Conservation Biology

Cover image for Vol. 30 Issue 6

Edited By: Mark A. Burgman

Impact Factor: 4.267

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 6/48 (Biodiversity Conservation); 23/149 (Ecology); 25/225 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1523-1739

Virtual Issue: Conservation Genetics

Edited by Robin Waples

The discipline of conservation biology developed from a strong evolutionary and ecological foundation. Viability of populations and species can depend as much on genetic factors such as inbreeding and gene flow as on demographic factors such as population growth rate and distribution. This compilation captures both familiar themes such as bottlenecks, inbreeding depression, hybridization, captive breeding, and population subdivision and more specialized topics such as genetic restoration, invasive species, reintroductions, fragmentation, mutational meltdown, and forensics. In the next 5 years, we can expect to see a qualitative breakthrough as tools from the rapidly evolving genomics revolution are increasingly applied to real-world problems in conservation and management.

Loss of genetic diversity from managed populations: interacting effects of drift, mutation, immigration, selection, and population subdivision
Robert C. Lacy

Conservation and distribution of genetic variation in a polytypic species, the cutthroat trout
Fred W. Allendorf and Robb F. Leary

Estimates of lethal equivalents and the cost of inbreeding in mammals
Kathering Ralls, Jonathan D. Ballou, and Alan Templeton

Management options for preserving genetic diversity: reintroduction of Guam rails to the wild
Susan M. Haig, Jonathan D. Ballou, and Scott R. Derrickson

Effects of supportive breeding on the genetically effective population size
Nils Ryman and Linda Laikre

Estimating the effective population size of conserved populations
Leonard Nunney and Diane R. Elam

Low genetic variation but high population differentiation in a common tropical forest tree species
Pamela Hall, Michael R. Chase, and Kamaljit S. Bawa

Mutation and conservation
Russell Lande

Gene flow and genetic restoration: the Florida panther as a case study
Philip W. Hedrick

Empirical evaluation of a test for identifying recently bottlenecked populations from allele frequency data
Gordon Luikart and Jean-Marie Cornuet

Identifying populations for conservation on the basis of genetic markers
Rémy J. Petit, Abdelhamid El Mousadik, and Odile Pons

Fragmentation of landscape as a cause for genetic subdivision in bank voles
Gabriele Gerlach and Kerstin Musolf

Detecting wildlife poaching: identifying the origin of individuals with Bayesian assignment tests and multilocus genotypes
Stéphanie Manel, Pierre Berthier, and Gordon Luikart

Selection in captivity during supportive breeding may reduce fitness in the wild
Michael J. Ford

Correlation between fitness and genetic diversity
David H. Reed and Richard Frankham

Population adaptive index: a new method to help measure intraspecific genetic diversity and prioritize populations for conservation
Aurelie Bonin, Florence Nicole, François Pompanon, Claude Miaud, and Pierre Taberlet