Benjamin Sacks, BS; MS; PhD

Adjunct Professor

  • 1871 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
19982019
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Research Output 1998 2019

  • 1871 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
  • 97 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Letter
2019

Generalist dispersal and gene flow of an endangered keystone specialist (Dipodomys ingens)

Alexander, N. B., Statham, M. J., Sacks, B. N. & Bean, W. T., Oct 22 2019, In : Journal of Mammalogy. 100, 5, p. 1533-1545 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dipodomys
Gene Flow
Genetic Structures
generalist
gene flow
2 Citations (Scopus)

Historical Population Size Change and Differentiation of Relict Populations of the Endangered Giant Kangaroo Rat

Statham, M. J., Bean, W. T., Alexander, N., Westphal, M. F. & Sacks, B., Aug 16 2019, In : Journal of Heredity. 110, 5, p. 548-558 11 p., esz006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dipodomys
Population Density
Population
Phylogeography
Endangered Species

Noninvasive Identification of Herpetofauna: Pairing Conservation Dogs and Genetic Analysis

Statham, M. J., Woollett, D. A., Fresquez, S., Pfeiffer, J., Richmond, J., Whitelaw, A., Richards, N. L., Westphal, M. F. & Sacks, B. N., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Wildlife Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
herpetofauna
genetic analysis
lizard
genetic techniques and protocols
dogs
1 Citation (Scopus)

Noninvasive Sampling Reveals Short-Term Genetic Rescue in an Insular Red Fox Population

Quinn, C. B., Alden, P. B. & Sacks, B., Aug 16 2019, In : Journal of Heredity. 110, 5, p. 559-576 18 p., esz024.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Population
Necator
Inbreeding
Gene Flow
Population Genetics
2018

Four structural variants associated with human-directed sociability in dogs are not found in tame red foxes (Vulpes vulpes)

Bastounes, E. R., Rando, H. M., Johnson, J. L., Trut, L. N., Sacks, B., Driscoll, C. A., vonHoldt, B. & Kukekova, A. V., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Animal Genetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
Dogs
dogs

Genetic analysis of European red foxes reveals multiple distinct peripheral populations and central continental admixture

Statham, M. J., Edwards, C. J., Norén, K., Soulsbury, C. D. & Sacks, B., Oct 1 2018, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 197, p. 257-266 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
genetic analysis
genetic techniques and protocols
recolonization
refugium

Genetic characterization of kit foxes at their northern range extent and monitoring recommendations

Sacks, B. & Milburn, P. J., Dec 1 2018, In : Wildlife Society Bulletin. 42, 4, p. 684-692 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

population size
monitoring
effective population size
population decline
habitat quality
3 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic integrity, diversity, and population structure of the Cascade red fox

Akins, J. R., Aubry, K. B. & Sacks, B., May 4 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Conservation Genetics. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
population structure
connectivity
genetic variation
inbreeding depression
4 Citations (Scopus)

Integrated modeling to estimate population size and composition of mule deer

Furnas, B. J., Landers, R. H., Hill, S., Itoga, S. S. & Sacks, B., Sep 1 2018, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 82, 7, p. 1429-1441 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Odocoileus hemionus
deer
population size
fawns
cameras
1 Citation (Scopus)

Multiple recolonization routes towards the north: Population history of the Fennoscandian red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Wallén, J., Statham, M. J., Ågren, E., Isomursu, M., Flagstad, Ø., Bjørneboe-Berg, T., Sacks, B. & Norén, K., Aug 1 2018, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 124, 4, p. 621-632 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

range expansion
Vulpes vulpes
recolonization
generalist
Scandinavia

Nuclear Genetic Analysis of the Red Fox Across its Trans-Pacific Range

Sacks, B., Lounsberry, Z. & Statham, M. J., Jun 27 2018, In : Journal of Heredity. 109, 5, p. 573-584 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phylogeography
Mitochondrial DNA
Population
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Ecosystem
1 Citation (Scopus)

Occupancy, habitat, and abundance of the Sacramento Valley red fox

Black, K. M., Preckler-Quisquater, S., Batter, T. J., Anderson, S. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Wildlife Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
valleys
valley
habitat
habitats
1 Citation (Scopus)

Predicting the potential distribution of the sierra nevada red fox in the Oregon cascades

Quinn, C. B., Akins, J. R., Hiller, T. L., Sacks, B., Quinn, C. B., Sacks, B. N., Akins, J. R. & Hiller, T. L., Dec 1 2018, In : Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 9, 2, p. 351-366 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
connectivity
Cascade Mountain region
subspecies
Necator

Red Fox ancestry and connectivity assessments reveal minimal fur farm introgression in Greater Yellowstone ecosystem

