COS 63 - Genetics And Molecular Techniques

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
E147-148, Oregon Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Uncovering the current distribution pattern of the rediscovered Hula painted frog (Latonia nigriventer) using environmental DNA
Sharon Renan, Tel Aviv University; Sarig Gafny, Ruppin Academic Center; R. G. Bina Perl, Braunschweig University of Technology; Uri Roll, University of Oxford; Yoram Malka, Israel Nature and Parks Authority; Miguel Vences, Braunschweig University of Technology; Eli Geffen, Tel Aviv University
1:50 PM
 Searching for a signal: Can environmental DNA (eDNA) be used for the early detection of Pacifastacus leniusculus in Scotland?
Kirsten J. Harper, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Michael J. Leaver, University of Stirling; Ngumezi P. Anucha, University of Stirling; Colin W. Bean, Scottish Natural Heritage; James F. Turnbull, University of Stirling
2:10 PM
 Genetic structure of black bears (Ursus americanus) in Alabama
John Draper, Auburn University; Todd Steury, Auburn University; Lisette Waits, University of Idaho; Chris Steury, Auburn University; Stephanie Graham, Auburn University
2:30 PM
 The draft genomes of Aphaenogaster species from across a biogeographic gradient
Matthew K Lau, Harvard University; Aaron M. Ellison, Harvard University; Andrew Nguyen, University of Vermont; Sara Helms Cahan, University of Vermont; Bernice DeMarco, Michigan State University; Clint A. Penick, North Carolina State University; Robert R. Dunn, North Carolina State University; Nathan J. Sanders, University of Vermont; Nicholas J. Gotelli, University of Vermont
2:50 PM
 Conservation genetics of Juncus roemerianus: Crafting an evolutionary insurance plan for the salt marsh
Hayley R. Tumas, University of Georgia; Brian Shamblin, University of Georgia; Mark S. Woodrey, Mississippi State University; Nathan P. Nibbelink, University of Georgia; Richard Chandler, University of Georgia; Campbell Nairn, University of Georgia
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Lowering the detection threshold: eDNA detection of low density juvenile salmon in a controlled experiment
Jeffrey C. MacAdams, University of Victoria; Morgan Hocking, University of Victoria; Ben Koop, University of Victoria; Brian M. Starzomski, Hakai Institute
3:40 PM Cancelled
 A detection protocol that increases the sensitivity of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring for aquatic organisms
Breanna R. Caton, University of Toledo; William V. Sigler, University of Toledo; Carol A. Stepien, University of Toledo; John W. Turner Jr., University of Toledo; Daryl L. Moorhead, University of Toledo; Daryl F. Dwyer, University of Toledo
4:00 PM
 Ripple effect: Expanding eDNA monitoring in ponds from great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) to whole vertebrate assemblages
Lynsey R. Harper, University of Hull; Lori Lawson-Handley, University of Hull; Neil Boonham, Food and Environment Research Agency; Helen C. Rees, The University of Nottingham; Christoph Hahn, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz; Erin Lewis, Food and Environment Research Agency; Ian P. Adams, Food and Environment Research Agency; Peter Brotherton, Natural England; Susanna Phillips, Natural England; Bernd Hänfling, University of Hull
4:20 PM
 Utility of eDNA as a surveillance framework in terrestrial systems
Rafael Valentin, Rutgers University; Julie L. Lockwood, Rutgers University; Anne L. Nielsen, Rutgers University; George C. Hamilton, Rutgers University; Tracy Leskey, USDA-ARS; Dina Fonseca, Rutgers University
4:40 PM
 Co-occurrence of a native and invasive wetland plant species increases rhizosphere bacterial diversity in both species
Bram W. G. Stone, University of Mississippi; Colin R. Jackson, University of Mississippi
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