Novel statistical methods for integrating genetic and stable isotope data to infer individual‐level migratory connectivity

  title={Novel statistical methods for integrating genetic and stable isotope data to infer individual‐level migratory connectivity},
  author={Colin W. Rundel and Michael B. Wunder and Allison H. Alvarado and Kristen C. Ruegg and Ryan J. Harrigan and Andrew Schuh and Jeffrey F. Kelly and Rodney B. Siegel and David F. Desante and Thomas B. Smith and John Novembre},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
Methods for determining patterns of migratory connectivity in animal ecology have historically been limited due to logistical challenges. Recent progress in studying migratory bird connectivity has been made using genetic and stable‐isotope markers to assign migratory individuals to their breeding grounds. Here, we present a novel Bayesian approach to jointly leverage genetic and isotopic markers and we test its utility on two migratory passerine bird species. Our approach represents a… 

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