An Introduction to Molecular Ecology combines theoretical concepts with practice-driven examples to showcase the latest molecular and genomic techniques and their impact on the study of ecology.
The opening chapters introduce the essential molecular and genetic concepts that underpin the subject and describe key molecular tools and methods available to the ecologist. Capturing the broad scope of the field, the book goes on to explore the use of molecular tools in the context of behavioural ecology, population genetics, phylogeography, conservation, and microbial ecology.
The third edition includes coverage of exciting new technological and analytical developments, such as next generation sequencing, which have revolutionized the field over the last decade. Molecular ecology is now in a position to tackle some truly ecological questions for the first time since its inception.
Blending conceptual detail with the most instructive examples, An Introduction to Molecular Ecology is an ideal resource for those new to the subject needing to develop a strong working understanding of the field.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany An Introduction to Molecular Ecology features:
- Suggested review articles to take your learning further
- Links to useful websites and software
- A range of questions to consolidate your learning and understanding
For registered adopters of the book:
- Journal Club; suggested research papers and discussion questions linked to topics featured in the book
- Figures from the textbook to view and download
Graham Rowe is Lecturer in Biological Sciences at University of Derby. Michael Sweet is Lecturer in Invertebrate Biology at University of Derby. Trevor Beebee is Professor Emeritus of Evolution, Behavior, and Environment at the University of Sussex.
1: Molecular ecology: roots and branches 2: Molecular biology for ecologists 3: Molecular tools for molecular ecologists 4: Next generation sequencing 5: Species, populations, and individuals 6: Behavioural ecology 7: Population genetics 8: Neutral and adaptive molecular variation 9: Phylogeography 10: Conservation genetics 11: Microbial ecology and metagenomics 12: Genomes 13: Genomics