A1 Journal article – refereed
Unanticipated population structure of European grayling in its northern distribution: implications for conservation prioritization

List of Authors: Swatdipong A, Vasemagi A, Koskinen MT, Piironen J, Primmer CR
Publication year: 2009
Journal: Frontiers in Zoology
Journal name in source: FRONTIERS IN ZOOLOGY
Journal acronym: FRONT ZOOL
Volume number: 6
ISSN: 1742-9994

Conclusion: This research provides novel genetic information on European grayling in its northern distribution range and has clear implications for supporting country-scale conservation efforts. Specifically, the strong between population divergence observed indicates that single populations should generally be recognized as separate management units. We also introduced an alternative prioritization strategy for population conservation based on the evaluation of the relative roles of different evolutionary forces shaping the gene pools. We envision that the proposed approach to categorize populations for conservation will be a useful tool for wildlife researchers and conservationists working on a diverse range of organisms.

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