Wednesday, 20 November 2002

This presentation is part of : Display Presentations, Section A. Systematics, Morphology, and Evolution

Population genetics of an edaphic beetle in late successional reserves of the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion

Ryan M. Caesar1, Anthony Cognato1, Michael A. Camann2, and Nancy G. Rappaport3. (1) Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology, College Station, TX, (2) Institute for Forest Canopy Research, Department of Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, (3) USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, 800 Buchanan Street, Berkeley, CA

We studied the population genetics of a common edaphic beetle in the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion, to examine the breadth of genetic conservation within the U.S. Forest Service's late successional reserves (LSR's). Specimens were collected from four LSR's in northern California in May 2002, and these were compared to various populations from non-LSR's. Population genetic variation was assessed using mitochondrial DNA sequences and parsimony analysis. Results are pending at the time of submission of this abstract.

Keywords: molecular, mitochondrial

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