Mustelids (Weasel Family)

Past and ongoing projects

Phylogeography of European Mustelids


Molecular Ecology of the Irish pine marten 

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Black-footed ferret reintroduction work


Black-footed ferret phylogeography and population genetics


O’Meara DB, Edwards CJ, Sleeman DP, McDowell JR, Coughlan JP, Dillane E, Cross TF, O’Leary D, Statham MJ, Pope LC, O’Reilly C, Bradley DG, Carlsson J (2012) Mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA analyses of the Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) in Ireland and Britain, compared to Western Europe. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 106: 893-909.

Mullins J, Statham MJ, Roche T, Turner PD, O’Reilly C (2010) Remotely plucked hair genotyping: a reliable and non-invasive method for censusing pine marten (Martes martes, L. 1758) populations. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 56(3): 443-453.

O’Reilly C, Statham M, Mullins J, Turner PD, O’Mahony D (2008) Efficient species identification of pine marten (Martes martes) and red fox (Vulpes vulpes) scats using a 5′ nuclease real-time PCR assay. Conservation Genetics, 9: 735-738.

Wisely SM, Statham MJ, Fleischer RC (2008) Pleistocene refugia and Holocene expansion of a grassland dependent species, the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Journal of Mammalogy, 89(1): 87-96.

Statham MJ*, Turner PD, O’Reilly C (2007) Molecular Sex Identification of five Mustelid species. Zoological Studies, 46(5): 600-608.

Sleeman DP, Statham M, Dixon C (2006) Records of Otters (Lutra lutra L.) and Badgers (Meles meles L.) from built-up areas in Ireland. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society, 30: 3-6.

Statham M, Turner PD, O’Reilly C (2005) Use of PCR amplification and restriction enzyme digestion of mitochondrial D-loop for identification of mustelids in Ireland. Irish Naturalist’s Journal, 28: 1-6.


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