Chapter 11 Suggested Readings

Avise, J. C. 2004. Molecular Markers, Natural History, and Evolution. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
A very readable treatment of the various uses of molecular genetic data in biological studies, including conservation. Topics include descriptions of the tools and approaches, as well as applications.

Ballou, J. D., M. Gilpin, and T. J. Foose (eds.). 1995. Population Management for Survival and Recovery: Analytical Methods and Strategies in Small Population Conservation. Columbia University Press, New York.
A review of technical developments for demographic and genetic management of captive populations.

Ferriere, R., U. Dieckmann, and D. Couvet (eds.). 2004. Evolutionary Conservation Biology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Several case studies on how evolutionary analysis can inform conservation practice.

Frankham, R., J. D. Ballou, and D. A. Briscoe. 2002. Introduction to Conservation Genetics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Well written and illustrated introduction to applications of population genetic and evolutionary principles to applied resource conservation. The text contains numerous worked examples and an excellent literature review.

Hartl, D. L., and A. G. Clark. 1997. Principles of Population Genetics, 3rd edition. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
A very good textbook on the basics of population genetics, offering more advanced topics than are possible here. A great “next step” for the serious student who wants to better understand population genetics and then apply it to species conservation.

Lynch, M. and B. Walsh. 1998. Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
One of the most comprehensive treatments of analyses of statistical genetics, with a focus on quantitative traits. The text is well illustrated and contains many examples from natural as well as captive populations.