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Macroevolutionary patterns and processes of diversification in sedges (Cyperaceae), with emphasis on Eleocharis
This dissertation includes three chapters, the first two of which focus on the genus Eleocharis--an ecologically and economically important group of sedges containing over 250 species, with centers of diversity in seasonally ...
Niche separation of grizzly (Ursus arctos) and American black bears (Ursus americanus) in Yellowstone National Park
Three manuscripts constitute the following dissertation. Chapter one studied how sympatric grizzly bears and black bears in Yellowstone National Park relied on different food items to meet their energetic requirements. In ...
Applications of Bayesian skyline plots and approximate Bayesian computation for population demography: A case study of Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus)
The demographic history of a population can be reconstructed from its genetic composition, as populations carry signatures of their evolutionary pasts in their genomes. However, the application of population genetics to ...