11. The Genetics of Reintroductions: Inbreeding and Genetic Drift

  1. John G. Ewen3,
  2. Doug P. Armstrong4,
  3. Kevin A. Parker5 and
  4. Philip J. Seddon6
  1. Lukas F. Keller1,
  2. Iris Biebach1,
  3. Steven R. Ewing2 and
  4. Paquita E. A. Hoeck1

Published Online: 21 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355833.ch11

Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management

Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management

How to Cite

Keller, L. F., Biebach, I., Ewing, S. R. and Hoeck, P. E. A. (2012) The Genetics of Reintroductions: Inbreeding and Genetic Drift, in Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management (eds J. G. Ewen, D. P. Armstrong, K. A. Parker and P. J. Seddon), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355833.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY, United Kingdom

  2. 4

    Ecology Building 624, Massey University, PB 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand

  3. 5

    Ecology and Conservation Group, Institute of Natural Sciences, Massey University, PB 102904, NSMC, Auckland 0745, New Zealand

  4. 6

    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444355819

Online ISBN: 9781444355833

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Keywords:

  • genetics of reintroductions, genetic drift;
  • reintroduction;
  • inbreeding, loss of genetic variation;
  • inbreeding in conservation biology;
  • inbreeding, under random mating;
  • measuring inbreeding;
  • genetic drift, allele frequency changes;
  • inbreeding depression;
  • population dynamics;
  • reintroduced, and genetic drift effects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Inbreeding in conservation biology - a short history

  • What is inbreeding?

  • Genetic drift

  • Causes and estimates of inbreeding depression

  • Variation in inbreeding depression

  • Purging and fixation

  • Inbreeding effects on population dynamics

  • Loss of genetic variation

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References