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Evolution and Mechanisms of Plasticity in Wild Baboons (Papio cynocephalus)
In many species, early life experiences have striking effects on health, reproduction, and survival in adulthood. Thus, early life conditions shape a range of evolutionarily relevant traits, and in doing so alter ...
Habitat loss, alteration, and fragmentation in river networks: Implications for Freshwater Mussels and Their Landscape Genomics
This dissertation focuses on the implications of habitat change in freshwater ecosystems. Habitat change has three primary components that are inextricably connected; habitat loss, alteration, and fragmentation. Habitat ...
Using Landscape Genomics to Conserve Adaptive Capacity: A Case Study with a Southern Appalachian Salamander
Landscape genomics is an emerging field that investigates how environmental features drive patterns of neutral and adaptive genetic variation across landscapes. Importantly, landscape genomics can provide insight into the ...
Mechanisms of Habitat Segregation Between Co-Occurring Monkeyflower Species
Closely related, ecologically similar species are often separated at a small scale while being broadly sympatric. In Northern California’s coast range two monkeyflower species, Mimulus guttatus and Mimulus nudatus co-occur ...