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Robert C. Lacy

TitleLecturer
InstitutionBrookfield Zoo
DepartmentComm: Evolutionary Biology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Research: Genetic management of endangered species, in- and out-breeding depression, evolution in structured populations


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    1. Wood J, Ballou JD, Callicrate T, Fant JB, Griffith MP, Kramer AT, Lacy RC, Meyer A, Sullivan S, Traylor-Holzer K, Walsh SK, Havens K. Applying the zoo model to conservation of threatened exceptional plant species. Conserv Biol. 2020 Dec; 34(6):1416-1425. PMID: 32233087.
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    2. Thomas JE, Carvalho GR, Haile J, Rawlence NJ, Martin MD, Ho SY, Sigfússon AÞ, Jósefsson VA, Frederiksen M, Linnebjerg JF, Samaniego Castruita JA, Niemann J, Sinding MS, Sandoval-Velasco M, Soares AE, Lacy R, Barilaro C, Best J, Brandis D, Cavallo C, Elorza M, Garrett KL, Groot M, Johansson F, Lifjeld JT, Nilson G, Serjeanston D, Sweet P, Fuller E, Hufthammer AK, Meldgaard M, Fjeldså J, Shapiro B, Hofreiter M, Stewart JR, Gilbert MTP, Knapp M. Demographic reconstruction from ancient DNA supports rapid extinction of the great auk. Elife. 2019 11 26; 8. PMID: 31767056.
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    3. Carroll C, Lacy RC, Fredrickson RJ, Rohlf DJ, Hendricks SA, Phillips MK. Biological and Sociopolitical Sources of Uncertainty in Population Viability Analysis for Endangered Species Recovery Planning. Sci Rep. 2019 07 12; 9(1):10130. PMID: 31300735.
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    4. Lacy RC. Lessons from 30 years of population viability analysis of wildlife populations. Zoo Biol. 2019 Jan; 38(1):67-77. PMID: 30585658.
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    5. Fenster CB, Ballou JD, Dudash MR, Eldridge MDB, Frankham R, Lacy RC, Ralls K, Sunnucks P. Conservation and Genetics. Yale J Biol Med. 2018 12; 91(4):491-501. PMID: 30588214.
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    6. Lacy RC, Williams R, Ashe E, Balcomb Iii KC, Brent LJN, Clark CW, Croft DP, Giles DA, MacDuffee M, Paquet PC. Evaluating anthropogenic threats to endangered killer whales to inform effective recovery plans. Sci Rep. 2017 10 26; 7(1):14119. PMID: 29074942.
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    7. Malo AF, Martinez-Pastor F, Garcia-Gonzalez F, Garde J, Ballou JD, Lacy RC. A father effect explains sex-ratio bias. Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Aug 30; 284(1861). PMID: 28855362.
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    8. Willoughby JR, Ivy JA, Lacy RC, Doyle JM, DeWoody JA. Inbreeding and selection shape genomic diversity in captive populations: Implications for the conservation of endangered species. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0175996. PMID: 28423000.
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    9. Fant JB, Havens K, Kramer AT, Walsh SK, Callicrate T, Lacy RC, Maunder M, Meyer AH, Smith PP. What to do when we can't bank on seeds: What botanic gardens can learn from the zoo community about conserving plants in living collections. Am J Bot. 2016 09; 103(9):1541-3. PMID: 27578628.
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    10. Willis K, Lacy RC. Use of animals with partially known ancestries in scientifically managed breeding programs. Zoo Biol. 2016 Jul; 35(4):319-25. PMID: 27232460.
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    11. Manlik O, McDonald JA, Mann J, Raudino HC, Bejder L, Krützen M, Connor RC, Heithaus MR, Lacy RC, Sherwin WB. The relative importance of reproduction and survival for the conservation of two dolphin populations. Ecol Evol. 2016 06; 6(11):3496-3512. PMID: 28725349.
