When new human‐modified habitats favour the expansion of an amphibian pioneer species: Evolutionary history of the natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) in a coal basin

  title={When new human‐modified habitats favour the expansion of an amphibian pioneer species: Evolutionary history of the natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) in a coal basin},
  author={Leslie Faucher and Laura H{\'e}nocq and C{\'e}dric Vanappelghem and St{\'e}phanie Rondel and Robin Quevillart and Sophie Gallina and C{\'e}cile God{\'e} and J Jaqui{\'e}ry and Jean-François Arnaud},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  pages={4434 - 4451}
Human activities affect microevolutionary dynamics by inducing environmental changes. In particular, land cover conversion and loss of native habitats decrease genetic diversity and jeopardize the adaptive ability of populations. Nonetheless, new anthropogenic habitats can also promote the successful establishment of emblematic pioneer species. We investigated this issue by examining the population genetic features and evolutionary history of the natterjack toad (Bufo [Epidalea] calamita) in… Expand


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