• Conserving on the edge: genetic variation and structure in Northern populations of the endangered plant Dracocephalum ruyschiana L. (Lamiaceae) 

      Kyrkjeeide, Magni Olsen; Westergaard, Kristine Bakke; Kleven, Oddmund; Evju, Marianne; Endrestøl, Anders; Brandrud, Marie Kristine; Stabbetorp, Odd Egil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Loss of biodiversity is accelerating, including the loss of genetic diversity. Conservation of small, isolated populations may be important, as they can provide valuable contributions to overall genetic variation and ...
    • Genetic characterization of free-ranging Asiatic wild ass in Central Asia as a basis for future conservation strategies 

      Kaczensky, Petra; Kovtun, Ekaterina; Habibrakhmanov, Rustam; Hemami, Mahmoud‑Reza; Khaleghi, Amirhossein; Linnell, John Durrus; Rustamov, Eldar; Sklyarenko, Sergey; Walzer, Chris; Zuther, Steffen; Kuehn, Ralph (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Loss of genetic diversity due to drift and inbreeding reduces a population’s ability to respond to environmental change and may result in inbreeding depression. The Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus), regionally also known ...
    • Multi‑generational genetic consequences of reinforcement in a bird metapopulation 

      Ranke, Peter Sjolte; Skjelseth, Sigrun; Hagen, Ingerid Julie; Billing, Anna Maria; Borg Pedersen, Åsa Alexandra; Pärn, Henrik; Ringsby, Tor Harald; Sæther, Bernt Erik; Jensen, Henrik (Journal article, 2020)
      Translocation of conspecific individuals to reduce extinction risk of small, isolated populations and prevent genetic depletion is a powerful tool in conservation biology. An important question is how the translocated ...
    • Population genetics of the wolverine in Finland: the road to recovery? 

      Lansink, Gerhardus M.J.; Esparza-Salas, Rodrigo; Joensuu, Maija; Koskela, Anni; Bujnákova, Dominika; Kleven, Oddmund; Flagstad, Øystein; Ollila, Tuomo; Kojola, Ilpo; Aspi, Jouni; Kvist, Lauta (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      After decades, even centuries of persecution, large carnivore populations are widely recovering in Europe. Considering the recent recovery of the wolverine (Gulo gulo) in Finland, our aim was to evaluate genetic variation ...