Publications

In Peer-Reviewed Journals (Google Scholar Citations)
[All PDFs available for download here]

2017

Hoagstrom, C., D. D. Houston, N. Mercado-Silva. (In Press) Celebrating the Diversity of Desert Fishes in the Battle Against Extinction. In: Standing Between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in the American Southwest (Eds: D. L Propst, J. E. Williams, K. R. Bestgen, C. W. Hoagstrom). University of Chicago Press.

2015

Sproul, J. S., D. D. Houston, C. R. Nelson, R. P. Evans, K. A. Crandall, and D. K. Shiozawa. (2015) Climate oscillations, glacial refugia, and dispersal ability: factors influencing the genetic structure of the least salmonfly, Pteronarcella badia (Plecoptera), in western North America. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:279

Houston, D. D., R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. (2015) Pluvial drainage patterns and Holocene desiccation influenced the genetic architecture of the relict dace, Relictus solitarius (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). PLoS ONE 10(9):e0138433

Houston, D. D., R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. 2015. Genetic characterization of two populations of Bonneville cutthroat trout in Great Basin National Park, USA. Western North American Naturalist 75(2):146-156.

Davis, N. G., D. D. Houston, and J. D. Nason. 2015. Transcriptome facilitated development of SNPs for the Sonoran Desert rock fig, Ficus petiolaris (Moraceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 3(7):1500028

Houston, D. D., K. S. Mitchell, J. W. Clouse, P. J. Maughan, J. C. Creighton, A. N. Smith, S. M. Bybee, and M. C. Belk. 2015. SNP development in North American burying beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae): a tool to inform conservation decisions. Conservation Genetics Resources 7:349-352 doi 10.1007/s12686-015-0438-2

2014
Sproul, J. S., D. D. Houston, N. Davis, E. Barrington*, S. Oh, R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. 2014. Comparative phylogeography of codistributed aquatic insects in western North American: insights into dispersal and regional patterns of genetic structure. Freshwater Biology 59:2051-2063

Houston, D. D., D. K. Shiozawa, B. T. Smith, and B. R. Riddle. 2014. The effects of Pleistocene events on genetic divergence within Richardsonius balteatus, a widely distributed western North American cyprinid. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:111 (Highly Accessed)

2012
Houston, D. D., P. J. Maughan, S. M. Smith*, D. B. Elzinga*, R. P. Evans, R. J. Stinger*, J. S. Kauwe, and D. K. Shiozawa. 2012. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Discovery in Cutthroat Trout Subspecies Using Genome Reduction, Barcoding, and 454 Pyro-sequencing. BMC Genomics 13:724 (Highly Accessed)

Smith, B. T., R. B. Bryson, Jr., D. D. Houston, and J. Klicka. 2012. An asymmetry in niche conservatism contributes to the latitudinal species diversity gradient. Ecology Letters 15:1318-1325 (Faculty of 1000 Recommended)

Houston, D. D., R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. 2012. Evaluating the genetic status of a Great Basin endemic minnow: the relict dace (Relictus solitarius). Conservation Genetics 13(3):727-742

2011
Houston, D. D., D. K. Shiozawa, and B. R. Riddle. 2011. The roles of Neogene geology and late Pleistocene lake levels in shaping genetic structure of the Lahontan redside shiner Richardsonius egregius (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104:163-176

2010
Houston, D. D., D. K. Shiozawa and B. R. Riddle. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of the western North American cyprinid genus Richardsonius, with an overview of phylogeographic structure. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55(1):259-273

Houston, D. D., T. H. Ogden, M. F. Whiting and D. K. Shiozawa. 2010. Polyphyly of the Genus Ptychocheilus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) Inferred Using Mitochondrial DNA Sequences. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139(1):303-315

2006
Houston, D. D. and M. C. Belk. 2006. Geographic Variation in Somatic Growth of Redside Shiner. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135(3):801-810

2005
Belk, M. C., J. B. Johnson, K. W. Wilson, M. E. Smith and D. D. Houston. 2005. Variation in Intrinsic Individual Growth Rate Among Populations of Leatherside Chub: Adaptation to Length of Growing Season? Ecology of Freshwater Fish 14(2):177-184

