Publications
 
2020
 
Portik, D. M.,  and J. J. Wiens. 2020. Do alignment and trimming methods matter for phylogenomic (UCE) analyses? Systematic Biology PDF.
 
 
Carscadden, K. A., N. C. Emery, C. A. Arnillas, M. W. Cadotte, M. E. Afkhami, D. Gravel, S. W. Livingstone, and J. J. Wiens. 2020. Niche breadth: causes and consequences for ecology, evolution, and conservation. Quarterly Review of Biology 95:179–214.  PDF
 
 
Phung, T. X., J. C. S. Nascimiento, A. J. Novarro,  and J. J. Wiens. 2020. Correlated and decoupled evolution of adult and larval body sizes in frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 287:20201474.  PDF.
 
 
Qu, Y.-F. and J. J. Wiens. 2020. Higher temperatures lower rates of physiological and niche evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 283:20200823.  PDF.
 
 
Wiens, J. J., and E. Tuschhoff. 2020. Songs versus colours versus horns: what explains the diversity of sexually selected traits? Biological Reviews 95:847–864.  PDF.
 
 
Portik, D. M., and J. J. Wiens. 2020. SuperCRUNCH: a bioinformatics toolkit for creating and manipulating supermatrices and other large phylogenetic datasets. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11:763–772.  PDF.
 
 
Hernández-Hernández, T., and J. J. Wiens. 2020. Why are there so many flowering plants? A multi-scale analysis of plant diversification. American Naturalist 195:948–963.  PDF.
 
 
Liu, H., Q. Ye, and J. J. Wiens. 2020. Climatic niche evolution follows similar rules in plants and animals. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4:753–763.  PDF.
 
 
Román-Palacios, C., and J. J. Wiens. 2020. Recent responses to climate change reveal the drivers of species extinction and survival. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 117:4211–4217. PDF.
 
 
Chen, Z., and J. J. Wiens. 2020. The origins of acoustic communication in vertebrates. Nature Communications 11:369  PDF.
 
 
2019
 
Wiens, J. J. and J. P. Scholl. 2019. Letter: Diversification rates, clade ages, and macroevolutionary methods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.  PDF.
 
 
Román-Palacios, C., J. P. Scholl, and J. J. Wiens. 2019. Evolution of diet across the animal Tree of Life. Evolution Letters 3:339–347.  PDF.
 
 
Wiens, J. J., Y. Litvinenko, L. Harris, and T. Jezkova. 2019. Rapid niche shifts in introduced species can be a million times faster than changes among native species and ten times faster than climate change. Journal of Biogeography 46:2115–2125.  PDF
 
 
Wollenberg Valero, K. C., J. C. Marshall, E. Bastiaans, A. Caccone, A. Camargo, M. Morando, M. L.  Niemiller, M. Pabijan, M. A. Russello, B. Sinervo, F. P. Werneck, J. W. Sites, Jr., J. J. Wiens, and S. Steinfartz. 2019. Patterns, mechanisms and genetics of speciation in reptiles and amphibians. Genes 10:646.  PDF.
 
 
Wiens, J. J., A. Camacho, A. Goldberg, T. Jezkova, M. E. Kaplan, S. M. Lambert, E. C. Miller, J. W. Streicher, and R. L. Walls. 2019. Climate change, extinction, and Sky Island biogeography in a montane lizard. Molecular Ecology  28:2610–2624.  PDF
 
 
Lu, L., P. W. Fritsch, N. J. Matzke, H. Wang, K. A. Kron, D.-Z. Li, and J. J. Wiens. 2019. Why is fruit color so variable? Phylogenetic analyses reveal relationships between fruit-color evolution, biogeography, and diversification. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28:891–913.  PDF
 
 
Li, H., and J. J. Wiens. 2019. Time explains regional richness patterns within clades more often than diversification rates or area. American Naturalist 193:514–529.  PDF.
 
 
Lambert, S.M., J. W. Streicher, M. C. Fisher-Reid, F. R. Méndez de la Cruz, N. Martínez-Méndez, U. O. García-Vázquez, A. Nieto-Montes de Oca, and J. J. Wiens. 2019. Inferring introgression using RADseq and DFOIL: power and pitfalls revealed in a case study of spiny lizards (Sceloporus). Molecular Ecology Resources 19:818–837.  PDF
 
 
 
2018
 
Miller, E. C., K. T. Hayashi, D. Song, and J. J. Wiens. 2018. Explaining the ocean’s richest biodiversity hotspot and global patterns of fish diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 285:20181314.  PDF.
 
 
Meyer, A. L. S., C. Román-Palacios, and J. J. Wiens. 2018. BAMM gives misleading rate estimates in simulated and empirical datasets. Evolution 72:2257–2266.  PDF.
 
 
Román-Palacios, C., and J. J. Wiens. 2018. The Tortoise and the Finch: testing for island effects on diversification using two iconic Galápagos radiations. Journal of Biogeography  45:1701–1702.  PDF.
 
 
Hanschen, E. R., M. D. Herron, J. J. Wiens, P. J. Ferris, H. Nozaki, and R. E. Michod. 2018. Multicellularity drives the evolution of sexual traits. American Naturalist 192  PDF.
 
