Sea ice reduction drives genetic differentiation among Barents Sea polar bears

Simo Njabulo Maduna, Jon Aars, Ida Fløystad, Cornelya Klutsch, Eve Zeyl Fiskebeck, Øystein Wiig, Dorothee Ehrich, Magnus Andersen, Lutz Bachmann, Andrew Derocher, Tommi Nyman, Hans Geir Eiken & Snorre Hagen
Loss of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is predicted to reduce both genetic diversity and gene flow in ice-dependent species, with potential negative consequences for their long-term viability. Here, we tested for the population-genetic impacts of reduced sea ice cover on the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sampled across two decades (1995–2016) from the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, an area that is affected by rapid sea ice loss in the Arctic Barents Sea. We analysed...
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