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Arne Mooers
Professor of Biodiversity

Department of Biological Sciences

Simon Fraser University

Office, B8242:


Lab, B9227:

e-mail: amooers@sfu.ca



many of these (especially the later ones) have links to the PDFs

* denotes peer review

*Harvey, P.H., Nee, S., Mooers, A.O., and L. Partridge. 1992. These hierarchical views of life: Phylogenies and metapopulations. Pp. 123-137 In (R.J. Berry, T.J. Crawford, G.M. Hewitt, Eds.), Genes in Ecology. Blackwell Scientific, Oxford.

*Nee, S., Mooers, A.O., and P.H. Harvey. 1992. Tempo and mode of evolution revealed by molecular phylogenies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 89: 8322-8326.

Mooers, A.O. 1992. [Review of] Phylogeny and Classification of Birds: a study in molecular evolution, by C.G. Sibley and J.E. Ahlquist, Yale University Press, 1990. Bird Study 39: 143-144

Mooers, A.O. 1993 [Review of] Beyond Natural Selection, by R. Wesson. MIT Press, 1991. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 5: 727-728.

Mooers, A.O. 1994 [Review of] Systematics, Ecology and the Biodiversity Crisis, N. Eldredge (ed.), Columbia University Press, 1992. Ibis 136: 244-245.

*Mooers, A.O., Nee, S., and P.H. Harvey. 1994. Biological and algorithmic correlates of phenetic tree shape. Pp. 233-251 In (P. Eggleton, R.I. Vane-Wright, Eds.), Phylogenetics and Ecology. Academic Press, London.

*Harvey, P.H., Holmes, E.C., Mooers, A.O., and S. Nee. 1994 . Inferring evolutionary process from molecular phylogenies. Pp. 312-333 In (R.W. Scotland, D.J. Siebert, D.M. Williams, Eds.), Models in Phylogeny Reconstruction. Systematics Association Special Volume No. 52. Clarendon Press, Oxford.

*Schrag, S.J. Mooers, A.O., Ndifon, G.T. and A.F. Read. 1994. Ecological correlates of male outcrossing ability in a simulataneous hermaphrodite snail. American Naturalist 143: 636-655.

*Mooers, A.O., and P.H. Harvey. 1994. Metabolic rate, generation time and the rate of molecular evolution in birds. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 3: 344-350. obscure, so pdf is here

*Mooers, A.O. 1995. Tree balance and tree completeness. Evolution 49: 379-384.

*Mooers, A.O., Page, R.D.M., Purvis, A., and P.H. Harvey. 1995. Phylogenetic noise leads to unbalanced cladistic tree reconstructions. Systematic Biology 44: 333-343.

*Heard, S.B., and A.O. Mooers. 1996. Imperfect information and the balance of cladograms and phenograms. Systematic Biology 5: 115-118.

*Mooers, A.O., and A.P. Moller. 1996. Colonial breeding and speciation in birds. Evolutionary Ecology 10: 375-385.

Mooers, A.O., and R.J. Redfield. 1996. Digging up the roots of life. Nature 379: 578-579.

Mooers, A.O., and R.J. Redfield. 1996. Are we (and everything else) related to pond scum? p. D8 (Science article). The Globe and Mail, April 13.

Mooers, A.O., and D. Schluter. 1996. Mute Fossils. [Review of] New Approaches to Studying Speciation in the Fossil Record (D. Erwin and R. Anstey, eds.), Columbia University Press, 1995.

*Bell, G., and Mooers, A.O. 1997. The relationship between size and morphological complexity among multicellular organisms. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 60: 354-363. pdf is here

Mooers, A.O. 1997. [Review of] New Uses for New Phylogenies (P.H. Harvey, A.J.Leigh Brown, J. Maynard Smith, S. Nee, eds.) Oxford University Press., 1996. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 10: 678.

