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Data from: Female American black bears do not alter space use or movements to reduce infanticide risk

D. Cody Norton, Jerrold L. Belant, John G. Bruggink, Dean E. Beyer, Nathan J. Svoboda & Tyler R. Petroelje
Infanticide occurs in a variety of animal species and infanticide risk has large implications for the evolution of behavior. Further, the sex hypothesis of sexual segregation predicts that for species in which infanticide occurs, females with dependent young will avoid males to reduce risk of sexually-selected infanticide. Infanticide risk-avoidance behavior has been studied primarily in social species, but also occurs in some solitary species. We used generalized linear mixed models to determine if space use...

Data from: Coalescent models characterize sources and demographic history of recent round goby colonization of Great Lakes and inland waters

Nicholas Sard, John Robinson, Jeannette Kanefsky, Seth Herbst & Kim Scribner
The establishment and spread of aquatic invasive species is ecologically and economically harmful and a source of conservation concern internationally. Processes of species invasion have traditionally been inferred from observational data of species presence/absence and relative abundance. However, genetic-based approaches can provide valuable sources of inference. Restriction-site associated DNA sequencing was used to identify and genotype single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) loci for Round Gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) (N=440) from 18 sampling locations in the Great Lakes...

Data from: Comparison of fish detections, community diversity, and relative abundance using environmental DNA metabarcoding and traditional gears

Nicholas M. Sard, Seth J. Herbst, Lucas Nathan, Genelle Uhrig, Jeannette Kanefsky, John D. Robinson & Kim T. Scribner
Background Detecting species at low abundance, including aquatic invasive species (AIS), is critical for making informed management decisions. Environmental DNA (eDNA) methods have become a powerful tool for rare or cryptic species detection; however, many eDNA assays offer limited utility for community‐level analyses due to their use of species‐specific (presence/absence) ‘barcodes’. Metabarcoding methods provide information on entire communities based on sequencing of all taxon‐specific barcodes within an eDNA sample. Aims Evaluate measures of fish species...

Data from: American marten and fisher do not segregate in space and time during winter in a mixed-forest system

Elizabeth Croose, Florent Bled, Nicholas L. Fowler, & Jerrold L. Belant
Understanding the mechanisms of coexistence between ecologically similar species is an important issue in ecology. Carnivore coexistence may be facilitated by spatial segregation, temporal avoidance, and differential habitat selection. American martens Martes americana and fishers Pekania pennanti are medium‐sized mustelids that occur sympatrically across portions of North America, yet mechanisms of coexistence between the two species are not fully understood. We assessed spatial and temporal partitioning in martens and fishers in the Upper Peninsula of...

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  • 2019

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  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • State University of New York
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Georgia
  • State University of New York at Oswego
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee