Puckett, EE, E Sherratt, M Combs, E Carlen, W Harcourt-Smith, and J Munshi-South. (In Revision) Variation in brown rat cranial shape shows directional selection in nasal and tooth row lengths over 120 years in New York City.
Puckett, EE, D Orton, J Munshi-South. (Accepted) Integrating phylogeography and zooarchaeology of commensal rats to understand connections between human societies. BioEssays.
Puckett, EE, E Magnussen, LA Khlyap, TM Strand, A Ludkvist, and J Munshi-South. (2020) Genomic analyses reveal three independent introductions of the invasive brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) to the Faroe Islands. Heredity 124: 15-27.
Media Coverage: Heredity Podcast
Burkhart, JJ, EE Puckett, CJ Kroese, CN Sholy, RD Semlitsch, and LS Eggert. (2019) Post-Pleistocene differentiation in a Central Interior Highlands endemic salamander. Ecology and Evolution 9: 11171-11184.
Puckett, EE and J Munshi-South. 2019 Brown rat demography reveals pre-commensal structure in eastern Asia prior to expansion into Southeast Asia. Genome Research 29: 762-770.
Puckett, EE and LS Eggert. (In Press) “Using genetics in the conservation management of the American black bear (Ursus americanus) in Missouri.” IN: J Ortega and JE Maldonado (eds.), Conservation Genomics in Mammals: integrative research using novel approaches. Springer, New York.
Puckett, EE, O Micci-Smith, and J Munshi-South. 2018. Genomic analyses identify multiple Asian origins and deeply diverged mitochondrial clades in inbred brown rats (Rattus norvegicus). Evolutionary Applications 11: 718-726.
Kristensen, TV, EE Puckett, EL Landguth, JL Belant, JT Hast, C Carpenter, JL Sajecki, J Berringer, M Means, JT Cox, LS Eggert, D White Jr, and KG Smith. 2018. Genetic structuring in American black bears (Ursus americanus) can be explained by more than female philopatry: interactions of density, genetic diversity, and sex-biased dispersal. Heredity 4: 329-341.
Combs, M, EE Puckett, JR Richardson, D Mims, and J Munshi-South. 2018. Spatial population genomics of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) in New York City. Molecular Ecology 27: 83-98.
Media Coverage: The Atlantic, NPR, Popular Science
Puckett, EE. 2017. Variability in total project and per sample genotyping costs under varying study designs including with microsatellites or SNPs to answer conservation genetic questions. Conservation Genetics Resources 9: 289-304.
Puckett, EE, J Park, M Combs, MJ Blum, JE Bryant, A Caccone, F Costa, EE Deinum, A Esther, CG Himsworth, PD Keightley, A Ko, A Lundkvist, LM McElhinney, S Morand, J Robins, J Russell, TM Strand, O Suarez, L Yon, and J Munshi-South. 2016. Global population divergence and admixture of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20161762.
Media Coverage: New York Times, Popular Science, Die Welt, Business Insider
Puckett, EE, DC Kesler, and DN Greenwald. 2016. Taxonomic class, petitioning agency, and lawsuits affect time spent awaiting listing under the Endangered Species Act. Biological Conservation 201: 220-229.
Media Coverage: Greenwire, Mongabay, Quartz, Michigan Radio
Explanatory Blog Post: WildlifeSNPits, Huffington Post
Puckett, EE and LS Eggert. 2016. Comparison of SNP and microsatellite genotyping panels for spatial assignment of individuals to natal range: A case study using the American black bear (Ursus americanus). Biological Conservation 193: 86-93.
Explanatory Blog Post: WildlifeSNPits
Wilton, CM, J Beringer, EE Puckett, LS Eggert, and JL Belant. 2016. Spatio-temporal capture-recapture biases in black bear detection probability. Journal of Mammalogy 97: 266-273.
Puckett, EE, PD Etter, EA Johnson, and LS Eggert. 2015. Phylogeographic analyses of American black bears (Ursus americanus) suggest four glacial refugia and complex patterns of post-glacial admixture. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 2338-2350.
Media Coverage: The Wildlife Society, Science World Report, Futurity
Explanatory Blog Post: WildlifeSNPits
Wilton, CM, EE Puckett, J Beringer, B Gardner, LS Eggert, and JL Belant. 2014. Trap array configuration influences estimates and precision of black bear density and abundance. PLoS ONE 9(10): e111257.
Puckett, EE, TV Kristensen, CM Wilton, SB Lyda, KV Noyce, PM Holahan, DM Leslie, Jr, J Beringer, JL Belant, D White, Jr, and LS Eggert. 2014. Influence of drift and admixture on population structure of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in the Central Interior Highlands, USA 50 years after translocation. Molecular Ecology 23: 2414-2427.
Puckett, EE, MJ Serapiglia, AM DeLeon, S Long, R Minocha, and LB Smart. 2012. Differential expression of genes encoding phosphate transporters contributes to arsenic tolerance and accumulation in shrub willow (Salix spp.). Environmental and Experimental Botany 75: 248-257.
Hudson, CM, EE Puckett, M Bekaert, JC Pires, and GC Conant. 2011. Selection for higher gene copy number after different types of plant gene duplication. Genome Biology and Evolution 3: 1369-1380.
Mitchell, CE, D Blumenthal, V Jarosik, EE Puckett, P Pysek. 2010. Controls on pathogen species richness in plants’ introduced and native ranges: roles of residence time, range size and host traits. Ecology Letters 13 (12): 1525-1535.