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dc.contributor.authorCreel, Scott
dc.contributor.authorSpong, Goran
dc.contributor.authorBecker, Matthew S.
dc.contributor.authorSimukonda, Chuma
dc.contributor.authorNorman, Anita
dc.contributor.authorSchiffthaler, Bastian
dc.contributor.authorChifunte, Clive
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-22T21:13:24Z
dc.date.available2021-02-22T21:13:24Z
dc.date.issued2019-11
dc.identifier.citationCreel, S., Spong, G., Becker, M. et al. Carnivores, competition and genetic connectivity in the Anthropocene. Scientific Reports 9, 16339 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-52904-0en_US
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/16136
dc.description.abstractCurrent extinction rates are comparable to five prior mass extinctions in the earth’s history, and are strongly affected by human activities that have modified more than half of the earth’s terrestrial surface. Increasing human activity restricts animal movements and isolates formerly connected populations, a particular concern for the conservation of large carnivores, but no prior research has used high throughput sequencing in a standardized manner to examine genetic connectivity for multiple species of large carnivores and multiple ecosystems. Here, we used RAD SNP genotypes to test for differences in connectivity between multiple ecosystems for African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) and lions (Panthera leo), and to test correlations between genetic distance, geographic distance and landscape resistance due to human activity. We found weaker connectivity, a stronger correlation between genetic distance and geographic distance, and a stronger correlation between genetic distance and landscape resistance for lions than for wild dogs, and propose a new hypothesis that adaptations to interspecific competition may help to explain differences in vulnerability to isolation by humans.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rights© This published version is made available under the CC-BY 4.0 license.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.titleCarnivores, competition and genetic connectivity in the Anthropoceneen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleScientific Reportsen_US
mus.citation.volume9en_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-019-52904-0en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentEcology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage2en_US


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