Monica Yau

Investigating factors that may influence hybridization in western trout.

My main interest lies in conserving native fish species. I currently use molecular techniques to study conservation genetics, population structure and hybridization in a number of fish species local to British Columbia and Alberta.

McLean Fraser Memorial Scholarship

For Research
Development and characterization of twenty-two novel microsatellite markers for the mountain whitefish, Prosopium williamsoni and cross-amplification in the round whitefish, P.cylindraceum, using paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing.
Conservation Genetics Resources, 5(1), 89-91
O’Bryhim, J., Christopher Somers, Stacey L. Lance, Monica Yau*, Douglas R. Boreham, Kenneth L. Jones, and Eric B. Taylor
Differential migratory timing of western populations of Wilson's warblers revealed by mitochondrial DNA and stable isotopes
The Auk (in press, electronically published Sept. 13, 2013)
Paxton, K., Monica Yau*, Frank Moore and Darren E. Irwin
Environmental and anthropogenic correlates of hybridization between westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) and introduced rainbow trout (O. mykiss)
Conservation Genetics 14:885-900
Yau, Monica. M.* and Eric B. Taylor
Population structure in three species of co-distributed salmonid fishes in the Peace River and tributaries near a major proposed hydroelectric development in northeastern British Columbia
River Research and Applications (in press)
E. B. Taylor, M. M. Yau* and B. Mattock