Holly B Ernest, PhD; DVM

Professor Emeritus

  • 1256 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
20002020

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Research Output

  • 1256 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
  • 69 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Letter
2000

Desert bighorn sheep mortality due to presumptive type C botulism in California

Swift, P. K., Wehausen, J. D., Ernest, H. B., Singer, R. S., Pauli, A. M., Kinde, H., Rocke, T. E. & Bleich, V. C., Jan 2000, In : Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 36, 1, p. 184-189 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations
166 Scopus citations
2002

Fecal DNA analysis and risk assessment of mountain lion predation of bighorn sheep

Ernest, H. B., Rubin, E. S. & Boyce, W. M., 2002, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 66, 1, p. 75-85 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations
2003

Genetic structure of mountain lion (Puma concolor) populations in California

Ernest, H. B., Boyce, W. M., Bleich, V. C., May, B., Stiver, S. J. & Torres, S. G., 2003, In : Conservation Genetics. 4, 3, p. 353-366 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

94 Scopus citations
2004

Population structure of California coyotes corresponds to habitat-specific breaks and illuminates species history

Sacks, B., Brown, S. K. & Ernest, H. B., May 2004, In : Molecular Ecology. 13, 5, p. 1265-1275 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

112 Scopus citations
2005

Coyote movements and social structure along a cryptic population genetic subdivision

Sacks, B., Mitchell, B. R., Williams, C. L. & Ernest, H. B., Apr 2005, In : Molecular Ecology. 14, 4, p. 1241-1249 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

57 Scopus citations
2006

Development of 21 microsatellite loci for puma (Puma concolor) ecology and forensics

Kurushima, J. D., Collins, J. A., Well, J. A. & Ernest, H. B., Dec 2006, In : Molecular Ecology Notes. 6, 4, p. 1260-1262 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

San Francisco's Golden Gate: A bridge between historically distinct coyote (Canis latrans) populations?

Sacks, B., Ernest, H. B. & Boydston, E. E., Apr 2006, In : Western North American Naturalist. 66, 2, p. 263-264 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Variation of West Nile virus antibody prevalence in migrating and wintering hawks in Central California

Hull, J., Hull, A., Reisen, W., Fang, Y. & Ernest, H. B., May 2006, In : Condor. 108, 2, p. 435-439 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations
2007

Development of 19 microsatellite loci for Swainson's hawks (Buteo swainsoni) and other buteos: Primer note

Hull, J. M., Tufts, D., Topinka, J. R., May, B. & Ernest, H. B., Mar 2007, In : Molecular Ecology Notes. 7, 2, p. 346-349 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Hybridization among buteos: Swainson's Hawks (Buteo swainsoni) x Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis)

Hull, J. M., Savage, W., Smith, J. P., Murphy, N., Cullen, L., Hutchins, A. C. & Ernest, H. B., Dec 2007, In : Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 119, 4, p. 579-584 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Microsatellite analysis of three subspecies of elk (Cervus elaphus) in California

Meredith, E. P., Rodzen, J. A., Banks, J. D., Schaefer, R., Ernest, H. B., Famula, T. R. & May, B. P., Jun 2007, In : Journal of Mammalogy. 88, 3, p. 801-808 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
2008

Comparative phylogeography and population genetics within Buteo lineatus reveals evidence of distinct evolutionary lineages

Hull, J. M., Strobel, B. N., Boal, C. W., Hull, A. C., Dykstra, C. R., Irish, A. M., Fish, A. M. & Ernest, H. B., Dec 2008, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49, 3, p. 988-996 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations
54 Scopus citations

Development of 10 microsatellite loci for Yellow-billed Magpies (Pica nuttalli) and corvid ecology and West Nile virus studies

Ernest, H. B., Well, J. A. & Kurushima, J. D., Jan 2008, In : Molecular Ecology Resources. 8, 1, p. 196-198 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Development of 37 microsatellite loci for the great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) and other Strix spp. owls

Hull, J. M., Keane, J. J., Tell, L. A. & Ernest, H. B., Oct 2008, In : Conservation Genetics. 9, 5, p. 1357-1361 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Early impact of west nile virus on the yellow-billed magpie (Pica Nuttalli)

