Linking habitat quality with genetic diversity: a lesson from great bustards in Spain

  title={Linking habitat quality with genetic diversity: a lesson from great bustards in Spain},
  author={Christian Pitra and Susana Su{\'a}rez-Seoane and Carlos Alberto Mart{\'i}n and Wolf-J{\"u}rgen Streich and Juan Alonso},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
The effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on the genetic structure and variability of wild populations have received wide empirical support and theoretical formalization. By contrast, the effects of habitat quality seem largely underinvestigated, partly due to technical difficulties in properly assessing habitat quality. In this study, we combine geographic information system (GIS)-based habitat-quality modelling with a landscape genetics approach based on mitochondrial DNA markers to… CONTINUE READING
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