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Exploring and validating statistical reliability in forensic conservation genetics

Jutta Buschbom

No 63, Thünen Reports from Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries

Abstract: Safeguarding biological diversity from evolutionary lineages to ecosystems is a major undertaking for humanity. Forensic conservation genetics for the protection of wild flora and fauna aims to provide statistical inference tools and services for the enforcement of local to global conservation and management strategies. This paper reviews statistical criteria that provide insight into and assess the reliability of conclusions drawn from statistical inference. The translation of these fundamental criteria into practice is illustrated with applications from evolutionary and forensic genetics, specifically focusing on the inference of geographic origin using population assignment approaches. [...]

Keywords: conservation; management and enforcement; forensic genetics for wild flora and fauna; statistical reliability; ancillary statistical criteria; statistical validation; Erhaltung; Bewirtschaftung und Strafverfolgung; forensische Genetik für wilde Flora und Fauna; statistische Verlässlichkeit; "ancillary" statistische Kriterien; statistische Validierung (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018
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