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Mary Ashley

Mary V. Ashley

UIC Biological Sciences, SEL 1031 M/C 067
840 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Office: (312) 413-9700
Lab: (312) 996-9462
Fax: (312) 996-9462 (same as lab)

CV | Ashley Lab | Biological Sciences | 2012 UIC Woman of the Year


1) Ashley, M.V., and C. Wills. 1987. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms among Channel Island deer mice. Evolution 41:854-863.

2) Ashley, M.V. and C. Wills. 1989. Mitochondrial DNA and allozyme divergence patterns are correlated among island deer mice. Evolution 43:646-650.

3) Ashley, M.V. 1989. Absence of differentiation in mitochondrial DNA of island and mainland harvest mice, Reithrodontomys megalotis. Journal of Mammalogy 70:383-386.

4) Ashley, M.V., P.J. Laipis and W.W. Hauswirth. 1989. Rapid segregation of heteroplasmic mammalian mitochondria. Nucleic Acids Research 17:7325-7331.

5) Ashley, M.V., D.J. Melnick and D. Western. 1990. Conservation genetics of the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), I.: Evidence from the mitochondrial DNA of three populations. Conservation Biology 4:71-77.

6) Patterson, B.D., V. Pacheco, and M.V. Ashley. 1992. On the origins of the western slope region of endemism: systematics of fig-eating bats, genus Artibeus. Memorias del Museo de Historia Natural, U.N.M.S.M. (Lima) 21:189-205.

7) Melnick, D.J., G.A. Hoelzer, R. Absher, and M.V. Ashley. 1993. mtDNA diversity in rhesus monkeys reveals overestimates of divergence time and paraphyly with neighboring species. Molecular Biology and Evolution 10:282-295.

8) Amato, G.D., M.V. Ashley, and J. Gatesy. 1993. Molecular evolution in living species of rhinoceros: Implications for conservation. Pp. 114-122 in "Proceedings of an International Conference on Rhinoceros Biology and Conservation," O.A. Ryder (ed.), Zoological Society of San Diego.

9) Ashley, M.V. and B.D. Dow. 1994. The use of microsatellite analysis in population biology: Background, methods and potential applications. Pp. 185-202 in "Molecular Ecology and Evolution: Approaches and Applications," B. Schierwater, B. Streit, G. P. Wagner and R. DeSalle (eds.) Birkhauser Verlag, Boston.

10) Hoelzer, G.A., W.P.J. Dittus, M.V. Ashley, and D.J. Melnick. 1994. The local distribution of highly divergent mitochondrial DNA haplotypes in toque macaques (Macaca sinica) at Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Molecular Ecology 3:451-458.

11) Dow, B. D., M. V. Ashley and H. F. Howe. 1995. Isolation and characterization of highly variable (GA/CT)n microsatellites in the bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 91:137-141.

12) Ashley, M. V., and J. L. Vaughn. 1995. Owl monkeys, Aotus, are highly divergent in mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase (COII) sequences. International Journal of Primatology 16:793-806.

13) Dow, B. D. and M. V. Ashley. 1996. Microsatellite analysis of seed dispersal and sapling parentage in bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa. Molecular Ecology 5:615-627.

14) Ashley, M. V., J. E. Norman and L. Stross. 1996. Phylogenetic analysis of Tapiridae using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase (COII) sequences. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. 3:315-326.

15) Strausberger, B. and M. V. Ashley. 1997. Community-wide patterns of parasitism of a host "generalist" brood-parasitic cowbird. Oecologia 112:254-262.

16) Dow, B. D. and M. V. Ashley. 1998. Factors influencing male mating success in bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa. New Forests 15:161-181.

17) Dow, B. D., and M. V. Ashley. 1998. High levels of gene flow in bur oak revealed by paternity analysis using microsatellites. Journal of Heredity 89:62-70.

18) Dow, B. D. and M. V. Ashley. 1998. Population structure and mating system of bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa, characterized by DNA microsatellite analysis. Proceedings of "Diversity and Adaptation in Oak Species," (K. C. Steiner, ed.), Penn State University.

