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​Species and Habitat Conservation

Region: Africa, South Pacific, North and South America

This research area focuses on the study of endangered or threatened populations and the development of strategies to preserve and protect the diversity of plants and animals worldwide. The Conservation Genetics discipline encompasses the fields of ecology, molecular biology, population genetics, landscape genetics, landscape ecology, mathematical modeling, and evolutionary systematics.

CTR researchers are working on a NASA-funded project to develop a species spatial distribution model that can incorporate remote sensing-detected or -derived environmental variables with corresponding genetic and phenotypic variables at various spatial and temporal scales. This integrated model will allow for the elucidation of the patterns and processes that govern diversification and speciation in a spatial and/or geographical context and the identification of important habitat for conservation.

Other projects include the study of the influence of human-caused habitat fragmentation on the structuring of populations of the threatened Rockfowl bird (Picathartes sp.) of Africa, and the use of plant population genetics to assess the effect of seed disperser loss on gene flow of Antrocaryon klaineanum (ANACARDIACEAE), a commercially important tree species that is dispersed almost exclusively by heavily hunted mammals.

CTR and the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology  jointly manage the UCLA Conservation Genetics Resource Center which collects genetic samples of plants, mammals, and birds and develops new molecular methods to enhance our analytical capabilities.

PROJECTS

lomas barbudal monkey project

Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project

The Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project was founded in 1990 by Susan Perry, with the help of Joseph Manson and Julie Gros-Louis, for the purpose of studying social intelligence in the white-faced capuchin, Cebus capucinus, and this population has been studied almost continuously ever since. The Lomas Barbudal capuchins have become one of the most intensively...

pangolin trafficking project

Pangolin Trafficking Project

This project aims to answer key questions about the natural history and conservation requirements of giant pangolins, one of the world’s most trafficked animals.

sustainable ebony project

Sustainable Ebony Project

The goal of the program is to enhance ebony stocks through community engagement while collecting crucial data to refine techniques for production and management.

coral reef conservation

Coral Reef Conservation

Region: Seas of the Coral Triangle (a region comprised of the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands) Paul Barber is an affiliated faculty member of CTR who is conducting research on evolution of conservation of marine biodiversity, coral reefs, evolutionary and population genetics, and natural selection and adaptation. The Barber Lab integrates...

dja reserve

Dja Reserve

For the past 20 years, we have been conducting research in the Dja Biosphere Reserve and adjacent areas.  The Dja Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in South Central Cameroon. The reserve comprises over 500,000 hectares, making it one of Central Africa’s largest protected areas. Our research began in 1993 with the...

long-distance movements and resource use by hornbills in cameroon

Long-distance Movements and Resource Use by Hornbills in Cameroon

The recent discovery by UCLA Center for Tropical Research (CTR) scientists that the large-bodied frugivorous hornbills (Ceratogymna sp., Fig. 1) of Central Africa make long-distance movements (Fig. 2) highlights their potential as important seed dispersers that help maintain the incredible tree diversity found in the Congo basin. Until the discovery that their abundance in particular...

mapping evolutionary processes under climate change

Mapping Evolutionary Processes Under Climate Change

The Partnership for International Research and Education project seeks to develop an integrated framework for conserving central African biodiversity under climate change that is both evolutionary-informed and grounded in the socioeconomic constraints of the region.

center for tropical research

Rainforest Biodiversity and Speciation

Region: Africa (Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast), Australia, South America (Ecuador) These projects seek to understand the mechanisms important in generating rainforest biodiversity. Results from research on birds in Cameroon and reptiles in Australia strongly suggest that these transition zones, known as ecotones, are an important generator of the biodiversity of the rainforest. These findings...

rainforest restoration and seed dispersal

Rainforest Restoration and Seed Dispersal

Region: South America (Ecuador) Africa (Cameroon) These long-term studies examine the role of birds and primates as seed dispersers in the maintenance of tree diversity in West African and Neotropical rainforests. In West Africa, we are using data gathered at a remote field station (maintained by CTR and ECOFAC) in the Dja Reserve, (a UN...

