Sarah A Smith

Summary

Affiliation: State University of New York
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Replicate patterns of species richness, historical biogeography, and phylogeny in Holarctic treefrogs
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 5245, USA
    Evolution 59:2433-50. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint A phylogenetic perspective on elevational species richness patterns in Middle American treefrogs: why so few species in lowland tropical rainforests?
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794 5245, USA
    Evolution 61:1188-207. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary and ecological causes of the latitudinal diversity gradient in hylid frogs: treefrog trees unearth the roots of high tropical diversity
    John J Wiens
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794, USA
    Am Nat 168:579-96. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Branch lengths, support, and congruence: testing the phylogenomic approach with 20 nuclear loci in snakes
    John J Wiens
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 5245, USA
    Syst Biol 57:420-31. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Community assembly through evolutionary diversification and dispersal in Middle American treefrogs
    Daniel S Moen
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
    Evolution 63:3228-47. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint A phylogenetic hot spot for evolutionary novelty in Middle American treefrogs
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794 5245, USA
    Evolution 61:2075-85. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia and adjacent areas: evidence for a single origin of the endemic skinks of Tasmantis
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:1151-66. 2007

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. ncbi request reprint Replicate patterns of species richness, historical biogeography, and phylogeny in Holarctic treefrogs
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 5245, USA
    Evolution 59:2433-50. 2005
    ..Our results show the importance of ecology and evolution to large-scale biogeography and the importance of large-scale biogeography to understanding patterns of species richness...
  2. ncbi request reprint A phylogenetic perspective on elevational species richness patterns in Middle American treefrogs: why so few species in lowland tropical rainforests?
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794 5245, USA
    Evolution 61:1188-207. 2007
    ..The results also imply that local-scale environmental factors alone may be insufficient to explain the high species richness of lowland tropical rainforests, and that diversification rates are lower in earth's most species-rich biome...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary and ecological causes of the latitudinal diversity gradient in hylid frogs: treefrog trees unearth the roots of high tropical diversity
    John J Wiens
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794, USA
    Am Nat 168:579-96. 2006
    ..Overall, our study illustrates how two general principles (niche conservatism and the time-for-speciation effect) may help explain the latitudinal diversity gradient as well as many other diversity patterns across taxa and regions...
  4. doi request reprint Branch lengths, support, and congruence: testing the phylogenomic approach with 20 nuclear loci in snakes
    John J Wiens
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 5245, USA
    Syst Biol 57:420-31. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, our study provides strong support for many clades, including several that were controversial or poorly resolved in previous studies of snake phylogeny...
  5. doi request reprint Community assembly through evolutionary diversification and dispersal in Middle American treefrogs
    Daniel S Moen
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
    Evolution 63:3228-47. 2009
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  6. ncbi request reprint A phylogenetic hot spot for evolutionary novelty in Middle American treefrogs
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794 5245, USA
    Evolution 61:2075-85. 2007
    ..Our study may be the first to statistically document significant phylogenetic clustering and correlation in the origins of novel structures, and to demonstrate the strongly misleading effects of peramorphosis on phylogenetic analysis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia and adjacent areas: evidence for a single origin of the endemic skinks of Tasmantis
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:1151-66. 2007
    ..4-40.74 million years old. Our results support the hypothesis that skinks colonized Tasmantis by over-water dispersal initially to New Caledonia, then to Lord Howe Island, and finally to New Zealand...