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Morgan J.A.T., Vredenburg V.T., Rachowicz L.J., et al. (C. MORITZ). 2007. Population genetics of the frog-killing fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104(34): 13845-13850.

Vredenburg, V. T., R. Bingham, R. Knapp, J. A. T. Morgan, C. MORITZ, & D. Wake (2007): Concordant molecular and phenotypic data delineate new taxonomy and conservation priorities for the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog. Journal of Zoology 271: 361-374.

Rosenblum E.B., Belfiore N.M., MORITZ C. (2007) Anonymous nuclear markers for the eastern fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus. Molecular Ecology Notes 7(1): 113-116.


Stöck, M., C. MORITZ, M. Hickerson, et al. (2006). Evolution of mitochondrial relationships & biogeography of Palearctic green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup) with insights in their genomic plasticity. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 41(3): 663-689.

Kearney, M., M. J. Blacket, J. L. Strasburg & C. MORITZ (2006). Waves of parthenogenesis in the desert: Evidence for the parallel loss of sex in a grasshopper and a gecko from Australia. Molecular Ecology 15: 1743-1748.

Ruegg, K. C., R. J. Hijmans, & C. MORITZ (2006). Climate change and the origin of migratory pathways in the Swainson's Thrush, Catharus ustulatus. Journal of Biogeography 33(7): 1172-1182.

Hickerson, M. J., C. P. Meyer, & C. MORITZ (2006). DNA barcoding will often fail to discover new animal species over broad parameter space. Systematic Biology 55(5): 729-739.

Nicholls, J. A., J. J. Austin, C. MORITZ, & A. W. Goldizen (2006): Genetic population structure and call variation in a Passerine bird, the Satin Bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus. Evolution 60(6): 1279-1290.

Rissler, L. J., R. J. Hijmans, C. H. Graham, C. MORITZ & D. B. Wake (2006). Phylogeographic lineages and species comparisons in conservation analyses: A case study of California herpetofauna. The American Naturalist 167(5): 655-666.

Elith, J., C. H. Graham, et al. (C. MORITZ) (2006). Novel methods improve prediction of species' distributions from occurrence data. Ecography 29(2): 129-151.

Dolman, G. & C. MORITZ (2006). A multilocus perspective on refugial isolation and divergence in Rainforest Skinks (Carlia). Evolution 60(3): 573-582.

Graham, C. H., C. Moritz & S. E. Williams (2006). Habitat history improves prediction of biodiversity in rainforest fauna. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(3): 632-636.

Dethmers, K. E. M., D. Broderick, C. MORITZ, et al. (2006). The genetic structure of Australasian green turtles (Chelonia mydas): Exploring the geographical scale of genetic exchange. Molecular Ecology 15(13): 3931-3946.

Hickerson, M. J., G. Dolman & C. MORITZ (2006). Comparative phylogeographic summary statistics for testing simultaneous vicariance. Molecular Ecology 15(1): 209-223.


Bermingham, E., C. W. Dick & C. MORITZ Eds. (2005). Tropical Rainforests: Past, Present & Future. Tropical Rainforests: Past, Present & Future. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago.

MORITZ, C., C. Hoskin, C. H. Graham, A. Hugall & A. Moussalli (2005). Historical biogeography, diversity & conservation of Australia's tropical rainforest herpetofauna. Conservation Biology Series (Cambridge): 243-264.

Hoskin, C. J., M. Higgie, K. R. McDonald & C. MORITZ (2005). Reinforcement drives rapid allopatric speciation. Nature (London) 437(7063): 1353-1356.

Alexandrino, J., S. J. E. Baird, L. Lawson, J. R. Macey, C. MORITZ & D. B. Wake (2005). Strong selection against hybrids at a hybrid zone in the Ensatina ring species complex & its evolutionary implications. Evolution 59(6): 1334-1347.

Moussalli, A., A. F. Hugall & C. MORITZ (2005). A mitochondrial phylogeny of the rainforest skink genus Saproscincus, Wells & Wellington (1984). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34(1): 190-202.

