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"Stepping-stones and dispersal flow: establishment of a meta-population of Milu, (Elaphurus davidianus) through natural re-wilding"

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The Milu (Père David’s deer, Elaphurus davidianus) became extinct in China in the early 20th century but was reintroduced to the country. The reintroduced Milu escaped from a nature reserve and dispersed to the south of the Yangtze River. We monitored these accidentally escaped Milu from 1995 to 2012. The escaped Milu searched for vacant habitat patches as “stepping stones” and established refuge populations. We recorded 122 dispersal events of the escaped Milu. Most dispersal events occur...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/srep27297

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
6
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Article: 27297
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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2045-2322
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uuid:90101868-af80-4df8-ad17-12fc09c84ade
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627876
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pubs:627876

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