Publications

Please e-mail me [bemerson (at) ipna.csic.es] if you would like to receive a copy of any of the following publications:

Suchuan, T., A. Espíndola, S. Rutschmann, B. C. Emerson, K. Gori, C. Dessimoz, N. Arrigo, M. Ronikier & N. Alvarez (2017). Assessing the potential of RAD-sequencing to resolve phylogenetic relationships within species radiations: the fly genus Chiastocheta (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) as a case study. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, in press.

Bush, A., R. Sollman, A. Wilting, K. Bohmann, B. Cola, H. Baltzer, C. Martius, A. Zlinszky, S. Calvignac-Spencer, C. A. Cobbold, T. P. Dawson, B. C. Emerson, S. Ferrier, G. M. T. Gilbert, M. Herold, L. Jones, F. H. Leendertz, L. Matthews, J. D. A. Millington, J. R. Olson, O. Ovaskainen, D. Raffaelli, R. Reeve, M—O. Rödel, T. W. Rodgers, S. Snape, I. Visseren-Hamakers, A. P. Vogler, P. C. L. White, M. J. Wooster & D. W. Yu. (2017). Connecting Earth observation to high-throughput biodiversity data. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1:0176.

Cicconardi, F., P. A. V. Borges, D. Strasberg, P. Oromí, H. López, A. J. Pérez-Delgado, J. Casquet, J. Caujapé-Castells, J. M. Fernández-Palacios, C. Thébaud & B. C. Emerson (2017). MtDNA metagenomics reveals large-scale invasion of belowground arthropod communities by introduced species. Molecular Ecology, 26:3104-3115.

Emerson, B. C., J. Casquet, H. López, P. Cardoso, P. A. V. Borges, N. Mollaret, P. Oromí, D. Strasberg & C. Thebaud. (2017). A combined field survey and molecular identification protocol for comparing forest arthropod biodiversity across spatial scales. Molecular Ecology Resources, 17:694-707.

Patiño, J., R. Whittaker, P. A. V. Borges, J. M. Fernández-Palacios, C. Ah-Peng, M. Araujo, S. Ávila, P. Cardoso, J. Cornuault, E. J. de Boer, L. de Nascimiento, A. Gil, A. González-Castro, D. S. Gruner, R. Heleno, J. Hortal, J. C. Illera, C. Kaiser-Bunbury, T. Matthews, A. Papadopoulos, N. Pettorelli, J. Price, A. M. C. Santos, M. J. Steinbauer, K. A. Triantis, L. Valente, P. Vargas, P. Weigelt & B. C. Emerson (2017). A roadmap for island biology: 50 fundamental questions after 50 years of The Theory of Island Biogeography. Journal of Biogeography, 44:963-983.

García-Olivares, V., H. López, J. Patiño, N. Alvarez, A. Machado, J. C. Carrecedo, V. Soler & B. C. Emerson. (2017). Evidence for mega-landslides as drivers of island colonisation. Journal of Biogeography, 44:1053-1064.

Emerson, B. C., D. F. Alvarado-Serrano & M. J. Hickerson. (2017). Comment on Rieux and Balloux: calibration from tip-dating can compromise topological accuracy and evolutionary inference. Molecular Ecology, 26:2623-2624.

Borges, P. A. V., I. R. Amorim, S. Terzopoulou, F. Rigal, B. C. Emerson & A. R. M. Serrano. (2017). Cryptic diversity in Azorean beetle genus Tarphius Erichson, 1845 (Coleoptera: Zopheridae): An integrative taxonomic approach with description of four new species. Zootaxa, 4236(3):401.

Mora-Márquez, V., V. García-Olivares, B. C. Emerson & U. López de Heredia. (2017). ddRADseqTools: a software package for in silico simulation and testing of double digest RADseq experiments. Molecular Ecology Resources, 17:230-246.

Martin, O. Y., L. Michalczyk, A. L. Millard, B. C. Emerson, M. J. G. Gage. (2017). Lack of support for Rensch’s rule in an interspecific test using red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) populations. Insect Science, 24:133-140.

Borges, P. A. V., P. Cardoso, R. Gabriel, C. Ah-Peng & B. C. Emerson. (2016). Challenges, advances and perspectives in Island Biogeography. Frontiers of Biogeography, 8.2. e29136

Zarza, E., V. H. Reynoso & B. C. Emerson (2016). Genetic tools for assisting sustainable management and conservation of the spiny-tailed iguana, Ctenosaura pectinata. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 11:255-264.

