Tag: genetic diversity

April 5, 2016

What genetics say about California Island foxes

While they may look alike, foxes on six different islands in California’s Channel Islands are actually very genetically different. The reason for these differences? According to a recent study, it’s...

February 25, 2016

Expanding Virginia’s warblers retain uniform gene flow

It’s not easy to find Virginia’s warblers (Oreothlypis virginiae) — especially given their shy, elusive behavior. Researcher Christine Bubac learned this firsthand when she used mist nets to capture the...

Monk parakeet
May 6, 2015

Successful Invasive Species Has Low Genetic Diversity

It pays to be adaptable if you’re an invasive species looking to survive in your non-native habitat. Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) — an invasive species currently found in 14 U.S....