Using neutral, selected, and hitchhiker loci to assess connectivity of marine populations in the genomic era

  title={Using neutral, selected, and hitchhiker loci to assess connectivity of marine populations in the genomic era},
  author={Pierre-Alexandre Gagnaire and Thomas Broquet and Didier Aurelle and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Viard and Ahmed Souissi and François Bonhomme and Sophie Arnaud-Haond and Nicolas Bierne},
  journal={Evolutionary Applications},
  pages={769 - 786}
Estimating the rate of exchange of individuals among populations is a central concern to evolutionary ecology and its applications to conservation and management. For instance, the efficiency of protected areas in sustaining locally endangered populations and ecosystems depends on reserve network connectivity. The population genetics theory offers a powerful framework for estimating dispersal distances and migration rates from molecular data. In the marine realm, however, decades of molecular… 

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    Evolutionary applications
  • 2020
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