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Silent birds

Groombridge, Jim J. (2007) Silent birds. Planet Earth, (WINTER). pp. 28-29. ISSN 1479-2605. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Hawaii is a great place to study extinction where 140 native bird species are extinct while some have even vanished. Island species that have disappeared maybe explained in that they may a ready meal for invasive species, but geneticists thinks otherwise. Extinction happens as they lose the chance of element of genetic diversity and may even experience some inbreeding problems plus genetic factors may contribute to extinction. But this theory has been questioned. Thus, a measurement was done that measures the genetic diversity while examining the historical genetic signature of the bird species that are extinct. It has been found out that the levels of the genetic diversity is within that of the common species while others were found to have less diversity. Furthermore, DNA and genetic data provide the genetic understanding of extinction in Hawaii.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: biodiversity, bird, conservation genetics, inbreeding, local extinction, population genetics, Hawaii [United States], North America, United States, Aves
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Jim Groombridge
Date Deposited: 08 May 2015 15:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48339 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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