Publications and preprints

Wielstra B*, McCartney-Melstad E*, Arntzen JW, Butlin RK, Shaffer HB (2018). Phylogenomics of the adaptive radiation of Triturus newts supports gradual ecological niche expansion towards an incrementally aquatic lifestyle. bioRxiv 463752. doi: 10.1101/463752. *Contributed equally.

McCartney-Melstad E, Vu J, Shaffer HB (2018). Genomic data recover previously undetectable fragmentation effects in an endangered amphibian. Molecular Ecology. 27, 4430-4443. doi: 10.1111/mec.14892.

McCartney-Melstad E, Gidis M, Shaffer HB (2018). Population genomic data reveal extreme geographic subdivision and novel conservation actions for the declining foothill yellow-legged frog. Heredity, 121, 112-125. doi: 10.1038/s41437-018-0097-7.

Ashander J, Ralph P, McCartney-Melstad E, Shaffer HB (2018). Demographic inference in a spatially-explicit ecological model from genomic data: a proof of concept for the Mojave Desert Tortoise. bioRxiv 354530. doi: 10.1101/354530.

Shaffer HB, McCartney-Melstad E, Ralph PL, Bradburd G, Lundgren E, Vu J, Hagerty B, Sandmeier F, Weitzman C, Tracy CR (2017). Desert Tortoises in the Genomic Age: Population Genetics and the Landscape. bioRxiv 195743. doi: 10.1101/195743.

Shaffer HB, McCartney-Melstad E, Near TJ, Mount GG, Spinks PQ (2017). Phylogenomic analyses of 539 highly informative loci dates a fully resolved time tree for the major clades of living turtles (Testudines). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 115, 7-15.

Spinks PQ, Thomson RC, McCartney-Melstad E, and Shaffer HB (2016) Phylogeny and temporal diversification of the New World pond turtles (Emydidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 103, 85-97.

McCartney-Melstad E, Mount GG, Shaffer HB (2016) Exon capture optimization in large-genome amphibians. Molecular Ecology Resources, 16, 1084-1094.

McCartney-Melstad E, Shaffer HB (2015) Amphibian molecular ecology and how it has informed conservation. Molecular Ecology, 24, 5084–5109.

Shaffer HB, Gidiş M, McCartney-Melstad E, Neal KM, Oyamaguchi HM, Tellez M, Toffelmier EM. (2015) Conservation Genetics and Genomics of Amphibians and Reptiles. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 3, 113-138.

McCartney-Melstad, E., Waller, T., Micucci, P.A., Barros, M., Draque, J., Amato, G., Mendez, M., 2012. Population Structure and Gene Flow of the Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) in Northern Argentina. PLOS ONE 7, e37473.