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Conservation genetics of the European fallow deer: a reply to Marchesini et al

Baker, Karis H.; Gray, Howard W.I.; Pekşen, Çiğdem Akın; Hoelzel, A. Rus

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Dr Karis Baker
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Howard W.I. Gray

Çiğdem Akın Pekşen


In this letter, we revisit a study we published in 2017, following comment in a paper by Marchesini et al. published in this volume. We provide some further analyses that help us to reinforce the original conclusions of our earlier paper, and to address the points raised by Marchesini et al. We conclude that the concerns raised in their review do not alter the inference we presented earlier, and we identify issues with analyses presented by Marchesini et al. that limit their utility. The key points of inference remain that this species in Europe shows remarkably low levels of diversity within populations and strong structure among populations which can be explained by a combination of natural and anthropogenic processes.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 29, 2021
Online Publication Date May 7, 2021
Publication Date 2021-06
Deposit Date May 20, 2021
Publicly Available Date May 20, 2021
Journal Mammalian Biology
Print ISSN 1616-5047
Electronic ISSN 1618-1476
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 101
Issue 3
Pages 313-319
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