Publications

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2021

Yi X, Latch EK (2021) Nonrandom missing data can bias PCA inference of population genetic structure. Molecular Ecology Resources, In Press.

Giglio RM, Rocke TE, Osorio JE, Latch EK (2021) Characterizing patterns of genomic variation in the threatened Utah prairie dog: Implications for conservation. Evolutionary Applications, 14, 1036-1051.

Alminas OSV, Heffelfinger JR, Statham MJ, Latch EK (2021) Phylogeography of Cedros and Tiburon Island mule deer in North America’s desert southwest. Journal of Heredity, 112, 260-275.

Hardy BM, Pope KL, Latch EK (2021) Genomic signatures of demographic declines in an imperiled amphibian inform conservation action. Animal Conservation, Early View.

Latch EK, Gee KL, Webb SL, Honeycutt RL, DeYoung RW, Gonzales RA, Demarais S, Toby R (2021) Genetic consequences of fence confinement in a population of white-tailed deer. Diversity, 13, 126.

2020

Latch EK (2020) Integrating genomics into conservation management. Molecular Ecology Res, 20, 1455-1457.

Yi X, Donner DM, Marquardt PE, Palmer JM, Jusino MA, Frair, J, Latch EK (2020) Major histocompatibility complex variation is similar in little brown bats before and after white-nose syndrome outbreak. Ecology and Evolution, 10, 10031-10043.

Oyler-McCance SJ, Latch EK, Leberg PL (2020) Conservation genetics and molecular ecology in wildlife management. Chapter 25 in The Wildlife Techniques Manual (ed: Silvy NJ), 8th Johns Hopkins University Press. Pages 554-580.

2019

Haines ML, Luikart G, Amish SJ, Smith S, Latch EK (2019) Evidence for adaptive introgression of exons across a hybrid swarm in deer. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19, 199.

Jost L, Archer F, Flanagan S, Gaggiotti O, Hoban S, Latch EK (2018) Differentiation measures for conservation genetics. Evolutionary Applications, 11, 1139-1148.

Flanagan S, Forester B, Latch E, Aitken S, Hoban H (2018) Guidelines for planning genomic assessment and monitoring of locally adaptive variation to inform species conservation. Evolutionary Applications, 11, 1035-1052.

2018

Giglio RM, Ivy JA, Jones LC, Latch EK (2018) Pedigree-based genetic management improves bison conservation. Journal of Wildlife Management, 82, 766-774.

Martchenko D, Prewer E, Latch EK, Kyle CJ, Shafer ABA (2018) Population genomics of ungulates. Pages 185-209 In: Population Genomics: Wildlife (ed Hohenlohe P), Springer Publishing, New York

2017

Mulder KP, Walde AP, Boarman WI, Woodman AP, Latch EK, Fleischer RC (2017) No paternal genetic integration in desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) following translocation into an existing population. Biological Conservation, 210, 318-324.    [News article on Smithsonian website]

Hapeman PA, Latch EK, Rhodes OE, Swanson BJ, Kilpatrick CW (2017) Genetic population structure of fishers (Pekania pennanti) in the Great Lakes region: remnants and reintroductions. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 95, 869-876.

2016

Kierepka EM and Latch EK (2016) High gene flow in the American badger overrides habitat preferences and limits broadscale genetic structure. Molecular Ecology, 25, 6055-6076.

Powell JH, Cosart T, Amish SJ, Haynes GD, Luikart G, Latch EK (2016) Identifying SNPs and candidate genes associated with lineage divergence: use of next-generation targeted resequencing in mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus). Molecular Ecology Resources, 16, 1165-1172.  (Special Issue: Sequence Capture)

Martinsen ES, McInerney N, Brightman H, Ferebee K, Walsh T, McShea W, Forrester T, Ware L, Joyner PH, Perkins SL, Latch EK, Yabsley MJ, Schall JJ, Fleischer RC (2016) Hidden in plain sight: Endemic malaria parasites in the iconic North American white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Science Advances, 2, e1501486.    [Covered in many news outlets including ScienceMag and IFLScience]

Giglio RM, Ivy JA, Jones LC, Latch EK (2016) Evaluation of alternative management strategies for maintenance of genetic variation in wildlife populations. Animal Conservation, 19, 380-390.

Kierepka EM and Latch EK (2016) Fine-scale landscape genetics of the American badger (Taxidea taxus): disentangling landscape effects and sampling artifacts in a poorly understood species. Heredity, 116, 33-43.

2015

Kierepka EM, Latch EK (2015) Performance of partial statistics in individual-based landscape genetics. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15, 512-525.

Anderson SJ, Kierepka EM, Swihart RK, Latch EK, Rhodes OE (2015) Assessing the permeability of landscape features to animal movement: using genetic structure to infer functional connectivity. PLoS ONE, 10(2): e0117500.

Mowry RA, Schneider TM, Latch EK, Gompper ME, Beringer J, Eggert LS (2015) Genetics and the successful reintroduction of the Missouri river otter. Animal Conservation, 18, 196-206.

