The genetic diversity of the Finnish wolf population declined while inbreeding increased between 1995 and 2009, a survey conducted by the University of Oulu and Game and Fisheries Research finds. The researchers regard the findings as surprising, because the study incorporates the wolf population boom between 1995 and 2006. However, gene flow from the east has abated since the 1990s, which implies that the genetic diversity of the Finnish wolf population is largely dependent on connections to the wolf population in Russia.
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