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Division of Biology
116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

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* indicates undergraduate or gradute student colleagues


39. Combe FJ, Jaster L, Ricketts A, Haukos D, Hope AG. In press. Population genomics of free ranging Great Plains white-tailed and mule deer reflects a long history of inter-specific hybridization. Evolutionary Applications. Link

38. Kays R, Lasky M, Allen ML, Dowler R, Hawkins MTR, Hope AG, Kohli BA, Mathis VL, McLean B, Olson LE, Thompson CW, Thornton D, Widness J, Cove MV. In press. What is a picture worth: Which mammals can be identified from camera traps and citizen scientist photographs? Journal of Mammalogy. 

37. Combe FJ, Sikes DS, Tkach VV, Hope AG. 2021. Origins and diversity of the Bering Sea Island fauna: shifting linkages across the northern continents. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22, 1-28. Link

36. Hope AG, Gragg SF*, Nippert JB, Combe FJ. 2021. Consumer roles of small mammals within fragmented native tallgrass prairie. Ecosphere, 12, e03441. Link

35. Bruckerhoff LB*, Connell RK*, Guinnip JP*, Adhikari E*, Godar A*, Gido KB, Boyle AW, Hope AG, Joern A, Welti E. 2020. Harmony on the prairie? Grassland plant and animal community responses to variation in climate across land-use gradients. Ecology, e02986. Link

34. Hope AG, Stephens RB, Mueller SD*, Tkach VV, Demboski JR. 2020. Speciation of North American pygmy shrews (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae) supports spatial but not temporal congruence of diversification among boreal species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 129, 41-60. Link

33. Hope AG. 2020. Arctic Tundra Mammals. Elsevier Reference Module, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes. doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11770-1. (invited review) Link

32. Galbreath KE, Hoberg EP, Cook JA, Bell KC, Campbell ML, Dunnum JL, Dursahinhan AT, Eckerlin RP, Gardner SL, Greiman SE, Henttonen H, Jiménez FA, Koehler AVA, Nyamsuren B, Tkach VV, Torres-Pérez F, Tsvetkova A, Hope AG. 2019. Building an integrated infrastructure for exploring biodiversity: field collections and archives of mammals and parasites. Journal of Mammalogy, 100. doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyz048. Link

31. Bell KC, Blood BR, Connors PK, Finck EJ, Greene D, Hanson JD, Hope AG, Jansa SA, Kelt DA, Lacey EA, Lessa EP, Light JE, Long RA, Maldonado J, Mathis VL, McCain C, McGowan M, Olson LE, Platt RN, Rachlow JL, Ricketts A, Ruedas LA, Ryan JM, Sheffield SR, Sikes RS, Smith WP, Speer KA, Thompson CW, Wilson D, Woodman N. 2019. Ninety-Ninth Annual Meeting American Society of Mammalogists Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Journal of Mammalogy 100, 2009-2014. Link

30. Tkach VV, Hope AG, Greiman SE. 2019. Method of rapid fixation of gastrointestinal helminths parasitic in small mammals. Acta Parasitologica. doi.org/10.2478/s11686-019-00028-w. Link

29. Greiman SE, Cook JA, Tkach VV, Hoberg EP, Menning DM, Hope AG, Sonsthagen SA, Talbot SL. 2018. Museum metabarcoding: a novel method revealing gut helminth communities of small mammals across space and time. International Journal for Parasitology, 48, 1061-1070. Link

28. Hope AG, Sandercock BK, Malaney JL. 2018. Collection of scientific specimens: Benefits for biodiversity sciences and limited impacts on communities of small mammals. BioScience, 68, 35-42. Link

27. Nagorsen DW, Panter N, Hope AG. 2017. Are the western water shrew (Sorex navigator) and American water shrew (Sorex palustris) morphologically distinct? Canadian Journal of Zoology, 95, 727-736. Link

26. Cook JA, Galbreath KE, Bell KC, Campbell ML, Carrière S, Colella JP, Dawson NG, Dunnum JL, Eckerlin RP, Greiman SE, Fedorov V, Hass GMS, Haukisalmi V, Henttonen H, Hope AG, Jackson D, Jung T, Koehler AV, Kinsella M, Krejsa D, Kutz SJ, Liphardt S, MacDonald SO, Malaney JL, Makarikov A, Martin J, McLean BS, Mulders R, Nyamsuren B, Talbot SL, Tkach VV, Tsvetkova A, Toman HM, Waltari EC, Whitman JL, Hoberg EP. 2017. The Beringian Coevolution Project: Holistic Collections of Mammals and Associated Parasites Reveal Novel Perspectives on Evolutionary and Environmental Change in the North. Arctic Science, 3, 585-617. Link

25. Hope AG, Waltari E, Morse NR*, Cook JA, Flamme MJ, Talbot SL. 2017. Predicting mammalian community changes within National Parks. Alaska Park Science Journal, 16, 71-76. Link

24. Hope AG, Greiman SE, Tkach VV, Hoberg EP, Cook JA. 2016. Shrews and their parasites: Small species indicate big changes [in Arctic Report Card 2016], http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card. Link

