User:Tara K. Luckau/Notebook/Team ConGen/2011/08/12

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Meeting with Rulon



existing research

  • VanHoutan 2006,2007 - post-fragmentation levels of vagility may not be the best predictor of how forest fragmentation affects the life history of forest-dependent species
  • Callens et al 2011 - post-fragmentation levels of vagility, without reference to past population connectivity, may not be the best predictor of how forest fragmentation affects the life history of forest-dependent species
  • Carr and Fahrig 2001 - leopard frog Rana pipiens (more vagile), green frog Rana clamitans (less vagile), but similar in demography (clutch size, age class mortality, sexual maturity, decreased larval growth in crowded conditions), thus similar capacity for compensating for increased mortality from road traffic; effect of road traffic on the population abundance; where roads represent a large mortality factor in the matrix, high vagility can place a population at risk.
  • Delaney et al 2010 - vulnerability even of species that are perceived to be common and thereby likely less affected by habitat fragmentation. This may be particularly true for low- vagility organisms, and for those with more specific habitat requirements.
  • look at more behavioral stuff on SCOC and cNEmi's ... dispersal, foraging, territoriality, mating movements
  • two wideranging generalists, that have different behavioral ... get lit to help support ... get the context for the thesis
  • # tissues for each cluster/array


  • finish genotyping all SCOCs (max 30 per cluster)
  • analysis
  • GENEPOP on the web as the first step - takes data (explains how to format) and does basic stats, like heterozygosity, Fst ... also a good start bc other programs use GENEPOP's formatting
  • MICROCHECKER - gives probability of null alleles and other weirdness with markers used
  • GIMLET - identifies any identical genotypes in a given set
  • FSTAT - FST and allelic richness stats
  • STRUCTURE - find spatial and temporal scale data (inputs GENEPOP) - free, good support ... good place to start to see if our grouping is appropriate
  • GENECLASS - Bayesian assignment-based methods (tells if migrants) , including DLR