Ms Lindsey Fenderson

  • Qualifications

    M.S. Zoology (2010) University of New Hampshire, Durham  

    Thesis title: Landscape genetics of the New England cottontail: Effects of habitat fragmentation on population genetic structure and dispersal

    B.S. Wildlife Ecology cum laude with Honors (2006) University of Maine, Orono 

    Honors thesis title: Ecological relationships of epiphytes on Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus 

  • Research Interests

    Ancient Landscape Genomics

  • Publications

    Peer-Reviewed 

    •   Papanastassiou K, Palace M, O’Brien KM, Fenderson LE, Kovach AI (2016) Anthropogenic habitats facilitate dispersal of an early successional obligate: Implications for restoration of an endangered ecosystem. PLoS ONE in press.
    •   Fenderson LE, Kovach AI, Litvaitis JA, O’Brien KM, Boland KM, Jakubas WJ (2014) A multiscale analysis of gene flow for the New England cottontail, an imperiled habitat specialist in a fragmented landscape. Ecology and Evolution 4:1853-1875

    •   Fenderson LE, Kovach AI, Litvaitis JA, Litvaitis MK (2011) Population genetic structure and history of fragmented remnant populations of the New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis). Conservation Genetics 12:943-958

    Technical Reports and Public Outreach Publications 

    •   Fenderson LE (2013) Adaptive management of shrub habitats to support high priority early-successional species. The All-Bird Bulletin, Winter 2013. A publication of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C.
    •   Fenderson LE (2013) Shrubland development experimental plots. Annual Report to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 84 pp.

    •   Fenderson LE (2012) Shrubland development experimental plots. Annual Report to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 56 pp.

    •   Kovach AI, Fenderson LE (2010) Conservation genetics of New England cottontails: Insight from broad-scale (range-wide) and fine-scale (Maine & New Hampshire) investigations; a report for managers. University of New Hampshire, Durham, 26 pp.

    •   Fenderson LE, Kovach AI, Litvaitis JA (2009) A study on landscape genetics of New England cottontails. Interim progress report submitted to New England Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 11 pp.

    •   Fenderson LE (2006) Riding the winds. Acadia National Park. Seven weekly popular press articles. Available online at http://www.nps.gov/acad/learn/news/upload/HawkWatchBlog2006.pdf

    •   Fenderson LE (2006) View from the aerie. Acadia National Park. Eleven weekly popular press articles. Available online at http://www.nps.gov/acad/learn/news/upload/PeregrineBlog2006.pdf

    Invited Talks

    •   Fenderson LE (2011) “New England cottontail landscape genetics: Using DNA to inform habitat management and restoration” Invited presentation delivered to the New England cottontail workshop convened at the 67th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Manchester, NH, April 19

    •   Fenderson LE (2011) “Landscape genetics of the New England cottontail: Influence of landscape features on population genetic structure and dispersal in southern Maine and New Hampshire.” Invited seminar for the Wildlife Ecology Seminar Series, University of Maine, Orono, March 14.

    •   Fenderson LE, Kovach AI (2010) “The effects of habitat fragmentation and landscape features on New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) population genetic structure.” Invited presentation delivered to the Maine New England cottontail working group, Wells, ME, June 29.

    •   Fenderson LE (2009) “Gene flow in New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) populations: The effects of landscape features on genetic structure.” Invited presentation and development of winter term project for students at St. Thomas Aquinas high school. January.

    •   Fenderson LE (2009) “Gene flow in New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) populations: The effects of landscape features on genetic structure.” Invited presentation to Maine New England cottontail working group, Wells, ME, February 3.

    •   Fenderson LE (2008) “Gene flow in New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) populations: The effects of landscape features on genetic structure.” Invited lecture to ENV 220 (Conservation and Preservation), University of New England, Biddeford, ME, October 20.

    •   Fenderson LE (2008) “Conservation genetics of the New England cottontail.” Invited presentation at the Engaging Science in the Practice of Ecosystem Based Management Research Symposium, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, Maine, September 24.

    •   Fenderson LE (2008) “Gene flow in New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) populations: The effects of landscape features on genetic structure.” Invited presentation to New Hampshire New England cottontail working group, Durham, ME, August 20.

    •   Fenderson LE (2008) “Gene flow in New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) populations: The effects of landscape features on genetic structure.” Invited presentation to New Hampshire New England cottontail working group, Durham, ME, May 19. 

