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Limited influence of landscape on the genetic structure of three small mammals in a heterogeneous arid environment

Levy, E., Byrne, M., Huey, J.A., Hillyer, M.J., Firman, R.C. and Ottewell, K.M. (2019) Limited influence of landscape on the genetic structure of three small mammals in a heterogeneous arid environment. Journal of Biogeography, 46 (3). pp. 539-551.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13523
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Abstract

The complexity and biologically challenging nature of arid landscapes can generate high inter‐ and intra‐species diversity, although these biomes remain poorly studied. We investigated whether prominent geomorphic features in an Australian arid landscape had similar influences on patterns of intra‐specific genetic diversity of three small mammals with different distribution and life history traits. Specifically, we tested (a) whether mountain ranges harbour high diversity and act as refugia, (b) the extent to which ephemeral river systems pose barriers to gene flow or (c) whether environmental differences explain genetic structure in these species.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Copyright: © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/44165
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