• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
RED DEER IN IBERIA
Study led by CIBIO-InBIO, which reveals that the red deer found in Iberia is different from the ones inhabiting the central and northern Europa, was highlighted by the media.
 

In an article published by the journal PLOS ONE, a team led by CIBIO-InBIO researchers João Queirós and Paulo Célio Alves reveals that red deer populations in Iberia results from a divergent evolutionary history, when compared to other European populations.


The article, which has been attracting media attention, suggests that around 27-19 thousand years ago, when the extreme climate conditions associated with glaciations took place, red deer populations persisted not only at south of the Pyrenees, in the Iberian Peninsula, but also at north of the Pyrenees in cryptic refugia. After LGM those populations became isolated and expanded into different directions, being the red deer from the north of Pyrenees the most probable origin of the current Central and Northern European populations. Individuals from the south of Pyrenees became restricted to the Iberia and today constitute a genetically divergent population.


In this study, genetic data, fossils and ecological models where combined to analise the evolutionary history of red deer populations over the last 120 thousand years. It brings a significant contribution to wildlife management and the conservation of the red deer in Iberia.


To know more about this topic, please follow the links below:

 

"Diferenciação genética torna veados ibéricos únicos na Europa concluem investigadores" | Mundo Português | January 09, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

"Investigadores do Porto concluem que veados ibéricos são únicos na Europa" | Notícias ao Minuto | January 09, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

"Veados ibéricos são únicos na Europa" | Tvi 24 | January 09, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

"Investigadores do Porto concluem que veados ibéricos são únicos na Europa" | Sapo 24 | January 09, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)
"Investigadores do Porto concluem que veados ibéricos são únicos na Europa" | DN | January 09, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

"Investigadores do Porto concluem que veados ibéricos são únicos na Europa" | Ambiente Magazine | January 10, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)
"Veado ibérico é único na Europa conclui estudo português" | Bom dia Europa | January 11, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

"Un estudio desvela la historia evolutiva del ciervo en la Península Ibérica" | Diario de La Mancha | January 12, 2019 (Information available in Spanish)  

"Un estudio revela las diferencias genéticas entre el ciervo ibérico y el resto de poblaciones europeas" | Club de Caza | January 14, 2019 (Information available in Spanish)

"Afinal, os veados Ibéricos são únicos na Europa" | Wilder | January 21, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

 

To read the national press release for this study, please click here.

 

To access the original article, please click here.

Posted in 2019-01-11