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Tom Kellie

Southern California Puma Conservation & Genetic Diversity

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http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/5/170115

 

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0179570

 

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/wyoming/article_4a73bda4-5146-11e7-943c-2baa11cb1049.html

 

~ These June, 2017 research articles, respectively published in Royal Society Open Science and PLOS One, present findings of studies concerning conservation of the puma population in Southern California.

 

Concerns about maintaining adequate genetic diversity to avoid inbred populations note the hazard of Interstate highway I-15. A single male puma crossed the highway, leading to much-needed genetic diversity.

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Thanks for posting this, as this is a topic of particular interest to me.

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There is an article in the Los Angeles Times today about this, titled Cougar gene pool is still shallow. Much of the difficulty is that their area includes two different mountain ranges and the populations are separated by freeways which they need to cross.. Down here...not so easy.

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4 hours ago, marg said:

There is an article in the Los Angeles Times today about this, titled Cougar gene pool is still shallow. Much of the difficulty is that their area includes two different mountain ranges and the populations are separated by freeways which they need to cross.. Down here...not so easy.

 

~ @marg

 

Thanks for the tip. I didn't realize that when posting the original links.

 

Tom K.

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-puma-genetic-diversity-20170616-story.html

 

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