Crosbie, S. P., Koenig, W. D., Reisen, W., Kramer, V. L., Marcus, L., Carney, R., Pandolfino, E., Bollen, G. M., Crosbie, L. R., Bell, D. A. & Ernest, H. B., 2008, In : Auk. 125, 3, p. 542-550 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Landscape characteristics influence morphological and genetic differentiation in a widespread raptor (Buteo jamaicensis)

Hull, J. M., Hull, A. C., Sacks, B., Smith, J. P. & Ernest, H. B., Feb 2008, In : Molecular Ecology. 17, 3, p. 810-824 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Scopus citations

On the origin of the Galápagos hawk: An examination of phenotypic differentiation and mitochondrial paraphyly

Hull, J. M., Savage, W. K., Bollmer, J. L., Kimball, R. T., Parker, P. G., Whiteman, N. K. & Ernest, H. B., Dec 2008, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 95, 4, p. 779-789 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Population structure and genetic diversity in Swainson's Hawks (Buteo swainsoni): Implications for conservation

Hull, J. M., Anderson, R., Bradbury, M., Estep, J. A. & Ernest, H. B., Apr 2008, In : Conservation Genetics. 9, 2, p. 305-316 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Sex determination of three raptor species using morphology and molecular techniques

Pitzer, S., Hull, J., Ernest, H. B. & Hull, A. C., Mar 2008, In : Journal of Field Ornithology. 79, 1, p. 71-79 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations
2009

Black bear population genetics in California: Signatures of population structure, competitive release, and historical translocation

Brown, S. K., Hull, J. M., Updike, D. R., Fain, S. R. & Ernest, H. B., Oct 2009, In : Journal of Mammalogy. 90, 5, p. 1066-1074 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Differential migration between discrete populations of juvenile red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis)

Hull, J. M., Ernest, H. B., Harley, J. A., Fish, A. M. & Hull, A. C., 2009, In : Auk. 126, 2, p. 389-396 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations
2010

Molecular genealogy tools for White-tailed deer with chronic wasting disease

Ernest, H. B., Hoar, B. R., Well, J. A. & O'Rourke, K. I., Apr 2010, In : Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research. 74, 2, p. 153-156 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
9 Scopus citations

Population structure and plumage polymorphism: The intraspecific evolutionary relationships of a polymorphic raptor, Buteo jamaicensis harlani

Hull, J. M., Mindell, D. P., Talbot, S. L., Kay, E. H., Hoekstra, H. E. & Ernest, H. B., 2010, In : BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10, 1, 224.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Range-wide genetic differentiation among North American great gray owls (Strix nebulosa) reveals a distinct lineage restricted to the Sierra Nevada, California

Hull, J. M., Keane, J. J., Savage, W. K., Godwin, S. A., Shafer, J. A., Jepsen, E. P., Gerhardt, R., Stermer, C. & Ernest, H. B., Jul 2010, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 56, 1, p. 212-221 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

West Nile virus antibody surveillance in three Sierra Nevada raptors of conservation concern

Hull, J. M., Keane, J. J., Tell, L. A. & Ernest, H. B., Feb 2010, In : Condor. 112, 1, p. 168-172 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2011

Annual survival of house finches in relation to west nile virus

Pellegrini, A. R., Wright, S., Reisen, W., Treiterer, B. & Ernest, H. B., Feb 2011, In : Condor. 113, 1, p. 233-238 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Estimating western scrub-jay density in California by multiple-covariate distance sampling

Crosbie, S. P., Souza, L. E. & Ernest, H. B., Nov 2011, In : Condor. 113, 4, p. 843-852 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Reduced MHC and neutral variation in the Galpagos hawk, an island endemic

Bollmer, J. L., Hull, J. M., Ernest, H. B., Sarasola, J. H. & Parker, P. G., 2011, In : BMC Evolutionary Biology. 11, 1, 143.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Winter distribution and conservation status of the Sierra Nevada great gray owl

Jepsen, E. P. B., Keane, J. J. & Ernest, H. B., Nov 2011, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 75, 8, p. 1678-1687 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
2012
22 Scopus citations

Differential migration in five species of raptors in central coastal California

Hull, J. M., Pitzer, S., Fish, A. M., Ernest, H. B. & Hull, A. C., Mar 2012, In : Journal of Raptor Research. 46, 1, p. 50-56 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

