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How and why should we implement genomics into conservation?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal ecology.
2014 (English)In: Evolutionary Applications, ISSN 1752-4571, Vol. 7, no 9, 999-1007 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
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Conservation genetics has provided important information into the dynamics of endangered populations. The rapid development of genomic methods has posed an important question, namely where do genetics and genomics sit in relation to their application in the conservation of species? Although genetics can answer a number of relevant questions related to conservation, the argument for the application of genomics is not yet fully exploited. Here, we explore the transition and rationale for the move from genetic to genomic research in conservation biology and the utility of such research. We explore the idea of a conservation prior' and how this can be determined by genomic data and used in the management of populations. We depict three different conservation scenarios and describe how genomic data can drive management action in each situation. We conclude that the most effective applications of genomics will be to inform stakeholders with the aim of avoiding emergency room conservation'.

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2014. Vol. 7, no 9, 999-1007 p.
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Genetics Ecology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240763DOI: 10.1111/eva.12193ISI: 000344595700004PubMedID: 25553063OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-240763DiVA: diva2:780083
Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-01-13Bibliographically approved

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