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Laboratory of Holly Ernest



Bighorn SheepBelow are exciting new publications, including Puma (mountain lion, cougar), Black Bear, and Bighorn Sheep genetics and ecology, Sea Otter conservation genetics, and bird disease ecology including hummingbirds. Stay tuned for upcoming publications!

  • Genetic Outcomes of Translocation of Bighorn Sheep in Arizona. 2019, Journal of Wildlife Management. Daphne A. Gille, Michael R. Buchalski, Dave Conrad, Esther S. Rubin, Amber Munig, Brian F. Wakeling, Clinton W. Epps, Tyler G. Creech, Rachel Crowhurst, Brandon Holton, Ryan Monello, Walter M. Boyce, M. C. T. Penedo, Holly B. Ernest.  Broad collaboration among institutions and agencies including Arizona Dept. of Game and Fish, Department Of Fisheries And Wildlife, Oregon State University, Nevada Division of Wildlife, National Park Service, Wildlife Health Center and Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at University of California Davis, Wildlife Genetics Research Laboratory at California Department Of Fish And Wildlife, and Center For Large Landscape Conservation in Bozeman, MT.
  • Extinction vortex dynamics of top predators isolated by urbanization. John Benson; Peter Mahoney; T Winson Vickers; Jeff Sikich; Paul Beier; Seth Riley; Holly Ernest; Walter Boyce. In press 2019, Ecological Applications.
  • Genetic source–sink dynamics among naturally structured and anthropogenically fragmented puma populations.  Kyle D. Gustafson, Roderick B. Gagne, T. Winston Vickers, Seth P.D. Riley, Christopher C. Wilmers, Vernon C. Bleich, Becky M. Pierce, Marc Kenyon, Tracy L. Drazenovich, Jeff A. Sikich, Walter M. Boyce, Holly B. Ernest. December 2018. Conservation Genetics
Yellow-billed Magpie

Yellow-billed Magpie. Photo credit Jerry Ting.