C Moritz

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc DNA barcoding: promise and pitfalls
    Craig Moritz
    PLoS Biol 2:e354. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Strategies to protect biological diversity and the evolutionary processes that sustain it
    Craig Moritz
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Syst Biol 51:238-54. 2002
  3. pmc Biogeographical concordance and efficiency of taxon indicators for establishing conservation priority in a tropical rainforest biota
    C Moritz
    Rainforest CRC, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1875-81. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetic population structure of the Greater Bilby Macrotis lagotis, a marsupial in decline
    C Moritz
    Centre for Conservation Biology, University of Queensland, Australia
    Mol Ecol 6:925-36. 1997
  5. doi request reprint Variable responses of skinks to a common history of rainforest fluctuation: concordance between phylogeography and palaeo-distribution models
    Adnan Moussalli
    School of Integrative Biology, Cooperative Research Center for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 18:483-99. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Molecular population genetics of the red kangaroo (Macropus rufus): mtDNA variation
    S M Clegg
    Department of Zoology, University of Queensland, Australia
    Mol Ecol 7:679-86. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography and population structure of an ecotonal marsupial, Bettongia tropica, determined using mtDNA and microsatellites
    L C Pope
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4072 Queensland, Australia
    Mol Ecol 9:2041-53. 2000
  8. pmc Habitat history improves prediction of biodiversity in rainforest fauna
    Catherine H Graham
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Valley Life Sciences Building, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:632-6. 2006
  9. pmc Identification and dynamics of a cryptic suture zone in tropical rainforest
    C Moritz
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1235-44. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Intraspecific phylogeography in the sedge frog Litoria fallax (Hylidae) indicates pre-Pleistocene vicariance of an open forest species from eastern Australia
    C H James
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 9:349-58. 2000

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. pmc DNA barcoding: promise and pitfalls
    Craig Moritz
    PLoS Biol 2:e354. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Strategies to protect biological diversity and the evolutionary processes that sustain it
    Craig Moritz
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Syst Biol 51:238-54. 2002
    ..These concepts are illustrated with recent results from analysis of a rainforest fauna from northeast Australia...
  3. pmc Biogeographical concordance and efficiency of taxon indicators for establishing conservation priority in a tropical rainforest biota
    C Moritz
    Rainforest CRC, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1875-81. 2001
    ..In our case, the highly diverse and narrowly distributed invertebrates were more efficient as predictors than the less diverse and more broadly distributed vertebrates...
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetic population structure of the Greater Bilby Macrotis lagotis, a marsupial in decline
    C Moritz
    Centre for Conservation Biology, University of Queensland, Australia
    Mol Ecol 6:925-36. 1997
    ..The extent to which fine-scale genetic structuring and differences between sexes is due to sex-biased dispersal vs. effects of mating system remain to be determined...
  5. doi request reprint Variable responses of skinks to a common history of rainforest fluctuation: concordance between phylogeography and palaeo-distribution models
    Adnan Moussalli
    School of Integrative Biology, Cooperative Research Center for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 18:483-99. 2009
    ..Overall, the results support the contention that in a topographically heterogeneous landscape, species with broader climatic niches may maintain higher and more structured genetic diversity due to persistence through varying climates...
  6. ncbi request reprint Molecular population genetics of the red kangaroo (Macropus rufus): mtDNA variation
    S M Clegg
    Department of Zoology, University of Queensland, Australia
    Mol Ecol 7:679-86. 1998
    ..We propose that these differences in area of genetic populations are the result of population responses to limiting ecological factors during drought...
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography and population structure of an ecotonal marsupial, Bettongia tropica, determined using mtDNA and microsatellites
    L C Pope
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4072 Queensland, Australia
    Mol Ecol 9:2041-53. 2000
    ..Despite relatively limited gene flow, evidence for asymmetric dispersal suggests more complicated population dynamics than a simple linear stepping-stone model...
  8. pmc Habitat history improves prediction of biodiversity in rainforest fauna
    Catherine H Graham
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Valley Life Sciences Building, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:632-6. 2006
    ..These results clearly demonstrate that spatially explicit analyses of the historical processes of persistence and colonization are both effective and necessary for understanding observed patterns of biodiversity...