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    12. Jiménez-Mena B, Schad K, Hanna N, Lacy RC. Pedigree analysis for the genetic management of group-living species. Ecol Evol. 2016 05; 6(10):3067-78. PMID: 27092236.
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    13. Zhao X, Ueda Y, Kajigaya S, Alaks G, Desierto MJ, Townsley DM, Dumitriu B, Chen J, Lacy RC, Young NS. Cloning and molecular characterization of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) and telomere length analysis of Peromyscus leucopus. Gene. 2015 Aug 15; 568(1):8-18. PMID: 25962353.
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    14. Wells K, Brook BW, Lacy RC, Mutze GJ, Peacock DE, Sinclair RG, Schwensow N, Cassey P, O'Hara RB, Fordham DA. Timing and severity of immunizing diseases in rabbits is controlled by seasonal matching of host and pathogen dynamics. J R Soc Interface. 2015 Feb 06; 12(103). PMID: 25566883.
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    15. Willoughby JR, Fernandez NB, Lamb MC, Ivy JA, Lacy RC, DeWoody JA. The impacts of inbreeding, drift and selection on genetic diversity in captive breeding populations. Mol Ecol. 2015 Jan; 24(1):98-110. PMID: 25443807.
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    16. Hedrick PW, Lacy RC. Measuring relatedness between inbred individuals. J Hered. 2015 Jan-Feb; 106(1):20-5. PMID: 25472983.
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    17. Cicková H, Newton GL, Lacy RC, Kozánek M. The use of fly larvae for organic waste treatment. Waste Manag. 2015 Jan; 35:68-80. PMID: 25453313.
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    18. Hoffman JI, Simpson F, David P, Rijks JM, Kuiken T, Thorne MA, Lacy RC, Dasmahapatra KK. High-throughput sequencing reveals inbreeding depression in a natural population. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 11; 111(10):3775-80. PMID: 24586051.
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    19. Lacy RC, Miller PS, Nyhus PJ, Pollak JP, Raboy BE, Zeigler SL. Metamodels for transdisciplinary analysis of wildlife population dynamics. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e84211. PMID: 24349567.
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    20. Carroll C, Fredrickson RJ, Lacy RC. Developing metapopulation connectivity criteria from genetic and habitat data to recover the endangered Mexican wolf. Conserv Biol. 2014 Feb; 28(1):76-86. PMID: 24112074.
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    21. Lacy RC, Alaks G, Walsh A. Evolution of Peromyscus leucopus mice in response to a captive environment. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e72452. PMID: 23940813.
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    22. Prowse TA, Johnson CN, Lacy RC, Bradshaw CJ, Pollak JP, Watts MJ, Brook BW. No need for disease: testing extinction hypotheses for the thylacine using multi-species metamodels. J Anim Ecol. 2013 Mar; 82(2):355-64. PMID: 23347431.
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    23. Lacy RC, Alaks G. Effects of inbreeding on skeletal size and fluctuating asymmetry of Peromyscus polionotus mice. Zoo Biol. 2013 Mar; 32(2):125-33. PMID: 22814968.
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    24. Lacy RC. Achieving true sustainability of zoo populations. Zoo Biol. 2013 Jan-Feb; 32(1):19-26. PMID: 22753040.
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    25. Lacy RC. Extending pedigree analysis for uncertain parentage and diverse breeding systems. J Hered. 2012 Mar-Apr; 103(2):197-205. PMID: 22275398.
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    26. Ivy JA, Lacy RC. A comparison of strategies for selecting breeding pairs to maximize genetic diversity retention in managed populations. J Hered. 2012 Mar-Apr; 103(2):186-96. PMID: 22246407.
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    27. Frankham R, Ballou JD, Eldridge MD, Lacy RC, Ralls K, Dudash MR, Fenster CB. Predicting the probability of outbreeding depression. Conserv Biol. 2011 Jun; 25(3):465-75. PMID: 21486369.
