Publications

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

Creedy, T. J., C. Andújar, E. Meramveliotakis, V. Noguerales, I. Overcast, A. Papadopoulou, H. Mórlòn, A. P. Vogler, B. C. Emerson & P. Arribas. (2021). Coming of age for COI metabarcoding of whole organism community DNA: towards bioinformatic harmonisation. Molecular Ecology Resources, DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.13502.

Noguerales, V., E. Meramveliotakis, A. Castra-Insua, C. Andújar, P. Arribas, T. J. Creedy, I. Overcast, H. Morlón, B. C. Emerson, A. P. Vogler & A. Papadopoulou. (2021). Community metabarcoding reveals the relative role of environmental filtering and dispersal in metacommunity dynamics of soil microarthropods across a mosaic of montane forests. Molecular Ecology, DOI:10.1111/mec.16275.

Galvés-Reyes, N., P. Arribas, C. Andújar, B. C. Emerson, D. Piñero & A. Mastretta-Yanes. (2021). Dispersal limitations and long-term persistence drive differentiation from haplotypes to communities within a tropical sky-island: evidence from community metabarcoding. Molecular Ecology, DOI:10.1111/mec.16195.

Overcast, I., M. Ruffley, J. Rosindell, L. Harmon, P. A. V. Borges, B. C, Emerson, R. S. Etienne, R. Gillespie, H. Krehenwinkel, D. L. Mahler, F. Massol,  C. E. Parent, J. Patiño, B. Peter, B. Week, C. Wagner, M. J. Hickerson & A. Rominger. (2021). A unified model of species abundance, genetic diversity, and functional diversity reveals the mechanisms structuring ecological communities. Molecular Ecology Resources, 21:2782-2800.

Malumbres-Olarte, J., F. Rigal, M. Girardello, P. Cardoso, L. C. Crespo, I. R. Amorim, M. Arnedo, M. Boieiro, J. C. Carvalho, R. Carvalho, R. Gabriel, L. Lamelas-Lopez, H. López, O. S. Paulo, F. Pereira, A. J. Pérez Delgado, C. Rego, M. Romeiras, A. Ros-Prieto, P. Oromí, A. Vieira, B. C. Emerson & P. A. V. Borges. (2021). Habitat filtering and dispersal ability determine across-scale community turnover and rarity in Macaronesian island spider communities. Journal of Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.14271.

Salces-Castellano, A., S. Stankowski, P. Arribas, J. Patiño, D. N. Karger, R. Butlin & B. C. Emerson. (2021). Long-term cloud forest response to climate warming revealed by insect speciation history. Evolution, 75:231-244.

Andújar. C., T. J. Creedy, P. Arribas, H. López, A. Salces-Castellano, A. J. Pérez-Delgado, A. P. Vogler & B. C. Emerson. (2021). Validated removal of nuclear pseudogenes and sequencing artefacts from mitochondrial metabarcode data. Molecular Ecology Resources, 21:1772-2787.

Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, N., L. Zinger, A. Kiniziger, H. M. Bik, A. Bonin, E. Coissac, B. C. Emerson, C. M. Lopes, T. A. Pelletier, P. Taberlet & S. Narum. (2021). Biodiversity monitoring using environmental DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources, 21:1405-1409.

Arribas P., C. Andujar, M. I. Bidartondo, K. Bohmann, E. Coissac, S. Creer, J. R. deWaard, V. Elbrecht, G. F. Ficetola, M. Goberna, S. I. Kennedy, H. Krehenwinkel, F. Leese, V. Novotny, F. Ronquist, D. W. Yu, L. Zinger T. J. Creedy, E. Meramveliotakis, V. Noguerales, I. Overcast, H. Morlon, A. P. Vogler, A. Papadopoulou & B. C. Emerson. (2021), Connecting high-throughput biodiversity inventories: Opportunities for a site-based genomic framework for global integration and synthesis. Molecular Ecology, 30:1120-1135.

