Publications (last updated 2015)
Selected technical reports
Lounsberry ZT, Brown SK, Collins PW, Henry RW, Newsome SD, Sacks BN. 2015. Next-generation sequencing workflow for assembly of non-model mitogenomes exemplified with North Pacific Albatrosses (Phoebastria spp.) Molecular Ecology Resources In Press
Gulsby, W.D., Killmaster, C.H., Bowers, J.W., Kelly, J.D., Sacks, B.N., Statham, M.J., Miller, K.V. 2015. White-tailed deer fawn recruitment before and after an experimental coyote removal in central Georgia. Wildlife Society Bulletin In Press
Volkmann, L.A., Statham, M.J., Mooers, A. Ø., Sacks, B.N. 2015. Genetic distinctiveness of red foxes in the Intermountain West as revealed through expanded mitochondrial sequencing. Journal of Mammalogy In Press
Lounsberry ZT, Forrester TD, Olegario MJT, Wittmer HU, Sacks BN. 2015. Estimating Sex-Specific Abundance in Fawning Areas of a High-density Columbian Black-Tailed Deer Population using Fecal DNA. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:39-49.
Kehoe SP, Chomel BB, Stuckey MJ, Kasten RW, Balakrishnan N, Sacks BN, Breitschwerdt EB. 2014. Molecular identification of zoonotic Bartonella species in aortic and mitral valves of healthy coyotes. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20:2133–2136.
Statham MJ, Murdoch J, Janecka J, Aubry KB, Edwards CJ, Soulsbury CD, Berry O, Wang Z, Harrison D, Pearch M, Tomsett L, Chupasko J, Sacks BN. 2014. Range-wide multilocus phylogeography of the red fox reveals ancient continental divergence, minimal genomic exchange, and distinct demographic histories. Molecular Ecology 23:4813–4830.
Wengert GM, Gabriel MW, Matthews S, Higley JM, Sweitzer RA, Thompson CM, Purcell KL, Barrett RH, Woods LW, Green RE, Keller SM, Gaffney PM, Jones M, Sacks BN. 2014. Using DNA to describe and quantify interspecific killing of fishers in California. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:603-611.
Hernandez LD, Lounsberry ZT, Collins PW, Henry RW, Newsome SD, Sacks BN. 2014. Development and characterization of 15 polymorphic microsatellite markers for North Pacific albatrosses using paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 6:491–493.
Reponen SEM, Statham MJ, Thompson L, Sacks BN. 2014. Microsatellite primer development for the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) and cross-amplification in the Western harvest mouse (R. megalotis). Conservation Genetics Resources 6:285-287.
Reponen SEM, Brown SK, Barnett BD, Sacks BN. 2014. Genetic and morphometric evidence on a Galápagos Island exposes founder effects and diversification in the first-known (truly) feral dog population. Molecular Ecology 23:269–283.
Spicer AM, Jun TJ, Sacks BN, Wictum EJ. 2014. Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Heteroplasmy Levels in Domestic Dog Hair. Forensic Science International: Genetics 11:7-12.
Wengert G, Gabriel M, Foley J, Kun T, Sacks BN. 2013. Molecular techniques for identifying intraguild predators of fishers and other North American small carnivores. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:659-663.
Sacks BN, Stephens D, Brown SK, Pedersen NC, Wu J-T, Berry O. 2013. Y chromosome analysis of dingoes and Southeast Asian village dogs suggests a continental Neolithic expansion from Southeast Asia followed by multiple Austronesian dispersals. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30:1103-1118.
Kun T, Lyons LA, Sacks BN, Ballard RE, Lindquist C, Wictum EJ. 2013. Developmental validation of Mini-DogFiler for degraded canine DNA. Forensic Science International: Genetics 7:151-158.
Edwards CJ, Soulsbury CD, Statham MJ, Ho SY, Wall D, Dolf G, Iossa G, Baker PJ, Harris S, Sacks BN, Bradley DG. 2012. Temporal genetic variation of the red fox, Vulpes vulpes, across western Europe and the British Isles. Quaternary Science Reviews 57:95-104.
Brown SK, Darwent CM, Sacks BN. 2013. Ancient DNA Evidence for Genetic Continuity in Arctic Dogs. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:1279-1288.
Pedersen NC, Liu H, Theilen GH, Sacks BN. 2013. The effects of dog breed development on genetic diversity and the relative influences of performance and conformation breeding. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 130:236-248.
Wictum EJ, Kun T, Lindquist C, Malvek J, Vankan D, Sacks BN. 2013. Developmental validation of DogFiler, a novel multiplex for canine DNA profiling in forensic casework Forensic Science International: Genetics. 7:82-91.
