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.
Hailer, Frank, James, Helen F., Olson, Storrs L. and Fleischer, Robert C. Distinct and extinct: Genetic differentiation of the Hawaiian eagle, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, . 2014.
Knowlton, Jessie L., Flaspohler, David J., Mcinerney, N. C. R. and Fleischer, Robert C. First Record of Hybridization in the Hawaiian Honeycreepers: 'I'iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) × 'Apapane (Himatione sanguinea), The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 126 (3) 562-568. 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.