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dc.contributor.authorRazgour, Orly-
dc.contributor.authorJuste, Javier-
dc.contributor.authorIbanez, Carlos-
dc.contributor.authorKiefer, Andreas-
dc.contributor.authorRebelo, Hugo-
dc.contributor.authorPuechmaille, Sebastien J-
dc.contributor.authorArlettaz, Raphael-
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Terry-
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Deborah A-
dc.contributor.authorBeaumont, Mark A-
dc.contributor.authorJones, Gareth-
dc.description.abstractWith rates of climate change exceeding the rate at which many species are able to shift their range or adapt, it is important to understand how future changes are likely to affect biodiversity at all levels of organisation. Understanding past responses and extent of niche conservatism in climatic tolerance can help predict future consequences. We use an integrated approach to determine the genetic consequences of past and future climate changes on a bat species, Plecotus austriacus. Glacial refugia predicted by palaeo-modelling match those identified from analyses of extant genetic diversity and model-based inference of demographic history. Former refugial populations currently contain disproportionately high genetic diversity, but niche conservatism, shifts in suitable areas and barriers to migration mean that these hotspots of genetic diversity are under threat from future climate change. Evidence of population decline despite recent northward migration highlights the need to conserve leading-edge populations for spearheading future range shifts.en_UK
dc.relationRazgour O, Juste J, Ibanez C, Kiefer A, Rebelo H, Puechmaille SJ, Arlettaz R, Burke T, Dawson DA, Beaumont MA & Jones G (2013) The shaping of genetic variation in edge-of-range populations under past and future climate change (Letter), Ecology Letters, 16 (10), pp. 1258-1266.-
dc.rights© 2013 The Authors. Ecology Letters published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd and CNRS. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.-
dc.subjectApproximate Bayesian computationen_UK
dc.subjectecological niche modellingen_UK
dc.subjectniche conservatismen_UK
dc.titleThe shaping of genetic variation in edge-of-range populations under past and future climate change (Letter)en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleEcology Letters-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationEstación Biológica de Doñana-
dc.contributor.affiliationEstación Biológica de Doñana-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Trier, Germany-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Bristol-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Dublin (UCD)-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Bern-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sheffield-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sheffield-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Bristol-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Bristol-
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