She works on hybridization between Yellowstone cutthroat trout and rainbow trout in the North Fork Shoshone River drainage in Wyoming. This project will clarify to what extent native (Yellowstone cutthroat) and non-native (rainbow trout) salmonids hybridize in this river system and how consistent or variable hybridization dynamics are at different locations where the two species meet.
Liz specializes in using genomic data to understand issues of conservation significance for native fish in the mountain west. She has previously worked on hybridization in Catostomus fishes (suckers), and on population genetic structure of burbot. Liz completed her PhD at the University of Wyoming in 2016 in Alex Buerkle’s lab.
Mandeville, E.G., T.L. Parchman, S.J. Song, K.G. Thompson, R.I. Compton, K.R. Gelwicks, and C.A. Buerkle. 2017. Inconsistent reproductive isolation is revealed by interactions between Catostomus fish species. Evolution Letters. 1: 255-268. link
Gompert, Z., E.G. Mandeville, and C.A. Buerkle. 2017. Analysis of population genomic data from hybrid zones. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 48: 207-229. link
Wagner, C.E, and E.G. Mandeville. 2017. Speciation, species persistence and the goals of studying genomic barriers to gene flow. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30: 1512–1515. link
Walters, A.W., E.G. Mandeville, W.C. Saunders, P.C. Gerrity, J.A. Skorupski, Z.E. Underwood, and E. Gardunio. 2017. Comparison of burbot populations across adjacent native and invaded ranges. Aquatic Invasions, 12: 251-262. link
Underwood, Z, Mandeville, EG, Walters A. 2016. Population connectivity and genetic structure of burbot populations in the Wind River Basin, Wyoming. Hydrobiologia, 765, 329-342. link
*Mandeville, EG, Parchman, TL, McDonald, DB, Buerkle, CA. 2015. Highly variable reproductive isolation among pairs of Catostomus species. Molecular Ecology, 24, 1856-1872. link
*This publication was featured in a Molecular Ecology “News and Views” article by Dr. Asher Cutter. link
Palkovacs, EP, Mandeville, EG, Post, DM. 2014. Contemporary trait change in a classic ecological experiment: rapid decrease in alewife gill-raker spacing following introduction to an inland lake. Freshwater Biology, 59, 1897-1901. link