Chapter 5. Genetic Drift: Establishing Population Management Targets to Limit Loss of Genetic Diversity

  1. James P. Gibbs,
  2. Malcolm L. Hunter Jr. and
  3. Eleanor J. Sterling

Published Online: 26 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch5

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

How to Cite

Gibbs, J. P., Hunter, M. L. and Sterling, E. J. (2008) Genetic Drift: Establishing Population Management Targets to Limit Loss of Genetic Diversity, in Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152877

Online ISBN: 9781444319576

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Keywords:

  • genetic drift - population management targets and limiting genetic diversity loss;
  • biology of small populations and risk of ‘getting too small’ - topic of conservation biology;
  • effective population size;
  • adult population size;
  • loss of genetic variation as function of effective population size;
  • effective population size/adult population size ratios;
  • Drosophila pseudoobscura (fruit fly);
  • Frankham's review and summary of long-term Ne/Nc ratios

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Objective

  • Procedures

  • Expected Products

  • Discussion

  • Making It Happen

  • Further Resources