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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 ...
Evolutionary and Ecological Factors Maintaining Apomixis in Boechera, a Wild Relative of Arabidopsis
What evolutionary processes and ecological patterns underlie the maintenance of asexual reproduction in natural populations? Although a vast body of literature offers theory to explain the existence of sexual and asexual ...
The Maintenance of Genetic Variation by Environmental Selection
Understanding forces creating or maintaining the vast amount of biodiversity has been a major task of biologists. Genetic variation plays a major role in the creation of biodiversity because in contrast to environmental ...
The Influence of Genetic Variation on Susceptibility of Common Bottlenose Dolphins (<italic>Tursiops truncatus</italic>) to Harmful Algal Blooms
The capacity of marine organisms to adapt to natural and anthropogenic stressors is an integral component of ocean health. Harmful algal blooms (HABs), which are one of many growing threats in coastal marine ecosystems, ...