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investigations: applied biology gomulkiewicz research

We research topics in applied population biology when the opportunity arises. Our projects have addressed genetic stock identification in fisheries, forensic uses of DNA, pest management, conservation biology, and invasion biology among others.

bamboo dynamics
Bamboo seed-driven irruptions of deer mice
deer mice

Selected publications in this research area

  • Gomulkiewicz, R., J.T.K. Brodziak, and M. Mangel. Ranking loci for genetic stock identification by curvature methods. 1990. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 47:611-619.
  • Brodziak, J., B. Bentley, D. Bartley, G.A.E. Gall, R. Gomulkiewicz, and M. Mangel. 1992. Tests of Genetic Stock Identification using coded-wire tagged fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 49:1507-1517.
  • Alexander, H., N.A. Slade, and R. Gomulkiewicz. (1995). Reconstruction of diploid genotypes using haploid progeny: application of Bayes’s rule to analysis of RAPD markers in fungi. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 91(8):1284-1287.
  • Gomulkiewicz, R., and N.A. Slade. 1997. Legal standards and the forensic significance of DNA evidence. Human Biology 69(5):675-688.
  • Slade, N.A., H. M. Alexander, and R. Gomulkiewicz. 1998. Assessing overharvest from incomplete demographic data: alternatives to Robinson and Redford. Conservation Biology. 12:148-155.
  • Rodriguez, Y., C. K. Omoto, and R. Gomulkiewicz. 2007. Individual and population effects of Eugregarine, Gergarina niphandrodes (Eugregarinida: Gregarinidae), on Tenebriomolitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Environmental Entomology 36 (4):681-688.
  • Crowder, D. W., T. D. Northfield, R. Gomulkiewicz, and W.E. Snyder. 2012. Conserving and promoting evenness: Organic farming and fire-based wildland management as case studies. Ecology 93:2001-2007.
  • Roosien, B.K., R. Gomulkiewicz, L.L. Ingwell, N.A. Bosque-Pérez, and S.D. Eigenbrode. 2013. Conditional vector preference aids the spread of plant pathogens: results from a model. Environmental Entomology 42 (6):1299-1308. doi: 10.1603/EN13062.
  • Smith M.C., R. Gomulkiewicz, Mack R.N. 2015. Potential Role of Masting by Introduced Bamboos in Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) Population Irruptions Holds Public Health Consequences. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0124419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124419.