S K Wasser

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patterns of molecular genetic variation among African elephant populations
    Kenine E Comstock
    Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, D4 100, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Mol Ecol 11:2489-98. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Reproductive control in wild baboons measured by fecal steroids
    S K Wasser
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Biol Reprod 55:393-9. 1996
  3. pmc Assigning African elephant DNA to geographic region of origin: applications to the ivory trade
    Samuel K Wasser
    Department of Biology, Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washington, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:14847-52. 2004
  4. pmc Using DNA to track the origin of the largest ivory seizure since the 1989 trade ban
    Samuel K Wasser
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:4228-33. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive measures of reproductive function and disturbance in the barred owl, great horned owl, and northern spotted owl
    Samuel K Wasser
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Box 351800, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1046:109-37. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Combating the illegal trade in African elephant ivory with DNA forensics
    Samuel K Wasser
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
    Conserv Biol 22:1065-71. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Non-invasive measurement of thyroid hormone in feces of a diverse array of avian and mammalian species
    Samuel K Wasser
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, P O Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 168:1-7. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint A generalized fecal glucocorticoid assay for use in a diverse array of nondomestic mammalian and avian species
    S K Wasser
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 120:260-75. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Techniques for application of faecal DNA methods to field studies of Ursids
    S K Wasser
    Centre for Wildlife Conservation, Seattle, WA 98103 5897, USA
    Mol Ecol 6:1091-7. 1997
  10. ncbi request reprint Analysis of fecal glucocorticoids in the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
    Kathleen E Hunt
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 148:260-72. 2006

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Patterns of molecular genetic variation among African elephant populations
    Kenine E Comstock
    Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, D4 100, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Mol Ecol 11:2489-98. 2002
    ..The savannah elephants show significantly lower genetic diversity than forest elephants, probably reflecting a founder effect in the recent history of the savannah species...
  2. ncbi request reprint Reproductive control in wild baboons measured by fecal steroids
    S K Wasser
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Biol Reprod 55:393-9. 1996
    ..g., low social stress and good physical health) enables them to compensate physiologically and behaviorally for effects associated with these relatively harsh offspring survival conditions...
  3. pmc Assigning African elephant DNA to geographic region of origin: applications to the ivory trade
    Samuel K Wasser
    Department of Biology, Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washington, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:14847-52. 2004
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  4. pmc Using DNA to track the origin of the largest ivory seizure since the 1989 trade ban
    Samuel K Wasser
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:4228-33. 2007
    ..Such outcomes demonstrate the potential of genetic analyses to help combat the expanding wildlife trade by identifying origin(s) of large seizures of contraband ivory. Broader applications to wildlife trade are discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive measures of reproductive function and disturbance in the barred owl, great horned owl, and northern spotted owl
    Samuel K Wasser
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Box 351800, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1046:109-37. 2005
    ..Collectively, these studies show that noninvasive fecal hormone measurements show great promise for noninvasive assessment of reproduction and stress in wild owls...
  6. doi request reprint Combating the illegal trade in African elephant ivory with DNA forensics
    Samuel K Wasser
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
    Conserv Biol 22:1065-71. 2008
    ..These smuggling strategies could not have been detected by forensic information, which typically begins only at the shipping source...
  7. doi request reprint Non-invasive measurement of thyroid hormone in feces of a diverse array of avian and mammalian species
    Samuel K Wasser
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, P O Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 168:1-7. 2010
    ..Results suggest that thyroid hormone can be accurately and reliably measured in feces, providing important indices for environmental physiology across a diverse array of birds and mammals...
  8. ncbi request reprint A generalized fecal glucocorticoid assay for use in a diverse array of nondomestic mammalian and avian species
    S K Wasser
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 120:260-75. 2000
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  9. ncbi request reprint Techniques for application of faecal DNA methods to field studies of Ursids
    S K Wasser
    Centre for Wildlife Conservation, Seattle, WA 98103 5897, USA
    Mol Ecol 6:1091-7. 1997
    ..Methods are also developed to eliminate the risk of faecal DNA contamination from hair present in faeces...
  10. ncbi request reprint Analysis of fecal glucocorticoids in the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
    Kathleen E Hunt
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 148:260-72. 2006
    ..We conclude that fecal glucocorticoid analysis appears to be a useful measure of adrenal activity and reproductive condition for NARW...
  11. doi request reprint Long-term impacts of poaching on relatedness, stress physiology, and reproductive output of adult female african elephants
    K S Gobush
    Department of Biology, University of Washington, Box 351800, Seattle, Washington 98195 1800, USA
    Conserv Biol 22:1590-9. 2008
    ..These results suggest that long-term negative impacts from poaching of old, related matriarchs have persisted among adult female elephants 1.5 decades after the 1989 ivory ban was implemented...
  12. doi request reprint Eliminating the artificial effect of sample mass on avian fecal hormone metabolite concentration
    Lisa S Hayward
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, WA 98195, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 169:117-22. 2010
    ..These methods have important implications not only for avian studies, but for any study measuring hormone metabolites from small fecal samples...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of long-term preservation methods on fecal glucocorticoid concentrations of grizzly bear and African elephant
    Kathleen E Hunt
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 76:918-28. 2003
  14. ncbi request reprint Validation of a fecal glucocorticoid assay for Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus)
    Kathleen E Hunt
    Department of Biology, University of Washington, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
    Physiol Behav 80:595-601. 2004
    ..More research is needed to address possible sex differences and other possible influences on fecal glucocorticoid concentrations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Isolation of DNA from small amounts of elephant ivory
    Celia Mailand
    Department of Biology, Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 1800, USA
    Nat Protoc 2:2228-32. 2007
    ..The protocol provides 0.8 +/- 0.11 ng microl(-1) (mean +/- s.e., n = 48) of DNA per sample...
  16. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with fecal glucocorticoids in Alaskan brown bears (Ursus arctos horribilis)
    Christina G von der Ohe
    Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 77:313-20. 2004
    ..This study demonstrates that although FG concentrations may be assessed in brown bears, complex dietary patterns and seasonal variations must be taken into consideration in the study design in order to make inferences regarding stress...
  17. ncbi request reprint Assessing reproductive status of right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) using fecal hormone metabolites
    Rosalind M Rolland
    New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 3399, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 142:308-17. 2005
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