Campus Units

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2007

Journal or Book Title

Chelonian Research Monographs

Volume

4

First Page

107

Last Page

123

Abstract

Freshwater and terrestrial turtles are among the most imperiled biota on the planet, with nearly half of all extant taxa threatened with extinction. Active science-based management is required for the persistence of many species. Evolutionary genetic principles are often overlooked in the development of conservation and management plans, yet genetic data and theory can be critical to program success. Conservation biologists are encouraged to consider using genetic data and concepts when developing conservation strategies for turtles. We identify general areas where genetic principles and empirical data can be profitably used in conservation planning and provide examples from the turtle literature. Finally, we suggest important areas for future research in chelonian conservation genetics.

Comments

This article is from Chelonian Research Monographs 4 (2007): 107. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Chelonian Research Foundation

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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