The conservation of genetic diversity: Science and policy needs in a changing world 2006
There is an increasing awareness that the quantity and quality of genetic diversity possessed by populations might influence their sustainability. However, such effects may be restricted in extremely small populations whose persistence is already severely threatened for demographic reasons. It therefore remains an open question as to how important genetic factors might be in species conservation.
A UKPopNet workshop on 'The conservation of genetic diversity: science and policy needs in a changing world' was held at Losehill Hall from 19–21 October 2005. The workshop brought together researchers, policymakers and conservation practitioners to promote discussion on the future scientific, policy and practical needs for the conservation of genetic diversity in the UK.
Representatives of each of the stakeholder groups shared their views of the current situation in the UK, and more detailed presentations helped to inform the breakout group discussions that formed the main focus of the workshop.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2006·05·01
Gregory, A., Burke T., Ferris, R., Robson., Smithers, R. & Whitlock, R. 2006. The conservation of genetic diversity: Science and policy needs in a changing world. JNCC Report No. 383, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
This report is based on the workshop on 'The conservation of genetic diversity: science and policy needs in a changing world', held in 2005.
Communications, JNCC publisher
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