David W Coltman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Depauperate genetic variability detected in the American and European bison using genomic techniques
    Cino Pertoldi
    Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Białowieza, Poland
    Biol Direct 4:48; discussion 48. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Evolutionary rebound from selective harvesting
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:117-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Molecular ecological approaches to studying the evolutionary impact of selective harvesting in wildlife
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9
    Mol Ecol 17:221-35. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Selection and genetic (co)variance in bighorn sheep
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9, Canada
    Evolution 59:1372-82. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Testing marker-based estimates of heritability in the wild
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9, Canada
    Mol Ecol 14:2593-9. 2005
  6. pmc Genetic linkage map of a wild genome: genomic structure, recombination and sexual dimorphism in bighorn sheep
    Jocelyn Poissant
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Genomics 11:524. 2010
  7. pmc Quantitative genetics and sex-specific selection on sexually dimorphic traits in bighorn sheep
    Jocelyn Poissant
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
    Proc Biol Sci 275:623-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Sexing the Sciuridae: a simple and accurate set of molecular methods to determine sex in tree squirrels, ground squirrels and marmots
    Jamieson C Gorrell
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
    Mol Ecol Resour 12:806-9. 2012
  9. doi request reprint (Lack of) genetic diversity in immune genes predates glacial isolation in the North American mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus)
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
    J Hered 103:371-9. 2012
  10. pmc Does reduced heterozygosity influence dispersal? A test using spatially structured populations in an alpine ungulate
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biological Sciences CW 405, Biological Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Biol Lett 7:433-5. 2011

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Depauperate genetic variability detected in the American and European bison using genomic techniques
    Cino Pertoldi
    Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Białowieza, Poland
    Biol Direct 4:48; discussion 48. 2009
    ..This result in improved possibilities for 1) estimating genetic relationships among individuals and 2) designing breeding strategies which attempt to preserve or reduce polymorphism in ecologically relevant genes and/or entire blocks...
  2. doi request reprint Evolutionary rebound from selective harvesting
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:117-8. 2008
    ..This is the first study to use contrasting temporal patterns of natural and harvest selection pressures to account for observed trait changes...
  3. doi request reprint Molecular ecological approaches to studying the evolutionary impact of selective harvesting in wildlife
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9
    Mol Ecol 17:221-35. 2008
    ..Programs that utilize molecular genetic tools will be better positioned to assess the long-term evolutionary impact of artificial selection on the evolutionary trajectory and viability of harvested populations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Selection and genetic (co)variance in bighorn sheep
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9, Canada
    Evolution 59:1372-82. 2005
    ..Trade-offs in the form of negative genetic or phenotypic correlations among the traits we have measured do not appear to constrain the potential for evolution in this population...
  5. ncbi request reprint Testing marker-based estimates of heritability in the wild
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9, Canada
    Mol Ecol 14:2593-9. 2005
    ..The high degree of uncertainty in marker-based estimates suggests that the method may be sufficient to detect the presence of genetic variance for highly heritable traits, but not sufficiently reliable to estimate genetic parameters...
  6. pmc Genetic linkage map of a wild genome: genomic structure, recombination and sexual dimorphism in bighorn sheep
    Jocelyn Poissant
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Genomics 11:524. 2010
    ..We then assessed variability in genomic structure and recombination rates between bighorn sheep populations and sheep species...
  7. pmc Quantitative genetics and sex-specific selection on sexually dimorphic traits in bighorn sheep
    Jocelyn Poissant
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
    Proc Biol Sci 275:623-8. 2008
    ..The absence of detectable sexually antagonistic selection suggests that currently there are no sexual conflicts at loci influencing horn volume and body mass...
  8. doi request reprint Sexing the Sciuridae: a simple and accurate set of molecular methods to determine sex in tree squirrels, ground squirrels and marmots
    Jamieson C Gorrell
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
    Mol Ecol Resour 12:806-9. 2012
    ..PCR co-amplification yields two products for males and one for females that are easily visualized as bands by agarose gel electrophoresis. Our method provides simple and reliable sex determination across a wide range of squirrel species...