19) Ashley, M. V. 1999. Molecular Conservation Genetics. American Scientist 87:28-35.

20) Dow, B. D. and M. V. Ashley. 1999. Changing genetic structure of a remnant bur oak savannah, Forest Genetics 6:29-39.

21) Pergams, O. R. W. and M. V. Ashley. 1999. Rapid morphological change in Channel Island deer mice. Evolution 53:1573-1581.

22) Pergams, O. R. W. and M. V. Ashley. 2000. California Island deer mice: Genetics, morphometrics and evolution. Pp. 278-288 in D. R. Browne, K. L. Mitchell and H. W. Chaney (eds.) Proceedings of the Fifth California Islands Symposium. 29 March to 1 April 1999. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA. OCS Study No. 99-0038.

23) Norman, J. E. and M. V. Ashley. 2000. Phylogenetics of Perissodactyla and tests of the molecular clock. Journal of Molecular Evolution 50:11-21.

24) Pergams, O. R. W., R. C. Lacy and M. V. Ashley. 2000. Conservation and Management of Anacapa Island Deer Mice. Conservation Biology 14:819-832.

25) Feldheim, K. A., S. H. Gruber and M.V. Ashley. 2001. Population genetic structure of the lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) in the western Atlantic: DNA microsatellite variation. Molecular Ecology 10:295-303.

26) Constable, J. L., M. V. Ashley, J. Goodall and A. E. Pusey. 2001. Noninvasive paternity assignment in Gombe chimpanzees. Molecular Ecology 10:1279-1300.

27) Feldheim, K. A., S. H. Gruber and M. V. Ashley. 2001. Multiple paternity of a lemon shark litter (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae). Copeia 2001:781-786.

28) Strausberger, B. M. and M. V. Ashley. 2001. Eggs yield nuclear DNA from egg-laying female cowbirds, their embryos and offspring. Conservation Genetics 2:385-390.

29) Pergams, O. W. R. and M. V. Ashley. 2001. Microevolution of island rodents. Genetica 112/113: 245-256.

30) Feldheim, K. A., S. H. Gruber and M. V. Ashley. 2002. Breeding biology of lemon sharks at a tropical nursery lagoon. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 269:1655-1661.

31) Craft, K. J., M. V. Ashley and W. D. Koenig. 2002. Limited hybridization between Quercus lobata amd Quercus Douglasii (Fagaceae) in a mixed stand in central coastal California. American Journal of Botany 89:1792-1798.

32) Feldheim, K. A., S. H. Gruber, J. R C. deMarignac and M. V. Ashley. 2002. Genetic tagging to determine passive integrated transponder tag loss in lemon sharks. Journal of Fish Biology 61:1309-1313.

33) Ashley, M. V., M. F. Willson, O. R. W. Pergams, D. J. O'Dowd and S. M. Gende. 2003. Evolutionarily Enlightened Management. Biological Conservation 111:115-123.

34) Strausberger, B. M. and M. V. Ashley. 2003. Breeding biology of brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) characterized by parent-offspring and sib-group reconstruction. Auk 120:433-445.

35) Koenig, W. D. and M. V. Ashley 2003. Is pollen limited? The answer is blowin' in the wind. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18:157-159.

36) Ashley, M. V., J. A. Wilk, S. M. Styan, K. J. Craft, K. L. Jones, J. L., K. A. Feldheim, K. S. Lewers and T. -L. Ashman. 2003. High variability and disomic segregation of microsatellites in the octoploid Fragaria virginiana (Rosaceae). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 107:1201-1207.

37) Stockwell, C. A., and M. V. Ashley. 2004. Rapid adaptation and conservation. Conservation Biology 18:272-273.

38) Norton, J. E. and M. V. Ashley. 2004. Genetic variability and population structure among wild Baird's tapirs. Animal Conservation 7:211-220.

