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Ksepka, S.P., J.M Rash, N.V. Whelan, S.A. Bullard. (2019) A new species of Myxobolus (Myxozoa: Bivalvulida) infecting the medulla oblongata and nerve cord of brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis in southern Appalachia (New River, North Carolina, USA). Parasitology Research. 118: 3241-3252. DOI: 10.1007200436-019-06472-x

Whelan, N.V., M.P. Galaska, B.N. Sipley, J.M. Weber, P. D. Johnson, K.M. Halanych, B.S. Helms. (2019) Riverscape genetic variation, migration patterns, and morphological variation of the threatened round rocksnail, Leptoxis ampla. Molecular Ecology. 28: 1593-1610. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15032

Bullard, S.A., J.R. Roberts, M.B. Warren, H.R. Dutton, N.V. Whelan, C.F. Ruiz, T.R. Platt, V.V. Tkach, S.V. Brant, K.M. Halanych. (2019) Neotropical turtle blood flukes: two new genera and species from the Amazon River basin with a kay to genera and comments on a marine-derived parasite lineage in South America. Journal of Parasitology. 105: 497-523. DOI: 10.164519-27

Strong, E.E., N.V. Whelan. (2019) Assessing the diversity of western North American Juga (Semisulcospiridae, Gastropoda). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 136: 87-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.04.009

Warren, M.B., H.R. Dutton, N.V. Whelan, R.P.E. Yanong, S.A. Bullard. (2019) First Record of a Species of Mermithidae Braun, 1883 Infecting a Decapod, Palaemon paludosus (Palaemonidae). Journal of Parisitology. 105: 237-247. DOI: 10.164518-168

Warren, M.B., C.F. Ruiz, N.V. Whelan, D.C. Kritsky, S.A. Bullard. (2019) Gymnurahemecus bulbosus gen. et sp. nov. (Digenea: Aporocotylidea) infecting smooth butterfly rays, Gymnura micrura (Myliobatiformes: Gymnuridae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico, with a taxonomic key and further evidence for monophyly of chondrichthyan blood flukes. Parasitology Research. 118 :751-762. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-018-06202-9


Whelan, N.V., P.D. Johnson, J.T. Garner, E.E. Strong. (2017) On the identity of Leptoxis taeniata – a misapplied name for the federally threatened painted rocksnail (Cerithioidea: Pleuroceridae). Zookeys. 697: 21-36. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.697.14060


Whelan, N.V., K.M. Halanych. (2017) Who let the CAT Out of the Bag? Accurately dealing with substitutional heterogeneity in phylogenomics. Systematic Biology. 66: 232-255. DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syw084


Moyer G.R., Diaz-Ferguson E., Hill J.E., Shea C. (accepted) Assessing environmental DNA detection in controlled lentic systems. PLOSONE.

Diaz-Ferguson, E., Herod, J., Galvez, J., Moyer, G (In press) Development of Molecular Markers for eDNA Detection of the Invasive African jewelfish (Hemichromis letourneuxi): A New Tool for Monitoring Aquatic Invasive Species in National Wildlife Refuges. Management of Biological Invasions 5:121-131.

Diaz-Ferguson, E. Moyer, G.R. (accepted). History, applications, methodological issues and perspectives for the use environmental DNA (eDNA) in marine and freshwater environments. International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation.

Moyer, G.R, Williams, A.W, Jolley, M.L, Ragland, B.J., and Churchill, T.N. (accepted). Genetic confirmation and assessment of an unauthorized fish introduction in Parksville Reservoir, Tennessee. The Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MS # 13-67-07).


Robinson, J and Moyer, G.R. 2013. Linkage disequilibrium and effective population size when generations overlap. Evolutionary Applications 6:290-302.

Robinson JD, Simmons JW, Williams AS, Moyer G.R. 2013. Population structure and genetic diversity in the endangered bluemask darter (Etheostoma akatulo). Conservation Genetics 14:79-92.


Moyer G.R. and Williams A.S. 2012. Assessment of genetic diversity for American shad in the Santee-Cooper river basin of South Carolina prior to hatchery augmentation. Marine Coastal Fisheries 4:312-26.

Wang, R., C. Li, J.A. Stoeckel, G. Moyer, Z. Liu, and E. Peatman. 2012. Rapid development of molecular resources for a freshwater mussel, Villosa lienosa (Bivalvia: Unionidae) using a RNA-seq-based approach. Freshwater Science 31:695-708.

Moyer, G.R. and Diaz-Ferguson, E. 2012. Identification of endangered Alabama lampmussel (Lampsilis virescens) specimens collected in the Emory River, Tennessee, USA via DNA barcoding. Conservation Genetics 13:885-889.

Moyer, G.R., Sweka, J, and D Peterson. 2012. Past and present processes influencing genetic diversity and effective population size in a natural population of Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:56-67.

Williams, A.S. and Moyer, G.R. 2012. Isolation and characterization of 21 microsatellite loci for the federally threatened yellowfin madtom (Noturus flavipinnis) with cross species amplification in N. baileyi. Conservation Genetic Resources 4:221-223.


Véronique, T, Moyer, G.R, Blouin, M.S, and Banks, M.A. 2011. Reduced reproductive success of hatchery coho salmon in the wild: insights into most likely mechanisms. Molecular Ecology 20:1860-1869.

Moyer, G.R. and A.S. Williams. 2011. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for the oval pigtoe mussel, Pleurobema pyriforme (Lea 1857). Conservation Genetic Resources 3:255-257.

Diaz-Ferguson, Williams, A.S, and Moyer, G.R. 2011. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for the federally endangered fat threeridge mussel (Amblema neislerii). Conservation Genetic Resources 3: 757-759.

Inoue, K, Moyer, G.R, Williams, A.S, Monroe, E., and Berg, D. 2011. Isolation and characterization of 17 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the spectaclecase, Cumberlandia monodonta (Bivalvia: Margaritiferidae). Conservation Genetics Resources 3:57-60.

Díaz-Ferguson, E, Williams, A.S, and Moyer, G.R. 2011. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for the fat pocketbook mussel (Potamilus capax). Molecular Ecology Resources 11:219–222.


Véronique, T, Moyer, G.R, and Banks, M.A. 2010. Survival and life-history characteristics among wild and hatchery coho salmon returns: how do unfed fry differ from smolt releases? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:486-497.


Moyer, G.R., J.D. Rousey and M. Cantrell. 2009. Evaluation of genetic diversity and relatedness of hatchery and wild sicklefin redhorse (Moxostoma sp.) of the Little Tennessee River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:1438-1443.

Moyer, G.R., R. Remington, and T. Turner. 2009. Incongruent gene trees, complex evolutionary processes, and the phylogeny of a group of North American minnows (Hybognathus Agassiz 1855). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50:514-525.

Moyer, G.R., B.L. Sloss, B.R. Kreiser, and K.A. Feldheim. 2009. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) and their variability in two other species (Lepisosteus oculatus and L. osseus) of Lepisosteidae. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1-4.

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