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A wordle word cloud based on abstracts from 2015-16
A wordle word cloud based on abstracts from 2015-16


* co-first authors; # undergraduate research apprentice


submitted & in review

B. Lavin, G. O. U. Wogan, J. A. McGuire, C. Feldman. Phylogeography of the Northern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea) (Squamata, Anguidae): hidden diversity in a western endemic.

R. C. K. Bowie, L. G. S. Lokugalappatti, G. O. U. Wogan, J. Fjeldsa, J. M. Bates, F. P. D. Cotterill, J. VanDerWal, B. J. van Vuuren, and G. Voelker. Palaeoclimate refuges, not rifting or drainage dynamics, shaped the phylogeography of an African riparian bird.


2017 or in press

G. O. U. Wogan and I. J. Wang. The value of space-for-time substitution for studying fine-scale microevolutionary processes. Ecography (accepted).  early view link DOI: 10.1111/ecog.03235

S. Reilly*, G. O. U. Wogan*, A. Stubbs, E. Arida, D. Iskandar, and J. McGuire. Toxic Toad Invasion of Wallacea: a Biodiversity Hotspot Characterized by Extraordinary Endemism. Global Change Biology (in press) early view link DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13877

M. L. Yuan, G. O. U. Wogan and I. J. Wang. Trehalose improves PCR amplification of vertebrate nuclear DNA from historical allozymes. Conservation Genetics Resources  (in press) early view link   DOI: 10.1007/s12686-017-0811-4

M. Vences, J. L. Brown, A. Lathrop, G. M. Rosa, A. Cameron, A. Crottini, R. Dolch, D. Edmonds, K. Freeman, F. Glaw, L. L. Grismer, S. Litvinchuk, M. Milne, M. Moore, J. F. Solofo; J. Noël, T. Q. Nguyen, A. Ohler, C. Randrianantoandro, A. P. Raselimanana, P. Van Leeuwen, G. O. U. Wogan, T. Ziegler, F. Andreone, and R. W. Murphy. 2017. Tracing a toad invasion: Lack of mitochondrial DNA variation, haplotype origins, and potential distribution of introduced Duttaphrynus melanostictus in Madagascar. Amphibia-Reptilia v. 38: 197-207. DOI:10.1163/15685381-00003104



Cover Feb 2016
Cover Feb 2016

J. Rowley, C. R. Shepard, B. L. Stuart, T. Q. Nguyen, H. D. Hoang, T. P. Cutajar, G. O. U. Wogan, and S. Phimmachak. 2016. Estimating the global trade in Southeast Asian newts. Biological Conservation v. 199: 96-100. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.001. Media coverage – MongaBayTraffic

G. O. U. Wogan. 2016. Life history traits impact accuracy and temporal transferability for historically calibrated distribution models of North American birds. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151024. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151024

G. O. U. Wogan, K. A. Feldheim, A. Tsai#, A. Brown#, J. Kapelke#, M. Galinato#, J. Tung#, J. M. Bates, P. Kaliba, G. Voelker, and R. C. K. Bowie. 2016. New genetic resources and a preliminary assessment of species boundaries in the Batis capensis species complex (Passeriformes: Platysteridae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology v.65: 83-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.bse.2016.01.007

M.W. Holmes*, T. T. Hammond*, G. O. U. Wogan*, R. E. Walsh, K. LaBarbera, E. A. Wommack, J. C. Crawford, F. M. Martins, K. L. Mack, L. M. Bloch, and M.W. Nachman. 2016. Natural history collections as windows on evolutionary processes. Molecular Ecology v. 25: 864–881. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13529

G. O. U. Wogan, B. L. Stuart, D. T. Iskandar, and J. A. McGuire. 2016. Highly structured phylogeographic patterns in a wide-spread human commensal anuran species Duttaphrynus melanostictus in Asia. Biology Letters v. 12 (1) 20150807.  DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0807



G. O. U. Wogan and J. Q. Richmond. 2015. Niche divergence builds the case for ecological speciation in skinks of the Plestiodon skiltonianus species complex. Ecology and Evolution v. 5 (20) 4683–4695. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1610

G. O. U. Wogan, J. Kapelke#, K. A. Feldheim, T. J. Papenfuss, and R. C. K. Bowie. 2015. Isolation and characterization of nine tetranucleotide microsatellite loci for the secretive limbless lizards of the genus Anniella (Anguidae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology v.62: 155-158. DOI:10.1016/j.bse.2015.07.039

G. O. U. Wogan, K. A. Feldheim, G. Voelker, and R. C. K. Bowie. 2015. Microsatellite markers for the Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra) and the Red-capped Robin-Chat (Cossypha natalensis) for use in demographic and landscape genetics analyses. Conservation Genetics Resources v. 7: 151-154. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-014-0315-4