Bermingham, E., C. Dick and C. MORITZ (eds). 2005. Tropical Rainforests: Past, Present and Future. Univ. Chicago Press. in press.


Graham, C., C. MORITZ & S. Williams (2004). Determinants of species richness & turnover across multiple taxa in the wet tropics of Australia. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts 89.

Estoup, A., M. Beaumont, F. Sennedot, C. MORITZ & J.-M. Cornuet (2004). Genetic analysis of complex demographic scenarios: Spatially expanding populations of the cane toad, Bufo marinus. Evolution 58(9): 2021-2036.

Graham, C. H., S. Ferrier, F. Huettman, C. MORITZ & A. T. Peterson (2004). New developments in museum-based informatics & applications in biodiversity analysis. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 19(9): 497-503.

Jones, M. E., D. Paetkau, E. Geffen & C. MORITZ (2004) Genetic diversity & population structure of Tasmanian devils, the largest marsupial carnivore. Molecular Ecology 13(8): 2197-2209.

Bell, K. L., D. K. Yeates, C. MORITZ and G.B. Monteith. 2004. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the dung beetle genus Temnoplectron Westwood (Scaabaeidae: Scarabaeinea) from Australia’s wet tropics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 312: 741-753.

Graham, C., S.R. Ron, C. MORITZ, J.C. Santos and C.J. Schneider. 2004. Integrating phylogenetics and environmental niche models to explore speciation mechanisms in Dendrobatid frogs. Evolution 58: 1781-1793.

Phillips, B., S.J.E. Baird and C. MORITZ. 2004. When vicars meet: A narrow contact zone between phylogeographic lineages of the rainforest skink Carlia rubrigularis. Evolution 587: 1536-1548.

Sumner, J., T. Jessop, D. Paetkau and C. MORITZ. 2004. Limited effect of anthropogenic habitat fragmentation on molecular diversity in a rainforest skink, Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae. Molecular Ecology 13:259-269.


O’Connor, D. and C. MORITZ. 2003. A molecular phylogeny of the Australian skink genera Eulamprus, Gnypetoscincus and Nangura. Aust. J. Zool. 51:317-330.

Hugall, A., J. Stanisic and C. MORITZ. 2003. Trans-species phylogeography of the Sphaerospira lineage and history of Queensland rainforests: Extinctions and speciation in a biogeographical context. Pp. 270-301 in The molecular systematics and phylogeny of mollusks (C. Lydeard and D. Lindberg, eds). Smithsonian Institution Press.

Kearney, M., A, Moussalli, J. Strasburg, D. Lindenmayer and C. MORITZ. 2003. Geographic parthenogenesis in the Australian arid zone: I. A climatic analysis of the Heteronotia binoei complex (Gekkonidae). Evol. Ecol. Res. 5:953-976.

McGuigan, K., C.E. Franklin, C. MORITZ and M. Blows. 2003. Adaptation of rainbow fish to lake and stream habitats. Evolution 57:104-118.


Clegg, S.M., S.M. Degnan, C. MORITZ, A. Estoup, J. Kikkawa and I.P.F. Owens. 2002. Microevolution in island forms: The roles of drift and directional selection in morphological divergence of a passerine bird. Evolution 56:2090-2099.

Clegg, S., S.M. Degnan, J. Kikkawa, C. MORITZ, A. Estoup and I.P.F. Owens. 2002. Genetic consequences of sequential founding events by an island colonizing bird. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci (USA), 99: 8127-32.

Hugall, A., C. MORITZ, A. Moussalli and. J. Stanisic. 2002. Reconciling paleodistribution models and comparative phylogeography in the wey tropics rainforest land snail Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 99:6112-6117.

MORITZ, C., K. McGuigan and L. Bernatchez. 2002. Conservation of freshwater fishes: integrating evolution and genetics with ecology. Pp. 293-310, in Freshwater Fish Conservation. Options for the future. Eds. M.J. Collares-Pereira and M. Coelho.

MORITZ, C. 2002. Strategies to protect biological diversity and the processes that sustain it. Systematic Biology 51:238-254.

Stuart-Fox, D.M., A. Hugall and C. MORITZ. 2002. A molecular phylogeny of rainbowskinks (Scincidae: Carlia): taxonomic and biogeographic implications. Aust. J. Zool. 50:39-51.


Estoup, A., I.J. Wilson, C. Sullivan, J.-M. Cornuet and C. MORITZ. 2001. Inferring population history from microsatellite and enzyme data in serially introduced cane toads, Bufo marinus. Genetics 159:1671-1687.

MORITZ, C., K.S. Richardson, S. Ferrier, G.B. Monteith, J. Stanisic, S.E. Williams and T. Whiffin. 2001. Biogeographic concordance and efficiency of taxon indicators for establishing conservation priority in a tropical rainforest biota. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 268, 1875-1881.

Pope, L. D. Storch, M. Adams, C. MORITZ and G. Gordon. 2001. A phylogeny for the genus Isoodon and a range expansion for I. Obesulus peninsulae based on mtDNA control region and morphology. Aust. J. Zool. 49:1-24.

Schauble, C.S. and C. MORITZ. 2001. Comparative phylogeography of two open forest frogs from eastern Australia. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 74:157-170.

Stuart-Fox, D., C.J. Schneider, C. MORITZ & P.J. Couper. 2001. Comparative phylogeography of three rainforest restricted lizards from mideast Queensland. Aust. J. Zool. 49, 119-127.

Sumner, J., F. Rousset, A. Estoup and C. MORITZ. 2001. “Neighbourhood” size, dispersal and density estimates in the prickly forest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae) using individual genetic and demographic methods. Molecular Ecology 10:1917-1927.

Vazquez-Doniminguez, E., D. Paetkau, N. tucker, G. Hinten and C. MORITZ. 2001. Resolution of natural groups using iterative assignment tests: an example from two species of Australian native rats (Rattus). Molecular Ecology 10:2069-2078.


James, C.H. and C. MORITZ. 2000. Intraspecific phylogeography in the sedge frog Litoria fallax (Hylidae) indicates pre-Pleistocene vicariance in an open-forest species from eastern Australia. Molecular Ecology 9:349-358.

LeBlois, R., F. Rousset, D. Tikel, C. MORITZ and A. Estoup. 2000. Absence of evidence for isolation by distance in an expanding cane toad (Bufo marinus) population: an individual-based analysis of microsatellite genotypes. Mol. Ecol. 9:1905-1911.

McGuigan, K., D. Zhu, G.R. Allen and C. MORITZ. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships and historical biogeography of melanotaeniid fishes in Australia and New Guinea. Mar. Freshwater Res. 51: 713-723.

MORITZ, C., J.L. Patton, C.J. Schneider and T.B. Smith. 2000. Diversification of rainforest faunas: An integrated molecular approach. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 31:533-563.

Pope, L.C., A. Estoup and C. MORITZ. 2000. Phylogeography and population structure of the ecotonal marsupial, Bettongia tropica, determined using mtDNA and microsatellites. Molecular Ecology 9:2041-2054.

Schauble, C.S., C. MORITZ and R..W. Slade. 2000. A molecular phylogeny for the frog genus Limnodynastes (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Mol. Phyl. Evol. 16:379-391.

Tikel, D., D. Paetkau, M.N. Cortinas, R. LeBlois, C. MORITZ and A. Estoup. 2000. Polymerase chain reaction primers for polymorphic microsatellite loci in the invasive toad species, Bufo marinus. Mol. Ecol. 9:1927-1929.


Degnan, S.M., B.C. Robertson, S.M. Clegg and C. MORITZ. 1999. Microsatellite primers for studies of gene flow and mating systems in white-eyes (Zosterops). Molecular Ecology 8:159-160.

Donnellan, S.D., K. McGuigan, R. Knowles, M. Mahony and C. MORITZ. 1999. Genetic evidence for species boundaries in frogs of the Litoria citropa species group. Australian Journal of Zoology 47:275-293.

Fumagalli, L., C. MORITZ, P. Taberlet and J.A. Friend. 1999. Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation within the remnant populations of the endangered numbat (Marsupialia: Myrmecobiidae: Myrmecobius fasciatus). Molecular Ecology 8: 1545-1549.

