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Selected Publications

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  • Luedtke J, et al. 2023. Ongoing declines for the world's amphibians in the face of emerging threats. Nature 622:308–314 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-06578-4 E-print
  • Craig J, Kumar S, Hedges SB*. 2023. The origin of eukaryotes and rise in complexity were synchronous with the rise in oxygen. Frontiers in Bioinformatics DOI: 10.3389/fbinf.2023.1233281. E-print
  • Cox N, Young BE, Bowles P, Fernandez M, Marin J, Rapacciuolo G, Bohm M, Brooks TM, Hedges SB, et al. 2022. A global reptile assessment highlights shared conservation needs of tetrapods. Nature. (Open Access Link)
  • Rapacciuolo G*, Graham CH, Marin J, Behm JE, Costa GC, Hedges SB, Helmus MR, Radeloff VC, Young BE, Brooks TM. 2018. Species diversity as a surrogate for conservation of phylogenetic and functional diversity in terrestrial vertebrates across the Americas. Nature Ecol. Evol. 2(12):10.1038/s41559-018-0744-7 E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Cohen WB, Timyan J, Yang Z. 2018. Haiti's biodiversity threatened by nearly complete loss of primary forest. Proc. Natl. Acad Sci. USA. 115(46):11850-11855. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Tao Q, Walker M, Kumar S. 2018. Accurate timetrees require accurate calibrations. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 115(41):E9510-E9511. E-print
  • Brum FT*, Graham CH, Costa GC, Hedges SB, Penone C, Radeloff VC, Rondinini C, Loyola R, Davidson AD. 2017. Global priorities for conservation across multiple dimensions of mammalian diversity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 114(29): 7641–7646. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Marin J, Suleski M, Paymer M & Kumar S. 2015. Tree of Life Reveals Clock-Like Speciation and Diversification. Mol. Biol. Evol. 32(4):835–845 E-print, Supplement 1, Supplement 2
  • Hoffman M*. et al. 2010. The impact of conservation on the status of the World's vertebrates. Science 330: 1503-1509. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Kumar S(Eds.). 2009. The timetree of life. Oxford University Press, New York. 551 p. PDFs of all chapters
  • Heinicke MP, Duellman WE, Hedges SB*. 2007. Major Caribbean and Central American frog faunas originated by ancient oceanic dispersal. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 104:10092-10097. E-print
  • Fry BG*, Vidal N, Norman JA, Vonk FJ, Scheib H, Ramjan R, Kuruppu S, Fung K, Hedges SB, Richardson MK, Hodgson WC, Ignjatovic V, Summerhayes R, Kochva E. 2006. Early evolution of the venom system in lizards and snakes. Nature 439:584-588. E-print
  • Kumar S*, Filipski A, Swarna V, Walker A & Hedges SB. 2005. Placing confidence limits on the molecular age of the human-chimpanzee divergence. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 102:18842-18847. E-print
  • Hedges SB* 2003. The coelacanth of frogs. Nature 425:669-670. (Champagne Writing Award for best News & Views 2003). E-print
  • Hedges SB* 2002. The origin and evolution of model organisms. Nature Reviews Genetics 3:838-849. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Kumar S. 2002. Vertebrate genomes compared. Science 297:1283-1285. E-print
  • Heckman DS, Geiser DM, Eidell BR, Stauffer RL, Kardos NL, Hedges SB*. 2001. Molecular evidence for the early colonization of land by fungi and plants. Science 293:1129-1133. E-print
  • Hedges SB*. 2001. Afrotheria: plate tectonics meets genomics. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) 98:1-2. E-print
  • Hedges SB*. 2000. A start for population genomics. Nature 408:652-653. E-print
  • O'Brien SJ*, Eisenberg JF, Miyamoto M, Hedges SB, Kumar S, Wilson DE. 1999. Comparative genomics: mammalian radiations. Genome Maps 10 (phylogenetic tree). Science 286:463-478. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Kumar S. 1999. Divergence times of eutherian mammals. Science 285:2031. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, and L. L. Poling. 1999. A molecular phylogeny of reptiles. Science 283:998-1001. E-print
  • Stanhope MJ*, Waddell VG, Madsen O, de Jong W, Hedges SB*, Cleven G, Kao D, Springer MS. 1998. Molecular evidence for multiple origins of Insectivora and for a new order of endemic African insectivore mammals. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) 95:9967-9972. E-print
  • Schubart C*, Diesel R, Hedges SB. 1998. Rapid evolution to terrestrial life in Jamaican crabs. Nature 393:363-365. E-print
  • Kumar S, Hedges SB*. 1998. A molecular timescale for vertebrate evolution. Nature 392:917-920. ISI Hot Paper. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Parker PH, Sibley CG, Kumar S. 1996. Continental breakup and the ordinal diversification of birds and mammals. Nature 381:226-229. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Simmons MD, VanDikj MA, Caspers G, DeJong WW, Sibley CG. 1995. The phylogenetic relationships of the Hoatzin, an enigmatic South American bird. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) 92:11662-11665. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Schweitzer MH. 1995. Detecting dinosaur DNA. Science 268:1191-1192. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Sibley CG. 1994. Molecules vs. morphology in avian evolution: the case of the pelecaniform birds. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) 91:9861-9865. E-print
  • Hedges SB*. 1994. Molecular evidence for the origin of birds. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (U.S.A.) 91:2621-2624. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Woods CA. 1993. Caribbean hot spot. Nature 364:375. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Hass CA, Maxson LR. 1993. Relations of fish and tetrapods. Nature 363:501-502. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Bogart JP, Maxson LR. 1992. Ancestry of unisexual salamanders (genus Ambystoma). Nature 356:708-710. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Hass CA, Maxson LR. 1992. Caribbean biogeography: Molecular evidence for dispersal in West Indian terrestrial vertebrates. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (U.S.A.) 89:1909-1913. E-print
  • Hedges SB*, Kumar S, Tamura K, Stoneking M. 1992. Human origins and analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences. Science 255:737-739. E-print

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