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Conservation Genetics of New World Crocodilians

Editors: Barban Zucoloto, R., Amavet, P.S., Martins Verdade, L., Pires Farias, I. (Eds.)

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  • This is the first volume focusing on conservation genetics of crocodilians
  • The titles aims to serve as a reference material for academics and students
  • The literature organized in this book represents a complete update of the genetic research of the New World’s crocodilians, with emphasis on the implications on their conservation
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This book aims to be a comprehensive review of the literature on the conservation genetics of the New World crocodilians, from the biological and demographical aspects of the living species to the application of molecular techniques for conservation purposes. It  covers the current status of the molecular genetics applied to phylogenetics, phylogeography, diversity, kinship and mating system, and hybridization, as well its implications for decision making with regards to the conservation of these species at academic and governmental levels. This book can be used as a guide for graduate and undergraduate students to understand how conservation genetics techniques are carried out and how they can help preserve not only crocodilians but also other living species.


About the authors

Rodrigo Barban Zucoloto, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Graduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo (1994), Master of Sciences (Nuclear Energy in Agriculture) from the University of Sao Paulo (1999) and Doctor of Sciences (Nuclear Energy in Agriculture) from the University of Sao Paulo (2003). Currently Associate Professor at Federal University of Bahia. He has experience in Genetics, with an emphasis in conservation genetics of Brazilian crocodilians, especially the broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris). 

Patricia Susana Amavet, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (2009) from the University of Buenos Aires. Currently, she is a Professor of Genetics and Population Genetics at the University National of Litoral. She is a CONICET Researcher since 2010, coordinator of the Genetics Laboratory in UNL, and supervisor of three doctoral students and of one postdoc. She has extensive experience in Conservation Genetics of wild species, especially the Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris), and she is a member of the Crocodile Specialists Group (SSC/IUCN) since 2002. Her research works include the topics of molecular ecology, population genetics, mating system studies, and phylogeographic analyses, mainly in reptiles and amphibians.

 

Luciano Martins Verdade, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Agronomist and Master in Agronomy from the University of Sao Paulo (1985 and 1992 respectively) and Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida (1997). He is currently Associate Professor III of the Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA), University of São Paulo (USP) and member of the coordination of the Biota / FAPESP Program, the Sao Paulo Biodiversity Commission and the Species Survival Commission / IUCN, and Information and Management System for Protected Areas (SIGAP) / Secretariat of Environment of the State of Sao Paulo (SMA / SP). His research is focused on Applied Evolutionary Ecology with special interest in fauna management in agricultural landscapes and adaptive processes of vertebrates to anthropic alterations.

Izeni Pires Farias, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil

Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Amazonas (1987), Master's Degree in Freshwater Biology and Inner Fishing from the National Institute of Amazonian Research (1992), and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Molecular Genetics) from Federal University of Pará (2000).

She was a postdoctoral fellow (CNPq 2015) at Brigham Young University and is currently Full Professor at the Federal University of Amazonas where she coordinates the Laboratory of Evolution and Animal Genetics (LEGAL). She has experience in genetics, with emphasis on population genetics, conservation genetics, molecular ecology, and phylogeography of Amazonian organisms.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Geographic Distribution, Habitat, Reproduction, and Conservation Status of Crocodilians in the Americas

    Pages 1-30

    Villamarín, Francisco (et al.)

  • Molecular Markers Applied to Conservation Genetics of American Crocodilians

    Pages 31-77

    Zucoloto, Rodrigo Barban (et al.)

  • Molecular Phylogenetics of the New-World Crocodylia

    Pages 79-93

    Densmore III, Llewellyn D. (et al.)

  • Biogeography and Comparative Phylogeography of New-World Crocodylians

    Pages 95-122

    Muniz, Fábio de Lima (et al.)

  • Genetic Diversity of New World Crocodilians

    Pages 123-151

    Amavet, Patricia Susana (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation Genetics of New World Crocodilians
Editors
  • Rodrigo Barban Zucoloto
  • Patricia Susana Amavet
  • Luciano Martins Verdade
  • Izeni Pires Farias
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56383-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56383-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56382-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 230
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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