Irby J Lovette

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Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Clade-specific morphological diversification and adaptive radiation in Hawaiian songbirds
    Irby J Lovette
    Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 269:37-42. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of the starlings (Aves: Sturnidae) and mockingbirds (Aves: Mimidae): congruent mtDNA and nuclear trees for a cosmopolitan avian radiation
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14950, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:1031-56. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Conservation: evolutionary values for all 10,000 birds
    Irby J Lovette
    Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R401-2. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of the mockingbirds and thrashers (Aves: Mimidae)
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14950, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 63:219-29. 2012
  5. doi request reprint A comprehensive multilocus phylogeny for the wood-warblers and a revised classification of the Parulidae (Aves)
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14950, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:753-70. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Convergent evolution: raising a family from the dead
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R1132-4. 2008
  7. doi request reprint A complete species-level molecular phylogeny for the "Eurasian" starlings (Sturnidae: Sturnus, Acridotheres, and allies): recent diversification in a highly social and dispersive avian group
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14950, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:251-60. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny and plumage signal evolution in a trans Andean and circum Amazonian avian species complex
    Irby J Lovette
    Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 32:512-23. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous effects of phylogenetic niche conservatism and competition on avian community structure
    Irby J Lovette
    Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA
    Ecology 87:S14-28. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Population genetics and morphological comparisons of migratory European (Hirundo rustica rustica) and sedentary East-Mediterranean (Hirundo rustica transitiva) barn swallows
    Roi Dor
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    J Hered 103:55-63. 2012

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc Clade-specific morphological diversification and adaptive radiation in Hawaiian songbirds
    Irby J Lovette
    Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 269:37-42. 2002
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of the starlings (Aves: Sturnidae) and mockingbirds (Aves: Mimidae): congruent mtDNA and nuclear trees for a cosmopolitan avian radiation
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14950, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:1031-56. 2007
    ..They also highlight the substantial diversity among the major Sturnidae subclades in rates of species accumulation, morphological differentiation, and behavioral variation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Conservation: evolutionary values for all 10,000 birds
    Irby J Lovette
    Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R401-2. 2014
    ..An innovative new study measures the evolutionary distinctness of all the world's birds and identifies the species and locations that capture the highest fraction of avian evolutionary history. ..
  4. doi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of the mockingbirds and thrashers (Aves: Mimidae)
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14950, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 63:219-29. 2012
    ..For instance, the southern Mexican endemic Ocellated Thrasher (T. ocellatum) is not an isolated sister species of the Curve-billed thrasher (T. curvirostre)...
  5. doi request reprint A comprehensive multilocus phylogeny for the wood-warblers and a revised classification of the Parulidae (Aves)
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14950, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:753-70. 2010
    ..We provide a summary phylogenetic hypothesis that will be broadly applicable to investigations of the historical biogeography, processes of diversification, and evolution of trait variation in this well studied avian group...
  6. doi request reprint Convergent evolution: raising a family from the dead
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R1132-4. 2008
    ..These now extinct birds form their own family, representing the only complete extinction of an entire avian family in modern times...
  7. doi request reprint A complete species-level molecular phylogeny for the "Eurasian" starlings (Sturnidae: Sturnus, Acridotheres, and allies): recent diversification in a highly social and dispersive avian group
    Irby J Lovette
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14950, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:251-60. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny and plumage signal evolution in a trans Andean and circum Amazonian avian species complex
    Irby J Lovette
    Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 32:512-23. 2004
    ..This discordance between mtDNA genotype and plumage phenotype is similar to patterns seen on a finer geographic scale in other avian hybrid zones and may result from asymmetric introgression of the bright plumage trait...
  9. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous effects of phylogenetic niche conservatism and competition on avian community structure
    Irby J Lovette
    Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA
    Ecology 87:S14-28. 2006
    ..Considered in concert, these analyses suggest the simultaneous mediation of local community structure by the ecological similarity of closely related species and by trait divergence among a subset of more distant lineages...
  10. doi request reprint Population genetics and morphological comparisons of migratory European (Hirundo rustica rustica) and sedentary East-Mediterranean (Hirundo rustica transitiva) barn swallows
    Roi Dor
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    J Hered 103:55-63. 2012
    ..The results suggest that these subspecies are undergoing a differentiation process in the face of gene flow, with selection possibly operating on sexually selected traits...
  11. doi request reprint Molecular evidence for hybridization between two Australian desert skinks, Ctenotus leonhardii and Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus (Scincidae: Squamata)
    Daniel L Rabosky
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 53:368-77. 2009
    ..Coalescent simulations indicate that this pattern is unlikely to have resulted from incomplete lineage sorting, implicating introgressive hybridization as the cause of this regional gene-tree discordance...
  12. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of the genus Hirundo and the Barn Swallow subspecies complex
    Roi Dor
    Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 56:409-18. 2010
    ..In the other clade, European and East-Mediterranean subspecies are intermixed and both show some divergence from the Egyptian subspecies...
  13. doi request reprint Species trees for the tree swallows (Genus Tachycineta): an alternative phylogenetic hypothesis to the mitochondrial gene tree
    Roi Dor
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 65:317-22. 2012
    ..This new hypothesis provides a more accurate framework in which to explore trait evolution and examine the evolution of the mitochondrial genome in this group...
