Research Groups 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.

McEntee, J.P. and Devitt, T.J. (in press). Crouching towhees, hidden scrub-jay: California towhees Melozone crissalis fight territorial battles while mobbing a Western Scrub-jay Aphelocoma californicaSouthwestern Naturalist.

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.

Stegner, M.A. and Holmes, M.W. (in press). Using paleontological data to assess mammalian community structure: potential aid in conservation planning. Palaeogeography.

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. (in press). Chapter 26. Myanmar. In Heatwole, H and Das, I. (Eds). Amphibian Biology v.11.7. Status of decline and conservation in Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere.

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.



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.



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.

Rovito, S.M., Parra-Olea, G., Hanken, J., Bonett, R., and Wake, D.B. (2013). Adaptive Mexican highlands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 109: 622-643.

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.



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.

Boza-Oviedo, E., Rovito, S.M., Chaves, G., García-Rodríguez, A., Artavia, L.G., Bolaños, F., and Wake, D.B. (2012). Salamanders from the eastern Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Oedipina) and natural history notes from recent expeditions. Zootaxa. 3309: 36-61.

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.

Dumbacher, J.P., Rathbun, G.B., Smit, H.A. and Eiseb, S.J. (2012). Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Round-eared Sengis or Elephant-Shrews, Genus Macroscelides (Mammalia, Afrotheria, Macroscelidea). Plos ONE. 7: e32410.

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.

Rovito, S.M., Papenfuss, T.J., and Vásquez-Almazán, C.R. (2012). A new species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from the mountains of eastern Guatemala. Zootaxa. 3266: 62-68.

Rovito, S.M., Parra-Olea, G., Lee, D., and Wake, D.B. (2012). A new species of Bolitoglossa (Amphibia, Caudata) from the Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico. ZooKeys. 185: 55-71.

Rovito, S.M., Parra-Olea, G., Vásquez-Almazán, C.R., Luna-Reyes, R., and Wake, D.B. (2012). Deep divergences and extensive phylogeographic structure in a clade of lowland tropical salamanders. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 12: 255

Rovito, S.M., Wake, D.B., Papenfuss, T.J., Parra-Olea, G., Muñoz, A., Vásquez-Almazán, C.R. (2012). Species formation and geographic range evolution in a genus of Central American cloud forest  salamanders. Journal of Biogeography. 39: 1251-1265.

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.

Tingley, M.W., Koo, M.S., Moritz, C., Rush, A.C., Beissinger, S.R. (2012). The push and pull of climate change causes heterogeneous shifts in avian elevational ranges. Global Change Biology. 18: 3279-3290.

Wake, D.B., Rovito, S.M., and Hanken, J. (2012). Taxonomic status of the enigmatic salamander Crytotriton adelos (Amphibia: Plethodontidae) from northern Oaxaca, Mexico, with observations on its skull and postcranial skeleton. Zootaxa. 3579: 67-70.

Wogan, G.O.U. (2012). A new species of Leptobrachium from Myanmar (Anura:    Megophryidae). Zootaxa v. 3415: 23-36.

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.



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.

Cheng, T.L., Rovito, S.M., Wake, D.B. and Vredenburg, V.T. (in press). Coincident mass extirpation of neotropical amphibians with the emergence of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. PNAS.

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.

Kamath, P.L. and Getz W.M. (2011). Adaptive molecular evolution of the Major Histocompatibility Complex genes, DRA and DQA, in the genus Equus. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 11:128.

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.

Pons, J.-M., Olioso, G., Cruaud, C. and Fuchs, J. (2011). Phylogeography of the Eurasian green woodpecker (Picus viridis). Journal of Biogeography. 38: 311-325.

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

Vo, A-T.E., Bank, M.S., Shine, J.P. and Edwards, S.V. (2011). Temporal increase in organic mercury in an endangered pelagic seabird assessed by century-old museum specimens. PNAS. 108: 7466-7471.

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.



Richmond, O.M.W., McEntee, J.P., Hijmans, R.J. and Brashares, J.S. (2010). Is the climate right for Pleistocene rewilding? Using species distribution models to extrapolate climate suitability for mammals across continents. PLoS ONE. 5(9): e12899.

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.

Peery, M.Z., Hall, L.A., Sellas, A., Beissinger, S.R., Moritz, C., Berube, M., Raphael, M.G., Nelson, S.K., Golightly, R.T., McFarlane-Tranquilla, L., Newman, S. and Palsboll, P.J. (2010). Genetic analyses of historic and modern marbled murrelets suggest decoupling of migration and gene flow after habitat fragmentation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. 277: 697-706.



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

Benedict, L. and McEntee, J.P. (2009) Context, Structural Variability and Distinctiveness of California Towhee (Pipilo crissalis) Vocal Duets. Ethology. 115: 78-86.

Cordeiro, N.J., Ndangalasi, H.J., McEntee, J.P. and Howe, H.F. (2009) Disperser limitation and recruitment of an endemic African tree in a fragmented landscape. Ecology. 90: 1030-1041.

Rush, A.C., Cannings, R.J. and Irwin, D.E. (2009) Analysis of multilocus DNA reveals hybridization in a contact zone between Empidonax flycatchers. Journal of Avian Biology. 40: 614-624.

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.



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.

Fuchs J., and Hassanin A. (2008) Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina elisae at Kampot. Cambodia Bird News.

Irestedt, M., Fuchs, J., Jønsson, K.A., Ohlson, J.I., Pasquet, E., and Ericson, P.G.P. (2008) The systematic affinity of the enigmatic Lamprolia victoriae (Aves: Passeriformes) - an example of avian dispersal between New Guinea and Fiji over Miocene intermittent land bridges? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48: 1218-1222.

Fuchs J., Pons J.-M., Ericson P.G.P., Bonillo, C., Couloux, A., and Pasquet E. (2008) Molecular support for a rapid cladogenesis of the woodpecker clade Malarpicini, with further insights into the genus Picus (Piciformes: Picinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48: 34-46.

Melo, M., and Fuchs, J. (2008) Phylogenetic relationships of the Alcedo Gulf of Guinea Kingfishers (Alcedinidae: Alcedininae). Ibis. 150: 633-639.

von der Heyden, S. and Matthee, C.A. (2008) Towards resolving familial relationships within the Gadiformes using mtDNA sequencing, and the resurrection of the Lyconidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48: 764-769.

Benedict, L (2008) Unusually high levels of extrapair paternity in a duetting species with long-term pair bonds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 62: 938-988.

Benedict, L (2008) Occurrence and life history correlates of vocal duetting in North American passerines. Journal of Avian Biology. 39: 57-65.

Fuchs J., Ericson P.G.P., and Pasquet E. (2008) Mitochondrial phylogeographic structure of the White-browed Piculet (Sasia ochracea): cryptic genetic differentiation and endemism in Indochina. Journal of Biogeography. 35: 565-575.

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.



Benedict, L. (2007) Offspring discrimination without recognition: California towhee chick distress call responses. Condor 109: 79-87.

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.

Fjeldså J., Irestedt M., Jønsson K.A., Ohlson J.I. and Ericson, P.G.P. (2007) Phylogeny of the ovenbird genus Upucerthia: a case of independent adaptations for terrestrial life. Zoologica Scripta 36: 133-141.

Johansson, U.S., Alstrom, P., Olsson, U., Ericson, P.G.R., Sundberg, P. and Price, T.D. (2007) Build-up of the Himalayan avifauna through immigration: a biogeographical analysis of the Phylloscopus and Seicercus warblers. Evolution 61: 324-333

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.

Jønsson K.A., Fjeldså J., Ericson P.G.P.and Irestedt M. (2007) Systematic placement of an enigmatic Southeast Asian taxon Eupetes macrocerus and implications for the biogeography of a main songbird radiation, the Passerida. Biology Letters. 3: 323-326.

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.

Matthee, C.A., Cockroft, A.C., Gopal, K. and von der Heyden, S. (2007) Mitochondrial DNA variation of the west coast rock lobster, Jasus lalandii: marked genetic diversity differences among sampling sites. Marine Freshwater Research. 58: 1130-1135.

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.

von der Heyden, S., Groeneveld, J.C., Matthee, C.A. (2007) 'Long current to nowhere?' – genetic connectivity of Jasus tristani in the southern Atlantic Ocean. African Journal of Marine Science: 29 (3): 491-497.

von der Heyden, S., Lipinski, M.R. and Matthee, C.A. (2007) Mitochondrial DNA analyses of the Cape hakes reveal an expanding, panmictic population for Merluccius capensis and population structuring for mature fish in Merluccius paradoxus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 517-527.

von der Heyden, S., Lipinski , M.R. and Matthee , C.A. (2007) Species-specific genetic markers for identification of early life history stages of Cape hakes, Merluccius capensis and M. paradoxus in the southern Benguela Current. Journal of Fish Biology 70: 262-256.



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.

Ericson, P.G.P., Anderson, C.L., Britton, T., Elzanowsli, A., Johansson, U.S., Kallersjo, M., Ohlson, J.I., Parsons, T.J., Zuccon, D. and Mayr, G. (2006) Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils. Biology Letters 2: 543-547.

Ericson, P.G.P., Zuccon, D., Ohlson J.I., Johansson, U.S., Alvarenga, H. and Prum, R.O. (2006) Higher level phylogeny and morphological evolution of tyrant flycatchers, cotingas, manakins and their allies (Aves: Tyrannida). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 471-483

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.

Jønsson K.A. and Fjeldså J. (2006) Determining biogeographic patterns of dispersal and diversification in oscine passerine birds in Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa. Journal of Biogeography. 33: 1155-1165.

Jønsson K.A. and Fjeldså J. (2006). A phylogenetic supertree of oscine passerine birds (Aves: Passeri). Zoologica Scripta. 35: 149-186.