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Hunter ME, Nico L. Genetic diversity and relatedness of wild and captive non-native Asian black carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus, in the Mississippi River Basin. In prep.
Hart KM, Hunter ME, King TL, Young CC. Regional differentiation among populations of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). In prep.
Hunter ME, Mignucci-Giannoni AA, Tucker KP, King T,
Hunter ME,* Tucker KP,* Bonde RK, Austin JD, Clark AG, Beck CA,
*These authors contributed equally to this work
Hunter ME, Pawlitz R (2012) Using genetic research to inform imperiled and invasive species management. USGS Fact Sheet: 2012-3017. http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs20123017
Hunter ME, Auil-Gomez NE, Bonde RK, Powell J, McGuire PM. (2010) Low genetic variation and evidence of limited dispersal in the in the regionally important Belize manatee. Animal Conservation, 13:6, 592-602.
Hunter ME, Broderick D, Ovenden JR, Pause KC, Bonde RK, McGuire PM, and Lanyon JM. (2010) Cross-species comparison of Australian dugong and Florida manatee microsatellite loci and the characterization of highly informative marker-panels. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10:2, 368-377.
Pause KC, Nourisson C,
Kellogg ME, Burkett S, Dennis TR, Stone G, Gray BA, McGuire PM, Zori RT, Stanyon R. (2007) Chromosome painting in the manatee supports Afrotheria and Paenungulata. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7:6. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/7/6
My Science Topics
My USGS Science Strategy AreasUnderstanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change
Climate Variability & Change
Margaret Hunter's research focuses on conservation genetics and genomics of threatened species. She also uses population genetics to investigate invasive species. She has a special interest in landscape genetics, transcriptomics (the relationship of gene sequences to biological function), and utilizing the technique of next-generation sequencing to answer research questions. For summaries of her research projects, please visit: http://ecosystems.usgs.gov/genetics_genomics/conservation_genetics_mammals
Photo Credit: Invasive lionfish in Puerto Rico. Antonio Mignucci, Puerto Rico Manatee Conservation Center
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Photo: Manatees are netted and brought into a boat for health assessments and tracking studies in Brazil. Michael Lusk, USFWS
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