Publications by staff member, students, and associates of the Natural History Collections and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

More information about research can be found on individual collection pages.


Kitrinos C, Bell RB, Bradley BJ, Kamilar JM,2022.Hair Microbiome Diversity within and across Primate Species. mSystems7:e00478-22.


Godfrey, L.R., Crowley, B.E., Muldoon, K.M., Burns, S.J., Scroxton, N., Klukkert, Z.S., Ranivoharimanana, L., Alumbaugh, J., Borths, M., Dart, R., Faina, P., Goodman, S.M., Gutierrez, I.J., Hansford, J.P., Hekkala, E.R., Kinsley, C.W., Lehman, P., Lewis, M.E., McGee, D., Pérez, V.R., Rahantaharivao, N.J., Rakotoarijaona, M., Rasolonjatovo, H.A.M., Samonds, K.E., Turvey, S.T., Vasey, N., and Widmann, P. Teasing apart impacts of human activity and regional drought on Madagascar’s large-bodied vertebrates: insights from new excavations at Tsimanampesotse and Antsirafaly.  Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 742203

Hendelman A, Zebell S, Rodriguez-Leal D, Dukler N, Robitaille G,  Wu X, Kostyun J**, Tal L, Wang P, Bartlett ME§, Eshed Y,  Efroni I, Lippman ZB. 2021. Conserved pleiotropy of an ancient plant homeobox gene uncovered by cis-regulatory dissection. Cell. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.02.001

Lewis, M.E., Godfrey, L.R., Rakotondramavo, J.-C., Klukkert, Z., Scroxton, N., Burns, S.J., Crowley, B.E., McGee, D., Muldoon, K.M., Meador, L.R., Lehman, P., Rahantaharivao, N.J., Borths, M., and Ranivoharimanana, L. 2021. A new large, extinct fosa (Carnivora: Eupleridae) and other Cryptoprocta from Tsimanampesotse National Park, Madagascar. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.742203

Liu L, Gallagher J**, Demesa Arevalo E, Chen R, Skopelitis T, Wu Q, Bartlett ME§, David Jackson. 2021. Enhancing grain yield traits by CRISPR/Cas9 promoter editing of maize CLE genes. Nature Plants. DOI: 10.1038/s41477-021-00858-5

Mongue, A. J, S. Michaelides, O. Coombe, A. Tena, D.-S. Kim, B. B. Normark, A. Gardner, and L. Ross. 2021. Sex, males and hermaphrodites in the scale insect Icerya purchasi. Evolution: published online May 2021.

Wei, J., S. A. Schneider, R. D. Normark, and B. B. Normark. 2021. Four new species of Aspidiotini from Panama, with a key to Panamanian species. ZooKeys 1047: 1-25.


Abraham-Juarez MJ**, Schrager-Lavelle A**, Man J**, Whipple CJ, Handakumbura P**, Babbitt CC, Bartlett ME. 2020. Evolutionary variation in MADS-box dimerization affects floral development and protein degradation dynamics. The Plant Cell. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.20.00300

Amouroux, P., J. Wei, L. E. Claps, R. D. Normark, and B. B. Normark. 2020. Chusqueaspis, a new genus of armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae: Lepidosaphidini) on bamboos in southern South America. Austral Entomology 59: 731-746.

Coombs, Margery C., and Göhlich, Ursula B. 2020. Anisodon (Perissodactyla, Chalicotheriinae) from the Middle Miocene locality Gračanica (Bugojno Basin, Gornji Vakuf, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 100:363-372, 

Godfrey LR, Samonds KE, Baldwin J, Sutherland MR, Kamilar JM, Allfisher K. 2020. Mid-Tertiary climate change and extinction in Madagascar and their bearing on the evolution of Madagascar’s lemurs. BMC Evolutionary Biology 20: 97. 

Gray, A., Liu, L., & Facette, M.  2020. Flanking Support: How Subsidiary Cells Contribute to Stomatal Form and Function. Frontiers in plant science, 11, 881. 