*Mooers, A.O., and S. B. Heard. 1997. Inferring evolutionary process from the phylogenetic tree shape. Quarterly Review of Biology 72: 31-54.scanned version is here

*Schluter, D., Price, T., Mooers, A.O., D. Ludwig. 1997. Likelihood of ancestor states in adaptive diversification. Evolution 51: 1699-1711.

*Mooers, A.O., and D. Schluter. 1998. Fitting macroevolutionary models to phylogenies: an example with vertebrate body sizes. Contributions to Zoology 68: 3-18. link to the online version

Mooers, A.O. 1998. [Review of] Avian Molecular Evolution and Systematics (D.P. Mindell, ed.) Academic Press, 1997. Ibis 40: 349.

*Rundle, H.D, Mooers, A.O., and M.C. Whitlock. 1998. Single founder-flush events and the evolution of reproductive isolation. Evolution 52: 1850-1855.

*Mooers, A.O., Rundle, H.D., and M.C. Whitlock. 1999. The effects of selection and bottlenecks on male mating success in peripheral isolates. American Naturalist 153: 447-453.

*Mooers, A.O., Vamosi. S., and D. Schluter. 1999. Using phylogenies to test macroevolutionary models of trait evolution: sexual selection and speciation in Cranes (Gruinae). American Naturalist 154: 249-259.

*Mooers, A.O., and D. Schluter. 1999. Estimating ancestor states using maximum likelihood: support for one- and two-rate models. Systematic Biology 48: 623-632.

Rundle, H.D., Mooers, A.O., and M.C. Whitlock. 1999. Experimental tests of founder flush. Evolution 53: 1632-1633.

*Heard, S.B, and A.O. Mooers. 2000. Phylogenetically patterned speciation rates and extinction risks change the loss of evolutionary history during extinctions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B) 267: 613-620. pdf is here

*Mooers, A.O., and E.C. Holmes. 2000. The evolution of base composition and phylogenetic inference. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 15: 365-369.

*Rundle, H.D., F. Breden, C. Griswold, A.O. Mooers, R.A. Vos, and J. Whitton. 2001. Hybridization without guilt: gene flow and the biological species concept. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 868-869. This was a Vancouver Evolution Group (VEG) submission, and was also commented on in Trends in Ecol. and Evol. Get the details at the VEG site.

Mooers, A.O. and S.B. Heard. 2002. Using tree shape. Systematic Biology 51(6):833-834.pdf is here

*Savolainen, V., S. B. Heard, M. Powell and A. O. Mooers. 2002. Is cladogenesis heritable? Systematic Biology 51(6):835-843.pdf is here

*Heard, S.B, and A.O. Mooers. 2002. The signatures of random and selective mass extinctions in phylogenetic tree balance. Systematic Biology 51(6):889-897.pdf is here

*Dukas, R. and A.O. Mooers. 2003. Enriched environment improves mating success in fruit flies. Animal Behaviour 66:741-749. pdf is here

*Mooers, A.O. and R.A. Atkins. 2003. Indonesia's threatened birds: over 500 million years of evolutionary heritage at risk. Animal Conservation 6:183-188. pdf is here

Mooers, A.O. 2003. [Review of] Lives of a Biologist, by JT Bonner, Princeton Univ. Press. Discovery 32:54-56. A copy of the essay (pdf) is here

*Cleary, D.F.R., A.O. Mooers, K.A.O. Eichhorn, J. de Tol, R. de Jong, and S.B.J. Menken. 2004. Diversity and community composition of butterflies and odonates in an ENSO-induced fire affected habitat mosaic: a case study from East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Oikos 105:426-446. pdf is here

*Vos, R.A. and A.O. Mooers. 2004. Reconstructing divergence times for supertrees. In Phylogenetic Supertrees: Combining Information to Reveal the Tree of Life (Bininda-Emonds, ORP, ed,), pp 281-299. Computational Biology, volume 3 (Dress, A., series ed.), Kluwer Academic. pdf is here

