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PERCHED AT THE MITO‐NUCLEAR CROSSROADS: DIVERGENT MITOCHONDRIAL LINEAGES CORRELATE WITH ENVIRONMENT IN THE FACE OF ONGOING NUCLEAR GENE FLOW IN AN AUSTRALIAN BIRD
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Observed mito‐nuclear discordance accords with environmental selection on a female‐linked trait, such as mtDNA, mtDNA–nDNA interactions or genes on W‐chromosome, driving mitochondrial divergence in the presence of nuclear gene flow. Expand
Predicting Landscape-Genetic Consequences of Habitat Loss, Fragmentation and Mobility for Multiple Species of Woodland Birds
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It is proposed that this replicated landscape, multi-species approach offers a robust method for identifying the likely effects of landscape fragmentation on dispersal, and a series of alternative models of genetic connectivity in the study area are presented. Expand
Fine-scale effects of habitat loss and fragmentation despite large-scale gene flow for some regionally declining woodland bird species
TLDR
Reduced structural connectivity in the Box-Ironbark ecosystem may still allow sufficient gene flow to avoid the harmful effects of inbreeding in the study species, and the high genetic connectivity of mobile bird species in this system suggests that reconnecting isolated habitat patches may be less important than increasing habitat extent and/or quality if these need to be traded off. Expand
Thermal effects on activity patterns and behavioural switching in a concourse of foragers on Stachytarpheta mutabilis (Verbenaceae) in Papua New Guinea
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Site choice by all 3 species appeared to be determined primarily by temperature, but within the limits imposed byTemperature, nectar supplies probably determined which site was visited. Expand
Spool-and-Line Tracking of the New Guinea Spiny Bandicoot, Echymipera kalubu (Marsupialia, Peramelidae)
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An improved spool-and-line mammal-tracking device with a range of 1,550 m is described that was used in a short-term tracking study of the previously unstudied New Guinea spiny bandicoot, Echymipera kalubu. Expand
Genes and song: genetic and social connections in fragmented habitat in a woodland bird with limited dispersal.
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Habitat fragmentation hinders important population processes in an Australian woodland bird even though its dispersal is not detectably impacted, demonstrating that fragmentation impedes song type sharing in the Grey Shrike-thrush. Expand
Prevalence and diversity of avian haematozoa in three species of Australian passerine
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This study provides valuable baseline data on the prevalence and diversity of haematozoan lineages in a poorly sampled region and identifies four lineages of Haemoproteus infection among 32 individuals (of 1005 screened) and no Plasmodium infection. Expand
Disrupted fine-scale population processes in fragmented landscapes despite large-scale genetic connectivity for a widespread and common cooperative breeder: the superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus).
TLDR
Although loss of structural connectivity did not appear to impede gene flow at larger spatial scales, fragmentation appeared to affect fine-scale population processes adversely and may contribute to the decline of superb fairy-wrens in fragmented landscapes in the Box-Ironbark region. Expand
Does reduced mobility through fragmented landscapes explain patch extinction patterns for three honeyeaters?
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Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation are demonstrated on the yellow-tufted honeyeater above the threshold at which probability of occurrence dropped, and increasing extent and structural connectivity of habitat should be an appropriate management action for this species. Expand
Little evidence that condition, stress indicators, sex ratio, or homozygosity are related to landscape or habitat attributes in declining woodland birds
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The relationships among configuration, extent and status of native vegetation and three commonly used indicators of individual body condition and chronic stress and three measures of changes to population processes in 13 species of woodland-dependent birds in south-eastern Australia are examined. Expand
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