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Introgression and the current status of the Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris)

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Baseline data on a species' distribution and abundance are essential for developing practical conservation management plans. Such data are difficult to obtain for many low density cryptic carnivores. The Scottish wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris, is no exception with <400 individuals thought to remain. Its conservation has been further complicated by extensive hybridisation and introgression with the domestic cat (F.s.catus). Hybridisation has also resulted in difficult...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
"Wildlife Conservation Research Unit"
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2016-03-09

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