Many new references reflect the expansion of this field. With examples from mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, plants and invertebrates, this is an ideal introduction to conservation genetics for a broad audience. The text tackles the quantitative aspects of conservation genetics, and has a host of pedagogy to support students learning the numerical side of the subject. Combined with being up-to-date, its user-friendly writing style and a first-class illustration programme, this forms a robust teaching package.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK ; New York
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages618
ISBN (Print)9780521702713
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Germplasm resources
  • Population genetics
  • Species
  • Conservation biology

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