Salt marsh harvest mouse conservation genomics: population substructure, hybridization, species identification, landscape genetics, differential adaptation.
Collaborators: Laureen Barthman Thompson and Sarah Estrella, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Other collaborators at USFWS, USGS, DWR, SFSU.
Statham MJ*, Aamoth SU, Barthman-Thompson L, Estrella S, Fresquez S, Hernandez LD, Tertes R, Sacks BN. Conservation genetics of the endangered San Francisco Bay endemic salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris). Conservation Genetics, 17: 1055-1066.
Final report: Statham MJ, Sacks BN (2014) Cooperative ecosystem study of the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) population genetics. Report to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, August 4th, 2014.
Reponen SEM, Statham MJ*, Barthman-Thompson L, Sacks BN (2014) Microsatellite primer development for the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) and cross-amplification in the western harvest mouse (R. megalotis). Conservation Genetics Resources, 6: 285-287.
Giant kangaroo rat conservation genomics: source sink dynamics, population structure, differential adaptation
Collaborators: Tim Bean at Humboldt State University, Mike Westphal at the Bureau of Land Management.
Population genetic structure of the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in the Panoche-Ciervo area. Hernandez L, Statham M, Bean T, Fresquez S, Westphal M, Sacks BN. Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Reno, Nevada. January 2014.