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Alaska Science Center

Alaska Science Center

4210 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-7000

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Volcano Science Center

Volcano Science Center

4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-7497

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Climate Adaptation Science Center

Climate Adaptation Science Center

4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-301-7830

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Year Published: 1991

Mitochondrial DNA in wildlife forensic science: Species identification of tissues

A common problem in wildlife law enforcement is identifying the species of origin of carcasses, meat, or blood when morphological characters such as hair or bones are not available. Immunological and protein electrophoretic (allozyme or general protein) procedures have been used in species identification with considerable success (Bunch et al....

Cronin, Matthew A.; Palmisciano, Daniel A.; Vyse, Ernest R.; Cameron, David G.
Mitochondrial DNA in wildlife forensic science: species identification of tissues; 1991; Article; Journal; Wildlife Society Bulletin; Cronin, M. A.; Palmisciano, D. A.; Vyse, E.; Cameron, D.

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Mitochondrial and nuclear genetic relationships of deer (Odocoileus spp.) in western North America

Odocoileus hemionus (mule deer and black-tailed deer) and Odocoileus virginanus (white-tailed deer) are sympatric in western North America and are characterized by distinct morphology, behavior, and allozyme allele frequencies. However, there is discordance among nuclear and mitochondrial genetic relationships, as mule deer (O. h. hemionus) and...

Cronin, Matthew A.
Mitochondrial and nuclear genetic relationships of deer (Odocoileus spp.) in weatern North America; 1991; Article; Journal; Canadian Journal of Zoology; Cronin, M. A.

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Mitochondrial-DNA phylogeny of deer (Cervidae)

Birds have extremely varied reproductive strategies. As such, the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can greatly differ across avian species. Precocial species, such as Japanese quail appear to be most sensitive to EDC effects during embryonic development, particularly sexual differentiation. A great deal is known about the ontogeny...

Cronin, M.A.
Mitochondrial-DNA phylogeny of deer (Cervidae); 1991; Article; Journal; Journal of Mammalogy; Cronin, M. A.

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Mortality of seabirds in the Japanese land-based gillnet fishery for salmon

Mortality rates of seabirds in the Japanese land-based drift gillnet fishery for salmon were assessed from 413 gillnet sets made by Japanese research vessels in offshore areas used by the commercial fleet. Sixteen species of seabirds were recorded in nets. Shearwaters, primarily Short-tailed Shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris), and to a lesser...

DeGange, Anthony R.; Day, Robert H.

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Observations on habitat use, breeding chronology and parental care in Bristle-thighed Curlews on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska

Results from an intensive survey in 1989 of one of the two known breeding localities of Bristle-thighed Curlews Numenius tahitiensis are reported. During the pre-nesting period birds confined most of their activity to two vegetation communities: shrub meadow tundra and low shrub/tussock tundra. During nesting more than half the Curlews seen were...

Gill, Robert E.; Lanctot, Richard B.; Mason, J.D.; Handel, Colleen M.

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Patterns of seabird and marine mammal carcass deposition along the central California coast, 1980-1986

At monthly intervals from February 1980 through December 1986, a 14.5-km section of central California coastline was systematically surveyed for beach-cast carcasses of marine birds and mammals. Five hundred and fifty-four bird carcasses and 194 marine mammal carcasses were found. Common murres, western grebes, and Brandt's cormorants composed 45...

Bodkin, James L.; Jameson, Ronald J.
Patterns of seabird and marine mammal carcass deposition along the central California coast, 1980-1986; 1991; Article; Journal; Canadian Journal of Zoology; Bodkin, J. L.; Jameson, R.

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Seasonal abundance and vertical distribution of capelin (Mallotus villosus) in relation to water temperature at a coastal site off eastern Newfoundland

The seasonal abundance and vertical distribution of capelin in relation to water temperature have been investigated by conducting repeated hydroacoustic surveys at a coastal site off eastern Newfoundland. Water temperatures were warmer in 1983 than in 1984 as indicated by the earlier appearance and greater depth of the seasonal thermocline....

Methven, David A.; Piatt, John F.

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Seasonal patterns of prey availability and the foraging behavior of arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus) in a waterfowl nesting area

The foraging behavior of arctic foxes was observed in a waterfowl nesting area on the Yukon–Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska in 1985–1986. Observations were made during peak fox activity from two towers, 3 m high, located in different community types. Data were collected continuously for individual foxes on specific activities, the community in which...

Stickney, Alice

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Spatial heterogeneity of mitochondrial DNA and allozymes among populations of white-tailed deer and mule deer

A raccoon. (Procyon lotor) was observed in a weakened condition for several days at a farm a few miles east of Salisbury, Maryland. It was then caught and held in captivity for a few days. It continued to become weaker and on May 3, 1954, B. Mixon of the Maryland Department of Game and Inland Fish submitted it to us for study. There was no...

Cronin, M.A.; Nelson, M.; Pac, D.
Spatial heterogeneity of mitochondrial DNA and allozymes among populations of white-tailed deer and mule deer; 1991; Article; Journal; Journal of Heredity; Cronin, M. A.; Nelson, M.; Pac, D.

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The ecological and evolutionary consequences of body size: Introductory remarks

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Bell, Ben D.; Cossee, R.O.; Flux, J.E.C.; Heather, B.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Robertson, C.J.R.; Williams, M.J.; Piatt, John F.

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Variable first prebasic molt in Rio Grande and Merriam's wild turkeys

Gallinaceous birds typically retain the juvenal ninth (JIX) and tenth (JX) primary wing feathers during the first prebasic molt (Petrides 1945, terminology follows Humphrey and Parkes 1959). However, not all Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) retain JIX and JX during this molt. Some retain only JX (reviewed by Lewis 1967), and in 21% of 125...

Schmutz, Joel A.; Hoffman, Richard W.

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Vegetation patterns and environmental gradients in coastal meadows on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska

Tundra vegetation and environmental variables were sampled on the Yukon–Kuskokwim delta in western Alaska. On transects extending from intertidal mudflat to upland tundra, we estimated cover by vascular plant species, soil moisture, salinity, relative elevation, depth to permafrost, and distance upriver from the coast. Two-way indicator species...

Kincheloe, Karen L.; Stehn, Robert A.

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