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Data from: Reconstructing the demographic history of orang-utans using approximate Bayesian computation

Alexander Nater, Maja P. Greminger, Natasha Arora, Carel P. Van Schaik, Benoit Goossens, Ian Singleton, Ernst J. Verschoor, Kristen S. Warren, Michael Krützen & Kristin S. Warren
Investigating how different evolutionary forces have shaped patterns of DNA variation within and among species requires detailed knowledge of their demographic history. Orang-utans, whose distribution is currently restricted to the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo (Pongo pygmaeus) and Sumatra (Pongo abelii), have likely experienced a complex demographic history, influenced by recurrent changes in climate and sea levels, volcanic activities and anthropogenic pressures. Using the most extensive sample set of wild orang-utans to date, we employed...

Data from: Sundaic elephants prefer habitats on the periphery of protected areas

J. Antonio De La Torre, Cheryl Cheah, Alex Lechner, Ee Phin Wong, Augustine Tuuga, Salman Saaban, Benoit Goossens & Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz
1. Protected Areas (PAs) are a cornerstone of global conservation strategies. PAs, however, are not equally effective for all threatened taxa, and it is important to understand taxa-specific effectiveness of PAs networks. 2. In this study we evaluate the role of the PAs network on the protection of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and their habitats in Southeast Asia’s Sundaic region. Since Asian elephants tend to prefer secondary forests or forest gaps, we predicted that PAs...

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