Henkhaus N, Bartlett ME§, Gang D, Grumet R, Haswell E, Jordon-Thaden I, Lorence A, Lyons E, Miller S, Murray S, Nelson A, Specht C, Tyler B, Wentworth T, Ackerly D, Baltensperger D, Benfey P, Birchler J, Chellamma S, Crowder R, Donoghue M, Dundore-Arias JP, Fletcher J, Gillespie K, Guralnick L, Hunter M, Kaeppler S, Kepinski S, Li F-W, Mackenzie S, McDade L, Min Y, Nemhauser J, Pearson B, Petracek P, Rogers K, Sakai A, Sickler D, Spady T, Taylor C, Wayne L, Wendroth O, Zapata F, and Stern D. 2020. Plant Science Decadal Vision 2020-2030: Reimagining the Potential of Plants for a Healthy and Sustainable Future. Plant Direct.  DOI: 10.1002/pld3.252

Kamilar JM and Beaudrot L. In press. Quantitative methods for primate biogeography and macroecology. GPS and GIS for primatologists: A practical guide to spatial analysis. CA Shaffer, F Dolins, JR Hickey, NP Nibbelink, L Porter, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Man**, J, Gallagher, JP**, Bartlett, ME§. 2020. Structural variation in the LRR-RLK gene family drives receptor diversification. New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.16455

Peterson, D. A., N. B. Hardy, G. E. Morse, T. Itioka, J. Wei, and B. B. Normark. 2020. Non-adaptive host-use specificity in tropical armored scale insects. Ecology and Evolution 10: 12910-12919.

Rowan J, Beaudrot L, Franklin J, Reed KE, Smail IE, Zamora A, Kamilar JM. 2020. Geographically divergent evolutionary and ecological legacies shape large mammal biodiversity in the global tropics and sub-tropics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117: 1559-1565. 

Schneider, S. A, L. E. Claps, J. Wei, R. D. Normark, and B. B. Normark. 2020. Five new species of Aspidiotini from Argentina, with a key to Argentine species. ZooKeys 948: 47-73.

Searcy, K. and T. Seidler 2020. The Plant Collections of William Smith Clark (1826-1886). Rhodora 122 (990): 116–117.

Tapanes E,  Anestis S, Kamilar JM, Bradley BJ. 2020. Does facial hair greying in chimpanzees provide a salient progressive cue of ageing? PLoS ONE 15: e0235610.


Baden AL, Mancini AN, Federman S, Holmes S, Johnson SE, Kamilar JM, Louis Jr. EE, Bradley BJ. 2019. Anthropogenic pressures drive population genetic structuring across a Critically Endangered lemur species range. Scientific Reports 9: 16276. 

Best A, Lieberman DE, Kamilar JM. 2019. Diversity and evolution of human eccrine sweat gland density. Journal of Thermal Biology 84: 331-338. 

Coombs, Margery C., and Cote, Susanne (2019) Chalicotheres of Pakistan: piecing together the biogeographic puzzles of a rare perissodactyl group in the Neogene of southern Asia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology: Abstracts of Papers 79th Annual Meeting, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: 83-84 

Normark, B. B., A. Okusu, and D. R. Miller. 2019. A new species of Thysanaspis Ferris (Hemiptera: Diaspididae: Leucaspidini) from Florida mangroves. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 121: 681-692.

Normark, B. B., G. E. Morse, D. A. Peterson, T. Itioka, A. Okusu, and S. A. Schneider. 2019. Phylogeny and classification of armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae). Zootaxa 4616: 1-98.

​Petersdorf M, Weyher A, Kamilar JM, Dubuc C, Higham JP. 2019. Sexual selection in the Kinda baboon (Papio kindae). Journal of Human Evolution 135: 102635. 

Schneider, S. A., M. A. Fizdale, and B. B. Normark. 2019. An interactive identification key to common pest species of Aspidiotini (Hemiptera, Coccomorpha, Diaspididae), Version 1.0. ZooKeys 867: 87-96.

​Vander Linden A, Hedrick BP, Kamilar JM, Dumont ER. 2019. Atlas morphology, scaling, and locomotor behavior in primates, rodents, and relatives (Mammalia: Euarchontoglires). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 185: 283–299. 


Best, A., and Kamilar, J.M. 2018. The evolution of sweat glands in human and nonhuman primates. Journal of Human Evolution. 117:33-43.

Fuchs, A.J., Gilbert, C.C. and Kamilar, J.M. 2018. Ecological niche moldeling of the genus Papio. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 166:812-823.

Hansford, J., Wright, P.C., Rasoamiaramanana, A., Perez, A., Godfrey, L.R., Errickson, D., Thompson, T. and Turvery, S.T., 2018. Early Holocene human presence in Madagascar evidenced by exploitation of avian megafauna. Sciences Advances. 4:eaat6925.

