Avian Genomics in Ecology and Evolution

From the Lab into the Wild

  • Robert H. S. Kraus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Joana Damas, Rebecca E. O’Connor, Darren K. Griffin, Denis M. Larkin
    Pages 69-92
  3. Matthias H. Weissensteiner, Alexander Suh
    Pages 93-150
  4. Jente Ottenburghs
    Pages 211-235
  5. Jente Ottenburghs, Philip Lavretsky, Jeffrey L. Peters, Takeshi Kawakami, Robert H. S. Kraus
    Pages 237-265
  6. Arild Husby, S. Eryn McFarlane, Anna Qvarnström
    Pages 267-293
  7. Loren Cassin-Sackett, Andreanna J. Welch, Madhvi X. Venkatraman, Taylor E. Callicrate, Robert C. Fleischer
    Pages 295-330
  8. Darren K. Griffin, Denis M. Larkin, Rebecca E. O’Connor
    Pages 331-348

About this book


Birds catch the public imagination like no other group of animals; in addition, birders are perhaps the largest non-professional naturalist community. Genomics and associated bioinformatics have revolutionised daily life in just a few decades. At the same time, this development has facilitated the application of genomics technology to ecological and evolutionary studies, including biodiversity and conservation at all levels. 

This book reveals how the exciting toolbox of genomics offers new opportunities in all areas of avian biology. It presents contributions from prominent experts at the intersection of avian biology and genomics, and offers an ideal introduction to the world of genomics for students, biologists and bird enthusiasts alike. The book begins with a historical perspective on how genomic technology was adopted by bird ecology and evolution research groups. This led, as the book explains, to a revised understanding of avian evolution, with exciting consequences for biodiversity research as a whole. Lastly, these impacts are illustrated using seminal examples and the latest discoveries from avian biology laboratories around the world.


Bird genomics Avian chromosomal evolution B10K project Avian chromosomal evolution avian biology bird conservation population genetics bird ecology bird evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert H. S. Kraus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany and Department of BiologyUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany

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