Faria, C. M. A., A. Machado, I. R. Amorim, M. J. G. Gage, P. A. V. Borges & B. C. Emerson. (2016). Evidence for multiple founding lineages and genetic admixture in the evolution of species within an oceanic island weevil (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) super-radiation. Journal of Biogeography, 43:178-191.

Lumley, A. J., S. E. Diamond, S. Einum, S. E. Yeates, D. Peruffo, B. C. Emerson & M. J. G. Gage (2016). Post-copulatory opportunities for sperm competition and cryptic female choice provide no offspring fitness benefits in externally-fertilising salmon. Royal Society Open Science, 3:150709.

Emerson, B. C., D. F. A. Serrano & M. J. Hickerson. (2015). Model misspecification confounds the estimation of rates, and exaggerates their time dependency. Molecular Ecology, 24:6013-6020.

Mastretta-Yanes, A., A. Moreno-Letelier, D. Piñero, T. H. Jorgensen  & B. C. Emerson. (2015). Biodiversity in the Mexican highlands and the interaction of geology, geography and climate within the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Journal of Biogeography, 42:1586-1600.

Lumley, A. J., L. Michalczyk, J. J. N. Kitson, L. G. Spurgin, C. Morrison, J. L. Godwin, M. E. Dickinson, O. Y. Martin, B. C. Emerson, T. Chapman & M. J. G. Gage. (2015). Sexual selection protects against extinction. Nature, 522:470-473.

Emerson, B. C. & M. J. Hickerson. (2015). Lack of support for the time-dependent molecular evolution hypothesis. Molecular Ecology, 24:702-709.

Warren, B. H., D. Simberloff, R. E. Ricklefs, R. Aquilee, F. L. Condamine, D. Gravel, H. Morlon, N. Mouquet, J. Rosindell, J. Casquet, E. Conti, J. M. Fernández-Palacios, T. Hengl, S. J. Norder, K. F. Rijsdijk, I. Sanmartin, D. Strasberg, K. Triantis, L. M. Valente, R. J. Whittaker, R. G. Gillespie, B. C. Emerson & C. Thébaud. (2015). Islands as model systems in ecology and evolution: prospects fifty years after MacArthur –Wilson. Ecology Letters, 18:200-217.

Mastretta-Yanes, A., N. Arrigo, N. Alvarez, T. H. Jorgensen, D. Piñero & B. C. Emerson. (2015). RAD sequencing, genotyping error estimation and de novo assembly optimization for population genetic inference. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15:28-41.

Toševski, I., R. Caldara, J.  Jović, G. Hernández-Vera, C. Baviera, A. Gassman, & B. C. Emerson. (2015). Host associated genetic divergence and taxonomy in the Rhinusa pilosa Gyllenhal species complex: an integrative approach. Systematic Entomology, 40:268-287.

Mastretta-Yanes, A., S. Zamudio, T. H. Jorgensen, N. Arrigo, N. Alvarez, D. Piñero & B. C. Emerson. (2014). Gene duplication, population genomics and species-level differentiation within a tropical mountain shrub. Genome Biology and Evolution, 6:2611-2624.

Emerson, B. C. & C. M. A. Faria. (2014). Fission and fusion in island taxa – serendipity, or something to be expected? Molecular Ecology, 23:5132-5134.

Gillett, C. P. T., A. Crampton-Platt, M. J. T. N. Timmermans, B. Jordal, B. C. Emerson & A. P. Vogler. (2014). Bulk de novo mitogenome assembly from pooled total DNA elucidates the phylogeny of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31:2223-2237.

Hernández-Teixidor, D., H. López, M. Nogales, B. C. Emerson, C. Juan & P. Oromí. (2014). Genetic, morphological and dietary changes associated with novel habitat colonisation in the Canary Island endemic grasshopper Acrostira bellamyi. Ecological Entomology, 39:703-715.

Rijsdijk, K. F., T. Hengl, S. Norder, R. Otto, B. C. Emerson, S. P. Avila, H. López, E. E. van Loon, E. Tjørve & J. M. Fernandez-Palacios. (2014). Quantifying surface-area changes of volcanic islands driven by Pleistocene sea-level cycles: biogeographical implications for the Macaronesian archipelagos. Journal of Biogeography, 41:1242-1254.

