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Books:

Peterson, A.T., J. Soberón, R. G. Pearson, R. P. Anderson, E. Martínez-Meyer, M. Nakamura, and M. B. Araújo. 2011. Ecological niches and geographic distributions. Monographs in Population Biology, 49. Princeton University Press.

Book chapters:

Anderson, R. P. (in press) Family Heteromyidae. In: Mammals of South America, Volume 2: Rodents. J. L. Patton, U. F. J. Pardiñas, and G. D’Elía (editors). University of Chicago Press.

Journal publications:

Varela, S., R. P. Anderson, R. García-Valdés, and F. Fernández-González. (in press) Environmental filters reduce the effects of sampling bias and improve predictions of ecological niche models. Ecography. Early view

Anderson, R. P. 2014. [Review of:] Ponsà Fontanals, M. 2011. Osvaldo Reig: la vida itinerante de un biólogo evolucionista. Journal of Mammalogy. 95:187–188. pdf

Boria, R. A., L. E. Olson, S. M. Goodman, and R. P. Anderson. 2014. Spatial filtering to reduce sampling bias can improve the performance of ecological niche models. Ecological Modelling, 275:73-77. pdf

Gutiérrez, E. E., R. A. Boria, and R. P. Anderson. 2014. Can biotic interactions cause allopatry? Niche models, competition, and distributions of South American mouse opossums. Ecography. 37:741-753. pdf Online Supplementary Material

Radosavljevic, A. and R. P. Anderson. 2014. Making better Maxent models of species distributions: complexity, overfitting, and evaluation. Journal of Biogeography. 41:629-643. pdf Online Supplementary Material

Soley-Guardia, M., A. Radosavljevic, J. L. Rivera, and R. P. Anderson. 2014. The effect of spatially marginal localities in modelling species niches and distributions. Journal of Biogeography. 41:1390-1401. pdf Online Supplementary Material S1 Online Supplementary Material S2

Shcheglovitova, M. and R. P. Anderson. 2013. Estimating optimal complexity for ecological niche models: a jackknife approach for species with small sample sizes. Ecological Modelling, 269:9-17. pdf Online Supplementary Material

Anderson, R. P. 2013. A framework for using niche models to estimate impacts of climate change on species distributions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1297:8-28. pdf

Anderson, R. P., E. E. Gutiérrez, J. Ochoa-G., F. J. García, and M. Aguilera. 2012. Faunal nestedness and species-area relationship for small non-volant mammals in “sky islands” of northern Venezuela. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 47:157-170. pdf Online Supplementary Material

Anderson, R. P. 2012. Harnessing the world’s biodiversity data: promise and peril in ecological niche modeling of species distributions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1260:66-80. pdf

Anderson, R. P. and I. Gonzalez, Jr. 2011. Species-specific tuning increases robustness to sampling bias in models of species distributions: an implementation with Maxent. Ecological Modelling, 222:2796-2811. pdf

Anderson, R. P. and A. Raza. 2010. The effect of the extent of the study region on GIS models of species geographic distributions and estimates of niche evolution: preliminary tests with montane rodents (genus Nephelomys) in Venezuela. Journal of Biogeography, 37:1378-1393. pdf

Anderson, R. P. and E. E. Gutiérrez. 2009. Taxonomy, distribution, and natural history of the genus Heteromys (Rodentia: Heteromyidae) in central and eastern Venezuela, with the description of a new species from the Cordillera de la Costa. In: R. S. Voss and M. D. Carleton (editors), Systematic mammalogy: contributions in honor of Guy G. Musser. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 331:33-93. pdf

Anderson, R. P. and S.A. Jansa. 2007. Genetic comparisons between Heteromys desmarestianus and the recently described H. nubicolens (Rodentia: Heteromyidae) in northwestern Costa Rica. Mammalian Biology, 72:54-61. pdf

Anderson, R. P., A. T. Peterson, and S. L. Egbert. 2006. Vegetation-index models predict areas vulnerable to purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) invasion in Kansas. Southwestern Naturalist, 51:471-480. pdf

Anderson, R. P. and R. M. Timm. 2006. A new montane species of spiny pocket mouse (Rodentia: Heteromyidae: Heteromys) from northwestern Costa Rica. American Museum Novitates, 3509:1-38. pdf

