Landscape genetics of red deer (Cervus elaphus Linnaeus, 1758) in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry

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Title: Landscape genetics of red deer (Cervus elaphus Linnaeus, 1758) in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry
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Date: Oct-2012
Online since: 2020-07-29T15:50:10Z
Abstract: In recent years, the emergence of the discipline of 'landscape genetics' has proved to be a vital tool in quantifying the effects of landscape features (both natural and man-made) on gene flow in animal species. We applied this methodology to red deer in Killarney National Park (KNP), Co. Kerry, to infer possible barriers to gene flow. Bayesian analysis revealed the presence of two distinct genetic clusters, present on either side of Lough Leane. We discuss possible barriers to gene flow and the management implications of this for red deer in KNP and the wider implications of using landscape genetics in Irish mammalian research.
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: The Heritage Council
The Irish Deer Society
International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC Irish Trophy Commission)
Mr Lee Green
K&N Motors, Dublin 22
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Irish Naturalists' Journal
Keywords: BayesianGene flowManagementMicrosatellitesMitochondrial DNA
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Butler, F., Kelleher, C. (eds.). All-Ireland Mammal Symposium 2009
Conference Details: The Irish Naturalists’ Journal All-Ireland Mammal Symposium 2009, Co. Waterford, Ireland, 6-8 November 2009
ISBN: 9780956970411
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