Publications

Loss of sexual dimporhism is associated with loss of lekking behavior in the green manakin (Xenopipo holochora)

Ribeiro, R. D.; McCormack, J. E.; Álvarez, H. G.; Carrasco, L.; Grether, G. F.; Mena-Olmedo, P.; Sedano, R.; Smith, T. B.; Karubian, J.

Published Work | 2015 | Journal of Avian Biology 46(3), 307–314


Avian influenza surveillance in Central and West Africa, 2010-2014

Fuller, T. L.; Ducatez, M. F.; Njabo, K. Y.; Couancy-Hymann, E.; Chasar, T.; Aplogan, G. L.; Lao, S.; Awoume, F.; Tehou, A.; Langeois, Q.; Krauss, S.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2014 | Epidemiology and Infection 143(10), 2205-2212


Safeguarding biodiversity: what is perceived as working according to the conservation community?

Chapman, C. A.; DeLuycker, A.; Reyna-Hurtado, R. A.; Serio-Silva, J. C.; Smith, T. B.; Strier, K. B.; Goldberg, T. L.

Published Work | 2014 | Oryx 50(2), 302-307


Evolution and conservation of Central African biodiversity: priorities for future research and education in the Congo Basin and Gulf of Guinea

Anthony, N. M.; Atteke, C.; Bruford, M. W.; Dallmeier, F.; Freedman, A.; Hardy, O.; Ibrahim, B.; Jeffery, K. J.; Johnson, M.; Lahm, S. A.; Lepengue, N.; Lowenstein, J. H.; Maisels, F.; Mboumba, J.; Mickala, P.; Morgan, K.; Ntie, S.; Smith, T. B.; Sullivan, J. P.; Verheyen, E.; Gonder, M. K.

Published Work | 2014 | Biotropica 47(1), 6–17


Mapping migration in a songbird using high-resolution genetic markers

Ruegg, K. C.; Anderson, E. C.; Paxton, K. L.; Apkenas, V.; Lao, S.; Siegel, R. B.; DeSante, D. F.; Moore, F.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2014 | Molecular Ecology 23(23), 5726–5739


Prescriptive evolution to conserve and manage biodiversity

Smith, T.B; Kinnison, M.; Strauss, S.; Fuller, T.; Scott, P.

Published Work | 2014 | Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 45, 1.1–1.22


Spatial and temporal patterns of frugivorous hornbill movements in Central Africa and their implications for rain forest conservation

Chasar, A.; Harrigan, R. J.; Holbrook, K. M.; Dietsch, T. V.; Fuller, T. L.; Wikelski, M.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2014 | Biotropica 46(6), 763–770


Spatial conservation planning framework for assessing conservation opportunities in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil

Giorgi, A. P.; Rovzar, C.; Davis, K. S.; Fuller, T.; Buermann, W.; Saatchi, S.; Smith, T. B.; Silveira, L. F.; Gillespie, S. W.

Published Work | 2014 | Applied Geography 53, 369–376


Integrative tracking methods elucidate the evolutionary dynamics of a migratory divide

Alvarado, A. H.; Fuller, T. L.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2014 | Ecology and Evolution 4(17), 3456–3469


Diet selection is related to breeding status in two frugivorous hornbill species of Central Africa

Lamperti, A. M.; French, A. R.; Dierenfeld, E. S.; Fogiel, M. K.; Whitney, K. D.; Stauffer, D. J.; Stouffer, K. M.; Hardesty, B. D.; Clark, C. J.; Poulsen, J. R.; Wang, B.; Smith, T. B.; Parker, V. T.

Published Work | 2014 | Journal of Tropical Ecology 30(4), 273–290



A continental risk assessment of West Nile virus under climate change

Harrigan, R. J.; Thomassen, H.; Buermann, W.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2014 | Global Change Biology 2014, 20 (8), 2417–2425


Effects of forest disturbance and habitat loss on avian communities in a Neotropical biodiversity hotspot

Duraes, R.; Carrasco, L.; Smith, T. B.; Karubian, J.

