39 - conservation genetics

39 - conservation genetics - Conservation Ecology and...

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Unformatted text preview: Conservation Ecology and Genetics Definitions Conservation - management of human use of the biosphere so that it yields the greatest sustainable benefit to present generations while maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. Conservation ecology a very wide range of subjects in ecology united by having a bearing on conservation Conservation genetics - application of the principles of genetics, particularly population genetics, to aid the conservation of biodiversity Main principles of conservation Evolution is the process that unites all of biology. To be effective in preserving biodiversity, we need to know how evolutionary processes generate and maintain that diversity. The ecological world is dynamic. There is no static balance of nature that can serve as a goal of conservation activities. Humans are a part of ecosystems. Human activities and needs must be incorporated into conservation goals and practices. Todays focus will be on the...
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course BIO 325H taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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