Selected Publications

R. Mettler and G. M. Spellman. 2009. A hybrid zone revisited: molecular analysis of the maintenance, movement, and evolution of a Great Plains avian (Cardinalidae: Pheucticus) hybrid zone. Molecular Ecology. Published online early view. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04217.x

J. M. DaCosta, G. M. Spellman, P. Escalante-Pliego, and J. Klicka. 2009. A molecular systematic revision of two historically problematic songbird clades: Aimophila and Pipilo. Journal of Avian Biology. 40, 206-216.

J. J. Stone, S. A. Clay, Z. Zhu, K. Wong, L. Porath, G.M. Spellman. In Press. Effect of Antimicrobial Compounds Tylosin and Chlorotetracycline during Batch Anaerobic Swine Manure Digestion. Water Research. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2009.08.005

G.M. Spellman, A. Cibois, R. Moyle, K. Winker, and F.K. Barker. 2008. Clarifying the systematics of an enigmatic avian lineage: What is a Bombycillid?. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49,1036-1040. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2008.09.006

C.M. Anderson, G.M. Spellman, C. Ferrell, K. Strickler, and S.K. Sarver. 2008. Conservation genetics of American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus): the genetic status of a population in severe decline. Conservation Genetics. 9, 939-944. DOI 10.1007/s10592-007-9429-5

A. Maj, G.M. Spellman, and S.K. Sarver. 2008. The complete CDS of the prion protein (PRNP) gene of the African lion (Panthera leo). Virus Genes. 36, 433-434.

G.M. Spellman and J. Klicka. 2007. Phylogeography of the White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis): diversification in North American pine and oak woodlands. Molecular Ecology 16(8), 1729-1740.

G.M. Spellman, B. Riddle, and J. Klicka. 2007. Phylogeography of the Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli): diversification, introgression, and expansion in response to Quaternary climate change. Molecular Ecology, 16, 1055-1068.

G.M. Spellman and J. Klicka. 2006. Testing hypotheses of Pleistocene population history using coalescent simulations: phylogeography of the pygmy nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea). Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 273, 3057-3063.

J. Klicka, K. Burns, and G.M. Spellman. 2007. Defining a monophyletic Cardinalini: A molecular perspective. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45, 1014-1032.

J.M. DaCosta, G.M. Spellman, and J Klicka. 2007. Bilateral Gynandromorphy in a White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 119, 290-292.

J. Klicka and G. M. Spellman. 2007. A molecular evaluation of the North American “grassland” sparrow clade. The AUK 124, 537-551.

J. Klicka, G. Voelker, and G.M. Spellman. 2005. A systematic revision of the true thrushes (Aves: Turdinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34,486-500.

G. Voelker and G.M. Spellman. 2004. Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA evidence of polyphyly in the avian superfamily Muscicapoidea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30(2), 386-394.