2014

Latch EK, Reding DM, Heffelfinger JR, Alcala-Galvan CH, Rhodes OE (2014) Range-wide analysis of genetic structure in a widespread, highly mobile species (Odocoileus hemionus) reveals the importance of historical biogeography. Molecular Ecology, 23, 3171-3190.

Hapeman P, Latch EK, Rhodes OE, Kilpatrick CW (2014) When recent and evolutionary histories meet: deciphering temporal events from contemporary patterns of mtDNA from fishers (Martes pennanti) in north-eastern North America. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 52, 331-337.

2012

Heim BC, Ivy JA, Latch EK (2012) A suite of microsatellite markers optimized for amplification of DNA from addax (Addax nasomaculatus) blood preserved on FTA cards. Zoo Biology, 31, 98-106.

Haynes GD, Latch EK (2012) Identification of novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in deer (Odocoileus spp.) using the Bovine SNP50 bead chip. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36536.

Kierepka EM, Latch EK, Swanson BJ (2012) Influence of sampling scheme on the inference of sex-biased gene flow in the American badger (Taxidea taxus). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 90, 1231-1242.

2011

Latch EK, Kierepka EA, Heffelfinger JR, Rhodes OE (2011) Hybrid swarm between divergent lineages of mule deer. Molecular Ecology, 20, 5265-5279.

Latch EK, Boarman WI, Walde A, Fleischer RC (2011) Fine-scale analysis reveals cryptic landscape genetic structure in desert tortoises. PLoS ONE, 6(11): e27794.

Beatty WS, Liu Z, Latch EK, Nelson T (2011) Genetic assessment of the red squirrel in Illinois: Immigrant of exotic?. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75, 1236-1242.

Hapeman P, Latch EK, Fike JA, Rhodes OE, Kilpatrick CW (2011) Landscape genetics of fishers (Martes pennanti) in the Northeast: Dispersal barriers and historical influences. Journal of Heredity, 102, 251-259.

2010

Rhodes OE, Latch EK (2010) Wildlife reintroductions: conceptual development and application of theory. Pp 296-319 in: Molecular approaches in natural resource conservation and management (eds DeWoody JA, Bickham JW, Michler C, Nichols K, Rhodes OE, Woeste K). Cambridge University Press.

2009

Latch EK, Heffelfinger JA, Fike JA, Rhodes OE (2009) Species-wide phylogeography of North American mule deer: cryptic glacial refugia and postglacial recolonization. Molecular Ecology, 18, 1730-1745.

Latch EK, Ivy JA (2009) Meshing molecules and management: a new era for natural resource conservation. Biology Letters, 5, 3-4.

2008

Latch EK, Amann RA, Jacobson JP, Rhodes OE (2008) Competing hypotheses for the etiology of cryptorchidism in Sitka black-tailed deer: An evaluation of evolutionary alternatives. Animal Conservation, 11, 234-246.

Latch EK, Scognamillo DG, Fike JA, Chamberlain MB, Rhodes OE (2008) Deciphering ecological barriers to North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) gene flow in the Louisiana landscape. Journal of Heredity, 99, 265-274.

Drauch AM, Fisher BE, Latch EK, Fike JA, Rhodes OE (2008) Evaluation of a remnant lake sturgeon population’s utility as a source for reintroductions. Conservation Genetics, 9, 1195-1209.

2007

Latch EK, Heffelfinger JR, Wakeling BF, Hanna J, Conrad D, Rhodes OE (2007) Genetic determination of subspecies composition in an unknown Arizona bighorn sheep herd. Proceedings of the Managing Wildlife in the Southwest Symposium (Dec 2005), 1-9.

Latch EK, Mock KE, Rhodes OE (2007) The use of molecular markers in wild turkey management. Proceedings of the National Wild Turkey Symposium, 9, 33-44.

2006

Latch EK, Dharmarajan G, Glaubitz JC, Rhodes OE (2006) Relative performance of Bayesian clustering software for inferring population substructure and individual assignment at low levels of population differentiation. Conservation Genetics, 7, 295-302.

Latch EK, Rhodes OE (2006) Evidence for biases in estimates of genetic structure due to sampling scheme. Animal Conservation, 9, 308-315.

Latch EK, Applegate R, Rhodes OE (2006) Genetic composition of wild turkeys in Kansas following decades of translocations. Journal of Wildlife Management, 70, 1698-1703.

Latch EK, Harveson LA, King JS, Hobson MD, Rhodes OE (2006) Assessing hybridization in wildlife species: A case study of wild turkeys in Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management, 70, 485-492.

2005

Latch EK, Rhodes OE (2005) The effects of gene flow and population isolation on the genetic structure of reintroduced wild turkey populations: Are genetic signatures of source populations retained? Conservation Genetics, 6, 981-997.

2004

Mock KE, Latch EK, Rhodes OE (2004) Assessing losses of genetic diversity due to translocation: long-term case histories in the Merriam’s turkey. Conservation Genetics, 5, 631-645.

2002

Latch EK, Smith EJ, Rhodes OE (2002) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in wild and domestic turkeys. Molecular Ecology Notes, 2, 176-178.