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Monte Carlo methods for inference in population genetic models
This dissertation describes novel applications of Monte Carlo and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques to statistical inference in problems from the field of conservation genetics. The inference problems are motivated by issues arising in the conservation and management of trout and salmon. The first half of the thesis ...
The dynamics and effects of bacterial kidney disease in Snake River spring Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Bacterial kidney disease (BKD) is endemic in Snake River spring chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) stocks of both wild and hatchery origin, and may be partially responsible for their poor returns in recent years. BKD is particularly difficult to control due to the chronic nature of the disease. Renibacterium salmoninarum, ...