Robb Brumfield

Robb Brumfield
Director, LSU Museum of Natural Science, Director and Roy Paul Daniels Professor of Biology
119 Foster Hall
Museum of Natural Science
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: robb@lsu.edu
Telephone: 225-578-3081
Fax: 225-578-3075

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Biography

As an LSU undergraduate I had the opportunity to spend two months in Peru as a field assistant, an experience that inspired me to pursue a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology. I subsequently entered the Masters program at Illinois State University, where I worked with LSU alum Angelo Capparella on the diversification of South American birds. In 1993 I began a doctoral program at the University of Maryland with Mike Braun. After finishing up in 1999, I moved to Seattle for a 3-year NSF Post-doc with Scott Edwards. I came full circle when I landed a job at the Museum. I started here in January 2003.

  

Research

A unifying theme in my research projects is the desire to understand the evolutionary and ecological forces that impact patterns of genetic and morphological differentiation, both within species and at higher taxonomic levels. I particularly like detailed studies of single species, but with the results placed in the context of the species’ higher level evolutionary relationships. I am also interested in population genetic and phylogenetic analytical methods, and the use of simulations to explore them. Since arriving at LSU, I have taken advantage of the wonderful frozen tissue collection here and embarked on projects reconstructing species-level phylogenies of antbirds (Thamnophilidae) and ovenbirds (Furnariidae). These phylogenies provide the framework for investigations of morphological and behavioral evolution, as well as historical biogeography. At the species level, I am examining the dynamics of hybrid zones as conduits for adaptive evolution in Manacus manakins in Panama and in the Variable Antshrike (Thamnophilus caerulescens) in Bolivia.

 

Courses

Principles of Genetics, BIOL 2153
Evolutionary Genetics, BIOL 7800

 

Selected Publications

Molecular Evolution

Carling, M.D., and R. T. Brumfield. 2007. Gene sampling strategies for multi-locus population genetic estimates of theta. PLoS One 2:e160.

Cheviron, Z. A., S. J. Hackett, and R. T. Brumfield. 2006. Sequence variation in the coding region of the melanocortin-1 receptor gene (MC1R) is not associated with plumage variation in the Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata). Proc. Royal Soc. London Series B 273:1613-1618.

Witt, C. C., and R. T. Brumfield. 2004. Comment on “Are rates of speciation and molecular evolution correlated?” Science 303:173.

Brumfield, R. T., P. Beerli, D. A. Nickerson, and S. V. Edwards. 2003. The utility of single nucleotide polymorphisms in inferences of population history. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18:249-256.

 

Hybrid Zones

Isler, M. L., P. R. Isler, and R. T. Brumfield. 2005. Clinal variation in vocalizations of an antbird (Thamnophilidae) and implications for defining species limits. Auk 122:433-444.

Brumfield, R. T., R. W. Jernigan, D. B. McDonald, and M. J. Braun. 2001. Evolutionary implications of divergent clines in an avian (Manacus; Aves) hybrid zone. Evolution 55:2070-2087.

McDonald, D. B., M. J. Braun, R. T. Brumfield, and R. P. Clay. 2001. Sexual selection on plumage and behavior in an avian hybrid zone: experimental tests of male-male interactions. Evolution 55:1443-1451.

 

Phylogenetics

Brumfield, R. T., and M. J. Braun. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships in bearded manakins (Pipridae; Manacus) indicate that male plumage color is a misleading taxonomic marker. Condor 103:248-258.

Braun, M. J., and R. T. Brumfield. 1998. Enigmatic phylogeny of skuas: An alternative hypothesis. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265:995-999.

Brumfield, R. T., D. L. Swofford, and M. J. Braun. 1997. Evolutionary relationships among the potoos (Nyctibiidae) based on isozymes. Ornithological Monographs 48:129-145.

Brumfield, R. T., and A. P. Capparella. 1996. Genetic differentiation and taxonomy in the Troglodytes aedon (House Wren) species group. Condor 98:547-556.

 

Biogeography/Taxonomy/Distributions

Brumfield, R. T., and S. V. Edwards. 2007. Evolution into and out of the Andes: a Bayesian analysis of historical diversification in Thamnophilus antshrikes. Evolution.

