Gene flow from an adaptively divergent source causes rescue through genetic and demographic factors in two wild populations of Trinidadian guppies

@inproceedings{Fitzpatrick2016GeneFF,
  title={Gene flow from an adaptively divergent source causes rescue through genetic and demographic factors in two wild populations of Trinidadian guppies},
  author={Sarah W. Fitzpatrick and Jill C. Gerberich and Lisa M. Angeloni and L Larissa L Bailey and Emily D. Broder and Juli{\'a}n Torres‐Dowdall and Corey A. Handelsman and Andr{\'e}s L{\'o}pez‐Sepulcre and David N. Reznick and Cameron K. Ghalambor and W. Chris Funk},
  booktitle={Evolutionary applications},
  year={2016}
}
Genetic rescue, an increase in population growth owing to the infusion of new alleles, can aid the persistence of small populations. Its use as a management tool is limited by a lack of empirical data geared toward predicting effects of gene flow on local adaptation and demography. Experimental translocations provide an ideal opportunity to monitor the demographic consequences of gene flow. In this study we take advantage of two experimental introductions of Trinidadian guppies to test the… CONTINUE READING
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