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Jesus Maldonado

Research Scientist / Center for Conservation Genomics

Research Focus

My broad interests lie in the evolutionary biology and population genetics of mammals; specifically using genetic techniques in conservation biology. I am interested in learning about the genetic basis of adaptation, and the importance of these adaptations to the process of speciation in mammals.

Most Recent Publications

Hofman, Courtney A., Rick, Torben C., Maldonado, Jesús E., Collins, Paul W., Erlandson, Jon M., Fleischer, Robert C., Smith, Chelsea, Sillett, T. S., Ralls, Katherine, Teeter, Wendy, Vellanoweth, René L. and Newsome, Seth D. Tracking the origins and diet of an endemic island canid (Urocyon littoralis) across 7300 years of human cultural and environmental change, Quaternary Science Reviews, 146 147-160. 2016.

Haynie, Michelle L., Tsuchiya, Mirian T. N., Ospina-Garcés, Sandra Milena, Arroyo-Cabrales, Joaquin, Medellín, Rodrigo A., Polaco, Oscar J. and Maldonado, Jesús E. Placement of the rediscovered Myotis planiceps (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) within the Myotis phylogeny, Journal of mammalogy, 97 (3) 701-712. 2016.

Campana, Michael G., Hawkins, Melissa T. R., Henson, Lauren H., Stewardson, Kristin, Young, Hillary S., Card, Leah R., Lock, Justin, Agwanda, Bernard, Brinkerhoff, Jory, Gaff, Holly D., Helgen, Kristofer M., Maldonado, Jesús E., McShea, William J. and Fleischer, Robert C. Simultaneous identification of host, ectoparasite and pathogen DNA via in-solution capture, Molecular Ecology Resources, . 2016.

Hawkins, Melissa T. R., Leonard, Jennifer A., Helgen, Kristofer M., McDonough, Molly M., Rockwood, Larry L. and Maldonado, Jesus E. Evolutionary history of endemic Sulawesi squirrels constructed from UCEs and mitogenomes sequenced from museum specimens, BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16 (1) 1-16. 2016.

Maldonado, Jesús Eduardo, Young, Sarah, Simons, Lee H., Stone, Sheridan, Parker, Lillian D. and Ortega Reyes, Jorge. Genética de la conservación y filogenia de la musaraña de Arizona en las "islas del cielo" del Suroeste de los Estados Unidos, Therya, 6 (2) 401-420. 2015.

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