DNA reveals high dispersal synchronizing the population dynamics of Canada lynx

@article{Schwartz2002DNARH,
  title={DNA reveals high dispersal synchronizing the population dynamics of Canada lynx},
  author={M. Schwartz and L. Mills and K. McKelvey and L. Ruggiero and F. Allendorf},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={415},
  pages={520-522}
}
  • M. Schwartz, L. Mills, +2 authors F. Allendorf
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Nature
  • Population dynamics of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) have been of interest to ecologists for nearly sixty years. Two competing hypotheses concerning lynx population dynamics and large-scale spatial synchrony are currently debated. The first suggests that dispersal is substantial among lynx populations, and the second proposes that lynx at the periphery of their range exist in small, isolated patches that maintain cycle synchrony via correlation with extrinsic environmental factors. Resolving… CONTINUE READING

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