Hugall, A., J. Stanton and C. MORITZ. 1999. Reticulate evolution and the origins of ribosomal internal transcribed spacer diversity in apomictic Meloidogyne. Molecular Biology and Evolution 16: 157-164.

MORITZ, C. 1999. Conservation units and translocations: strategies for conserving evolutionary processes. Hereditas 130:217-228.

MORITZ, C. 1999. A molecular perspective on the conservation of diversity. Pp. 21-34 in Biology of Biodiversity, ed. M. Kato, Springer-Verlag, Tokyo.

Kelemen, L. and C. MORITZ 1999 Comparative phylogeography and relationships of a sibling pair of rainforest Drosophila species (Drosophila serrata and D. birchii). Evolution 53:1306-1311.

Schneider, C.J.S. and C. MORITZ. 1999 Refugial isolation and evolution in Australia's wet tropics rainforests. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B266 : 191-196.

Schneider,, C.J., T.B. Smith, B. Larison and C. MORITZ 1999. A test of alternative models of diversification in tropical rainforests: ecological gradients versus rainforest refugia. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA), 96:13869-13873.

Sumner, J., C. MORITZ and R. Shine. 1999. Shrinking forests shrink skinks: morphological change in response to rainforest fragmentation in the prickly forest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae). Biological Conservation 91:159-167.

Worthington-Wilmer, J., L. Hall, E. Barratt and C. MORITZ 1999. Genetic structure and male-mediated gene flow in the ghost bat (Macroderma gigas). Evolution 53:1582-91.


Bermingham, E. and C. MORITZ. 1998. Comparative phylogeography: concepts and applications. Molecular Ecology 7:367-369.

Clegg, S.M., P. Hale and C. MORITZ. 1998. Molecular population genetics of the red kangaroo (Macropus rufus): mtDNA variation. Molecular Ecology 7:679-687.

Cunningham, M. and C. MORITZ. 1998. Genetic effects of forest fragmentation on a rainforest restricted lizard (Scincidae: Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae). Biological Conservation 83:19-30.

Fairbairn, J., R. Shine and C. MORITZ. 1998. A case history of the evolution of viviparity: intraspecific phylogeny of a reproductively bimodal lizard (Lerista bougainvillii, Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 10:95-103.

McGuigan, K., K. McDonald, K. Parris and C. MORITZ. 1998. Mitochondrial DNA diversity and historical biogeography of a wet forest restricted frog (Litoria pearsoniana) from mid-east Australia. Molecular Ecology 7:175-196.

MORITZ, C. and D. Faith. 1998. Comparative phylogeography and the identification of genetically divergent areas for conservation. Molecular Ecology 7:419-429.

Pope, L., A. Sharp and C. MORITZ. 1998. Genetic diversity and distinctiveness of the yellow-footed rock wallaby, Petrogale xanthopus in New south Wales. Pacific Conservation Biology 4: 164-169.

Schneider, C.J.S., M. Cunningham, and C. MORITZ. 1998. Comparative phylogeography and the history of vertebrates in the wet tropics rainforests of Australia. Molecular Ecology 7:487-498.

Slade, R. and C. MORITZ. 1998. Phylogeography of Bufo marinus from its natural and introduced range. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 265:769-777.

Slade, R., C. MORITZ, R. Hoelzal and H.R. Burton. 1998. The molecular population genetics of the southern elephant seal. Genetics 149:1945-1957.

Zhu, D., S. Degnan and C. MORITZ. 1998. Evolutionary distinctiveness and status of the endangered Lake Eacham rainbowfish (Melanotaenia eachamensis). Conservation Biology 12:80-93.


FitzSimmons, N., C.J. Limpus, J.A. Norman, A.R. Goldizen, J.D. Miller and C. MORITZ. 1997. Philopatry of male marine turtles inferred from mitochondrial DNA markers. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA), 94:8912-17.

