Benjamin N. Sacks

Adjunct Professor

Population Health & Reproduction
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

Office
249 CCAH, Davis, CA 95616

Education
2002, PhD, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
1996, MS, University of California, Berkeley, CA,
1991, BS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, DNA Analysis for Inventory Surveys of the Sierra Nevada Red Fox in the Oregon Cascade Mountains Range, Deschutes and Willamette National Forest, (Principal Investigator), US Forest Service
Principal Investigator, Preliminary Genetic Characteristics of the Sierra Nevada Red Fox in Oregon, (Principal Investigator), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Principal Investigator, Cooperative Ecosystem Study: Genetic identification and analysis of habitat associations of mesocarnivores in the subalpine zone of Yosemite NP, (Principal Investigator), National Park Service
Co-Principal Investigator, Integrating adaptation and phenotypic plasticity into models of habitat connectivity for the Ciervo-Panoche giant kangaroo rat to manage for persistence in the face of climate change, Mark Statham (Principal Investigator), Bureau of Land Management
Principal Investigator, The Origins of Red Foxes within the Great Basin Heritage Area , (Principal Investigator), Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership
Principal Investigator, Noninvasive Sierra Nevada Red Fox Survey and Monitoring, (Principal Investigator), US Forest Service, Region 5
Co-Principal Investigator, Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Landscape Genetics and Connectivity within the Suisun Bay Recovery Unit, Mark Statham is co-PI (Principal Investigator), Department of Water Resources
Co-Principal Investigator, Genetic and morphological investigation of harvest mice (genus Reithrodontomys) in the southern San Francisco Bay, Mark Statham (Principal Investigator), US Fish and Wildlife Service
Principal Investigator, Genetic Characteristics of a northward colonizing population of kit fox in Oregon, (Principal Investigator), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Principal Investigator, Sierra Nevada red fox genetic monitoring in the Sonora Pass, (Principal Investigator), USDA Forest Service
Principal Investigator, Developing genetic tools to distinguish elk subspecies, detect hybridization, and map genetic diversity, (Principal Investigator), Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Principal Investigator, Deer fecal DNA analysis contract, (Principal Investigator), California Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Principal Investigator, Genetic analysis of deer fecal pellets contract, (Principal Investigator), Yurok Tribe
Principal Investigator, Concurrent Use of Telemetry, Traditional Surveys, and Fecal Surveys to Develop and Implement DNA-Based Methods of Population Monitoring of Tule Elk in Colusa and Lake Counties, (Principal Investigator), California Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Principal Investigator, Genetic Monitoring of the Sierra Nevada Red Fox DPS at Sonora Pass, (Principal Investigator), US Fish and Wildlife Service
Research Focus
Application of genomic and field-based methodologies to understand ecology and evolution of mammals and relate findings directly to their conservation.
Specialty Focus
Genetics