publication . Article . 2015

does fragmentation of wetlands affect gene flow in sympatric acrocephalus warblers with different migration strategies

Ceresa, Francesco; Belda, E.J.; Kvist, Laura; Rguibi-Idrissi, Hamid; Monrós González, Juan Salvador;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015 Journal: Journal of Avian Biology, volume 46, pages 577-588 (issn: 0908-8857, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Wetlands are naturally patchy habitats, but patchiness has been accentuated by the extensive wetlands loss due to human activities. In such a fragmented habitat, dispersal ability is especially important to maintain gene flow between populations. Here we studied population structure, genetic diversity and demographic history of Iberian and North African populations of two wetland passerines, the Eurasian reed warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus and the moustached warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon. These species are closely related and sympatric in our study sites, but the reed warbler is a long-distance migrant and widespread bird while the moustached warbler is resi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Reed warbler, Genetic diversity, BOTANICA, ZOOLOGIA, Animal Science and Zoology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Gene flow, Habitat fragmentation, Warbler, Acrocephalus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Ecology, Sympatric speciation, Botany, Biological dispersal, Eurasian reed warbler, Moustached warbler
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