  9. pmc Identification and dynamics of a cryptic suture zone in tropical rainforest
    C Moritz
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1235-44. 2009
    ..As arenas for evolutionary experimentation, suture zones merit special attention for conservation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Intraspecific phylogeography in the sedge frog Litoria fallax (Hylidae) indicates pre-Pleistocene vicariance of an open forest species from eastern Australia
    C H James
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 9:349-58. 2000
    ..Individual species of Litoria have been strongly affected by climatic and ecological barriers to gene flow during the Quaternary...
  11. doi request reprint Diversification and persistence at the arid-monsoonal interface: australia-wide biogeography of the Bynoe's gecko (Heteronotia binoei; Gekkonidae)
    Matthew K Fujita
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Evolution 64:2293-314. 2010
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  12. ncbi request reprint Integrating phylogenetics and environmental niche models to explore speciation mechanisms in dendrobatid frogs
    Catherine H Graham
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Evolution 58:1781-93. 2004
    ..Further, the method outlined in this paper will be increasingly useful as knowledge of distribution and phylogeny of tropical species increases...
  13. pmc Molecular population genetics of the southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina
    R W Slade
    Department of Zoology, University of Queensland, 4072, Australia
    Genetics 149:1945-57. 1998
    ..There was no evidence for selection at any of the assayed loci...
  14. ncbi request reprint "Neighbourhood" size, dispersal and density estimates in the prickly forest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae) using individual genetic and demographic methods
    J Sumner
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 10:1917-27. 2001
    ..The relationship between the two categories of neighbourhood size, dispersal and density estimates and reasons for any disparities are discussed...
  15. pmc A test of alternative models of diversification in tropical rainforests: ecological gradients vs. rainforest refugia
    C J Schneider
    Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, Department of Zoology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:13869-73. 1999
    ..This is particularly true in tropical regions, where most reserves do not include ecological gradients and transitional habitats...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparative phylogeography and speciation of dung beetles from the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest
    Karen L Bell
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, School of Life Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 16:4984-98. 2007
    ..We suggest that rapid evolution of genitalia may facilitate geographic speciation in rainforest beetles...
  17. doi request reprint Patterns of persistence and isolation indicate resilience to climate change in montane rainforest lizards
    Rayna C Bell
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Mol Ecol 19:2531-44. 2010
    ..These results highlight the biodiversity value of isolated montane populations and support the general hypothesis that tropical montane regions harbour high levels of narrow-range taxa because of their resilience to past climate change...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reinforcement drives rapid allopatric speciation
    Conrad J Hoskin
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Nature 437:1353-6. 2005
    ..Thus we show the potential for reinforcement to drive rapid allopatric speciation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparative phylogeographic summary statistics for testing simultaneous vicariance
    M J Hickerson
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, California 94720 3160, USA
    Mol Ecol 15:209-23. 2006
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  20. doi request reprint Impact of a century of climate change on small-mammal communities in Yosemite National Park, USA
    Craig Moritz
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Science 322:261-4. 2008
    ..Elevational replacement among congeners changed because species' responses were idiosyncratic. Though some high-elevation species are threatened, protection of elevation gradients allows other species to respond via migration...
  21. ncbi request reprint A multilocus perspective on refugial isolation and divergence in rainforest skinks (Carlia)
    Gaynor Dolman
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    Evolution 60:573-82. 2006
    ..Overall the results suggest contrasting responses to long-term fluctuations in rainforest habitats, leading to varying opportunities for speciation...
  22. ncbi request reprint A multilocus perspective on colonization accompanied by selection and gene flow
    Erica Bree Rosenblum
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Evolution 61:2971-85. 2007
    ..Our analyses are consistent with a demographic cost of adaptation to novel environments and show that it is possible to infer aspects of the historical demography of local adaptation even in the presence of ongoing gene flow...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evolution of mitochondrial relationships and biogeography of Palearctic green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup) with insights in their genomic plasticity
    Matthias Stöck
    Department of Integrative Biology, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology MVZ, University of California Berkeley, 3101 Valley of Life Sciences Building 3160, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:663-89. 2006
    ..surdus) and earliest fossils occur in Asia. We delineate ranges, contact and hybrid zones. Phylogeography, including one of the first non-avian datasets from Central Asian high mountains, reflects Quaternary climate and glaciation...
