High genetic diversity in the remnant island population of hihi and the genetic consequences of re‐introduction

@article{Brekke2011HighGD,
  title={High genetic diversity in the remnant island population of hihi and the genetic consequences of re‐introduction},
  author={Patricia Brekke and Peter M. Bennett and Anna W. Santure and John G. Ewen},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20}
}
The maintenance of genetic diversity is thought to be fundamental for the conservation of threatened species. It is therefore important to understand how genetic diversity is affected by the re‐introduction of threatened species. We use establishment history and genetic data from the remnant and re‐introduced populations of a New Zealand endemic bird, the hihi Notiomystis cincta, to understand genetic diversity loss and quantify the genetic effects of re‐introduction. Our data do not support… 
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