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.
Ahlering, M. A., Maldonado, J. E., Eggert, L. S., Fleischer, R. C., Western, D. and Brown, J. 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.
Vilstrup, Julia T., Seguin-Orlando, Andaine, Stiller, Mathias, Ginolhac, Aurelien, Raghavan, Maanasa, Nielsen, Sandra C. A., Weinstock, Jacobo, Froese, Duane, Vasiliev, Sergei K., Ovodov, Nikolai D., Clary, Joel, Helgen, Kristofer M., Fleischer, Robert C., Cooper, Alan, Shapiro, Beth and Orlando, Ludovic. Mitochondrial Phylogenomics of Modern and Ancient Equids, Plos One, 8 (2) . 2013.
Wiley, Anne E., Ostrom, Peggy H., Welch, Andreanna J., Fleischer, Robert C., Gandhi, Hasand, Southon, John R., Stafford, Thomas W., Penniman, Jay F., Hu, Darcy, Duvall, Fern P. and James, Helen F. Millennial-scale isotope records from a wide-ranging predator show evidence of recent human impact to oceanic food webs, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 (22) 8972-8977. 2013.
Ahlering, Marissa A., Eggert, Lori S., Western, David, Estes, Anna, Munishi, Linus, Fleischer, Robert C., Roberts, Melissa and Maldonado, Jesus E. Identifying Source Populations and Genetic Structure for Savannah Elephants in Human-Dominated Landscapes and Protected Areas in the Kenya-Tanzania Borderlands, PLoS ONE, 7 (12) 1-9. 2012.
Ahlering, Marissa A., Maldonado, Jesús E., Fleischer, Robert C., Western, David and Eggert, L. S. Fine-scale group structure and demography of African savanna elephants recolonizing lands outside protected areas, Diversity and Distributions: A Journal of Conservation Biogeography, 18 (10) 952-961. 2012.