Patch size and isolation influence genetic patterns in black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) populations

@article{Holmes2013PatchSA,
  title={Patch size and isolation influence genetic patterns in black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) populations},
  author={Sheila M. Holmes and Andrea L Baden and Rick A. Brenneman and Shannon E. Engberg and Edward E. Louis and S. E. Johnson},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={615-624}
}
Land use in Madagascar has resulted in extensive deforestation and forest fragmentation. Endemic species, such as the black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), may be vulnerable to habitat fragmentation due to patchy geographic distributions and sensitivities to forest disturbance. We tested for genetic differentiation among black-and-white ruffed lemur groups in two sites in a large forest patch and three sites in smaller patches. We also investigated the relationship between the… CONTINUE READING

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