López de Heredia, U., R. Lopez, C. Collada, B. C. Emerson & L. Gil. (2014). Signatures of volcanism and aridity in the evolution of an insular pine (Pinus canariensis Chr. Sm. Ex DC in Buch). Heredity, 113:240-249.

Demont, M., V. M. Grazer, L. Michalczyk, A. L. Millard, S. H. Sbilordo, B. C. Emerson, M. J. G. Gage, & O. Y. Martin. (2014). Experimental removal of sexual selection reveals adaptations to polyandry in both sexes. Evolutionary Biology, 41:62-70.

Toševski, I., R. Caldara, J.  Jović, C. Baviera, G. Hernández-Vera, A. Gassman, & B. C. Emerson. (2014). Revision of Mecinus heydenii species complex (Curculionidae): integrative taxonomy reveals multiple species exhibiting host specialisation. Zoologica Scripta, 43:34-51.

Tzedakis, P. C, B. C. Emerson, & G. M. Hewitt. (2013). Cryptic or mystic? Glacial tree refugia in northern Europe. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28:696-704.

Gardner, L. M., M. Motes, D. L. Roberts, A. Kocyan, & B. C. Emerson. (2013). Phylogenetic patterns in the genus Vanda and related genera (Orchidaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 173:549-572.

Yeates, S. E., S. E. Diamond, S. Einum, B. C. Emerson, W. V. Holt, & M. J. G. Gage. (2013). Cryptic choice of conspecific sperm controlled by the impact of ovarian fluid on sperm swimming behaviour. Evolution, 67:3523-3536.

Kitson, J. J. N., B. H. Warren, F. B. Vincent Florens, C. Baider, D. Strasberg, & B. C. Emerson (2013). Molecular characterisation of trophic ecology within an island radiation of insect herbivores (Curculionidae: Entiminae: Cratopus). Molecular Ecology, 22:5441-5455.

Cicconardi, F., P. P. Fanciulli, & B. C. Emerson. (2013). Collembola, the biological species concept, and the underestimation of global species richness. Molecular Ecology, 22:5382-5396.

Ji, Y., L. Ashton, S. Pedley, D. P. Edwards, Y. Tang, A. Nakamura, R. Kitching, P. Dolman, P. Woodcock, F. A. Edwards, T. H. Larson, W. W. Hus, S. Benedick, K. C. Hamer, D. S. Wilcove, C. Bruce, X. Wang, T. Leve, M. Lott, B. C. Emerson, & D. W. Yu. (2013).  Reliable, verifiable, and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding. Ecology Letters, 16:1245-1257.

López, R., U. López de Heredia, C. Collada, F. J. Cano, B. C. Emerson, H. Cochard, & L. Gil. (2013). On vulnerability to cavitation, hydraulic efficiency, growth and survival in an insular pine (Pinus canariensis). Annals of Botany, 6:1167-1179.

Andrew, R. L., L. Bernatchez, A. Bonin, C. A. Buerkle, B. C. Carstens, B. C. Emerson, D. Garant, T. Giraud, N. C. Kane, S. M. Rogers, J. Slate, H. Smith, V. L. Sork, G. N. Stone, T. H. Vines, L. Waits, A. Widmer, L. H. Rieseberg. (2013). A roadmap for Molecular Ecology. Molecular Ecology, 22:2605-2626.

Emerson, B. C. (2013). Professor Godfrey Matthew Hewitt (1940-2013) OBITUARY. Molecular Ecology, 22:2359-2360.

Macías-Hernández, M., Bidegaray-Batista, L., Emerson, B. C., Oromí, P., & M. A. Arnedo. (2013). The imprint of geologic history on within-island diversification of woodlouse-hunter spiders (Araneae, Dysderidae) in the Canary Islands. Journal of Heredity, 104:341-356.

Hernandez-Vera, G., R. Caldara, I. Toševski, & B. C. Emerson. (2013). Molecular phylogenetic analysis of archival tissue reveals the origin of a disjunct southern African – Palaearctic weevil radiation. Journal of Biogeography, 40:1348-1359.