Anderson, R. P., M. Weksler, and D. S. Rogers. 2006. Phylogenetic analyses of spiny pocket mice (Heteromyidae: Heteromyinae) based on allozymic and morphological data. Journal of Mammalogy, 87:1218-1233. pdf

Elith, J., C. H. Graham, R. P. Anderson, M. Dudík, S. Ferrier, A. Guisan, R. J. Hijmans, F. Huettmann, J. R. Leathwick, A. Lehmann, J. Li, L. G. Lohmann, B. A. Loiselle, G. Manion, C. Moritz, M. Nakamura, Y. Nakazawa, J. M. Overton, A. T. Peterson, S. J. Phillips, K. Richardson, R. Scachetti-Pereira, R. E. Schapire, J. Soberón, S. Williams, M. S. Wisz, and N. E. Zimmerman. 2006. Novel methods improve prediction of species’ distributions from occurrence data. Ecography, 29:129-151. pdf

[This work was featured in the "Research Highlights" section of Nature, 18 May 2006: 259 pdf].

Phillips, S. J., R. P. Anderson, and R. E. Schapire. 2006. Maximum entropy modeling of species geographic distributions. Ecological Modelling, 190:231-259. pdf

Download comma-delimited file of training localities from this paper
Download comma-delimited file of test localities from this paper

Anderson, R. P. and Martínez-Meyer. 2004. Modeling species’ geographic distributions for preliminary conservation assessments: an implementation with the spiny pocket mice (Heteromys) of Ecuador. Biological Conservation, 116:167-179. pdf

Gómez-Laverde, M., R. P. Anderson, and L. F. García. 2004. Integrated systematic reevaluation of the Amazonian genus Scolomys (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae). Mammalian Biology, 69:119-139. pdf

Anderson, R. P. 2003. Real vs. artefactual absences in species distributions: tests for Oryzomys albigularis (Rodentia: Muridae) in Venezuela. Journal of Biogeography, 30:591-605. pdf

Anderson, R. P. 2003. Taxonomy, distribution, and natural history of the genus Heteromys (Rodentia: Heteromyidae) in western Venezuela, with the description of a dwarf species from the Península de Paraguaná. American Museum Novitates, 3396:1-43. pdf

Anderson, R. P., D. Lew, and A. T. Peterson. 2003. Evaluating predictive models of species' distributions: criteria for selecting optimal models. Ecological Modelling, 162:211-232. pdf

Anderson, R. P., M. Gómez-Laverde, and A. T. Peterson. 2002. Geographical distributions of spiny pocket mice in South America: insights from predictive models. Global Ecology & Biogeography, 11:131-141. pdf

Anderson, R. P. and C. O. Handley, Jr. 2002. Dwarfism in insular sloths: biogeography, selection, and evolutionary rate. Evolution, 56:1045-1058. pdf

Anderson, R. P. and P. Jarrín-V. 2002. A new species of spiny pocket mouse (Heteromyidae: Heteromys) endemic to western Ecuador. American Museum Novitates, 3382:1-26. pdf

Anderson, R. P., A. T. Peterson, and M. Gómez-Laverde. 2002. Using niche-based GIS modeling to test geographic predictions of competitive exclusion and competitive release in South American pocket mice. Oikos, 98:3-16. pdf

Anderson, R. P. and C. O. Handley, Jr. 2001. A new species of three-toed sloth (Mammalia: Xenarthra) from Panamá, with a review of the genus Bradypus. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 114:1-33. pdf

[This work was featured in the "Discoveries" section of BBC Wildlife magazine, October 2001:17; and in the “Wildlife” section of National Geographic magazine, March 2006:2, 20].

Download Excel file of Bradypus localities from this paper
Download comma-delimited file of Bradypus localities from this paper

Anderson, R. P. 1999 [2000]. Preliminary review of the systematics and biogeography of the spiny pocket mice (Heteromys) of Colombia. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, 23 (Suplemento especial):613-630. pdf

Anderson, R. P. and P. J. Soriano. 1999. The occurrence and biogeographic significance of the southern spiny pocket mouse Heteromys australis in Venezuela. Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, 64:121-125. pdf

Lim, B. K., M. D. Engstrom, R. M. Timm, R. P. Anderson, and L. C. Watson. 1999. First records of 10 bat species in Guyana and comments on diversity of bats in Iwokrama Forest. Acta Chiropterologica, 1:179-190. pdf

Cadena, A., R. P. Anderson, and P. Rivas-Pava. 1998. Colombian mammals from the Chocoan slopes of Nariño. Occasional Papers of the Museum, Texas Tech University, 180:1-15. pdf

