San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Habitat Fragmentation in Coastal Southern California Disrupts Genetic Connectivity in the Cactus Wren

Type: report

Article abstract: Achieving long-term persistence of species in urbanized landscapes requires characterizing population genetic structure to understand and manage the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on connectivity. Urbanization over the past century in coastal southern California has caused both precipitous loss of coastal sage scrub habitat and declines in populations of the cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus).

Number of pages: 15

Authors: Barr, Kelly;

Day: 25

Month: March

Year: 2015

Prepared by: USGS;

Species: Cactus Wren

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