 
Castro-Insua, A., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, J. J. Wiens, and A. Baselga. 2018.  Climatic niche divergence drives patterns of diversification and richness among mammal families. Scientific Reports 8:8781  PDF.
 
 
Jezkova, T., and J. J. Wiens. 2018. Testing the role of climate in speciation: new methods and applications to squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes). Molecular Ecology 27:2754–2769.  PDF.
 
 
Miller, E. C., and J. J. Wiens. 2018. Demystifying the marine-terrestrial biodiversity gradient: response to Vermeij et al. Ecology Letters 21:940–941.  PDF.
 
 
Yan, H.-F., C.-Y. Zhang, A. A. Anderberg, G. Hao, X. J. Ge, and J. J. Wiens. 2018. What explains high plant richness in East Asia? Time and diversification in the tribe Lysimachieae (Primulaceae). New Phytologist 219:436–448.  PDF.
 
 
Wiens, J. J. 2018. Patterns of local community composition are linked to large-scale diversification and dispersal of clades. American Naturalist 191:184–196.  PDF.
 
 
Hanschen, E. R., M. D. Herron, J. J. Wiens, H. Nozaki, and R. E. Michod. 2018. Repeated evolution and reversibility of self-fertilization in the volvocine green algae. Evolution 72:386–398.  PDF.
 
 
Streicher, J. W., E. C. Miller, P. C. Guerrero, C. Correa, J. C. Ortiz, A. J. Crawford, M. R. Pie, and J. J. Wiens. 2018. Evaluating methods for phylogenomic analyses, and a new phylogeny for a major frog clade (Hyloidea) based on 2,214 loci. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119:128–143.  PDF.
 
 
Meyer, A. L. S., and J. J. Wiens. 2018. Estimating diversification rates for higher taxa: BAMM can give problematic estimates of rates and rate shifts. Evolution 72:39–53.  PDF.
 
 
 
2017
 
Hutter, C. R., S. M. Lambert, and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Rapid diversification and time explain amphibian species richness at different scales in the Tropical Andes, Earth’s most biodiverse hotspot. American Naturalist  190:828–843.  PDF.
 
 
Streicher, J. W., and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Phylogenomic analyses of more than 4,000 nuclear loci resolve the origin of snakes among lizard families. Biology Letters 13:20170393.  PDF.
 
 
Bars-Closel, M., T. Kohlsdorf, D. S. Moen, and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Diversification rates are more strongly related to microhabitat than climate in squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes). Evolution 71:2243–2261.  PDF.
 
 
Larsen, B. B., E. C. Miller, M. K. Rhodes, and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Inordinate fondness multiplied and redistributed: the number of species on Earth and the new Pie of Life. Quarterly Review of Biology 92:229–265.  PDF.
 
 
Lin, L., and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Comparing macroecological patterns across continents: evolution of climatic niche breadth in varanid lizards. Ecography 40:960–970.  PDF.
 
 
Anderson, S. R., and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Out of the dark: 350 million years of conservatism and evolution in diel activity patterns in vertebrates. Evolution 71:1944–1959.  PDF.
 
 
Miller, E. C., and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Extinction and time help drive the marine-terrestrial biodiversity gradient: is the ocean a deathtrap? Ecology Letters 20:911–921.  PDF.
 
 
Moen, D. S., and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Microhabitat and climatic-niche change explain patterns of diversification among frog families. American Naturalist 190:29–44.  PDF.
 
 
Pontarp, M., and J. J. Wiens. 2017. The origin of species richness patterns along environmental gradients: uniting explanations based on time, diversification rate, and carrying capacity. Journal of Biogeography 44:722–735.  PDF.
 
 
Jezkova, T., and J. J. Wiens. 2017. What explains patterns of diversification and richness among animal phyla? American Naturalist  189:201–212.  PDF.
 
 
Wiens, J. J. 2017. What explains patterns of biodiversity across the Tree of Life? BioEssays 39:1600128.   PDF.
 
 
2016
 
Wiens, J. J. 2016. Climate-related local extinctions are already widespread among plant and animal species. PLoS Biology 14:e2001104.  PDF.
 
 
Jezkova, T., and J. J. Wiens. 2016. Rates of change in climatic niches in plant and animal populations are much slower than projected climate change. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 283:20162104.  PDF.
 
 
Cang, F. A., A. A. Wilson, and J. J. Wiens. 2016. Climate change is projected to outpace rates of niche change in grasses. Biology Letters 12:20160368.  PDF.
 
 
Scholl, J. P., and J. J. Wiens. 2016. Diversification rates and species richness across the Tree of Life. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 283: 20161335.  PDF.
 
 
Kozak, K. H., and J. J. Wiens. 2016. What explains patterns of species richness? The relative importance of climatic-niche evolution, morphological evolution, and ecological limits in salamanders. Ecology and Evolution  6:5940–5949.  PDF.
 
 
Kozak, K. H., and J. J. Wiens. 2016. Testing the relationships between diversification, species richness, and trait evolution. Systematic Biology  65:975–988.  PDF.
 
 
Streicher, J. W., and J. J. Wiens. 2016. Phylogenomic analyses reveal novel relationships among snake families. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100:160–169.  PDF.
 