Whitney, B. M., D. C. Oren, and R. T. Brumfield. 2004. A new species of Thamnophilus antshrike (Aves: Thamnophilidae) from the Serra do Divisor, Acre, Brazil. Auk 121:1031-1039.

Brumfield, R. T., O. Maillard Z., R. C. Faucett, G. Sánchez, V. G. Rohwer, J. C. Catari, C. G. Schmitt, D. C. Schmitt, R. Strem, and A. M. Mamani. 2004. Birds of the Laguna Kaucaya area, a semi-humid valley in the Andean foothills of departamento Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Ornitologia Neotropical 15:381-398.

Remsen, J. V., Jr., and R. T. Brumfield. 1998. Two new subspecies of Cinnycerthia fulva (Aves: Troglodytidae) from the southern Andes. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 111:1008-1015.

Brumfield, R. T., and A. P. Capparella. 1996. Historical diversification of birds in northwestern South America: A molecular perspective on the role of vicariant events. Evolution 50:1607-1624.

 

Other

Tobias, J. A., C. K. Cornwallis, E. P. Derryberry, S. Claramunt, R. T. Brumfield, and N. Seddon. 2014. Species coexistence and the dynamics of phenotypic evolution in adaptive radiation. Nature.

Derryberry, E. P., G. E. Derryberry, J. M. Maley, and R. T. Brumfield. 2014. HZAR: Hybrid zone analysis using an R software package. Molecular Ecology Resources. pdf

Smith, B. T., M. G. Harvey, B. C. Faircloth, T. C. Glenn, and R. T. Brumfield. 2014. Target capture and massively parallel sequencing of ultraconserved elements (UCEs) for comparative studies at shallow evolutionary time scales. Systematic Biology 63:83-95. pdf

Brackett, C. L., J. M. Maley, R. T. Brumfield, and S. B. McRae. 2013. Characterization of microsatellite loci for a threatened species, the King Rail, Rallus elegans, using a next-generation sequencing protocol. Conservation Genetics Resources 5:1189-1191 pdf

Isler, M. L, G. A. Bravo, and R. T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717:469-497. pdf

Claramunt, S., E. P. Derryberry, C. D. Cadena, A. M. Cuervo, C. Sanín, and R. T. Brumfield. 2013. Phylogeny and classification of Automolus foliage-gleaners and allies (Furnariidae). Condor 115:375-385. pdf

Maley, J. M., and R. T. Brumfield. 2013. Mitochondrial and next-generation sequence data used to infer phylogenetic relationships and species limits in the Clapper/King Rail complex. Condor 115:316-329. pdf

Parchman, T. L., Z. Gompert, M. J. Braun, R. T. Brumfield, D. B. McDonald, J. A. C. Uy, E. D. Jarvis, B. A. Schlinger, and C. A. Buerkle. 2013. The genomic consequences of adaptive divergence and reproductive isolation between species of manakins. Molecular Ecology. pdf

McCormack, J. E., M. G. Harvey, B. C. Faircloth, N. G. Crawford, T. C. Glenn, and R. T. Brumfield. 2013. A phylogeny of birds based on over 1,500 loci collected by target enrichment and high-throughput sequencing. PLoS One 8:e54848 pdf

Rheindt, F. E., Cuervo, A. M., and R. T. Brumfield. 2013. Rampant polyphyly indicates cryptic diversity in a clade of Neotropical flycatchers (Aves: Tyrannidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108:889-900. pdf

d’Horta, F. M., A. M. Cuervo, C. C. Ribas, R. T. Brumfield, C. Y. Miyaki. 2013. Phylogeny and comparative phylogeography of Sclerurus (Aves: Furnariidae) reveals constant and cryptic diversification in an old radiation of rainforest understory specialists. Journal of Biogeography 40:37-49. pdf

McCormack, J. E., S. M. Hird, A. J. Zellmer, B. C. Carstens, and R. T. Brumfield. 2013. Applications of next-generation sequencing to phylogeography and phylogenetics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66:526-538. pdf

