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Avian Genomics in Ecology and Evolution

From the Lab into the Wild

Editors: Kraus, Robert H. S. (Ed.)

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  • Offers readers essential insights into how avian genomics has revolutionised avian ecology and evolutionary research
  • Reviews the history and development of genomics technology using the example of the dynamic research field of ornithology
  • Combines a broad range of topics from history and discussions about model vs. non-model species genomics with structural information about genomes as well as applications in phylogeny, population genomics and conservation
  • Explains the avian species concept in terms of genomics, speciation and hybridization
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Birds catch the public imagination like no other group of animals; in addition, birders are perhaps the largest non-professional naturalist community. Genomics and associated bioinformatics have revolutionised daily life in just a few decades. At the same time, this development has facilitated the application of genomics technology to ecological and evolutionary studies, including biodiversity and conservation at all levels. 

This book reveals how the exciting toolbox of genomics offers new opportunities in all areas of avian biology. It presents contributions from prominent experts at the intersection of avian biology and genomics, and offers an ideal introduction to the world of genomics for students, biologists and bird enthusiasts alike. The book begins with a historical perspective on how genomic technology was adopted by bird ecology and evolution research groups. This led, as the book explains, to a revised understanding of avian evolution, with exciting consequences for biodiversity research as a whole. Lastly, these impacts are illustrated using seminal examples and the latest discoveries from avian biology laboratories around the world.



                       

About the authors

Robert Kraus is an Assistant Professor affiliated with both the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology and Konstanz University in Germany. After graduating in Biology from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, he completed a PhD in genome-wide genetic marker discovery and population genetics in mallard ducks at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. After a brief sojourn in applied nature conservation genetics at the Senckenberg Institute he returned to the study of the molecular ecology of ducks and other waterfowl in his current position, especially with a disease ecology focus and emphasizing functional variation across whole genomes. Dr Kraus is an active contributor to the international bird ten thousand genomes (B10K) consortium, where he leads the immunome working group, and works with the Vertebrate Genome Project in the Genome 10K (VGP/G10K) framework, which is setting new standards in the reference genome assembly of non-model species for comparative genomics using cutting-edge genome sequencing technology. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16477-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16476-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Avian Genomics in Ecology and Evolution
Book Subtitle
From the Lab into the Wild
Editors
  • Robert H. S. Kraus
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16477-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16477-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16476-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 348
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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