Salces-Castellano, A., C. Andújar, H. López, A. J. Pérez-Delgado, P. Arribas & B. C. Emerson (2021). Flightlessness in insects enhances diversification and determines assemblage structure across whole communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288:20202646.

Martin, C. A., C. Armstrong, J. C. Illera, B. C. Emerson, D. S. Richardson, L. G. Spurgin. (2021). Genomic variation, population history and within-archipelago adaptation between island bird populations. Royal Society Open Science, 8:201146.

Uscanga, A., H. López, D. Piñero, B. C. Emerson, A. Mastretta-Yanes. (2021). Evaluating species origins within tropical sky-islands arthropod communities. Journal of Biogeography, 48:2199-2210.

García, R., C. Andújar, P. Oromí, B. C. Emerson & H. López. (2021). Three new subterranean species of Baezia(Curculionidae, Molytinae) for the Canary Islands. Subterranean Biology, 38:1-18.

Marden, E., R. J. Abbott, F. Austerlitz, . . . B. C. Emerson, . . . & L. Rieseberg. (2021). Sharing and reporting benefits from biodiversity research. Molecular Ecology, 30:1103-1107.

Arribas, P., C. Andújar, A. Salces-Castellano, B. C. Emerson & A. P. Vogler. (2020). The limited spatial scale of dispersal in soil arthropods revealed with whole community haplotype-level metabarcoding. Molecular Ecology, 30: 48-61.

Salces-Castellano, A., J. Patiño, N. Alvarez, C. Andújar, P. Arribas, J. J. Braojos Ruiz, M.-J. del Arco Aguilar, V. García-Olivares, D. Karger, H. López, I. Manolopoulou, P. Oromí, A. J. Pérez-Delgado, W. E. Peterman, K. F. Rijsdijk & B. C. Emerson. (2020). Climate drives community-wide divergence within species over a limited spatial scale: Evidence from an oceanic island. Ecology Letters, 23:305-315.

Emerson, B. C., E. Jiménez García & D. Suárez. (2020). Revealing community assembly through metabarcoding: Mediterranean butterflies and dispersal variation. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89:1992-1996.

Arribas, P., C. Andújar, M. L. Moraza, B. Linard, B. C. Emerson & A. P. Vogler. (2020). Mitochondrial metagenomics reveals the ancient origin and phylogiversity of soil mites and provides a phylogeny of the Acari. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 37:683-694.

Waters, J. M., B. C. Emerson, P. Arribas & G. A. McCulloch. (2020). Dispersal reduction: causes genomic mechanisms and evolutionary consequences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 35:512-522.

Manolopoulou, I., A. Hille & B. C. Emerson. (2020). BPEC: an R package for Bayesian phylogeographic and ecological clustering. Journal of Statistical Software, 92:5.

Macías-Hernández, N., C. Ramos, M. Domènech, S. Febles, I. Santos, M. A. Arnedo, P. A. V. Borges, B. C. Emerson & P. Cardoso. (2020) A database of functional traits for spiders from native forests of the Iberian Peninsula and Macaronesia. Biodiversity Data Journal, 8:e49159.

Macías-Hernández, N., M. Domènech, P. Cardoso, B. C. Emerson,. P. A. Vieira Borges, J. Lozano-Fernandez, O. S. Paula, A. Vieira, A. Enguídanos, F. Rigal, I. R. Amorim & M. A. Arnedo. (2020) Building a robust, densely-sampled spider tree of life for ecosystem research. Diversity, 8:288.

García-Olivares, V., J. Patiño, I. Overcast, A. Salces-Castellano, U. López de Heredia, F. Mora-Márquez, A. Machado, M. J. Hickerson & B. C. Emerson. (2019). A topoclimate model for Quaternary insular speciation. Journal of Biogeography, 46:2769-2786.

McGill, B. J., J. Chase, J. Hortal, I. Overcast, A. J. Rominger, J. Rosindell, P. A. V. Borges, B. C. Emerson, R. Etienne, M. J. Hickerson, L. Mahler, F. Massol, A. McGaughran, P. Neves, C. Parent, M. Ruffley, C. E. Wagner, R. Gillespie. (2019). Unifying macroecology and macroevolution to answer fundamental questions about biodiversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28:1925-1936.