*Cleary, D.F.R. and A.O. Mooers. 2004. Butterfly species richness and community composition in forests affected by ENSO-induced burning and habitat isolation in Borneo. Journal of Tropical Biology 20:359-367. pdf is here

Mooers, A.O. 2004. Why did the fish miss the boat? Globe and Mail, April 30, A21. html is here

*Mooers, A.O. 2004. Effects of tree shape on maximum likelihood ancestor reconstruction. Systematic Biology 53:809-814. pdf is here

*Mooers, A.O., S.B. Heard, and E. Chrostowski. 2005. Evolutionary heritage as a metric for conservation. Pp. 120-138 in Phylogeny and Conservation (A. Purvis, T.L. Brooks and J.L. Gittleman, eds.) Oxford University Press, Oxford. pdf (proof version) is here

*Soutullo, A., Dodsworth, S., Heard, S.B., and A.O. Mooers. 2005. Distribution and correlates of Carnivore phylogenetic diversity across the Americas. Animal Conservation 8:249-258. pdf is here

Mooers, A.O. 2005. How better to use (im)partial scientists to help shape public policy. Conference Proceedings: Species2004: Pathways to recovery.pdf is here

*Drake, A.E., Rashkovetsky, E., Wong, D., Rundle, H.D., and A. O. Mooers. 2005. Variable assortative mating in replicate mating trials using Drosophila melanogaster populations derived from contrasting opposing slopes of "Evolution Canyon", Israel. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18:1123-1129. pdf is here

*Lewis, R.L., Beckenbach, A.T. and A. O. Mooers. 2005. The phylogeny of the subgroups within the melanogaster species group: likelihood tests on COI and COII sequences and a Bayesian estimate of phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37:15-24. pdf is here

*Nosil, P. and A.O. Mooers. 2005. Testing hypotheses about ecological specialization using phylogenetic trees. Evolution 59:2256-2263. pdf is here

Mooers, A.O. 2005. [Review of] The man who found time: James Hutton and the discovery of the Earth's antiquity. Discovery 34: 52-54. scanned version is here

*Cleary, D.F.R., Fauvelot, C., Genner, M.J., Menken, S.B.J., and A.O. Mooers. 2006. Parallel responses of species and genetic diversity to ENSO-induced environmental destruction. Ecology Letters 9:304-310. pdf is here

*Cleary, D.F.R. and A.O. Mooers. 2006. Burning and logging differentially affect endemic vs. widely distributed butterfly species in Borneo. Diversity and Distributions. proof is here

*Lee, C. Blay, S. Mooers, A.O., Singh, A. and T.H. Oakley. 2006. COMET: A Mesquite package for comparing models of continuous character evolution on phylogenies. Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online 2006:2 (193-196). pdf is here

*Charrette, N.A., Cleary, D.F.R. and A.O. Mooers. 2006. Range-restriced, specialist Bornean butterflies are less likely to recover from ENSO-induced disturbance. Ecology 87:2330-2337. pdf is here

*Vos, R.A. and A.O. Mooers. 2006. A new dated supertree of the Primates. Chapter 5 in Inferring large phylogenies: the big tree problem. (R.A. Vos) PhD. thesis, Simon Fraser University. the chapter and tree is here

*Redding, D.W. and A.O. Mooers. 2006. Incorporating evolutionary measures into conservation prioritisation. Conservation Biology 20:1670-1678. pdf is here

Mooers, A.O., and G. Pomaki. 2006. [Review of] The Weather Makers, by Tim Flannery. Discovery (Vancouver) 35: 42-44.

*Kolm, N., Stein, R.W., Verspoor, J.J., Mooers, A.O., and E. J. Cunningham. 2007. Can sexual selection drive female life histories? A comparative study on Galliform birds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20:627-638. pdf is here

*Mooers, A.O., Harmon, L.J., Blum, M.G.B., Wong, D.H.J., and S.B. Heard. 2007. Some models of phylogenetic tree shape. pp 149-170 in Reconstructing Evolution: new mathematical and computational advances (O. Gascuel and M. Steel, eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford. The preprint is here

*Mooers, A.O., Meuser, E., and D.F.R. Cleary. 2007. article: El Nino and biodiversity. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity Online Update 1. pp 1-11. (SA Levin, ed.) Oxford: Elsevier Ltd. Online Update Only. The article is here. (Updated in 2012 as Meuser et al.)