Tobias, J. A., J. D. Brawn, R. T. Brumfield, E. P. Derryberry, A. N. G. Kirschel, and N. Seddon. 2012. The importance of neotropical suboscine birds as study systems in ecology and evolution. Ornitologia Neotropical 23:259-272.pdf

Belmonte-Lopes, Ricardo, G. A. Bravo, M. R. Bornschein, G. N. Maurício, M. R. Pie, and R. T. Brumfield. 2012. Genetic and morphological data support placement of Myrmotherula gularis (Spix) in the monotypic genus Rhopias Cabanis and Heine (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 3451:1-16.pdf

Bravo, G. A., J. V. Remsen, Jr., B. M. Whitney, and R. T. Brumfield. 2012. DNA sequence data reveal a subfamily-level divergence within the Thamnophilidae (Aves: Passeriformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65:287-293.pdf

Brumfield, R. T. 2012. Inferring the origins of lowland Neotropical birds. Auk 129:367-376.pdf

Crawford, N. G., B. C. Faircloth, J. E. McCormack, R. T. Brumfield, K. Winker, and T. C. Glenn. 2012. More than 1000 ultraconserved elements provide evidence that turtles are the sister group of archosaurs. Biology Letters 8:783-786. pdf

Isler, M. L., A. M. Cuervo†, G. A. Bravo and R. T. Brumfield. 2012. An integrative approach to species-level systematics reveals the depth of diversification in an Andean thamnophilid, the Long-tailed Antbird. Condor 114:571-583.pdf

Gutiérrez-Pinto, N., A. M. Cuervo, J. Miranda, J. L. Pérez-Emán, R. T. Brumfield and C. D. Cadena. 2012. Non-monophyly and deep genetic differentiation across low-elevation barriers in a Neotropical montane bird (Basileuterus tristriatus Aves: Parulidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64:156-165. pdf

Claramunt, S., E. P. Derryberry, J. V. Remsen, Jr., and R. T. Brumfield. 2012. High dispersal ability inhibits speciation in a continental radiation of passerine birds. Proc. Roy. Soc. London Series B 279:1567-1574.pdf

Claramunt, S., E. P. Derryberry, R. T. Brumfield, and J. V. Remsen, Jr. 2012. Ecological opportunity and diversification in a continental radiation of birds: Climbing adaptations and cladogenesis in the Furnariidae. American Naturalist 179:649-666. pdf

Derryberry, E. P., N. Seddon, S. Claramunt, J. A. Tobias, A. Baker, A. Aleixo, and R. T. Brumfield. 2012. Correlated evolution of beak morphology and song in the Neotropical woodcreeper radiation. Evolution 67:2784-2797. pdf

Naka, L. N., C. L. Bechtoldt, L. M. P. Henriques, and R. T. Brumfield. 2012. The role of physical barriers in the location of avian suture zones in the Guiana Shield, northern Amazonia. American Naturalist. E article. 179 pdf

McCormack, J. E., B. C. Faircloth, N. G. Crawford, P. A. Gowaty, R. T. Brumfield, and T. C. Glenn. 2012. Ultraconserved elements are novel phylogenomic markers that resolve placental mammal phylogeny when combined with species tree analysis. Genome Research 22:746-754. pdf

Faircloth, B. C., J. E. McCormack, N. G. Crawford, M. G. Harvey, R. T. Brumfield, and T. C. Glenn. 2012. Ultraconserved elements anchor thousands of genetic markers spanning multiple evolutionary timescales. Systematic Biology 61:717-726. pdf

Bravo, G. A., R. T. Chesser, and R. T. Brumfield. 2012. Isleria, a new genus of antwren (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Zootaxa 3195:61-67. pdf

McCormack, J. E., J. M. Maley, S. M. Hird, E. P. Derryberry, G. R. Graves, and R. T. Brumfield. 2012. Next-generation sequencing reveals phylogeographic structure and a species tree for recent bird divergences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62:397-406. pdf

Claramunt, S., E. P. Derryberry, J. V. Remsen, Jr., and R. T. Brumfield. 2011. High dispersal ability inhibits speciation in a continental radiation of passerine birds. Proc. Roy. Soc. London B. pdf

Cheviron, Z. A., and R. T. Brumfield. 2012. Genomic insights into adapation to high-altitude environments. Heredity 108:354-361. pdf

Hird, S. M., R. T. Brumfield, and B. C. Carstens. 2011. PRGmatic: an efficient pipeline for collating genome-enriched second generation sequencing data using a ‘provisional-reference genome.’ Molecular Ecology Resources 11:743-748. pdf

Cheviron, Z. A., M. D. Carling, and R. T. Brumfield. 2011. Effects of postmortem interval and preservation method on RNA isolated from field-preserved avian tissues. Condor 113:483-489. pdf

Derryberry, E. P., S. Claramunt, G. Derryberry, R. T. Chesser, J. Cracraft, A. Aleixo, J. Pérez-Emán, J. V. Remsen, Jr., and R. T. Brumfield. 2011. Lineage diversification and morphological evolution in a large-scale continental radiation: the Neotropical ovenbirds and woodcreepers (Aves: Furnariidae). Evolution 65:2973-2986. pdf supplementary info

Brumfield, R. T. 2010. Speciation genetics of biological invasions with hybridization. Molecular Ecology 19:5079-5083. pdf

Tobias, J. A., J. Aben, E. P. Derryberry, R. T. Brumfield, W. Halfwerk, H. Slabbekoorn, and N. Seddon. 2010. Song divergence by sensory drive in Amazonian birds. Evolution 64:2820-2839. pdf

Gómez, J. P., G. A. Bravo, R. T. Brumfield, J. G. Tello, and C. D. Cadena. 2010. A phylogenetic approach to disentangling the role of competition and habitat filtering in community assembly of Neotropical forest birds. Journal of Animal Ecology 79:1181-1192. pdf

Brumfield, R.T. and M.D. Carling. 2010. The influence of hybrid zones on species tree inference in manakins. Pp. 115-128 in Estimating species trees: Practical and theoretical aspects (L.L. Knowles and L.S. Kubatko, eds.) Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.

Pérez-Emán, J. L., L. L. Hernandez, and R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of the White-throated Barbtail, Premnoplex tatei (Furnariidae): taxonomic and biogeographical implications. Condor 112:561-570. pdf

Carling, M. D., I. J. Lovette, and R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Historical divergence and gene flow: coalescent analyses of mitochondrial, autosomal and sex-linked loci in Passerina buntings. Evolution 64:1762-1772. pdf

Claramunt, S., E. P. Derryberry, R. T. Chesser, A. Aleixo, and R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Polyphyly of Campylorhamphus with the description of a new genus for C. pucherani. Auk 127:430-439. pdf

Derryberry, E., S. Claramunt, K. E. O’Quin, A. Aleixo, R. T. Chesser, J. V. Remsen, Jr., and R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Pseudasthenes, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Zootaxa 2416:61-68. pdf

Derryberry, E., S. Claramunt, R. T. Chesser, A. Aleixo, J. Cracraft, R. G. Moyle, and R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Certhiasomus, a new genus of woodcreeper (Aves: Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae). Zootaxa 2416:44-50. pdf

Mackay, A. J., W. L. Kramer, J. K. Meece, R. T. Brumfield, and L. D. Foil. 2010. Host feeding patterns of Culex mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae) in East Baton Rouge Parish. Journal of Medical Entomology 47:238-248. pdf

Yuri, T., R. W. Jernigan, R. T. Brumfield, N. K. Bhagabati, and M. J. Braun. 2009. The effect of marker choice on estimated levels of introgression across an avian (Pipridae: Manacus) hybrid zone. Molecular Ecology 18:4888-4903. pdf

Chesser, R. T., S. Claramunt, E. Derryberry, and R. T. Brumfield. 2009. Geocerthia, a new genus of terrestrial ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Zootaxa 2213:64-68. pdf

Burney, C. W., and R. T. Brumfield. 2009. Ecology predicts levels of genetic differentiation in Neotropical birds. American Naturalist 174:358-368. pdfsupplementary files: pdf excel A1 A2

Moyle, R. G., R. T. Chesser, R. T. Brumfield, J. G. Tello, D. J. Marchese, and J. Cracraft. 2009. Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the antbirds, ovenbirds, woodcreepers, and allies (Aves: Passeriformes: Infraorder Furnariides). Cladistics 25:1-20. pdf

Cheviron, Z. A., and R. T. Brumfield. 2009. Migration-selection balance and local adaptation of mitochondrial haplotypes in Rufous-collared Sparrows (Zonotrichia capensis) along an elevational gradient. Evolution 63:1593-1605. pdf

Carling, M. D., and R. T. Brumfield. 2009. Speciation in Passerina buntings: introgression patterns of sex-linked loci identify a candidate gene region for reproductive isolation. Molecular Ecology 18:834-847. pdf

Lance, S. L., C. Hagen, T. C. Glenn, R. T. Brumfield, K. Faust Stryjewski, and G. R. Graves. 2009. Fifteen polymorphic microsatellite loci from Jamaican streamertail hummingbirds (Trochilus). Conservation Genetics 10:1195-1198. pdf

Cheviron, Z. A., A. Whitehead, and R. T. Brumfield. 2008. Transcriptomic variation and plasticity in Rufous-collared Sparrows (Zonotrichia capensis) along an altitudinal gradient. Molecular Ecology 17:4556-4569. pdf

Carling, M. D., and R. T. Brumfield. 2008. Haldane’s Rule in an avian system: using cline theory and divergence population genetics to test for differential introgression of mitochondrial, autosomal, and sex-linked loci across the Passerina bunting hybrid zone. Evolution 62:2600-2615. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., L. Liu, D. E. Lum, and S. V. Edwards. 2008. Comparison of species tree methods for reconstructing the phylogeny of bearded manakins (Aves: Pipridae: Manacus) from multilocus sequence data. Systematic Biology 57:719-731. pdf online supplementary material nexus file

Liu, L., D. K. Pearl, R. T. Brumfield, and S. V. Edwards. 2008. Estimating species trees using multiple-allele DNA sequence data. Evolution 62:2080-2091. pdf

Bates, J. M., C. D. Cadena, J. G. Tello, and R. T. Brumfield. 2008. Diversification in the Neotropics: Phylogenetic patterns and historical processes. Ornitologia Neotropical 19:427-432. pdf

Carling, M. D., and R. T. Brumfield. 2008. Integrating phylogenetic and population genetic analyses of multiple loci to test species divergence hypotheses in Passerina buntings. Genetics 178:363-377. pdf

Peterson, A. T., R. T. Brumfield, R. G. Moyle, A. S. Nyári, J. V. Remsen Jr., and M. B. Robbins. 2007. The need for proper vouchering in phylogenetic studies of birds. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45:1042-1044. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., and O. Maillard Z. 2007. Birds of the central Río Paracti valley, a humid montane forest in departamento Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ornitologia Neotropical 18:321-337. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., J. G. Tello, Z. A. Cheviron, M. D. Carling, N. Crochet, and K. V. Rosenberg. 2007. Phylogenetic conservatism and antiquity of a tropical specialization: army-ant-following in the typical antbirds (Thamnophilidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45:1-13. pdf

Chesser, R. T., and R. T. Brumfield. 2007. Tarphonomus, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae) from South America. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 120:337-339. pdf

Chesser, R. T., F. K. Barker, and R. T. Brumfield. 2007. Four-fold polyphyly of the genus formerly known as Upucerthia, with notes on the systematics and evolution of the avian subfamily Furnariinae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44:1320-1332. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., and S. V. Edwards. 2007. Evolution into and out of the Andes: a Bayesian analysis of historical diversification in Thamnophilus antshrikes. Evolution 61:346-367. Contact me for pdf or if you subscribe to Evolution you can download it here: pdf Nexus data file

Carling, M. D., and R. T. Brumfield. 2007. Gene sampling strategies for multi-locus population estimates of genetic diversity (theta). PLoS ONE 2:e160. pdf

Isler, M. I., D. R. Lacerda, P. R. Isler, S. J. Hackett, K. V. Rosenberg, and R. T. Brumfield. 2006. Epinecrophylla, a new genus of antwrens (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 119:522-527. pdf