 
Zheng, Y., and J. J. Wiens. 2016. Combining phylogenomic and supermatrix approaches, and a time-calibrated phylogeny for squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes) based on 52 genes and 4,162 species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94:537–547.  PDF. AppendixS3.
 
 
Moen, D. S., H. Morlon, and J. J. Wiens. 2016. Testing convergence versus history: convergence dominates phenotypic evolution for over 150 million years in frogs. Systematic Biology 65:146–160.  PDF.
 
 
Streicher, J. W., J. A. Schulte, and J. J. Wiens. 2016. How should genes and taxa be sampled for phylogenomic analyses with missing data? An empirical study in iguanian lizards. Systematic Biology 65:128–145.  PDF.
 
 
2015

Wiens, J. J., R. T. Lapoint, and N. K. Whiteman. 2015. Herbivory increases diversification across insect clades. Nature Communications 6:8370.  PDF.
 
 
Wiens, J. J. 2015. Faster diversification on land than sea helps explain global biodiversity patterns among habitats and animal phyla. Ecology Letters 18:1234–1241.  PDF.
 
 
Wiens, J. J. 2015. Explaining large-scale patterns of vertebrate diversity. Biology Letters 11:20150506.  PDF.
 
 
Fisher-Reid, M. C., and J. J. Wiens. 2015. How is geographic variation within species related to macroevolutionary patterns between species? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:1502–1515. PDF.
 
 
Reeder, T. W., T. M. Townsend, D. G. Mulcahy, B. P. Noonan, P. L. Wood, J. W. Sites, and J. J. Wiens. 2015. Integrated analyses resolve conflicts over squamate reptile phylogeny and  reveal unexpected placements for fossil taxa. PLoS ONE 10:e0118199.  PDF.
 
 
Gomez-Rodriguez, C., A. Baselga, and J. J. Wiens. 2015.  Is climatic niche width related to diversification rate? Global Ecology and Biogeography 24:383–395.  PDF.
 
 
Qian, H, J. J. Wiens, J. Zhang, and Y. Zhang. 2015.  Evolutionary and ecological causes of species richness patterns in North American angiosperm trees.  Ecography 38:241–250.  PDF.
 
 
Lambert, S. M., T. W. Reeder, and J. J. Wiens. 2015. When do species tree and concatenated estimates disagree? An empirical analysis with higher-level scincid lizard phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 82:146–155.  PDF
 
 
Zheng, Y., and J. J. Wiens. 2015. Do missing data influence the accuracy of divergence-time estimation with BEAST?  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 85:41–49.  PDF
 
 
2014

Bonett, R., M. Steffen, S. Lambert, J. J. Wiens, and P. T. Chippindale. 2014.  Evolution of paedomorphosis in plethodontid salamanders: ecological correlates and re-evolution of metamorphosis. Evolution 68:466–482.  PDF.
 
 
Cahill, A.E., M. E. Aiello-Lammens, M. C. Fisher-Reid, X. Hua, C. J. Karanewsky, H. Y. Ryu, G. C. Sbeglia, F. Spagnolo, J. B. Waldron, and J. J. Wiens. 2014. Causes of warm-edge range limits: systematic review, proximate factors and implications for climate change.  Journal of Biogeography 41:429–442.  PDF.
 
Zeng, C., I. Gomez-Mestre, and J. J. Wiens. 2014. Evolution of rapid development in spadefoot toads is unrelated to arid environments. PLoS One 9:e96673.  PDF.
 
 
Pinto-Sánchez, N. R., A. J. Crawford, and J. J. Wiens. 2014. Using historical biogeography to test for community saturation. Ecology Letters 17:1077–1085.  PDF.
 
 
Jiang, W., S.-Y. Chen, H. Wang, and J. J. Wiens. 2014. Should genes with missing data be excluded from phylogenetic analyses?  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 80:308–318.  PDF.
 
 
Bonetti, M. F., and J. J. Wiens. 2014. Evolution of climatic niche specialization: a phylogenetic analysis in amphibians. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 281:20133229.  PDF.
 
 
Chejanovski, Z., and J. J. Wiens. 2014. Climatic niche breadth and species richness in temperate treefrogs. Journal of Biogeography 41:1936–1946.  PDF.
 
 
 
2013

Cahill, A.E., M. E. Aiello-Lammens, M. C. Fisher-Reid, X. Hua, C. J. Karanewsky, H. Y. Ryu, G. C. Sbeglia, F. Spagnolo, J. B. Waldron, O. Warsi, and J. J. Wiens. 2013. How does climate change cause extinction?
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 280:2012890. PDF.

Blankers, T., T. M. Townsend, K. Pepe, T. W. Reeder, and J. J. Wiens. 2013. Contrasting global-scale evolutionary radiations: phylogeny, diversification, and morphological evolution in the major clades of iguanian lizards.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108:127–143. PDF.

Quintero, I., and J. J. Wiens. 2013. What determines the climatic niche width of species? The role of spatial and temporal climatic variation in three vertebrate clades.
Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:422–432. PDF.


Wiens, J. J., K. H. Kozak, and N. Silva. 2013. Diversity and niche evolution along aridity gradients in North American lizards (Phrynosomatidae). Evolution 67:1715–1728. PDF.

