Genetic variation and structure in Scandinavian red deer (Cervus elaphus): influence of ancestry, past hunting, and restoration management April 1, 2013 J Höglund, M Cortazar‐Chinarro, A Jarnemo… - Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2013

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Genetic variation and structure in Scandinavian red deer (Cervus elaphus): influence of ancestry, past hunting, and restoration management April 1, 2013 J Höglund, M Cortazar‐Chinarro, A Jarnemo… - Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2013
In the 19th century, the red deer (Cervus elaphus) population in Sweden experienced a rapid decline in numbers and distribution... The possibility that there is a drastic genetic restructuring when a population becomes small and isolated was first raised by Huxley (1938) and Mayr (1942) ... The recently established C. elaphus population in Jämtland seems to stem mainly from escapees from enclosures, with a mixed ancestry from the wild remnant population in Skåne and continental deer, whereas the influx from Norway is minor, if any. Our results show the need for a detailed assessment of genetic differentiation, and emphasize the value of local management plans when planning and managing introductions. ..