Cheviron, Z. A., S. H. Hackett, and R. T. Brumfield. 2006. Sequence variation in the coding region of the melanocortin-1 receptor gene (MC1R) is not associated with plumage variation in the Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepdiothrix coronata). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 273:1613-1618.pdf

Berg, K. S., R. T. Brumfield, and V. A. Apanius. 2006. Phylogenetic and ecological determinants of the Neotropical dawn chorus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 273:999-1005. pdf

Edwards, S. V., S. Birks, R. T. Brumfield, and R. Hanner. 2005. The future of avian genetic resources collections: archives of evolutionary and environmental history. Auk 122:979-984. pdf

Brumfield, R. T. 2005. Mitochondrial variation in Bolivian populations of the Variable Antshrike (Thamnophilus caerulescens). Auk 122:414-432. pdf

Isler, M. L., P. R. Isler, and R. T. Brumfield. 2005. Clinal variation in vocalizations of an antbird (Thamnophilidae) and implications for defining species limits. Auk 122:433-444. pdf

Brumfield, R. T. 2005. Review: The speciation and biogeography of birds. Condor 107:477-478. pdf

Sheldon, F. H., J. V. Remsen, and R. T. Brumfield. 2005. Letter concerning Academy of Natural Science Job Cuts. pdf

Whitney, B. M., D. C. Oren, and R. T. Brumfield. 2004. A new species of Thamnophilus antshrike (Aves: Thamnophilidae) from the Serra do Divisor, Acre, Brazil. Auk 121:1031-1039. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., O. Maillard Z., R. C. Faucett, G. Sánchez, V. G. Rohwer, J. C. Catari, C. G. Schmitt, D. C. Schmitt, R. Strem, and A. M. Mamani. 2004. Birds of the Laguna Kaucaya area, a semi-humid valley in the Andean foothills of departamento Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Ornitologia Neotropical 15:381-398. pdf

Witt, C. C., and R. T. Brumfield. 2004. Comment on “Are rates of speciation and molecular evolution correlated?” Science 303:173b. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., P. Beerli, D. A. Nickerson, and S. V. Edwards. 2003. The utility of single nucleotide polymorphisms in inferences of population history. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18:249-256. pdf

Weicker, J., R. T. Brumfield, and K. Winker. 2001. Estimating the unbiased estimator theta for population genetic survey data. Evolution 55:2601-2605. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., R. W. Jernigan, D. B. McDonald, and M. J. Braun. 2001. Evolutionary implications of divergent clines in an avian (Manacus; Aves) hybrid zone. Evolution 55:2070-2087. pdf

McDonald, D. B., M. J. Braun, R. T. Brumfield, and R. P. Clay. 2001. Sexual selection on plumage and behavior in an avian hybrid zone: experimental tests of male-male interactions. Evolution 55:1443-1451. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., and M. J. Braun. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships in bearded manakins (Pipridae; Manacus) indicate that male plumage color is a misleading taxonomic marker. Condor 103:248-258. pdf

Brumfield, R. T. 2000. Book review: Molecular evolution: a phylogenetic approach. American Zoologist 40:707. pdf

Remsen, J. V., Jr., and R. T. Brumfield. 1998. Two new subspecies of Cinnycerthia fulva (Aves: Troglodytidae) from the southern Andes. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 111:1008-1015. pdf

Braun, M. J., and R. T. Brumfield. 1998. Enigmatic phylogeny of skuas: An alternative hypothesis. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265:995-999.pdf

Brumfield, R. T., D. L. Swofford, and M. J. Braun. 1997. Evolutionary relationships among the potoos (Nyctibiidae) based on isozymes. Ornithological Monographs 48:129-145. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., and A. P. Capparella. 1996. Historical diversification of birds in northwestern South America: A molecular perspective on the role of vicariant events. Evolution 50:1607-1624. pdf

Brumfield, R. T., and A. P. Capparella. 1996. Genetic differentiation and taxonomy in the Troglodytes aedon (House Wren) species group. Condor 98:547-556.pdf

Brumfield, R. T., and J. V. Remsen, Jr. 1996. Geographic variation and species limits in Cinnycerthia wrens of the Andes. Wilson Bulletin 108:205-227. pdf

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