The genetic population structure of a soil/litter inhabiting beetle is assesed using mitochondrial DNA. Geographic focus of this study is the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion. Late succesioonal reserves, established for the protection of habitat for the northern spotted owl, are considered in light of the population structure of the beetle. We address the efficacy of an umbrella species approach to conservation in this unique region.
Species 1: Coleoptera Ptiliidae Acrotrichus (featherwing beetle)
Keywords: mitochondrial DNA, population structure
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