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2017

Morales A, Jackson ND, Dewey TA, O'Meara BC, Carstens BC (2016) Speciation with gene flow in North American Myotis bats. Systematic Biology, doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syw100. download

Jackson ND, Morales AE, Carstens BC, O'Meara BC. PHRAPL: Phylogeographic Inference using approximate likelihoods. Systematic Biology, in press.

Jackson ND, Morales A, Carstens BC, O'Meara BC. Species delimitation with gene flow. Systematic Biology, in press.

Gruenstaeudl M, Carstens BC, Santos-Guerra A, Jansen RK. Statistical hybrid detection and the inference of ancestral distribution areas in Tolpis (Asteraceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, in press.





2016

Espíndola A, Ruffley M, Smith M, Carstens BC, Tank DC, Sullivan J (2016) Predicting cryptic diversity from phylogeographic, climatic and taxonomic data. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283, 20161529. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1529. download

Pelletier TA, Carstens BC (2016) Comparing range evolution in two western Plethodon salamanders: Glacial refugia, competition, ecological niches, and spatial sorting. Journal of Biogeography, 43, 2237-2249. download

Thomé MCT, Carstens BC (2016) Phylogeographic model selection leads to insight into the evolutionary history of Four-eyed frogs. PNAS 113, 8010-8017. download. A contribution to the Sackler Colloquia In the Light of Evolution X: Comparative Phylogeography.

Satler JD, Carstens BC (2016) Phylogeographic concordance factors quantify phylogeographic congruence among co-distributed species in the Sarracenia alata pitcher plant system. Evolution 70, 1080-1093. download

Carstens BC, Gruenstaeudl M, Reid NM (2016) Community trees: Identifying codiversification in the Páramo dipteran community. Evolution 70, 1105-1119. download

Gruenstaeudl M, Carstens BC Santos-Guerra A, Jansen RK. (2016) Statistical hybrid detection and the inference of ancestral distribution areas in Tolpis (Asteraceae).. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. download

Perez MF, Bonatelli IAS, Moraes E, Carstens BC. Refining phylogeographic inference in two interglacial microrefuge-dwelling cactus species using model-based analysis. Journal of Heredity, 116, 550-557. download

Thomé MCT, Brusquetti F, Sequeira F, Carstens BC, Haddad CFB, Rodrigues MT, Alexandrino J (2016) Recurrent connections between Amazon and Atlantic forests shaped diversity in Caatinga Four-Eyed frogs. Journal of Biogeography, in press, doi:10.1111/jbi.12685. download

Sovic MG, Carstens BC, Gibbs HL (2016) Genetic diversity in migratory bats: Results from RADseq data for three tree bat species at a wind farm in northwestern Ohio. PeerJ 4:e1647; doi 10.7717/peerj.1647. download

Gruenstaeudl M, Reid NM, Wheeler G, Carstens BC (2016) Posterior predictive checks of coalescent models: P2C2M, an R package. Molecular Ecology Resources 16, 193–205. download

Satler JD, Zellmer AJ, Carstens BC (2016) Biogeographic barriers drive co-diversification within associated eukaryotes of the Sarracenia alata pitcher plant system. PeerJ 4:e1576; doi 10.7717/peerj.1576. download

Perez MF, Carstens BC, Rodrigues GL, Moraes EM (2016) Anonymous nuclear markers data supporting species tree phylogeny and divergence time estimates in a cactus species complex in South America. Data in Brief 6, 456-460. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2015.12.002 download

Perez MF, Carstens BC, Rodrigues GL, Moraes EM (2016) Anonymous nuclear markers reveal taxonomical incongruences and long-term disjunction in a cactus species complex with continental-island distribution in South America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 95, 11-19. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.11.005 download





2015

O'Meara BC, Jackson ND, Morales AE, Carstens BC. (2015) Phylogeographic Inference using approximate likelihoods. bioRxiv.