Cross, P. R., Sacks, B., Luikart, G., Schwartz, M. K., Van Etten, K. W. & Crabtree, R. L., Dec 1 2018, In : Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 9, 2, p. 519-530 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
introgression
ancestry
fur
connectivity
2017
3 Citations (Scopus)

A preliminary range-wide distribution model for the sacramento valley red fox

Sacks, B., Statham, M. J. & Wittmer, H. U., Jun 1 2017, In : Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 8, 1, p. 28-38 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
valleys
valley
subspecies
habitats
16 Citations (Scopus)

Conservation implications for dingoes from the maternal and paternal genome: Multiple populations, dog introgression, and demography

Cairns, K. M., Brown, S. K., Sacks, B. & Ballard, J. W. O., Nov 1 2017, In : Ecology and Evolution. 7, 22, p. 9787-9807 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dingoes
introgression
demography
genome
dogs
7 Citations (Scopus)

Distribution of native and nonnative ancestry in red foxes along an elevational gradient in central Colorado

Merson, C., Statham, M. J., Janecka, J. E., Lopez, R. R., Silvy, N. J. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Mammalogy. 98, 2, p. 365-377 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
ancestry
mountain
mitochondrial DNA
gene flow
2 Citations (Scopus)

Draft genome of tule elk Cervus canadensis nannodes

Sacks, B., Mizzi, J. E., Lounsberry, Z. & Brown, C., Jan 1 2017, In : F1000Research. 6, 1691.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genes
Genome
Base Pairing
Research
9 Citations (Scopus)

Investigating genetic introgression from farmed red foxes into the wild population in Newfoundland, Canada

Lounsberry, Z., Quinn, C. B., Statham, M. J., Angulo, C. L., Kalani, T. J., Tiller, E. & Sacks, B., Apr 1 2017, In : Conservation Genetics. 18, 2, p. 383-392 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Newfoundland and Labrador
Vulpes vulpes
introgression
wild population
foxes

Investigating the ancestry of putative hybrids: are Arctic fox and red fox hybridizing?

Yannic, G., Statham, M. J., Denoyelle, L., Szor, G., Qulaut, G. Q., Sacks, B. & Lecomte, N., Oct 1 2017, In : Polar Biology. 40, 10, p. 2055-2062 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes lagopus
Vulpes vulpes
ancestry
alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone
Arctic region
6 Citations (Scopus)

Noninvasive genetic spatial capture-recapture for estimating deer population abundance

Brazeal, J. L., Weist, T. & Sacks, B., May 1 2017, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 81, 4, p. 629-640 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

deer
sex ratio
DNA
habitat
habitats
4 Citations (Scopus)

Red foxes colonizing the tundra: genetic analysis as a tool for population management

Norén, K., Angerbjörn, A., Wallén, J., Meijer, T. & Sacks, B., Apr 1 2017, In : Conservation Genetics. 18, 2, p. 359-370 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
tundra
genetic analysis
genetic techniques and protocols
Population
4 Citations (Scopus)

Y-Chromosome markers for the red fox

Rando, H. M., Stutchman, J. T., Bastounes, E. R., Johnson, J. L., Driscoll, C. A., Barr, C. S., Trut, L. N., Sacks, B. & Kukekova, A. V., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Heredity. 108, 6, p. 678-685 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Y Chromosome
Genetic Markers
Haplotypes
Population
Genome
2016
7 Citations (Scopus)

Conservation genetics of the endangered San Francisco Bay endemic salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris)

Statham, M. J., Aamoth, S., Barthman-Thompson, L., Estrella, S., Fresquez, S., Hernandez, L. D., Tertes, R. & Sacks, B., Oct 1 2016, In : Conservation Genetics. 17, 5, p. 1055-1066 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conservation genetics
San Francisco
Wetlands
germplasm conservation
salt marshes
4 Citations (Scopus)

Development and characterization of 15 polymorphic dinucleotide microsatellite markers for tule elk using hiseq3000

Sacks, B., Lounsberry, Z., Kalani, T., Meredith, E. P. & Langner, C., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Heredity. 107, 7, p. 666-669 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Firearms
Microsatellite Repeats
Nucleotides
Genome
Polymerase Chain Reaction
4 Citations (Scopus)

Efficacy and precision of fecal genotyping to estimate coyote abundance

Gulsby, W. D., Killmaster, C. H., Bowers, J. W., Laufenberg, J. S., Sacks, B., Statham, M. J. & Miller, K. V., Dec 1 2016, In : Wildlife Society Bulletin. 40, 4, p. 792-799 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

feces
sampling
genotype
climate
DNA
9 Citations (Scopus)