*Mooers, A.O., Prugh, L.R., Festa-Bianchet, M. and J.A. Hutchings. 2007. Biases in legal listings under Canadian endangered species legislation. Conservation Biology. 21: 572-575. paper is here and media reports are here

Mooers, A.O. 2007. The diversity of Biodiversity. Nature 445:717-718. Reprint is here

*Rundle, H.D., Odeen, A., and A.O. Mooers. 2007. An experimental test for indirect benefits of mate choice in Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:36 (09 Mar 2007) open access via BMC

*Steel, M., Mimoto, A., and A.O. Mooers. 2007. Hedging one's bets: quantifying a taxon's expected contribution to future phylogenetic diversity. Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online 3: 237-244. corrected proof is here, but EBO is also open access.

*Parker, J.D.K., Bradley, B.A., Mooers, A.O., and L.M. Quarmby. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of the Neks reveals early diversification of ciliary-cell cycle kinases. PloS One 2: e1076 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001076 reprint is here

*Lee, V., J.L. Huang, M.F. Lui, K. Malecek, Y. Ohta, A.O. Mooers and E. Hsu. 2008. The evolution of multiple isotypic IgM heavy chain genes in the shark. J. Imm. 180: 7461-7470. reprint

*Redding, D.W., Hartmann, K., Mimoto, A., Bokal, D., Devos, M. and A.O. Mooers. 2008. Evolutionarily distinct species capture more phylogenetic diversity than expected. Journal of Theoretical Biology 251:606-615. reprint is here

*Mooers, A.O., Faith, D.P., and W.P. Maddison. 2008. Converting endangered species categories to probabilities of extinction for phylogenetic conservation prioritization. PloS One. reprint is here

*Mooers, A.O., Goring, S.J., Turvey, S., and T. Kuhn. 2009. Holocene extinctions and the loss of feature diversity. Pp 263-277 in Holocene Extinctions (S.Turvey, ed.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. manuscript is here

*Magnuson-Ford, K., Ingram, T., Redding, D.W., and A.O. Mooers. 2009. Rockfish (Sebastes) that are evolutionarily isolated are also large, morphologically distinctive and vulnerable to overfishing. Biological Conservation 142:1787-1796. reprint is here

Mooers, A.O. and D. Schluter. 2009. Does Canada's science minister really see the evolutionary light? Op-Ed, Globe and Mail, online edition, March 20, 2009. webarchive is here

*Meuser, E., Harshaw, H.W. and A.O. Mooers. 2009. Public preference for endemism over other conservation-related species attributes. Conservation Biology 23:1041-1046. reprint is here

Mooers, A.O. and D.W. Redding. 2009. Where the rare species are. Molecular Ecology. 18:3955-3957 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04312.x

*Kuhn, T.S., Zittlau, K., Groves, P., Mooers, A.O., and B. Shapiro. 2010. Modern and ancient DNA reveal recent partial replacement of caribou in the southwest Yukon. Molecular Ecology. 19:1312 - 1323. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04565.x (not allowed to post: email me if you'd like a copy)

*Harmon, L.J., Losos, J.B., Davies, J., Gillespie, R., Gittleman, J.B., Jennings, W.B,, Kozak, K., McPeek, M.A., Moreno-Roarck, F., Near, T., Pepin, D.J., Purvis, A., Ricklefs, R.E., Schluter, D., Schulte II, J.A., Seehausen, O., Sidlauskas, B., Torres-Carvajal, O., Weir, J., & A.O. Mooers. 2010. Early bursts of body size and shape evolution are rare in comparative data. Evolution 64: 2385-2396. paper is here

*Redding, D.W., DeWolff, C. and A.O. Mooers. 2010. Evolutionary distinctiveness, threat status and ecological oddity in primates. Conservation Biology 24: 1052-1058. reprint is here.

