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Habitat fragmentation is without doubt one of the so much ubiquitous and severe environmental threats confronting the long term survival of plant and animal species world wide. As species turn into limited to remnant habitats, powerful administration for long term conservation calls for a quantitative knowing of the genetic and demographic results of habitat fragmentation, and the results for inhabitants viability. This publication offers a close advent to the genetic and demographic concerns appropriate to the conservation of fragmented populations reminiscent of demographic stochasticity; genetic erosion; inbreeding; metapopulation biology and inhabitants viability research. additionally awarded are units of case reports, one on animals, the opposite on crops, which illustrate quite a few techniques, together with the applying of molecular genetic markers, the research of reproductive biology, and the combo of demographic tracking and modeling, to check long term inhabitants viability.

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