Published Work | 2013 | Biological Conservation 166, 203–211


Pathogen-host associations and predicted range shifts of human Monkeypox in response to climate change in Central Africa

Thomassen, H. A.; Fuller, T. L.; Asefi-Najafabady, S.; Shiplacoff, J. A.; Mulembakani, P. M.; Blumberg, S.; Johnston, S. C.; Kisalu, N. K.; Kinkela, T. L.; Fair, J. N.; Wolfe, N. D.; Shongo, R. L.; LeBreton, M.; Meyer, H.; Wright, L. L.; Muyembe, J.; Buermann, W.; Okitolonda, E.; Hensley, L. E.; Lloyd-Smith, J. O.; Smith, T. B.; Rimoin, A. W.

Published Work | 2013 | PLoS ONE 8(7)


Intraspecific morphological and genetic variation of common species predicts ranges of threatened ones

Fuller, T. L.; Thomassen, H. A.; Peralvo, M.; Wolfgang, B.; Mila, B.; Kieswetter, C. M.; Jarrin-V, P.; Cameron Devitt, S. E.; Mason, E.; Schweizer, R. M.; Schluneggar, J.; Chan, J.; Wang, O.; Schneider, C. J.; Pollinger, J. P.; Saatchi, S.; Graham, C. H.; Wayne, R. K.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2013 | Proceedings of the Royal Society Biology 280(1763)


Speciation on oceanic islands: rapid adaptive divergence vs. cryptic speciation in a Guadalupe Island songbird

Aleixandre, P.; Montoha, J. H.; Borja, M.

Published Work | 2013 | PLoS ONE 8(5)


Predicting bird song from space

Smith, T. B.; Harrigan, R. J.; Kirschel, A. N.; Buermann, W.; Saatchi, S.; Blumstein, D. T.; de Kort, S. R.; Slabbekoorn, H.

Published Work | 2013 | Evolutionary Applications 6(6), 865–874


A preliminary assessment of the effectiveness of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor for protecting potential Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii Gill, 1865) habitat in Southern Mexico

Mendoza, E.; Fuller, T. L.; Thomassen, H. A.; Buermann, W.; Ramirez-Mejia, D.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2013 | Integrative Zoology 8(1), 35–47


Feeding habits of culicine mosquitos in the Cameroon lowland forests based on stable isotopes and blood meal analyses

Njabo, K. Y.; Smith, T. B.; Yohannes, E.

Published Work | 2013 | Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology 5, 6–12


Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas

Laurance, W. F.; Useche, D. C.; Rendeiro, J.; Kalka, M.; Bradshaw, C. J.; Smith, T. B.; et al.

Published Work | 2012 | Nature 489, 290–294


A trans-Amazonian screening of mtDNA reveals deep intraspecific divergence in forest birds and suggests a vast underestimation of species diversity

Milá, B.; Tavares, E. S.; Saldana, A. M.; Karubian, J.; Smith, T. B.; Baker, A. J.

Published Work | 2012 | PLoS ONE 7(7)


Mating behavior drives seed dispersal by the Long-wattled Umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger

Karubian, J.; Duraes, R.; Storey, J. L.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2012 | Biotropica 44(5), 689–698


Genetic evidence for recent range fragmentation and severely restricted dispersal in the critically endangered Sierra Madre Sparrow, Xenospiza baileyi

Oliveras de Ita, A.; Oyama, K.; Smith, T. B.; Wayne, R. K.; Milá, B.

Published Work | 2011 | Conservation Genetics 13, 283–291


Diversification in Adelomyia hummingbirds follows Andean uplift

Chaves, J. A.; Weir, J. T.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2011 | Molecular Ecology 20(18), 4564–4576


Testing alternative hypotheses for evolutionary diversification in an African songbird: Rainforest refugia versus ecological gradients

Kirschel, A. N.; Slabbekoorn, H.; Blumstein, D. T.; Cohen, R. E.; de Kort, S. R.; Buermann, W.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2011 | Evolution 65(11), 3162–3174


Evolutionary patterns of diversification in the Andean hummingbird genus Adelomyia

Freedman, A. H.; Buermann, W.; Mitchard, E. T.; DeFries, R. S.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2011 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60(2), 207–218


Patterns of divergence in the olive sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea (Aves: Nectariniidae) across the African rainforest–savanna ecotone

Smith, T. B.; Thomassen, H. A.; Freedman, A. H.; Sehgal, R. N.; Buermann, W.; Saatchi, S.; Pollinger, J.; Milá, B.; Pires, D.; Valkiūnas, G.; Wayne, R. K.

Published Work | 2011 | Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 103(4), 821–835



Mapping evolutionary process: a multi-taxa approach to conservation prioritization

Thomassen, H. A.; Fuller, T.; Buermann, W.; Milá, B.; Kieswetter, C.; Jarrín-V, P.; Cameron, S. E.; Mason, E.; Schweizer, R.; Schlunegger, J.; Chan, J.; Wang, O.; Peralvo, M.; Schneider, C. J.; Graham, C. H.; Pollinger, J. P.; Saatchi, S.; Wayne, R. K.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2011 | Evolutionary Applications 4(2), 397–413


Nonspecific patterns of vector, host and avian malaria parasite associations in a Central African rainforest

Njabo, K. Y.; Cornel, A. J.; Bonneaud, C.; Toffelmier, E.; Sehgal, R. N.; Valkiunas, G.; Russell, A. F.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2010 | Molecular Ecology 20(5), 1049–1061


Comparative avian biodiversity of five mountains in northern Cameroon and Bioko

Larison, B.; Smith, T. B.; Fotso, R.; McNiven, D.

Published Work | 2010 | Ostrich 71, 269–276


Projected changes in elevational distribution and flight performance of montane neotropical hummingbirds in response to climate change

Buermann, W.; Chaves, J. A.; Dudley, R.; Mcguire, J. A.; Smith, T. B.; Altshuler, D. L.

Published Work | 2010 | Global Change Biology 17(4), 1671–1680


Human impacts flatten rainforest-savanna gradient and reduce adaptive diversity in a rainforest bird

Freedman, A. H.; Buermann, W.; Mitchard, E. T.; DeFries, R. S.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2010 | PLoS ONE 5(9)


Spatially explicit predictions of blood parasites in a widely distributed African rainforest bird

Sehgal, R. N.; Buermann, W.; Harrigan, R. J.; Bonneaud, C.; Loiseau, C.; Chasar, A.; Sepil, I.; Valkiunas, G.; Iezhova, T.; Saatchi, S.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2010 | Procedings of the Royal Society B 278, 1025–1033


Spatial modelling and landscape-level approaches for visualizing intra-specific variation

Thomassen, H. A.; Cheviron, Z. A.; Freedman, A. H.; Harrigan, R. J.; Wayne, R. K.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2010 | Molecular Ecology 19(17), 3532–3548


Genomic signals of diversification along ecological gradients in a tropical lizard

Freedman, A. H.; Thomassen, H. A.; Buermann, W.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2010 | Molecular Ecology 19(17), 3773–3788


Destination-based seed dispersal homogenizes genetic structure of a tropical palm

Karubian, J.; Sork, V.; Roorda, T.; Duraes, R.; Smith, T.B.

Published Work | 2010 | Molecular Ecology 19(8), 1745–1753


The recovery of coral genetic diversity in the Sunda Strait following the 1883 eruption of Krakatau

Starger, C. J.; Barber, P. H.; Barker, A. C.; Ambariyanto, A.

Published Work | 2010 | Coral Reefs 29(3), 547–565


Modeling environmentally associated morphological and genetic variation in a rainforest bird, and its application to conservation prioritization

Thomassen, H. A.; Buermann, W.; Mila, B.; Graham, C. H.; Cameron, S. E.; Schneider, C. J.; Pollinger, J. P.; Saatchi, S.; Wayne, R. K.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2010 | Evolutionary Applications 3(1), 1–16



Characterization of novel microsatellite loci for Myzomela cardinalis and M. rubrata honeyeaters, and cross-amplification in other species

Thomassen, H. A.; Jones, K. C.; Pollinger, J. P.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2009 | Conservation Genetic Resources 2, 205–208




Prevalence and diversity patterns of avian blood parasites in degraded African rainforest habitats

Chasar, A.; Loiseau, C.; Valkiūnas, G.; Iezhova, T.; Smith, T. B.; Sehgal, R. N.