Bonatelli IAS, Carstens BC, Moraes EM (2015) Using next generation RAD sequencing to isolate multispecies microsatellites for Pilosocereus (Cactaceae) genus. PLoS ONE 10: e0142602. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142602. download

Hird SM, Sanchez C, Carstens BC, Brumfield RT (2015) Comparative gut microbiota of 59 Neotropical bird species. Frontiers in Microbiology 6, 1403. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01403 download

Pelletier TA, Crisafulli C, Wagner S, Zellmer AJ, Carstens BC. (2015) Historical species distributions predict species limits. Systematic Biology 64, 909-925. download

McVay JD, Flores-Villela O, Carstens BC (2015) Diversification of North American Natricine snakes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116, 1-12. download

Garrick RC, Bonatelli IAS, Morales AE, Pelletier TA, Perez MF, Rice E, Satler JD, Symula RE, Thomé MTC, Carstens BC (2015) The evolution of phylogeographic datasets. Molecular Ecology 24, 1164-1171. download





2014

Espindola A, Carstens BC, Alvarez N. (2014) Comparative phylogeography of mutualists and the effect of the host on the genetic structure of its partners. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113, 1021-2035. download

Gavin DG, Fitzpatric MC, Gugger PF, Heath KS, Rodriquez-Sanches F, Dobrowski SZ, Hampe A, Hu FS, Ashcroft MB, Bartlein PJ, Blois JL, Carstens BC, Davis EB, de Lafontaine G, Edwards ME, Fernandez M, Henne PD, Herring RM, Holden ZA, Kong W-S, Liu J, Magri D, Matzke NJ, McGlone MS, Saltre F, Stigall AL, Tsai Y-H E, Williams JW. (2014) Climate refugia: Using fossils, genetics, and spatial modeling to explain the past and project the future of biodiversity. New Phytologist 204, 37-54. download

Pelletier TA, Carstens BC. (2014) Model choice in phylogeography using a large set of models. Molecular Ecology 23, 3028-3043. download

Hird SM, Carstens BC, Cardiff SW, Dittman DL, Brumfield RT. (2014) Sampling locality is more important than taxonomy or ecology in the gut microbiota of the brood-parasitic Brown-Headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater). PeerJ 2; e21. download

Reid NM, Brown JM, Satler JD, Pelletier TA, McVay JD, Hird SM, Carstens BC. (2014) Poor fit to the multi-species coalescent model is widely detectable in empirical data. Systematic Biology 63, 322-333. download





2013

Carstens BC, Satler JD. (2013) The carnivorous plant described as Sarracenia alata contains two cryptic species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109, 737-746. download

Carstens BC, Brennan RS, Chua V, Duffie CV, Harvey MG, Koch RA, McMahan CD, Nelson BJ, Newman CE, Satler JD, Seeholzer G, Prosbic K, Tank DC, Sullivan J (2013) Model selection as a tool for phylogeographic inference: An example from the willow Salix melanopsis. Molecular Ecology 22, 4014-4028. download

Carstens BC, Pelletier TA, Reid NM, Satler JD (2013) How to fail at species delimitation. Molecular Ecology 22, 4369-4383. download

Salter JD, Carstens BC, Hedin M (2013) Multilocus species delimitation in a complex of morphologically conserved trapdoor spiders (Mygalomorphae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus). Systematic Biology 62, 805-823. download

Carstens BC (2013) Phylogeography. Oxford Bibliographies

Andrew R, Bernatchez L, Bonin Z, Buerkle CA, Carstens BC, Emerson BC, Garant D, Giraud T, Kane NC, Rogers SM, Slate J, Smith H, Sork VL, Stone GN, Vines TH, Waits LS, Widmer A, Rieseberg LH (2013) A Roadmap for Molecular Ecology. Molecular Ecology 22, 2605-2626. download

McVay JD, Carstens BC. (2013) Testing monophyly without well-supported gene trees: Evidence from multi-locus nuclear data conflicts with existing taxonomy in the snake tribe Thamnophiini. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 68, 425-431. download

McVay JD, Carstens BC (2013) Phylogenetic model choice: Justifying a species trees or concatenation analysis. Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Biology 1, 1000114. download

McCormack JE, Hird SM, Zellmer AJ, Carstens BC, Brumfield RT (2013). Applications of next-generation sequencing to phylogeography and phylogenetics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66, 526-538. download

Tsai Y-H E, Carstens BC (2013) Assessing model fit in phylogeographic investigations: An example from the North American willow Salix melanopsis. Journal of Biogeography 40, 131-141. download





2012

Reid NM, Carstens BC (2012). Phylogenetic estimation error can decrease the accuracy species delimitation: A Bayesian implementation of the General Mixed Yule Coalescent model. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12, 196, 1-11. download

Carstens BC, Lemmon AR, Moriarty-Lemmon E (2012). The promises and pitfalls of next-generation sequencing data in phylogeography. Systematic Biology 61, 713-715. download

Zellmer AJ, Hanes MM, Hird S, Carstens BC. (2012). Deep phylogeographic structure and environmental differentiation in the carnivorous plant Sarracenia alata. Systematic Biology 61, 763-777. download





2011

Hird SM, Brumfield RT, Carstens BC (2011). PRGMATIC: an efficient pipeline for collating genome-enriched second-generation sequencing data using a ‘provisional reference genome’. Molecular Ecology Resources 11, 743-748. download

Ence DD, Carstens BC (2011). SpedeSTEM: A rapid and accurate method for species delimitation. Molecular Ecology Resources 11, 473-480. download

Koopman MM, Carstens BC (2011) Plant genetic divergence predicts microbial community structure: Molecular phyllogeography of carnivorous pitcher plants. Microbial Ecology 61, 750-758. download





2010

Carstens BC, Dewey TA (2010) Species delimitation using a combined coalescent and information theoretic approach: An example from North American Myotis bats. Systematic Biology 59, 400-414. download

Hird S, Kubatko L, Carstens BC (2010) Replicated subsampling enables accurate species tree estimation in empirical systems. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 57, 888-898. download

Koopman MM, Carstens BC (2010) Conservation genetic inferences in the carnivorous plant Sarracenia alata (Sarraceniaceae). Conservation Genetics 11, 2027-2038. download

Koopman MM, Fuselier DM, Hird S, Carstens BC (2010) Bacterial characterization of the carnivorous Pale Pitcher Plant reveals diverse, distinct, and temporally dependent communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76, 1851-1860. download

Hickerson MJ, Carstens BC, Cavender-Bares J, Crandall KA, Graham CH, Johnson JB, Rissler L, Victoriano PF, Yoder AD (2010) Phylogeography’s past, present, and future: 10 years after Avise 2000. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 54, 291-301. download

Carstens BC, Knowles LL (2010) Navigating the Unknown: Model selection in phylogeography. Molecular Ecology 19, 4581-4582. download

Fleming TH, Murray KL, Carstens BC (2010) Phylogeography and Genetic Structure of Three Evolutionary Lineages of West Indian Phyllostomid Bats. Chapter 5 in Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation of Island Bats, T.H. Fleming and P.A. Racey, eds. Univ. Chicago Press. download





2008-2009

Carstens BC, Stoute HN, Reid NM (2009) An information theoretical approach to phylogeography. Molecular Ecology 18, 4270-4282. download

Koopman MM, Gallagher E, Carstens BC (2009) Isolation and characterization of nine microsatellite loci in the Pale Pitcher Plant Sarracenia alata (Sarraceniaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9, 1460-1466. download

Cantrell M, Carstens BC, Wichman HA (2009) X Chromosome Inactivation and XIST Evolution in a Rodent Lacking LINE-1 Activity. PLoS One 4, e6252. download

