TitleCOMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF EFFECTIVE POPULATION SIZE WITHIN AND AMONG SPECIES: RANID FROGS AS A CASE STUDY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPhillipsen, IC, Funk, WC, Hoffman, EA, Monsen, KJ, Blouin, M
JournalEvolution
Volume65
Pagination2927-2945
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0014-3820
Abstract

It has recently become practicable to estimate the effective sizes (N-e) of multiple populations within species. Such efforts are valuable for estimating N-e in evolutionary modeling and conservation planning. We used microsatellite loci to estimate N-e of 90 populations of four ranid frog species (20-26 populations per species, mean n per population = 29). Our objectives were to determine typical values of N-e for populations of each species, compare N-e estimates among the species, and test for correlations between several geographic variables and N-e within species. We used single-sample linkage disequilibrium (LD), approximate Bayesian computation (ABC), and sibship assignment (SA) methods to estimate contemporary N-e for each population. Three of the species-Rana pretiosa, R. luteiventris, and R. cascadae-have consistently small effective population sizes (

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DOI10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01356.x