Gabriel MW, Woods LW, Poppenga R, Sweitzer RA, Thompson C, Matthews SM, Higley JM. Keller SM, Purcell K, Barrett RH, Wengert GM, Sacks BN, Clifford DL. 2012. Anticoagulant Rodenticides on our Public and Community Lands: Spatial Distribution of Exposure and Poisoning of a Rare Forest Carnivore. PLoS ONE, 7, e40163. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040163
Imes, DL, Allard, M., Wictum, B., Penedo, C., Sacks BN. 2012. Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms within the mtDNA genome of the domestic dog to discriminate individuals with common HVI haplotypes. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 6, 630-639.
Statham, M. J., Sacks, B. N., Aubry, K. A., Perrine, J. D., Wisely, S.M. 2012. The origin of recently established red fox populations in the contiguous United States: Translocations or natural range expansions? Journal of Mammalogy, 93:52-65.
Statham, M. J., Rich, A. C., Lisius, S. K., Sacks, B. N. 2012. Discovery of a remnant population of Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator). Northwest Science 86:122-132
Pedersen NC, Liu H, McLaughlin B, Sacks BN. 2012. Genetic characterization of healthy and sebaceous adenitis affected Standard Poodles from the United States and the United Kingdom. Tissues Antigens, 80, 46–57.
Brown SK, Pedersen NC, Jafarishorijeh S, Bannasch DL, Ahrens KD, Wu J-T, Okon M, Sacks BN. 2011. Phylogenetic Distinctiveness of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian Village Dog Y Chromosomes Illuminates Dog Origins. PLoS ONE, 6, e28496.
Sacks, B. N., Moore M., Statham, M. J., Wittmer H. U. 2011. A restricted hybrid zone between native and introduced red fox (Vulpes vulpes) populations suggests reproductive barriers and competitive exclusion. Molecular Ecology 20:326-341.
Statham M.J., Trut L., Sacks B. N., Kharlamova A., Oskina I., Gulievich R, Johnson J, Temnykh S, Acland G, Kukekova A. 2011. On the origin of a domesticated species: Identifying the parent population of Russian silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 103:168-175.
Sacks, B. N., M. J, Statham, J. D. Perrine, S.M. Wisely, Aubry, K. A. 2010. North American montane red foxes: expansion, fragmentation, and the origin of the Sacramento Valley red fox. Conservation Genetics 11:1523-1539.
Moore M., S. K. Brown, B. N. Sacks. 2010. Thirty-one short red fox (Vulpes vulpes) microsatellite markers. Molecular Ecology Resources 10:404-408.
Hull J, A Hull, J Keane, S Mori, B Sacks, A Fish. 2010. Estimation of species identification error: implications for raptor migration counts and trend estimation. Journal of Wildlife Management
Sacks, B. N., D. I. Våge, M. J, Statham. 2009. A medium-throughput SNP assay for detecting genetic variation in coding and non-coding portions of the red fox genome. Conservation Genetics Resources 1:459-463.
Aubry, K. A., M. J, Statham, B. N. Sacks, J. D. Perrine, and S.M. Wisely. 2009. Phylogeography of the North American red fox: vicariance in Pleistocene forest refugia. Molecular Ecology 18: 2668–2686.
Sacks, B. N., D. L. Bannasch, B. B. Chomel, and H. B. Ernest. 2008. Coyotes demonstrate how habitat specialization by individuals of a generalist species can diversify populations in a heterogeneous ecoregion. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25:1384-1394.
Hull, J. M., C. A. Hull, B. N. Sacks, J. P. Smith, H. B. Ernest. 2008. Landscape characteristics influence morphological and genetic differentiation in a widespread raptor (Buteo jamaicensis). Molecular Ecology 17:810-824.
Sacks, B. N., and S. Louie. 2008. Using the dog genome to find SNPs in red foxes and other distantly related members of the Canidae. Molecular Ecology Resources 8:35-49.
Sacks, B. N., and J. C. C. Neale. 2007. Coyote abundance, sheep predation, and wild prey correlates illuminate Mediterranean trophic dynamics. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2404-2411.
Perrine, J. D., J. P. Pollinger, B. N. Sacks, R. H. Barrett, and R. K. Wayne. 2007. Genetic evidence for the persistence of the critically endangered Sierra Nevada red fox in California. Conservation Genetics 8: 1083-1095.
Neale, J. C. C., B. N. Sacks, and K. M. Blejwas. 2007. Coyote movements relative to territory boundaries: An experiment in the field. American Midland Naturalist 158:162–167.
Takekawa, J. Y., B. N. Sacks, I. Woo, M. L. Johnson, and G. D. Wylie. 2006. Tidal marsh fragmentation and persistence of San Pablo song sparrows (Melospiza melodia samuelis): assessing benefits of wetland restoration in San Francisco Bay. Studies in Avian Biology 32:238-246.
Sacks, B. N., H. B. Ernest, and E. E. Boydston. 2006. San Francisco’s Golden Gate: A bridge between historically distinct coyote (Canis latrans) populations? Western North American Naturalist 66:263-264.
