Ecological opportunities and specializations shaped genetic divergence in a highly mobile marine top predator.

@article{Louis2014EcologicalOA,
  title={Ecological opportunities and specializations shaped genetic divergence in a highly mobile marine top predator.},
  author={Marie Louis and Micha{\"e}l C Fontaine and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Spitz and Erika Schlund and Willy Dabin and Rob Deaville and Florence Caurant and Yves Cherel and Christophe Guinet and Benoit Simon-Bouhet},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={281 1795}
}
Environmental conditions can shape genetic and morphological divergence. Release of new habitats during historical environmental changes was a major driver of evolutionary diversification. Here, forces shaping population structure and ecotype differentiation ('pelagic' and 'coastal') of bottlenose dolphins in the North-east Atlantic were investigated using complementary evolutionary and ecological approaches. Inference of population demographic history using approximate Bayesian computation… CONTINUE READING