Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Research Assistant Professor, Aquatic Invasive Species
North Central Forest Experimental Station
1992 Folwell Ave
St. Paul, MN55108
+1 612 301 7703
Ph.D. State University of New York
Areas of Interest
Invertebrate ecology and evolution, especially of bivalves.
Evolutionary biology; speciation and hybridization. Reproductive ecology, ecology of fertilization; larval ecology. Molecular evolution and molecular population genetic analysis, phylogenetic & phylogeographic analysis, molecular assignment of individuals to source populations, biological statistics. Molecular biology techniques: DNA sequencing and cloning, microsatellite DNA genotyping, AFLP fingerprinting. Genetic identification of environmental samples (larvae, cryptic species).
McCartney, M.A., Bogan, A.E., Sommer, K.M., and Wilbur, A.E. (2016). Phylogenetic analysis of Lake Waccamaw endemic freshwater mussel species. American Malacological Bulletin. 34:109–120.
Yund, P.O, and McCartney, M.A. (2016). Family effects on the growth and survival of congeneric blue mussel larvae (Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus). Marine Biology 163: 76. doi:10.1007/s00227-016-2851-9.
Yund, P.O, Tilburg, C.E. and McCartney, M.A. (2015) Across-shelf distribution of blue mussel larvae in the northern Gulf of Maine: Consequences for population connectivity and a species range boundary. Royal Society Open Access 2: 150513.
*Wang, V.H., McCartney, M.A. and F.S. Scharf (2015) Population genetic structure of Southern Flounder inferred from multilocus DNA profiles. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science. 7: 220-232.
Klibansky, L.K.J. & McCartney, M.A. (2014) Conspecific sperm precedence is a reproductive barrier between free-spawning marine mussels in the Northwest Atlantic Mytilus hybrid zone. PLoS One 9: e108433.
Lima, T.G. & McCartney, M.A. (2013) Adaptive evolution of M3 lysin—a candidate gamete recognition protein in the Mytilus edulis species complex. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 30: 2688-2698.
McCartney, M.A., Burton, M.L. and T.G. Lima* (2013). Mitochondrial DNA differentiation between populations of black seabass (Centropristis striata) across Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (USA). Journal of Biogeography 40: 1386-1398.
Tilburg, C.E., M.A. McCartney, and P.O. Yund (2012). Across-shelf transport of bivalve larvae: Can the interface between a coastal current and inshore waters act as an ecological barrier to larval dispersal? PLOS One 7: e48960.
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