 
Hua, X., and J. J. Wiens. 2013. How does climate influence speciation? American Naturalist 182:1–12.  PDF
 
 Pyron, R. A., F. T. Burbrink, and J. J. Wiens. 2013. A phylogeny and revised classification of Squamata, including 4161 species of lizards and snakes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:93. PDF.
 
 
Guerrero, P. C., M. Rosas, M. T. K. Arroyo, and J. J. Wiens. 2013. Evolutionary lag times and recent origin of the biota of an ancient desert (Atacama-Sechura). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 110:11469–11474. PDF.
 
 
Quintero, I., and J. J. Wiens. 2013. Rates of projected climate change dramatically exceed past rates of climatic-niche evolution among vertebrate species. Ecology Letters 16:1095–1103.  PDF.
 
 
Hutter, C. R., J. M. Guayasamin, and J. J. Wiens. 2013. Explaining Andean megadiversity: the evolutionary and ecological causes of glassfrog elevational richness patterns. Ecology Letters 16:1135–1144. PDF.
 
Machac, A., D. Storch, and J. J. Wiens. 2013. Ecological causes of decelerating diversification in carnivoran mammals. Evolution 67:2423–2433. PDF
 
 
Lambert, S. M., and J. J. Wiens.  2013. Evolution of viviparity: a phylogenetic test of the cold-climate hypothesis in phrynosomatid lizards. Evolution 67:2614–2630. PDF
 
 
Fisher-Reid, M. C., T. N. Engstrom, C. A. Kuczynski, P. R. Stephens, and J. J. Wiens. 2013. Parapatric divergence of sympatric morphs in a salamander: incipient speciation on Long Island? Molecular Ecology 22:4681–4694.  PDF
 
 
 Pyron, R. A., and J. J. Wiens. 2013. Large-scale phylogenetic analyses reveal the causes of high tropical amphibian diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 280: 20131622  PDF
 
Moen, D. S., D. J. Irschick, and J. J. Wiens. 2013. Evolutionary conservatism and convergence both lead to striking similarity in ecology, morphology and performance across continents in frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 280:20132156  PDF.
 
 
2012

Carrete Vega, G., and J. J. Wiens. 2012. Why are there so few fish in the sea?
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 279:2323–2329. PDF.

Blankers, T., D. C. Adams, and J. J. Wiens. 2012. Ecological radiation with limited morphological diversification in salamanders.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25:634–646. PDF.

Kozak, K. H., and J. J. Wiens. 2012. Phylogeny, ecology, and the origins of climate-richness relationships.
Ecology 93:S167–S181. PDF.

Wiens, J.J., and J. Tiu. 2012. Highly incomplete taxa can rescue phylogenetic analyses from the negative impacts of limited taxon sampling.
PLoS One 7:42925. PDF.

Gomez-Mestre, I., R. A. Pyron, and J. J. Wiens. 2012. Phylogenetic analyses reveal unexpected patterns in the evolution of reproductive modes in frogs.
Evolution 66:3687–1700. PDF.

Fisher-Reid, M. C., K. H. Kozak, and J. J. Wiens. 2012. How is the rate of climatic-niche evolution related to climatic niche breadth?
Evolution 66:3836–3851. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., C. R. Hutter, D. G. Mulcahy, B. P. Noonan, T. M. Townsend, J. W. Sites, Jr., and T. W. Reeder. 2012. Resolving the phylogeny of lizards and snakes (Squamata) with extensive sampling of genes and species.
Biology Letters 8:1043–1046. PDF.

Mulcahy, D. G., B. P. Noonan, T. Moss, T. M. Townsend, T. W. Reeder, J. W. Sites, Jr., and J. J. Wiens. 2012. Estimating divergence dates and evaluating dating methods using phylogenomic and mitochondrial data in squamate reptiles.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65:974–991. PDF.

Wiens, J.J. 2012. Why biogeography matters: historical biogeography versus phylogeography and community phylogenetics for inferring evolutionary and ecological processes.
Frontiers of Biogeography (published online). PDF.
 
2011

Pyron, R. A., F. T. Burbrink, G. R. Colli, A. Nieto Montes de Oca, L. J. Vitt, C. A. Kuczynski, and J. J. Wiens. 2011. The phylogeny of advanced snakes (Colubroidea), with discovery of a new subfamily and comparison of support methods for likelihood trees.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58:329–342. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2011. Re-evolution of lost mandibular teeth in frogs after more than 200 million years, and re-evaluating Dollo's law.
Evolution 65:1283–1296. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., R. A. Pyron, and D. C. Moen. 2011. Phylogenetic origins of local-scale diversity patterns and the causes of Amazonian megadiversity.
Ecology Letters 14:643–652. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2011. The causes of species richness patterns across space, time, and clades and the role of "ecological limits".
Quarterly Review of Biology 86:75–96. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. and M. C. Morrill. 2011. Missing data in phylogenetic analysis: reconciling results from simulations and empirical data.
Systematic Biology 60:719–731. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., M. Sparreboom, and J. W. Arntzen. 2011. Crest evolution in newts: implications for reconstruction methods, sexual selection, phenotypic plasticity, and the origin of novelties.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:2073–2086. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2011. The niche, large-scale biogeography, and species interactions.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 366:2336–2350. PDF.