Kubatko L, Carstens BC, Knowles LL (2009) STEM: Species tree estimation using maximum likelihood for gene trees under coalescence. Journal of Bioinformatics 25, 971-973. download

Eckert AJ, Carstens BC. (2008) Does gene flow destroy phylogenetic signal? The performance of three methods for estimating species phylogenies in the presence of gene flow. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 49, 832-842. download





2007

Carstens BC, Knowles LL (2007) Estimating phylogeny from gene tree probabilities in Melanoplus grasshoppers despite incomplete lineage sorting. Systematic Biology 56, 400-411. download

Carstens BC, Richards CL (2007) Integrating coalescent and ecological niche modeling in comparative phylogeography. Evolution 61, 1439-1454. download

Carstens BC, Knowles LL (2007) Shifting distributions and speciation: genomic resolution of species divergence during rapid climate change. Molecular Ecology 16, 619-627. download

Knowles LL, Carstens BC (2007) Delimiting species without monophyletic gene trees. Systematic Biology 56, 887-895. download

Richards CL, Carstens BC, Knowles LL (2007) Distribution modeling and statistical phylogeography: an integrative framework for generating and testing alternate biogeographical hypotheses. Journal of Biogeography 34, 1833-1845. download

Knowles LL, Carstens BC, Keat ML (2007) Coupling genetic and ecological-niche models to examine how past population distributions contribute to divergence. Current Biology 17. 1-7. download

Brunsfeld SJ, Miller TR, Carstens BC (2007) Insights into the biogeography of the Pacific Northwest of North America: Evidence from the phylogeography of Salix melanopsis (Salicaceae). Systematic Botany 32, 129-139. download

Knowles LL, Carstens BC (2007) Estimating a population-divergence model for statistical phylogeographic tests in montane grasshoppers. Evolution 61, 477-493. download





2005-2006

Carstens BC, Knowles LL (2006) Variable nuclear markers for Melanoplus oregonensis identified from the screening of a genomic library. Molecular Ecology Notes 6, 683-685. download

Carstens BC, Brunsfeld SJ, Demboski JR, Good JD, Sullivan J (2005) Investigating the evolutionary history of the Pacific Northwest mesic forest ecosystem: Hypothesis testing within a comparative phylogeographic framework. Evolution 59, 1639-1652. download

Carstens BC, Degenhardt JD, Stevenson AL, Sullivan J (2005) Accounting for coalescent stochasticity in testing phylogeographic hypotheses: Modeling Pleistocene population structure in the Idaho Giant Salamander Dicamptodon aterrimus. Molecular Ecology 14, 255-265. download

Carstens BC, Bankhead III A, Joyce P, Sullivan J (2005) Testing population genetic structure using parametric bootstrapping. Genetica 124, 71-75. download

Steele CA, Carstens BC, Storfer A, Sullivan J (2005) Testing hypotheses of speciation timing in Dicamptodon copei and Dicamptodon aterrimus (Caudata: Dicamptodontidae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 36, 90-100. download

Johnson DG, Carstens BC, Sheppard WS, Zack RS (2005) Phylogeny of the leafhopper subgenus Errhomus (Erronus) (Hemiptera: Homoptera: Cicadellidae) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98, 165-172. download





2002-2004

Carstens BC, Stevenson AL, Degenhardt JD, Sullivan J (2004) Testing nested phylogenetic and phylogeographic hypotheses in the Plethodon vandykei species group. Systematic Biology 53, 781-792. download

Carstens BC, Sullivan J, Davalos LM, Larsen PA, Pedersen SC (2004) Exploring population genetic structure in three species of Lesser Antillean bats. Molecular Ecology 13, 2557-2566. download

Carstens BC, Lundrigan BL, Myers P (2002) A phylogeny of the Neotropical nectar-feeding bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) based on morphological and molecular data. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 9, 23-53. download


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