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DNA reveals high dispersal synchronizing the population dynamics of Canada lynx

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2002

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Schwartz, M. K., Mills, L. S., McKelvey, K. S., Ruggiero, L. F., and Allendorf, F. W., 2002, DNA reveals high dispersal synchronizing the population dynamics of Canada lynx: Nature, v. 415, p. 520-522.

Summary

Population dynamics of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) have been of interest to ecologists for nearly sixty years. Two competing hypotheses concerning lynx population dynamics and large-scale spatial synchrony are currently debated. The first suggests that dispersal is substantial among lynx populations, and the second proposes that lynx at the periphery of their range exist in small, isolated patches that maintain cycle synchrony via correlation with extrinsic environmental factors. Resolving the nature of lynx population dynamics and dispersal is important both to ecological theory and to the conservation of threatened lynx populations: the lack of knowledge about connectivity between populations at the southern periphery of the lynx's [...]

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