The conservation genetics of a newly recognised Cape Peninsula endemic Rose's Mountain toad (Capensibufo rosei)

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Tolley, Krystal A en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Measey, G John en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Cressey, Emily R en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-11T13:28:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-11T13:28:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cressey, E. 2012. The conservation genetics of a newly recognised Cape Peninsula endemic Rose's Mountain toad (Capensibufo rosei). University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12086
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Declines and losses of amphibian populations are a global problem involving a complexity of interacting causes. Regardless of the fact that amphibians in Africa are among those predicted to be hit the hardest by anthropogenic global change, many species remain poorly studied. Capensibufo rosei, Rose's Mountain Toad, is a restricted range species that survives in a few small, isolated montane populations in the extreme south-western Cape of South Africa. A recent study of the genus revealed that C. rosei may in fact comprise several cryptic species, with a distinctive lineage potentially being confined to the Cape Peninsula. I test the hypothesis that breeding sites on the Peninsula form a single genetic lineage, but are distinct at a population level due to limited dispersal abilities and little if any gene flow. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Conservation Biology en_ZA
dc.title The conservation genetics of a newly recognised Cape Peninsula endemic Rose's Mountain toad (Capensibufo rosei) en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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