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The role of humans in the diversification of a threatened island raptor

Agudo, Rosa; Rico, Ciro; Vilà, Carles; Hiraldo, Fernando; Donázar, José Antonio


BACKGROUND: Anthropogenic habitat modifications have led to the extinction of many species and have favoured the expansion of others. Nonetheless, the possible role of humans as a diversifying force in vertebrate evolution has rarely been considered, especially for species with long generation times. We examine the influence that humans have had on the colonization and phenotypic and genetic differentiation of an insular population of a long-lived raptor species, the Egyptian vulture...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-12-13
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Evolutionary Biology 10 (2010): 384/1-9


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