3 Works

Data from: Phenotypic and genetic divergence among harbour porpoise populations associated with habitat regions in the North Sea and adjacent seas.

Carlos De Luna Lopez, Simon J. Goodman, Oliver Thatcher, Paul D. Jepson, Liselotte Andersen, Krystal Tolley & Alan R. Hoelzel
Determining the mechanisms that generate population structure is essential to the understanding of speciation and the evolution of biodiversity. Here, we investigate a geographic range that transects two habitat gradients, the North Sea to North Atlantic transition, and the temperate to sub-polar regions. We studied the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), a small odontocete inhabiting both sub-polar and temperate waters. To assess differentiation among putative populations we measured morphological variation at cranial traits (N=462 individuals) and...

Data from: Atypical panmixia in a European dolphin species (Delphinus delphis); implications for the evolution of diversity across oceanic boundaries.

Andre E. Moura, Ada Natoli, Emer Rogan & Alan R. Hoelzel
Despite the scarcity of geographical barriers in the ocean environment, delphinid cetaceans often exhibit marked patterns of population structure on a regional scale. The European coastline is a prime example, with species exhibiting population structure across well defined environmental boundaries. Here we undertake a comprehensive population genetic study on the European common dolphin (Delphinus delphis, based on 492 samples and 15 loci) and establish that this species shows exceptional panmixia across most of the study...

Data from: Evolution of population genetic structure of the British roe deer by natural and anthropogenic processes (Capreolus capreolus)

Karis H. Baker & Alan Rus Hoelzel
Human influence typically impacts on natural populations of conservation interest. These interactions are varied and sometimes complex, and may be negative and unintended or associated with conservation and management strategy. Understanding the details of how these interactions influence and are influenced by natural evolutionary processes is essential to the development of effective conservation strategies. In this study we investigate a species in Britain that has experienced both negative impact through over-hunting in historical times and...

Registration Year

  • 2012

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Durham University
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute
  • Aarhus University
  • United Arab Emirates University
  • University of Leeds
  • University College Cork
  • Zoological Society of London