Hugh Britten

Hugh Britten

Professor

BIOLOGY

Churchill-Haines Labs 169A

Phone: (605) 677-6179

Email: Hugh.Britten@usd.edu

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/hughbritten1/home

Education:

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher/Research Faculty, Conservation genetics, University of Nevada - Reno, 1994
  • Ph D, Biology, Montana State University, 1991
  • MS, Ecology, University of Tennessee, 1985
  • BS, Biology, Niagara University, 1981

Research:

  • Captive Rearing Program to facilitate habitat evaluation, head-starting, and population augmentation for the Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) in Illinois., Illinois Dept of Natural Resources, (2012 - 2014)

Grants:

  • Development of eDNA Techniques to Detect the Endangered Hine's Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) and Devil Crayfish (Cambarus Diogenes) at a Landscape Level, year 2, USGS. (2017 - 2018)
  • , BRIN-AISES. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - 2017)
  • Tularemia: Active surveillance of ticks from small mammals in Lower Brule, South Dakota, USD. Grant Role: Principal. (2016 - 2016)
  • , BRIN-AISES. Grant Role: Principal. (2016 - 2016)
  • Development of eDNA Techniques to Detect the Endangered Hine's Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), US Fish and Wildlife Service and USGS. Grant Role: Principal. (2016 - Present)
  • Preliminary Investigation of the Role of Small Mammals in the Maintenance of Plaque on Lower Brule Black- Tailed Prairie Dog Colonies", Sd Departemnt of Game, Fish and Parks. (2013 - 2016)
  • MRI: Aquisition of Genetic Instrumentation for a New Core Facility at the University of South Dakota, National Science Foundation. (2009 - 2012)
  • Acquisition of a Genetic Analyzer by University of South Dakota Evolutionary Genetics Research Group, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2002 - 2005)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Mize, Erica L., Grassel, Shaun, and Britten, Hugh. Fleas of black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) and their potential role in the movement of plague, 521-531. Vol. 53. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2017. (DOI: 10.7589/2016-09-202)
  • Maestas, Lauren P., and Britten, Hugh. Flea composition from small mammals in mixed-grass prairies: Implications for the maintenance of enzootic plague, 467-474. Vol. 17. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2017. (DOI: 10.1089/vbz2016.2069)
  • Maestas, Lauren P., Adams, Seryna, and Britten, Hugh. First documentation of an established population of Ixodes scapularis (Acari Ixodidae) in Clay County, South Dakota, 965-966. Vol. 53. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2016. (DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjw038)
  • Monroe, Emy, Alexander, Kevin, and Britten, Hugh. Still here after all these years: the persistence of the Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly, 305-313. Vol. 20. Journal of Insect Conservation, 2016. (DOI: 10.1007/s10841-016-9867-9)
  • Mize, Erica, and Britten, Hugh. Detections of Yersinia pestis east of the known distribution of active plague in the United States, 88-95. Vol. 16. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2016.
  • Monroe, Emy, and Britten, Hugh. Single-sample estimation of effective population size in several populations of the endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly. In Invited Paper for: Odonatology in Freshwater Applied Ecology and Conservation, 1058-1064. Vol. 34. Journal of Freshwater Science, 2015.
  • Monroe, Emy, and Britten, Hugh. Conservation in Hine's Sight: The Conservation Genetics of the Federally Endangered Hine's Emerald Dragonfly, Somatochlora hineana. Springer: Journal of Insect Conservation/Springer, 2014. (DOI: 10.1007/s10841-014-9643-7)
  • Mize, Erica, and Britten, Hugh. Risk of Plague to Prairie Dog Populations in Five Great Plains Parks and Management Recommendations Final Report, 68..
  • Kiesow, Alyssa M., Monroe, Emy M., and Britten, Hugh. Genetic Structure of two arboreal squirrel species, Glaucomys sabrinus and Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 2012.
  • Soluk, Daniel, Britten, Hugh, and Monroe, Emy. Evaluation of the potential impacts of the I355 extension on the ecology, behavior, population genetics, and distribution of the endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) in the, 40..
  • Jones, Philip H., Biggins, Dean E., Eads, David A., Eads, Smanatha L., and Britten, Hugh. Deltamethrin flea-control preserves genetic variability of black-tailed prairie dogs during a plague outbreak, 183-195. Vol. 13, Iss. 1. Conservation Genetics, 2011. (DOI: 10.1007/s10592-011-0275-0)
  • Jones, Philip H., Washburn, Leigh R., and Britten, Hugh. Gene flow in a Yersinia pestis vector,Oropsylla hirsuta, during a plague epizootic, 125 - 132. Vol. 48. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases , 2011.
  • Monroe, Emy, Lynch, Colleen, Soluk, Daniel, and Britten, Hugh. Nonlethal tissue sampling techniques and microsatellite markers used for first report of genetic diversity in two populations of the endangered Somatochlora hineana (Odonata: Corduliidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 103:1012-1017., 1012-1017. Vol. 103. Annals of the Entomological Society of America., 2010. (DOI: 10.1603/AN10088)
  • Monroe, E M., Lynch, C, Soluk, D A., and Britten, Hugh. Non-lethal Tissue Sampling Techniques and Microsatellite Markers used for First Report of Genetic Diversity in Two Populations of the Endangered Somatochlora hineana (Odonata:Corduliidae). In Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America , 2010. (DOI: 0013-8746/10/1012Ð1017$04.00/0)
  • Jones, Philip H., and Britten, Hugh. The absence of concordance of population genetic, 2038-2049. Vol. 19. Molecular Ecology, 2010.
  • Jones, P H., Wallace, L, and Britten, Hugh. Isolation and characterization of 11 microsatellite loci from Oropsylla hirsuta, a common vector of sylvatic plague, 1041-1044. Iss. 9. Molecular Ecology Resources, 2009.
  • Rasmussen, Katherine, and Britten, Hugh. EvoBeaker: Computer Labs for Explorations in Evolutionary Biology., 159-160. Vol. 74. Animal Behaviour, 2007.
  • Soluk, Daniel, Britten, Hugh, Monroe, Emy, Kijowski, Ashley, Pitcher, Kristopher, Furness, Amber, Soluk, Tristan, and DeMots, Rachel. Evaluation of the potential impacts of the I355 extension on the ecology, behavior, population genetics, and distribution of the endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) in the Des Plaines River Valley 2012 Report Daniel..
  • Monroe, Emy, and Britten, Hugh. Conservation genetics of the Hine's emerald dragonfly., 1. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Sciences.
  • Mize, Erica, and Britten, Hugh. Preliminary plague assay results of fleas from five National Parks. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Sciences.
  • Kiesow, Alyssa M., Wallace, Lisa E., and Britten, Hugh. Characterization and isolation of five microsatellite loci in northern flying squirrels, Glaucomys sabrinus (Sciuridae, Rodentia)., 553-556. Vol. 71, Iss. 4. BYU: Western North American Naturalist.

Awards and Honors:

  • South Dakota Wildlife Sudent of the Year, SD Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 2015

Presentations:

  • Maestas, Lauren P., Britten, Hugh. Species composition and plague prevalence in fleas collected from small mammals: Implications for the maintenance of enzootic plague. Presented at the Central Moutnain Plains Regional meeting of The Wildlife Society, Steamboat Springs, CO. (August 10, 2016)
  • Britten, Hugh, Monroe, Emy, Lah, Kristopher. The Conservation Genetics of the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly. Presented at the Advanced Topics in Conservation Genetics, Webinar. (April 23, 2015)
  • Mize, Erica, Britten, Hugh. Flea species diversity and prevalence of Yersinia pestis in black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) fleas on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Presented at the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease , Fort Collins, Co. (February 2014)
  • Monroe, Emy, Britten, Hugh. Conservation Genetics of the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Sciences, Jacksonville, FL. (May 20, 2013)
  • Monroe, Emy, Soluk, Daniel, Britten, Hugh. Conservation genetics of the Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) in heavily urbanized impacted and minimally affected areas of its range. Presented at the North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. (May 2011)
  • Britten, Hugh. Presented at the Society for the Study of Evolution annual international meeting, Portland, OR. (June 2010)
  • Britten, Hugh. Presented at the Society for the Study of Evolution annual international meeting, Moscow, ID. (June 2009)