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Genetic Structure of Ozark Big-eared Bat Populations and the Establishment of an Unobtrusive Population Monitoring Program

Ozark big-eared bat (endangered) in eastern Oklahoma

Duration

October 2010 - September 2013

Narrative

We seek to develop a panel of variable genetic markers that are relatively inexpensive, easy to use, versatile enough to be adaptable to a variety of tissue sources (membrane punches, fecal matter) and allow for the long-term genetic monitoring of populations of Ozark Big-eared bats with minimal disturbance. We are using these genetic markers to obtain information on the genetic structure of populations of Ozark Big-eared Bats throughout their range in Oklahoma and Arkansas. We also will develop protocols using these nuclear genetic markers for long-term, unobtrusive genetic monitoring of populations of Ozark Big-eared Bat in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 234

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 671

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4326

 

Personnel

  • David LeslieCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey