Dr. James W. Fetzner Jr.
Visiting Assistant Curator
Section of Invertebrate Zoology
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213-4080




    List of Publications

17. Wetzel, J. E., W. J. Poly and J. W. Fetzner, Jr. 2005. Orconectes pardalotus, a new species of crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from the lower Ohio River with notes on its life history. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology 10(2):57-72. [pdf]

16. Wiens, J. J, T. W. Reeder, J. W. Fetzner, Jr., C. L. Parkinson and W. E. Duellman.  2005.  Hylid Frog Phylogeny and Sampling Strategies for Speciose Clades.  Systematic Biology 54(5): 719-749.  [pdf]

15. Barker, M. S.,  S. W. Shaw, R. J. Hickey, J. E. Rawlins & J. W. Fetzner, Jr.  2005.  Lepidopteran soral crypsis on Caribbean ferns. Biotropica 37(2):314316.  [pdf]

14. Wetzel, J. E., W. J. Poly & J. W. Fetzner, Jr.  2004.  Morphological and genetic comparison of golden crayfish, Orconectes luteus, and rusty crayfish, Orconectes rusticus, with range corrections in Iowa and Minnesota.  Journal of Crustacean Biology 24(4):603-617.  [pdf]

13. Sinclair, E. A., J. W. Fetzner Jr., J. Buhay, and K. A. Crandall. 2004. Proposal to complete a phylogenetic taxonomy and systematic revision for freshwater crayfish (Astacida). Freshwater Crayfish. 14:21-29. [pdf]

12. Fetzner Jr., J.W. and K. A. Crandall.  2003.  Linear habitats and the Nested Clade Analysis: An empirical evaluation of geographic vs. river distances using an Ozark crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae).  Evolution.  57(9): 2101-2118. [pdf]

11. Cryan, J.R., J.K. Liebherr, J.W. Fetzner Jr., and M.F. Whiting.  2001.  Evaluation of Relationships within the Endemic Hawaiian Platynini (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Based on Molecular and Morphological Evidence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  21(1):72-85.  [pdf] [Data]

10. Fetzner Jr., J.W. and K.A. Crandall.  2002.  Genetic Variation.  In:  Biology of Freshwater Crayfish.  (D. Holdich, ed).   Pg. 291-326.  Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, England.  [pdf]

9. Crandall, K.A., J.W. Fetzner Jr., C. G. Jara, and L. Buckup.  2000.  On the Phylogenetic Positioning of the South American Freshwater Crayfish Genera (Decapoda: Parastacidae).  Journal of Crustacean Biology.  20(3):532-542.  [pdf]

8. Crandall, K. A., D. J. Harris, and J. W. Fetzner Jr. 2000. The monophyletic origin of freshwater crayfishes estimated from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B  267:1679-1686.  [pdf]

7. Fetzner Jr., J. W.  1999.  Extracting high quality DNA from shed reptile skins: A simplified method.  Biotechniques  26(6):1052-1054.  [pdf]

6. Crandall, K. A., J. W. Fetzner Jr., S. H. Lawler, M. Kinnersley, and C. M. Austin.  1999.  Phylogenetic relationships among the Australian and New Zealand genera of freshwater crayfish (Decapoda: Parastacidae).  Australian Journal of Zoology 47: 199-214.  [pdf]

5. Fetzner Jr., J. W. and K. A. Crandall.  1999. Genetic variability within and among populations of the golden crayfish (Orconectes luteus) determined using amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs).  Freshwater Crayfish 12: 396-412.  [pdf]

4. Fetzner Jr., J. W., R. J. Sheehan and L. W. Seeb.  1997.   Genetic implications of brood stock selection for crayfish aquaculture in the Midwestern United States.  Aquaculture 154(1): 39-55.  [pdf]

3. Fetzner Jr, J. W.  1996.  Biochemical systematics and evolution of the crayfish genus Orconectes (Decapoda:  Cambaridae).  Journal of Crustacean Biology 16(1): 111-141.  [pdf]

2. Krajewski, C. and J. W. Fetzner Jr.  1994.  Phylogeny of cranes (Gruiformes: Gruidae) based on cytochrome-b  DNA sequences.  The Auk 111(2):351-365.   [pdf]

1. Krajewski, C. and J. W. Fetzner Jr.  1994.  Ancient DNA from the Cuban Sandhill Crane.  The Ancient DNA Newsletter 1(2): 24-25.  [pdf]

In Prep Papers:

Fetzner Jr., J. W. and L. R. Miller.  In Prep.  Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the kingsnakes and milk snakes (Colubridae: Lampropeltis) based on complete cytochrome-b DNA sequences. [pdf] [Data]


3. Fetzner Jr., J. W. and Robert J. DiStefano. 2005Phylogeographic analysis of Orconectes williamsi, a critically imperiled crayfish from the upper White River drainage of southwestern Missouri:  Implications for conservation.  Missouri Department of Conservation, Final Report. Columbia, Missouri. (Final project report submitted to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service).

2. Poly, W. J. and J. W. Fetzner Jr.  2005.  Population genetics of the fringed darter, Etheostoma crossopterum, in Illinois as determined from analysis of three microsatellite loci in five populations.  Final report submitted to Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Project funded through the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund.

1. Seeb, L. W., C. Habicht, W. D. Templin, J. W. Fetzner Jr., R. B. Gates and J. E. Seeb. 1995. Genetic diversity of Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of Cook Inlet, Alaska, and its application to restoration of injured populations of the Kenai River. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Project Final Report. Restoration Projects 93012 and 94255. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries Management and Development, Anchorage, Alaska.   [pdf 7.6Mb]

    Ph.D. Dissertation & MS Thesis:

Fetzner, J.W., Jr.  2001. Molecular Population Genetics and Phylogeography of the Golden Crayfish (Orconectes luteus) Inferred from Mitochondrial 16S Gene Sequences and Hypervariable Microsatellite Loci.  Ph.D. Dissertation.  Department of Zoology, Brigham Young University.  [pdf]

Fetzner, J.W., Jr.  1993.  Molecular Systematics and Evolution of the Crayfish Genus Orconectes (Decapoda: Cambaridae): Relationships Among Subgenera.  M.S. Thesis.  Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  [pdf]


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