Effects of Climate Change on White-tailed Ptarmigan: changes in microsatelite genotypes over a 40 year time span on Mount Evans Colorado.Entry ID: USGS_FORT_Ptarmigan_climate
Abstract: Investigation into the interaction between ecological and evolutionary responses to global change is an important aspect of climate change studies. An understanding of the genetic basis of phenotypes under selection allows for the prediction and mitigation of climate change effects on the viability of populations. To address this issue, USGS scientists are documenting changes in genetic diversity and allele frequencies in white-tailed ptarmigan from Mt. Evans, Colo., over a 40-year time span. Further, they are attempting to identify genetic markers under selection and to determine whether these markers can be correlated with environmental changes associated with climate change. This study will employ genetics, stable isotope analysis, and traditional population demographics methodologies.
Purpose: Describe and track the abundance, distribution, productivity and health of plants, animals, and ecosystems.
Develop and evaluate techniques, protocols, experimental designs, analytic tools, models, and technologies to measure biological status and trends.
Produce and provide analyses and reports that synthesize information on the status and trends of plants, animals, and ecosystems.
Information used to prepare this metadata was extracted from entries in the USGS BASIS+ database for 8327CN7.8.0 on 20081001
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sarah Oyler-McCance, Cam Aldrige
Dataset Title: Effects of Climate Change on White-tailed Ptarmigan: changes in microsatelite genotypes over a 40 year time span on Mount Evans Colorado.
Dataset Series Name: The Effects of Climate Change on White-tailed Ptarmigan
Dataset Release Date: Unpublished
Dataset Release Place: Fort Collins, CO
Dataset Publisher: USGS Fort Collins Science Center
Data Presentation Form: Maps and Data
Other Citation Details: http://www.fort.usgs.gov/Research/research_tasks.asp?TaskID=2323
Start Date: 1967-01-01Stop Date: 1968-12-31
Start Date: 2007-01-01Stop Date: 2008-12-31
Quality Positive and negative controls were used to validate results. Data were checked for data entry errors.
Access Constraints Contact principal investigator after completion of project.
Use Constraints Contact principal investigator after completion of project.
Data Set Progress
Email: soyler at du.edu
U.S. Geological Survey Fort Collins Center (FORT) 2150 Centre Avenue, Bldg C
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80526-8118
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-10-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-21