Talk:Population bottleneck

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I vaguely recall that back in school I always heard this called the "founder effect", and Google seems to back that up (this page is the highest hit that uses "Founder's effect"). There's a redirect now that goes the other way. Anyone with a actual clue care to weigh in? --MarkGall (talk) 18:23, 3 June 2011 (UTC)


Technically, the founder effect is a special case of a bottleneck, and not the other way around. PeterQuasniki 2012!Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg 08:32, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Which is what the article seems to be implying. Scarlet A.pngmoral 11:56, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but the article is called Founder effect, but the general concept is 'bottleneck' and that's what all the articles that link to this want to link to. PeterQuasniki 2012!Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg 21:20, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
I made this, which I'll replace the page with when I get around to it. PeterQuasniki 2012! 08:48, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Looks good. Scarlet A.pngbomination 14:34, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

I recall reading somewhere that the Romans brought elms to Britannia, and the resulting bottleneck made them all vulnerable to the same disease (which happened to be Dutch) - simplifying. (talk) 22:59, 27 January 2016 (UTC)