FitzSimmons, N. C. MORITZ, C.J. Limpus, L. Pope and R. Prince. 1997. Geographic structure of mitochondrial and nuclear gene polymorphisms in Australian green turtle populations and male-biased gene flow. Genetics 147:1843-1854.

Fumagalli, L., L.C. Pope, P. Taberlet and C. MORITZ. 1997. Versatile primers for the amplification of the mitochondrial control region in marsupials. Molecular Ecology 6:1199-1201.

Hugall, A., J. Stanton and C. MORITZ 1997. Evolution of the AT rich mitochondrial DNA of the root knot nematode Meloidogyne hapla. Molecular Biology and Evolution 14:40-48.

MORITZ, C., A. Heideman, E. Geffen, and P. McRae. 1997. Genetic population structure of the Greater Bilby, Macrotis lagostis, a marsupial in decline. Molecular Ecology 6:925-936.

MORITZ, C., L. Joseph, M. Cunningham and C. Schneider. 1997. Molecular perspectives on historical fragmentation of Australian tropical and subtropical rainforest: implications for conservation. Pp. 442-454 in Tropical Forest Remnants: Ecology, management and conservation of fragmented communities. (ed. by W.F. Laurance and R. O. Bierregaard). Chicago Univ. Press.

Stanton, J., A. Hugall and C.MORITZ.1997. Nucleotide polymorphisms and an improved PCR-based mtDNA diagnostic for parthenogenetic root-knot nematodes (Meldoidogyne). Fund. Appl. Nematol. 20:261-268.


Hillis, D.M., C. MORITZ and B. Mable (eds). 1996. Molecular Systematics 2nd. ed., Sinauer Assoc., Sunderland, MA.

Lavery, S., C. MORITZ, and D.R. Fielder. 1996. Indo-Pacific population structure and evolutionary history of the coconut crab (Birgus latro). Molecular Ecology 5: 557-570.

Lavery, S., C. MORITZ, and D.R. Fielder. 1996. Genetic patterns suggest exponential population growth in a declining species. Molecular Biology and Evolution 13:1106-1113.

MORITZ, C. and S.Lavery. 1996. Molecular ecology: Contributions from molecular genetics to population ecology. Pp. 433-450 in Frontiers of Population Ecology (eds. by R.B. Floyd, A.W. Sheppard and P.J. De Barro). CSIRO, Melbourne.

MORITZ, C., J. Worthington-Wilmer, L. Pope, W.B. Sherwin, A.C. Taylor and C.J. Limpus. 1996. Applications of genetics to the conservation and management of Australian fauna: four case studies from Queensland. Pp.442-456 in Molecular Genetic Approaches in Conservation (ed. by T. B. Smith and R. K. Wayne), Oxford Univ. Press.

Pope, L.C., A. Sharp and C. MORITZ. 1996. Population structure fo the yellow-footed roack wallaby Petrogale xanthopus (Gray, 1854) inferred from mtDNA sequences and microsatellites. Molecular Ecology 5:629-640.


Donnellan, S., and MORITZ, C. 1995. Genetic diversity of bisexual and parthenogenetic populations of the tropical gecko Nactus arnouxii. Herpetologica 51:140-154.

Fitzsimmons, N.N., C. MORITZ and S. S. Moore. 1995 Conservation and dynamics of microsatellite loci over 300 million years of marine turtle evolution. Molec. Biol. Evol. 12, 432-440.

Lavery, S., C. MORITZ and D.R. Fielder. 1995. Changing patterns of population structure and gene flow at different spatial scales in the coconut crab, (Birgus latro). Heredity 74, 531-541.

Joseph, L., C. MORITZ and A. Hugall. 1995. Molecular data support vicariance as a source of diversity in rainforests. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond B. 260, 177-182.

MORITZ, C. 1995. Uses of molecular phylogenies for conservation. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. 349: 113-118.

MORITZ, C. 1995. Genetics and the conservation of fauna in Queensland. pp.111-120 in Queensland: the State of Science, edited by R.W. Johnson and C. R. King, Roy. Soc. Qld.

MORITZ, C., S. Lavery and R. Slade. 1995. Using allele frequency and phylogeny to define units for conservation and management. American Fisheries Society Symposium 17:249-262.

Radtke, R., R. Fisher, S. Donnellan, C. MORITZ and T. Case. 1995. When species collide: the origin and spread of an asexual species of gecko. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 258: 145-152.


Broderick, D., C. MORITZ, J.D. Miller, M. Guinea, R.I.T. Prince and C.J. Limpus. 1994. Genetic studies of the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata): evidence for multiple stocks in Australian waters. Pacific Conservation Biology 1: 123-131.

Hugall, A., C. MORITZ, J. Stanton and D.R. Wolstenholme. 1994. Low, but strongly structured mitochondrial DNA diversity in root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne). Genetics 136: 903-912.

Joseph, L. and C. MORITZ. 1994. Mitochondrial phylogeography of birds from eastern Australian rainforests: first fragments. Aust. J. Zool. 42:385-403.

MORITZ, C. 1994. Applications of mitochondrial DNA in conservation: a critical review. Molecular Ecology 3:403-413.

MORITZ, C. 1994. Defining “Evolutionarily Significant Units” for conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 9:373-375.

MORITZ, C. and J. Kikkawa (eds.). 1994. Conservation Biology in Australia and Oceania, Surrey Beatty & Sons., Sydney.

Norman, J., C. MORITZ and C.J. Limpus. 1994. Mitochondrial DNA control region polymorphisms: genetic markers for ecological studies of marine turtles. Molecular Ecology 3:363-373.

Norman, J., MORITZ, C., Limpus, C., and Prince, R. 1994. Population genetics as a tool for managing marine turtle populations. Pp. 101-117 in Proceedings of the Workshop on Marine Turtle Conservation, Brisbane, Qld., Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

Slade, R.W., C. MORITZ and A. Heideman. 1994. Multiple nuclear gene phylogenies: application to pinnipeds and comparison with a mtDNA gene phylogeny. Mol. Biol. Evol 11:341-356.

Stanton, D.J., L.L. Daehler, C. MORITZ, and W.M. Brown. 1994. Potential stem-and-loop structures are associated with coding-region duplications in animal mitochondrial DNA. Genetics 137: 233-241.

Worthington-Wilmer, J., C. MORITZ, L. Hall and J. Toop. 1994. Extreme population structuring in the threatened Ghost Bat Macroderma gigas: evidence from mitochondrial DNA. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond.,B 257:193-198.

Zhu, D., B.G.M. Jamieson, A. Hugall and C. MORITZ. 1994. Sequence evolution and phylogenetic signal in control region and cytochrome b sequences of rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae). Mol. Biol. Evol. 11: 672-683.


Couper, P., J.A. Covacevich and C. MORITZ. 1993. A review of the leaf-tailed geckos endemic to eastern Australia: a new genus, four new species and other new data. Mem. Qld. Museum 34: 95-124.

Joseph, L. and C. MORITZ. 1993 Phylogeny and historical aspects of the ecology of eastern Australian scrubwrens: Evidence from mitochondrial DNA. Molec. Ecol. 2: 161-170.

Joseph, L., C. MORITZ, and A. Hugall. 1993. A mitochondrial DNA perspective on the historical biogeography of mideastern Queensland rainforest birds. Mem. Qld. Museum 34: 201-214.

Joseph, L. and C. MORITZ. 1993 Hybridization between the white-browed and atherton scrub-wrens: Detection with mitochondrial DNA. Emu 93: 93-99.

MORITZ, C. 1993. The origin and evolution of parthenogenesis in Heteronotia binoei (Gekkonidae): Synthesis. Genetica 90: 269-280.

MORITZ, C., Case, T.J., Bolger, D.T., and Donnellan, S. 1993. Genetic diversity and the history of some Pacific island house geckos (Hemidactylus and Lepidodactylus). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 48:113-133.

MORITZ, C, and A. Heideman. 1993. The origin and evolution of parthenogenesis in Heteronotia binoei (Gekkonidae): Reciprocal origins and diverse mitochondrial DNA in western populations. Syst. Biol. 42: 293-306.

