Roads, interrupted dispersal, and genetic diversity in timber rattlesnakes.

@article{Clark2010RoadsID,
  title={Roads, interrupted dispersal, and genetic diversity in timber rattlesnakes.},
  author={Rulon W. Clark and W. S. Brown and Randy Stechert and Kelly R Zamudio},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={1059-69}
}
Anthropogenic habitat modification often creates barriers to animal movement, transforming formerly contiguous habitat into a patchwork of habitat islands with low connectivity. Roadways are a feature of most landscapes that can act as barriers or filters to migration among local populations. Even small and recently constructed roads can have a significant impact on population genetic structure of some species, but not others. We developed a research approach that combines fine-scale molecular… CONTINUE READING
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