Fate of the other redcoat: Remnants of colonial British foxes in the eastern United States

Kasprowicz, A. E., Statham, M. J. & Sacks, B., Jan 20 2016, In : Journal of Mammalogy. 97, 1, p. 298-309 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eastern United States
foxes
haplotypes
Haplotypes
coastal plain
1 Citation (Scopus)

Genetic and behavioral characteristics of the St. Kitts 'island dog'

Grigg, E. K., Nibblett, B. M., Sacks, B., Hack, R., Serpell, J. A. & Hart, L. A., May 1 2016, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 178, p. 88-95 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavioral Genetics
Islands
Dogs
dogs
domestication
21 Citations (Scopus)

Landscape genetics of the nonnative red fox of California

Sacks, B., Brazeal, J. L. & Lewis, J. C., Jul 1 2016, In : Ecology and Evolution. 6, 14, p. 4775-4791 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
foxes
predator control
metapopulation
immigration
14 Citations (Scopus)

Phylogeographic and population genetic structure of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in North American deserts

Buchalski, M. R., Sacks, B., Gille, D. A., Penedo, C., Ernest, H. B., Morrison, S. A. & Boyce, W. M., Jun 9 2016, In : Journal of Mammalogy. 97, 3, p. 823-838 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bighorn Sheep
Ovis canadensis
Genetic Structures
Population Genetics
sheep
2015
8 Citations (Scopus)

A paired comparison of scat-collecting versus scat-swabbing methods for noninvasive recovery of mesocarnivore DNA from an arid environment

Miles, K. A., Holtz, M. N., Lounsberry, Z. & Sacks, B., Dec 1 2015, In : Wildlife Society Bulletin. 39, 4, p. 797-803 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

arid environment
feces
ethanol
canid
DNA
1 Citation (Scopus)

DNA sequence variants in the five prime untranslated region of the cyclooxygenase-2 gene are commonly found in healthy dogs and gray wolves

Safra, N., Hayward, L. J., Aguilar, M., Sacks, B., Westropp, J. L., Mohr, F. C., Mellersh, C. S. & Bannasch, D. L., Aug 5 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 8, e0133127.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Untranslated Regions
Canis lupus
DNA sequences
prostaglandin synthase
Cyclooxygenase 2

Erratum: Estimating sex-specific abundance in fawning areas of a high-density Columbian black-tailed deer population using fecal DNA (Journal of Wildlife Management (2015) 79 (39-49))

Lounsberry, Z., Forrester, T. D., Olegario, M. J. T., Brazeal, J. L., Wittmer, H. U. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 79, 5, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Odocoileus hemionus
wildlife management
deer
DNA
gender
14 Citations (Scopus)

Estimating sex-specific abundance in fawning areas of a high-density Columbian black-tailed deer population using fecal DNA

Lounsberry, Z., Forrester, T. D., Olegario, M. T., Brazeal, J. L., Wittmer, H. U. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 79, 1, p. 39-49 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Odocoileus hemionus
deer
DNA
gender
ungulate
2 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and Photographic Detections Document Sierra Nevada Red Fox in the Northern Cascades of Oregon

Hiller, T. L., McFadden-Hiller, J. E. & Sacks, B., Sep 1 2015, In : Northwest Science. 89, 4, p. 409-413 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cascade Mountain region
Vulpes vulpes
haplotypes
DNA
mountain
8 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic distinctiveness of red foxes in the Intermountain West as revealed through expanded mitochondrial sequencing

Volkmann, L. A., Statham, M. J., Mooers, A. O. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Mammalogy. 96, 2, p. 297-307 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intermountain West region
Vulpes vulpes
valley
introgression
Haplotypes
10 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic footprints reveal geographic patterns of expansion in Fennoscandian red foxes

Norén, K., Statham, M. J., Ågren, E. O., Isomursu, M., Flagstad, Ø., Eide, N. E., Berg, T. B. G., Bech-Sanderhoff, L. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2015, In : Global Change Biology. 21, 9, p. 3299-3312 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

footprint
range expansion
source-sink dynamics
keystone species
cline
1 Citation (Scopus)
Urocyon
Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Canidae
Cytochromes b
Mitochondrial DNA
8 Citations (Scopus)

Next-generation sequencing workflow for assembly of nonmodel mitogenomes exemplified with North Pacific albatrosses (Phoebastria spp.)

