Robert M Zink

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA under siege in avian phylogeography
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:2107-21. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Taxonomic status and evolutionary history of the Saxicola torquata complex
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 52:769-73. 2009
  3. pmc Complex biogeographic history of a Holarctic passerine
    Sergei V Drovetski
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 100 Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:545-51. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Different post-Pleistocene histories of Eurasian parids
    Alexandra Pavlova
    Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Hered 97:389-402. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Pleistocene evolution of closely related sand martins Riparia riparia and R. diluta
    Alexandra Pavlova
    Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 48:61-73. 2008
  6. pmc Natural selection on mitochondrial DNA in Parus and its relevance for phylogeographic studies
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:71-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Recent evolutionary history of the bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) across Eurasia
    Robert M Zink
    J F Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:3069-75. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Selective neutrality of mitochondrial ND2 sequences, phylogeography and species limits in Sitta europaea
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, St Paul, 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:679-86. 2006
  9. doi request reprint The causes of mitochondrial DNA gene tree paraphyly in birds
    Bailey D McKay
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, 100 Ecology Building, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 54:647-50. 2010
  10. pmc The tempo of avian diversification during the Quaternary
    Robert M Zink
    J F Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:215-9; discussion 219-20. 2004

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA under siege in avian phylogeography
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:2107-21. 2008
    ..Nuclear genes will prove important for quantitative estimates of the depths of haplotype trees, rates of population growth and values of gene flow...
  2. doi request reprint Taxonomic status and evolutionary history of the Saxicola torquata complex
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 52:769-73. 2009
    ..We maintain that the topology of a mtDNA gene tree is a valid means to discern taxonomic limits...
  3. pmc Complex biogeographic history of a Holarctic passerine
    Sergei V Drovetski
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 100 Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:545-51. 2004
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Different post-Pleistocene histories of Eurasian parids
    Alexandra Pavlova
    Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Hered 97:389-402. 2006
    ..montanus. If molecular substitution rates are similar, P. montanus colonized its current Eurasian range earlier than P. major. Differences between prior studies and ours likely result from sampling gaps in earlier studies...
  5. doi request reprint Pleistocene evolution of closely related sand martins Riparia riparia and R. diluta
    Alexandra Pavlova
    Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 48:61-73. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Natural selection on mitochondrial DNA in Parus and its relevance for phylogeographic studies
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:71-8. 2005
    ..However, it seems unlikely that most phylogeographic analyses are invalidated by the effects of natural selection...
  7. ncbi request reprint Recent evolutionary history of the bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) across Eurasia
    Robert M Zink
    J F Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:3069-75. 2003
    ..Given the significant FST, incompletely sorted haplotype tree, and broadly patterned minimum evolution tree, L. svevica appears to represent a species at an intermediate stage of differentiation between panmixia and reciprocal monophyly...
  8. ncbi request reprint Selective neutrality of mitochondrial ND2 sequences, phylogeography and species limits in Sitta europaea
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, St Paul, 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:679-86. 2006
    ..europaea, differing by ca. 10% uncorrected sequence divergence, pointing the need for additional study of this phenotypically distinct taxon. As with other species, mtDNA data support major phenotypic distinctions, but not subspecies...
  9. doi request reprint The causes of mitochondrial DNA gene tree paraphyly in birds
    Bailey D McKay
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, 100 Ecology Building, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 54:647-50. 2010
    ..We ultimately conclude that, far from a hindrance, mtDNA is generally a useful tool that should continue to facilitate delimitation of avian species...
  10. pmc The tempo of avian diversification during the Quaternary
    Robert M Zink
    J F Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:215-9; discussion 219-20. 2004
    ..Hence, it does not appear that the Quaternary was a period of exceptional rates of diversification, relative to the background rate...
  11. pmc Barn swallows before barns: population histories and intercontinental colonization
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1245-51. 2006
    ..Contrary to expectation, populations in North America appear historically larger and more stable than those in the palearctic. The Baikal population apparently has not increased greatly since colonization...
  12. doi request reprint Recent allopatric divergence and niche evolution in a widespread Palearctic bird, the common rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)
    Chih Ming Hung
    Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:103-11. 2013
    ..We showed that the early stages of speciation were not accompanied by ecological niche divergence, consistent with other avian studies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary history, population genetics, and gene flow in the common rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)
    Alexandra Pavlova
    Bell Museum of Natural History and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 36:669-81. 2005
    ..e. erythrinus and C. e. ferghanensis). The three groups are not reciprocally monophyletic which suggests that they were formed relatively recently. Gene flow among groups is restricted. Coalescence analysis indicated dispersal asymmetry...
  14. ncbi request reprint The tempo of avian diversification: a comment on Johnson and Cicero
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Evolution 60:411-2; discussion 413-4. 2006
    ..Therefore, our analysis of Johnson and Cicero's data suggests that the late Pleistocene was no more important for avian speciation than any other time during this time period...
  15. pmc The role of subspecies in obscuring avian biological diversity and misleading conservation policy
    Robert M Zink
    Bell Museum, 100 Ecology Building, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:561-4. 2004
    ..Until such reorganization is accomplished, the subspecies rank will continue to hinder progress in taxonomy, evolutionary studies and especially conservation...
  16. pmc Collision mortality has no discernible effect on population trends of North American birds
    Todd W Arnold
    Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24708. 2011
    ..Thus, although millions of North American birds are killed annually by collisions with manmade structures, this source of mortality has no discernible effect on populations...
  17. ncbi request reprint Longspurs and snow buntings: phylogeny and biogeography of a high-latitude clade (Calcarius)
    John Klicka
    J F Bell Museum of Natural History, 100 Ecology Building, University of Minnesota, St Paul 55108 6097, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 26:165-75. 2003
    ..9% divergent), as do Calcarius nivalis and hyperboreus (0.18% divergent). The group (Calcarius, sensu lato) is inferred to have its origins at relatively high latitudes in the New World...
  18. doi request reprint Multilocus coalescence analyses support a mtDNA-based phylogeographic history for a widespread Palearctic passerine bird, Sitta europaea
    Chih Ming Hung
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Evolution 66:2850-64. 2012
    ..We recommend that phylogeographic studies should be based on both mtDNA and nuclear genes...