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Post-Pleistocene differentiation in a Central Interior Highlands endemic salamander.

Jacob J Burkhart, Emily E Puckett, Chelsey J Beringer, Christine N Sholy, Raymond D Semlitsch, Lori S Eggert,

Aim:For many endemic species with limited dispersal capacities, the relationship between landscape changes and species distributions is still unclear. We characterized the population structure of the endemic ringed salamander (Ambystoma annulatum) across its distribution in the Central Interior Highlands (CIH) of North America, an area of high species endemism, to ... Read more >>

Ecol Evol (Ecology and Evolution)
[2019, 9(19):11171-11184]

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Genomic analyses reveal three independent introductions of the invasive brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) to the Faroe Islands.

Emily E Puckett, Eyðfinn Magnussen, Liudmila A Khlyap, Tanja M Strand, Åke Lundkvist, Jason Munshi-South,

Population genomics offers innovative approaches to test hypotheses related to the source and timing of introduction of invasive species. These approaches are particularly appropriate to study colonization of island ecosystems. The brown rat is a cold-hardy global invasive that has reached most of the world's island ecosystems, including even highly ... Read more >>

Heredity (Edinb) (Heredity)
[2019, :]

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Brown rat demography reveals pre-commensal structure in eastern Asia before expansion into Southeast Asia.

Emily E Puckett, Jason Munshi-South,

Fossil evidence indicates that the globally distributed brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) originated in northern China and Mongolia. Historical records report the human-mediated invasion of rats into Europe in the 1500s, followed by global spread because of European imperialist activity during the 1600s-1800s. We analyzed 14 genomes representing seven previously identified ... Read more >>

Genome Res. (Genome research)
[2019, 29(5):762-770]

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Spatial genetic structure in American black bears (Ursus americanus): female philopatry is variable and related to population history.

Thea V Kristensen, Emily E Puckett, Erin L Landguth, Jerrold L Belant, John T Hast, Colin Carpenter, Jaime L Sajecki, Jeff Beringer, Myron Means, John J Cox, Lori S Eggert, Don White, Kimberly G Smith,

Previously, American black bears (Ursus americanus) were thought to follow the pattern of female philopatry and male-biased dispersal. However, recent studies have identified deviations from this pattern. Such flexibility in dispersal patterns can allow individuals greater ability to acclimate to changing environments. We explored dispersal and spatial genetic relatedness patterns ... Read more >>

Heredity (Edinb) (Heredity)
[2018, 120(4):329-341]

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Spatial population genomics of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) in New York City.

Matthew Combs, Emily E Puckett, Jonathan Richardson, Destiny Mims, Jason Munshi-South,

Human commensal species such as rodent pests are often widely distributed across cities and threaten both infrastructure and public health. Spatially explicit population genomic methods provide insights into movements for cryptic pests that drive evolutionary connectivity across multiple spatial scales. We examined spatial patterns of neutral genomewide variation in brown ... Read more >>

Mol. Ecol. (Molecular ecology)
[2018, 27(1):83-98]

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Genomic analyses identify multiple Asian origins and deeply diverged mitochondrial clades in inbred brown rats (Rattus norvegicus).

Emily E Puckett, Olivia Micci-Smith, Jason Munshi-South,

Over 500 strains of inbred brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) have been developed for use as a biomedical model organism. Most of these inbred lines were derived from the colony established at the Wistar Institute in 1906 or its descendants following worldwide distribution to research and breeding centers. The geographic source ... Read more >>

Evol Appl (Evolutionary Applications)
[2018, 11(5):718-726]

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Taxa, petitioning agency, and lawsuits affect time spent awaiting listing under the US Endangered Species Act

Emily E Puckett, Dylan C. Kesler, D. Noah Greenwald,

The United States' Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the world's foremost law for protecting species at risk of extinction; however, species must first be listed as threatened or endangered before receiving protection under the Act. We used an information theoretic approach to assess whether listing budget, policy phase (which was ... Read more >>

Biol. Conserv. (Biological conservation.)
[2016, 201:220-229]

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Global population divergence and admixture of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus).

