The role of immigration and local adaptation on fine-scale genotypic and phenotypic population divergence in a less mobile passerine.

Dispersal and local patterns of adaptation play a major role on the ecological and evolutionary trajectory of natural populations. In this study, we employ a combination of genetic (25 microsatellite markers) and field-based information (seven study years) to analyse the impact of immigration and local patterns of adaptation in two nearby (<7 km) blue tit… CONTINUE READING