Burg, Theresa

 

Recent Submissions

  • Hindley, J.; Graham, Brendan A.; Burg, Theresa M. (Canadian Science PublishingArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2018-0013, 2018)
    The nonmigratory Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus (Linnaeus, 1766)) has a continent-wide distribution extending across large parts of North America. To investigate the phylogeographic structure and verify ...
  • Graham, Brendan A.; Cicero, Carla; Strickland, Dan; Woods, John G.; Coneybeare, Howard; Dohms, Kimberly M.; Szabo, Ildiko; Burg, Theresa M. (Oxford AcademicArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of California, BerkeleyCanadian Wildlife Serviceshttps://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blaa223, 2021)
    Three distinct Canada jay (Perisoreus canadensis) morphotypes with easily recognizable plumage traits come into contact in western North America. Recent work demonstrated high genetic structure across the species’ range; ...
  • Graham, Brendan A.; Gazeley, Ian; Otter, Ken A.; Burg, Theresa M. (Wiley-BlackwellArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Northern British Columbiahttps://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02695, 2021)
    Hybridization is an important aspect of speciation, yet questions remain about the ecological and environmental factors that influence hybridization among wild populations. We used microsatellite genotyping data and collected ...
  • Ralston, Joel; FitzGerald, Alyssa M.; Burg, Theresa M.; Starkloff, Naima C.; Warkentin, Ian G.; Kirchman, Jeremy J. (Oxford AcademicArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesSaint Mary's CollegeUniversity of CaliforniaUniversity of LethbridgeState University of New York at AlbanyNew York State MuseumMemorial University of Newfoundlandhttps://doi.org/10.1093/ornithology/ukab018, 2021)
    Phylogeographic structure within high-latitude North American birds is likely shaped by a history of isolation in refugia during Pleistocene glaciations. Previous studies of individual species have come to diverse conclusions ...
  • Natola, Libby; Curtis, Ashley; Hudon, Jocelyn; Burg, Theresa M. (Wiley-BlackwellArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of British ColumbiaRoyal Alberta Museumhttps://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02717, 2021)
    Studying species interactions at hybrid zones allows biologists to understand the forces that promote speciation. Hybridization among Sphyrapicus nuchalis, S. varius and S. ruber has long been acknowledged, and hybrid zones ...
  • Hindley, John A.; Graham, Brendan A.; Pulgarin-R., P. C.; Burg, Theresa M. (Nature Publishing GroupArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29982-7, 2018)
    Examining the factors that influence contemporary genetic patterns is important given the alarming rate at which natural environments are changing. In particular habitat fragmentation and climate change are expected to ...
  • Jensen, Ashley M.; O'Neil, Nicholas P.; Iwaniuk, Andrew N.; Burg, Theresa M. (WileyArts and ScienceCanadian Centre for Behavioural NeuroscienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5112, 2019)
    The amount of dispersal that occurs among populations can be limited by landscape heterogeneity, which is often due to both natural processes and anthropogenic activity leading to habitat loss or fragmentation. Understanding ...
  • Dempsey, Zach W.; Goater, Cameron P.; Burg, Theresa M. (BioMed CentralArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-019-1566-1, 2020)
    Background: The biodiversity and distributions of terrestrial snails at local and regional scales are influenced by their low vagility and microhabitat specificity. The accessibility of large-bodied species and their ...
  • Hipfner, J. Mark; Prill, Marie M.; Studholme, Katharine R.; Domalik, Alice D.; Tucker, Strahan; Jardine, Catherine; Maftei, Mark; Wright, Kenneth G.; Beck, Jessie N.; Bradley, Russell W.; Carle, Ryan D.; Good, Thomas P.; Hatch, Scott A.; Hodum, Peter J.; Ito, Motohiro; Pearson, Scott F.; Rojek, Nora A.; Slater, Leslie; Watanuki, Yutaka; Will, Alexis P.; Bindoff, Aidan D.; Crossin, Glenn T.; Drever, Mark C.; Burg, Theresa M. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesEnvironment and Climate Change CanadaUniversity of LethbridgeDahlousie UniversitySimon Fraser UniversityFisheries and Oceans CanadaOikonos Ecosystems KnowledgeBlue Point Conservation ScienceNational Oceanographic and Atmospheric AdministrationInstitute for Seabird Research and ConservationUniversity of Puget SoundToyo UniversityWashington Department of Fish and WildlifeUnited States Fish and Wildlife ServiceHokkaido UniversityUniversity of Alaska FairbanksUniversity of Tasmaniahttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240056, 2020)
    We tested the hypothesis that segregation in wintering areas is associated with population differentiation in a sentinel North Pacific seabird, the rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca mono cerata). We collected tissue samples ...
  • Dohms, Kimberly M.; Graham, Brendan A.; Burg, Theresa M. (WileyArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Windsorhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3478, 2017)
    An increasing body of studies of widely distributed, high latitude species shows a variety of refugial locations and population genetic patterns. We examined the effects of glaciations and dispersal barriers on the popul ...
  • Macfarlane, Colin B. A.; Natola, Libby; Brown, Mike W. (WileyArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2524, 2016)
    Using a combination of mitochondrial and z- linked sequences, microsatellite data, and spatio- geographic modeling, we examined historical and contemporary factors influencing the population genetic structure of the purple ...
  • Adams, Rachael V.; Lazerte, Stefanie E.; Burg, Theresa M. (Arts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Northern British Columbia, 2016-08-08)
    Variation in landscape features influence individual dispersal and as a result can affect both gene flow and genetic variation within and between populations. The landscape of British Columbia, Canada, is already highly ...
  • Burg, Theresa M.; Lauff, Randolph F. (Ottawa Field-Naturalists' ClubArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeSt. Francis Xavier UniversityNova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 2012)
    An anomalously large and coloured egg was found within a clutch of the Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) in Nova Scotia; all other eggs of the clutch were within the normal size and colour range for the species. ...
  • Lait, Linda Amy; Lauff, Randolph F.; Burg, Theresa M. (Ottawa Field-Naturalists' ClubArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeSt. Francis Xavier UniversityMemorial University of Newfoundland, 2012)
    Both morphological and genetic evidence support a hybridization event between a Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) and a Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) in Atlantic Canada. Plumage of the hybrid was ...
  • Burg, Theresa M. (University of the AzoresDepartment of BiologyQueen's University, 2005)
    Briefly explains the importance of using genetics to study seabirds.
  • Pulgararín-R, Paulo C.; Burg, Theresa M. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    The glacial cycles of the Pleistocene have been recognized as important, large-scale historical processes that strongly influenced the demographic patterns and genetic structure of many species. Here we present evidence ...
  • Dohms, Kimberly M.; Burg, Theresa M. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    The genetic impact of barriers and Pleistocene glaciations on high latitude resident species has not been widely investigated. The Clark’s nutcracker is an endemic North American corvid closely associated with ...
  • Hale, Marie L.; Burg, Theresa M.; Steeves, Tammy E. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of CanterburyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    One of the most common questions asked before starting a new population genetic study using microsatellite allele frequencies is ‘‘how many individuals do I need to sample from each population?’’ This question has previously ...
  • Adams, Rachael V.; Burg, Theresa M. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    Habitat loss and fragmentation can affect the persistence of populations by reducing connectivity and restricting the ability of individuals to disperse across landscapes. Dispersal corridors promote population connectivity ...
  • Dohms, Kimberly M.; Burg, Theresa M. (Peer J, LtdArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    The Eurasian or spotted nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes) is a widespread resident corvid found throughout the Palearctic fromCentral Europe to Japan. Characterized by periodic bouts of irruptive dispersal in search ...