Kamilar, J.M. and Beadrot, L. (in press). Effects of environmental stress on primate populations. Annual Review of Anthropology.

Vander Linden, A., Hedrick, B.P., Kamilar, J.M., and Dumont, E.R. (in press). Atlas morphology, scaling, locomotor behavior in primates, rodents, and relatives (Mammalia:Euarchontoglires). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.


Cox Fernandes, C, and Williston A. 2017. Redescription of Microsternarchus bileantus (Fernandes-Yepez, 1968 (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae, Microsternarchini), with the designation of a neotype. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Phildelphia. https://doi.org10.1635/053.165.0107. URL:


Agostini, G., Rasoazanabary, E., and Godfrey, L.R. (In review). Developmental shift or postnatal plasticity? The befuddling nature of mouse lemur hands and feet at Beza Mahafaly, SW Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology.

Baden, A.L., Webster, T.H., and Kamilar, J.M. 2016. Resource seasonality and reproductive state predict fission-fusion dynamics in a Malagasy strepsirrhine, Varecia variegata. American Journal of Primatology. 78:256-279

Bartlett, ME, Thompson, B, Brabazon, H, Del Gizzi, R, Zhang, T, and Whipple, CJ (2016). Evolutionary dynamics of floral homeotic transcription factor protein-protein interactions. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33:1486-1501.

Bernados, R.L., Searcy, K.B., Lombardi, C.R., and Seidler, T. 2016. The Massachusetts State Cabinet Herbarium revisited and revitalized: A collection of New England plants from the early 19th century. Rhodora 117(972): 409-430.doi:

Borgerson, C., McKean, M.A., Godfrey, L.R., and Sutherland, M.R. (In review) Who hunts lemurs and why they hunt them. Biological Conservation.

Borries,c., Sandal, A.A.,Koenig,A., Fernandez-Duque, A, Kamilar, J.M., Amoroso, C.R., Barton, R.A., DiFiore,A., Gilby, I.C., Gordon, A.D., Mundry, R., Port, M., Powell, L.E., Pusey, A.E., Spriggs, A.,Nunn, C.L. 2016. Transparency, usability, and reproducibility: Guiding principles for improving comparative databases using primates as examples. Evolutionary Anthropology. 25:232-238.

Burns, S.J., Godfrey L.R., Faina, P., McGee, D., Hardt., B., Ranivoharimanana, L., and Randrianasy, J. 2016. Rapid human-induced landscape transformation in Madagascar at the end of the first millennium of the Common Era. Quaternary Science Reviews. 134:92-99.

Conith, A.J., Imburgia, M.J., Crosby, A.J., Dumont, E.R. 2016. The functional significance of morphological changes in the dentitions of early mammals. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface. DOI. 10.1098/rsif.2016.0713.

Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R., Bankoff, R.J., Perry, G.H., Culleton, B.J., Kennett, D.J.,  Sutherland, M.R., Samonds, K.E., and Burney, D.A. (Submitted). Island-wide aridity did not trigger recent megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar. Ecography.

Godfrey, L.R., Crowley, B.E., Muldoon, K.M., Kelley, E.A., King, S.J., Best, A.W. and Berthaume, M.A. (In press) What did Hadropithecus eat, and why should paleoanthropologists care?. American Journal of Primatology (published online, Early View, in 2015). 

Godfrey, L.R., Granatosky M.C., and Jungers, W.L. (In press) The hands of subfossil lemurs. In: The Evolution of the Primate Hand: Anatomical, Develomental, Functional, and Paleontological Evidence. Kivell, T.L., Lemelin P., Richmond, B.G., and Schmitt, D.(Eds). Springer Press.

Kamilar, J.M., Blanco, M., and Muldoon, K.M. (In press) Ecological niche modeling of lemurs and its implications for their species diversity and biogeography. Dwarf and mouse lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, behavior and conservation biology of the Cheirogaleidae. S.M. Lehman, U. Radespiel, E. Zimmerman, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kamilar, J.M. and Tecot, S.R. (In press) Anthropogenic and climatic effects on the distribution of Eulemur species: An ecological niche modeling approach. International Journal of Primatology.      

Kelley, E.A., Jablonski, N.G., Chaplin, G. Sussman, R.W., and Kamilar, J.M. (in press) Behavioral thermoregulation in Lemur catta: the significance of sunning and huddling behaviors. American Journal of Primatology.

