Landscape genetics: combining landscape ecology and population genetics
Estimation of census and effective population sizes: the increasing usefulness of DNA-based approaches
- G. Luikart, N. Ryman, D. Tallmon, M. Schwartz, F. Allendorf
- Environmental ScienceConservation Genetics
- 27 February 2010
This work reviews the kinds and applications of estimators of both NC and Ne, and the often undervalued and misunderstood ratio of effective-to-census size (Ne/NC).
Gene Flow in Complex Landscapes: Testing Multiple Hypotheses with Causal Modeling
- S. Cushman, K. McKelvey, J. Hayden, M. Schwartz
- Environmental ScienceAmerican Naturalist
- 7 August 2006
In this black bear population, gene flow is facilitated by contiguous forest cover at middle elevations, and patterns of genetic structure are primarily related to landscape gradients of land cover and elevation.
ESTIMATING ANIMAL ABUNDANCE USING NONINVASIVE DNA SAMPLING: PROMISE AND PITFALLS
The impact of the shadow effect on the two methods most commonly used in applied population ecology to estimate the size of closed populations: Lincoln-Petersen and multiple-recapture estimators in program CAPTURE are evaluated.
Genetic monitoring as a promising tool for conservation and management.
Quantifying the lag time to detect barriers in landscape genetics
- E. Landguth, S. Cushman, M. Schwartz, K. McKelvey, M. Murphy, G. Luikart
- Environmental ScienceMolecular Ecology
- 6 September 2010
The number of generations for new landscape barrier signatures to become detectable and for old signatures to disappear after barrier removal is quantified and suggests that individual‐based landscape genetic approaches can improve the ability to measure effects of existing landscape features on genetic structure and connectivity.
Understanding and Estimating Effective Population Size for Practical Application in Marine Species Management
The practical utility of estimating N(e) is emphasized by highlighting its relevance to the adaptive potential of a population and describing applications in management of marine populations, where the focus is not always on critically endangered populations.
Advancing ecological understandings through technological transformations in noninvasive genetics
- A. Beja-Pereira, Rita Oliveira, P. Alves, M. Schwartz, G. Luikart
- BiologyMolecular Ecology Resources
- 1 September 2009
It is shown that many advances come from the fields of forensics, human health and domestic animal health science, and it is suggested that molecular ecologists explore literature from these fields, to continually increase the power and role of noninvasive genetics in molecular ecology and conservation genetics.
Compromising genetic diversity in the wild: unmonitored large-scale release of plants and animals.
Distance, flow and PCR inhibition: eDNA dynamics in two headwater streams
- Stephen F. Jane, T. Wilcox, A. Whiteley
- Environmental ScienceMolecular Ecology Resources
- 1 January 2015
During high leaf deposition periods, the presence of inhibitors resulted in no amplification for high copy number samples in the absence of an inhibition‐releasing strategy, demonstrating the necessity to carefully consider inhibition in eDNA analysis.