Ramirez-Gonzalez, R., Yu, D. W., Bruce, C., Heavens, D., Caccamo, M., and B. C. Emerson. (2013). PyroClean: Denoising pyrosequences from protein coding amplicons for the recovery of interspecific and intraspecific genetic variation. PLoS ONE, 8(3):e57615 .

Miraldo, A. C., C. Faria, G. M. Hewitt, O. S Paulo, & B. C. Emerson. (2013). Genetic analysis of a contact zone between two lineages of the ocellated lizard (Lacera lepida Daudin 1802) in south-eastern Iberia reveals a steep and narrow hybrid zone.  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 55:45-54.

Illera, J. C., J. C. Rando, D. S. Richardson, & B. C. Emerson. (2012). Age, origins and extinctions of the avifauna of Macaronesia: a synthesis of phylogenetic and fossil information. Quaternary Science Reviews, 50:14-22.

Amorim, I. R., B. C. Emerson, P. A. V. Borges, & R. K. Wayne. (2012). Phylogeography and molecular phylogeny of Macaronesian Tarphius (Coleoptera: Zopheridae): why so few species in the Azores? Journal of Biogeography, 9:1583-1595.

Yu, D. W., Y. Ji., B. C. Emerson, X. Wang, C. Ye, C. Yang & Z. Ding. (2012). Biodiversity Soup:  Metabarcoding of arthropods for rapid biodiversity assessment and biomonitoring. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00198.x.

Manolopoulou, I. & B. C. Emerson. (2012). Phylogeographic ancestral inference using the coalescent model on haplotype trees. Journal of Computational Biology, 19:745-755.

Miraldo, A., G. M. Hewitt, P. H. Dear, O. S. Paulo, and B. C. Emerson. (2012). Numts help to reconstruct the demographic history of Lacerta lepida in a zone of secondary contact. Molecular Ecology, 21:1005-1018.

Manolopoulou, I., L. Legaretta, B. C. Emerson, S. Brooks, & S. Tavare. (2011). A Bayesian approach to phylogeographic structuring. Inferface Focus, 1:909-921.

Spurgin, L. G., C. van Oosterhout, J. C. Illera, S. Bridgett, K. Gharbi, B. C. Emerson & D. S. Richardson. (2011). Gene conversion rapidly generates MHC diversity in recently founded bird populations. Molecular Ecology, 20:5213-5225.

Toševski, I., R. Caldara, J. Jović, G. Hernandez-Vera, C. Baviera, A. Gassman, & B. C. Emerson. (2011). Morphological, molecular and biological evidence reveals two cryptic species in Mecinus janthinus Germar (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), a successful biological control agent of Dalmation toadflax, Linaria dalmatica (Lamiales, Plantaginaceae). Systematic Entomology, 36:741-753.

Mickalczyk, L., A. L. Millard, O. Y. Martin, A. J. Lumley, B. C. Emerson, T. Chapman & M. J. G. Gage. (2011). Inbreeding promotes female promiscuity. Science, 333:1739-1742.

Miraldo, A., G. M. Hewitt, O. S. Paulo, & B. C. Emerson. (2011). Phylogeography and demographic history of Lacerta lepida in the Iberian Peninsula: multiple refugia, range expansions and secondary contact zones. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11:170.

Emerson, B. C., F. Cicconardi, P. P. Fanciulli, & P. J. A. Shaw. (2011). Phylogeny, phylogeography, phylobetadiversity and the molecular analysis of biological communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 336:2391-2404.

Zarza, E., V. H. Reynoso, & B. C. Emerson. (2011). Discordant patterns of geographic variation between mitochondrial and microsatellite markers in the Mexican black iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata). Journal of Biogeography, 38:1394-1405.

Holt, B. G., I. M. Côté, & B. C. Emerson. (2011). Searching for speciation genes: Molecular evidence for selection associated with colour morphotypes in the caribbean reef fish genus Hypoplectrus. PLoS ONE, 6:e20394.

Mickalczyk, L., A. L. Millard, O. Y. Martin, A. J. Lumley, B. C. Emerson, & M. J. G. Gage. (2011). Experimental evolution exposes female and male responses to sexual selection and conflict in Tribolium castaneum. Evolution, 65:713-724.

