Genetic restoration in the eastern collared lizard under prescribed woodland burning.

@article{Neuwald2013GeneticRI,
  title={Genetic restoration in the eastern collared lizard under prescribed woodland burning.},
  author={Jennifer L Neuwald and Alan R. Templeton},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 14},
  pages={3666-79}
}
Eastern collared lizards of the Ozarks live in glades--open, rocky habitats embedded in a woodland matrix. Past fire suppression had made the woodlands a barrier to dispersal, leading to habitat destruction, fragmentation and local extinction. Reintroduced populations of lizards were subjected to 10 years of habitat fragmentation under continued fire suppression followed by twelve years of landscape restoration with prescribed burns. Prior to prescribed burning, genetic diversity decreased… CONTINUE READING