The colonization history of British water vole (Arvicola amphibius (Linnaeus, 1758)): Origins and development of the Celtic fringe

Authors: Brace, S., Ruddy, M., Miller, R., Schreve, D.C., Stewart, J.R. and Barnes, I.

Journal: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Volume: 283

Issue: 1829

eISSN: 1471-2954

ISSN: 0962-8452

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0130

Abstract:

The terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene, a period from 15 000 to 18 000 Before Present (BP), was critical in establishing the current Holarctic fauna, with temperate-climate species largely replacing cold-adapted ones at midlatitudes. However, the timing and nature of this process remain unclear for many taxa, a point that impacts on current and future management strategies. Here, we use an ancient DNA dataset to test more directly postglacial histories of the water vole (Arvicola amphibius, formerly A. terrestris), a species that is both a conservation priority and a pest in different parts of its range. We specifically examine colonization of Britain, where a complex genetic structure can be observed today. Although we focus on population history at the limits of the species’ range, the inclusion of additional European samples allows insights into European postglacial colonization events and provides a molecular perspective on water vole taxonomy.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24761/

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The colonization history of British water vole (Arvicola amphibius (Linnaeus, 1758)): origins and development of the Celtic fringe.

Authors: Brace, S., Ruddy, M., Miller, R., Schreve, D.C., Stewart, J.R. and Barnes, I.

Journal: Proc Biol Sci

Volume: 283

Issue: 1829

eISSN: 1471-2954

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0130

Abstract:

The terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene, a period from 15 000 to 18 000 Before Present (BP), was critical in establishing the current Holarctic fauna, with temperate-climate species largely replacing cold-adapted ones at mid-latitudes. However, the timing and nature of this process remain unclear for many taxa, a point that impacts on current and future management strategies. Here, we use an ancient DNA dataset to test more directly postglacial histories of the water vole (Arvicola amphibius, formerly A terrestris), a species that is both a conservation priority and a pest in different parts of its range. We specifically examine colonization of Britain, where a complex genetic structure can be observed today. Although we focus on population history at the limits of the species' range, the inclusion of additional European samples allows insights into European postglacial colonization events and provides a molecular perspective on water vole taxonomy.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24761/

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The colonization history of British water vole (Arvicola amphibius (Linnaeus, 1758)): origins and development of the Celtic fringe

Authors: Brace, S., Ruddy, M., Miller, R., Schreve, D.C., Stewart, J.R. and Barnes, I.

Journal: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Volume: 283

Issue: 1829

eISSN: 1471-2954

ISSN: 0962-8452

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0130

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24761/

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The colonization history of British water vole (Arvicola amphibius (Linnaeus, 1758)): origins and development of the Celtic fringe.

Authors: Brace, S., Ruddy, M., Miller, R., Schreve, D.C., Stewart, J.R. and Barnes, I.

Journal: Proceedings. Biological sciences

Volume: 283

Issue: 1829

Pages: 20160130

eISSN: 1471-2954

ISSN: 0962-8452

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0130

Abstract:

The terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene, a period from 15 000 to 18 000 Before Present (BP), was critical in establishing the current Holarctic fauna, with temperate-climate species largely replacing cold-adapted ones at mid-latitudes. However, the timing and nature of this process remain unclear for many taxa, a point that impacts on current and future management strategies. Here, we use an ancient DNA dataset to test more directly postglacial histories of the water vole (Arvicola amphibius, formerly A terrestris), a species that is both a conservation priority and a pest in different parts of its range. We specifically examine colonization of Britain, where a complex genetic structure can be observed today. Although we focus on population history at the limits of the species' range, the inclusion of additional European samples allows insights into European postglacial colonization events and provides a molecular perspective on water vole taxonomy.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24761/

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The colonization history of British water vole (Arvicola amphibius (Linnaeus, 1758)): origins and development of the Celtic fringe.

Authors: Brace, S., Ruddy, M., Miller, R., Schreve, D.C., Stewart, J.R. and Barnes, I.

Journal: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Volume: 283

Issue: 1829

ISSN: 0962-8452

Abstract:

The terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene, a period from 15 000 to 18 000 Before Present (BP), was critical in establishing the current Holarctic fauna, with temperate-climate species largely replacing cold-adapted ones at mid-latitudes. However, the timing and nature of this process remain unclear for many taxa, a point that impacts on current and future management strategies. Here, we use an ancient DNA dataset to test more directly postglacial histories of the water vole (Arvicola amphibius, formerly A terrestris), a species that is both a conservation priority and a pest in different parts of its range. We specifically examine colonization of Britain, where a complex genetic structure can be observed today. Although we focus on population history at the limits of the species' range, the inclusion of additional European samples allows insights into European postglacial colonization events and provides a molecular perspective on water vole taxonomy.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24761/

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