Lazagabaster, !.A., Rowan, J., Kamilar, J.M., Reed, K.E. 2016/ Evolution of cranialdental correlates of diet in African Bovidae. Journal of Mammailian Evolution 23:385-396.

Ohba, M., Samonds, K.E., LaFleur, M., Ali, J.R., and Godfrey, L.R. 2016. Madagascar's climate at the K/P boundary and its impact on the island's biotic suite. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 441:688-695.

Rasoazanabary, E., and Godfrey, L.R. (In press) Living in riverine and xeric forests: Microcebus griseorufus at Beza Mahafaly, SW Madagascar. In: Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae. Lehman, S., Radespiel, U., Zinnermann, E. (Eds.) Cambridge University Press.

Rowan, J., Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L., and Reed, K.E. 2016. Strong influence of paleoclimate on the structure of modern African communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283(1840): doi:10.1098/rspb/2016.1207.

Rowan, J., Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L., Reed, K. 2016. Strong influence of palaeoclimate on the structure of African mammal communities. Proc.Roy.Soc. B. 2016 283 20161207: DOI 10.1098/rspb.2016.1207.


Blanco, M.B., Rasoazanabary, E., and Godfrey, L.R.. (2015) Unpredictable environments, opportunistic responses: Reproduction and population turnover in two wild mouse lemur species (Microcebus rufus and Microcebus griseorufus) from eastern and western Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology 77(9):936-947.

Coombs, Margery C., and Hunt, Robert M., Jr. (2015) New material of Moropus (Perissodactyla, Chalicotheriidae, Schizotheriinae) from the early Hemingfordian Rose Creek Member of the John Day Formation, Oregon, U.S.A.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35, doi:10.1080/02724634.2015.1009992 (9 pages).

Coombs, Margery C., and Reynolds, Robert E. (2015) Chalicothere material (Perissodactyla, Chalicotheriidae, Schizotheriinae) from late Hemingfordian and early Barstovian faunas of the Cajon Valley Formation in the Mojave Desert Province of southern California. In: Mojave Miocene: The 2015 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings, R. E. Reynolds, ed., California State University Desert Studies Consortium <>, pp. 259–273.

Cox Fernandes, C., Nogueira, A., Williston, S. and Alves-Gomes, J.A. (2015) A new species of electric knifefish from the Rio Negro, Amazon basin (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae, Microsternarchini). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciencees of Philadelphia 164:213-227.

Eiting, T.P., Perot, J.B., and Dumont, E.R. (2015) How much does nasal cavity morphology matter? Patterns and rates of olfactory airflow in phyllostomid bats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282:1800.

Hogg, R.T., Godfrey, L.R., Schwartz, G.T., Dirks,W., and Bromage, T.G. (2015) Lemur biorhythms and life history evolution. PloS ONE 10(8): Article number e0134210.

Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L., and Reed, K.E. (2015) Climate and species richness predict the phylogenetic structure of African mammal communities. PLoS ONE 10:e0121808. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121808.

Kamilar, J.M. and Tecot, S.R. (2015) Connecting proximate mexhanisms and evolutionary patterns: Pituitary gland size and mammalian life History. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:1997-2008.

Kistler, L., Ratan, A., Godfrey, L.R., Crowley, B.E., Hughes, C.E., Lei, R.H., Cui, Y.Q., Wood, M.L., Muldoon, K.M., Andriamialison, H., McGraw, J.J., Tomsho, L.P., Schuster, S.C., Miller, W., Louis, E.E.., Yoder, A.D., Malhi, R.S., and Perry, G.H. (2015) Comparative and population mitogenomic analyses of Madagascar's extinct giant 'subfossil' lemurs. Journal of Human Evolution 79 (Special Issue):45-54.

Rodriguez, I.A., Rasoazanabary, E., and Godfrey, E.R. (2015) Seasonal variation in the abundance and distribution of ticks that parasitize Microcebus griseorufus at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 4:408-413.

Rosenberger, A.L., Godfrey, L.R., Muldoon, K.M., Gunnell, G.F., Rasiamiaramanana, A.H., Randrianasy, J., and Amador, F.E. (2015) Giant subfossil lemur graveyard discovered, submerged, in Madagascar. Journal of Human Evolution 81:83-87.


Berthaume, M.A., Dumont, E.R., Godfrey, L.R., and Grosse, I.R. (2014) The effects of relative food item size on optimal tooth cusp sharpness during brittle food item processing. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11(10): Article number 20140965.

