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G. Kevin Sage

Title: Geneticist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7189
Fax: (907) 786-7021

Education and/or Training

M.S.1993University of Montana, Missoula, MTZoology
B.S.1985University of Montana, Missoula, MTWildlife Biology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Conservation genetics of North American salmon and trout.

Professional Experience

1996 - PresentResearch Geneticist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1989 -1995Research Assistant, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
1986 - 1988Fisheries Field Worker, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Kalispell, Montana

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

American Fisheries Society
Alaska Chapter American Fisheries Society
Montana Chapter American Fisheries Society

Significant Recent Publications

Roffler, G. H., S. L. Talbot, G. Luikart, G. K. Sage, K. Pilgrim, L. G. Adams, and M. K. Schwartz. 2014. Lack of sex-biased dispersal promotes fine-scale genetic structure in alpine ungulates. Conservation Genetics. doi: 10.1007/s10592-014-0583-2

Sonsthagen, S. A., K. Fales, C. V. Jay, G. K. Sage, and S. L. Talbot. 2014. Spatial variation and low diversity in the Major Histocompatibility Complex in walrus (Odobenus rosmarus). Polar Biology, In Press.

Farley, S. D., S. L. Talbot, G. K. Sage, R. Sinnott, and J. Coltrane. 2013. Use of DNA from bite marks to determine species and individuals animals that attack humans. Wildlife Society Bulletin: in press.

White, C. M., S. A. Sonsthagen, S. L. Talbot, G. K. Sage, C. M. Anderson, T. Maechtle, and J. Longmire. 2013. Genetic relationships among some subspecies of Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus L.), inferred from mitochondrial DNA control region sequences. Auk. 130(1):78-87. doi: 10.1525/auk.2012.11173

Dial C. R. S. L. Talbot, G. K. Sage, M. T. Seidensticke and D. W. Holt. 2012. Cross-species amplification of microsatellite markers in the Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus, Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus and Snowy Owl B. scandiacus for use in population genetics, individual identification and parentage studies. Yamashina Institute for Ornithology 44:1–12.

Gangoso, L., M. Alcaide, J. M. Grande, J. Munoz, S. L. Talbot, S. A. Sonsthagen, G. K. Sage, and J. Figuerola. 2012. Colonizing the world in spite of reduced MHC variation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25(7):1438-1447. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02529.x

Miller, W., S. C. Schuster, A. J. Welch, A. Ratan, O. C. Bedoya-Reina, F. Zhao, H. Lim Kim, R. C. Burhans, D. I. Drautz, N. E. Wittekindt, L. P. Tomsho, E. Ibarra-Laclette, L. Herrera-Estrella, E. Peacock, S. Farley, G. K. Sage, K. Rode, M. Obbard, R. Montiel, L. Bachmann, Ó. Ingólfsson, J. Aars, T. Mailund, Ř. Wiig, S. L. Talbot, and C. Lindqvist. 2012. Polar and brown bear genomes reveal ancient admixture and demographic footprints of past climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1210506109

Sonsthagen, S. A., T. J. Coonan, B. C. Latta, G. K. Sage, and S. L. Talbot. 2012. Effect of a recent colonization on genetic diversity of a territorial raptor the Golden Eagle. Biological Conservation 146:116-122.doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.11.031

Sonsthagen, S. A., C. V. Jay, A. S. Fischbach, G. K. Sage, and S. L. Talbot. 2012. Spatial genetic structure and asymmetrical gene flow within the Pacific walrus. Journal of Mammalogy 93(6):1512-1524. doi: 10.1644/11-MAMM-A-344.1

Sonsthagen, S. A., E. L. McClaren, F. I. Doyle, K. Titus, G. K. Sage, R. E. Wilson, J. R. Gust, and S. L. Talbot. 2012. Identification of metapopulation dynamics in Northern Goshawk of the Alexander Archipelago and coastal British Columbia. Conservation Genetics, 13:1045-1057. doi: 10.1007/s10592-012-0352-z

Sonsthagen, S. A., G. K. Sage, M. Fowler, A. G. Hope, J. A. Cook, and S. L.Talbot. 2012. Development and characterization of 21 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the barren-ground shrew, Sorex ugyunak (Mammalia: Sorcidae), through next-generation sequencing, and cross-species amplification in the masked shrew, S. cinereus. Conservation Genetics Resources, doi: 10.1007/s12686-012-9792-5.

Toussaint, R., D. Scheel, G.K. Sage, and S.L. Talbot. 2012. Nuclear and mitochondrial markers reveal evidence for genetically segregated cryptic speciation in giant Pacific octopuses from Prince William Sound, Alaska. Conservation Genetics 13:1483-1497.

Williams, I., B. M. Guzzetti, J. R. Gust, G. K. Sage, R. E. Gill Jr., T. L. Tibbitts, S. A. Sonsthagen, and S.L. Talbot. 2012. Polymorphic microsatellite loci identified through development and cross-species amplification within shorebirds. Journal of Ornithology. 153:593-601. doi: 10.1007/s10336-011-0811-1

Booms, T. L., S. L. Talbot, G. K. Sage, B. J. McCaffery, K. G. McCracken, and P. L. Schempf. 2011. Nest-site fidelity and dispersal of gyrfalcons estimated by noninvasive genetic sampling. Condor 113:768-778.

Scribner, K. Y., G. K. Sage, C. Soiseth, L. Thorsteinson, E. Knudsen and J. L. Nielsen. submitted. Coho salmon colonization in recently deglaciated streams in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Journal of Fish Biology.

K. M. Ramstad, C. A. Woody, G. K. Sage, and F. W. Allendorf. 2004. Founding events influence genetic population structure of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Lake Clark, Alaska. Molecular Ecology 13:277-290.

Nielsen, J. L., I. Williams, G. K. Sage, and C. E. Zimmerman. 2003. The importance of genetic verification for determination of Atlantic salmon in north Pacific waters. Journal of Fish Biology. 62:871-878.

Nielsen, J. L., G. K. Sage, S. Pavey, R. Valenzuela and T. Wiacek. 2003. Hatchery and wild steelhead genetics in Idaho: Report #1: Dworshak Hatchery stocks in the Clearwater drainage. Technical Report submitted to Idaho Fish and Game April, 2003.

Nielsen, J. L. and G. K. Sage. 2002. Microsatellite analyses of San Mateo Creek trout, 2001. Technical Report submitted to US Department of Defense, Camp Pendleton, CA. January 14, 2002.

Nielsen, J. L. and G. K. Sage. 2002. Population genetic structure in Lahontan cutthroat trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131:376-388.

Nielsen, J. L. and G. K. Sage. 2002. Genetic analysis of temporal spawning populations of Lahontan cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) from Pyramid Lake. Bailey Environmental Consulting 11pp..

Nielsen, J. L. and G. K. Sage. 2002. Microsatellite sequence reveals significant haplotype diversity in Central Valley chinook stocks. Final technical report submiitted to California Department of Fish and Game June 2002.

Nielsen, J. L. and K. Sage. 2001. Microsatellite analyses of the trout of Northwest Mexico. Genetica 111(1-3):269-278.

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