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Data from: Role of propagule pressure in colonization success: disentangling the relative importance of demographic, genetic and habitat effects

Ruth A. Hufbauer, Alexis Rutschmann, Bruno Serrate, Hervé Vermeil De Conchard & Benoît Facon
High propagule pressure is arguably the only consistent predictor of colonization success. More individuals enhance colonization success because they aid in overcoming demographic consequences of small population size (e.g. stochasticity and Allee effects). The number of founders can also have direct genetic effects: with fewer individuals, more inbreeding and thus inbreeding depression will occur, whereas more individuals typically harbour greater genetic variation. Thus, the demographic and genetic components of propagule pressure are interrelated, making it...

Data from: Landscape features and helminth co-infection shape bank vole immunoheterogeneity, with consequences for Puumala virus epidemiology

Nathalie Charbonnel, Emmanuel Guivier, Maxime Galan, Heikki Henttonen & Jean-Francois Cosson
Heterogeneity in environmental conditions helps to maintain genetic and phenotypic diversity in ecosystems. As such, it may explain why the capacity of animals to mount immune responses is highly variable. The quality of habitat patches, in terms of resources, parasitism, predation and habitat fragmentation may, for example, trigger trade-offs ultimately affecting the investment of individuals in various immunological pathways. We described spatial immunoheterogeneity in bank vole populations with respect to landscape features and co-infection. We...

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  • 2013

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  • Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations