Rauri Bowie's Publications

2015 & In Press

Fuchs, J. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2015). Concordant genetic structure in two species of woodpecker distributed across the primary West African biogeographic barriers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  88: 64-74.

Lauron, E.J., Loiseau, C., Bowie, R.C.K., Spicer, G.S., Smith, T.B., Melo, M. and Sehgal, R.N.M. (2015). Coevolutionary patterns and diversification of avian malaria parasites in African sunbirds (Family Nectariniidae). Parasitology.  142: 635-647.

Muteveri, T., Matthee, C.A., Bowie, R.C.K. and von der Heyden, S. (2015). High population connectivity and Pleistocene range expansion in the direct-developing plough shell, Bullia rhodostoma, along the South African coast. African Journal of Marine Science.  7: 21-31.

Swei, A., Bowie, V.C. and Bowie R.C.K. (2015). Comparative genetic diversity of Lyme disease bacteria in Northern Californian ticks and their vertebrate hosts. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases.  6: 414-423.

Wogan, G.O.U., Kapulke, J., Feldheim, K.A., Papenfuss, T.J. and Bowie, R.C.K. (in press). Isolation and characterization of nine tetranucleoide microsatellite loci for the secretive limbless lizards of the genus Anniella (Anguidae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology.

Wogan, G.O.U., Feldheim, K.A., Voelker, G. and Bowie R.C.K. (2015). Microsatellite markers for the Cape Robin Chat (Cossypha caffra) and the Red-Capped Robin Chat (Cossypha natalensis) for use in demographic and landscape genetics analyses. Conservation Genetics Resources.  7: 151-154.

Wogan, G.O.U., Feldheim, K.A., Voelker, G. and Bowie R.C.K. (2015). Development and characterization of thirteen microsatellite markers for the Fiscal Flycatcher (Sigelus silens) for use in phylogeography and landscape genetics research. Conservation Genetics Resources. 7: 125-127.

Wommack, E.A., Dawson, R.D., Shrimpton, J.M. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2015). Changes in population size and genetic diversity of a raptor species occurring in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan. Conservation Genetics. 16: 535-547.

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2014

Colville, J.F., Potts, A.J., Bradshaw, P.L., Measey, G.J., Snijam, D., Picker, M.D., Proches, S., Bowie, R.C.K. and Manning, J.C. (2014). Floristic and Faunal Cape biochoria: do they exist? In, Allsopp N., Colville J.F., Verboom G.A. (Eds). Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region. Chapter: 4, Publisher: Oxford University Press. pp. 73-93.

Fuchs, J., Simmons, R.E., Mindell, D.P., Bowie, R.C.K. and Oatley, G. (2014). Lack of mtDNA genetic diversity in the Black Harrier Circus maurus, a Southern African endemic. Ibis. 156: 227-230.

Graham, G.A., Carnaval, A.C., Cadena, C.D., Zamudio, K.R., Roberts, T.E., Parra, J.L., McCain, C.M., Bowie, R.C.K., Moritz, C., Baines, S.B., Schneider, C.J., VanDerWal, J., Rahbek, C., Kozak, K. and Sanders, N.J. (2014). The origin and maintenance of montane diversity: integrating evolutionary and ecological processes. Ecography.  37: 711-719.

Mandiwana-Neudani, T.G., Bowie, R.C.K., Hausberger, M., Henry, L. and Crowe, T.M. (2014). Taxonomic and phylogenetic utility of variation in advertising calls of francolins and spurfowls (Galliformes: Phasianidae). African Zoology. 49: 54-82.

Mason, N.A., Title, P.O., Cicero, C., Burns, K.J. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2014). Genetic variation among western populations of Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) indicates recent colonization of the Channel Islands, mainland-bound dispersal, and post-glacial range shifts. Auk. 131: 162-174.

Penalba, J.V., Smith, L.L., Tonione, M.A., Sass, C., Hykin, S.M., Skipwith, P.L., McGuire, J.A., Bowie, R.C.K. and Moritz, C. (2014). Sequence capture using PCR-generated probes (SCPP): a cost-effective method of targeted high-throughput sequencing for non-model organisms. Molecular Ecology Resources.  14: 1000-1010.

Ribeiro, A.M., Lloyd, P., Dean, W.R.J., Brown, M. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2014). The ecological and geographic context of morphological and genetic divergence in an understory-dwelling bird. PLOS ONE. 9: e85903.

Rocha, L.A. et al. (2014) Specimen collection: An essential tool. Science 344: 814-815.

Tolley, K.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Measey, G.J., Price, B.W. and Forest, F. (2014). The shifting landscape of genes since the Pliocene: terrestrial phylogeography in the Greater Cape Floristic Region. In, Allsopp N., Colville J.F., Verboom G.A. (Eds). Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region. Chapter: 7, Publisher: Oxford University Press. pp. 143-163.

Voelker, G., Penalba, J.V., Huntley, J.W. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2014). Diversification in an Afro-Asian songbird clade (Erythropygia-Copsychus) reveals founder-event speciation via trans-oceanic dispersal and a southern to northern colonization pattern in Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 73: 97-105.

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2013

Bowie, R.C.K. (2013). Book Review: Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds. The Auk. 130: 555-556.

Bowie, R.C.K., Cohen, C. and Crowe, T.M. (2013). Ptilopachinae: a new subfamily of the Odontophoridae (Aves: Galliformes). Zootaxa. 3670: 97-98.

Caro, L.M., Caycedo-Rosales, P.C., Bowie, R.C.K., Slabbekoorn, H., and Cadena, C.D. (2013). Ecological speciation along an elevational gradient in a tropical passerine bird? Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 26: 357-374.

Fuchs, J., Parra, J.L., Goodman, S.M., Raherilalao, M.J., Vanderwal, J. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2013). Extending ecological niche models to the past 120000 years corroborates the lack of strong phylogeographic structure in the Crested Drongo (Dicrurus f. forficatus) on Madagascar. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 108: 658-676.

Johansson, U.S., Ekman, J., Bowie, R.C.K., Halvarsson, P., Ohlson, J.I., Price, T.D. and Ericson, P.G.P. (2013). A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 69: 852-860.

Oatley, G., Feldheim, K.A., Voelker, G. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2013). Development of twelve tetranucleotide microsatellite loci for White-eyes (Zosterops spp.) for use in phylogeography and hybridization studies. Conservation Genetics Resources. 5: 977-979.

von der Heyden, S., Gildenhuys, E., Bernardi, G. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2013). Fine-scale biogeography: tidal elevation strongly affects population genetic structure and demographic history in intertidal fishes. Frontiers of Biogeography. 5.1: 29-38.

*Voelker, G., *Bowie, R.C.K. and Klicka J. (2013). Gene trees, species trees and earth history combine to shed light on the evolution of migration in a model avian system. Molecular Ecology. (* these authors contributed equally). 22: 3333-3344.

Yuri, T., Kimball, R.T., Harshman, J., Bowie, R.C.K., Braun, M.J., Chojnowski, J.L., Han, K-L., Hackett, S.J., Huddleston, C.J., Moore, W.S., Reddy, S., Sheldon, F.H., Steadman, D.W., Witt, C.C. and Braun, E.L. (2013). Parsimony and model-based analyses of indels in avian nuclear genes reveal congruent and incongruent phylogenetic signals. Biology. 2: 419-444.

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2012

Benedict, L. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2012). Rattling Cisticola song features and variability across Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Zoology, London. 287: 96-103.

Bowie, R.C.K., Feldheim, K.A., Caro, L.M. and Cadena, C.D. (2012). Novel tetranucleotide microsatellite DNA markers for members of the Henicorhina Wood-Wren species complex (Aves, Troglodytidae). Conservation Genetic Resources. 4: 419-421.

Cadena, C.D., Kozak, K.H., Gomez, J.P., Parra, J.L., McCain, C.M., Bowie, R.C.K., Carnaval. A.C., Moritz, C., Rahbek, C., Roberts, T.E., Sanders, N.J., Schneider, C.J., VanDerWal, J., Zamudio, K.R. and Graham, C.H. (2012). Latitude, elevational climatic zonation, and speciation in New World vertebrates. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 279: 194-201.

Cohen, C., Wakeling, J.L., Mandiwana-Neudani, T.G., Dranzoa, C., Crowe, T.M. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2012). Phylogenetic affinities of evolutionary enigmatic African galliformes: the Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus and Nahan’s Francolin Francolinus nahani, and support for their sister relationship with New World Quails. Ibis. 154: 768-780.

Fjeldså, J., Bowie, R.C.K. and Rahbek, R. (2012). The role of mountain ranges in the diversification of birds. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 43: 249-265.

Fuchs, J., Irestedt, M., Fjeldså, J., Couloux, A., Pasquet, E. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2012). Molecular phylogeny of African bush-shrikes and allies: tracing the biogeographic history of an explosive radiation of corvoid birds. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 64: 93-105.

Loiseau, C., Harrigan, R.J., Robert, A., Bowie, R.C.K., Thomassen, H.A., Smith, T.B. and Sehgal, R.N.M. (2012). Host and habitat specialization of avian malaria in Africa. Molecular Ecology. 21: 431-441.

Muller, C.M., von der Heyden, S., Bowie, R.C.K. and Matthee, C.A. (2012). Oceanic circulation, local upwelling and palaeoclimate changes linked to the phylogeography of the Cape sea urchin, Parechinus angulosus. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 468: 203-215.

Oatley, G., Voelker, G., Crowe, T.M. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2012). A multi-locus phylogeny reveals a complex pattern of diversification related to climate and habitat heterogeneity in Southern African White-eyes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 64: 633-644.

Ribeiro, A., Lloyd, P., Feldheim, K.A. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2012). Microgeographic socio-genetic structure of an African cooperative breeding passerine revealed. Molecular Ecology. 21: 662-672.

Ribeiro, A.M., Lopes, R.J. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2012). Historical demographic dynamics underlying local adaptation in the presence of gene flow. Ecology and Evolution. 2: 2710-2721.

Shultz, A.J., Tingley, M.W. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2012). A century of avian community turnover in an urban green space in northern California. The Condor. 114: 258-267.

Voelker, G., Bowie, R.C.K., Wilson, B., and Anderson, C. (2012). Phylogenetic relationships and speciation patterns in an African savanna dwelling bird genus (Myrmecocichla). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 106: 180-190.

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2011

Bowie, R.C.K. (2011). The utility of contemporary and historical estimates of dispersal in determining response to habitat fragmentation

Braun E.L., Kimball, R.T., Han, K-L., Iuhasz-Velez, N.R., Bonilla, A.J., Chojnowski, J.L., Smith, J.V., Bowie, R.C.K., Braun, M.J., Hackett, S.J., Harshman, J., Huddleston, C.J., Marks, B.D., Miglia, K.J., Moore W.S., Reddy, S., Sheldon, F.H., Witt, C.C. and Yuri, T. (2011). Homoplastic microinversions and the avian tree of life. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 11: no. 141.

Fuchs, J., Crowe, T.M. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2011). Phylogeography of the Fiscal Shrike (Lanius collaris): a novel pattern of genetic structure across the arid zones and savannas of Africa. Journal of Biogeography. 38: 2210-2222. in a tropical forest-dependent bird community. Molecular Ecology. 20: 1799-1802.

Fuchs, J., Fjeldså, J. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2011). Diversification across an altitudinal gradient in the Tiny Greenbul (Phyllastrephus debilis) from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Africa. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 11: no. 117.

Glen, R., Bowie, R.C.K., Stolberger, S. and Voelker, G. (2011). Geographically structured plumage variation among populations of White-headed Black Chat (Myrmecocichla arnotti) in Tanzania confirms the race collaris to be a valid taxon. Journal of Ornithology. 152: 63-70.

Han, K-L., Braun, E.L., Kimball, R.T., Reddy, S., Bowie, R.C.K., Braun, M.J., Chojnowski, J.L., Hackett, S.J., Harshman, J., Huddleston, C.J., Marks, B.D., Miglia, K.J., Moore, W.S., Sheldon, F.H., Steadman, D.W., Witt, C.C. and Yuri, T. (2011). Are transposable element insertions homoplasy free? An examination using the avian tree of life. Systematic Biology. 60: 375-386.

Jønsson, K.A., Irestedt, M. Bowie, R.C.K., Christidis, L. and Fjeldså J. (2011). Systematics and biogeography of Indo-Pacific ground doves. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 59: 538-543.

Kaleme, P.K., Bates, J.M., Belesi, H.K., Bowie, R.C.K., Gambalemoke, M., Kerbis-Peterhans, J., Michaux,, J., Mwanga, J.M., Ndara, B.R., Taylor, P.J. and Jansen van Vuuren, B. (2011). Origin and putative colonization routes for invasive rodent taxa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. African Zoology. 46: 133-145.

Oatley, G., Bowie, R.C.K. and Crowe, T.M. (2011). The use of subspecies in the systematics of southern African white-eyes: historical entities or eco-geographic variants. Journal of Zoology, London. 284: 21-30.

Ribeiro, A., Lloyd, P. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2011). A tight balance between natural selection and gene flow in a southern African arid-zone endemic bird. Evolution. 65: 3499-3514

von der Heyden, S., Bowie, R.C.K., Prochazka, K., Bloomer, P., Crane, N.L. and Bernardi, G. (2011). Phylogeographic patterns and cryptic speciation across oceanographic barriers in South African intertidal fishes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 24: 2505-2519.

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2010

Melo, M., Bowie, R.C.K., Voelker, G., Dallimer, M., Collar, N.J. and Jones, P.J. (2010). Multiple lines of evidence support the recognition of a very rare bird species – the Principe Thrush. Journal of Zoology, London. 282: 120-129.

Jønsson, K.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Nylander, J.A.A, Christidis, L., Norman, J.A. and Fjeldså, J. (2010) Biogeographical history of cuckoo-shrikes (Aves: Passeriformes): transoceanic colonization of Africa from Australo-Papua. Journal of Biogeography. 37: 1767-1781.

Jønsson, K.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Moyle, R.G., Irestedt, M., Christidis, L., Norman, J.A. and Fjeldså, J. (2010) Phylogeny and biogeography of Oriolidae (Aves: Passeriformes). Ecography. 33: 232-241.

Bowie, R.C.K., Sellas, A.B. and Feldheim, K.A. (2010) Development of ten highly polymorphic microsatellite markers for Sunbirds (Aves: Nectariniidae) with broad cross-amplification utility in at least eight species. Conservation Genetics. 11: 1159-1162.

Benedict, L., Bowie, R.C.K., Fuchs, J. and MacManes M. (2010) When non-coding is non-neutral: the role of CHD1 gene polymorphism in sexing, in phylogenetics and as a correlate of fitness in birds. Ibis. 152: 223-225.

Outlaw, R.K., Voelker, G. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2010) Shall we chat? Evolutionary relationships in the genus Cercomela (Muscicapidae) and its relation to Oenanthe reveals extensive polyphyly among chats distributed in Africa, India and the Palearctic. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 55: 284-292.

Jønsson, K.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Moyle, R.G., Christidis, L., Norman, J.A., Benz, B.W. and Fjeldså, J. (2010) Historical biogeography of an Indo-Pacific passerine bird family (Pachycephalidae): different colonization patterns in the Indonesian and Melanesian archipelagos. Journal of Biogeography. 37: 245-257.

McFarlane, M., Evans, M., Feldheim, K.A., Preault, M., Bowie, R.C.K. and Cherry, M.I. (2010) Long tails matter – positively for extra-pair, negatively for within-pair fertilization success. Behavioral Ecology. 21: 26-32.

Voelker, G., Outlaw, R.K. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2010) Pliocene forest dynamics as a primary driver of African bird speciation. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 19: 111-121.

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2009

Bowie, R.C.K. (2009) Book Review: Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 13: Penduline-Tits to Shrikes. The Auk. 126: 936–937

Fuchs, J., Pasquet, E., Couloux, A. Fjeldså, J. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2009) A new Indo-Malayan member of the Stenostiridae (Aves: Passeriformes) revealed by multilocus sequence data: Biogeographical implications for a morphologically diverse clade of flycatchers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 53: 384-393.

Benedict, L. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2009) Macrogeographic variation in the song of a widely distributed African warbler. Biology Letters. 5: 484-487.

Bowie, R.C.K., Fjeldså, J. and Kiure, J. (2009) Multilocus molecular DNA variation in Winifred's Warbler Scepomycter winifredae suggests cryptic speciation and the existence of a threatened species in the Rubeho-Ukaguru Mountains of Tanzania. Ibis. 151: 709-719.

Voelker, G., Melo, M. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2009) A Gulf of Guinea island endemic is a member of a Mediterranean-centered bird genus. Ibis. 151: 580-583.

Nguembock, B., Cibois, A., Bowie, R.C.K., Cruaud, C. and Pasquet, E. (2009) Phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Illadopsis (Passeriformes: Timaliidae) reveal the complexity of diversification in some African taxa. Journal of Avian Biology. 40: 113-125.

Voelker, G., Rohwer, S., Outlaw, D. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2009) Repeated trans-Atlantic dispersal catalyzed a global songbird radiation. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 18: 41-49.

de Ponte Machado, M., Feldheim, K.A., Sellas, A.B. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2009) Development and characterization of microsatellite loci from the Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) and widespread application to other members of the Pelicanidae. Conservation Genetics. 10: 1033-1036.

Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Barker, F.K., Bowie, R.C.K., Braun, M.J., Chojnowski, J.L., Hackett, S.J., Han, K-L., Harshman, J., Heimer-Torres, V., Holznagel, W., Huddleston, C.J. Marks, B.D., Miglia, K.J., Moore, W.S., Reddy, S., Sheldon, F.H., Smith, J.V., Witt, C.C., Yuri, (2009) T. A well-tested set of primers to amplify regions spread across the avian genome. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 50: 654-660.

Ribeiro, A, Lloyd, P., Feldheim, K.A. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2009) Microsatellites in the Karoo Scrub-robin, Cercotrichas coryphaeus (Passeriformes: Muscicapinae): isolation and characterization of 13 autosomal and two sex-linked loci. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9: 636-638.

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2008

Hackett, S.J., Kimball, R.T., Reddy, S., Bowie, R.C.K., Braun, E.L., Braun, M.J., Chojnowski, J.L., Cox, W.A., Han, K-L., Harshman, J., Huddleston, C.J., Marks, B.D., Miglia, K.J., Moore, W.S., Sheldon, F.H., Steadman, D.W., Witt, C.C. and Yuri T. (2008) A phylogenomic study of birds reveals their evolutionary history. Science. 320: 1763-1768.

Harshman, J., Braun, E.L., Braun, M.J., Huddleston, C.J., Bowie, R.C.K., Chojnowski, J.L., Hackett, S.J., Han, K-L., Kimball, R.T., Marks, B.D., Miglia, K.J., Moore, W.S., Reddy, S., Sheldon, F.H., Steadman, D.W., Steppan, S.J., Witt, C.C. and Yuri, T. (2008) Phylogenomic evidence for multiple losses of flight in Ratite birds. PNAS. 105: 13462-13467.

Fjeldså, J. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2008) New perspectives on the origin and diversification of Africa's forest avifauna. African Journal of Ecology. 46: 235-247.

Johansson, U.S., Fjeldså, J. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2008) Phylogenetic relationships within Passerida (Aves: Passeriformes): a review and a new molecular phylogeny based on three nuclear intron markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48: 858-876.

Jønsson, K.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Norman, J.A., Christidis, L. and Fjeldså, J. (2008) Polyphyletic origin of toxic Pitohui birds suggests widespread occurrence of toxicity in corvoid birds. Biology Letters. 4: 71-74.

Johansson, U.S., Bowie, R.C.K., Hackett, S.J. and Schulenberg, T.S. (2008) The phylogenetic affinities of Crossley's babbler (Mystacornis crossleyi): adding a new niche to the vanga radiation of Madagascar. Biology Letters. 4: 677-680.

von der Heyden, S, Prochazka, K. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2008) Significant population structure and asymmetric gene flow patterns amidst expanding populations of Clinus cottoides (Perciformes, Clinidae): application of molecular data to marine conservation planning in South Africa. Molecular Ecology. 17: 4812-4826.

Neethling, M., Matthee, C.A., Bowie, R.C.K., von der Heyden, S. (2008) Evidence for panmixia despite barriers to gene flow in the South African endemic, Caffrogobius caffer (Teleostei: Gobiidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology. 8 no. 325.

Njabo, N.Y., Bowie, R.C.K. and Sorenson M.D. (2008) Phylogeny, biogeography and taxonomy of the African wattle-eyes (Aves: Passeriformes: Platysteiridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48: 136-149.

Jønsson, K.A., Irestedt, M., Fuchs, J., Ericson, P.G.P., Christidis, L., Bowie, R.C.K., Norman, J.A., Pasquet, E. and Fjeldså, J. (2008) Explosive avian radiations and multi-directional dispersal across Wallacea: evidence from the Campephagidae and other Crown Corvida (Aves). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 47: 221-236.

Fuchs, J., Pons, J-M., Goodman, S.M., Bretagnolle, V., Melo, M., Bowie, R.C.K., Currie, D., Safford, R., Virani, M.Z., Thomsett, S., Hija, A., Cruaud, C. and Pasquet, E. (2008) Tracing the colonisation history of the Indian Ocean Scops-owls (Strigiformes: Otus) with further insights into the spatio-temporal origin of the Malagasy avifauna. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 8 no. 197.

Jønsson, K.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Moyle, R.G., Christidis, L., Filardi, C.E., Norman, J. and Fjeldså, J. (2008) Molecular phylogenetics and diversification within one of the most geographically varied bird species complexes (Pachycephala pectoralis/melanura). Journal of Avian Biology. 39: 473-478.

Goodman, S.M., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Ratrimomanarivo, F., Probst, J.-M. and Bowie, R.C.K (2008) Specific status of populations in the Mascarene Islands referred to Mormopterus acetabulosus (Chiroptera: Molossidae), with description of a new species. Journal of Mammalogy. 89: 1316-1327.

Lokugalappatti, L.G.S., Feldheim, K.A., Sellas, A.B. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2008) Isolation and characterization of 10 tetranucleotide microsatellite loci from the yellow-streaked greenbul (Phyllastrephus flavostriatus) and cross-species amplification in four closely related taxa. Molecular Ecology Resources. 8: 622-624.

Sellas, A.B., Feldheim, K.A. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2008) Isolation and characterization of 10 tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in an enigmatic East African bird, the spot-throat (Modulatrix stictigula). Molecular Ecology Resources. 8: 342-344.

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2007

Fjeldså, J., Johansson, U.S., Lokugalappatti, L.G.S. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2007) Diversification of African greenbuls in space and time: linking ecological and historical processes. Journal of Ornithology. 148: S359-367.

Johansson, U.S., Fjeldså, J., Lokugalappatti, L.G.S. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2007) A nuclear DNA phylogeny and proposed taxonomic revision of African greenbuls (Aves, Passeriformes, Pycnonotidae). Zoologica Scripta. 36: 417-427.

Kahindo, C., Bowie, R.C.K. and Bates, J.M. (2007) The relevance of data on genetic diversity for the conservation of Afro-montane regions. Biological Conservation. 134: 262-270.

Voelker, G., Rohwer, S., Bowie, R.C.K. and Outlaw, D. (2007) Molecular systematics of a speciose, cosmopolitan songbird genus: Defining the limits of, and relationships among, the Turdus thrushes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 42: 422-434.

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2006

Bowie, R.C.K. Fjeldså, J., Hackett, S.J., Bates, J.M. and Crowe, T.M. (2006) Coalescent models reveal the relative roles of ancestral polymorphism, vicariance and dispersal in shaping phylogeographical structure of an African montane forest robin. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 38: 171-188.

Crowe, T.M., Bowie, R.C.K., Bloomer, P., Mandiwana, T., Hedderson T., Randi, E., Pereira, S.L. and Wakeling. J. (2006) Phylogenetics and biogeography of, and character evolution in gamebirds (Aves: Galliformes): effects of character exclusion, partitioning and missing data. Cladistics. 22: 495-532.

Feldheim, K.A., McFarlane, M.L. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2006) Isolation of highly polymorphic autosomal microsatellite loci and a sex-linked locus from sugarbirds. Molecular Ecology Notes. 6: 1019-1021.

Fjeldså, J., Bowie R.C.K. and Kiure J. (2006) The Forest Batis, Batis mixta, is two species: description of a new, narrowly distributed Batis species in the Eastern Arc biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Ornithology. 147: 578-590.

Fuchs, J., Fjeldså, J., Bowie R.C.K., Voelker G. and Pasquet E. (2006) The African warbler genus Hyliota as a lost lineage in the Oscine songbird tree: molecular support for an African origin of the Passerida. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39: 186-197.

Bowie, R.C.K. (2006) Book Review of 'The speciation and biogeography of Birds' by I. Newton. Ostrich. 77: 113-114.

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2005

Bowie, R.C.K. and Fjeldså, J. (2005) Genetic and morphological evidence for two species in the Udzungwa forest partridge Xenoperdix udzungwensis. Special Issue on the Eastern Arc Mts, Journal of East African Natural History. 94: 191-201.

Bowie, R.C.K., Voelker, G., Fjeldså, J., Lens, L., Hackett, S.J. and Crowe, T.M. (2005) Systematics of the Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus species complex with reference to the taxonomic status of the endangered Taita Thrush T. helleri. Journal of Avian Biology. 36: 391-404.

Bowie, R.C.K., Oatley, T.B., Dean, W.R.J., Smith, N., Johnson, D.N., Vernon, C.J., Boix-Hinzen, C., Hockey, P.A.R, Simmons, R.E. and Spottiswoode, C.N. (2005) Malaconotidae. Pp. 688-721. In Hockey, P.A.R, Dean, W.R.J. and Ryan, P.G. (eds). Roberts birds of southern Africa VII edition. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town. ISBN 0-620-34053-3.

Bowie, R.C.K. and Smith N. (2005) Zosteropidae. Pp. 821-824. In Hockey, P.A.R, Dean, W.R.J. and Ryan, P.G. (eds). Roberts birds of southern Africa VII edition. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town. ISBN 0-620-34053-3.

Tree, A.J., Brown, M., Bowie, R.C.K. and Smith, N. (2005) Nectariniidae. Pp. 975-1001. In Hockey, P.A.R, Dean, W.R.J. and Ryan, P.G. (eds). Roberts birds of southern Africa VII edition. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town. ISBN 0-620-34053-3.

Nuttall, R.J., Dean W.R.J., Mills, M.S.L., Allan, D.G., Bowie, R.C.K., Cohen, C., Davies, G.B.P., Payne, R.B., Smith, N. and Vernon, C.J. (2005) Estrildidae. Pp. 1038-1069. In Hockey, P.A.R, Dean, W.R.J. and Ryan, P.G. (eds). Roberts birds of southern Africa VII edition. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town. ISBN 0-620-34053-3.

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2004

Bowie, R.C.K., Fjeldså, J., Hackett, S.J. and Crowe, T.M. (2004) Molecular evolution in space and though time: mtDNA phylogeography of the Olive Sunbird (Nectarinia olivacea/obscura) throughout continental Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33: 56-76.

Bowie, R.C.K., Fjeldså, J, Hackett, S.J. and Crowe, T.M. (2004). Systematics and biogeography of Double-Collared Sunbirds from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Auk. 121: 660-681.

Bowie, R.C.K. and Frank, A. (2004) Highveld Grassland. In: Burgess, N., D'Amico Hales, J., Underwood, E. and Dinerstein E et al.. Terrestrial ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: a conservation assessment. Island Press. ISBN: 1-55963-364-6.

Bowie, R.C.K. and Frank, A. (2004) Drakensberg montane grassland, woodland & forest. In: Burgess, N., D'Amico, J., Underwood, E. and Dinerstein E. et al. Terrestrial ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: a conservation assessment. Island Press ISBN: 1-55963-364-6.

