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The Amboseli ElephantsA Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal$
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Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226542232

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.001.0001

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The Population Genetics of the Amboseli and Kilimanjaro Elephants

The Population Genetics of the Amboseli and Kilimanjaro Elephants

(p.37) Chapter 4 The Population Genetics of the Amboseli and Kilimanjaro Elephants
The Amboseli Elephants

Elizabeth A. Archie

Courtney L. Fitzpatrick

Cynthia J. Moss

Susan C. Alberts

University of Chicago Press

The Amboseli population provides one of the best opportunities to understand how mating and dispersal behavior, long-term patterns of gene flow, and effective population size work together to structure genetic variation within and between populations. Amboseli has been relatively unaffected by the anthropogenic problems of poaching and habitat destruction, and much is known about the demography and behavior of the population over the duration of the project. This chapter first briefly reviews what is known about the genetic structure within populations, with a focus on the elephant population in the Amboseli ecosystem, and second, investigates how the genetic variation in Amboseli relates to the phylogeography of elephant populations on Kilimanjaro and the rest of the African continent.

Keywords:   Amboseli population, gene flow, mating, population size, Amboseli ecosystem, genetic structure, phylogeography, elephant populations

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