    Conference Presentations

    •   Kovach, AI, Palace M, Amaral KE, Fenderson LEO’Brien KM (2016) “Functional connectivity of an early successional specialist” Oral presentation by Adrienne Kovach at the 30th Annual Conference of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), Asheville, NC April 6.

        Eaton L, Svedlow A, Williams S, Fenderson L, Fecske D, Bohrman J, Cliche R, Cravens Z, Crockett M, Donohue R, Hojnaki K, McGourty E, O’Brien KM, Pau N, Spencer S, Wicker C, Chorba Ziemba LC, Flint S, Muth L, DiAntonio C, Sefchick Edwards J, Billodeaux L, Kitchell M, Crockett M, Vagos K, Morrison P, Brown R, Smith R, Agius S (2014) “Inventorying bats and identifying important areas for conservation concern and management at multiple spatial scales on northeastern National Wildlife Refuges.” Poster presentation at the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME, April 13.

    •   Kovach A, Fenderson L, Brubaker D, Papanastassiou K (2013) “Genetic monitoring of New England cottontails Insights & applications for restoration of early successional landscapes.” Oral presentation by Adrienne Kovach at the 69th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 9.

    •   Fenderson L, Wolfe L, Boland K, Vagos K, O’Brien K (2013) “Developing best management practices for fast-tracking New England cottontail habitat restoration in Maine.” Poster presentation for Research and Monitoring Session of New England Cottontail Technical Committee Meeting, Newburyport, MA, January 24.

    •   Fenderson LE, Eaton L, Fecske DM, Bohrman J, Cliche R, Cravens Z, Crockett M, Donohue R, Hojnaki K, McGourty E, O’Brien KM, Pau N, Spencer S, Wicker C, Ziemba LC (2013) “Inventorying bats and identifying important areas for conservation and management at multiple spatial scales on northeastern National Wildlife Refuges.” Poster presentation at the annual Northeast Bat Working Group Meeting, Albany, NY, January 9 11.

    •   Pau N, Koch S, O’Brien K, Fenderson L, King E, Smith R (2012) “Adaptive management on multiple sites: Perspectives from a case study for shrub management.” Poster developed for the Bridging the Implementation Gap: Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast, Plymouth, MA, October 17. Presented by Nancy Pau, Parker River NWR.

    •   Fenderson LE, Kovach AI, Litvaitis JA (2011) “Influence of landscape features on gene flow in New England cottontails.” Poster presentation at the annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Manchester, NH, April 18.

    •   Kovach AI, Brubaker D, Fenderson LE, O’Brien KM, Boland KM, Jakubas WJ, Tur A, Fuller S (2011) “Development of noninvasive genetics tools for the range-wide monitoring of New England cottontails.” Poster presentation at the annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Manchester, NH, April 18.

    •   Fenderson LE and Kovach AI (2011) “Conservation genetics of New England cottontails: Results of range-wide and local investigations” Poster developed for USFWS Northeast Region Biologists Conference, February 10. Presented by Kate O’Brien, Rachel Carson NWR.

    •   Kovach AI, Brubaker D, Fenderson LE, O’Brien KM, Boland KM, Jakubas WJ, Tur A, Fuller S (2011) “Development of noninvasive genetics tools for the range-wide monitoring of New England cottontails.” Poster presentation at the USFWS Northeast Region Biologists Conference, February 10. Presented by Kate O’Brien, RHCNWR.

    •   Fenderson LE, Kovach AI, Litvaitis JA, Litvaitis MK, O’Brien KM, Boland KM, Jakubas WJ (2010) “The effects of habitat fragmentation and landscape features on New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) population genetic structure” Oral presentation, 66th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference, Newton, MA, Apr. 26

    •   Fenderson LE, Kovach AI, Litvaitis JA, Litvaitis MK (2009) “Population genetic structure of the New England cottontail” Poster presentation at the annual University of New Hampshire Graduate Research Conference, Durham, NH, April 15.

    •   Fenderson LE, Kovach AI, Litvaitis JA, Litvaitis MK (2008) “Population genetic structure of the New England cottontail” Poster presentation at the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, Chattanooga, TN, July 14.

    •   Fenderson LE, Kovach AI, Litvaitis JA, Litvaitis MK (2008) “Population genetic structure of the New England cottontail” Poster presentation at the 64th annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Galloway, NJ, April 28. 

  • Professional Associations

    Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution   

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Entry last updated: Thursday, 20 Oct 2016