*Mooers, A.O., Doak, D.F., Findlay, C.S., Green, D.M., Grouios, C., Manne, L.L., Rashvand, A., Rudd, M.A. & J. Whitton. 2010. Science and policy and species at risk in Canada. BioScience 60:843-849. doi:10.1525/bio.2010.60.10.11 reprint is here.

*Steel. M., and A.O. Mooers, 2010. Expected length of pendant and interior edges of a Yule tree. Applied Math. Letters 23:1315-1319. paper is here

*Magnuson-Ford, K, Mooers, A.O., Paquet, S.R., and M. Steel. 2010. Comparing strategies to conserve evolutionary diversity. Journal of Theoretical Biology 266: 107-116. reprint is here

Kuhn, T.S. and A.O. Mooers. 2010. Missing Saiga on the Taiga. Molecular Ecology 19:4834-4836. (a news and views: email me if you'd like a copy)

*Warwas, M.L.,Yeung, J.H.F., Indurugalla, I., Mooers, A.O., Bennet, A.J., and M.M. Moore. 2010. Cloning and characterization of a sialidase from the filamentous fungus, Aspergillus fumigatus. Glycoconjugate Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10719-010-9299-9 paper is here

Redding, D.W. and A.O. Mooers. 2010. Can systematists help decide the relative worth of bits of biodiversity? The Systematist 32: 4-8. Essay is here.

*Vellend, M. Cornwell, W.K., Magnuson-Ford, K. and A.O. Mooers. 2011. Measuring phylogenetic biodiversity. pp 194-207 in Frontiers in Measuring Biological Diversity (A. Magurran and B. McGill, eds.) Oxford Univ. Press uncorrected proof is here

*Kuhn, T.S., Mooers, A.O., and G.H. Thomas. 2011. A simple polytomy resolver for dated phylogenies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2:427-436. paper is here. . This one even won a prize!

*Pappas, P. and A.O. Mooers. 2011. Phylogenetic methods in historical linguistics: Greek as a case study. Journal of Greek Linguistics 11:198-220. Paper is here.

*Parhar, R.K. and A.O. Mooers. 2011. Phylogenetically clustered extinction risks do not substantially prune the tree of life. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23528. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023528. PLoS One link.

*Bokal, D., Devoss, M., Klavznar, S., Mimoto, A., and A.O. Mooers. 2011. Computing quadratic entropy on evolutionary trees. Computers and Mathematics with Applications reprint is here.

*Mooers, A.O., Gascuel, O., Stadler, T., Heyang, L., and M. Steel. 2012. Branch lengths on birth-death trees and the expected loss of phylogenetic diversity. Systematic Biology 61:195-203 reprint is here

*Martyn, I., Kuhn, T.S., Mooers, A.O., Moulton, V. and A. Spillner. 2012. Computing evolutionary distinctiveness indices in large scale analysis. Algorithms in Molecular Biology 7:6. paper is here

*Barnosky, A.D., Hadly, E.A, Bascompte, J., Berlow E.L., Brown, J.H., Fortelius, M., Getz, W.M., Harte, J., Hastings, A., Marquet, P.A., Martinez, N.D., Mooers, A.O., Roopnarine, P., Vermeij, G., Williams, J.W., Gillespie, R., Kitzes, J., Marshall, C., Matzke, N., Mindell, D.P., Revilla, E., & Smith, A.B. 2012. Approaching a state shift in Earth's biosphere. Nature 486: 52-58. (doi:10.1038/nature11018) page proofs are here

*Dubman, E., Collard, M., and A.O. Mooers. 2012. Evidence that gestation duration and lactation duration are coupled traits in primates. Biology Letters 8:998-1001. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0642 paper is here.