Townsend, T., D. G. Mulcahy, J. W. Sites Jr., C. A. Kuczynski, J. J. Wiens, T. W. Reeder. 2011. Phylogeny of iguanian lizards inferred from 29 nuclear loci, and a comparison of concatenated and species-tree approaches for an ancient, rapid radiation.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61:363–380. PDF.

Pyron, R. A., and J. J. Wiens. 2011. A large-scale phylogeny of Amphibia including over 2,800 species, and a revised classification of extant frogs, salamanders, and caecilians.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61:543–583. PDF.

Fisher-Reid, M. C., and J. J. Wiens. 2011. What are the consequences of combining nuclear and mitochondrial data for phylogenetic analysis? Lessons from
Plethodon salamanders and 13 other vertebrate clades. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:300. PDF.

Sites, J. W., Jr., T. W. Reeder, and J. J. Wiens. 2011. Phylogenetic insights on evolutionary novelties in lizards and snakes: sex, birth, bodies, niches, and venom.
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 42:227–244. PDF.
 
 
2010

Wiens, J. J., C. A. Kuczynski, S. Arif, and T. W. Reeder. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of phrynosomatid lizards based on nuclear and mitochondrial data, and a revised phylogeny for
Sceloporus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54:150–161. PDF.

Hua, X., and J. J. Wiens. 2010. Latitutudinal variation in speciation mechanisms in frogs.
Evolution 64:429–443. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., C. A. Kuczynski, and P. R. Stephens. 2010. Discordant mitochondrial and nuclear gene phylogenies in emydid turtles: implications for speciation and conservation.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99:445–461. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., C. A. Kuczynski, X. Hua, and D. S. Moen. 2010. An expanded phylogeny of treefrogs (Hylidae) based on nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:871–882. PDF.

Kozak, K. H., and J. J. Wiens. 2010. Niche conservatism drives elevational diversity patterns in Appalachian salamanders.
American Naturalist 176:40–54. PDF.

Buckley, L. B., T. J. Davies, D. D. Ackerly, N. J. B. Kraft, S. P. Harrison, B. L. Anacker, H. V. Cornell, E. I. Damschen, J. A. Grytnes, B. A. Hawkins, C. M. McCain, P. R. Stephens, and J. J. Wiens. 2010. Phylogeny, niche conservatism, and the latitudinal diversity gradient in mammals.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 277:2131–2138. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., D. D. Ackerly, A. P. Allen, B. L. Anacker, L. B. Buckley, H. V. Cornell, E. I. Damschen, T. J. Davies, J. A. Grytnes, S. P. Harrison, B. A. Hawkins, R. D. Holt, C. M. McCain, and P. R. Stephens. 2010. Niche conservatism as an emerging principle in ecology and conservation biology.
Ecology Letters 13:1310-1324. PDF.

Kozak, K. H., and J. J. Wiens. 2010. Accelerated rates of climatic-niche evolution underlie rapid species diversification.
Ecology Letters 13:1378–1389. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., C. A. Kuczynski,T. Townsend, T. W. Reeder, D. G. Mulcahy, and J. W. Sites, Jr. 2010. Combining phylogenomics and fossils in higher level squamate reptile phylogeny: molecular data change the placement of fossil taxa.
Systematic Biology 59:674–688. PDF.
 
 
2009

Moen, D. S., and J. J. Wiens. 2009. Phylogenetic evidence for competitively-driven divergence: body-size evolution in Caribbean treefrogs (Hylidae:
Osteopilus). Evolution 63:195–214. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2009. Estimating rates and patterns of morphological evolution from phylogenies: lessons in limb lability from Australian Lerista lizards.
Journal of Biology 8:19. PDF.

Stephens, P. R., and J. J. Wiens. 2009. Evolution of sexual size dimorphisms in emydid turtles: ecological dimorphism, Rensch's rule, and sympatric divergence.
Evolution 63:910–925. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., J. Sukumaran, R. A. Pyron, and R. M. Brown. 2009. Evolutionary and biogeographic origins of high tropical diversity in Old World frogs (Ranidae).
Evolution 63:1217–1231. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2009. Paleontology, phylogenomics, and combined-data phylogenetics: can molecular data improve phylogeny estimation for fossil taxa?
Systematic Biology 58:87–99. PDF.

Adams, D. C., C. M. Berns, K.H. Kozak, and J. J. Wiens. 2009. Are rates of species diversification correlated with rates of morphological evolution?
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 276:2729–2738. PDF.

Kozak, K. H., R. W. Mendyk, and J. J. Wiens. 2009. Can parallel diversification occur in sympatry? Repeated patterns of body-size evolution in co-existing clades of North American salamanders.
Evolution 63:1769–1784. PDF.

Stephens, P. R., and J. J. Wiens. 2009. Bridging the gap between biogeography and community ecology: niche conservatism and community structure in emydid turtles.
Molecular Ecology 18:4664–4679. PDF.

Moen, D. S., S. A. Smith, and J. J. Wiens. 2009. Community assembly through evolutionary diversification and dispersal in Middle American treefrogs.
Evolution 63:3228–3247. PDF.

