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Legacy or colonization? Posteruption establishment of peregrine falcons ( Falco peregrinus ) on a volcanically active subarctic island

Overview of attention for article published in Ecology and Evolution, December 2016
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Title
Legacy or colonization? Posteruption establishment of peregrine falcons ( Falco peregrinus ) on a volcanically active subarctic island
Published in
Ecology and Evolution, December 2016
DOI 10.1002/ece3.2631
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Authors

Sonsthagen, Sarah A., Williams, Jeffrey C., Drew, Gary S., White, Clayton M., Sage, George K., Talbot, Sandra L.

Abstract

How populations and communities reassemble following disturbances are affected by a number of factors, with the arrival order of founding populations often having a profound influence on later populations and community structure. Kasatochi Island is a small volcano located in the central Aleutian archipelago that erupted violently August 8, 2008, sterilizing the island of avian biodiversity. Prior to the eruption, Kasatochi was the center of abundance for breeding seabirds in the central Aleutian Islands and supported several breeding pairs of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus). We examined the reestablishment of peregrine falcons on Kasatochi by evaluating the genetic relatedness among legacy samples collected in 2006 to those collected posteruption and to other falcons breeding along the archipelago. No genotypes found in posteruption samples were identical to genotypes collected from pre-eruption samples. However, genetic analyses suggest that individuals closely related to peregrine falcons occupying pre-eruption Kasatochi returned following the eruption and successfully fledged young; thus, a genetic legacy of pre-eruption falcons was present on posteruption Kasatochi Island. We hypothesize that the rapid reestablishment of peregrine falcons on Kasatochi was likely facilitated by behavioral characteristics of peregrine falcons breeding in the Aleutian Islands, such as year-round residency and breeding site fidelity, the presence of an abundant food source (seabirds), and limited vegetation requirements by seabirds and falcons.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 42%
Student > Master 2 17%
Other 2 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 17%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 67%
Environmental Science 2 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 8%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 December 2016.
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