*Jetz, W., Thomas, G.H., Joy, J.B., Hartmann, K. and A.O. Mooers. 2012. Global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444-448. Open-access Nature news story is is here doi:10.1038/nature11631. (please email if you would like a copy.)

*Gudde, R.M., Joy, J.B. and A.O. Mooers. 2013. Imperiled phylogenetic endemism of Malagasy Lemuriformes. Diversity and Distributions DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12023. paper is here.

*Waldron, A., Mooers, A.O., Miller, D.C., Nibbelink, N., Redding, D.W., Kuhn,T.S., Roberts, J.T. and J.L. Gittleman. 2013. Adapting conservation funding to limit the most immediate biodiversity losses.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 12144-12148. online abstract

Waldron, A. Sekercioglu, C.H., Miller, D.C., Mooers, A.O., Roberts, J.T., and J.L. Gittleman. 2013. Turkey's biodiversity funding effort: no longer dismal? Science the short letter is here.

Rosauer, D. F. and A.O. Mooers. 2013. Nurturing the use of evolutionary diversity in nature conservation. Trends Ecol. Evol. 28:322-323.

*Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Loyola, R.D., Raia, P., Mooers, A.O., and L.M. Bini. 2013. Darwinian shortfalls in biodiversity conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution online version (as .pdf) is here.

*Thomas,G.H., Hartmann, K., Jetz, W., Joy, J.B., Mimoto, A., and A.O. Mooers. 2013. PASTIS: Phylogenetic Assembly with Soft Taxonomic InferenceS. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:1011-1017. pdf is here.

*Cantalapiedra, J.-L., FitzJohn, R.G., Kuhn, T.S.,.Hernandez Fernandez, M., DeMiguel, D., Azanza, B., Morales, J.J. and A.O. Mooers. 2014. Dietary innovations spurred the diversification of ruminants during the Cenozoic. Proc. R. Soc. B. 281:xx-xx. online pdf is here

*Martin, T.E, Havlacek, H., Joy, J.B., and A.O. Mooers. 2014. Mammal and bird species held in zoos are less endemic and less threatened than their close relatives not held in zoos. Animal Conservation.17:89-96 focus article and cover!

Martin, T.E, Havlacek, H., and A.O. Mooers. 2014. The economic geography of ex-situ conservation. Animal Conservation 17: 104-105 invited response

*Volkmann, L., Martyn, I., Moulton, V., Spillner, A., and A.O. Mooers. 2014. Prioritizing populations for conservation using indices of genetic isolation. PLoS One 9: e88945. open access

*Vamosi, J.C., Moray, C.M., Garcha, N., Chamberlin, S.A. and A.O. Mooers. 2014. Pollinators visit related plant species across 29 plant-pollinator networks. Ecology and Evolution. Manuscript is here

*Jetz, W., Thomas, G.H., Joy, J.B., Redding, D.W., Hartmann, K., and A.O. Mooers. 2014. Global distribution and conservation of evolutionary distinctness in birds. Current Biology 24: 1-12 open access . A bit of press is here.

Mooers, A.O. 2014. Supply and Demand (News and Views). Nature.

*Stephenson, S., Mooers, A.O., and A. Attaran. 2014. Does size matter? The ICRW and the inclusion of small cetaceans. Transnational Environmental Law. in press

*Meuser, E. and A.O. Mooers. Manuscript. Global responsibility for species is not reflected in local conservation priorities. Manuscript is here

*Elliot, M.G., and A.O. Mooers. In review. Inferring ancestral states without assuming neutrality or gradualism using a stable model of continuous character evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology Arxiv version is here.

*Redding, D.W. and A.O. Mooers. In revision. Ranking mammal species for conservation and the loss of both phylogenetic and trait diversity. Animal Conservation. submitted version

*Stein, R. W., Brown, J.W. and A.O. Mooers. Manuscript. A molecular time scale for the order Galliformes (Aves): Cretaceous origins followed by inter- and intra-familial diversification in the Paleogene and Neogene. For Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

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