Hua, X., C. Fu, J.., Li, A. Nieto-Montes de Oca, and J. J. Wiens. 2009. A revised phylogeny of Holarctic treefrogs (genus
Hyla) based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Herpetologica 65:246–259. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and M. C. Brandley. 2009. The evolution of limblessness.
The Grzimek Encyclopedia of Animal Evolution. PDF.
 
 
2008

Stephens, P. R., and J. J. Wiens. 2008. Testing for evolutionary trade-offs in a phylogenetic context: ecological diversification and locomotor performance in emydid turtles.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21:77–928. PDF.

Kozak, K. H., C. H. Graham, and J. J. Wiens. 2008. Integrating GIS data into evolutionary studies.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23:141–148. PDF.

Townsend, T. M., E. R. Alegre, S. T. Kelley, J. J. Wiens, and T. W. Reeder. 2008. Rapid development of multiple nuclear loci for phylogenetic analysis using genomic resources: An example from squamate reptiles.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47:129–142. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2008. Systematics and herpetology in the age of genomics.
Bioscience 58:297–307. PDF.

Gomez-Mestre, I., J. J. Wiens, and K. M. Warkentin. 2008. Evolution of adaptive plasticity: risk-sensitive hatching in Neotropical leaf-breeding treefrogs (
Agalychnis: Hylidae). Ecological Monographs 78:205–224. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and D. S. Moen. 2008. Missing data and the accuracy of Bayesian phylogenetics.
Journal of Systematics and Evolution 46:307–314. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and J. T. Hoverman. 2008. Digit reduction, body size, and paedomorphosis in salamanders.
Evolution and Development 10:449–463. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., C. A. Kuczynski, S. A. Smith, D. Mulcahy, J. W. Sites, Jr., T. M. Townsend, and T. W. Reeder. 2008. Branch length, support, and congruence: testing the phylogenomic approach with 20 nuclear loci in snakes.
Systematic Biology 57:420–431. PDF.

Brandley, M. C., J. P. Huelsenbeck, and J. J. Wiens. 2008. Rates and patterns in the evolution of snake-like body form in squamate reptiles: evidence for repeated re-evolution of lost digits and long-term persistence of intermediate body forms.
Evolution 62:2042–2064. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2008. Commentary: Niche conservatism déjà vu.
Ecology Letters 11:1004–1005. PDF.
 
 
2007

Wiens, J. J. 2007. Review of "The amphibian tree of life" by Frost et al.
Quarterly Review of Biology 82:55–56. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., G. Parra-Olea, M. Garcia-Paris, and D. B. Wake. 2007. Phylogenetic history underlies elevational patterns of biodiversity in tropical salamanders.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 274:919–928. PDF.

Smith, S. A., A. Nieto Montes de Oca, T. W. Reeder, and J. J. Wiens. 2007. A phylogenetic perspective on elevational species richness patterns in Middle American treefrogs: why so few species in lowland tropical rainforests?
Evolution 61:1188–1207. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2007. Pissing away the eons. Review of "Phylogeny and conservation" by Purvis et al. 2005.
Evolution 61:1788–1790. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2007. Global patterns of species richness and diversification in amphibians.
American Naturalist 170:S86–S106. PDF

Wiens, J. J., C. Kuczynski, W. E. Duellman, and T. W. Reeder. 2007. Loss and re-evolution of complex life cycles in marsupial frogs: can ancestral trait reconstruction mislead?
Evolution 61:1886–1899. PDF.

Smith, S. A., S. Arif, A. Nieto Montes de Oca, and J. J. Wiens. 2007. A phylogenetic hotspot for evolutionary novelty in Middle American treefrogs.
Evolution 61:2075–2085. PDF.

Kozak, K. H., and J. J. Wiens. Climatic zonation drives latitudinal variation in speciation mechanisms.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 274:2995–3003. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2007. Species delimitation: new approaches for discovering diversity.
Systematic Biology 56:875–878. PDF.
 
 
2006

Wiens, J. J., M. C. Brandley, and T. W. Reeder. 2006. Why does a trait evolve multiple times within a clade? Repeated evolution of snake-like body form in squamate reptiles.
Evolution 60:123–141. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2006. Missing data and the design of phylogenetic analyses.
Journal of Biomedical Informatics 39:34–42. (Invited review) PDF.

Wiens, J. J., C. H. Graham, D. S. Moen, S. A. Smith, and T. W. Reeder. 2006. Evolutionary and ecological causes of the latitudinal diversity gradient in hylid frogs: treefrog trees unearth the roots of high tropical diversity.
American Naturalist 168:579-596. PDF, Appendix.

Kozak, K. H., and J. J. Wiens. 2006. Does niche conservatism drive speciation? A case study in North American salamanders.
Evolution 60:2604–2621. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., T. N. Engstrom, and P. T. Chippindale. 2006. Rapid diversification, incomplete isolation, and the "speciation clock" in North American salamanders (genus
Plethodon): testing the hybrid swarm hypothesis of rapid radiation. Evolution 60:2585–2603. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2006. Molecular evolution for the masses (review of "The making of the fittest" by Sean Carroll).
Bioscience 56:1014-1015. PDF.
 
 
2005

Wiens, J. J., R. M. Bonett, and P. T. Chippindale. 2005. Ontogeny discombobulates phylogeny: paedomorphosis and higher-level salamander phylogeny.
Systematic Biology 54:91–110. PDF.

Chippindale, P. T., and J. J. Wiens. 2005. Re-evolution of the larval stage in the plethodontid salamander genus
Desmognathus. Herpetological Review 36:113–117. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and C. H. Graham. 2005. Niche conservatism: integrating evolution, ecology, and conservation biology.
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 36:519–539. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2005. Can incomplete taxa rescue phylogenetic analyses from long-branch attraction?
Systematic Biology 54:731–742. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., J. W. Fetzner, C. L. Parkinson, and T. W. Reeder. 2005. Hylid frog phylogeny and sampling strategies for speciose clades.
Systematic Biology 54:719-748. PDF.

Smith, S. A., P. R. Stephens, and J. J. Wiens. 2005. Replicate patterns of species richness, historical biogeography, and phylogeny in Holarctic treefrogs.
Evolution 59:2433-2450. PDF.
 
 
2004

Wiens, J. J. 2004. Speciation and ecology revisited: phylogenetic niche conservatism and the origin of species.
Evolution 58:193–197. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2004. What is speciation and how should we study it?
American Naturalist 163:914–923. PDF.

Stephens, P. R., and J. J. Wiens. 2004. Convergence, divergence, and homogenization in the ecological structure of emydid turtle communities: the effects of phylogeny and dispersal.
American Naturalist 164:244–254. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2004. The role of morphological data in phylogeny reconstruction.
Systematic Biology 53:653–661. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2004. Development and evolution of body form and limb reduction in squamate reptiles: a response to Sanger and Gibson-Brown.
Evolution 58:2107–2108. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and M. J. Donoghue. 2004. Historical biogeography, ecology, and species richness.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:639–644. PDF.

Espinoza, R. E., J. J. Wiens, and C. R. Tracy. 2004. Recurrent evolution of herbivory in small, cold climate lizards: breaking the ecophysiological rules of reptilian herbivory.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 101:16819–16824. PDF.

Chippindale, P. T., R. M. Bonett, A. S. Baldwin, and J. J. Wiens. 2004. Phylogenetic evidence for a major reversal in life history evolution in plethodontid salamanders.
Evolution 58:2809-2822. PDF.
 
 
2003

Stephens, P. R., and J. J. Wiens. 2003. Explaining species richness from continents to communities: the time-for-speciation effect in emydid turtles.
American Naturalist 161:112–128. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. and M. R. Morris. 2003. Review of "Sexual Selections" by Marlene Zuk.
Quarterly Review of Biology 78:127.

Wiens, J. J. 2003. Incomplete taxa, incomplete characters, and phylogenetic accuracy: what is the missing data problem?
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23:297–310. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., P. T. Chippindale, and D. M. Hillis. 2003. When are phylogenetic analyses misled by convergence? A case study in Texas cave salamanders.
Systematic Biology 52:501–514. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2003. Missing data, incomplete taxa, and phylogenetic accuracy.
Systematic Biology 52:528–538. PDF.

Stephens, P. R., and J. J. Wiens. 2003. Ecological diversification and phylogeny of emydid turtles.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 79:577–610. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and R. E. Etheridge. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of hoplocercid lizards: coding and combining meristic, morphometriand polymorphic data using step matrices.
Herpetologica 59:375–398. PDF.
 
 
2002

Wiens, J. J., and T. L. Penkrot. 2002. Delimiting species based on DNA and morphological variation and discordant species limits in spiny lizards (
Sceloporus). Systematic Biology 51:69–91. PDF.
.
Wiens, J. J. 2002. Review of "Patterns of Distribution of Amphibians" edited by William E. Duellman.
Systematic Biology 51:980–981.
 
 
2001

Wiens, J. J. 2001. Widespread loss of sexually-selected traits: how the peacock lost its spots.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16:517–523. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2001. Shape shifters. Time after time, lizards have dropped their legs in favor of a snakelike body form.
Natural History 110:70–75.

Wiens, J. J. 2001. Character analysis in morphological phylogenetics: problems and solutions.
Systematic Biology 50:689–699. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and J. L. Slingluff. 2001. How lizards turn into snakes: a phylogenetic analysis of body-form evolution in anguid lizards.
Evolution 55:2303–2318. PDF.
 
 
2000

Wiens, J. J., and B. D. Hollingsworth. 2000. War of the iguanas: conflicting molecular and morphological phylogenies and long-branch attraction in iguanid lizards.
Systematic Biology 49:143–159. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and M. R. Servedio. 2000. Species delimitation in systematics: inferring diagnostic differences between species.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 267:631–636. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2000. Decoupled evolution of display morphology and display behaviour in phrynosomatid lizards.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 70:597–612. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 2000. Reconstructing phylogenies from allozyme data: testing method performance with congruence.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 70:613–632. PDF.

Chippindale, P. T., A. H. Price, J. J. Wiens, and D. M. Hillis. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships and systematic revision of central Texas hemidactyliine plethodontid salamanders.
Herpetological Monographs 14:1–80.

Wiens, J. J. (Editor). 2000. Phylogenetic Analysis of Morphological Data. Smithsonian Institution Press, Comparative Evolutionary Biology Series.