G. O. U. Wogan, K. A. Feldheim, G. Voelker, and R. C. K. Bowie. 2015. Development and characterization of thirteen microsatellite markers for the Fiscal Flycatcher (Sigelus silens) for use in phylogeographic and landscape genetics research. Conservation Genetics Resources. v. 7: 125-127.  DOI: 10.1007/s12686-014-0309-2



A. D. Barnosky, M. Holmes, R. Kirchholtes, E. Linsdey, K. C. McGuire, A. W. Poust, M. A. Stegner, J. Sunseri, B. Swartz, J. Swift, N. A. Villavicensio, G. O. U. Wogan. 2014. Prelude To The Anthropocene: Two New North American Land Mammal Ages (NALMAs). Anthropocene Review v.1: 225-242 DOI: 10.1177/2053019614547433

G. O. U. Wogan.  2014. Amphibian Conservation: Myanmar. in Amphibian Biology v.11 part 1. Conservation Biology of Amphibians of Asia. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere. Eds. H. Heatwole and I.Das. ISBN 978-983-812-154-5



A. Bataille, J. Fong, M. Cha, G. O. U. Wogan, H. J. Baek, M-S Min, and B. Waldman. 2013. Genetic evidence for a high diversity and wide distribution of endemic strains of pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild Asian amphibians. Molecular Ecology v. 22: 4196-4209.



G. O. U. Wogan. 2012. A new species of Leptobrachium from Myanmar (Anura: Megophryidae). Zootaxa v.3415:23-36



A. D. Barnosky, N. Matzke, S. Tomiya, G. O. U. Wogan, B. Swartz, T. Quental, C. Marshall, J. L. McGuire, E.L. Lindsey, K. C. Maguire, B. Mersey, E. A. Ferrar. 2011. Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived? Nature v. 471: 51-57.  See media coverage of this work by National Science Foundation, Science, New York Times, USAToday, MSNBC, WashingtonPost, MongaBay, UCBerkeley, NaturePodcast, BBCWorldService, Newsweek


A. E. Leviton, G. O. U. Wogan, M. L. Aldrich. 2010. Scientific publications of the California Academy of Sciences 1854-2010. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences. v 158:568

J. Rowley, R. Brown, R. Bain, M. Kusrini, R. Inger, B. Stuart, G. Wogan, T. Chan-ard, C. T. Trung, A. Diesmos, D. Iskandar, M. Lau, L. T. Ming, S. Makchai, N. Thy, N. Q. Truong, and S. Phimmachack. 2010. Impending conservation crisis for southeast Asian amphibians. Biology Letters v. 6:336-338



G. O. U. Wogan, J. V. Vindum,  J. A. Wilkinson,  M. S. Koo, J. B.Slowinski, H. Win, T. Thin, W. Kyi, S. L. Oo, K. S. Lwin, and A.K. Shein. 2008. New country records and range extensions for Myanmar’s amphibians and reptiles. Hamadryad v. 33:83-96

A. E. Leviton, G. R. Zug, J. V. Vindum, and G. O. U. Wogan. 2008. Handbook to the dangerously venomous snakes of Myanmar. California Academy of Sciences. 122p



G. O. U. Wogan and H. Win. 2005. Natural History Notes. Trimeresurus albolabris (White-lipped Pitviper). Resting site. Herpetological Review. 36:72



G. O. U. Wogan, K. S. Lwin, H. Win, T. Thin, A. K. Shein and H. Tun. 2004. The advertisement call of Brachytarsophrys feae (Boulenger, 1897) (Anura: Megophryidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. v. 55:251-254

G. O. U. Wogan. 2004. Natural History Notes. Fejervarya limnocharis (paddy frog) Ophiophagy. Herpetological Review 35:369

G. O. U. Wogan, J. A. Wilkinson, H. Win, T. Thin, K. S. Lwin, A. K. Shein and H. Tun. 2004. Natural History Notes. Amolops viridimaculatus Arboreal activity. Herpetological Review 35:372


2003 and prior

A. E. Leviton, G. Wogan, G. R. Zug, M. Koo and J. V. Vindum. 2003. The Dangerously venomous snakes of Myanmar: Illustrated checklist with keys. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences.v.54:407-460

G. O. U. Wogan, H. Win, T. Thin, K. S. Lwin, A. K. Shein, S. W. Kyi. and H. Tun.  2003. Description of a new species of Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae) from Myanmar and redescription of the little known species Bufo stuarti. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. v. 54 :141-153

L.Thomas and G. O. U. Wogan  1999. Natural History Notes. Rana catesbieana (bullfrog) Record Size. Herpetological Review. v. 30:223-224