About the Authors

Helen Senn

hsenn@rzss.org.uk

Affiliation WildGenes Laboratory, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lisa Banfield

Affiliation Conservation Department, Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Tim Wacher

Affiliation Conservation Programmes, Zoologicial Society of London, Regents Park, London, United Kingdom

John Newby

Affiliation Sahara Conservation Fund, L'Isle, Switzerland

Thomas Rabeil

Affiliation Sahara Conservation Fund, Niamey, Niger

Jennifer Kaden

Affiliation WildGenes Laboratory, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Andrew C. Kitchener

Affiliations Department of Natural Sciences, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Institute of Geography, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Teresa Abaigar

Affiliation Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Almería, Spain

Teresa Luísa Silva

Affiliations CIBIO/InBIO, Centro de Investigção em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos da Universidade do Porto, Vairão, Portugal, Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Almería, Spain, Departamento de Biologia da, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Mike Maunder

Affiliation College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Rob Ogden

Affiliation WildGenes Laboratory, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HS MM RO JN TW TR. Performed the experiments: HS JK. Analyzed the data: HS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ACK TR TW JN TA TLS LB. Wrote the paper: HS.