Colonization and persistence of urban ant populations as revealed by joint estimation of kinship and population genetic parameters.


The decrease in biodiversity due to increasing urbanization has been well documented, but the processes of colonization and maintenance of wildlife populations in urban areas remain poorly understood. We address this issue using 462 individuals from 10 urban populations of the ant Formica japonica in Kobe City, Japan. We sampled workers regardless of colony… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jhered/est041


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