2002
Belk M. C. and D. D. Houston. 2002. Bergmann’s Rule in Ectotherms: A Test Using Freshwater Fishes. The American Naturalist 160(6):803-808

*Indicates undergraduate coauthor/mentee

Submitted or in Preparation

Mitchell, K. S., D. D. Houston, P. J. Maughan, J. W. Clouse, J. C. Creighton, A. N. Smith, S. M. Bybee, and M. C. Belk. Microsatellite discovery in Nicrophorus orbicollis and two other Nicrophorus species. Submitted to Entomological Science (Under Revision).

Bernhard, K. K., J. O. Stireman III, C. A. Machado, D. D. Houston, and J. D. Nason. Host-switching and unrecognized species diversity in non-pollinating parasitic fig wasps. To be submitted to Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Houston, D. D., J. M. Crowley, N. D. Howe*, S. Y. Oh, E. Brown*, E. Barrington*, R. P. Evans, and D. K Shiozawa. DNA barcoding reveals cryptic populations of the endangered bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in Alaska. To be submitted to Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science.

State and Federal Agency Reports
2014
Houston, D. D., R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. June 2014. Genetic assessment of the Big Spring population of relict dace in Goshute Valley, Nevada. Report included in an emergency petition to list the distinct population of relict dace (Relictus solitarius) at Big Spring, Nevada as an endangered species. Sent to the Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

2013
Houston, D.D., R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. October 2013. Genetic characterization of seven cutthroat trout populations in the Weber River drainage using mtDNA and microsatellites. Final Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Salt Lake City, UT. 23 pp.

Houston, D. D., R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. July 2013. Genetic characterization of two populations of Bonneville cutthroat trout in Great Basin National Park. Final Report to Great Basin National Park (Baker, NV) and Nevada Department of Wildlife (Ely, NV). 15 pp.

Evans, R. P., D. D. Houston, S. Y. Oh, and D. K. Shiozawa. January 2013. Genetic status of Utah cutthroat trout populations: January 2013 Samples. Final Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Salt Lake City, UT. 11 pp.

2012
Evans, R. P., D. D. Houston, and D. K. Shiozawa. April 2012. Genetic status of Utah cutthroat trout populations: December 2011 samples. Final Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Salt Lake City, UT. 5 pp.

Houston, D. D., R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. February 2012. The genetic status of relict dace in Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Ruby Valley, NV. Final Report to Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge (Ruby Valley, NV), Otis Bay Ecological Consultants (Verdi, NV), and Nevada Department of Wildlife (Elko, NV). 45 pp.

Evans, R. P., D. D. Houston, and D. K. Shiozawa. January 2012. Genetic status of Utah cutthroat trout populations: September 2011 samples. Final Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Salt Lake City, UT. 10 pp.

2011
Evans, R. P., D. D. Houston, and D. K. Shiozawa. November 2011. Genetic status of Utah cutthroat trout populations: August 2011 samples. Final Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Salt Lake City, UT. 13 pp.

Houston, D. D., R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. September 2011. Genetic status of cutthroat trout populations in Great Basin National Park and surrounding streams of eastern Nevada: An assessment of introgression. Final Report to Great Basin National Park (Baker, NV) and Nevada Department of Wildlife (Ely, NV). 13 pp.

Evans, R. P., D. D. Houston, and D. K. Shiozawa. July 2011. Introgression in Colorado trout populations based on DNA sequence: mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence analysis of 174 fish from 7 populations. Report to Colorado Division of Wildlife. Steamboat Springs, CO. 5 pp.

Evans, R. P., D. D. Houston, and D. K. Shiozawa. June 2011. Genetic status of Utah cutthroat trout populations: April 2011 samples. Final Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Salt Lake City, UT. 11 pp.

Houston, D. D., R. P. Evans, and D. K. Shiozawa. February 2011. Genetic status of a cutthroat trout population in South Fork North Creek, Beaver County, UT. Final Report to U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Vernal, UT. 7 pp.

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