13. Managing Genetic Issues in Reintroduction Biology

  1. John G. Ewen2,
  2. Doug P. Armstrong3,
  3. Kevin A. Parker4 and
  4. Philip J. Seddon5
  1. Ian G. Jamieson5 and
  2. Robert C. Lacy1

Published Online: 21 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355833.ch13

Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management

Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management

How to Cite

Jamieson, I. G. and Lacy, R. C. (2012) Managing Genetic Issues in Reintroduction Biology, 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.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Conservation Science, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, Illinois 60 513, United States of America

  2. 5

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

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:

  • reintroduction biology, genetic issues;
  • genetics of reintroductions;
  • genetic factors, and species decline;
  • conservation geneticists;
  • reintroduced robins, Tiritiri Matangi;
  • genetic variation and inbreeding;
  • population management;
  • regulation phase

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Encouragingmanagers to embrace the genetics of reintroductions

  • Genetic implications for reintroductions

  • Goals for management of genetic variation and inbreeding

  • Re-establishing gene flow

  • Concluding comments

  • Acknowledgements

  • References