Major population splits coincide with episodes of rapid climate change in a forest-dependent bird

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dc.contributor.author Warmuth, Vera M.
dc.contributor.author Burgess, Malcolm D.
dc.contributor.author Laaksonen, Toni
dc.contributor.author Manica, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Magi, Marko
dc.contributor.author Nord, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Primmer, Craig R.
dc.contributor.author Saetre, Glenn-Peter
dc.contributor.author Winkel, Wolfgang
dc.contributor.author Ellegren, Hans
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-18T12:01:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-18T12:01:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-10
dc.identifier.citation Warmuth , V M , Burgess , M D , Laaksonen , T , Manica , A , Magi , M , Nord , A , Primmer , C R , Saetre , G-P , Winkel , W & Ellegren , H 2021 , ' Major population splits coincide with episodes of rapid climate change in a forest-dependent bird ' , Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences , vol. 288 , no. 1962 , 20211066 . https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1066
dc.identifier.other PURE: 170422930
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 925097df-bf94-42c9-b8f6-54625f2af99b
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000714092000009
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-3687-8435/work/103424655
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336505
dc.description.abstract Climate change influences population demography by altering patterns of gene flow and reproductive isolation. Direct mutation rates offer the possibility for accurate dating on the within-species level but are currently only available for a handful of vertebrate species. Here, we use the first directly estimated mutation rate in birds to study the evolutionary history of pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca). Using a combination of demographic inference and species distribution modelling, we show that all major population splits in this forest-dependent system occurred during periods of increased climate instability and rapid global temperature change. We show that the divergent Spanish subspecies originated during the Eemian-Weichselian transition 115-104 thousand years ago (kya), and not during the last glacial maximum (26.5-19 kya), as previously suggested. The magnitude and rates of climate change during the glacial-interglacial transitions that preceded population splits in pied flycatchers were similar to, or exceeded, those predicted to occur in the course of the current, human-induced climate crisis. As such, our results provide a timely reminder of the strong impact that episodes of climate instability and rapid temperature changes can have on species' evolutionary trajectories, with important implications for the natural world in the Anthropocene. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject climate change
dc.subject genetic divergence
dc.subject niche model
dc.subject pied flycatchers
dc.subject ficedula
dc.subject last glacial maximum
dc.subject RECOMBINATION RATE VARIATION
dc.subject LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM
dc.subject MUTATION-RATE
dc.subject SPECIATION
dc.subject VARIABILITY
dc.subject EVOLUTION
dc.subject CONSEQUENCES
dc.subject TEMPERATURE
dc.subject VEGETATION
dc.subject PREDICTION
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title Major population splits coincide with episodes of rapid climate change in a forest-dependent bird en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
dc.contributor.organization Institute of Biotechnology
dc.contributor.organization Biosciences
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Evolution, Conservation, and Genomics
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1066
dc.relation.issn 0962-8452
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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