MORITZ, C., L. Joseph, and M. Adams. 1993. Cryptic diversity in an endemic rainforest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae). Biodiv. Conserv. 2: 412-425.

Slade, R.W., C. MORITZ, A. Heideman, and P.T. Hale. 1993. Rapid assessment of single copy nuclear DNA variation in diverse species. Molec. Ecol. 2: 359-373.

Worthington-Wilmer, J., A. Melzer, F. Carrick and C. MORITZ. 1993. Low genetic diversity and inbreeding depression in Queensland koalas. Wildl. Res. 20: 177-188.


Degnan, S.M., and MORITZ, C. 1992. Phylogeography of mitochondrial DNA in two species of white-eye in Australia. Auk 109:800-811.

MORITZ, C. 1992. The population biology of Gehyra (Gekkonidae). III. Patterns of microgeographic variation. J. Evol. Biol. 5:661-676.

MORITZ, C., Densmore, L., Wright, J., and Brown, W. 1992. Molecular evidence for constraints on the origin and evolution of parthenogenetic whiptail lizards (Cnemidophorus). Evolution 46: 184-192.

MORITZ, C., Schneider, C.J., and Wake, D.B. 1992. Evolutionary relationships within the Ensatina eschscholtzii complex confirm the ring species interpretation. Syst. Biol. 41:273-291.

MORITZ, C., Uzzell, T., Spolsky, C., Hotz, H., Darevsky, I, Kupriyanova, L., and Danielyan, F. 1992. The maternal ancestry and approximate age of parthenogenetic species of Caucasian rock lizards (Lacerta: Lacertidae). Genetica 87:53-62.

MORITZ, C., Wright, J.W., Singh, V., and Brown, W.M. 1992. Mitochondrial DNAS analysis and the origin and relative age of parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus. V. The cozumela species group. Herpetologica 48:417-424.

Stanton, J.M., O’Brien, P.C., Shipke, L.G., Hugall, A. and MORITZ, C. 1992. Species of root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) affecting tobacco in north Queensland, including two new races of M. arenaria. Aust. Plant. Pathol. 21:150-157.


House, S., and MORITZ, C. 1991. The impact of rainforest fragmentation on flora and fauna. pp. 115-125, In Proceedings of a workshop "Research Needs for Rainforest", Institute of Tropical Rainforest Studies, Townsville.

MORITZ, C. 1991. Sex, lizards, and outback dumps. Aust. Nat. Hist. 23:643-649.

MORITZ, C. 1991. Evolutionary dynamics of mitochondrial DNA duplications in parthenogenetic geckos, Heteronotia binoei. Genetics 129:221-23.

MORITZ, C. 1991. The origin and evolution of parthenogenesis in Heteronotia binoei (Gekkonidae): Evidence for recent and localized origins of widespread clones. Genetics 129:211-219.

MORITZ, C., McCallum, H., Donnellan, S., and Roberts, J.D. 1991. Parasite loads in parthenogenetic and sexual lizards (Heteronotia binoei): Support for the Red Queen hypothesis. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. 244:145-149.

Zevering, C.E., MORITZ, C., Heideman, A., and Sturm, R. 1991. Parallel origin of duplications and the formation of pseudogenes in mitochondrial DNA from parthenogenetic lizards (Heteronotia binoei: Gekkonidae). J. Mol. Evol. 33:431-441.


Hillis, D., MORITZ, C., Porter, C., and Baker, R. 1990. Concerted evolution of ribosomal DNA: Evidence of biased interchromosomal gene conversion in parthenogens. Science 251:308-310.

MORITZ, C., Adams, M., Donnellan, S., and Baverstock,, P. 1990. The origin and evolution of parthenogenesis in Heteronotia binoei: Genetic diversity among bisexual populations. Copiea 1990:333-348.

MORITZ, C. 1990. Patterns and processes of sex chromosome evolution in Gekkonid lizards (Sauria: Reptilia) pp. 205-219 in Cytogenetics of Amphibians and Reptiles, E. Olmo (ed.), Birkhauser-Verlag, Berlin.