Ernest, H. B., Drazenovich, T. L., Dalbeck, L. S. & Hawkins, M., Dec 2012, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 13, 12, p. 16592-16597 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2013

Characterization of avian poxvirus in Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) in California, USA

Godoy, L. A., Dalbeck, L. S., Tell, L. A., Woods, L., Colwell, R. R., Robinson, B., Wethington, S. M., Moresco, A., Woolcock, P. R. & Ernest, H. B., Oct 2013, In : Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 49, 4, p. 978-985 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations
2014

Abundance and distribution of the yellow-billed magpie

Crosbie, S. P., Souza, L. E. & Ernest, H. B., 2014, In : Western Birds. 45, 2, p. 100-111 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

A new subspecies of great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) in the Sierra Nevada of California, U.S.A.

Hull, J. M., Englis, A., Medley, J. R., Jepsen, E. P., Duncan, J. R., Ernest, H. B. & Keane, J. J., 2014, In : Journal of Raptor Research. 48, 1, p. 68-77 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Fractured genetic connectivity threatens a Southern California puma (Puma concolor) population

Ernest, H. B., Vickers, T. W., Morrison, S. A., Buchalski, M. R. & Boyce, W. M., Oct 8 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 10, e107985.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations

Hummingbird health: Pathogens and disease conditions in the family Trochilidae

Godoy, L. A., Tell, L. A. & Ernest, H. B., Jan 2014, In : Journal of Ornithology. 155, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Individual behaviors dominate the dynamics of an urban mountain lion population isolated by roads

Riley, S. P. D., Serieys, L. E. K., Pollinger, J. P., Sikich, J. A., Dalbeck, L., Wayne, R. K. & Ernest, H. B., Sep 8 2014, In : Current Biology. 24, 17, p. 1989-1994 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations
2015

Genetic population structure of Peninsular bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) indicates substantial gene flow across US-Mexico border

Buchalski, M. R., Navarro, A. Y., Boyce, W. M., Winston Vickers, T., Tobler, M. W., Nordstrom, L. A., García, J. A., Gille, D. A., Penedo, C., Ryder, O. A. & Ernest, H. B., Apr 1 2015, In : Biological Conservation. 184, p. 218-228 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Sea Otter Conservation Genetics

Larson, S. E., Ralls, K. & Ernest, H. B., Jan 8 2015, Sea Otter Conservation. Elsevier Inc., p. 97-120 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations

Survival and mortality of pumas (Puma concolor) in a fragmented, urbanizing landscape

Vickers, T. W., Sanchez, J. N., Johnson, C. K., Morrison, S. A., Botta, R., Smith, T., Cohen, B. S., Huber, P. R., Ernest, H. B. & Boyce, W. M., Jul 15 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 7, e0131490.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations
2016

Genetic sequence data reveals widespread sharing of Leucocytozoon lineages in corvids

Freund, D., Wheeler, S. S., Townsend, A. K., Boyce, W. M., Ernest, H. B., Cicero, C. & Sehgal, R. N. M., Sep 1 2016, In : Parasitology Research. 115, 9, p. 3557-3565 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Interactions between demography, genetics, and landscape connectivity increase extinction probability for a small population of large carnivores in a major metropolitan area

Benson, J. F., Mahoney, P. J., Sikich, J. A., Serieys, L. E. K., Pollinger, J. P., Ernest, H. B. & Riley, S. P. D., Aug 31 2016, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283, 1837, 20160957.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Molecular sex identification markers for five North American hummingbird species

Hagadorn, K. A., Tell, L. A., Drazenovich, T. L. & Ernest, H. B., Dec 1 2016, In : Conservation Genetics Resources. 8, 4, p. 427-430 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

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

17 Scopus citations
2017

Anthropogenic factors predict movement of an invasive species

Tabak, M. A., Piaggio, A. J., Miller, R. S., Sweitzer, R. A. & Ernest, H. B., Jun 1 2017, In : Ecosphere. 8, 6, e01844.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

A single migrant enhances the genetic diversity of an inbred puma population

Gustafson, K. D., Vickers, T. W., Boyce, W. M. & Ernest, H. B., May 24 2017, In : Royal Society Open Science. 4, 5, 170115.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations