This text introduces the principles of genetics and statistics that are relevant to population studies, and examines the forces affecting genetic variation from the molecular to the organismic level. Included are descriptions of molecular methods, as well as explanations of the relevant estimation theory using actual data.
DANIEL L. HARTL is Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University, USA. He has been honoured with the Samuel Weiner Outstanding Scholar Award and Medal, the Medal of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to more than 300 scientific articles, Hartl has authored or co-authored 24 books. ANDREW G. CLARK is Professor of Population Genetics at Cornell University, USA. His research focuses on the genetic basis of adaptive variation in natural populations, with emphasis on