Sacks, B. N., B. R. Mitchell, C. L. Williams, and H. B. Ernest. 2005. Coyote movements and social structure along a cryptic population genetic subdivision. Molecular Ecology 14:1241-1249.
Sacks, B. N. 2005. Reproduction and body condition in California coyotes (Canis latrans). Journal of Mammalogy 86:1036-1041..
Padgett, K. A., S. A. Nadler, L. Munson, B. N. Sacks, and W. M. Boyce. 2005. Systematics of Mesocestoides (Cestoda: Mesocestoididae): Evaluation of molecular and morphological variation among isolates. Journal of Parasitology 91:1435-1443.
Foley, J. E., E, V, Queen, B. N. Sacks, P. Foley. 2005. GIS-facilitated spatial epidemiology of tick-borne diseases of coyotes (Canis latrans) in northern and coastal California. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology, & Infectious Diseases 28:197-212.
Beldomenico, P. E., B. B. Chomel, J. E. Foley, B. N. Sacks, C. J. Baldi, R. W. Kasten, I. A. Gardner. 2005. Environmental factors associated with Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii seropositivity in ree-ranging coyotes from northern California. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 5:110-119.
Sacks, B. N., S. K. Brown, and H. B. Ernest. 2004. Population structure of California coyotes corresponds to habitat-specific breaks and illuminates species history. Molecular Ecology 13:1265-1275.
Sacks, B. N., B. B. Chomel, and R. W. Kasten. 2004. Modeling the distribution and abundance of the nonnative parasite, canine Heartworm, in California coyotes. Oikos 105:415-425.
Sacks, B. N., D. L. Woodward, and A. E. Colwell. 2003. A long-term study of non-native-heartworm transmission among coyotes in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Oikos 102:478-490..
Sacks, B.N., and E. P. Caswell-Chen. 2003. Reconstructing the spread of Dirofilaria immitis in California coyotes. Journal of Parasitology 89:319-323.
Hoar, B. R., B. B. Chomel, D. L. Rolfe, C. C. Chang, C. L. Fritz, B. N. Sacks, and T. E. Carpenter. 2003. Spatial analysis of Yersinia pestis and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii seroprevalence in California coyotes (Canis latrans). Preventive Veterinary Medicine 56:299-311.
Sacks, B.N., B. B. Chomel, R. W. Kasten, C. C. Chang, R. K. Sanders, and S. D. Leterme. 2002. Validation for use with coyotes (Canis latrans) of a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for Dirofilaria immitis. Veterinary Parasitology 109:45-58.
Sacks, B. N., and J. C. C. Neale. 2002. Foraging strategy of a generalist predator toward special prey: sheep in the coyote diet. Ecological Applications 12:299-306.
Blejwas, K. M., B. N. Sacks., M. M. Jaeger, and D. R. McCullough. 2002. The effectiveness of selective removal of breeding coyotes in reducing sheep predation. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:451-462.
Jaeger, M.M., K.M. Blejwas, B.N. Sacks, J.C.C. Neale, M.C. Conner, and D. R. McCullough. 2001. Targeting alphas can make coyote control more effective and socially acceptable. California Agriculture 55:32-36.
Neale, J. C. C., and B. N. Sacks. 2001. Food habits and space use of gray foxes in relation to sympatric coyotes and bobcats. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:1794-1800.
Sacks, B. N. and J. C. C. Neale. 2001. Does paternal care of pups benefit breeding female coyotes (Canis latrans)? Southwestern Naturalist 46:121-126.
Neale, J. C. C., and B. N. Sacks. 2001. Resource utilization and interspecific relations of sympatric bobcats and coyotes. Oikos 94:236-249.
Sacks, B. N., and K. M. Blejwas. 2000. Effects of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) on body condition and activity of free-ranging coyotes (Canis latrans). Canadian Journal of Zoology 78:1042-1051.
Sacks, B. N., M. M. Jaeger, J. C. C. Neale, and D. R. McCullough. 1999. Territoriality and breeding status of coyotes relative to predation on sheep. Journal of Wildlife Management 63:593-605.
Sacks, B. N., K. M. Blejwas, and M. M. Jaeger. 1999. Relative vulnerability of coyotes to removal methods on a northern California ranch. Journal of Wildlife Management 63:939-949.
Sacks, B. N. 1998. Increasing prevalence of heartworm in coyotes from California. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34:386-389.
Neale, J. C. C., B. N. Sacks, M. M. Jaeger, and D. R. McCullough. 1998. A comparison of bobcat and coyote predation on lambs. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:700-706.
Lynn, S., M. L. Morrison, A. J. Kuenzi, J. C. C. Neale, B. N. Sacks, R. Hamlin, and L. S. Hall. 1998. Bird use of riparian vegetation along the Truckee River, California and Nevada. Great Basin Naturalist 58:328-343.