Genetic consequences of isolation: island tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) populations and the conservation of threatened species

@article{Miller2011GeneticCO,
  title={Genetic consequences of isolation: island tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) populations and the conservation of threatened species},
  author={Emily J. Miller and Mark D. B. Eldridge and Keith D. Morris and Kyall R. Zenger and Catherine A. Herbert},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={1619-1631}
}
Isolation and restricted gene flow can lead to genetic deterioration in populations. Populations of many species are increasingly becoming fragmented due to human impacts and active management is required to prevent further extinctions. Islands provide an ideal location to protect species from many mainland threatening processes such as habitat loss and fragmentation, disease and competition/predation from introduced species. However their isolation and small population size renders them prone… Expand

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