39) Feldheim, K. S. H. Gruber and M. V. Ashley. 2004. Reconstruction of parental microsatellite genotypes reveals female polyandry and philopatry in the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris. Evolution, 58: 2332-2342.

40) Norton, J. E. and M. V. Ashley. 2004. Genetic variability and population differentiation in captive Baird's tapirs, Tapirus bairdii. Zoo Biology 23:521-531.

41) Jones, K. L., J. Barzen and M.V. Ashley. 2005. Geographic partitioning of microsatellite variation in the sarus crane. Animal Conservation, 8:1-8 (cover photo).

42) Strausberger, B. M. and M. V. Ashley. 2005. Host use strategies of individual female brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) in a diverse avian community. Journal of Avian Biology 36:313-321.

43) Jones K.L., G. L. Krapu, D. A. Brandt and M. V. Ashley. 2005. Population genetic structure in migratory sandhill cranes and the role of Pleistocene glaciations. Molecular Ecology 14:2645-2657 (cover photo).

44) Berger-Wolf, T. Y., B. DasGupta, W. A. Chaovalitwongse, and M. V. Ashley. 2005. Combinatorial reconstruction of sibling relationships. Sixth International Symposium on Computational Biology and Genome Informatics, July 21-26, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 1252-125.

45) Jones, K. L., L. Rodwell, K. McCann, G. Verdoorn, and M. V. Ashley. 2006. Genetic conservation of South African wattled cranes. Biological Conservation 127:89-106.

46) Craft, K. J. and M. V. Ashley. 2006. Population differentiation among three species of white oak in northeastern Illinois. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36:206-215.

47) Chaovalitwongse, W. A., T. Y. Berger-Wolf, B. DasGupta, and M. V. Ashley. 2007. Set covering approach for reconstruction of sibling relationships. Optimization Methods and Software, 22:11-24.

48) Craft, K. J., J. Owens, and M. V. Ashley. 2007. Application of plant DNA markers in forensic botany: Genetic comparison of Quercus evidence leaves to trees at crime scene using microsatellites. Forensic Science International 165:64-70.

49) Craft, K. J. and M. V. Ashley. 2007. Landscape genetic structure of bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) savannas in Illinois. Forest Ecology and Management 239:13-20.

50) Berger-Wolf, T. Y., S. Sheikh, B. DasGupta, M. V. Ashley, I. C. Caballero and W. Chaovalitwongse. 2007. Reconstructing sibling relationships in wild populations, Journal of Bioinformatics 23:149-156.

51) Kramer, A. T., J. Ison, M. V. Ashley and H. F. Howe. 2008. The paradox of forest fragmentation genetics. Conservation Biology 22:878-885.

52) Ashley, M.V., T.Y. Berger-Wolf, P. Berman, W. Chaovalitwongse, B. DasGupta, M.-Y. Kao. 2007. On approximating four covering/packing problems with applications to bioinformatics. DIMACS technical report 2007-14.

53) Sheikh, S, T. Y. Berger-Wolf, M. V. Ashley, I. C. Caballero, W. A. Chaovalitwongse, B. DasGupta. 2008. Error Tolerant Sibship Reconstruction in Wild Populations. Pp. 273-284 in Proceedings of the Computational Systems Bioinformatics 2008 Conference, Stanford University 26 - 29 August 2008. Editors P. Markstein & Ying Xu.

54) Schultz, J. K., K. A. Feldheim, S. H. Gruber, M. V. Ashley, T. M. McGovern and B. W. Bowen. 2008. Global phylogeography and seascape genetics of the lemon sharks (genus Negaprion). Molecular Ecology 17: 5336-5348.

55) Chaovalitwongse, W.A., C-A. Chou, T. Y. Berger-Wolf, B. DasGupta, S. Sheikh, M. V. Ashley and I. C. Caballero. 2009. New optimization model and algorithm for sibling reconstruction from genetic markers. INFORMS Journal on Computing, in press.

56) Ashley, M. V., I C. Caballero, W. Chaovalitwongse, B. DasGupta, P. Govindan, S. I. Sheikh and T. Y. Berger-Wolf. 2009. KINALYZER, a computer program for reconstructing sibling groups. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1127-1131.