  24. ncbi request reprint DNA barcoding will often fail to discover new animal species over broad parameter space
    Michael J Hickerson
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    Syst Biol 55:729-39. 2006
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  25. doi request reprint Multilocus phylogenetics of a rapid radiation in the genus Thomomys (Rodentia: Geomyidae)
    Natalia M Belfiore
    13101 VLSB 3160, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Syst Biol 57:294-310. 2008
    ..This comparison underscores the risks of overreliance on results from concatenation, and ignoring the properties of coalescence, especially in cases of recent, rapid radiations...
  26. ncbi request reprint A mitochondrial phylogeny of the rainforest skink genus Saproscincus, Wells and Wellington (1984)
    Adnan Moussalli
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, Cooperative Research Center for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, University of Queensland, QLD, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 34:190-202. 2005
    ..These results suggest that while vicariance has played a prominent role in diversification and historical biogeography of Saproscincus, divergent selection may also be important...
  27. doi request reprint Stability predicts genetic diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot
    Ana Carolina Carnaval
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    Science 323:785-9. 2009
    ..This sets new priorities for conservation in Brazil and establishes a validated approach to biodiversity prediction in other understudied, species-rich regions...
  28. pmc Birds track their Grinnellian niche through a century of climate change
    Morgan W Tingley
    Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Integrative Biology, and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19637-43. 2009
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  29. ncbi request reprint The California Hotspots Project: identifying regions of rapid diversification of mammals
    Edward Byrd Davis
    University of California Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:120-38. 2008
    ..Choosing which land to closely protect and/or purchase will always require close coordination between agencies...
  30. pmc Reconciling paleodistribution models and comparative phylogeography in the Wet Tropics rainforest land snail Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis (Brazier 1875)
    Andrew Hugall
    Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, Department of Zoology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:6112-7. 2002
    ..In general, this multifaceted approach, combining spatially explicit paleoclimatological models and comparative phylogeography, provides a powerful approach to locating historical refugia and understanding species' responses to them...
  31. doi request reprint Recent and rapid speciation with limited morphological disparity in the genus Rattus
    Kevin C Rowe
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    Syst Biol 60:188-203. 2011
    ..However, rapid lineage accumulation occurred even when morphological disparity within lineages was low suggesting that future studies consider other phenotypes in the diversification of Rattus...
  32. ncbi request reprint Multiple origins and rapid evolution of duplicated mitochondrial genes in parthenogenetic geckos (Heteronotia binoei; Squamata, Gekkonidae)
    Matthew K Fujita
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 24:2775-86. 2007
    ..These results demonstrate that, despite their long-term stasis in gene content and arrangement in some lineages, vertebrate mitochondrial genomes can be evolutionary dynamic even at short timescales...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the AT-rich mitochondrial DNA of the root knot nematode, Meloidogyne hapla
    A Hugall
    Co operative Research Centre for Tropical Plant Pathology, University of Queensland, Australia
    Mol Biol Evol 14:40-8. 1997
    ..M. hapla is also found to contain a 102-bp tandem repeat of at least 40 copies; a size, arrangement, and position the same as in M. javanica, but sequence comparisons did not demonstrate homology between the two repeats...
  34. doi request reprint Origin and evolution of parthenogenetic genomes in lizards: current state and future directions
    M K Fujita
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Cytogenet Genome Res 127:261-72. 2009
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  35. ncbi request reprint Limited effect of anthropogenic habitat fragmentation on molecular diversity in a rain forest skink, Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae
    Joanna Sumner
    Department of Zoology and Entomology and the Rainforest CRC, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 13:259-69. 2004
    ..The results also illustrate the inherent difficulty in detecting genetic consequences of recent habitat fragmentation, even in genetically variable species, and especially when effective population size and dispersal rates are low...
