DILEO Michelle

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  • Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • Conservation biology, Dispersal & Migration, Evolutionary ecology, Landscape ecology, Molecular ecology, Spatial ecology, Metacommunities & Metapopulations
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Postdoc, University of Helsinki, 2016-Present PhD, University of Toronto, 2016 MSc, Queen's University, 2011 BSc, Queen's University, 2009

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2020-05-11
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Interplay between historical and current features of the cityscape in shaping the genetic structure of the house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) in Dakar (Senegal, West Africa)
Claire Stragier, Sylvain Piry, Anne Loiseau, Mamadou Kane, Aliou Sow, Youssoupha Niang, Mamoudou Diallo, Arame Ndiaye, Philippe Gauthier, Marion Borderon, Laurent Granjon, Carine Brouat, Karine Berthier
10.1101/557066

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Urban past predicts contemporary genetic structure in city rats

Urban areas are expanding worldwide, and have become a dominant part of the landscape for many species. Urbanization can fragment pre-existing populations of vulnerable species leading to population declines and the loss of connectivity. On the other hand, expansion of urban areas can also facilitate the spread of human commensals including pests. Knowledge of the features of cityscapes that facilitate gene flow and maintain diversity of pests is thus key to their management and eradication.
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