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Genetics and the Extinction of Species:
DNA and the Conservation of Biodiversity
Edited by Laura F. Landweber & Andrew P. Dobson

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

CONTRIBUTORS vii
ILLUSTRATIONS ix
PREFACE xi
INTRODUCTION: GENETICS AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY Andrew P. Dobson xiii
CHAPTER ONE: Extinction Risks from Anthropogenic, Ecological, and Genetic Factors Russell Lande 1
CHAPTER TWO: Genes, Demes, and Plant Conservation K. E. Holsinger, R. J. Mason-Gamer, and J. Whitton 23
CHAPTER THREE: Genetic Theory and Evidence Supporting Current Practices in Captive Breeding for Conservation Kathryn M. Rodriguez-Clark 47
CHAPTER FOUR: Two Problems with the Measurement of Genetic Diversity and Genetic Distance William Amos 75
CHAPTER FIVE: One Use of Phylogenies for Conservation Biologists: Inferring Population History from Gene Sequences Paul H. Harvey and Helen Steers 101
CHAPTER SIX: Parasites and Conservation of Hawaiian Birds Rebecca L. Cann and Leslie J. Douglas 121
CHAPTER SEVEN: Extinction and Endangerment of Hawaiian Honeycreepers: A Comparative Approach Leonard A. Freed 137
CHAPTER EIGHT: Something Old for Something New: The Future of Ancient DNA in Conservation Biology Laura F. Landweber 163
INDEX 187

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