García, R., C. Andújar, P. Oromí, B. Emerson & H. López. (2019). The discovery of Barretonus (Curculionidae: Cossoninae) in the Canary Islands: barcoding, morphology and description of new species. Acta Entomologica, 59:443-452.

Emerson, B. C., A. Salces-Castellano & P. Arribas. (2019). Dispersal limitation: Evolutionary Origins and consequences in arthropods. Molecular Ecology, 28:3137-3140.

Faria, C. M. A., P. Shaw & B. C. Emerson. (2019). Evidence for the Pleistocene persistence of Collembola in Great Britain. Journal of Biogeography, 46:1479-1493.

Seppey, M., P. Ioannidis, B. C. Emerson, C. Pitteloud, M. Robinson-Rechavi, J. Roux, H. E. Escalona, D. D. McKenna, B. Misof, S. Shin, X. Zhou, R. M. Waterhouse & N. Alvarez. (2019). Genomic signatures accompanying the dietary shift to polyphagy in polyphagan beetles. Genome Biology, 20:98.

Overcast, I., B. C. Emerson & M. J. Hickerson. (2019). An integrated model of population genetics and community ecology. Journal of Biogeography, 46:816-829.

Hernández-Vera, G., I. Toševski, R. Caldara & B. C. Emerson. (2019). Evolution of host plant use and diversification in a species complex of parasitic weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). PeerJ, 7:e6625.

Zarza, E., V. H. Reynoso, C. M. A. Faria & B. C. Emerson. (2019). Introgressive hybridisation in a spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaurus pectinata, and its implications for taxonomy and conservation. PeerJ, 7:e6744.

Bello-Rodríguez, V., L. A. Gómez, A. Fernández, M. J. Del Arco, R. Hernández-Hernández, B. C. Emerson & J. M. González-Mancebo. (2019). Short and long-term effects of fire in subtropical forests on an oceanic island. Land Degradation and Development, 30: 448-458.

Emerson, B. C. & J. Patiño. (2018). Babies, bathwater, and straw men? Not quite: A response to Meiri et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33:896-897.

Andújar, C., P. Arribas, D. W. Yu, A. P. Vogler & B. C. Emerson. (2018). Why the COI barcode should be the community DNA meta barcode for the Metazoa. Molecular Ecology, 27:3968-3975.

Kitson, J. J. N., B. H. Warren, C. Thébaud, D. Strasberg & B. C. Emerson. (2018). Community assembly and diversification in a species-rich radiation of island weevils (Coleoptera: Cratopini). Journal of Biogeography, 45:2016-2026.

Emerson, B. C. & J. Patiño. (2018). Anagenesis, cladogenesis and speciation on islands. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33:488-491.

Borges,  P. A. V., P. Cardoso, H. Kreft, R. J. Whittaker, So Fattorini, B. C. Emerson . . . R. Gabriel. (2018). Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS): a proposal for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of native forest island forest biota. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27:2567-2586.

Mastretta-Yanes, A., A. T. Xue, A. Moreno-Letelier, T. H. Jorgensen, N. Alvarez, D. Piñero & B. C. Emerson. (2018). Long-term in situ persistence of biodiversity in tropical sky-islands revealed by genomic landscapes. Molecular Ecology, 27:432-448.

Gillett, C. P. D. T., C. H. Lyal, A. P. Vogler & B. C. Emerson (2018). Statistical evaluation of monophyly in the "broad-nosed weevils" through molecular phylogenetic analysis combining mitochondrial genome and single-locus sequences (Curculionidea: Entiminae, Cyclominae, and Hyperinae). Diversity, 10:21.

Borges, P. A. V., P. Cardoso, S. Fattorini, F. Rigal . . . & B. C. Emerson (2018). Community structure of woody plants on islands along a bioclimatic gradient. Frontiers of Biogeography, 10:e40295.

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, 114:189-198.

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. Papadopoulou, 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.