Publications

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Noteworthy publications are listed below.


Giant Galapagos Tortoises

Giant tortoise genomes provide insights into longevity and age-related disease
Genome-wide assessment of diversity and divergence among extant Galapagos giant tortoise species
Theory, practice, and conservation in the age of genomics: the Galapagos giant tortoise as a case study
Identification of genetically important individuals of the rediscovered Floreana Galapagos giant tortoises (Chelonoidis elephantopus) provides founders for Species Restoration Program
Naturally rare versus newly rare: demographic inferences on two timescales inform conservation of Galapagos giant tortoises
Lineage fusion in Galapagos giant tortoises
Genetic rediscovery of an ‘extinct’ Galapagos giant tortoise species
Unraveling the peculiarities of island life: vicariance, dispersal and the diversification of the extinct and extant Giant Galapagos Tortoises

 

Tsetse Flies, Trypanosomes, and Symbionts

The population genomics of multiple tsetse fly (Glossina fuscipes fuscipes) admixture zones in Uganda
Uncovering Genomic Regions Associated with Trypanosoma Infections in Wild Populations of the Tsetse Fly Glossina fuscipes
A spatial genetics approach to inform vector control of tsetse flies (Glossina fuscipes fuscipes) in Northern Uganda
Genomic analyses of African Trypanosoma strains to assess evolutionary relationships and identify markers for strain identification
Patterns of genome-wide variation in Glossina fuscipes fuscipes tsetse flies from Uganda
Whole genome sequencing shows sleeping sickness relapse is due to parasite regrowth and not reinfection
Comparative genomics reveals multiple genetic backgrounds of human pathogenicity in the Trypanosoma brucei complex
Glossina fuscipes populations provide insights for Human African Trypanosomiasis transmission in Uganda
Wolbachia association with the tsetse fly, Glossina fuscipes fuscipes, reveals high levels of genetic diversity and complex evolutionary dynamics

 

Norway Rats

Using fine scale spatial genetics of Norway rats to improve control efforts and reduce leptospirosis risk in urban slum environments
Urban population genetics of slum-dwelling rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Salvador, Brazil

 

Ticks and Their Pathogens

Genomic insights into the ancient spread of Lyme disease across North America
Babesia microti from humans and ticks hold a genomic signature of strong population structure in the United States
Vectors as epidemiological sentinels: Patterns of within-tick Borrellia burgdoferi diversity
Whole genome capture of vector-borne pathogens from mixed DNA samples: a case study of Borrelia burgdorferi

 

Forest Pests

Ancient and modern colonization of North America by hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae Annand) (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea), an invasive insect from Asia

 

Aedes albopictus

Population genomics of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus: insights into the recent worldwide invasion