Vertlife-based publications, 2014-2017

Walter Jetz

Ballesteros-Mejia, L., I. J. Kitching, W. Jetz, and J. Beck. (2016). Putting insects on the map: near-global variation in sphingid moth richness along spatial and environmental gradients. Ecography. 39 DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02438

Domisch, S., Amatulli, G. & W. Jetz (2015). Near-global freshwater-specific environmental variables for biodiversity analyses in 1 km resolution. Scientific Data. 2 150073 DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2015.73

Domisch, S., Wilson, A.M. & W Jetz (2016). Model‐based integration of observed and expert‐based information for assessing the geographic and environmental distribution of freshwater species. Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01925

Jarzyna, M. A. & W. Jetz (2016). Detecting the Multiple Facets of Biodiversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 31 527–538 DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.04.002

Kays, R., M. C. Crofoot, W. Jetz & M. Wikelski (2015). Terrestrial animal tracking as an eye on life and planet.. Science. 348 1255642 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa2478

Keil, P., Storch, D. & W. Jetz (2015). On the decline of biodiversity due to area loss. Nature Communications. 6 8837 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9837

Tonini, J. F. R., K. H. Beard, R. B. Ferreira, W. Jetz, and R. A. Pyron (2016). Fully-sampled phylogenies of squamates reveal evolutionary patterns in threat status. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.03.039

Wilson, A. M., & W. Jetz (2016). Remotely sensed high-resolution global cloud dynamics for predicting ecosystem and biodiversity distributions. PLoS Biology. 14 e1002415 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002415

Alex Pyron

Pyron, R. Alexander, and Frank T. Burbrink. “Contrasting models of parity‐mode evolution in squamate reptiles.” Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 324, no. 6 (2015): 467-472.

Arteaga, Alejandro, R. Alexander Pyron, Nicolás Peñafiel, Paulina Romero-Barreto, Jaime Culebras, Lucas Bustamante, Mario H. Yánez-Muñoz, and Juan M. Guayasamin. “Comparative phylogeography reveals cryptic diversity and repeated patterns of cladogenesis for amphibians and reptiles in Northwestern Ecuador.” PloS one 11, no. 4 (2016): e0151746.

Guayasamin, Juan M., Carl R. Hutter, Elicio E. Tapia, Jaime Culebras, Nicolás Peñafiel, R. Alexander Pyron, Carlos Morochz, W. Chris Funk, and Alejandro Arteaga. “Diversification of the rainfrog Pristimantis ornatissimus in the lowlands and Andean foothills of Ecuador.” PloS one 12, no. 3 (2017): e0172615.

Murphy, John C., Michael J. Jowers, Richard M. Lehtinen, Stevland P. Charles, Guarino R. Colli, Ayrton K. Peres Jr, Catriona R. Hendry, and R. Alexander Pyron. “Cryptic, sympatric diversity in Tegu Lizards of the Tupinambis teguixin group (Squamata, Sauria, Teiidae) and the description of three new species.” PloS one 11, no. 8 (2016): e0158542.

Sayyed, Amit, Robert Alexander Pyron, and Neelesh Dahanukar. “Cnemaspis flaviventralis, a new species of gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India.” Journal of Threatened Taxa 8, no. 14 (2016): 9619-9629.

Betancur‐R, Ricardo, Guillermo Ortí, and Robert Alexander Pyron. “Fossil‐based comparative analyses reveal ancient marine ancestry erased by extinction in ray‐finned fishes.” Ecology letters 18, no. 5 (2015): 441-450.

Feldman, Anat, Niv Sabath, R. Alexander Pyron, Itay Mayrose, and Shai Meiri. “Body sizes and diversification rates of lizards, snakes, amphisbaenians and the tuatara.” Global ecology and biogeography 25, no. 2 (2016): 187-197.

Longrich, Nicholas R., Jakob Vinther, R. Alexander Pyron, Davide Pisani, and Jacques A. Gauthier. “Biogeography of worm lizards (Amphisbaenia) driven by end-Cretaceous mass extinction.” In Proc. R. Soc. B, vol. 282, no. 1806, p. 20143034. The Royal Society, 2015.

Pyron, R. Alexander. “Post-molecular systematics and the future of phylogenetics.” Trends in ecology & evolution 30, no. 7 (2015): 384-389.

Tonini, João Filipe Riva, Karen H. Beard, Rodrigo Barbosa Ferreira, Walter Jetz, and R. Alexander Pyron. “Fully-sampled phylogenies of squamates reveal evolutionary patterns in threat status.” Biological Conservation 204 (2016): 23-31.

