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Lauren Lucas

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Biology

Lecturer and Lab Coordinator - Biology Department

Lecturer

Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 247
DialPhone: 435-797-9461
SendEmail: lauren.lucas@usu.edu


Educational Background

MS, Population and Conservation Biology, Texas State University, 2006
BA, Biology, (Environmental Studies), St. Olaf College, 2004

Awards

Successful completion of the teaching portfolio workshop and commitment to teaching excellence, 2016

Utah State University

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Lucas, L., Forister, M.L, Nice, C.C, Fordyce, J.A, (2016). Mountains of detail: on the trail with Nabokov’s blues: Fine Lines: Nabokov’s Scientific Art. Yale University Press

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Chaturvedi, S., Rego, A., Lucas, L., Gompert, Z., (2017). Sources of variation in the gut microbial community of Lycaeides melissa caterpillars. Scientific Reports, 7:1, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11781-1
        • Brock, M.T, Lucas, L., Anderson, N.A, Rubin, M.J, Markelz, R.C, Covington, M.F, Devisetty, U.K, Chapple, C., Maloof, J.N, Weinig, C., (2016). Genetic architecture, biochemical underpinnings, and ecological impact of UV floral patterning.. Molecular Ecology, 25, 1122-1140.
        • Lucas, L., Gompert, Z., Gibson, J.R, Bell, K.L, Buerkle, C.A, Nice, C.C, (2016). Pervasive gene flow across critical habitat for four narrowly endemic, sympatric taxa. Freshwater Biology, 61, 933-946.
        • Jahner, J.P, Lucas, L., Wilson, J.S, Forister, M.L, (2015). Morphological outcomes of gynandromorphism in Lycaeides butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Journal of Insect Science, 15:1, 38.
        • Gompert, Z., Jahner, J.P, Scholl, C.F, Wilson, J.S, Lucas, L., Soria-Carrasco, V., Fordyce, J.A, Nice, C.C, Buerkle, C.A, Forister, M.L, (2015). The evolution of novel host use is unlikely to be constrained by trade-offs or a lack of genetic variation. Molecular ecology, 24:11, 2777–2793.
        • Gompert, Z., Lucas, L., Buerkle, C.A, Forister, M.L, Fordyce, J.A, Nice, C.C, (2014). Admixture and the organization of genetic diversity in a butterfly species complex revealed through common and rare genetic variants. Molecular Ecology, 23:18, 4555–4573.
        • Gompert, Z., Lucas, L., Nice, C.C, Buerkle, C.A, (2013). Genome divergence and the genetic architecture of barriers to gene flow between Lycaeides idas and L. melissa. Evolution, 67:9, 2498–2514.
        • Gompert, Z., Lucas, L., Nice, C.C, Fordyce, J.A, Alex Buerkle, C., Forister, M.L, (2013). Geographically multifarious phenotypic divergence during speciation. Ecology and Evolution, 3:3, 595–613.
        • Nice, C.C, Gompert, Z., Fordyce, J.A, Forister, M.L, Lucas, L., Buerkle, C.A, (2013). Hybrid speciation and independent evolution in lineages of alpine butterflies. Evolution, 67:4, 1055–1068.
        • Gompert, Z., Lucas, L., Nice, C.C, Fordyce, J.A, Forister, M.L, Buerkle, C.A, (2012). Genomic regions with a history of divergent selection affect fitness of hybrids between two butterfly species. Evolution, 66:7, 2167–2181.
        • Gompert, Z., Lucas, L., Fordyce, J.A, Forister, M.L, Nice, C.C, (2010). Secondary contact between Lycaeides idas and L. melissa in the Rocky Mountains: extensive admixture and a patchy hybrid zone. Molecular ecology, 19:15, 3171–3192.
        • Lucas, L., Fries, J.N, Gabor, C.R, Nice, C.C, (2009). Genetic variation and structure in Eurycea nana, a federally threatened salamander endemic to the San Marcos Springs. Journal of Herpetology, 43:2, 220–227.
        • Lucas, L., Gompert, Z., Ott, J.R, Nice, C.C, (2009). Geographic and genetic isolation in spring-associated Eurycea salamanders endemic to the Edwards Plateau region of Texas. Conservation Genetics, 10:5, 1309–1319.
        • Lucas, L., Fordyce, J., Nice, C., (2008). Patterns of genitalic morphology around suture zones in North American Lycaeides (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae): implications for taxonomy and historical biogeography. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 101:1, 172–180.
        • Wende, F., Lucas, L., Graves, A., Swift, M., Berendonk, T., (2006). Steps between lakes? Some initial genetic data on the Holarctic planktonic predator Chaoborus flavicans. Archiv fr Hydrobiologie, 167:1-4, 169–182.
        • In-House Journal

        • Lucas, L., Gompert, Z., (2011). The effect of climate change and habitat alteration on speciation in Lycaeides butterflies in the Greater Yellowstone Area. . The 10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem *
        • Lucas, L., Nice, C.C, Fries, J.N, (2006). National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center Works with Texas State University on Salamander Genetics. . Currents: Southwestern Region Fisheries Program Highlights, 2, 7-8. *

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

              Research Reports

            • Gompert, Z., Lucas, L., (2016). Spatio-temporal ecological and evolutionary dynamics in natural butterfly populations (2015 field season). University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center *
            • Lucas, L., Nice, C.C, (2015). Genetic diversity of wild and captive Barton Springs salamanders (Eurycea sosorum) populations.. US Fish and Wildlife Service Report *
            • Gompert, Z., Lucas, L., (2015). Spatio-temporal ecological and evolutionary dynamics in natural butterfly populations (2014 field season). University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center *

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

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                Scheduled Teaching

                BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Fall 2017

                BIOL 1615 - Biology I Laboratory, Fall 2017

                BIOL 1625 - Biology II Laboratory, Spring 2017

                BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Fall 2016

                BIOL 1615 - Biology I Laboratory, Fall 2016

                BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Spring 2016


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