Sites, J., Peccinini-Seale, D., MORITZ, C., Wright, J., and Brown, W. 1990. The origin and evolution of parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus lemniscatus. I. Evidence for hybrid origins. Evolution 44: 906-21.

Vyas, D., MORITZ, C., Peccinini-Seale, D., Wright, J., and Brown, W. 1990. The origin and evolution of parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus lemniscatus. II. Evidence for recent, geographically restricted origins. Evolution 44: 922-32.


Densmore, L., MORITZ, C., Wright, J., and Brown, W.M. 1989 Mitochondrial DNA analyses and the origin and relative age of parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus: nine sexlineatus group parthenoforms. Evolution 43:969-983.

Echelle, A., T. Dowling, C. MORITZ and W.M. Brown. 1989 Mitochondrial DNA diversity and the origin of the Menidia clarkhubbsi complex of unisexual fishes (Atherinidae). Evolution 43:984-993.

MORITZ, C., Brown, W.M., Densmore, L., Wright, J., Vyas, D., Donnellan, S., Adams, M., and Baverstock, P. 1989 Genetic diversity and the dynamics of hybrid-parthenogenesis in Cnemidophorus (Teiidae) and Heteronotia (Gekkonidae). pp. 87-112, in Biology of Unisexual Vertebrates, eds. R. Dawley and J. Bogart, New York Museum Press, Albany.

MORITZ, C., Donnellan, S., Adams, M. and Baverstock, P. 1989 The origin and evolution of parthenogenesis in Heteronotia binoei: extensive genetic diversity among parthenogens. Evolution 43:994-1003.

MORITZ, C., Wright, J.W., and Brown., W.M. 1989 Mitochondrial DNA analyses and the origin and relative age of parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus: C. velox and C. exsanguis. Evolution 43:958-968.


MORITZ C., 1987. Parthenogenesis in the tropical gecko, Nactus arnouxii., Evolution 41:1252-1266.

MORITZ C., 1987. The population biology of Gehyra (Gekkonidae). 2. Dispersal and colonisation. Aust. J. Zool. 35:587-596.

MORITZ, C. and Brown, W.M. 1987. Tandem duplications in animal mitochondrial DNAs: Variation in incidence and gene content among lizards. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 84:7183-7187.

MORITZ, C., Dowling, T.E., and Brown, W.M. 1987. Evolution of animal mitochondrial DNA: implications for population biology and systematics. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 18:269-292.

Sites, J., and MORITZ, C. 1987. Chromosome change and speciation revisited. Syst Zool. 36:153-174.


MORITZ, C. 1986. The population biology of Gehyra (Gekkonidae). I. Chromosome change and speciation. Syst. Zool. 35:46-67.

MORITZ C., and Brown, W.M. 1986. Tandem duplication of D-loop and ribosomal RNA sequences in the mitochondrial DNA of lizards. Science 233:1425-1427.

Mengden G.A., Shine, R., and MORITZ, C. 1986. Phylogenetic relationships within the Australian venomous snakes of the genus Pseudechis. Herpetologica 42:215-229.


MORITZ, C., and King, D. 1985. Cytogenetic perspectives on parthenogenesis in the Gekkonidae. pp 327-337 in (eds) G. Grigg, R. Shine and H. Ehrman, Australasian Frogs and Reptiles, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.


MORITZ, C. 1984. The origin and evolution of parthenogenesis in Heteronotia binoei (Gekkonidae). 1. Chromosome banding studies. Chromosoma 89:151-162.

MORITZ, C. 1984. The evolution of a highly variable sex chromosome in Gehyra purpurescens (Gekkonidae). Chromosoma 90: 111-119.


MORITZ, C. 1983. Natural parthenogenesis in the endemic Australian lizard, Heteronotia binoei (Gekkonidae). Science 220: 735-737.


MORITZ, C. 1982. Some aspects of the ecological and genetical structure of a natural population of Antechinus stuartii. In (ed) M. Archer, Carnivorous Marsupials, Roy. Zool. Soc. New South Wales, Sydney. pp 685-694.




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