23. Hope AG, Malaney JL, Bell KC, Salazar-Miralles F, Chavez AS, Barber BR, Cook JA. 2016. Revision of widespread red squirrels (genus: Tamiasciurus) highlights the complexity of speciation within North American forests. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 100, 170-182. Link

22. Dial RJ, Becker M, Hope AG, Thomas J, Alexandrovna K, Golden T, Shain DH. 2016. The role of low temperatures on the geographic distribution of the glacial ice worm, Mesenchytraeus solifugus (Annelida: Oligochaeta; Enchytraeidae). Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 48(1), 199-211. Link

21. Hope AG, Waltari E, Malaney JL, Payer DC, Cook JA, Talbot SL. 2015. Arctic Biodiversity: increasing richness accompanies shrinking refugia for a cold-associated tundra fauna. Ecosphere, 6(9), art159. Link

20. Peacock E, Sonsthagen SA, Obbard ME, Boltunov A, Regehr EV, Ovsyanikov N, Aars J, Atkinson SN, Sage GK, Hope AG, Zeyl E, Bachmann L, Ehrich D, Scribner KT, Amstrup SC, Belikov S, Born E, Derocher AE, Stirling I, Taylor MK, Wiig Ø, Paetkau D, Talbot SL. 2015. Implications of the circumpolar genetic structure of polar bears for their ecology, evolution and conservation in a rapidly warming Arctic. PLoS ONE, 10(1), e112021. Link

19. Hope AG, Ho SYW, Malaney JL, Cook JA, Talbot SL. 2014. Accounting for rate variation among lineages in comparative demographic analyses. Evolution, 68, 2689-2700. Link

18. Hope AG, Panter N, Cook JA, Talbot SL, Nagorsen DW. 2014. Multi-locus phylogeography and systematic revision of North American water shrews (genus: Sorex). Journal of Mammalogy, 95, 722-738. Link

17. Dawson NG, Hope AG, Talbot SL, Cook JA. 2014. A multilocus evaluation of ermine (Mustela erminea) across the Holarctic, testing hypotheses of Pleistocene diversification in response to climate change. Journal of Biogeography41, 464-475. Link

16. Deardorff ER, Nofchissey RA, Cook JA, Hope AG, Tsvetkova A, Talbot SL, Ebel GD. 2013. Powassan Virus in Mammals, Alaska and New Mexico, USA, and Russia, 2004–2007. Emerging Infectious Disease19, 2012-2016. Link

15. Hope AG, Waltari E, Payer DC, Cook JA, Talbot SL. 2013. Future distribution of tundra refugia in northern Alaska. Nature Climate Change3, 931-938. Link

14. Hope AG, Takebayashi N, Galbreath KE, Talbot SL, Cook JA. 2013. Synthesis: Temporal, spatial and ecological dynamics of speciation among amphi-Beringian small mammals. Journal of Biogeography40, 415-429. Link

13. Sonsthagen SA, Sage GK, Fowler M, Hope AG, Cook JA, Talbot SL. 2013. Development and characterization of 21 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the barren-groud shrew, Sorex ugyunak (Mammalia: Soricidae), through next-generation sequencing, and cross-species amplification in the masked shrew, S. cinereus. Conservation Genetics Resources5, 315-318. Link

12. Hope AG. 2012. High shrew diversity on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula: community assembly and environmental change. Northwestern Naturalist 93, 101-110. Link

11. Hope AG, Speer KA, Demboski JR, Talbot SL, Cook JA. 2012 A climate for speciation: rapid spatial diversification within the Sorex cinereus complex of shrews. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution64, 671-684. Link

10. Hope AG, Waltari E, Fedorov VB, Goropashnaya AV, Talbot SL, Cook JA. 2011 Persistence and diversification of the Holarctic shrew, Sorex tundrensis (Family Soricidae), in response to climate change. Molecular Ecology 20, 4346-4370. Link

9. Kang HJ, Bennett SN, Hope AG, Cook JA, Yanagihara R. 2011 Shared ancestry of a newfound mole-borne hantavirus and hantaviruses harbored by Cricetid rodents. Journal of Virology85, 7486-7593. Link

8. Hope AG, Waltari E, Dokuchaev NE, Abramov S, Dupal T, MacDonald SO, Henttonen H, Cook JA. 2010. High-latitude diversification within Eurasian least shrews and Alaska tiny shrews (Soricidae). Journal of Mammalogy91, 1041-1057. Link

7. Kang HJ, Arai S, Hope AG, Cook JA, Yanagihara R. 2010. Novel hantavirus in the flat-skulled shrew (Sorex roboratus). Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases10, 593-597. Link

6. Kang HJ, Arai S, Hope AG, Song J-W, Cook JA, Yanagihara R. 2009. Genetic diversity and phylogeography of Seewis virus in the Eurasian common shrew in Finland and Hungary. Virology Journal 6, 208. Link

5. Kang HJ, Bennett SN, Sumibcay L, Arai S, Hope AG, Mocz G, Song J-W, Cook JA, Yanagihara R. 2009. Evolutionary Insights from a genetically divergent hantavirus harbored by the European common mole (Talpa europaea). PloS One4, 7. Link