  9. doi request reprint (Lack of) genetic diversity in immune genes predates glacial isolation in the North American mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus)
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
    J Hered 103:371-9. 2012
    ..These data suggest that although they have low levels of diversity at the 4 of 5 immune loci, mountain goats may be better equipped for future climate oscillations and pathogen exposure than previously thought...
  10. pmc Does reduced heterozygosity influence dispersal? A test using spatially structured populations in an alpine ungulate
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biological Sciences CW 405, Biological Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Biol Lett 7:433-5. 2011
    ..This study is the first to provide empirical evidence that heterozygosity is associated with dispersal...
  11. ncbi request reprint Habitat selection predicts genetic relatedness in an alpine ungulate
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biological Sciences, CW 405, Biological Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
    Ecology 93:1317-29. 2012
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  12. pmc Mountain pine beetle host-range expansion threatens the boreal forest
    Catherine I Cullingham
    Department of Biological Sciences, CW405 Biological Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9, Canada
    Mol Ecol 20:2157-71. 2011
    ..The consequences of host-range expansion for the vast boreal ecosystem could be significant...
  13. doi request reprint Sex-specific genetic variance and the evolution of sexual dimorphism: a systematic review of cross-sex genetic correlations
    Jocelyn Poissant
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
    Evolution 64:97-107. 2010
    ..Most importantly, we confirm that sex-specific genetic variance is an important contributor to the evolution of SD by validating the prediction of a negative correlation between r(MF) and SD...
  14. doi request reprint Of glaciers and refugia: a decade of study sheds new light on the phylogeography of northwestern North America
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biological Sciences, CW 405 Biological Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
    Mol Ecol 19:4589-621. 2010
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  15. pmc Phylogeographic insights into an irruptive pest outbreak
    Catherine I Cullingham
    Department of Biological Sciences, CW405 Biological Sciences Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9, Canada
    Ecol Evol 2:908-19. 2012
    ..Our data highlight the need for caution in interpreting phylogeographic results for species with similar demographics...
  16. pmc Something Darwin didn't know about barnacles: spermcast mating in a common stalked species
    Marjan Barazandeh
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122919. 2013
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  17. pmc Characterizing the physical and genetic structure of the lodgepole pine × jack pine hybrid zone: mosaic structure and differential introgression
    Catherine I Cullingham
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada
    Evol Appl 5:879-91. 2012
    ..The results of this study suggest that the hybrid zone is complex and influenced by environmental constraints. As a result of this analysis, range limits should be redefined...
  18. doi request reprint Spatial genetic structure of the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreak in western Canada: historical patterns and contemporary dispersal
    G D N Gayathri Samarasekera
    Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada V2N 4Z9
    Mol Ecol 21:2931-48. 2012
    ..This study illustrates a rapid range-wide response to the removal of climatic constraints, and the potential for range expansion of a regional population...
  19. doi request reprint Short reads, circular genome: skimming solid sequence to construct the bighorn sheep mitochondrial genome
    Joshua M Miller
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
    J Hered 103:140-6. 2012
    ..This technique will become increasingly applicable as the number of taxa with some level of genome sequence rises...
  20. doi request reprint Adopting kin enhances inclusive fitness in asocial red squirrels
    Jamieson C Gorrell
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
    Nat Commun 1:22. 2010
    ..By focusing on adoption in an asocial species, our study provides a clear test of Hamilton's rule that explains the persistence of occasional altruism in a natural mammal population...
  21. doi request reprint Hot spots of genetic diversity descended from multiple Pleistocene refugia in an alpine ungulate
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biological Sciences, CW 405, Biological Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
    Evolution 65:125-38. 2011
    ..These results improve our understanding of how historical vicariance and contemporary fragmentation influence population differentiation, and have implications for conserving the adaptive potential of alpine populations and habitat...
  22. doi request reprint Polymorphisms at the PRNP gene influence susceptibility to chronic wasting disease in two species of deer (Odocoileus Spp.) in western Canada
    Gregory A Wilson
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 72:1025-9. 2009
    ..A greater knowledge of the genetic sources of heterogeneity in CWD susceptibility may improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the CWD epidemic in western Canada...