Mickalczyk, L., O. Y. Martin, A. L. Millard, B. C. Emerson, & M. J. G. Gage. (2010). Inbreeding depresses sperm competitiveness, but not male fertility or mating success in Tribolium castaneum. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 277:3483-3491.

Faria, C. M. A., E. Zarza, V. H. Reynoso, & B. C. Emerson. (2010). Evidence for single paternity in the black spiny tailed iguana. Conservation Genetics, 11:1645-1652.

Navascués, M., F. Depaulis, & B. C. Emerson. (2010). Combining contemporary and ancient DNA in phylogeographic studies. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10:760-772.

Holt, B. G., I. M. Côté, & B. C. Emerson (2010). Signatures of speciation? Distribution and diversity of Hypoplectrus colour morphotypes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 19:432-441.

Hernandez-Vera, G., M. Mitrović, J. Jović, I. Toševski, I. Caldara, A. Gassman, & B. C. Emerson. (2010). Host associated genetic differentiation in a seed parasitic weevil Rhinusa antirrhini (Coleptera: Curculionidae) revealed by mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data. Molecular Ecology, 19:2286-2300.

Nguyen, B. T., A. Spillner, B. C. Emerson, & V. Moulton (2010). Distinguishing between hot-spots and melting-pots of genetic diversity. Algorithms in Molecular Biology, 5:19.

Juan, C., & B. C. Emerson. (2010). Evolution underground: shedding light on subterranean beetle diversification. Journal of Biology, 9:17.

Ruiz, C., B. H. Jordal, B. C. Emerson, K. W. Kipling, & J. Serrano. (2010). Phylogeny of subtribe Calathina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Sphodrini) in the Holarctic regionbased on nuclear and mitochondrial markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 55:358-371.

Cicconardi, F., F. Nardi, B. C. Emerson, F. Frati, & P. P. Fanciulli. (2010). Deep phylogeographic divisions and long-term persistence of forest invertebrates in the North-Western Mediterranean basin. Molecular Ecology, 19:386-400.

Navascués, M., & B. C. Emerson. (2009). Elevated substitution rate estimates from ancient DNA: model violation and bias of Bayesian methods. Molecular Ecology, 18:4390-4397.

Jorgensen, T. H., & B. C. Emerson. (2009). RPW8 and resistance to powdery mildew pathogens in natural populations of Arabidopsis lyrata. New Phytologist, 182:984-993.

Zarza, E., V. H. Reynoso, & B. C. Emerson. (2009). Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the black spiny tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) and the cross-utility in other Ctenosaura. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9:117-119.

Navascués, M., G. G. Vendramin, & B. C. Emerson. (2008). The effect of altitude on the pattern of gene flow in the endemic Canary Island pine, Pinus canariensis. Silvae Genetica, 57:357-363.

Jorgensen, T. H., & B. C. Emerson. (2008). Functional variation in a disease resistance gene in populations of Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Ecology, 17:4912-4923.

Emerson, B. C. & R. G. Gillespie (2008) Phylogenetic approaches to community assembly and structure over space and time. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23:619-630.

Emerson, B. C. (2008). Speciation on islands: what are we learning? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 95:47-52.

Illera, J. C., D. S. Richardson, & B. C. Emerson (2008). Phylogenetic relationships, biogeography and speciation in the avian genus Saxicola. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 48:1145-1154.

Zarza, E., V. H. Reynoso, & B. C. Emerson. (2008). Diversification in the Neotropics: mitochondrial and nuclear phylogeography of the iguana Ctenosaura pectinata, and related species. Molecular Ecology, 17:259-3275.

Caldara, R., M. Desancic, A. Gassman, L. Legarreta, B. C. Emerson, & I Tosevski. (2008). On the taxonomical identity of Rhinusa hispida (Brullé) and its synonyms (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Zootaxa, 1805:61-68.

Holt, B. G., B. C. Emerson, J. Newton, M. J. G. Gage, & I. M. Côté. (2008) Stable isotope analysis of the Hypoplectrus marine species flock. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 357:283-289.

Illera, J. C., B. C. Emerson, & D. S. Richardson, (2008). Genetic characterization, distribution and prevalence of avian pox and avian malaria in the Berthelot’s pipit (Anthus berthelotii) in Macaronesia. Parasitology Research, 103:1435-1443.