Blanco, M.B., and Godfrey, L.R. (2014) Hibernation patterns of dwarf lemurs in the high altitude forest of eastern Madagascar. In: High Altitude Primates, Grow, N.B., Gursky-Doyen, S., Krzton, A., (Eds.) Springer: New York, Pp. 223-42.

Cox Fernandes, C., Nogueira, A., and Alves-Gomes, J.A. (2014) Procerusternarchus pixuna, a new genus and species of electric knifefish (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae, Microsternarchini) from the Negro River, South America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 163: 95-118.

Crowley, B.E., Rasoazanabary, E., Godfrey, L.R. (2014) Stable isotopes complement focal individual observations and confirm dietary variability in reddish-gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus griseorufus) from southwestern Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 155(1):77-90.

Dumont, E.R., K. Samadevam, I.R. Grosse, O.M. Warsi, B. Baird, and I.M. Davalos. (2014).. Selection for mechanical advantage underlies multiple cranial optima in new world leaf-nosed bats. Evolution 68(5):1436-1449.

Eiting, T.P., T.D. Smith, and E.R. Dumont. (In press). Olfactory epithelium in the olfactory recess: A case study in new world leaf-nosed bats. The Anatomical Record.

Eiting, T.P, T.D. Smith, J.B. Perot, and E.R. Dumont. (2014). The role of the olfactory recess in olfactory airflow. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217:1799-1803.

Krause, D.W., Hoffman, S., Wible, E.C., Kirk, J.A. Schultz, J., von Konigswald, W., Groenke, J.R., Rossie, P.M., O'Connor, E.R., Seiffert, E.R., Dumont, E.R., Holloway, W.L., Rogers, R.R., Rahantarisoa, L.J., Kemp, A.D., and Haingoson, A. (2014) First cranial remains of a gondwanatherian mammal reveal markable mociacism. Nature 515:512-517.

Schultz, J.A., Krause, D.W., von Konigswald, W., and Dumont, E.R. (2014) Dental function and diet of Vintana sertichi (Mammalia, Gondwanatheria) from the late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(Sup):182-202.

Stinson, K., and T. Seidler. (2014). Physiological constraints on the spread of Alliaria petiolata populations in Massachusetts. Ecosphere 5(8).


Bartlett, M.E., and C.J. Whipple. (2013). Protein change in plant evolution: tracing one thread connecting molecular and phenotypic diversity. Frontiers in Plant Science 4:382.

Berthaume, M.A., Dumont, E.R., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) How does tooth cusp radius of curvature affect brittle food item processing? Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10(84): Article number 20130240.

Blanco, M.B., Elfawal, M.A., Durden, L.A., Beati, L., Xu, G.,Godfrey, L.R., Rich, S.M. (2013) Genetic diversity of ixodid ticks parasitizing eastern mouse and dwarf lemurs in Madagascar, with descriptions of the larva, nymph and male of Ixodes lemuris (ACARI:IXODIDAE). Journal of Parasitology 99(1):11-18.

Blanco, M.B., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) Does hibernation slow the 'pace of life' in dwarf lemurs? International Journal of Primatology 34:130-147.

Coombs, M. C. (2013)  A juvenile mandible with deciduous teeth of Ancylotherium pentelicum (Perissodactyla, Chalicotheriidae, Schizotheriinae), collected by Barnum Brown from the late Miocene of Samos (Greece).  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology  33: 233-238.

Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) Why all those spines? Anachronistic defences in the Didiereoideae against now extinct lemurs. South African Journal of Science 109(1/2):70-76.

Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) Isotopic variabiity and lemur diet in a dry Madagascan forest: A cautionary tale. Leaping Ahead: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Masters, J., Gamba, M., Genin,F. (Eds.) Springer, New York, Pp. 173-182.

Cuozzo, F.P., Rasoazanabary, E., Godfrey, L.R., Sauther, M.L., Youssouf, I.A., LaFleur, M.M. (2013) Biological variation in a large sample of mouse lemirs from Amboasary, Madagascar: Iplications for interpreting variation in primate biology and paleobiology. Journal of Human Evolution 64:1-20.

Del Toro, I. (2013) Diversity of Eastern North American Ant Communities along Environmental Gradients. PLoS ONE 8(7): e67973. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067973

Fahlke, J. M., Coombs, M. C., and Semprebon, G. M. (2013) Anisodon sp. (Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Chalicotheriidae) from the Turolian of Dorn-Dürkheim 1 (Rheinhessen, Germany): morphology, phylogeny, and palaeoecology of the latest chalicothere in Central Europe. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 93:151-170.

