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Record number 508579
Title Molecular analyses and species distribution models indicate cryptic northern mountain refugia for a forest-dwelling ground beetle
Author(s) Drees, Claudia; Husemann, Martin; Homburg, Katharina; Brandt, Patric; Dieker, Petra; Habel, Jan C.; Wehrden, Henrik von; Zumstein, Pascale; Assmann, Thorsten
Source Journal of Biogeography 43 (2016)11. - ISSN 0305-0270 - p. 2223 - 2236.
Department(s) Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) DIVA - Carabus sylvestris - Disjunction - Glacial refugia - MtDNA - Pleistocene species pump - Species distribution modelling

Aim: Identification of potential glacial refugia and post-glacial colonization processes of a flightless, cold-adapted ground beetle Location: Central and eastern Europe. Methods: We analysed the genetic structure of 33 Carabus sylvestris populations sampled across its entire distribution range using nuclear and mitochondrial markers. We further compiled occurrence records to develop species distribution models to predict distribution ranges for the last glacial period and the present based on the species' current climatic niche. Results: Distinct genetic lineages were detected for a number of mountain ranges and were congruent for both molecular marker systems. Most genetic splits were the results of vicariance, whereas dispersal was rare. Our models suggest that the species' distribution range was larger and more interconnected in the past. Main conclusions: Our data support multiple glacial refugia for C. sylvestris, some of which were located north of the Alps. Some lower mountain ranges were likely recolonized post-glacially.

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