The first part of the book introduces the essential underpinnings of molecular ecology and gives a review of genetics and discussion of the molecular markers that are most frequently used in ecological research, and a chapter devoted to the newly emerging field of ecological genomics. Â The second half of the book covers specific applications of molecular ecology, covering phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics.
The new edition provides a thoroughly up-to-date introduction to the field, emphasising new types of analyses and including current examples and techniques whilst also retaining the information-rich, highly readable style which set the first edition apart.
- Incorporates both theoretical and applied perspectives
- Highly accessible, user-friendly approach and presentation
- Includes self-assessment activities with hypothetical cases based on actual species and realistic data sets
- Uses case studies to place the theory in context
- Provides coverage of population genetics, genomics, phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics.
Keywords: Molecular Ecology