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Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Van Dyke, Fred
1 Foundational Skills and Values for Research in Conservation BiologyExercise 1 Developing Critical Writing Skills Background and RationaleAnalyzing and Evaluating a Scientific PaperAssignment 1.A Writing a Summary of a Scientific PaperThe Scientific AbstractA Useful Tool for ScientistsAssignment 1.B Preparing to Write a Scientific AbstractAssignment 1.C Writing an Original AbstractQuestions and AssessmentFurther Help in Scientific WritingSynthesisLiterature CitedExercise 2 Developing Critical Reading SkillsBackground and RationaleMethods for Writing a Literature ReviewAssignment 2.A Using Electronic Search TechniquesQuestions and AssessmentSynthesisExercise 3 Analyzing Economic Values in Conservation BiologyBackground and RationaleEvaluating Economic Benefits and Costs in an Australian ForestAssignment 3.A Calculating Total Costs and BenefitsAssignment 3.B Calculating the Value of Public Goods and ServicesQuestions and AssessmentSynthesisLiterature CitedExercise 4 Quantitative Measurement and Analysis of BiodiversityBackground and RationaleSelecting Sampling Methods for Collecting Biodiversity DataAssignment 4.A Line-Intercept SamplingAssignment 4.B Point-Centered ("Point Quarter") SamplingAssignment 4.C Using Spot MappingComputation of Biodiversity DataAssignment 4.D Applying the Shannon IndexAssignment 4.E Comparing and Analyzing Biodiversity DataQuestions and AssessmentSynthesisLiterature Cited 2 Techniques for Genetic Conservation and ManagementExercise 5 Evaluating Phylogenetic Relationships through Genetic Criteria in ConservationBackground and RationaleUsing Mitochondrial DNA in Taxonomic ClassificationUsing Web-Based Resources for Genetic AnalysisAssignment 5.A Using Taxonomy Browser to Assess Genetic Data in Black Bear SubspeciesAssignment 5.B Using Genebee to Assess Genetic Diversity in Black Bear SubspeciesQuestions and AssessmentFurther InvestigationsSynthesisLiterature CitedExercise 6 Conducting Simple Pedigree Analysis for a Captive PopulationBackground and RationalePedigree AnalysisAssignment 6.A Drawing a Family PedigreeKinshipAssignment 6.B Determining Individual KinshipMean KinshipAssignment 6.C Determining Mean KinshipPopulation Mean KinshipAssignment 6.D Calculating Population Mean KinshipInbreedingAssignment 6.E Calculating the Inbreeding CoefficientQuestions and AssessmentSynthesisLiterature CitedExercise 7 Managing Gene Diversity in Captive PopulationsBackground and RationaleMeasuring Gene DiversityAssignment 7.A Determining Gene Diversity in a Closed, Captive PopulationGenetic DriftAssignment 7.B Measuring the Effects of Genetic DriftRetention of Gene DiversityAssignment 7.C Effect of Number of FoundersModeling and Managing Captive PopulationsAssignment 7.D Calculating Effective Population SizeAssignment 7.E Modeling Future Gene Diversity in a Captive PopulationQuestions and AssessmentSynthesisLiterature Cited Exercise 8 Implementing Alternative Captive-Breeding StrategiesBackground and RationaleRandom Mating StrategyAssignment 8.A Measuring Gene Diversity in a Strategy of Random MatingMaximum-Avoidance-of-Inbreeding StrategyAssignment 8.B Managing Captive Mating to Avoid InbreedingMean Kinship StrategyAssignment 8.C Devising and Evaluating a Mean Kinship Breeding StrategyCombining Managed Mating Strategies and Natural Breeding BiologyAssignment 8.D Designing Mating Strategies for Breeding GroupsCombining Avoidance of Inbreeding with Minimizing Mean KinshipAssignment 8.E Combining Avoidance of Inbreeding with Minimizing Mean KinshipQuestions and AssessmentSynthesisFurther ReadingLiterature CitedExercise 9 Designing a Captive-Breeding Plan with Real-World ConstraintsBackground and RationaleRealities of Managed Breeding Strategies in Captive PopulationsAssignment 9.A Developing a Feasible Breeding Management Plan for OkapiQuestions and AssessmentSynthesis3 Studies of Communities and Habitats Exercise 10 Describing Communities and Populations Quantitatively for ConservationBackgrounVan Dyke, Fred is the author of 'Workbook in Conservation Biology Solving Practical Problems in Conservation', published 2003 under ISBN 9780072438680 and ISBN 0072438681.
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