  14. pmc Mind the gap: genetic distance increases with habitat gap size in Florida scrub jays
    Aurélie Coulon
    Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Biol Lett 8:582-5. 2012
    ..This finding shows that conserving genetic continuity for specialist species within fragmented habitat requires maintenance or restoration of preserve networks in which habitat gaps do not exceed a species-specific threshold distance...
  15. doi request reprint Ancient islands and modern invasions: disparate phylogeographic histories among Hispaniola's endemic birds
    Nicholas D Sly
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Mol Ecol 20:5012-24. 2011
    ..Our work highlights the necessity of considering island geologic history while investigating the speciation-area relationship in birds and other taxa...
  16. pmc Density-dependent diversification in North American wood warblers
    Daniel L Rabosky
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2363-71. 2008
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Phylogeny of the Tachycineta genus of New World swallows: insights from complete mitochondrial genomes
    David J Cerasale
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 63:64-71. 2012
    ..This finding suggests that, despite differences in life history traits and distributions, mitochondrial genes in Tachycineta are predominantly under purifying selection for conserved function...
  18. ncbi request reprint Explosive evolutionary radiations: decreasing speciation or increasing extinction through time?
    Daniel L Rabosky
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Evolution 62:1866-75. 2008
    ....
  19. pmc Exceptional among-lineage variation in diversification rates during the radiation of Australia's most diverse vertebrate clade
    Daniel L Rabosky
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2915-23. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that the evolution of traits associated with climate tolerance may have had a role in shaping patterns of diversity in this group...
  20. pmc Multiple host transfers, but only one successful lineage in a continent-spanning emergent pathogen
    Wesley M Hochachka
    Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131068. 2013
    ..gallisepticum persisting and evolving in house finches; bacterial evolution has produced monophyletic eastern and western North American subclades. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint Ancient differentiation in the single-island avian radiation of endemic Hispaniolan chat-tanagers (Aves: Calyptophilus)
    Andrea K Townsend
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:3634-42. 2007
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular evidence for a founder effect in invasive house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) populations experiencing an emergent disease epidemic
    Dana M Hawley
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Mol Ecol 15:263-75. 2006
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Historical divergence and gene flow: coalescent analyses of mitochondrial, autosomal and sex-linked loci in Passerina buntings
    Matthew D Carling
    Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Evolution 64:1762-72. 2010
    ..These results are consistent with the low fitness of female avian hybrids under Haldane's rule and demonstrate that sex-linked loci likely are important in the initial generation of reproductive isolation, not just its maintenance...
  24. doi request reprint Going to extremes: contrasting rates of diversification in a recent radiation of new world passerine birds
    F Keith Barker
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 100 Ecology, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Syst Biol 62:298-320. 2013
    ..Lack of an age-diversity relationship within this clade suggests that, due to rapid initial speciation, it may have experienced density-dependent ecological limits on its overall diversity...
  25. doi request reprint Recent speciation between sympatric Tanganyikan cichlid colour morphs
    Catherine E Wagner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Mol Ecol 21:3283-92. 2012
    ..The morphs studied here provide an unusual example of active diversification in Lake Tanganyika's generally ancient cichlid fauna and enable comparisons of speciation processes between Lake Tanganyika and other African lakes...
  26. pmc Low variation in the polymorphic Clock gene poly-Q region despite population genetic structure across barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) populations
    Roi Dor
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    PLoS ONE 6:e28843. 2011
    ..The low Clock variation in the background of heterogeneity in microsatellite and mtDNA loci in Barn Swallows may be an outcome of stabilizing selection on the Clock locus...
  27. pmc Ancestry and evolution of seasonal migration in the Parulidae
    Benjamin M Winger
    Museum of Vertebrates and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Corson Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:610-8. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Effects of habitat fragmentation on effective dispersal of Florida scrub-jays
    Aurélie Coulon
    Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA
    Conserv Biol 24:1080-8. 2010
    ..Our study highlights the importance of combining observational data with genetic inferences when evaluating the complex biological and life-history implications of dispersal...
  29. ncbi request reprint Analysis and visualization of complex macroevolutionary dynamics: an example from Australian scincid lizards
    Daniel L Rabosky
    Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA
    Syst Biol 63:610-27. 2014
    ..Bayesian; diversification; evolvability; lizard; macroevolution, punctuated equilibrium, speciation.]. ..
  30. doi request reprint The influence of sampling design on species tree inference: a new relationship for the New World chickadees (Aves: Poecile)
    Rebecca B Harris
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14850 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14850 Department of Biology and Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    Evolution 68:501-13. 2014
    ..We provide an empirical reference point for researchers designing sampling protocols with the purpose of inferring phylogenies and population parameters of closely related taxa. ..
  31. pmc Disease-mediated inbreeding depression in a large, open population of cooperative crows
    Andrea K Townsend
    Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2057-64. 2009
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Molecular evolution of three avian neurotrophin genes: implications for proregion functional constraints
    Ravinder N M Sehgal
    Center for Tropical Research, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
    J Mol Evol 57:335-42. 2003
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Temporal environmental variability drives the evolution of cooperative breeding in birds
    Dustin R Rubenstein
    Department of Integrative Biology and University of California, Berkeley, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Curr Biol 17:1414-9. 2007
    ..This "temporal variability" hypothesis might help explain the phylogenetic and geographic concentrations of cooperatively breeding vertebrates in savanna-like habitats and other temporally variable environments worldwide...