David Hafner

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We use analyses of phylogeographic population structure across a suite of 12 mammalian, avian, amphibian, and reptilian species and species-groups to assess the role of Late Miocene to Pleistocene geological history in the evolution of a distinct Baja California Peninsular Desert biota. Comparative examination of phylogroup distributions provides support(More)
Phylogeographic relationships among 26 populations from throughout the geographic range of the Peromyscus eremicus species group are described based on sequence data for a 699-bp fragment of the mitochondrial DNA COIII gene. Distance, maximum-likelihood, and maximum-parsimony analyses of phylogenetic trees generated under four separate character-weighting(More)
Moore Laboratory of Zoology and Department of Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA (JCH, ER) Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA (JEL, MSH) New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA (DJH) Department of Integrative Biology and M. L.(More)
The genetic consequences of climate-driven range fluctuation during the Pleistocene have been well studied for temperate species, but cold-adapted (e.g., alpine, arctic) species that may have responded uniquely to past climatic events have received less attention. In particular, we have no a priori expectation for long-term evolutionary consequences of(More)
Phylogenetic analysis of 699 bp of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) COIII and 450 bp of the cytochrome b genes among 14 species of coarse-haired pocket mice (Heteromyidae: Chaetodipus) corroborated previous indications that genetic divergence between species and species groups within the genus is generally very high, suggesting old times of divergence, and(More)
Aim We studied the history of colonization, diversification and introgression among major phylogroups in the American pika, Ochotona princeps (Lagomorpha), using comparative and statistical phylogeographic methods. Our goal was to understand how Pleistocene climatic fluctuations have shaped the distribution of diversity at mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and(More)
The census transform is becoming increasingly popular in the context of optic flow computation in image sequences. Since it is invariant under monotonically increasing grey value transformations, it forms the basis of an illumination-robust constancy assumption. However, its underlying mathematical concepts have not been studied so far. The goal of our(More)
The life-history traits of pocket gophers and their chewing lice suggest that there is little opportunity for transmission of parasites among pocket gophers, with the exception of transmission from mother to offspring. Herein, we test the hypothesis that lice are transmitted maternally by using an indirect approach that compares the distribution of louse(More)
Incorporating invariances is a popular tool to make computer vision systems more robust under real-world conditions. Since being invariant means ignoring something, every invariance has to come at the price of a loss of information. In our paper, we focus on severe illumination changes and descriptors that are invariant under such challenging conditions.(More)
Nelson and E. A. Goldman surveyed the Peninsula on Phylogenetic analysis of 699 bp of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) COIII and 450 bp of the cytochrome b genes among 14 species of coarse-haired pocket mice (Heteromyidae: Chaetodipus) corroborated previous indications that genetic divergence between species and species groups within the genus is generally(More)