Anderson, R. P. 1994. Faunal Analysis of Feature 4, 14JW1. In: B. Logan and W. E. Banks (editors), White Rock revised: archaeological investigation of the White Rock and Warne sites, Lovewell Reservoir, Jewell County, Kansas. University of Kansas Museum of Anthropology Project Report Series, 85: 55-64.


western Nariño, Colombia in 1995; see Cadena et al. 1998

Ph.D. dissertation:

Anderson, R. P. 2001. Systematics and biogeographic modeling of spiny pocket mice (Rodentia: Heteromyidae: Heteromys) in South America. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas, Lawrence. ix + 169 pp.

Presentations at scientific meetings:

Which classes of biotic interactions represent scenopoetic variables and should be included in models of species Grinnellian niches? Special Meeting (The Geography of Species Associations), International Biogeography Society, 15–17 November 2013, Montreal, Québec, Canada. R. P. Anderson.

Assessing niche evolution and population connectivity over glacial cycles for two Malagasy small mammals. 93rd Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 14–18 June 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. R. A. Boria, M. Shcheglovitova, A. Radosavljevic, S. A. Jansa, L. E. Olson, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by R. A. Boria.

Comparing species-specific tuning versus AICc to select optimally complex ecological niche models. 93rd Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 14–18 June 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. P. J. Galante, R. A. Boria, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by P. J. Galante.

Ecological niche modeling: theory, reality, and room for improvement. Invited presentation in the symposium “Ecological niche modeling: concepts, applications, challenges, and solutions” (M. Soley-Guardia and R. P. Anderson, organizers). 93rd Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 14–18 June 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. R. P. Anderson.

Harnessing the world’s biodiversity data: how do recent advances in ecological niche modeling inform and demand future progress in biodiversity informatics? First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology (Evolution 2012), 6–10 July 2012, Ottawa, Canada. R. P. Anderson.

Advances in ecological niche modeling meet museum databases: will mammalogy again lead biodiversity informatics? 92nd Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 22–26 June 2012, Reno, Nevada. R. P. Anderson.

Phylogeography of Marmosa robinsoni, a mouse opossum from dry habitats of the northern Neotropics. 92nd Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 22–26 June 2012, Reno, Nevada. E. E. Gutiérrez, R. P. Anderson, J. Ochoa-G., M. Aguilera, and S. A. Jansa. Presented by E. E. Gutiérrez.

Using ecological niche models to study the effects of climatic change on species distributions: analyses with the Malagasy small mammals Eliurus majori and Microgale longicaudata. 92nd Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 22–26 June 2012, Reno, Nevada. R. A. Boria, M. Shcheglovitova, A. Radosavljevic, S. A. Jansa, L. E. Olson, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by R. A. Boria.

The biogeography of the rodents from the sky islands of Costa Rica and western Panama: a first report based on fieldwork and ecological niche models. 92nd Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 22–26 June 2012, Reno, Nevada. M. Soley-G. and R. P. Anderson. Presented by M. Soley-G.

Ecological niche models: the complement to phylogeny for disentangling contingency and determinism in mammalian biogeography. Invited presentation in the symposium “New ecological and evolutionary perspectives in mammalian biogeography” (R. P. Anderson and C. M. McCain, organizers). 91st Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 24–29 June 2011, Portland, Oregon. R. P. Anderson.

Habitat requirements, body size, and tests for differential immigration and extinction in small mammals of the sky islands of Falcón, Venezuela. 91st Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 24–29 June 2011, Portland, Oregon. R. P. Anderson, E. E. Gutiérrez, J. Ochoa-G., F. J. García, and M. Aguilera.

Can interspecific competition create allopatry? Insights from phylogenetics and climatic niche models of mouse opossums (Didelphidae: Marmosa). 91st Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 24–29 June 2011, Portland, Oregon. E. E. Gutiérrez, R. P. Anderson, R. S. Voss, and S. A. Jansa. Presented by E. E. Gutiérrez.

Use of tuned and natural history-informed ecological niche models to determine if isolated populations inhabit novel climatic conditions: a study with three rodents in northwestern Venezuela. Evolution 2010 Meeting, 25–29 June 2010, Portland, Oregon. M. Soley-G., R. P. Anderson, D. M. Thomas, E. E. Gutiérrez, J. Ochoa-G., and M. Aguilera. Presented by M. Soley-G.