Emerson, B. C., & N. Kolm. (2007). Species diversity can drive speciation: reply. Ecology, 88:2135-2138.

Emerson, B. C., & N. Kolm. (2007). Response to comments on Species Diversity Can Drive Diversification. Ecography, 30:334-338.

Navascués, M., & B. C. Emerson. (2007). Restoration of genetic diversity in reforested areas of the endemic Canary Island pine, Pinus canariensis. Forest Ecology and Management, 244:122-128.

Emerson, B. C. (2007). Alarm bells for the molecular clock? No support for Ho et al.’s model of time dependent molecular rate estimates. Systematic Biology, 56:337-345.

Gillespie, R. G., & B. C. Emerson. (2007). Adaptation under a microscope. Nature, 446:386-387.

Brooks, S. P., I. Manolopoulou, & B. C. Emerson. (2007). A new Bayesian framework for inferring population history from DNA sequence data. Bayesian Statistics, 8:1-26.

Benton, M. J., & B. C. Emerson. (2007). How did life become so diverse? The dynamics of diversification according to the fossil record and molecular phylogenetics. Palaeontology, 50:23-40.

Illera, J. C., B. C. Emerson, & D. S. Richardson. (2007). Population history of Berthelot’s pipit: colonisation, gene flow and morphological divergence in Macaronesia. Molecular Ecology, 16:4599-4612.

Debout, D. G., M. Ventelon-Debout, B. C. Emerson, & D. W. Yu. (2007). PCR primers for polymorphic microsatellite loci in the plant-ant Azteca ulei var. cordiae (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7:607-609.

Navascues, M., Z. Vaxevanidou, S. C. Gonzalez-Martinez, J. Climent, L. Gil, & B. C. Emerson. (2006) Chloroplast microsatellites reveal colonisation and metapopulation dynamics in the Canary Island pine. Molecular Ecology, 15:2691-2698.

Alonso, M. R., S. Goodacre, B. C. Emerson, M. Ibáñez, R. Hutterer, & K. Groh. (2006). Camaranapaeus gen. nov. (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Enidae) and its phylogenetic relationship with the genus Napaeus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 89:169-187.

Jordal, B. H., B. C. Emerson, & G. M. Hewitt. (2006). Sympatric speciation without ecological divergence in herbivorous beetles: reconciling the improbable with multiple colonisations of an island. Molecular Ecology, 15:2935-2949.

Forgie, S. A., S. Goodacre, M. I. Taylor, & B. C. Emerson. (2006) Characterisation of microsatellite loci in Brachyderes rugatus, the Canary Islands pine weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 6:820-822.

Emerson, B. C., S. Forgie, S. Goodacre, & P. Oromí. (2006). Testing phylogeographic predictions on an active volcanic island: Brachyderes rugatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on La Palma (Canary Islands). Molecular Ecology, 15:449-458.

Debout, G. D. G., R. Pereyra, B. C. Emerson, & D. W. Yu. (2006). Characterisation of polymorphic microsatellites in the castration parasite plant-ant Allomerus octoarticulatus cf. Demerae (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 6:182-184.

Emerson, B. C., & N. Kolm. (2005). Is speciation driven by species diversity – reply. Nature, 438:E2.

Emerson, B. C., & G. M. Hewitt. (2005 invited article) Phylogeography. Current Biology, 15:R367-R371.

Emerson, B. C., & N. Kolm. (2005). Species diversity can drive speciation. Nature, 434:1015-1017.

Navascués, M., & B. C. Emerson. (2005). Chloroplast microsatellite evolution in conifers: measures of genetic diversity and the effect of homoplasy. Molecular Ecology, 14:1333-1342.

Emerson, B. C., & P. Oromí. (2005). Diversification of the forest beetle genus Tarphius in the Canary Islands, and the evolutionary origins of island endemics. Evolution, 59:586-598.

Xiao, S., B. Emerson, K. Ratanasut, E. Patrick, C. O’Neil, I. Bancroft, & J. G. Turner. (2004). Origin and maintenance of a broad-spectrum disease resistance locus in Arabidopsis. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 21:1661-1672.

Emerson, B. C. (2003). Genes, geology and biodiversity: faunal and floral diversity on the island of Gran Canaria. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 26:9-20.