Bowie, R.C.K. and Frank, A. (2004) Drakensberg altimontane grassland and woodland. In: Burgess, N., D'Amico, J., Underwood, E. and Dinerstein E. Terrestrial ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: a conservation assessment. Island Press. ISBN: 1-55963-364-6.

Bates, J.M., Bowie, R.C.K., Willard, D.E., Voelker, G. and Kahindo, C. (2004) A need for continued collecting of avian voucher specimens in Africa: Why blood is not enough. Ostrich. 75: 187-191.

Blom, A. and Bowie, R.C.K. (2004). Albertine Rift montane forest. In: Burgess, N., D'Amico, J. Underwood, E. and Dinerstein E. Terrestrial ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: a conservation assessment. Island Press. ISBN: 1-55963-364-6

Evans, B.S., Sweijd, N.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Cook, P.A. and Elliott, N.G. (2004) Population genetic structure of the Perlemoen, Haliotis midae in South Africa: evidence of range expansion and founder events. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 270: 163-172.

Fuchs, J, Bowie, R.C.K., Fjeldså, J, and Pasquet, E. (2004) Phylogenetic relationships of the African bush-shrikes and helmet-shrikes (Passeriformes: Malaconotidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33:428-439.

Ryan, P.G., Wright, D., Oatley, G., Wakeling, J., Cohen, C. Nowell, T.L., Bowie, R.C.K., Ward, V. and Crowe, T.M. (2004) Systematics of Serinus canaries and the status of Cape and Yellow-crowned Canaries inferred from mtDNA and morphology. Ostrich. 75: 288-294.

Walker, A.L., Bowie, R.C.K., Ratcliffe, C.S. and Crowe, T.M. (2004) Fowl play: Identification and management of hybridisation between wild and domestic Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) in South Africa. Ostrich. 75: 195-198.

Bowie, R.C.K. (2004) Sunbirds as a model for grasping African bird evolution. Die Akkerdier: Jan/Feb issue, pp 2-4.

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2003

Bowie, R.C.K. (2003) Birds, molecules, and evolutionary patterns among Africa's islands in the sky. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Bowie, R.C.K., Bloomer, P., Clancey, P.A. and Crowe, T.M. (2003) The Karoo Thrush (Turdus smithi Bonaparte 1850) a southern African endemic. Ostrich. 74: 1-7.

Warren, B.H., Bermingham, E., Bowie, R.C.K., Prys-Jones, R.P. and Thébaud, C. (2003) Molecular phylogeography reveals island colonization history and diversification of western Indian Ocean Sunbirds (Nectarinia: Nectariniidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 29: 67-85.

Bowie, R.C.K. (2003) Sunbirds, a model for studying African bird evolution. In The Field. Sept/Nov: 2-3.

1998-2000

Sweijd, N.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Evans, B. and Lopata, A. (2000) Molecular genetics and the management and conservation of marine organisms. Hydrobiologia. 420: 153-164.

Bowie, R.C.K., Jacobs, D.S. and Taylor, P. (1999) Resource utilization by two morphologically similar insectivorous bats (Nycteris thebaica and Hipposideros caffer). South African Journal of Zoology. 34: 27-33.

Lloyd, P., Bosque, C, Bowie, R.C.K., Covas, R., du Plessis, M.A., Huyser, O., Milton, S.J. and Wanless, R. (1999) Flying high: orienteering current directions in avian research. South African Journal of Science. 95: 50-54.

Bowie, R.C.K. and Hockey, P.A.R. (1999) Waters of death: the causes and consequences of red tides. African Environment and Wildlife. 7: 44-48.

Sweijd, N.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Lopata, A.L., Marinaki, A.M., Harley, E.H. and Cook, P.A. (1998) A PCR technique for forensic species level identification of abalone tissue. Journal of Shellfish Research. 17: 889-895.

Milton, S.J., Hoffman, J.H., Bowie, R.C.K., D'Amico, J., Griffiths, M.P.K., Joubert, D., Loewenthal, D., Moinde, N.N., Seymour, C., Toral-Granda, M.V. and Wiseman, R. (1998) Invasive Fountain Grass on the Cape Peninsula. South African Journal of Science. 94: 1-2.

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