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Genetic differentiation among populations of bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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2011

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Helmick, Ericka Elizabeth, 2011, Genetic differentiation among populations of bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus: Florida Atlantic University.

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The bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, population declined dramatically in the early 20th century reducing the population from tens of thousands of birds within the lower 48 states, to <450 pairs of birds, effectively inducing a population bottleneck. The overall population has recovered and was removed from the endangered species list in 2007. This study investigates whether such overall population statistics are appropriate descriptors for this widespread species. I investigated the genetic differentiation between three populations of bald eagles from Alaska, North Florida and Florida Bay using both mitochondrial and nuclear DNA loci to determine whether discrete subpopulations comprise the broad range. Significant FST values, [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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