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ORIGINAL PAPER The bioinvasion of Guam: inferring geographic origin, pace,

The bioinvasion of Guam: inferring geographic origin, pace,
pattern and process of an invasive lizard (Carlia)
in the Pacific using multi-locus genomic data
Christopher C. Austin Eric N. Rittmeyer
Lauren A. Oliver John O. Andermann George R. Zug
Gordon H. Rodda Nathan D. Jackson
Received: 15 October 2010 / Accepted: 27 April 2011 / Published online: 22 May 2011
Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
Abstract Invasive species often have dramatic
negative effects that lead to the deterioration and
loss of biodiversity frequently coupled with the
burden of expensive biocontrol programs and sub-
version of socioeconomic stability. The fauna and
flora of oceanic islands are particularly susceptible to
invasive species and the increase of global move-
ments of humans and their products since WW II has
caused numerous anthropogenic translocations and
increased the ills of human-mediated invasions. We
use a multi-locus genomic dataset to identify geo-


Source: Austin, Christopher C. - Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University


Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology