DAVIS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES & DESIGN
DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Amy Welsh

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Amy Welsh

Amy Welsh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Wildlife & Fisheries

Contact Information

West Virginia University
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
PO Box 6125
Morgantown, WV 26506-6125

Telephone: (304) 293-0718
Fax: (304) 293-2441
Email: Amy.Welsh@mail.wvu.edu

WILD GENOMICS: A Conservation Genetic Laboratory at West Virginia University

Education

Ph.D. 2006 Ecology
University of California – Davis

M.F.S. 1999 Forensic Science
George Washington University

B.S. 1996 Zoology
University of Maryland

Professional Employment

Assistant Professor
West Virginia University
Wildlife & Fisheries Resources Program
August 2011 to Present

Assistant Professor
State University of New York – Oswego
Department of Biological Sciences
2006-2011

Courses Taught

Introduction to Conservation Ecology (WMAN 150)
Conservation Genetics (WMAN 330, 630)

Research Interests

Conservation genetics of fish and wildlife populations; wildlife forensics.

Selected Publications

Buckner, J., Welsh, A.B., and Sime, K.R. (2014) Evidence for population differentiation in the bog buckmoth of New York State. Northeastern Naturalist 21(4): 506-514.

Welsh, A. and Jackson, J.R. (2014) The effect of multi-year versus single-year stocking on lake sturgeon genetic diversity. Journal of Applied Ichthyology DOI 10.1111/jai.12544.

Welsh, A.B., Baerwald, M.R., Friday, M., and May, B. (2014) The effect of multiple spawning events on cohort genetic diversity. Environmental Biology of Fishes DOI 10.1007/s10641-014-0309-9.

Welsh, A. (2014) Genetic considerations in the restoration of small forest populations: perspectives from fish and wildlife genetics. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 33: s66-s92.

Welsh, A. (2013) Recognizing the genetic population structure of lake sturgeon. In: N. Auer & D. Dempsey (eds) The Great Lake Sturgeon. Michigan State University Press, Michigan, pp. 79-92.

Questel, J., Walsh, M., Smith, Jr., R., and Welsh, A. (2012) New data on mitochondrial diversity and origin of Hemimysis anomala in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38: 14-18.

Welsh, A.B. and Mohamed, K.I. (2011) Genetic diversity of Striga hermonthica populations in Ethiopia: evaluating the role of geography and host specificity in shaping population structure. International Journal of Plant Sciences 172: 773-782.

Brooking, T., Rudstam, L.G., Krueger, S.D., Jackson, J.R., Welsh, A.B., and Fetzer, W.W. (2010) First occurrence of the mysid Hemimysis anomala in an inland lake in North America, Oneida Lake, NY. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36: 577-581.

Welsh, A. and McLeod, D. (2010) Detection of natural barriers to lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) movement within the Namakan River, Ontario. Canadian Journal of Zoology 88: 390-397.

Welsh, A.B., Elliott, R.F., Scribner, K.T., Quinlan, H.R., Baker, E.A., Eggold, B.T., Holtgren, J.M., Krueger, C.C., May, B. (2010) Genetic guidelines for the stocking of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Great Lakes basin. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Miscellaneous Publication 2010-01.

Welsh, A., Hill, T., Quinlan, H., Robinson, C. and May, B. (2008) Genetic assessment of lake sturgeon population structure in the Laurentian Great Lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28: 572-591.

Baerwald, M.B., Welsh, A.B., Hedrick, R.P., and May, B. (2008) Discovery of genes implicated in whirling disease infection and resistance in rainbow trout using genome-wide expression profiling. BMC Genomics 9:37.

Welsh, A. and May, B. (2006) Development and standardization of disomic microsatellite markers for lake sturgeon genetic studies. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 22: 337-344.

Welsh, A. (2004) Factors influencing the effectiveness of local versus national protection of migratory species: a case study of lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes, North America. Environmental Science and Policy 7(4): 315-328.

Welsh, A., Blumberg, M., & May, B. (2003) Identification of microsatellite loci in lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens, and their variability in green sturgeon, A. medirostris. Molecular Ecology Notes 3(1): 47-55.