Pleistocene expansion, anthropogenic pressure and ocean currents: Disentangling the past and ongoing evolutionary history of Patella aspera Ro spacing diaeresis ding, 1798 in the archipelago of Madeira

Sousa, Ricardo; Vasconcelos, Joana; Vera-Escalona, Ivan; Pinto, Ana Rita; Hawkins, SJ. 2021 Pleistocene expansion, anthropogenic pressure and ocean currents: Disentangling the past and ongoing evolutionary history of Patella aspera Ro spacing diaeresis ding, 1798 in the archipelago of Madeira. Marine Environmental Research, 172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2021.105485

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Abstract/Summary

Rising sea-level following the Last Glacial Maximum lead to fragmentation of coastal limpet populations between islands of the Archipelago of Madeira. This fragmentation is reinforced by recent heavy exploitation reducing effective population size on Madeira Island. We use the limpet P. aspera to understand how the role of processes at different time scales (i.e. changes in the sea level and overexploitation) can influence the genetic composition of an extant species, relating these processes to reproductive phenology and seasonal shifts in ocean currents.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Genetic markers;Microsatellites;LimpetIntertidal;IslandNE Atlantic ocean
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Knowledge Exchange
Depositing User: Tamar Atkinson
Date made live: 08 Feb 2022 16:41
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 16:41
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/9542

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