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    28. Malo AF, Martinez-Pastor F, Alaks G, Dubach J, Lacy RC. Effects of genetic captive-breeding protocols on sperm quality and fertility in the white-footed mouse. Biol Reprod. 2010 Oct; 83(4):540-8. PMID: 20519695.
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    29. Ivy JA, Miller A, Lacy RC, Dewoody JA. Methods and prospects for using molecular data in captive breeding programs: an empirical example using parma wallabies (Macropus parma). J Hered. 2009 Jul-Aug; 100(4):441-54. PMID: 19423700.
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    30. Pergams OR, Lacy RC. Rapid morphological and genetic change in Chicago-area Peromyscus. Mol Ecol. 2008 Jan; 17(1):450-63. PMID: 17892465.
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    31. Mendelson JR, Lips KR, Gagliardo RW, Rabb GB, Collins JP, Diffendorfer JE, Daszak P, Ibáñez D R, Zippel KC, Lawson DP, Wright KM, Stuart SN, Gascon C, da Silva HR, Burrowes PA, Joglar RL, La Marca E, Lötters S, du Preez LH, Weldon C, Hyatt A, Rodriguez-Mahecha JV, Hunt S, Robertson H, Lock B, Raxworthy CJ, Frost DR, Lacy RC, Alford RA, Campbell JA, Parra-Olea G, Bolaños F, Domingo JJ, Halliday T, Murphy JB, Wake MH, Coloma LA, Kuzmin SL, Price MS, Howell KM, Lau M, Pethiyagoda R, Boone M, Lannoo MJ, Blaustein AR, Dobson A, Griffiths RA, Crump ML, Wake DB, Brodie ED. Biodiversity. Confronting amphibian declines and extinctions. Science. 2006 Jul 07; 313(5783):48. PMID: 16825553.
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    32. Lacy RC, Ballou JD. EFFECTIVENESS OF SELECTION IN REDUCING THE GENETIC LOAD IN POPULATIONS OF PEROMYSCUS POLIONOTUS DURING GENERATIONS OF INBREEDING. Evolution. 1998 Jun; 52(3):900-909. PMID: 28565244.
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    33. Lacy RC, Galen C. ERRATA. Evolution. 1997 Jun; 51(3):1025. PMID: 28568575.
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    34. Lacy RC, Alaks G, Walsh A. HIERARCHICAL ANALYSIS OF INBREEDING DEPRESSION IN PEROMYSCUS POLIONOTUS. Evolution. 1996 Dec; 50(6):2187-2200. PMID: 28565659.
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    35. Lacy RC, Horner BE. Effects of inbreeding on skeletal development of Rattus villosissimus. J Hered. 1996 Jul-Aug; 87(4):277-87. PMID: 8776876.
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    36. Altmann J, Alberts SC, Haines SA, Dubach J, Muruthi P, Coote T, Geffen E, Cheesman DJ, Mututua RS, Saiyalel SN, Wayne RK, Lacy RC, Bruford MW. Behavior predicts genes structure in a wild primate group. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Jun 11; 93(12):5797-801. PMID: 8650172.
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    37. Jiménez JA, Hughes KA, Alaks G, Graham L, Lacy RC. An experimental study of inbreeding depression in a natural habitat. Science. 1994 Oct 14; 266(5183):271-3. PMID: 7939661.
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    38. Brewer BA, Lacy RC, Foster ML, Alaks G. Inbreeding depression in insular and central populations of Peromyscus mice. J Hered. 1990 Jul-Aug; 81(4):257-66. PMID: 2273239.
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    39. Lacy RC. NICHE BREADTH AND ABUNDANCE AS DETERMINANTS OF GENETIC VARIATION IN POPULATIONS OF MYCOPHAGOUS DROSOPHILID FLIES (DIPTERA:DROSOPHILIDAE). Evolution. 1982 Nov; 36(6):1265-1275. PMID: 28563563.
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