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Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice.
The global loss of biodiversity continues at an alarming rate. Genomic approaches have been suggested as a promising tool for conservation practice as scaling up to genome-wide data can improveExpand
Genetic variation and differentiation in captive and wild zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
The zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) is a small Australian grassland songbird that has been domesticated over the past two centuries. Because it is easy to breed in captivity, it has become a widelyExpand
Applications of landscape genetics in conservation biology: concepts and challenges
Landscape genetics plays an increasingly important role in the management and conservation of species. Here, we highlight some of the opportunities and challenges in using landscape geneticExpand
Contemporary Evolution of Reproductive Isolation and Phenotypic Divergence in Sympatry along a Migratory Divide
Understanding the influence of human-induced changes on the evolutionary trajectories of populations is a fundamental problem [1, 2]. The evolution of reproductive isolation in sympatry is rare,Expand
From connectivity to isolation: genetic consequences of population fragmentation in capercaillie across Europe
The capercaillie inhabits a continuous range in large parts of the Palearctic boreal forest, but is patchily distributed in temperate Europe. An ongoing population decline, largely related to humanExpand
Noninvasive genetic analysis in birds: testing reliability of feather samples
Noninvasive samples are useful for molecular genetic analysis of free-ranging animals. I tested whether moulted feathers collected in the field are a reliable source of DNA for genotypingExpand
Bloodmeal Analysis Reveals Avian Plasmodium Infections and Broad Host Preferences of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Vectors
Changing environmental conditions and human encroachment on natural habitats bring human populations closer to novel sources of parasites, which might then develop into new emerging diseases.Expand
Lessons learned from microsatellite development for nonmodel organisms using 454 pyrosequencing
Microsatellites, also known as simple sequence repeats (SSRs), are among the most commonly used marker types in evolutionary and ecological studies. Next Generation Sequencing techniques such as 454Expand
Capercaillie in the Alps: genetic evidence of metapopulation structure and population decline
In the Alps, the capercaillie is distributed in a metapopulation pattern with local populations on mountain ranges separated by farmland valleys. Habitat deterioration, primarily related to humanExpand