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Phylogeography of regional fauna on the Tibetan Plateau: A review
The studies of uplift and glaciations of the Tibetan Plateau are summarized, and a series of recent case studies of the endemic species based on DNA sequences are detailed. In general, these… Expand
Organism–environment interactions in a changing world: a mechanistic approach
Understanding the interactions of an organism and its environment is essential for us to integrate ultimate and proximate causation on a global scale. Organism–environment interaction includes all… Expand
Shaped by uneven Pleistocene climate: mitochondrial phylogeographic pattern and population history of white wagtail Motacilla alba (Aves: Passeriformes)
We studied the phylogeography and population history of the white wagtail Motacilla alba , which has a vast breeding range, covering areas with diff erent Pleistocene climatic histories. Th e… Expand
Incomplete lineage sorting or secondary admixture: disentangling historical divergence from recent gene flow in the Vinous‐throated parrotbill (Paradoxornis webbianus)
- Y. Qu, R. Zhang, Q. Quan, G. Song, S. H. Li, Fumin Lei
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular ecology
- 1 December 2012
Although Pleistocene glaciations had a major impact on the population genetic patterns of many species in North America and Europe, it remains unclear how these climatic fluctuations contributed to… Expand
Migration of Waterfowl in the East Asian Flyway and Spatial Relationship to HPAI H5N1 Outbreaks
Abstract Poyang Lake is situated within the East Asian Flyway, a migratory corridor for waterfowl that also encompasses Guangdong Province, China, the epicenter of highly pathogenic avian influenza… Expand
Characterization of a highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 clade 2.3.4 virus isolated from a tree sparrow.
The spread of H5N1 virus into a wide range of avian and mammalian species may facilitate the adaptation of the virus to human populations. In the present study, a survey of avian influenza virus in… Expand
Gene flow maintains genetic diversity and colonization potential in recently range‐expanded populations of an Oriental bird, the Light‐vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis, Aves: Pycnonotidae)
Aim Two alternative genetic patterns are typical in recently established populations. One is reduced genetic diversity but significant population structuring compared with original populations.… Expand
What makes the Sino-Himalayan mountains the major diversity hotspots for pheasants?
Key Laboratory of the Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China College of Life Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,… Expand
Understanding historical and current patterns of species richness of babblers along a 5000‐m subtropical elevational gradient
Aim To understand the causes of historical and current elevational richness patterns of Leiothrichinae babblers, a diverse and mostly endemic group of birds. Location A 5000-m elevational gradient in… Expand
Global endemism needs spatial integration.
- Fumin Lei
- Geography, Medicine
- 20 January 2012
SINCE THE OUTBREAK OF BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (BSE) IN 2001, THE CONSERvation of European scavengers has been the subject of a legal dilemma: Either we can strictly protect scavenger species… Expand