Conservation genetics (lectures) 523108

24.3.2006 Juha Merilä

Vastaa kolmeen kysymykseen!

  1. Explain the concept of effective population size and explain why it is important in conservation context?
  2. What is 'purging'? Does it work?
  3. Adaptation to captivity. Explain the reasons to be concerned about this, and how captive populations should be managed to minimize this concern.
  4. What are the most convincing arguments/empirical evidence that inbreeding increases risk of extinction?

Luennot voi tenttiä myös kirjana (Frankham ym. 2002: Introduction to conservation genetics. Cambridge University Press).