Published Work | 2009 | Molecular Ecology 18(19), 4121–4133


The challenge of understanding the Coral Triangle biodiversity hotspot

Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2009 | Biogeography 36(10), 1845–1846


Coquillettidia (Culicidae, Diptera) mosquitoes as new natural vectors of avian malaria in Africa

Njabo, K. Y.; Cornel, A. J.; Sehgal, R. N.; Loiseau, C.; Buermann, W.; Harrigan, R. J.; Pollinger, J.; Valkiūnas, G.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2009 | Malaria Journal 8


Birdsong tuned to the environment: green hylia song varies with elevation, tree cover, and noise

Kirschel, A. N.; Blumstein, D. T.; Cohen, R. E.; Buermann, W.; Smith, T. B.; Slabbekoorn, H.

Published Work | 2009 | Behavioral Ecology 29, 1089–1095


The prevalence of avian Plasmodium is higher in undisturbed tropical forests of Cameroon

Bonneaud, C.; Sepil, I.; Milá, B.; Buermann, W.; Pollinger, J.; Sehgal, R. N.; Valkiūnas, G.; Iezhova, T. A.; Saatchi, S.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2009 | Journal of Tropical Ecology 25, 439–447


Divergence with gene flow and fine-scale phylogeographical structure in the wedge-billed woodcreeper, Glyphorynchus spirurus, a Neotropical rainforest bird

Milá, B.; Wayne, R. K.; Fitze, P.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2009 | Molecular Ecology 18(14), 2979–2995


Character displacement of song and morphology in African tinkerbirds

Kirschel, A. N.; Blumstein, D. T.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2009 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 8256–8261


Equating forest conservation with hornbill conservation

Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2009 | Conservation Biology 23(3), 782–783




New malaria parasites of the subgenus Novyella in African rainforest birds, with remarks on their high prevalence, classification and diagnostics

Valkiūnas, G.; Iezhova, T. A.; Loiseau, C.; Chasar, A.; Smith, T. B.; Sehgal, R. N.

Published Work | 2008 | Parasitology Research 104, 1061–1077


A threat to coral reefs multiplied? Four species of crown of thorns starfish

Vogler, C.; Benzie, J.; Lessios, H.; Barber, P. H.; Worheide, G.

Published Work | 2008 | Biology Letters 4(6), 696–699


Comparative phylogeography of two seastars and their ectosymbionts within the Indo-Malay-Philippines Archipelago

Crandall, E. D.; Jones, M. E.; Munoz, M. M.; Akinrobe, B.; Erdmann, M. V.; Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2008 | Molecular Ecology 17(24), 5276–5290


Modeling the effects of anthropogenic habitat change on savanna snake invasions into African rainforest

Freedman, A. H.; Buermann, W.; LeBreton, M.; Chirio, L.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2008 | Conservation Biology 23(1), 81-92


Phylogeography, morphological variation and taxonomy of the toxic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus (Dinophyceae)

Richlen, M.; Morton, S.; Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2008 | Harmful Algae 7(5), 614–629


New species of haemosporidian parasites (Haemosporidia) from African rainforest birds, with remarks on their classification

Valkiūnas, G.; Iezhova, T. A.; Loiseau, C.; Chasar, A.; Smith, T. B.; Sehgal, R. N.

Published Work | 2008 | Parasitology Research 103, 1213–1228


Phylogeography and limited genetic connectivity in the endangered giant boring clam, Tridacna crocea, across the Coral Triangle

DeBoer, T.; Subia, M.; Kovitvonga, K.; Ambariyanto, A.; Erdmann, M.; Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2008 | Conservation Biology 22(5), 1255–1266.


