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Robert Fleischer

Center Head / Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics

Research Focus

My primary research interests are in the evolutionary and conservation biology of birds and mammals, including studies of the genetic aspects of interactions of pathogens with their vectors and hosts, phylogeography and systematics, and the application of molecular markers to studies of kinship and behavior.

Most Recent Publications

Eggert, L. S., Buij, R., Lee, M. E., Campbell, P., Dallmeier, F., Fleischer, Robert C., Alonso, A. and Maldonado, J. E. Using Genetic Profiles of African Forest Elephants to Infer Population Structure, Movements, and Habitat Use in a Conservation and Development Landscape in Gabon, Conservation Biology, 28 (1) 107-118. 2014.

Martinsen, E. S., Brightman, H. and Fleischer, R. C. Fecal samples fail in PCR-based diagnosis of malaria parasite infection in birds, Conservation Genetics Resources, 1-3. 2014.

Muletz, Carly, Caruso, Nicholas M., Fleischer, Robert C., McDiarmid, Roy W. and Lips, Karen R. Unexpected Rarity of the Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Appalachian Plethodon Salamanders: 1957–2011, Plos One, 9 (8) 1-7. 2014.

Rick, Torben C., Sillett, T. S., Ghalambor, Cameron K., Hofman, Courtney A., Ralls, Katherine, Anderson, R. S., Boser, Christina L., Braje, Todd J., Cayan, Daniel R., Chesser, R. T., Collins, Paul W., Erlandson, Jon M., Faulkner, Kate R., Fleischer, Robert, Funk, W. C., Galipeau, Russell, Huston, Ann, King, Julie, Laughrin, Lyndal, Maldonado, Jesus, McEachern, Kathryn, Muhs, Daniel R., Newsome, Seth D., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Still, Christopher, et al. Ecological Change on California's Channel Islands from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene, Bioscience, 64 (8) 680-692. 2014.

Savage, Anna E., Kiemnec-Tyburczy, Karen, Ellison, Amy R., Fleischer, Robert C. and Zamudio, Kelly R. Conservation and divergence in the frog immunome: pyrosequencing and de novo assembly of immune tissue transcriptomes, Gene, 542 (2) 98-108. 2014.

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