Burbrink, Frank T., Alexander D. McKelvy, R. Alexander Pyron, and Edward A. Myers. “Predicting community structure in snakes on Eastern Nearctic islands using ecological neutral theory and phylogenetic methods.” In Proc. R. Soc. B, vol. 282, no. 1819, p. 20151700. The Royal Society, 2015.

Tucker, Derek B., Guarino R. Colli, Lilian G. Giugliano, S. Blair Hedges, Catriona R. Hendry, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Alan R. Lemmon, Jack W. Sites, and R. Alexander Pyron. “Methodological congruence in phylogenomic analyses with morphological support for teiid lizards (Sauria: Teiidae).” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103 (2016): 75-84.

Pyron, R. Alexander, Gabriel C. Costa, Michael A. Patten, and Frank T. Burbrink. “Phylogenetic niche conservatism and the evolutionary basis of ecological speciation.” Biological Reviews 90, no. 4 (2015): 1248-1262.

Chen, Xin, Alan R. Lemmon, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, R. Alexander Pyron, and Frank T. Burbrink. “Using phylogenomics to understand the link between biogeographic origins and regional diversification in ratsnakes.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 111 (2017): 206-218.

Pyron, R. Alexander, Felisa W. Hsieh, Alan R. Lemmon, Emily M. Lemmon, and Catriona R. Hendry. “Integrating phylogenomic and morphological data to assess candidate species‐delimitation models in brown and red‐bellied snakes (Storeria).” Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (2016).

Pyron, R. Alexander, Juan M. Guayasamin, Nicolás Peñafiel, Lucas Bustamante, and Alejandro Arteaga. “Systematics of Nothopsini (Serpentes, Dipsadidae), with a new species of Synophis from the Pacific Andean slopes of southwestern Ecuador.” ZooKeys 541 (2015): 109.

Pyron, R. Alexander. “Novel Approaches for Phylogenetic Inference from Morphological Data and Total-Evidence Dating in Squamate Reptiles (Lizards, Snakes, and Amphisbaenians).” Systematic Biology (2016): syw068.

Pyron, Robert Alexander, Sumaithangi Rajagopalan Ganesh, Amit Sayyed, Vivek Sharma, Van Wallach, and Ruchira Somaweera. “A catalogue and systematic overview of the shield-tailed snakes (Serpentes: Uropeltidae).” Zoosystema 38, no. 4 (2016): 453-506.

Pyron, R. A., A. Arteaga, L. Y. Echevarría, and O. Torres-Carvajal. “A revision and key for the tribe Diaphorolepidini (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) and checklist for the genus Synophis.” Zootaxa 4171, no. 2 (2016): 293.

Rob Guralnick

Rauri Bowie

Jake Esselstyn

David Wake

Feng Y-J, Blackburn DC, Liang D, Hillis DM, Wake DB, Cannatella DC, Zhang P 2017 Phylogenomics reveals rapid, simultaneous diversification of three major clades of Gondwanan frogs at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary.

Wake DB 2017 Persistent plethodontid themes: species, phylogenies and biogeography. Herpetologica.

Michelle Koo

Tim Colston

Nate Upham

Accepted. Burgin, C. J., Colella, J. P., and Upham, N. S. How many species of mammals are there? Journal of Mammalogy.

In Press. (alphabetical by last name) Cooke, S. B. Dávalos, L. M., Mychajliw, A. M., Turvey, S. T., and Upham, N. S. Anthropogenic extinction dominates Holocene declines of West Indian mammals. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. Online early.

Upham, N. S. and Borroto-Páez, R. 2017. Molecular phylogeography of endangered Cuban hutias within the Caribbean radiation of capromyid rodents. Journal of Mammalogy 98: 950-963.

Upham, N. S. 2017. Past and present of insular Caribbean mammals: understanding Holocene extinctions to inform modern biodiversity conservation. Journal of Mammalogy 98: 913-917.

Evans, B. J., Upham, N. S., Golding, G. B., Ojeda, R. A., and Ojeda, A. A. 2017. Evolution of the largest mammalian genome. Genome Biology and Evolution 9: 1711-1724. Press: ScienceDaily, CBC Radio, The Molecular Ecologist.

Maestri, R., Monteiro, L. R., Fornel, R., Upham, N. S., Patterson B.D., and Freitas, T.R.O. 2017. The ecology of a continental evolutionary radiation: Is the radiation of sigmodontine rodents adaptive? Evolution 71: 610-632. Press: Evolution Digest.