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Evaluating the demographic history of the Seychelles kestrel (Falco araea): genetic evidence for recovery from a population bottleneck following minimal conservation management.

Groombridge, Jim J., Dawson, Deborah A., Burke, Terry, Prys-Jones, Robert P., de L. Brooke, Michael, Shah, Nirmal J. (2009) Evaluating the demographic history of the Seychelles kestrel (Falco araea): genetic evidence for recovery from a population bottleneck following minimal conservation management. Biological Conservation, 142 (10). pp. 2250-2257. ISSN 0006-3207. (doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.04.026) (KAR id:27503)

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Abstract

An important requirement for biologists conserving vulnerable species of wildlife and managing genetic

of a species’ recent population history. For endemic island species in particular, current genetic impoverishment

of sustained isolation and small effective population size. Interpreting any given case can often be further

very different demographic history. Here, we use the case of the Seychelles kestrel (Falco araea), an island

data from microsatellite genotypes of 100–150-year-old museum specimens reveals a recent and severe

re-interpret the historical population trajectory of the Seychelles kestrel in the light of the minimal intervention

and apparently unassisted recovery of the Seychelles kestrel, review the evidence for similarly unaided

conservation programmes. Demographic profiles from historical genetic signatures can provide highly

informative evidence when evaluating past and future recovery efforts for endangered species.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.biocon.2009.04.026
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Jim Groombridge
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 16:36 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27503 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Groombridge, Jim J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6941-8187
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