7 Works

Data from: Unexpected population genetic structure of European roe deer in Poland: an invasion of the mtDNA genome from Siberian roe deer

Maciej Matosiuk, Anetta Borkowska, Magdalena Świsłocka, Paweł Mirski, Zbigniew Borowski, Kamil Krysiuk, Aleksey A. Danilkin, Elena Y. Zvychaynaya, Alexander P. Saveljev & Mirosław Ratkiewicz
Introgressive hybridization is a widespread evolutionary phenomenon which may lead to increased allelic variation at selective-neutral loci and to transfer of fitness-related traits to introgressed lineages. We inferred the population genetic structure of the European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in Poland from mitochondrial (CR and cyt b) and sex-linked markers (ZFX, SRY, DBY4 and DBY8). Analyses of CR mtDNA sequences from 452 individuals indicated widespread introgression of Siberian roe deer (C. pygargus) mtDNA in the...

Data from: Contrasting effects of large density changes on relative testes size in fluctuating populations of sympatric vole species

Ines Klemme, Carl D. Soulsbury & Heikki Henttonen
Across species, there is usually a positive relationship between sperm competition level and male reproductive effort on ejaculates, typically measured using relative testes size (RTS). Within populations, demographic and ecological processes may drastically alter the level of sperm competition and thus, potentially affect the evolution of testes size. Here, we use longitudinal records (across 38 years) from wild sympatric Fennoscandian populations of five species of voles to investigate whether RTS responds to natural fluctuations in...

Data from: Lower body mass and higher metabolic rate enhance winter survival in root voles, Microtus oeconomus

Karol Zub, Zbigniew Borowski, Paulina A. Szafrańska, Monika Wieczorek & Marek Konarzewski
Although the biological significance of individual variation in physiological traits is widely recognized, studies of their association with fitness in wild populations are surprisingly scarce. We investigated the effect of individual phenotypic variation in body mass, resting (RMR) and peak metabolic rates (PMR) on mortality of the root vole Microtus oeconomus. Body mass and metabolic rates varied significantly among consecutive years and were also age dependent, as individuals born in late summer and autumn were...

Data from: Targeted re-sequencing of five Douglas-fir provenances reveals population structure and putative target genes of positive selection

Thomas Müller, Fabian Freund, Henning Wildhagen & Karl J. Schmid
Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) occurs in a coastal and an interior variety that differ in drought tolerance and other adaptive traits. To characterize genome-wide levels of genetic diversity in coding regions and to identify genes involved in local adaptation, we used targeted sequence capture to re-sequence 72 trees representing one interior and four coastal provenances. A custom NimbleGen sequence capture array was designed from 57,110 putative unique transcripts (PUTs) to enrich genomic sequencing libraries for these...

Data from: Brewing trouble: coffee invasion in relation to edges and forest structure in tropical rainforest fragments of the Western Ghats, India

Atul Arvind Joshi, Divya Mudappa & T. R. Shankar Raman
While the conservation impacts of inva- sive plant species on tropical biodiversity is widely recognised, little is known of the potential for cultivated crops turning invasive in tropical forest regions. In the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India, fragmented rainforests often adjoin coffee plantations. This study in the Anamalai hills assessed the effects of distance from edges and forest structure on the occurrence and abundance of shade-tolerant coffee (Arabica Coffea arabica and Robusta C. canephora) in...

Data from: Predator–vole interactions in northern Europe: the role of small mustelids revised

Katri Korpela, Pekka Helle, Heikki Henttonen, Erkki Korpimäki, Esa Koskela, Otso Ovaskainen, Hannu Pietiäinen, Janne Sundell, Jari Valkama, Otso Huitu, H. Pietiainen & E. Korpimaki
The cyclic population dynamics of vole and predator communities is a key phenomenon in northern ecosystems, and it appears to be influenced by climate change. Reports of collapsing rodent cycles have attributed the changes to warmer winters, which weaken the interaction between voles and their specialist subnivean predators. Using population data collected throughout Finland during 1986–2011, we analyse the spatio-temporal variation in the interactions between populations of voles and specialist, generalist and avian predators, and...

Data from: Secondary successional trajectories of structural and catabolic bacterial communities in oil polluted soil planted with hybrid poplar

Shinjini Mukherjee, Timo Sipilä, Pertti Pulkkinen & Kim Yrjälä
Poplars have widely been used for rhizoremediation of a broad range of organic contaminants for the past two decades. Still, there is a knowledge gap regarding the rhizosphere associated bacterial communities of poplars and their dynamics during the remediation process. It is envisaged that a detailed understanding of rhizosphere associated microbial populations will greatly contribute to a better design and implementation of rhizoremediation. In order to investigate the long-term succession of structural and catabolic bacterial...

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  • Forest Research Institute
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Jyväskylä
  • University of Hohenheim
  • Nature Conservation Foundation
  • University of Białystok
  • Bialystok University of Technology
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Oulu
  • Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution