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Data from: The number of markers and samples needed for detecting bottlenecks under realistic scenarios, with and without recovery: a simulation-based study

Sean M. Hoban, Oscar E. Gaggiotti & Giorgio Bertorelle
Detecting bottlenecks is a common task in molecular ecology. While several bottleneck detection methods exist, evaluations of their power have focused only on severe bottlenecks (e.g. to Ne ~10). As a component of a recent review, Peery et al. () analysed the power of two approaches, the M-ratio and heterozygote excess tests, to detect moderate bottlenecks (e.g. to Ne ~100), which is realistic for many conservation situations. In this Comment, we address three important points...

Data from: Evidence for past and present hybridization in three Antarctic icefish species provides new perspectives on an evolutionary radiation

Ilaria A. M. Marino, Andrea Benazzo, Cecilia Agostini, Massimo Mezzavilla, Sean M. Hoban, Tomaso Patarnello, Lorenzo Zane & Giorgio Bertorelle
Determining the timing, extent, and underlying causes of inter-specific gene exchange during or following speciation is central to understanding species’ evolution. Antarctic notothenioid fish, thanks to the acquisition of antifreeze glycoproteins during Oligocene transition to polar conditions, experienced a spectacular radiation to >100 species during Late Miocene cooling events. The impact of recent glacial cycles on this group is poorly known, but alternating warming and cooling periods may have affected species’ distributions, promoted ecological divergence...

European Database of Seismogenic Faults (EDSF)

Roberto Basili, Vanja Kastelic, Mine Betül Demircioglu, David Garcia Moreno, Eliza S. Nemser, Patrizio Petricca, Sotiris P. Sboras, Glenda M. Besana-Ostman, João Cabral, Thierry Camelbeeck, Riccardo Caputo, Laurentiu Danciu, Hilal Domaç, João Filipe de Barros Duarte Fonseca, Julián García-Mayordomo, Domenico Giardini, Branislav Glavatovic, Levent Gulen, Yigit Ince, Spyros Pavlides, Karin Sesetyan, Gabriele Tarabusi, Mara Monica Tiberti, Murat Utkucu, Gianluca Valensise … & Jochen Wössner
The European Database of Seismogenic Faults (EDSF) was compiled in the framework of the EU Project SHARE, Work Package 3, Task 3.2. EDSF includes only faults that are deemed to be capable of generating earthquakes of magnitude equal to or larger than 5.5 and aims at ensuring a homogenous input for use in ground-shaking hazard assessment in the Euro-Mediterranean area. Several research institutions participated in this effort with the contribution of many scientists (see the...

Data from: Genetic variation and population structure in the endangered Hermann’s tortoise: the roles of geography and human-mediated processes

Melanie Perez, Barbara Livoreil, Sara Mantovani, Marie-Catherine Boisselier, Barbara Crestanello, Jawad Abdelkrim, Céline Bonillo, Vassilis Goutner, Josie Lambourdière, Massimo Pierpaoli, Bogoljub Sterijovski, Ljiljana Tomovic, Sibelle Vilaca, Stefano Mazzotti & Giorgio Bertorelle
The Hermanni’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni) is an endangered land tortoise distributed in disjoint populations across Mediterranean Europe. We investigated its genetic variation by typing one mitochondrial locus and nine nuclear microsatellites in approximately 300 individuals from 22 localities. Our goal was to understand the relative impact of natural and human-mediated processes in shaping the genetic structure, and to identify the genetic priorities for the conservation of this species. We found that i) all geographic areas...

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  • University of Ferrara
  • University of Padua
  • Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB)
  • Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
  • University of Lisbon (ULisboa)
  • Joseph Fourier University
  • Sapienza University of Rome (Uni Sapienza)
  • Sorbonne University
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)