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ABOUT THE ALASKA
SCIENCE CENTER

SCIENCE OFFICES

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Andrew G. Hope

Title: Research Wildlife Geneticist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7012
Fax: (907) 786-7021
Email: ahope@usgs.gov

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Education and/or Training

Ph.D.2011University of New Mexico, NMBiology
M.S.2002Eastern New Mexico University, NMBiology
B.S.1999University of Glasgow, Glasgow, ScotlandZoology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Speciation and environmental change
Comparative phylogeography
Hybrid zone/Contact zone dynamics
Emerging infectious diseases and host/parasite coevolution
Conservation genetics
Mammalian systematics and phylogenetics

Professional Experience

2011-presentResearch Geneticist - U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
2010-2011Geneticist - U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
2004-2010Graduate Assistant Curator - Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1999-2002Graduate Assistant Curator - Natural History Museum, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

American Society of Mammalogists, 2000 - Present
Society for the Study of Evolution, 2005 - Present
Society of Systematic Biologists, 2010 - Present

Significant Recent Publications

Dawson, N. G., A. G. Hope, S. L. Talbot, and J. A. Cook. 2013. A multi-locus evaluation of ermine (Mustela erminea) across the Holarctic, testing hypotheses of Quaternary diversification in response to climate change. Journal of Biogeography, In Press.

Deardorff, E. R., R. A. Nofchissey, J. A. Cook, A. G. Hope, A. Tsvetkova, S. L. Talbot, and G. D. Ebel. 2013. Serological evidence of Powassen Virus in mammals from Russia, Alaska, and New Mexico, 2004-2007. Emerging Infectious Disease, In Press.

Hope, A. G., N. Panter, J. A. Cook, S. L. Talbot, and D. W. Nagorsen. 2013. Multi-locus phylogeography and systematic revision of North American water shrews (genus: Sorex). Journal of Mammalogy, In Press.

Hope, A. G., E. Waltari, D. C. Payer, J. A. Cook, and S. L. Talbot. 2013. Future distribution of tundra refugia in northern Alaska. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate1926.

Hope, A. G. 2012. High shrew diversity on Alaska's Seward Peninsula: Community assembly and environmental change. Northwestern Naturalist 93:101-110. doi: 10.1898/nwn11-26.1

Hope, A. G., N. Takebayashi, K. E. Galbreath, S. L. Talbot, and J. A. Cook. 2012. Temporal, spatial, and ecological dynamics of speciation among amphi-Beringian small mammals. Journal of Biogeography 40(3):415-429. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12056

Hope, A. G., K. A. Speer, J. R. Demboski, S. L. Talbot, and J. A. Cook. 2012. A climate for speciation: Rapid spatial diversification within the Sorex cinereus complex of shrews. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64:671-684. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.05.021

Pearce, J., T. DeGange, P. Flint, T. Fondell, D. Gustine, L. Holland-Bartels, A. Hope, J. Hupp, J. Koch, S. Talbot, D. Ward, and M. Whalen. 2012. Changing Arctic Ecosystems—Measuring and forecasting the response of Alaska's terrestrial ecosystem to a warming climate. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3144, 4 p.

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.

Hope, A. G., E. Waltari, V. B. Fedorov, A. V. Goropashnaya, S. L. Talbot, and J. A. Cook. 2011. Persistence and diversification of the Holarctic shrew (Sorex tundrensis), in response to climate change. Molecular Ecology 20(20):4346-4370. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05226.x

Kang, H. J., S. N. Bennett, A. G. Hope, J. A. Cook, and R. Yanagihara. 2011. Shared ancestry of a newfound mole-borne hantavirus and hantaviruses harbored by Cricetid rodents. Journal of Virology 85:7486-7593. doi: 10.1128/JVI.02450-10

Hope. A. G., E. Waltari, N. E. Dokuchaev, S. Abramov, T. Dupal, S. O. MacDonald, H. Henttonen, and J. A. Cook. 2010. New perspectives on biotic diversification at high latitudes provided by the Eurasian least shrew and Alaskan tiny shrew (Soricidae). Journal of Mammalogy 91:1041-1057. doi: 10.1644/09-MAMM-A-402.1

Kang, H. J., S. Arai, A. G. Hope, J. A. Cook, and R. Yanagihara. 2010. Novel hantavirus in the flat-skulled shrew (Sorex roboratus). Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 10:593-597. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2009.0159

Kang, H. J., S. Arai, A. G. Hope, J-W. Song, J. A. Cook, and R. Yanagihara. 2009. Genetic diversity and phylogeography of Seewis virus in the Eurasian common shrew in Finland and Hungary. Virology Journal 6 no. 208. doi:10.1186/1743-422X-6-208

Kang, H. J., S. N. Bennett, L. Sumibcay, S. Arai, A. G. Hope, G. Mocz, J-W. Song, J. A. Cook, and R. Yanagihara. 2009. Evolutionary Insights from a genetically divergent hantavirus harbored by the European common mole (Talpa europaea). PloS One 4(7): e6149. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006149

Arai, S., S. N. Bennett, L. Sumibcay, J. A. Cook, J-W. Song, A. Hope, C. Parmenter, V. R. Nerurkar, T. L. Yates, and R. Yanagihara. 2008. Short report: Phylogenetically distinct hantaviruses in the masked shrew (Sorex cinereus) and dusky shrew (Sorex monticolus) in the United States. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 78(2):348-351.

Hope, A. G. and R. R. Parmenter. 2007. Food habits of rodents inhabiting arid and semi-arid ecosystems of central New Mexico. Museum of Southwestern Biology Special Publication 9:1-75.

Cook, J. A., E. P. Hoberg, A. Koehler, S. O. MacDonald, H. Henttonen, L. Wickstrom, V. Haukisalmi, K. Galbreath, F. Chernyavski, N. Dokuchaev, A. Lahzuhtkin, A. Hope, E. Waltari, A. Runck, A. Veitch, R. Popko, E. Jenkins, S. Kutz, and R. Eckerlin. 2005. Beringia: Intercontinental exchange and diversification of high latitude mammals and their parasites during the Pliocene and Quaternary. Mammal Science 30:S33-S44.

Glass, G. E., T. L. Yates, J. B. Fine, T. M. Shields, J. B. Kendall, A. G. Hope, C. A. Parmenter, C. J. Peters, T. G. Ksiazek, C. S. Li, J. A. Patz, and J. N. Mills. 2002. Satellite imagery characterizes local animal reservoir populations of Sin Nombre virus in the southwestern United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99:16817-16822 doi: 10.1073/pnas.252617999

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