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Although typically considered as a forest specialist species, the European pine marten (Martes martes) is an example of a number of species that have recently been found to also live in fragmented landscapes. Considering that habitat fragmentation and loss is a major threat to the persistence of mammal species in such landscapes, we investigated the(More)
Natal dispersal plays a central role in population biology, ecology, and evolution. Therefore, describing dispersal patterns including dispersal rate, onset, duration, and distance and investigating its main ecological and phenotype correlates are of prime importance. Dispersal data are scarce in rare and elusive carnivores such as mustelids and notably in(More)
Quantifying gene flow in natural populations is a key topic in both evolutionary and conservation biology. Understanding the extent to which the landscape matrix facilitates or impedes gene flow is becoming a high priority in a context of worldwide habitat loss and fragmentation. Unexpectedly, a lower genetic diversity and a higher genetic structure have(More)
Maintenance of genetic variation is of critical importance for wild populations since low levels limit the species’ ability to respond to different threats (diseases, predators, environmental changes) in both the long and the short term. Human activities could impact the genetic variation of wild species in multiple ways, including via fragmentation and(More)
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