Coalescent and biophysical models of stepping-stone gene flow in neritid snails
Eric D Crandall, Eric A Treml, Paul H Barber
Molecular Ecology | WILEY | Published : 2012
Awarded by NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
Awarded by NSF
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Awarded by NSF Coral Triangle Partnerships for International Research and Education
This dissertation project had its genesis during E.D.C.'s undergraduate research in the 1998 Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands course, taught at the UC Berkeley Gump Station in French Polynesia. We gratefully acknowledge the people and governments of American Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Samoa and Vanuatu for permitting our sample collections and for assistance in collections. In particular, we thank E. Bardi, S. Crandall, N. Davies, K. Feussner, S. Ravuna, S. Siolo, R. Utzurrum, D. Vargo, L. Wade and the Turner Family for their assistance with field collections and permits. M. Frey graciously loaned additional samples from the Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and American Samoa and J. Taffel assisted with molecular data collection. Grants to E. D. C. from the Lerner-Grey Fund (American Museum of Natural History) and the Walter Sage Memorial Fund (Conchologists of America), and the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant-DEB-0508788- to E. D. C. funded sample collections. NSF grants DEB-0338566 and OCE-0349177 to P. H. B funded sequencing and part of E.D.C.'s graduate stipend. E.A.T.'s modelling work was funded in part by the Australian Research Council (DP0878306), the Kathryn Fuller Post-Doctoral Fellowship (World Wildlife Fund), the NSF Coral Triangle Partnerships for International Research and Education, OISE-0730256 to P. H. B., K. Carpenter and P. Halpin. E. Anderson, T. Eichhorst, D. Drown, J. Finnerty, L. Kaufman, L. Mullineaux, J. Philibotte, C. Riginos, E. Sbrocco, C. Schneider, L. Smith, S. Thorrold, R. Toonen and two anonymous reviewers provided very useful comments and discussion. The Crandall Family provided computational resources for Migrate analyses as well as moral support. E. D. C. thanks S. Crandall for her continued patience and support.