Emy M. Monroe

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Freshwater organisms of North America have had their contemporary genetic structure shaped by vicariant events, especially Pleistocene glaciations. Life history traits promoting dispersal and gene flow continue to shape population genetic structure. Cumberlandia monodonta, a widespread but imperiled (IUCN listed as endangered) freshwater mussel, was(More)
Hine’s emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) is distributed in discrete fen and wet meadow habitats over its range from Ontario, Canada, to Missouri, USA. Habitat destruction in the vicinity of Chicago, IL, and other areas lead to its designation as an US federal endangered species in 1995. Our main goal was to delineate the population genetic structure(More)
We isolated 29 microsatellite loci from Cumberlandia monodonta, a freshwater mussel species that has experienced population declines throughout its range. Seventeen loci were polymorphic, with 3–13 alleles, observed heterozygosity values of 0.375–1.00, and 38% of alleles found in more than one population. These loci should be useful for describing(More)
The US federally endangered Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly (Boloria acrocnema) lives in isolated alpine habitats of the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, USA. Its apparent extirpation from the type locality and its low genetic diversity raised concern in the late 1980s, thus monitoring for this species has continued and genetic samples were collected in(More)
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