Sampling affects the detection of genetic subdivision and conservation implications for fisher in the Sierra Nevada

@article{Tucker2013SamplingAT,
  title={Sampling affects the detection of genetic subdivision and conservation implications for fisher in the Sierra Nevada},
  author={Jody M. Tucker and Michael K. Schwartz and Richard L. Truex and Samantha M Wisely and Fred W Allendorf},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={123-136}
}
The small population of fisher (Pekania pennanti) in the southern Sierra Nevada is completely geographically and genetically isolated putting it at increased risk of extinction. Previous research using a clustered sampling scheme found a high amount of genetic subdivision within the southern Sierra Nevada population hypothesized to be caused by the Kings River Canyon. In this study, we use a larger and more geographically continuous set of genetic samples (n = 127) than was previously available… CONTINUE READING