Special Issue "Integrating Genetic Data into Conservation Practice"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2023 | Viewed by 2507
Interests: zoology; population genetics; marine biology; marine invertebrates and fish; conservation genetics; molecular taxonomy and phylogeoagraphy
Interests: conservation genetics; population genetics; zoology; marine biology; seascape genetics; phylogeography; ecological and evolutionary processes in populations of marine organisms
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Genetic data are increasingly used in conservation, and their importance as a tool to help improve decision making in conservation practice is widely acknowledged by stakeholders and conservation professionals. However, genetic information is often not considered in conservation policy and management decisions. The mismatch between the availability of genetic data and their use in conservation practice depends on the limited information transfer between scientists and conservation practitioners. One pillar of the barrier that hampers the integration of genetic data into effective conservation management is that academic research mainly focuses on fundamental science questions, whereas it seldom aims at providing applied impact.
The goal of this Special Issue is to help break through the barrier to the application of genetic data as a conservation tool by giving equal room to both types of studies. Therefore, original research papers and reviews dealing with any aspects of the application of genetic data to conservation are welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, theoretical and empirical case studies focusing on the conservation and management of endangered as well as ecologically or economically important species.
Dr. Piero Cossu
Dr. Marco Casu
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- conservation genetics
- conservation practice
- biodiversity conservation
- genetic diversity
- population connectivity