Devoto, A., H. A. Hartmann, P. Piffanelli, C. Elliott, C. Simmons, G. Taramino, C.-S. Goh, F. E. Cohen , B. C. Emerson, P. Schulze-Lefert , & R. Panstruga. (2003). Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the plant-specific seven transmembrane MLO family. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 56:77-88.

Emerson, B. C. (2002). Evolution on oceanic islands: molecular phylogenetic approaches to understanding pattern and process. Molecular Ecology, 11:951-966.

Salomone, N., B. C. Emerson, G. M. Hewitt, & F. Bernini. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships among the Canary Island Steganacaridae (Acari, Oribatida) inferred from Mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Molecular Ecology, 11:79-90.

Emerson, B. C., E. Paradis, & C. Thebaud. (2001). Revealing the demographic histories of species with DNA sequences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 16:707-716.

Rees, D. J., B. C. Emerson, P. Oromí, & G. M. Hewitt. (2001). Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of the genus Nesotes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on the Canary Islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 21:321-326.

Emerson, B. C., K. Ibrahim, & G. M. Hewitt. (2001). Selection of evolutionary models for hypothesis testing using parametric methods. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 14:620-631.

Rees, D. J., B. C. Emerson, P. Oromí, & G. M. Hewitt. (2001). Morphology, ecology, and mtDNA: interpreting the phylogeography of the Nesotes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). Molecular Ecology, 10:427-434.

Rees, D. J., B. C. Emerson, P. Oromí, & G.M. Hewitt. (2001) Reconciling gene trees with organism history: the mtDNA phylogeography of three Nesotes species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on the western Canary Islands. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 14:139-148.

Emerson, B. C., P. Oromí, & G. M. Hewitt. (2000). Tracking colonisation and diversification of insect lineages on islands: MtDNA phylogeography of Tarphius canariensis (Coleoptera: Colydiidae) on the Canary Islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 267:2199-2205.

Emerson, B. C., P. Oromí, & G. M. Hewitt. (2000). Interpreting colonisation of the Calathus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on the Canary Islands and Madeira through the application of the parametric bootstrap. Evolution, 54:2081-2090.

Emerson, B. C., P. Oromí, & G. M. Hewitt. (2000). Colonisation and diversification of the species Brachyderes rugatus (Coleoptera) on the Canary Islands: evidence from mtDNA COII gene sequences. Evolution, 54:911-923.

Juan, C., B. C. Emerson, P. Oromí, & G. M. Hewitt. (2000). Colonisation and diversification: towards a phylogeographic synthesis for the Canary islands. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 15:104-109.

Emerson, B. C., P. Oromí, & G. M. Hewitt. (1999). MtDNA phylogeography and recent intra-island diversification of Canary Island Calathus beetles (Carabidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 13:149-158.

Santucci, F., B. C. Emerson, & G. M. Hewitt. (1998). Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of European hedgehogs. Molecular Ecology, 7:1163-1172.

Emerson, B. C., G. P. Wallis, & B. H. Patrick. (1997). Biogeographic area relationships in southern New Zealand: a cladistic analysis of lepidopteran distribution data. Journal of Biogeography, 24:89-99.

Emerson, B. C., & B. I. P. Barratt. (1997). Descriptions of seven new species of the genus Prodontria within a phylogenetic framework for the Prodontria and Odontria. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 51:23-36.

Emerson, B. C., & G. P. Wallis. (1995). Phylogenetic relationships among the Prodontria (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae), inferred from sequence variation in the Cytochrome Oxidase II region of Mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 4:433-447.

Emerson, B. C., & G. P. Wallis. (1994). Species status and population genetic structure of the flightless chafer beetles Prodontria modesta and P. bicolorata (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae) from South Island, New Zealand. Molecular Ecology, 3:339-345.

Emerson, B. C. (1994). Conservation status of chafer beetles Prodontria bicolorata and P. modesta: distribution and ecological observations. New Zealand Entomologist, 17:3-6.

Emerson, B. C., and M. L. Tate. (1993). A genetic analysis of evolutionary relationships among deer (subfamily: Cervinae). Journal of Heredity, 84:266-273.

Tate, M. L., H. C. Manly, B. C. Emerson, & P. F. Fennessy. (1992). Interspecies hybrids of deer – a ruminant resource for gene mapping and quantitative trait studies. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 52:137-141.