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  • Greater prairie chickens cannot persist in Illinois without help, researchers report

    Illinois Natural History Survey conservation biologist Mark Davis and his colleagues found declines in genetic diversity in the remaining populations of greater prairie chickens in Illinois.

    Illinois Natural History Survey conservation biologist Mark Davis and his colleagues found declines in genetic diversity in the remaining populations of greater prairie chickens in Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Mark Davis, call 217-333-6294; email davis63@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Genetic rescue, the greater prairie chicken, and the problem of conservation-reliance in the Anthropocene” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160736