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Sudden expansion of a single brown bear maternal lineage across northern continental Eurasia after the last ice age: a general demographic model for mammals?
The brown bear has proved a useful model for studying Late Quaternary mammalian phylogeography. However, information is lacking from northern continental Eurasia, which constitutes a large part of
Mitogenetic structure of brown bears (Ursus arctos L.) in northeastern Europe and a new time frame for the formation of European brown bear lineages
It is hypothesize that the West Carpathian Mountains have served either as one of the northernmost refuge areas or as an important movement corridor for brown bears of the Eastern lineage towards northern Europe during or after the last ice age.
Genetic structure in large, continuous mammal populations: the example of brown bears in northwestern Eurasia
Data on population structure, genetic diversity and gene flow in a brown bear population inhabiting the large territory of northwestern Eurasia indicates a complex pattern where a fraction of the population exhibits large‐scale gene flow that is unparalleled by other wild mammals studied to date.
Nuclear and mitochondrial genetic structure in the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) – implications for future reintroductions
The capacity of medium density genetic data (hundreds of SNPs) to provide information suitable for applied conservation is demonstrated and the difficulty of balancing the need for high genetic diversity against phylogenetic best fit when choosing source population(s) for reintroduction is discussed.
Fur mites of the genus Schizocarpus Trouessart (Acari: Chirodiscidae) from the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber tuvinicus Lavrov (Rodentia: Castoridae) in the Azas River (Tuva Republic, Russia)
Sixteen species of the genus Schizocarpus Trouessart, 1896 are recorded from six live individualsof the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber tuvinicus Lavrov (Rodentia: Castoridae) captured at the Azas River (Tuva, Russia).
Abstract The Eurasian beaver, Castor fiber L., suffered extreme demographic reduction through overhunting until the end of the 19th century. However, active protection measures have led to a powerful
A review of the status of the Western polecat Mustela putorius: a neglected and declining species?
Robust survey methods and systematic monitoring programmes are urgently needed to gather up-to-date data on polecat population trends across the species’ range.
Long-Range Gene Flow and the Effects of Climatic and Ecological Factors on Genetic Structuring in a Large, Solitary Carnivore: The Eurasian Lynx
Eurasian lynx are capable of maintaining panmictic populations across eastern Europe unless they are severely limited by habitat continuity or a reduction in numbers, and different correlations of mtDNA and microsatellite population divergence patterns with climatic and ecological factors may suggest separate selective pressures acting on males and females in this solitary carnivore.
Complete mitochondrial genomes and a novel spatial genetic method reveal cryptic phylogeographical structure and migration patterns among brown bears in north‐western Eurasia
Using sequences of complete mitochondrial genomes, our aims were: (1) to investigate the matrilineal phylogeographical structure, migration patterns and lineage coalescence times in a large,
Population and distribution of beavers Castor fiber and Castor canadensis in Eurasia
This paper is the third review – including short updates the fifth paper – intended to summarise Eurasian beaver Castor fiber distribution change and population development (Nolet & Rosell 1998,