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Data from: Spatial patterns of immunogenetic and neutral variation underscore the conservation value of small, isolated American badger populations

Yessica Rico, Danielle M. Ethier, Christina Davy, Josh Sayers, Rich D. Weir, Bradley J. Swanson, Joseph J. Nocera, Christopher J. Kyle, Christina M. Davy & Richard D. Weir
Small and isolated populations often exhibit low genetic diversity due to drift and inbreeding, but may simultaneously harbour adaptive variation. We investigate spatial distributions of immunogenetic variation in American badger subspecies (Taxidea taxus), as a proxy for evaluating their evolutionary potential across the northern extent of the species’ range. We compared genetic structure of 20 microsatellites and the Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) to evaluate if small isolated populations show low adaptive polymorphism relative to large...

Data from: Landscape connectivity predicts chronic wasting disease risk in Canada

Barry R. Nobert, Evelyn H. Merrill, Margo J. Pybus, Trent K. Bollinger & Yeen Ten Hwang
Predicting the spatial pattern of disease risk in wild animal populations is important for implementing effective control programmes. We developed a risk model predicting the probability that a deer harvested in a wild population was chronic wasting disease positive (CWD+) and evaluated the importance of landscape connectivity based on deer movements. We quantified landscape connectivity from deer ‘resistance’ to move across the landscape similar to the flow of electrical current across a hypothetical electronic circuit....

Data from: Variation in population structure and dynamics of montane forest tree species in Ethiopia guide priorities for conservation and research

Nicholas E. Young, William H. Romme, Paul H. Evangelista, Tefera Mengistu & Asrat Worede
The greatest extent of Afromontane environments in the world is found in Ethiopia. These areas support exceptional biodiversity, but forest cover and ecological integrity have declined sharply in recent decades. Conservation and management efforts are hampered in part by an inadequate understanding of the basic ecology of major tree species. We investigated population structure and inferred population dynamics from size frequency distributions of 22 forest tree species encountered in montane forests of Ethiopia. We collected...

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