Conservation Biology:
The need for multidisciplinary approaches

Edited by Zorana Kurbalija Novičič, Cino Pertoldi, Ettore Randi, Torsten Nygård Kristensen,
Mauro Santos, Vesna Milankov, Marina Stamenković Radak & Marko Andjelković

Conservation Biology: the need for multidisciplinary approaches.
Zorana Kurbalija Novičič, Cino Pertoldi, Ettore Randi, Torsten Nygård Kristensen, Mauro Santos, Vesna Milankov, Marina Stamenković Radak & Marko Andjelković — 2012(7) (kurbalija@ibiss.bg.ac.rs)

Diminishing return of investment in genetic diversity.
Lars A. Bach, Cino Pertoldi, John A. Vucetich, Volker Loeschcke & Per Lundberg — 2012(7) (lbach@cs.au.dk)
Keywords: adaptive potential, biodiversity, conservation, diminishing returns, genetic diversity, return of investment

The consequences of the unlikely but critical assumption of stepwise mutation in the population genetic software, MSVAR.
Søren Faurby & Cino Pertoldi — 2012(7) (soren.faurby@biology.au.dk)
Keywords: demographic changes, effective population size, microsatellites, Ne, stepwise mutation model

The effect of developmental temperature fluctuation on wing traits and stressed locomotor performance in Drosophila melanogaster, and its dependence on heterozygosity.
Anders Kjærsgaard, Nguyet Le, Ditte Demontis, Zorana Kurbalija Novičič & Volker Loeschcke — 2012(7) (anders.kjaersgaard@biology.au.dk)
Keywords: climate change, environmental variation, inbreeding depression, locomotor activity, non-linear reaction norm

Patterns of asymmetry in wing traits of three island and one continental population of Merodon albifrons (Diptera, Syrphidae) from Greece.
Jasmina Ludoški, Marko Djurakic, Gunilla Stĺhls, Vesna Milankov — 2012(7) (jasmina.ludoski@dbe.uns.ac.rs)
Keywords: developmental instability, fluctuating asymmetry, geometric morphometrics, Merodon albifrons, wing size and shape

Conservation of threatened local gene pools: landscape genetics of the Italian roe deer (Capreolus c. italicus) populations.
Nadia Mucci, Federica Mattucci & Ettore Randi — 2012(7) (nadia.mucci@isprambiente.it)
Keywords: Bayesian clustering, Capreolus capreolus italicus, conservation genetics, genetic admixture and introgression, Italian roe deer, landscape genetics

Inconsistent effects of developmental temperature acclimation on low-temperature performance and metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster.
Torsten Nygård Kristensen, Johannes Overgaard, Ary A. Hoffmann, Niels Chr. Nielsen & Anders Malmendal — 2012(7) (torsten.nygaard@nordgen.org)
Keywords: beneficial acclimation hypothesis, cold tolerance, fluctuating vs. constant temperatures, life-history traits, metabolomics, plasticity, semi-natural conditions

Implementation of mixture analysis on quantitative traits in studies of neutral versus selective divergence.
Cino Pertoldi, Hanne Birgitte Hede Jørgensen, Ettore Randi, Lasse Fast Jensen, Anders Kjærsgaard, Volker Loeschcke & Søren Faurby — 2012(7) (biocp@nf.au.dk)
Keywords: evolutionarily significant unit, FST-QST and FST-PST comparisons, genetic structure, local adaptation, morphometrics, natural selection

Genetic consequences of population decline in the Danish population of the little owl (Athene noctua).
Cino Pertoldi, Irene Pellegrino, Marco Cucco, Nadia Mucci, Ettore Randi, Jørgen Terp Laursen, Peter Sunde, Volker Loeschcke & Torsten Nygaard Kristensen — 2012(7) (biovl@nf.au.dk)
Keywords: conservation, microsatellites, old DNA, population bottlenecks, temporal and spatial variation

Balkan glacial history and modern Drosophila subobscura population genetics.
Marina Stamenković-Radak, Mihailo Jelic, Zorana Kurbalija Novičič, Bojan Kenig, Marija Tanaskovic & Marco Andjelković — 2012(7) (marina@bio.bg.ac.rs)
Keywords: adaptive evolution, glacial refugia, inversion polymorphism, microsatellites, mtDNA