  23. doi request reprint Population structure of ice-breeding seals
    Corey S Davis
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G2E9, Canada
    Mol Ecol 17:3078-94. 2008
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  24. doi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of North American Branchiobdellida (Annelida: Clitellata)
    Bronwyn W Williams
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:30-42. 2013
    ..We found a high rate (49%) of inconsistency in GenBank-archived sequences, over 70% of which can be attributed to field- or laboratory-based error...
  25. doi request reprint Comparative phylogeography, genetic differentiation and contrasting reproductive modes in three fungal symbionts of a multipartite bark beetle symbiosis
    Amanda D Roe
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Mol Ecol 20:584-600. 2011
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  26. doi request reprint Sexually selected behaviour: red squirrel males search for reproductive success
    Jeffrey E Lane
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    J Anim Ecol 78:296-304. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the strength of sexual selection on behavioural traits in this mating system equalled previous estimates for morphological traits in female defence mating systems...
  27. doi request reprint Genetic structure of invasive earthworms Dendrobaena octaedra in the boreal forest of Alberta: insights into introduction mechanisms
    Erin K Cameron
    Integrated Landscape Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
    Mol Ecol 17:1189-97. 2008
    ..Focusing management efforts on areas where multiple introductions are likely to occur may help to reduce invasive species' potential for adaptive evolution and subsequent rapid spread...
  28. ncbi request reprint Selection on mothers and offspring: whose phenotype is it and does it matter?
    Alastair J Wilson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:451-63. 2005
    ..Our results highlight how selection regimes may vary depending on the assignment of reproductive and early life-history traits to either offspring or maternal phenotype...
  29. ncbi request reprint Genetic constraints and sexual dimorphism in immune defense
    Jens Rolff
    Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:1844-50. 2005
    ..We furthermore show negative genetic correlations, strong indications of trade-offs, between immune traits for two pairs of traits in females...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ontogenetic patterns in heritable variation for body size: using random regression models in a wild ungulate population
    Alastair J Wilson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 166:E177-92. 2005
    ..However, by facilitating more efficient data use where phenotypic sampling is incomplete, random regression should allow better estimation of genetic (co)variances for size and growth traits in natural populations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Selection on heritable seasonal phenotypic plasticity of body mass
    Fanie Pelletier
    Division of Biology and Natural Environment Research Council Center for Population Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Evolution 61:1969-79. 2007
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  32. ncbi request reprint Undesirable evolutionary consequences of trophy hunting
    David W Coltman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 426:655-8. 2003
    ..Declines in mean breeding values for weight and horn size therefore occurred in response to unrestricted trophy hunting, resulting in the production of smaller-horned, lighter rams, and fewer trophies...
  33. pmc Unexpected heterozygosity in an island mouflon population founded by a single pair of individuals
    Renaud Kaeuffer
    Canada Research Chair in behavioural ecology and GRECA, Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CP 8888 succursale centre ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 274:527-33. 2007
    ..This study shows the importance of longitudinal genetic surveys for understanding the mechanisms that regulate genetic diversity in wild populations...
  34. ncbi request reprint The effects of cyclic dynamics and mating system on the effective size of an island mouflon population
    Renaud Kaeuffer
    Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CP 8888 succursale centre ville, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3P8
    Mol Ecol 16:4482-92. 2007
    ..Based on individual-based simulations, we suggest that despite a strongly female-biased sex ratio, the effects of the mating system on the effective population size more closely resemble random mating or weak polygyny...
  35. pmc Local effects of inbreeding on embryo number and consequences for genetic diversity in Kerguelen mouflon
    Renaud Kaeuffer
    Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CP 8888 succursale centre ville, Montreal, QC, Canada H3B 3P8
    Biol Lett 4:504-7. 2008
    ..The genetics of embryo number coupled with cyclic dynamics could play a central role in promoting genetic variation in this population...
  36. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary genetics: differentiation by dispersal
    David W Coltman
    Nature 433:23-4. 2005