Craig Moritz

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Integrating phylogeography and physiology reveals divergence of thermal traits between central and peripheral lineages of tropical rainforest lizards
    Craig Moritz
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:1680-7. 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. pmc Comparative multi-locus phylogeography confirms multiple vicariance events in co-distributed rainforest frogs
    Rayna C Bell
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:991-9. 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Unlocking the vault: next-generation museum population genomics
    Ke Bi
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, California, 94720, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:6018-32. 2013

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc Integrating phylogeography and physiology reveals divergence of thermal traits between central and peripheral lineages of tropical rainforest lizards
    Craig Moritz
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:1680-7. 2012
    ..The results suggest that long-isolated populations in peripheral rainforests harbour genotypes that confer resilience to future warming, emphasizing the need to protect these as well as larger central habitats...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. pmc Comparative multi-locus phylogeography confirms multiple vicariance events in co-distributed rainforest frogs
    Rayna C Bell
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:991-9. 2012
    ....
  8. 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
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Unlocking the vault: next-generation museum population genomics
    Ke Bi
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, California, 94720, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:6018-32. 2013
    ..Such technical advances greatly enhance the value of museum collections, even where a pre-existing reference is lacking and points to a broad range of potential applications in evolutionary and conservation biology...
  11. pmc Asymmetric reproductive isolation between terminal forms of the salamander ring species Ensatina eschscholtzii revealed by fine-scale genetic analysis of a hybrid zone
    Thomas J Devitt
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 11:245. 2011
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  12. 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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  13. pmc Diversification of the Alpine chipmunk, Tamias alpinus, an alpine endemic of the Sierra Nevada, California
    Emily M Rubidge
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3160, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 14:34. 2014
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  14. pmc Reproductive isolation between phylogeographic lineages scales with divergence
    Sonal Singhal
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, 1005 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Building 116, Acton, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20132246. 2013
    ..These results show that phylogeographic splits of increasing depth represent stages along the speciation continuum, even in the absence of overt change in ecologically relevant morphology. ..
  15. doi request reprint Montane refugia predict population genetic structure in the Large-blotched Ensatina salamander
    Thomas J Devitt
    Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:1650-65. 2013
    ..These results provide evidence for the role of recent climatic change in shaping patterns of population persistence and connectivity within the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges, an evolutionary hotspot...
  16. doi request reprint Testing hypotheses for genealogical discordance in a rainforest lizard
    Sonal Singhal
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    Mol Ecol 21:5059-72. 2012
    ..This study offers a framework for testing sources of genealogical discordance and suggests that historical introgression can be an important force shaping the genetic diversity of species and their populations...
  17. doi request reprint Recent speciation and limited phylogeographic structure in Mixophyes frogs from the Australian Wet Tropics
    Anuja U Oza
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:407-13. 2012
    ..The results further emphasize the heterogeneity of species' responses to climate change and suggest that species dependent on multiple habitat types could be especially vulnerable...
  18. 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...
  19. 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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  20. pmc Anthropogenic refugia ameliorate the severe climate-related decline of a montane mammal along its trailing edge
    Toni Lyn Morelli
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, 3101 Valley Life Sciences, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4279-86. 2012
    ..beldingi's southwestern range to 2080 climates (Hadley and CCCMA A2). Our study suggests the strong impacts of climate change on montane species at their trailing edge and how anthropogenic refugia may mitigate these effects...
  21. 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...
  22. doi request reprint Strong selection against hybrids maintains a narrow contact zone between morphologically cryptic lineages in a rainforest lizard
    Sonal Singhal
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3160, USA
    Evolution 66:1474-89. 2012
    ....
  23. 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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  24. 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...
  25. 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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  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. pmc Transcriptome-based exon capture enables highly cost-effective comparative genomic data collection at moderate evolutionary scales
    Ke Bi
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    BMC Genomics 13:403. 2012
    ..We developed a novel strategy for designing array-based exon capture in chipmunks (Tamias) based on de novo transcriptome assemblies. We evaluated the performance of our approach across specimens from four chipmunk species...
  30. doi request reprint New polymorphic microsatellite markers and development of mitotyping primers for West Mediterranean green toad species (Bufo viridis subgroup)
    Caroline Colliard
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Dipartimento di Biologia Animale, University of Palermo, Via Archirafi, 18, 90123 Palermo, Italy, Department of Integrative Biology, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology MVZ, University of California, Berkeley, 3101 Valley of Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720 3160, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:1138-40. 2009
    ..boulengeri, ranged from low to high (two to 10 alleles). Mitotyping primers, specific to the control region, which allow fast screening of parapatric Sicilian endemic B. siculus and Italian mainland-origin B. balearicus, were developed...
  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 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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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  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. 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...
  37. pmc DNA barcoding: promise and pitfalls
    Craig Moritz
    PLoS Biol 2:e354. 2004
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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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  47. 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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