Godfrey, L.R., Schwartz, G.T., Jungers, W.L. Catlett, K.K., Samonds, K.E., King, S.J., Muldoon, K.M., Irwin, M.T., Burney, D.A. (2013) Life history variation in Madagascar's giant extinct lemurs. Leaping Ahead: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Masters, J., Gamba, M., Genin,F. (Eds.) Springer, New York, Pp. 173-182.

Japoshvili, G., K. J. Abell, B., Normark, B.and Van Driesche, R.G.. (In press). Aphelinid and encyrtid(Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) parasitoids of armored scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) attacking hemlocks (Tsuga spp.) in Japan and the USA, with description of eight new species.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Longo, G., T. Seidler, L. Garibaldi, P. Tognetti, and E. Chaneton. (2013). Functional group dominance and identity effects influence the magnitude of grassland invasion. Journal of Ecology 101:1114-1124.

Ross, L, N. B. Hardy, A. Okusu, and B. Normark. (2013). Large population size predicts the distribution of asexuality in scale insects. Evolution 67: 196-206.

Sabree, Z. L., C. Y. Huang, A. Okusu, N. A. Moran and B. Normark. (2013). The nutrient supplying capabilities of Uzinura, an endosymbiont of armored scale insects. Environmental Microbiology 15: 1988-1999.

Samonds, K.E., Godfrey, L.R., Ali, J.R., Goodman, S.M., Vences, M., Sutherland, M.R., Irwin, M.T., Krause, D.W. (2013) Imperfect isolation: factors and filters shaping Madagascar's extant vertebrate fauna. PLoS ONE 8(4): Article number e62086.

Schneider, S. A., J. H. Giliomee, J. W. Dooley, and B. Normark. (2013). Mutualism armored scale insects and ants: new speccies and observations on a unique trophobiosis (Hymenoptera: Diaspididae: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Melissotarsus Emeryl). Systematic Entomology. doi: 10.1111/syen.12033.

Sullivan, J. P.; Zuanon, J.,and Cox Fernandes C (2013). Two new species and a new subgenus of toothed Brachyhypopomus electric knifefishes (Gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae) from the central Amazon and considerations pertaining to the evolution of a monophasic electric organ discharge. ZooKeys 327: 1–34. doi: 10.3887/zookeys 327:5427

Vasey, N., Burney, D.A., Godfrey, L.R. (2013) Coprolites associated with Archaeolemur remains in North-Western Madagascar suggest dietary diversity and cave use in a subfossil prosimian. Leaping Ahead: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Masters, J., Gamba, M., Genin,F. (Eds.) Springer, New York, Pp. 149-156.

Vea, I. M., R. A. Gwiazdowski, and B. B. Normark. (2013). Corroborating molecular species discovery: five new pine-feeding species of Chionaspis. ZooKeys 270: 38-54.


Cron, G., C. Prone, M.E. Bartlett, J. Kress, and C.D. Specht. (2012). A phylogeny of the Strelitziaceae. Systematic Botany 37:606-619.

Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R., Guilderson, T.P., Zermano, P., Koch, P.L., Dominy, N.J. (2012) Extinction and ecological retreat in a community of primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B:Biological Sciences 279: 3597-3605.

Dumont, E.R., L.M. Dávalos, A. Goldberg, S.E. Santana, K. Rex and C.C. Voigt (2012). Morphological innovation, diversification and invasion of a new adaptive zone. Proceedings of the Royal Society B:Biological Sciences 79:1797-1805

Godfrey, L.R., Rasoazanabary, E. (2012) Demise of the bet hedgers: A case study of human impacts on past and present lemurs of Madagascar. In: The Anthropology of Extinction: Essays on Culture and Species Death. Sodikoff. G.M. (Ed.). Indiana University Press. Pp. 165-199.

Godfrey, L.R., Winchester, J.M, King, S.J., Boyer, D.M., Jernvall, J. (2012) Dental topography indicates ecological contraction of lemur communities. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 148:215-227.

Muldoon, K.M., Crowley, B.E., Godfrey, L.R., Rasoamiaramanana, A., Aronson, A., Jernvall, J., Wright, P.C., Simons, E. L. (2012) Early holocene fauna from a new subfossil site: a first assessment from Christmas River, south central Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation & Development 7(1):23-29.

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