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dc.contributor.authorAlstad, Travis I
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:26:15Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:26:15Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otheralstad_travis_i_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/alstad_travis_i_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26218
dc.description.abstractThis project investigated the genetic population structure of the red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis), specifically as it pertains to translocations at three restoration sites and one donor population. We calculated F-statistics in an AMOVA framework using microsatellite loci and mitochondrial haplotypes to assess population differentiation and inbreeding in the red-cockaded woodpecker. The results of the study suggested that range-wide translocations can mitigate some of the detrimental effects associated with population fragmentation. However, the results also showed that there are still sufficient reasons to be concerned about the genetic health of small isolated populations of P. borealis. We developed both nuclear microsatellite and mitochondrial genetic markers for this study and these markers could be useful for future studies of red-cockaded woodpecker population characteristics and ecology. In addition, we developed two DNA based methods for sexing P. borealis that could be useful for studies of sex-ratio as well as monitoring purposes.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectRed-cockaded woodpecker
dc.subjectPicoides borealis
dc.subjecttranslocation
dc.subjectmicrosatellite
dc.subjectpopulation structure
dc.subjectAMOVA
dc.subjectsex-ratio
dc.titleConservation genetics of the red-cockaded woodpecker
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorRobert Warren
dc.description.advisorCampbell J. Nairn
dc.description.committeeRobert Warren
dc.description.committeeCampbell J. Nairn
dc.description.committeeRobert J. Cooper
dc.description.committeeL. Mike Conner


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