Browsing SDZWA Research Publications by Author "Alberts, Allison C."
Cyclura: Natural History, Husbandry, and Conservation of West Indian Rock IguanasLemm, Jeffrey M.; Alberts, Allison C. (ElsevierSan Diego, CA, 2012)…Cyclura: Natural History, Husbandry, and Conservation of the West Indian Iguanas is the first book to combine the natural history and captive husbandry of these remarkable reptiles, while at the same time outlining the problems researchers and conservationists are battling to save these beautiful, iconic animals of the Caribbean islands…..
Molecular variation and population structure in critically endangered Turks and Caicos Rock Iguanas: identifying intraspecific conservation units and revising subspecific taxonomyWelch, Mark E.; Colosimo, Giuliano; Pasachnik, Stesha A.; Malone, Catherine L.; Hilton, Jace; Long, June; Getz, Angela H.; Alberts, Allison C.; Gerber, Glenn P. (2017)For species living in naturally fragmented habitats, the identification of conservation units is particularly challenging. Turks and Caicos Rock Iguanas, Cyclura carinata, are endemic to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI)....
Using microsatellite diversity in wild Anegada iguanas (Cyclura pinguis) to establish relatedness in a captive breeding group of this critically endangered speciesMitchell, A.A.; Lau, J.; Chemnick, Leona G.; Thompson, E. A.; Alberts, Allison C.; Ryder, Oliver A.; Gerber, Glenn P. (2011)Awareness of the genealogical relationships between founder animals in captive breeding programs is essential for the selection of mating pairs that maintain genetic diversity. If captive founder relationships are unknown they can be inferred using genetic data from wild populations. Here, we report the results of such an analysis for six Cyclura pinguis (Sauria: Iguanidae) acquired as adults in 1999 by the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research to begin a captive breeding program for this critically endangered species....