Effects of habitat fragmentation on the genetic variability of vertebrates in Belgium (Flanders) and Kenya (Taita Hills)


In Belgium the following species are studied: the birds great and blue tit (Parus major;Parus caeruleus), starling (Sturnus vulgaris) and moor hen (Gallinula chloropus), the mammals (rodents) red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) and the amphibian (anuran) natterjack toad (Bufo calamita); in Kenya the birds Taita thrush (Turdus helleri), white-starred robin (Pogonocichla stellata) and Taita white-eye (Zosterops poliogaster)This research does continue after 31/01/2001


genetic variation, genetic variability, forests, terrestrial, habitat fragmentation, park landscapes, genetic markers, microsatellites, zoology, Ecology, Genetics, Forests, Origins, Maintenance and Change of Biodiversity, Monitoring of Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Belgium, Flanders, Kenya, Taita Hills, Aves, Rallidae, Gallinula chloropus, Passeriformes, great tit, Parus major, blue tit, Parus caeruleus, starling, Sturnus vulgaris, tits, thrushes, Taita thrush Turdus helleri, white-starred robin, Pogonocichla stellata, Taita white-eye, Zosterops poliogaster, Mammalia, Rodentia, Sciuridae, red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, mice, wood mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus, Amphibia, Anura, toads, natterjack toad, Bufo calamita


Belgium {Geographical scope}
Kenya {Geographical scope}
Forest {Habitat type}


Name Role Start End
Laboratory of Animal Ecology unknown


Reference Role
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