Aaron B A Shafer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Cophylogeny of Nosema (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) and bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) suggests both cospeciation and a host-switch
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B4P 2R6
    J Parasitol 95:198-203. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Placing the mountain goat: a total evidence approach to testing alternative hypotheses
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9 Canada
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 55:18-25. 2010
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint First detection of Nosema ceranae, a microsporidian parasite of European honey bees (Apis mellifera), in Canada and central USA
    Geoffrey R Williams
    Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada B4P 2R6
    J Invertebr Pathol 97:189-92. 2008
  9. pmc Environmental, biological and anthropogenic effects on grizzly bear body size: temporal and spatial considerations
    Scott E Nielsen
    Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H1, Canada
    BMC Ecol 13:31. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships among Nearctic shrews of the genus Sorex (Insectivora, Soricidae) inferred from combined cytochrome b and inter-SINE fingerprint data using Bayesian analysis
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:192-203. 2007

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Publications11

  1. 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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  2. 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...
  3. 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
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Cophylogeny of Nosema (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) and bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) suggests both cospeciation and a host-switch
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B4P 2R6
    J Parasitol 95:198-203. 2009
    ..ceranae host-switching to a species of Bombus. The reported events offer insight into the evolutionary history of these organisms and may explain host specificity and virulence of Nosema in these economically important insects...
  5. doi request reprint Placing the mountain goat: a total evidence approach to testing alternative hypotheses
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9 Canada
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 55:18-25. 2010
    ..Our study represents the first explicit testing of all hypotheses for the placement of mountain goats and supports a relatively basal position for the taxon...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint First detection of Nosema ceranae, a microsporidian parasite of European honey bees (Apis mellifera), in Canada and central USA
    Geoffrey R Williams
    Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada B4P 2R6
    J Invertebr Pathol 97:189-92. 2008
    ..We detected for the first time N. ceranae in Canada and central USA. One haplotype of N. ceranae was identified; its virulence may differ from that of other haplotypes...
  9. pmc Environmental, biological and anthropogenic effects on grizzly bear body size: temporal and spatial considerations
    Scott E Nielsen
    Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H1, Canada
    BMC Ecol 13:31. 2013
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships among Nearctic shrews of the genus Sorex (Insectivora, Soricidae) inferred from combined cytochrome b and inter-SINE fingerprint data using Bayesian analysis
    Aaron B A Shafer
    Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:192-203. 2007
    ..However, there is considerable phylogenetic potential stemming from inter-SINE fingerprinting...
  11. pmc Does learning or instinct shape habitat selection?
    Scott E Nielsen
    Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e53721. 2013
    ..These results suggest that habitat selection in grizzly bears are partly learned from their mothers, which could have implications for the translocation of wildlife to novel environments...