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Tuesday, May 8 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
POSTER: A Landscape Genetics Approach to Identifying Canada Lynx Populations Under Threat of Local Extinction

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AUTHORS: Tanya Lama*, University of Massachusetts Amherst; John Organ, US Geological Survey Cooperative Research Units; Stephen DeStefano, Massachusetts Cooperative Research Unit; Warren Johnson, Smithsonian Institution; Jennifer Vashon, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

ABSTRACT: The Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) is a widely-distributed, North American felid that exists at low-densities in boreal forests capable of supporting its primary prey source, the snowshoe hare. As a habitat and prey specialist listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, Canada lynx are vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change. We use a landscape genetics approach to identify lynx populations most at-risk of local extinction by integrating molecular (genetic), ecological (species specific), and environmental (landscape) data. Our framework assesses each population's exposure to climate change impacts, adaptive capacity, and potential to shift or disperse to suitable habitat. Ultimately, our goal is to inform the management of six lynx conservation units in the United States (Northern Maine, Northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Montana/Northeastern Idaho, North-central Washington, the Greater Yellowstone Area, Western Colorado).

Tuesday May 8, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Laurel/McHugh Hall First Floor

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