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The Importance of Forest Corridors in Singapore

Congrats Keren! Her first publication (based on her undergrad research) shows that the genetic diversity of the fragmented Short-tailed Babbler population in Singapore is extremely low compared to populations in intact forests in the Sundaic region. Her work highlights the importance of maintaining a well-connected network of rainforest patches in urban areas, such as Singapore.

Download the paper here: Sadanandan and Rheindt 2015 condor-14-199

Also here's a pic in case you don't know what this babbler looks like  (I didn't!) :)

 

From http://singaporebirds.blogspot.com/2012/07/babblers.html

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