57) Craft, K. J., J. S. Brown, A. J. Golubski and M. V. Ashley. 2009. A model for polyandry in oaks via female choice: A Rigged Lottery. Evolutionary Ecology Research 11: 471-481.

58) Ashley, M. T. Berger-Wolf, P. Berman, W. Chaovalitwongse, B. DasGupta and M.-Y. Kao, 2009. On approximating four covering and packing problems, Journal of Computer & System Sciences 75: 287-302.

59) Schmidt, J. V, C. L. Schmidt, F. Ozer, R. E. Ernst, K. A. Feldheim, M. V. Ashley and M. Levine. 2009. Low genetic differentiation across three major ocean populations of the whale shark, Rhincodon typus. PloSONE 4:e4988, 1-9.

60) Wilk, J., A. T. Kramer and M. V. Ashley. 2009. High variation in clonal vs. sexual reproduction in populations of the wild strawberry, Fragaria virginiana Mill. (Rosaceae). Annals of Botany 114:1413-1419.

61) Ashley, M. V. 2010. Plant Parentage, Pollination, and Dispersal: How DNA microsatellites have altered the landscape. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 29:148-161.

62) Craft, K. J. and M. V. Ashley. 2010 Pollen-mediated gene flow in isolated and continuous stands of bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa (Fagaceae). American Journal of Botany 97:1-8.

63) Ashley, M. V., T. Y. Berger-Wolf, W. Chaovalitwongse, B. DasGupta, A. Khokhar, S. I. Sheikh. 2010. An implicit cover problem in wild population study. Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications 2: 21-31.

64) Kramer, A. T., J.B. Fant, and M. V. Ashley. 2011. Influences of landscape and pollinators on population genetic structure: examples from three Penstemon (Plantaginaceae) species in the Great Basin. American Journal of Botany 98:109-121.

65) Abraham, S. T., D. N. Zaya, W. D. Koenig and M. V. Ashley. 2011. Inter- and intraspecific pollination patterns of valley oak, Quercus lobata, in a mixed stand in central coastal California. International Journal of Plant Sciences 172: 691-199.

66) Ozer, F., H. Gellerman and M. V. Ashley. 2011. Genetic impacts of Anacapa deer mice reintroductions following rat eradication. Molecular Ecology 20:3525-3539.

67) Caballero, I. C. and M. V. Ashley. 2011. Genetic analysis of the endemic island loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovicianus anthonyi. Conservation Genetics 12:1485-1493.

68) Chou, C. A., W. A. Chaovalitwongse, T. Y. Berger-Wolf, B. DasGupta and M. V. Ashley. 2012. Capacitated clustering problem in computational biology: Combinatorial and statistical approach for sibling reconstruction. Computers and Operations Research 39: 609-619.

69) Ozer, F. and M. V. Ashley. 2013. Genetic evaluation of remnant and translocated shiners, Notropis heterodon and Notaropis heterolepis. Journal of Fish Biology 82 :1281-1296.

70) Ison, J. L., S. Wagenius, D. Reitz and M. V. Ashley. 2013. Development and evaluation of microsatellite markers for a native prairie perennial, Echinacea angustifolia (Asteraceae). AJB Primer Notes & Protocols in the Plant Science 1: http://www.bioone.org/loi/apps, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/apps.

71) Feldheim, K. A., S. H. Gruber, J. D. DiBattista, E. A. Babcock, S. A. Kessel, A. P. Hendry, E. K. Pikitch, M. V. Ashley and D. D. Chapman. Two decades of genetic profiling yields first evidence of natal philopatry and long-term fidelity to parturition sites in sharks. Molecular Ecology 23:11-117.

72) Ison, J. L., S. Wagenius, D. Reitz, and M. V. Ashley. 2014. Mating between Echinacea angustifolia (Asteraceae) individuals increases with their flowering synchrony and spatial proximity, American Journal of Botany, 101:180-189.
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