Assessing grey squirrel dispersal patterns within the landscape using sequence variation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/305084
Title:
Assessing grey squirrel dispersal patterns within the landscape using sequence variation
Authors:
Stevenson, Claire D.; Ramsey, Andrew ( 0000-0002-5550-9977 ) ; Nevin, Owen T.; Sinclair, William
Abstract:
The grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis is thought to have contributed to the decline of red squirrel S. vulgaris populations in the UK through resource competition and disease spread. This study used mtDNA sequencing to assess patterns of grey squirrel dispersal in the UK. Patterns of genetic variation within the dloop sequence were characterised for seven grey squirrel populations. Infiltration directions and potential barriers to dispersal are identified and discussed, with a focus on Cumbria, a county at the forefront of grey squirrel expansion. Understanding the dynamics of grey squirrel dispersal will aid their management at a landscape scale and enhance the conservation of red squirrels.
Affiliation:
University of Cumbria
Citation:
Assessing Grey Squirrel Dispersal Patterns within the Landscape Using Sequence Variation 2013, 38 (4):553 Landscape Research
Journal:
Landscape Research
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/305084
DOI:
10.1080/01426397.2012.668179
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01426397.2012.668179
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0142-6397; 1469-9710
Appears in Collections:
Biological Sciences Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Claire D.en
dc.contributor.authorRamsey, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorNevin, Owen T.en
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Williamen
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-07T20:12:25Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-07T20:12:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationAssessing Grey Squirrel Dispersal Patterns within the Landscape Using Sequence Variation 2013, 38 (4):553 Landscape Researchen
dc.identifier.issn0142-6397-
dc.identifier.issn1469-9710-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01426397.2012.668179-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/305084-
dc.description.abstractThe grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis is thought to have contributed to the decline of red squirrel S. vulgaris populations in the UK through resource competition and disease spread. This study used mtDNA sequencing to assess patterns of grey squirrel dispersal in the UK. Patterns of genetic variation within the dloop sequence were characterised for seven grey squirrel populations. Infiltration directions and potential barriers to dispersal are identified and discussed, with a focus on Cumbria, a county at the forefront of grey squirrel expansion. Understanding the dynamics of grey squirrel dispersal will aid their management at a landscape scale and enhance the conservation of red squirrels.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01426397.2012.668179en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Landscape Researchen
dc.subjectmtDNAen
dc.subjectGrey squirrelen
dc.subjectSciurusen
dc.subjectDispersalen
dc.titleAssessing grey squirrel dispersal patterns within the landscape using sequence variationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Cumbriaen
dc.identifier.journalLandscape Researchen
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