Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Arizona
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Arizona Staff Member


Karla Vargas

PhD
Phone: (469) 396 - 2434
Email: karlavargas@arizona.edu

Education

  • MS Texas A&M University 2012
  • BS Earth University 2001
Research Publications Publication Date
Vargas K, Brown DE, Wisely E, and M. Culver. 2019. A resurrection of the Tamaulipas white-sided jackrabbit, Lepus altamira, based on DNA sequence data. Revista. Mexicana. Biodiv. vol.90, http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/ib.20078706e.2019.90.2520; Epub May 27, 2019 January 2019
Erwin JA, Vargas K, Blais BR, Bennett K, Muldoon J, Findysz S, Christie C, Heffelfinger JR and M Culver. 2018. Genetic assessment of a bighorn sheep population expansion in the Silver Bell Mountains, Arizona. Peer J, DOI 10.7717/peerj.5978 October 2018
Cassaigne, I, Thompson, RW, Medellin, RA, Culver M, Ochoa A, Vargas K, Childs JL, Galaz, M and Sanderson J. 2021. Augmentation of natural prey reduces cattle predation by puma (Puma concolor) and jaguar (Panthera once) on a ranch in Sonora, Mexico. Southwest Naturalist, 65:123-130. October 2021
Presentations Presentation Date
Vargas, K; Culver, M. 2017. Genetic lineage assessment of unknown and rediscovered Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis). The Wildlife Society - AZ/NM TWS-AFS Conference. February 2017
Vargas, K; Brown, D; Wisely, E; Culver, M. 2017. A resurrection of the Tamaulipas white-sided jackrabbit, Lepus altamirae, based on DNA sequence data. University of Arizona. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Earth Week 2016 March 2017
Vargas, K; Brown, D; Wisely, E; Culver, M. 2016 Relatedness of the Tamaulipas jackrabbit (Lepus altamirae): The case of Mexico’s missing white-sided jackrabbit. The Wildlife Society - AZ/NM TWS-AFS Conference. February 2016
Vargas, K; Brown, D; Wisely, E; Culver, M. 2016 A resurrection of the Tamaulipas white-sided jackrabbit, Lepus altamirae, based on DNA sequence data. University of Arizona. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Earth Week 2016 March 2016
Vargas, K; Brown, D; Culver, M. 2018. Phylogenomic analysis of bobwhite quail in Southern Arizona and Mexico. The Wildlife Society - AZ/NM TWS-AFS Conference. February 2018
Vargas, K; Brown, D; Culver, M. 2016. Phylogenomic analysis of bobwhite quail in Southern Arizona and Mexico. The Wildlife Society - AZ/NM TWS-AFS Conference. February 2016
Vargas, K. 2019. The endangered masked bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus ridgewayi). Class lecture. Natural Resources Management Practices-RNR 384. University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment February 2019
Vargas, K. 2018. Application of genomic analyses to inform management of the endangered masked bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus ridgewayi). Research Results. Masked Bobwhite Recovery Team Meeting June 2018
Vargas, K. 2018. Application of genomic analyses to inform management of the endangered masked bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus ridgewayi). Annual AZ Cooperative Research Unit Cooperator’s Meeting. January 2018
Vargas, K. 2017. Phylogenomic Analysis of bobwhite quail in Southern Arizona and Mexico. Graduate and Professional Student Council - Student Showcase 2017. February 2017
Vargas, K. 2016. Conservation Genetics of the endangered Masked bobwhite quail. Graduate and Professional Student Council - Grad Slam March 2016
Vargas, K. 2015. Phylogenomic analysis of Bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) in Southern Arizona and Mexico-Research update. Masked Bobwhite Recovery Team Meeting October 2015
Culver M, Payne N, and Vargas K. Wildlife viral monitoring to detect emerging viral diseases and differing viral loads in urban versus wild populations. OneHealth Symposium, University of Arizona, Health Sciences Center. September 28, 2022 September 2022
Bogan, M., Grageda, M.A., Hollien, K., Washko, S., Vargas, K., <b>Culver, M</b>. and P Holm. 2020. Imperiled oases: conservation of perennial freshwater habitats and aquatic species in the Rio Sonoyta Basin. 6<sup>th</sup> Tri-national symposium 2020, March 9-12, 2020, Ajo, Arizona. March 2020
Alex Erwin, Karla Vargas, Jim Heffelfinger, Ron Thompson, Raul Valdez, Melanie Culver. 2020. Shepherding students from the lab to publication: teaching students conservation genetics in the laboratory setting with actual case studies. The AZ/NM JAM of TWS, Prescott, AZ January 31-February 1, 2020. February 2020