  36. doi request reprint A vertebrate reproductive system involving three ploidy levels: hybrid origin of triploids in a contact zone of diploid and tetraploid palearctic green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup)
    Matthias Stöck
    University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building 3160, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Evolution 64:944-59. 2010
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  37. ncbi request reprint When vicars meet: a narrow contact zone between morphologically cryptic phylogeographic lineages of the rainforest skink, Carlia rubrigularis
    Ben L Phillips
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 4067 Australia
    Evolution 58:1536-48. 2004
    ..Nonetheless, we caution against the use of mtDNA phylogeography as a sole criterion for defining species boundaries...
  38. ncbi request reprint Strong selection against hybrids at a hybrid zone in the Ensatina ring species complex and its evolutionary implications
    João Alexandrino
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, 3101 Valley Life Science Building 3160, Berkeley, California 94720 3160, USA
    Evolution 59:1334-47. 2005
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  39. ncbi request reprint Resolution of natural groups using iterative assignment tests: an example from two species of Australian native rats (Rattus)
    E Vázquez-Domínguez
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, QLD, Australia
    Mol Ecol 10:2069-78. 2001
    ..leucopus and R. fuscipes species. Our approach provides an analytical tool that may be applicable to a broad variety of situations where genetic groups need to be resolved...
  40. ncbi request reprint Genetic population structure and call variation in a passerine bird, the satin bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
    J A Nicholls
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Evolution 60:1279-90. 2006
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  41. pmc Inferring population history from microsatellite and enzyme data in serially introduced cane toads, Bufo marinus
    A Estoup
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, QLD 4072 Australia
    Genetics 159:1671-87. 2001
    ..Limits of our model and method for the analysis of nonequilibrium populations were discussed...
  42. doi request reprint Physiological implications of genomic state in parthenogenetic lizards of reciprocal hybrid origin
    J A Roberts
    Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    J Evol Biol 25:252-63. 2012
    ..Overall, our results suggest that the hybrid/polyploidy origin of parthenogenetic H. binoei has had surprisingly few negative fitness consequences and may have produced a broader overall niche for the species...
  43. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity and population structure of Tasmanian devils, the largest marsupial carnivore
    Menna E Jones
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 13:2197-209. 2004
    ..Marsupial carnivores appear to have stronger population subdivisions than their placental counterparts...
  44. ncbi request reprint Microevolution in island forms: the roles of drift and directional selection in morphological divergence of a passerine bird
    Sonya M Clegg
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    Evolution 56:2090-9. 2002
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  45. pmc Population genetics of the frog-killing fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
    Jess A T Morgan
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13845-50. 2007
    ..Recombination raises the possibility of resistant sporangia and a mechanism for rapid spread as well as persistence that could greatly complicate global control of the pathogen...
  46. ncbi request reprint Genetic analysis of complex demographic scenarios: spatially expanding populations of the cane toad, Bufo marinus
    Arnaud Estoup
    Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, Campus International de Baillarguet CS 30 016 34988, Montferrier sur Lez, France
    Evolution 58:2021-36. 2004
    ..It also provides the basis for investigating the interplay between population dynamics, drift, and selection in invasive species...
  47. ncbi request reprint Phylogeographic lineages and species comparisons in conservation analyses: a case study of california herpetofauna
    Leslie J Rissler
    Department of Biological Sciences, Box 870345, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, USA
    Am Nat 167:655-66. 2006
    ..Several areas of very high conservation value for lineages were not evident in the species-level analysis. These observations illustrate the importance of considering multiple levels of biodiversity in conservation assessments...
  48. ncbi request reprint Waves of parthenogenesis in the desert: evidence for the parallel loss of sex in a grasshopper and a gecko from Australia
    Michael Kearney
    Department of Zoology, Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Mol Ecol 15:1743-8. 2006
    ..In each species, parthenogenesis evolved twice and appears to have expanded in parallel waves across the desert, suggesting a highly general selective force against sex...
  49. ncbi request reprint The genetic structure of Australasian green turtles (Chelonia mydas): exploring the geographical scale of genetic exchange
    Kiki E M Dethmers
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 15:3931-46. 2006
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  50. pmc Genetic consequences of sequential founder events by an island-colonizing bird
    Sonya M Clegg
    Department of Biological Sciences and Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:8127-32. 2002
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