Ecological and genetic spatial structuring in the Canadian lynx

  title={Ecological and genetic spatial structuring in the Canadian lynx},
  author={E. K. Rueness and N. Stenseth and M. O'donoghue and S. Boutin and H. Ellegren and K. Jakobsen},
  • E. K. Rueness, N. Stenseth, +3 authors K. Jakobsen
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Nature
  • The Canadian lynx, distributed all across the northern part of North America, is well known for its regular population cycles—cycles that have different underlying structures in different parts of Canada. Using both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA markers, we report here a close resemblance between the earlier observed spatial ecological structuring of the Canadian lynx and its spatial genetic structuring. Specifically, we demonstrate that the Rocky Mountains represent a barrier to gene flow in… CONTINUE READING

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