Limited variation and genetic structure in softshell clams (Mya arenaria) across their native and introduced range

Strasser, C. A.; Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2008 | Conservation Genetics 10, 803–814


Cirhilabrus beauperryi, a new wrasse (Pisces: Labridae) from Melanesia

Allen, G. R.; Drew, J.; Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2008 | nternational Journal of Ichthyology 14(3), 129–140


Identification and Conservation of Endemic Fishes of Tropical Pacific Archipelagoes

Drew, J. A.; Kaufmann, L.; Allen, G.; Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2008 | Conservation Biology 22, 965–975


Contrasting demographic history and phylogeographical patterns in two Indo-Pacific gastropods

Crandall, E. D.; Frey, M.; Grossberg, R. K.; Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2008 | Molecular Ecology 17(2), 611–626


The importance of conserving evolutionary processes

Smith, T. B.; Grether, G.

Published Work | 2008



Evolutionary consequences of human disturbance in a rainforest bird species from Central Africa

Smith, T. B.; Mila, B.; Grether, G. F.; Slabbekoorn, H.; Sepil, I.; Buermann, W.; Saatchi, S.; Pollinger, J. P.

Published Work | 2007 | Molecular Ecology 17(1), 58–71


The role of geography and ecology in shaping the phylogeography of the speckled hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys) in Ecuador

Chaves, J. A.; Pollinger, J. P.; Smith, T. B.; LeBuhn, G.

Published Work | 2007 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43(3), 795–807


Nesting biology of the banded ground-cuckoo (Neomorphus radiolosus)

Karubian, J.; Carrasco, L.; Cabrera, D.; Cook, A.; Olivo, J.

Published Work | 2007 | Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(2), 222–228


Genetic identity determines risk of post-settlement mortality of a marine fish

Vigliola, L.; Doherty, P. J.; Meekan, M. G.; Drown, D. M.; Jones, M. E.; Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2007 | Ecology 88(5), 1263–1277


Hunting of mammals reduced seed removal and dispersal of the Afrotropical tree, Antrocaryon klaineanum (Anacardiaceae).

Wang, B. C.; Sork, V. L.; Leong, M. T.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2007 | Biotropica 39(3), 340–347


Inbreeding is reduced by female-biased dispersal and mating behavior in Ethiopian wolves

Randall, D. A.; Pollinger, J. P.; Wayne, R. K.; Tallents, L. A.; Johnson, P. J.; Macdonald, D. W.

Published Work | 2007 | Behavioral Ecology 18(3), 579–589


Genetic approaches to measuring connectivity

Hedgecock, D.; Barber, P. H.; Edmands, S.

Published Work | 2007 | Oceanography 20(3), 22–31



Mitochondrial DNA and population size

Wares, J. P.; Barber, P. H.; Ross-Ibarra, J.; Sotka, E. K.; Toonen, R. J.

Published Work | 2006 | Science 314(5804), 1388–1389


Genomics and conservation genetics

Kohn, M. H.; Murphy, W. J.; Ostrander, E. A.; Wayne, R. K.

Published Work | 2006 | Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(11), 629–637


Comparative phylogeography of three co-distributed stomatopods: origins and timing of regional lineage diversification in the coral triangle

Barber, P. H.; Palumbi, S. R.; Erdmann, M. V.

Published Work | 2006 | Evolution 60(9), 1825–1839


Estimating diversity of Indo-Pacific coral reef stomatopods through DNA barcoding of stomatopod larvae

Barber, P. H.; Boyce, S. L.

Published Work | 2006 | Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 273(1597), 2053–2061


Evolutionary variation in the expression of phenotypically plastic color vision in Caribbean mantis shrimps, genus Neogonodactylus

Cheroske, A. G.; Barber, P. H.; Cronin, T. W.

Published Work | 2006 | Marine Biology 150, 213–220


A southern California freeway is a physical and social barrier to gene flow in carnivores

Riley, S. P.; Pollinger, J. P.; Sauvajot, R. M.; York, E. C.; Bromley, C.; T. L.

