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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: 2

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 11

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 24

Scientific Publications: 84

Presentations: 184

 

Personnel

  • David LeslieCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Links

Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  2. Oklahoma State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute