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Mid-level and final year undergraduates in the biological sciences, covering a broad range of specific disciplines, from ecology and conservation to molecular genetics. Also of great value to postgraduate students taking MSc courses in ecology or conservation, or in molecular ecology, and PhD students starting work in this field.
Trevor Beebee, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK., and Graham Rowe, Department of Biological, Forensic and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Derby, UK.
Review(s) from previous edition"I would like to congratulate the authors for providing such a good textbook in introductory molecular ecology. Molecular ecology is an emerging interdisciplinary field with a great potential for future growth. Writing a textbook in such a field is a daunting task and the authors did an overall excellent job. - Dr Jianping Xu, McMaster University, Canada - Review of this edition
"It was exactly what I was looking for: a short but well written introduction to the topic." - Stacey L. Lance, Colby College, USA
"The authors and the publisher deserve a round of applause for producing yet another quality textbook. I heartily recommend the book to students and teachers in diverse areas of ecology, evolution and molecular biology." - Journal of Ecobiology, 2006
"As someone who has taught an undergraduate course in Molecular Ecology and Evolution for a number of years, often
without an appropriate single text, I was eagerly anticipating this book and have not been disappointed. An Introduction to Molecular Ecology, as the cover notes make clear, is targeted at undergraduate students and the content lives up to its stated aim, pitching the level and style exactly right.
" - Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2005
"This text has filled the need for a comprehensive introductory text in Molecular Ecology. The topics covered are of great interest to students in biology, and the authors have done an excellent job of illustrating the concepts with examples from the primary research literature that represent well the taxonomic diversity of molecular ecological studies." - Keith Karoly, Reed College, USA
1: A history of molecular ecology
2: Molecular biology for ecologists
3: Molecular identification: species, individuals, and sex
4: Behavioural ecology
5: Population genetics
6: Molecular and adaptive variation
8: Conservation genetics
9: Microbial ecology and the Metagenome
10: Genetically modified organisms