Emily E Puckett, Jane Park, Matthew Combs, Michael J Blum, Juliet E Bryant, Adalgisa Caccone, Federico Costa, Eva E Deinum, Alexandra Esther, Chelsea G Himsworth, Peter D Keightley, Albert Ko, Åke Lundkvist, Lorraine M McElhinney, Serge Morand, Judith Robins, James Russell, Tanja M Strand, Olga Suarez, Lisa Yon, Jason Munshi-South,

Native to China and Mongolia, the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) now enjoys a worldwide distribution. While black rats and the house mouse tracked the regional development of human agricultural settlements, brown rats did not appear in Europe until the 1500s, suggesting their range expansion was a response to relatively recent ... Read more >>

Proc. Biol. Sci. (Proceedings. Biological sciences)
[2016, 283(1841):]

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Comparison of SNP and microsatellite genotyping panels for spatial assignment of individuals to natal range: A case study using the American black bear (Ursus americanus)

Emily E Puckett, Lori S. Eggert,

Analysis of multilocus genotypes is fundamental to conservation genetics, allowing inference ranging from population delineation to identification of dispersers; additionally, the natal range of a sample of unknown origin may be assigned. We investigated the accuracy and precision of two methods (spatial smoothing and principal components regression) for natal assignment ... Read more >>

Biol. Conserv. (Biological conservation.)
[2016, 193:86-93]

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Phylogeographic Analyses of American Black Bears (Ursus americanus) Suggest Four Glacial Refugia and Complex Patterns of Postglacial Admixture.

Emily E Puckett, Paul D Etter, Eric A Johnson, Lori S Eggert,

Studies of species with continental distributions continue to identify intraspecific lineages despite continuous habitat. Lineages may form due to isolation by distance, adaptation, divergence across barriers, or genetic drift following range expansion. We investigated lineage diversification and admixture within American black bears (Ursus americanus) across their range using 22 k ... Read more >>

Mol. Biol. Evol. (Molecular biology and evolution)
[2015, 32(9):2338-2350]

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Trap array configuration influences estimates and precision of black bear density and abundance.

Clay M Wilton, Emily E Puckett, Jeff Beringer, Beth Gardner, Lori S Eggert, Jerrold L Belant,

Spatial capture-recapture (SCR) models have advanced our ability to estimate population density for wide ranging animals by explicitly incorporating individual movement. Though these models are more robust to various spatial sampling designs, few studies have empirically tested different large-scale trap configurations using SCR models. We investigated how extent of trap ... Read more >>

PLoS ONE (PloS one)
[2014, 9(10):e111257]

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Influence of drift and admixture on population structure of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in the Central Interior Highlands, USA, 50 years after translocation.

Emily E Puckett, Thea V Kristensen, Clay M Wilton, Sara B Lyda, Karen V Noyce, Paula M Holahan, David M Leslie, Jeff Beringer, Jerrold L Belant, Don White, Lori S Eggert,

Bottlenecks, founder events, and genetic drift often result in decreased genetic diversity and increased population differentiation. These events may follow abundance declines due to natural or anthropogenic perturbations, where translocations may be an effective conservation strategy to increase population size. American black bears (Ursus americanus) were nearly extirpated from the ... Read more >>

Mol. Ecol. (Molecular ecology)
[2014, 23(10):2414-2427]

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Selection for higher gene copy number after different types of plant gene duplications.

Corey M Hudson, Emily E Puckett, Michaël Bekaert, J Chris Pires, Gavin C Conant,

The evolutionary origins of the multitude of duplicate genes in the plant genomes are still incompletely understood. To gain an appreciation of the potential selective forces acting on these duplicates, we phylogenetically inferred the set of metabolic gene families from 10 flowering plant (angiosperm) genomes. We then compared the metabolic ... Read more >>

Genome Biol Evol (Genome biology and evolution)
[2011, 3:1369-1380]

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Controls on pathogen species richness in plants' introduced and native ranges: roles of residence time, range size and host traits.

Charles E Mitchell, Dana Blumenthal, Vojtěch Jarošík, Emily E Puckett, Petr Pyšek,

Introduced species escape many pathogens and other enemies, raising three questions. How quickly do introduced hosts accumulate pathogen species? What factors control pathogen species richness? Are these factors the same in the hosts' native and introduced ranges? We analysed fungal and viral pathogen species richness on 124 plant species in ... Read more >>

Ecol. Lett. (Ecology letters)
[2010, 13(12):1525-1535]

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