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Publications

  • Hinojosa-Alvarez, S., R.P. Walter, P. Diaz-Jaimes, F. Galván-Magaña and E.M. Paig-Tran. 2016. A potential third Manta Ray species near the Yucatán Peninsula? Evidence for a recently diverged and novel genetic Manta group from the Gulf of Mexico. PeerJ 4: e2586.

  • Balasingham, K.D., R.P. Walter and D.D. Heath. 2016. Residual eDNA detection sensitivity assessed by quantitative real-time PCR in a river ecosystem. Molecular Ecology Resources 17: 523-532.

  • Alda, F., R.B. Gagne, R.P. Walter and et al. 2016. Colonization and demographic expansion of amphidromous stream fauna across the Hawaiian Archipelago. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 2054-2069.

  • Roy, D., K. Lucek, R. Walter and O. Seehausen. 2015. Hybrid ‘superswarm’ leads to rapid divergence and establishment of populations during a biological invasion. Molecular Ecology 24: 5394-5411.

  • Glass, W., R. Walter, D. Heath, N. Mandrak and L. Corkum. 2015. Genetic structure and diversity of spotted gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) at its northern range edge. Conservation Genetics 16: 889-899.

  • Hussey, N., A. Cosandey-Godin, R. Walter, K. Hedges, M. VanGerwen-Toyne, A. Barkley, S. Kessel and A. Fisk. 2015. Juvenile Greenland sharks Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) in the Canadian Arctic. Polar Biology 38: 493-504.

  • Ginson, R., R. Walter, N. Mandrak, C. Beneteau and D. Heath. 2015. Hierarchical analysis of genetic structure in the habitat‐specialist Eastern Sand Darter (Ammocrypta pellucida). Ecology and Evolution 5: 695-708.

  • Carreon-Martinez, L., R. Walter, T. Johnson, S. Ludsin and D. Heath. 2015. Benefits of Turbid River Plume Habitat for Lake Erie Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) Recruitment Determined by Juvenile to Larval Genotype Assignment. PloS One 10: e0125234-e0125218.

  • Walter, R., S. Kessel, N. Alhasan, A. Fisk, D. Heath, T. Chekchak, R. Klaus, M. Younis, G. Hill and B. Jones. 2014. First record of living Manta alfredi × Manta birostris hybrid. Marine Biodiversity 44: 1-2.

  • Smit, J., D. Heath and R. Walter. 2014. molecular genetic lab to generate inclusive and exclusive forensic evidence: Two suspects, a victim, and a bloodstained T-shirt. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 42: 230-236.

  • Lindstrom, D., M. Blum, R. Walter, R. Gagne and J. Gilliam. 2012. Molecular and Morphological Evidence of Distinct Evolutionary Lineages of Awaous guamensis in Hawai'i and Guam. Copeia 2012: 293-300.

  • Walter, R., C. Cena, G. Morgan and D. Heath. 2012. Historical and Anthropogenic Factors Affecting the Population Genetic Structure of Ontario's Inland Lake Populations of Walleye (Sander vitreus). Journal of Heredity 103: 831-841.

  • Beneteau, C., R. Walter, N. Mandrak and D. Heath. 2012. Range expansion by invasion. Biological Invasions 14: 191-201.

  • Lindstrom, D., M. Blum, R. Walter, R. Gagne and J. Gilliam. 2012. Molecular and Morphological Evidence of Distinct Evolutionary Lineages of Awaous guamensis in Hawai'i and Guam. Copeia 2012: 293-300.

  • Hogan, J., M. Blum and R. Walter. 2011. Characterization of ten novel microsatellite markers in Awaous guamensis with comments on cross amplification in congeners and other amphidromous fish native to Hawai'i. Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 275-277.

  • WALTER, R., M. BLUM, S. SNIDER, I. PATERSON, P. BENTZEN, B. LAMPHERE and J. GILLIAM. 2011. Isolation and differentiation of Rivulus hartii across Trinidad and neighboring islands. Molecular Ecology 20: 601-618.

  • Walter, R., J. Hogan, G. Haffner and D. Heath. 2011. Genetic structure and connectivity among lake populations of threatened Paratherina sailfin silversides from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Conservation Genetics 12: 1387-1393.

  • Salas, E., H. Molina-Ureña, R. Walter and D. Heath. 2010. Local and regional genetic connectivity in a Caribbean coral reef fish. Marine Biology 157: 437-445.

  • Walter, R., J. Shrimpton and D. Heath. 2010. Reply to the comment by Beacham and Withler on "Gene flow increases temporal stability of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) populations in the Upper Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 206-208.

  • Pitcher, T., C. Beneteau, R. Walter, C. Wilson, N. Mandrak and D. Heath. 2009. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the redside dace, Clinostomus elongatus. Conservation Genetics Resources 1: 381-383.

  • Walter, R., T. Aykanat, D. Kelly, J. Shrimpton and D. Heath. 2009. Gene flow increases temporal stability of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) populations in the Upper Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66: 167-167.

  • WALTER, R., J. OVENDEN and D. HEATH. 2007. Characterization of four tetranucleotide and six dinucleotide microsatellite markers for use in the tropical freshwater fish Telmatherina antoniae and related species. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 651-653.

  • Walter, R. and J. Haynes. 2006. Fish and coral community structure are related on shallow water patch reefs near San Salvador, Bahamas. Bulletin of Marine Science 79: 365-374.

  • Walter, R., J. Haynes and C. Lowie. 2001. Comparison of Walleye Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) Information with Habitat Features of a Walleye Spawning Stream. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16: 621-631.

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Educational Background

  • 2009 – Ph.D., University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Evolutionary Genetics)

  • 2002 – M.S., State University of New York at Brockport (Biological Science)

  • 2000 – B.S., State University of New York at Brockport (Biological Science)

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