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Phylogeography of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Europe
Local phylogeographical patterns observed in Europe to the post-glacial recolonization process, shaped by the geographical localization of refugia and barriers to gene flow, are linked to the historical processes shaping the present patterns.
Biodiversity Hotspots: Distribution and Protection of Conservation Priority Areas
Biodiversity and its conservation are among the main global topics in science and politics and perhaps the major challenge for the present and coming generations. This book written by international
Late Quaternary distribution dynamics and phylogeography of the red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Europe
Abstract Here we present spatial–temporal patterns for European late Quaternary red deer (Cervus elaphus), based on radiocarbon-supported evidence derived mainly from archaeological sites. This is
Palaearctic biogeography revisited: evidence for the existence of a North African refugium for Western Palaearctic biota
The Maghreb was an important differentiation and speciation centre for thermophilic organisms during the Pliocene and Pleistocene with high relevance as a colonization source for Europe.
Genetic Variability, Differentiation, and Founder Effect in Golden Jackals (Canis aureus) from Serbia as Revealed by Mitochondrial DNA and Nuclear Microsatellite Loci
There was no variation at all in the mtDNA sequences, and nuclear variability was very low, which indicates a strong founder effect in the recently established Serbian population.
Holocene distribution and extinction of the moose (Alces alces, Cervidae) in Central Europe
The development of its distribution range since the end of the Second World War as well as experiences with Scandinavian populations show that moose are able to thrive in close proximity to humans and that a future expansion ofIts distribution range towards the west seems possible.
Species inflation and taxonomic artefacts—A critical comment on recent trends in mammalian classification
This work highlights several cases of splitting and argues that much of this taxonomic inflation is artificial due to shortcomings of the phylogenetic species concept and unjustified reliance on insufficient morphological and/or genetic data.
Genetic diversity in European red deer (Cervus elaphus L.): anthropogenic influences on natural populations.
Allozyme, microsatellite and mtDNA data of European red deer populations were examined as to their capability of indicating anthropogenic influences such as the keeping of animals in enclosures, selective hunting for trophies translocation of specimens to improve trophy quality and habitat fragmentation, but no unequivocal evidence on particular human activities could be obtained.
Phylogeography, population genetics and conservation of the European red deer Cervus elaphus
Although hunting has an impact on red deer gene pools, the main threat today is habitat fragmentation in human-dominated landscapes, and the resulting increase in genetic drift and inbreeding reduces variability in isolated populations and may lead to inbreeding depression.
Phylogeographic, ancient DNA, fossil and morphometric analyses reveal ancient and modern introductions of a large mammal: the complex case of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Ireland
The problem of how and when the island of Ireland attained its contemporary fauna has remained a key question in understanding Quaternary faunal assemblages. We assessed the complex history and