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dc.contributor.supervisor Burg, Theresa M. Lait, Linda Amy University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science 2012-04-10T16:38:06Z 2012-04-10T16:38:06Z 2011
dc.description xii, 158 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Using a combination of both mitochondrial DNA and microsatellites, as well as spatio-geographic modelling, this study examines how the most recent glaciations may have affected the population genetic structure of the boreal chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus), a small resident passerine of the North American boreal forests. The mtDNA data support a separation between eastern and western populations, with central populations containing a mixture of haplotypes from both the east and west. Estimated dates place the divergence during the Wisconsin (56.2-129.7 kya). Microsatellite analyses support the separation of Newfoundland from all mainland populations, indicating that the eastern straits are restricting gene flow. No evidence for reduced gene flow was found for the Rocky Mountains. The results suggest the use of multiple glacial refugia, one in Beringia and one in the east, followed by stepping-stone colonisation and secondary admixture. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Boreal chickadee -- Geographical distribution en_US
dc.subject Boreal chickadee -- Geographical distribution -- Climatic factors en_US
dc.subject Boreal chickadee -- Genetics en_US
dc.subject Phylogeography en_US
dc.subject Isolating mechanisms en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The phylogeography and post-glacial expansion of the boreal chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_US Masters

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