4. Arai S, Bennett SN, Sumibcay L, Cook JA, Song JW, Hope A, Parmenter C, Nerurkar VR, Yates TL, Yanagihara R. 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 Hygiene78, 348-351. Link

3. Hope AG, Parmenter RR. 2007. Food habits of rodents inhabiting arid and semi-arid ecosystems of central New Mexico. Museum of Southwestern Biology Special Publication No. 9, 1-75. Link

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

1. Glass GE, Yates TL, Fine JB, Shields TM, Kendall JB, Hope AG, Parmenter CA, Peters CJ, Ksiazek TG, Li CS, Patz JA, Mills JN. 2002. Satellite imagery characterizes local animal reservoir populations of Sin Nombre virus in the southwestern United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA99, 16817-16822. Link


Click .pdf links to view presentations.

*indicate graduate or undergraduate students in the Hope Lab.


Galfano TM*, Hope AG. A conservation and taxonomic assessment of least shrews across North America. Fall 2021. Central Plains Society of Mammalogists. Remote. Research Talk.


Herrera TM*, HopeAG. Obscured concordance for Great Plains mammals: Lineage-specific diversification and community assembly through time. Fall 2021. Central Plains Society of Mammalogists. Remote. Research Talk.


Wiens BJ*, and Hope AG. Conservation genomics of the Pribilof Island shrew. Summer 2021. American Society of Mamalogists. Remote. Research Talk.


Jones MA*, and Hope AG. Hybridization dynamics of shrews across the boreal-tundra ecotone in northern Alaska. Summer 2021. American Society of Mamalogists. Remote. Research Talk.


Herrera TM* and Hope AG. Comparative phylogeography of Great Plains mammals. Summer 2021. American Society of Mamalogists. Remote. Research Talk.


Galfano TM*, Hope AG. Conservation genomics of least shrews. Summer 2021. American Society of Mamalogists. Remote. Research Talk.


Galfano TM*, Hope AG. A conservation genetics assessment of least shrews across North America. Fall 2020. Central Plains Society of Mammalogists. Remote. Research Talk.


Wiens BJ*, Hope AG. Genomic flatlining in the endemic Pribilof Islands shrew. Central Plains Society of Mammalogists. Fall 2020. Remote. Research Talk.


Herrera T*, Hope AG. Phylogeography of Boreal small mammals: Establishing a framework for understanding biodiversity responses to climate change. Fall 2020. McNair Heartland Conference. Research Talk.

30 January 2020
Kansas Natural Resource Conference 2020.

Integrated eco-evolutionary investigations of small mammal community dynamics in Kansas. .pdf


18 October 2019
Nature Conservency of Canada, Manitoba Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Research Symposium

Manitoba small mammal surveys, 2019. .pdf


9 July 2019
Ecological Genomics Research Symposium 2019

Hope AG
Integrating mammalian specimen archives, long-term research initiatives, and conservation genomics. Research Talk.


31 June 2019
American Society of Mammalogists - Washington DC

Hope AG
Integrating mammalian specimen archives, long-term research initiatives, and natural resource conservation. .pdf


30 June 2019
American Society of Mammalogists - Washington DC

Meacham KR, Schmidt ME, Combe FJ, Hope AG
Spatiotemporal prevalence of parasites with mammal community turnover and woody encroachment in the Great Plains. .pdf


30 June 2019
American Society of Mammalogists - Washington DC

Schmidt ME, Meacham KR, Combe FJ, Hope AG
What are the evolutionary origins of Kansas mammals? Community assembly dynamics through the Great Plains. .pdf


5 April 2019
LSU Museum of Natural Science Lecture Series

Hope AG
Exploring the evolution of shrews for applied biodiversity management. Invited Seminar.


25 February 2019
MCDB Seminar Series

Hope AG
Small mammal contact zones and evolutionary cascades: Methods for genomic investigations within complex host-parasite systems. K-State DoB Invited Seminar .pdf


12 February 2019
Alaska Forum on the Environment Conference, Anchorage AK.

Swanson S, DiFolco J, Vinson D, Knavel P, Caldwell W, Kremer B, Matz A, Hope A, Flamme M
Developing procedures to establish baseline environmental contaminant levels for small mammals in Alaska Parklands .pdf


2 November 2018
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hope AG
Biodiversity conservation via evolutionary analysis of common species: Case studies from North American shrews. Invited Departmental Seminar .pdf


28 June 2018
American Society of Mammalogists - Kansas State University

Gragg SF, Nippert J, Hope AG
"Isotopic trophic niche dynamics of small mammal communities reveal spatiotemporal complexity across an experimental prairie woodland mosaic" .pdf


28 June 2018
American Society of Mammalogists - Kansas State University

Jimenez FA, HopeAG, Penticoff H
"Nematode assemblages provide a first glimpse of mammal-helminth community dynamics within the central Great Plains"


29 May 2018
Konza LTER Annual Meeting - Konza Prairie Biological Station

Hope AG
"Status of small mammal research on Konza 2018" .pdf