Hillis, D. M., and J. J. Wiens. 2000. Molecular versus morphological systematics: Conflicts, artifacts, and misconceptions. Pages 1–19 in Phylogenetic analysis of morphological data (J. J. Wiens, ed.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Poe, S., and J. J. Wiens. 2000. Character selection and the methodology of morphological phylogenetics. Pages 20–36 in Phylogenetic analysis of morphological data (J. J. Wiens, ed.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Wiens, J. J. 2000. Coding morphological variation for phylogenetic analysis: polymorphism and interspecific variation in higher taxa.Pages 115–145 in Phylogenetic analysis of morphological data (J. J. Wiens, ed.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
 
 
1999

Wiens, J. J. 1999. Phylogenetic evidence for multiple losses of a sexually selected character in phrynosomatid lizards.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 266:1529–1535. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 1999. Polymorphism in systematics and comparative biology.
Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 30:327–362. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., T. W. Reeder, and A. Nieto Montes de Oca. 1999. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of sexual dichromatism among populations of the Yarrow’s spiny lizard (
Sceloporus jarrovii). Evolution 53:1884–1897. PDF.
 
 
1998

Pianka, E. R., D. M. Hillis, M. R. Ryan, D. C. Cannatella, and J. J. Wiens. 1998. Teaching herpetology.
Herpetologica 54:S3–S5.

Wiens, J. J., and M. R. Servedio. 1998. Phylogenetic analysis and intraspecific variation: Performance of parsimony, likelihood, and distance methods.
Systematic Biology 47:228–253. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 1998. The accuracy of methods for coding and sampling higher-level taxa for phylogenetic analysis: A simulation study.
Systematic Biology 47:381–397. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 1998. Testing phylogenetic methods with tree-congruence: Phylogenetic analysis of polymorphic morphological characters in phrynosomatid lizards.
Systematic Biology 47:411–428. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 1998. Combining data sets with different phylogenetic histories.
Systematic Biology 47:568–581. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 1998. Does adding characters with missing data increase or decrease phylogenetic accuracy?
Systematic Biology 47:625–640. PDF.
 
 
1997

Wiens, J. J., and M. R. Servedio. 1997. Accuracy of phylogenetic analysis including and excluding polymorphic characters.
Systematic Biology 46:332–345. PDF.

Wiens, J. J. 1997. Review of "Homoplasy. The Recurrence of Similarity in Evolution."
Copeia 1997:472–474.

Wiens, J. J., and T. W. Reeder. 1997. Phylogeny of the spiny lizards (
Sceloporus) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Herpetological Monographs 11:1–101. PDF.
 
 
1996

Wiens, J. J., and M. R. Morris. 1996. Character definitions, sexual selection, and the evolution of swordtails.
American Naturalist 147:866–869. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and D. M. Hillis. 1996. Accuracy of parsimony analysis using morphological data: A reappraisal.
Systematic Botany 21:237–243. PDF.

Reeder, T. W., and J. J. Wiens. 1996. Evolution of the lizard family Phrynosomatidae as inferred from diverse types of data.
Herpetological Monographs 10:43–84. PDF.
 
 
1995

Wiens, J. J. 1995. Polymorphic characters in phylogenetic systematics.
Systematic Biology 44:482–500. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and T. W. Reeder. 1995. Combining data sets with different numbers of taxa for phylogenetic analysis.
Systematic Biology 44:548–558. PDF.
 
 
1994

Chippindale, P. T., and J. J. Wiens. 1994. Weighting, partitioning, and combining characters in phylogenetic analysis.
Systematic Biology 43:278–287. PDF.

Wiens, J. J., and P. T. Chippindale. 1994. Combining and weighting characters and the prior agreement approach revisited.
Systematic Biology 43:564–566. PDF.
 
 
1993

Duellman, W. E., and J. J. Wiens. 1993. Hylid frogs of the genus
Scinax Wagler 1830, in Amazonian Ecuador and Peru. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History University of Kansas 153:1–57.

Wiens, J. J. 1993. Phylogenetic relationships of phrynosomatid lizards and monophyly of the
Sceloporus group. Copeia 1993:287–299.

Wiens, J. J. 1993. Systematics of the leptodactylid frog genus
Telmatobius in the Andes of northern Peru. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History University of Kansas 161:1–76.

Wiens, J. J. 1993. Phylogenetic systematics of the tree lizards (genus
Urosaurus). Herpetologica 49:399–420.

Wiens, J. J. 1993. Review of "Herpetology" by George Zug.
Systematic Biology 42:592–596.
 
 
1992

Wiens, J. J., and L. A. Coloma. 1992. A new species of the
Eleutherodactylus myersi (Anura: Leptodactylidae) assembly from Ecuador. Journal of Herpetology 26:196–207.

Duellman, W. E., and J. J. Wiens. 1992. The status of the hylid frog genus
Ololygon and the recognition of Scinax Wagler, 1830. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History University of Kansas 151:1–23.
 
 
1991

Wiens, J. J., and T. A. Titus. 1991. A phylogenetic analysis of
Spea (Anura: Pelobatidae). Herpetologica 47:21–28.
 
 
1989

Wiens, J. J. 1989. Ontogeny of the skeleton of
Spea bombifrons (Anura: Pelobatidae). Journal of Morphology 202:29–51.