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Breaking the sea apart

In the last decade, a need for new ways to manage natural resources became imminent. In the case of the oceans, fishery is one of the most important activities exploring these resources, supplying jobs and high quality food around the globe. 685 more words


Landscape approaches to historical and contemporary gene flow in plants

Sork, V. L., Nason, J., Campbell, D. R., & Fernandez, J. F. (1999). Landscape approaches to historical and contemporary gene flow in plants. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 14(6), 219-224.  15 more words

Week 7

How does ecological disturbance influence genetic diversity?

Banks et al. TREE 28(11): 670-679. How does ecological disturbance influence genetic diversity?

Disturbance is a topic very close to my heart (that’s meant to be a physiology joke), mostly because I get very annoyed when people don’t define precisely what they mean by it. 1,084 more words


Scientific musings on the future of the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) in an era of climate change

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) share a close ancestry with the brown bear (U. arctos), and are currently distributed as a metapopulation, viz., an assemblage of smaller populations with limited gene flow between them. 978 more words


Talk to the Mathematical Association of Victoria

I’m talking to The Mathematical Association of Victoria this evening at the Royal Society of Victoria. The topic is “Mathematics for Conservation Decisions”. I have put my slides… 40 more words


Growling Grass Frog Metapopulations

The Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis) is a great example of a species that can be modelled as a metapopulation. The dynamics of Growlers (as they seem to be known to those who study them) seem to be dominated by relatively frequent extinction and re-colonization of wetlands depending on their condition and arrangement. 47 more words

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