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Published: 22 November 2007

416 Pages | 110 figures


ISBN: 9780199292059

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An Introduction to Molecular Ecology

Second Edition

Trevor Beebee and Graham Rowe

  • Demonstrates the power of molecular ecology as a research tool in a style ideally suited for an undergraduate audience.
  • Includes the latest methods and concepts, using practical examples, not just theoretical models.
  • Blends factual content with tools for active learning to encourage the reader to engage with the subject in a hands-on way.
  • Practical and analytical method boxes, accompanied by essay topics and references to original research papers, take the reader to the frontiers of the subject, and bridge the gap between textbook and primary literature.
  • New full colour diagrams and many new stunning photographs help students to visualise the key concepts explained in the text.
  • Online Resource Centre features resources for both lecturers and students, to enhance the value of the book as a teaching and learning tool.

New to this Edition:

  • Enriched learning features, including useful websites, end-of-chapter questions, and data analysis exercises, encourage the reader to engage more actively with the subject.
  • New practical and analytical method boxes, presenting case studies and associated references for further study, strengthen links to the primary literature, and promote critical thinking.
  • Enhanced coverage of quantitative concepts, where appropriate, gently introduce students to the mathematical nature of the subject.
  • Updated examples, focusing on the latest methods and concepts blend a theoretical underpinning with practical examples.
  • Full-colour design with a series of stunning new photographs.
  • A blend of practical and analytical boxes appear throughout, reinforcing the applied nature of molecular ecology.

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