Published Work | 2006 | Molecular Ecology 15(7), 1733–1741


Elevational zonation and the phylogenetic relationships of the Henicorhina wood-wrens

Dingle, C.; Lovette, I. J.; Canaday, C.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2006 | The Auk 123(1), 119–134


Patterns of variation in MHC class II B loci of the little greenbul (Andropadus virens) with comments on MHC evolution in birds

Aguilar, A.; Edwards, S. V.; Smith, T. B.; Wayne, R. K.

Published Work | 2005 | Journal of Heredity 97(2), 133–142


Molecular evidence for host specificity of parasitic nematode microfilariae in some African rainforest birds

Sehgal, R. N.; Jones, H. I.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2005 | Molecular Ecology 14(13), 3977–3988


Comparative seed shadows of bird-, monkey-, and wind-dispersed trees in a central African tropical rain forest

Clark, C. J.; Poulsen, J. R.; Connor, E. F.; Bolker, B.; Parker, V. T.

Published Work | 2005 | Ecology 86(10), 2684–2694


A comparison of variation between a MHC pseudogene and microsatellite loci of the little greenbul (Androparus virens)

Aguilar, A.; Smith, T. B.; Wayne, R. K.

Published Work | 2005 | BMC Evolutionary Biology 5 (47)


Isolation of polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite markers for the masked flowerpiercer Diglossia cyanea

Bardeleben, C.; Gray, M. M.

Published Work | 2005 | Molecular Ecology Notes 5(4), 849–850


Current and historical factors influencing patterns of species richness and turnover of birds in the Gulf of Guinea highlands.

Smith, C. H.; Smith, T. B.; Languy, M.

Published Work | 2005 | Journal of Biogeography 32, 1371–1384




Isolation of polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite markers for the streak-necked flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis

Bardeleben, C.; Gray, M. M.

Published Work | 2005 | Molecular Ecology Notes 5(4), 755–756


Epibiotic microbes as food and defense formarine isopods: unique symbioses in a hostile environment

Lindquist, N.; Barber, P. H.; Weisz, J.

Published Work | 2005 | Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 272(1569), 1209–1216


A technique for the rapid extraction of microalgal DNA from single live and preserved cells

Richlen, M. L.; Barber, P. H.

Published Work | 2005 | Molecular Ecology Notes 5(3), 688–691


Blood parasites of some West African rainforest birds

Sehgal, R. N.; Jones, H. I.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2005 | Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 67(3), 295–301


Biodiversity hotspots: Evolutionary origins of biodiversity in wrasses (Halichoeres) in the Indo-Pacific and New World Tropics

Barber, P. H.; Bellwood, D. R.

Published Work | 2005 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35(1), 235–253


Leucocytozoon (Apicomplexa: Leucocytozoide) from West African birds, with descriptions of two species

Jones, H. I.; Sehgal, R. N.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2005 | Journal of Parasitology 91(2), 397–401


Adaptive units for conservation: Population distinction and historic extinctions in the island scrub-jay

Delaney, K. S.; Wayne, R. K.

Published Work | 2005 | Conservation Biology 19(2), 523–533.


Importance of body size in determining dominance hierarchies among diverse tropical frugivores

French, A.; Smith, T. B.

Published Work | 2005 | Biotropic 37(1), 95–100


Evaluating the divergence-with-gene-flow model in natural population: the importance of ecotones in rainforest speciation

Smith, T. B.; Wayne, R. K.; Girman, D.; Bruford, M. W.

Published Work | 2005 | University of Chicago Press: Chicago, Chicago, USA, 148–165


Putting process on the map: Why ecotones are important for preserving biodiversity

Smith, T. B.; Saatchi, S.; Graham, C.; Slabbekoorn, H.; Spicer, G.

Published Work | 2005 | Phylogeny and Conservation


Legacy lost: genetic variability and population size of extirpated US grey wolves (Canis lupus)

Leonard, J. A.; Vila, C.; Wayne, R. K.

Published Work | 2004 | Molecular Ecology 14(1), 9–17