I know that there is question that's similar to this (Books on statistical ecology?). I've got recommendations from that, but want to ask you for an advise following this list of books:

1. Applied Statistical Genetics with R: For Population-based Association Studies (Use R!) Andrea S. Foulkes 2009

2. Mathematical Population Genetics 1: Theoretical Introduction (Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics) (v. 1) Warren J. Ewens 2004

3. Ecological Models and Data in R Benjamin M. Bolker 2008

4. A Biologist's Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution Sarah P. Otto 2007

5. Practical Computing for Biologists Steven Haddock 2010

6. Dynamic Models in Biology Stephen P. Ellner 2006

7. The R Book Michael J. Crawley 2012

My work is likely to assume tasks like analysis of genetic sequences, assessment of biological diversity and other.

I am good at applied math and programming and also know basics of population biology and genetics. Could anyone recommend me 2-3 books of your choice or just say what would be more useful for me?

Thanks a lot for your answers.

P.S. I wanted to add links on every book for convenience, but i have no enough reputation.


I'd recommend the classic Numerical Ecology, Legendre & Legendre; Numerical Ecology with R., Borcard et al. available for free download; Analysis of Ecological Communities, McCune and Grace; vignettes for packages used in your specific field (eg Zhao's gap). Considering that diversity is a community-level property, I'd encourage you to look at community ecology lit, not just population level. Once you decide on the models you want to use, there are more theme-specific texts out there, and not necessarily from ecology or genetics.


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