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The Tropical Rain Forest

Author : P. W. Richards
ISBN : 0521538270
Genre : Science
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The rain forests of tropical America, Africa, Asia, and Australia are rapidly vanishing. With a focus on ecology, this book discusses rain forests as complex natural systems that are continually changing in response to climate and soil conditions, as well as to shifting cultivation, logging, and other human activities. The completely revised edition includes new chapters on climate (contributed by R.P.D. Walsh), microclimates and hydrology (contributed by R.P.D. Walsh), soils (contributed by I.C. Baillie) and an appendix on quantitative methods (contributed by P. Greig-Smith). This book, first published in 1952, is now a classic and represents an important record of what has become of the rain forest in the twentieth century and will be meaningful reading for botanists, ecologists, tropical biologists, conservationists, and general readers.

Introduction To Conservation Genetics

Author : Richard Frankham
ISBN : 9780521878470
Genre : Electronic books
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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,...

A Primer Of Molecular Population Genetics

Author : Asher D. Cutter
ISBN : 9780198838944
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What are the genomic signatures of adaptations in DNA? How often does natural selection dictate changes to DNA? How does the ebb and flow in the abundance of individuals over time get marked onto chromosomes to record genetic history? Molecular population genetics seeks to answer such questions by explaining genetic variation and molecular evolution from micro-evolutionary principles. It provides a way to learn about how evolution works and how it shapes species by incorporating molecular details of DNA as the heritable material. It enables us to understand the logic of how mutations originate, change in abundance in populations, and become fixed as DNA sequence divergence between species. With the revolutionary advances in genomic data acquisition, understanding molecular population genetics is now a fundamental requirement for today's life scientists. These concepts apply in analysis of personal genomics, genome-wide association studies, landscape and conservation genetics, forensics, molecular anthropology, and selection scans. This book introduces, in an accessible way, the bare essentials of the theory and practice of molecular population genetics.

A Primer Of Ecological Genetics

Author : Jeffrey K. Conner
ISBN : 087893202X
Genre : Science
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This book covers basic concepts in population and quantitative genetics, including measuring selection on phenotypic traits. The emphasis is on material applicable to field studies of evolution focusing on ecologically important traits. Topics addressed are critical for training students in ecology, evolution, conservation biology, agriculture, forestry, and wildlife management. Many texts in this field are too complex and mathematical to allow the average beginning student to readily grasp the key concepts. A Primer of Ecological Genetics, in contrast, employs mathematics and statistics-fully explained, but at a less advanced level-as tools to improve understanding of biological principles. The main goal is to enable students to understand the concepts well enough that they can gain entry into the primary literature. Integration of the different chapters of the book shows students how diverse concepts relate to each other.

A Primer Of Conservation Biology

Author : Richard B. Primack
ISBN : UOM:39015046911858
Genre : Biodiversity
File Size : 44. 28 MB
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This primer is divided into five chapters, focusing on: biological diversity and its value; the threats to biological diversity; conservation at the population and species levels; protecting and managing habitats and ecosystems; and human societies and sustainable development. Case studies demonstrate the controversies in the field. The choice of examples show the full range of species, habitats and geographic areas of the world.

Australian Mammalogy

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101495251
Genre : Mammals
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Conservation Genetics Of An Endangered Endemic

Author : Gwynne Nell Corrigan
ISBN : UCAL:X67784
Genre : Germplasm resources conservation
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The Botany Of Mangroves

Author : P. B. Tomlinson
ISBN : 052146675X
Genre : Science
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A concise, descriptive overview of mangrove plants, with emphasis on individual species.

Natural Areas Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015059038482
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Population Genetics For Animal Conservation

Author : Giorgio Bertorelle
ISBN : 0521685370
Genre : Nature
File Size : 30. 26 MB
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Illustrates the power and utility of the synergy between population genetics and conservation biology in animal conservation.

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