Freeland, Joanna R.
John Wiley & Sons
Although the areas of research are varied, the unifying aspect of molecular ecology is the use of molecular genetic data to understand the ecology and evolution of organisms in the wild. In introducing the field to upper-level undergraduates and postgraduates students, Freeland (the Open U.-Milton Keynes, UK) aims to present molecular genetics, population genetics, and applied molecular ecology in an uncomplicated manner, using up-to-date examples from a range of taxa. He presents eight chapters covering molecular genetics in ecology, molecular markers in ecology, genetic analysis of single population, genetic analysis of multiple populations, phylogeography, molecular approaches to behavioral ecology, conservation genetics, and molecular ecology in a wider context. Each chapter includes a listing of useful websites and software, a guide to further reading, and review questions.
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