Center Head / Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics
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.
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.
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.
Welch, Andreanna J., Olson, Storrs L. and Fleischer, Robert C. Phylogenetic relationships of the extinct St Helena petrel, Pterodroma rupinarum Olson, 1975 (Procellariiformes: Procellariidae), based on ancient DNA, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 170 (3) 494-505. 2014.
Ahlering, Marissa A., Maldonado, Jésus E., Eggert, L. S., Fleischer, Robert C., Western, D. and Brown, Janine L. Conservation outside Protected Areas and the Effect of Human-Dominated Landscapes on Stress Hormones in Savannah Elephants, Conservation Biology, 27 (3) 569-575. 2013.
González-Porter, Gracia P., Maldonado, Jesús E., Flores-Villela, Oscar, Vogt, Richard C., Janke, Axel, Fleischer, Robert C. and Hailer, Frank. Cryptic Population Structuring and the Role of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec as a Gene Flow Barrier in the Critically Endangered Central American River Turtle, Plos One, 8 (9) e71668. 2013.