Conservation Biology

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Edited By: Mark A. Burgman

Impact Factor: 4.165

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 5/44 (Biodiversity Conservation); 16/223 (Environmental Sciences); 22/145 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1523-1739

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Virtual Issue: Conservation Genetics



Virtual Issue Edited by Robin S. Waples, National Marine Fisheries Service

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. Read the conservation genetics virtual issue today.

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Conservation Biology Enacts Double-Blind Peer Review

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To have biases is human, to fight them, while not divine, is at least worth attempting. In this spirit, Conservation Biology has implemented double-blind peer review, which means that authors do not know the identity of reviewers and reviewers do not know the identity of authors or their affiliations. Read more