News tagged with genetic diversity

When animals share, conservation is affordable

Grizzly bears in the Rocky Mountains are probably a bit lonely. They live mostly in two protected areas of federal, state and tribal lands: The Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem in northwestern Montana and the Greater ...

dateOct 28, 2016 in Ecology
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New evidence for California Condors' genetic bottleneck

The existing genetic diversity of California Condors, all of which are descended from just 14 individuals, is strikingly low. But were condors more genetically diverse before their 20th century population crash, or were they ...

dateOct 15, 2016 in Ecology
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Unexpected complexity in coral

Coral reefs are delicate ecosystems, which are endangered by climate change and human activities. The restoration of these underwater environments is typically carried out by transplanting corals from healthy reefs to compromised ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in Environment
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