Lounsberry, Z., Brown, S. K., Collins, P. W., Henry, R. W., Newsome, S. D. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2015, In : Molecular Ecology Resources. 15, 4, p. 893-902 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mitochondrial Genome
Workflow
genome
Mitochondrial DNA
Birds
17 Citations (Scopus)

Patterns of natural and human-caused mortality factors of a rare forest carnivore, the fisher (Pekania pennanti) in California

Gabriel, M. W., Woods, L., Wengert, G. M., Stephenson, N., Higley, J. M., Thompson, C., Matthews, S. M., Sweitzer, R. A., Purcell, K., Barrett, R. H., Keller, S. M., Gaffney, P., Jones, M., Poppenga, R. H., Foley, J. E., Brown, R. N., Clifford, D. L. & Sacks, B., Nov 4 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 11, e0140640.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rodenticides
carnivores
Coastal zones
Mortality
Conservation
6 Citations (Scopus)

Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) at their expanding front in the Canadian Arctic have indigenous maternal ancestry

Berteaux, D., Gallant, D., Sacks, B. & Statham, M. J., Jun 27 2015, In : Polar Biology. 38, 6, p. 913-917 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulpes vulpes
Arctic region
ancestry
Mothers
Vulpes lagopus
11 Citations (Scopus)

Using multiple markers to elucidate the ancient, historical and modern relationships among North American Arctic dog breeds

Brown, S. K., Darwent, C. M., Wictum, E. J. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2015, In : Heredity. 115, 6, p. 488-495 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dogs
Greenland
Canada
Genetic Markers
Gold
21 Citations (Scopus)

White-tailed deer fawn recruitment before and after experimental coyote removals in central Georgia

Gulsby, W. D., Killmaster, C. H., Bowers, J. W., Kelly, J. D., Sacks, B., Statham, M. J. & Miller, K. V., Jan 1 2015, In : Wildlife Society Bulletin. 39, 2, p. 248-255 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

deer
wildlife management
trapping
removal
predation
2014

Development and characterization of 15 polymorphic microsatellite markers for North Pacific albatrosses using paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing

Hernandez, L. D., Lounsberry, Z., Collins, P. W., Henry, R. W., Newsome, S. D. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2014, In : Conservation Genetics Resources. 6, 2, p. 491-493 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Firearms
Microsatellite Repeats
sequence analysis
microsatellite repeats
population characteristics
9 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and morphometric evidence on a galápagos island exposes founder effects and diversification in the first-known (truly) feral western dog population

Reponen, S. E. M., Brown, S. K., Barnett, B. D. & Sacks, B., Feb 1 2014, In : Molecular Ecology. 23, 2, p. 269-283 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Founder Effect
founder effect
Islands
Dogs
dogs
1 Citation (Scopus)

Microsatellite primer development for the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) and cross-amplification in the western harvest mouse (R. megalotis)

Reponen, S. E. M., Statham, M. J., Barthman-Thompson, L. & Sacks, B., Jan 1 2014, In : Conservation Genetics Resources. 6, 2, p. 285-287 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wetlands
salt marshes
Endangered Species
saltmarsh
Microsatellite Repeats
2 Citations (Scopus)

Mitochondrial DNA sequence heteroplasmy levels in domestic dog hair

Spicer, A. M., Kun, T. J., Sacks, B. & Wictum, E. J., Jan 1 2014, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 11, 1, p. 7-12 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mitochondrial DNA
Hair
Dogs
Hair Color
Genetic Databases
46 Citations (Scopus)

Range-wide multilocus phylogeography of the red fox reveals ancient continental divergence, minimal genomic exchange and distinct demographic histories

Statham, M. J., Murdoch, J., Janecka, J., Aubry, K. B., Edwards, C. J., Soulsbury, C. D., Berry, O., Wang, Z., Harrison, D., Pearch, M., Tomsett, L., Chupasko, J. & Sacks, B., Oct 1 2014, In : Molecular Ecology. 23, 19, p. 4813-4830 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phylogeography
demographic history
Vulpes vulpes
phylogeography
genomics
25 Citations (Scopus)

Using DNA to describe and quantify interspecific killing of fishers in California

Wengert, G. M., Gabriel, M. W., Matthews, S. M., Higley, J. M., Sweitzer, R. A., Thompson, C. M., Purcell, K. L., Barrett, R. H., Woods, L., Green, R. E., Keller, S. M., Gaffney, P. M., Jones, M. & Sacks, B., 2014, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 78, 4, p. 603-611 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lynx rufus
Puma concolor
Canis latrans
predator
predators
6 Citations (Scopus)

Zoonotic bartonella species in cardiac valves of healthy coyotes, California, USA

Kehoe, S. P., Chomel, B. B., Stuckey, M. J., Kasten, R. W., Balakrishnan, N., Sacks, B. & Breitschwerdt, E. B., Dec 1 2014, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases. 20, 12, p. 2133-2136 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coyotes
Bartonella
Heart Valves
Zoonoses
Endocarditis