The effect of ecologically marginal localities on GIS-based distributional models: a case study with the rodents Heteromys anomalus and Rhipidomys venezuelae. 90th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 11–15 June 2010, Laramie, Wyoming. M. Soley-G., J. L. Rivera, A. Radosavljevic, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by M. Soley-G.

An emerging understanding of the diversity, distributions, and phylogeny of spiny pocket mice (Heteromyidae: Heteromys) in South America. 90th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 11–15 June 2010, Laramie, Wyoming. R. P. Anderson, T. Caldera-Andara, C. A. Delgado-V., E. E. Gutiérrez, A. Radosavljevic, M. Shcheglovitova, M. Soley-G., D. M. Thomas, J. Ochoa-G., M. Aguilera, and D. S. Rogers.

Comparación de los pequeños mamíferos no voladores entre la Serranía de San Luis y el Cerro Santa Ana (Venezuela). VIII Congreso Venezolano de Ecología, 2–6 November 2009, Santa Ana de Coro, Falcón, Venezuela. R. P. Anderson, J. Ochoa-G., E. Gutiérrez, F. García, and M. Aguilera.

Modelado de nicho con Sistemas de Información Geográfica en dos especies del género Marmosa: ¿La competencia interespecífica puede causar vicarianza? VIII Congreso Venezolano de Ecología, 2–6 November 2009, Santa Ana de Coro, Falcón, Venezuela. E. E. Gutiérrez and R. P. Anderson. Presented by E. E. Gutiérrez.

Modelos de la distribución potencial del ratón mochilero caribeño Heteromys anomalus: pruebas de sus desempeños predictivos. VIII Congreso Venezolano de Ecología, 2–6 November 2009, Santa Ana de Coro, Falcón, Venezuela. R. P. Anderson, A. Radosavljevic, and D. M. Thomas.

El uso de modelado de nicho con SIG para determinar si especies de roedores en la Península de Paraguaná habitan condiciones climáticas novedosas. VIII Congreso Venezolano de Ecología, 2–6 November 2009, Santa Ana de Coro, Falcón, Venezuela. M. Soley-G., R. P. Anderson, Darla M. Thomas, E. E. Gutiérrez, J. Ochoa-G., and M. Aguilera. Presented by M. Soley-G.

Taxonomía del género Heteromys en Venezuela, con énfasis en la distinción y biogeografía de una nueva especie endémica de la Cordillera de la Costa. VIII Congreso Venezolano de Ecología, 2–6 November 2009, Santa Ana de Coro, Falcón, Venezuela. E. E. Gutiérrez and R. P. Anderson. Presented by E. E. Gutiérrez.

A jackknife approach to assess performance of niche-based distributional models for species with few occurrence records: tuning maximum-entropy (Maxent) models for spiny pocket mice (Heteromys) in Ecuador and southwestern Colombia. 94th Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America, 2–7 August 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico. R. P. Anderson and M. Shcheglovitova.

Using geographically structured k-fold cross-validation to assess transferability of niche-based distributional models for species with many occurrence records. 94th Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America, 2–7 August 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico. A. Radosavljevic, R. P. Anderson, and D. M. Thomas. Presented by A. Radosavljevic.

Using niche-based modeling to determine if small mammals inhabit novel climatic conditions in northwestern Venezuela. 89th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 24–28 June 2009, Fairbanks, Alaska. M. Soley-G., R. P. Anderson, D. M. Thomas, E. E. Gutiérrez, J. Ochoa-G., and M. Aguilera. Presented by M. Soley-G.

Can interspecific competition promote geographic isolation? Insights from GIS-based niche modeling, with an example using mouse opossums (genus Marmosa). Evolution 2008 Meeting, 20–24 June 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. E. E. Gutiérrez and R. P. Anderson. Presented by E. E. Gutiérrez.

Effect of study region on GIS models of species distributions and estimates of niche evolution: tests with montane rodents (genus Nephelomys) in Venezuela. Evolution 2008 Meeting, 20–24 June 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. R. P. Anderson and A. Raza.

A new species of Heteromys (Rodentia: Heteromyidae) from the Cordillera de la Costa in Venezuela. 87th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 6–10 June 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico. E. E. Gutiérrez and R. P. Anderson. Presented by E. E. Gutiérrez.

Comparisons of the non-volant mammalian faunas of two tropical sky islands in northwestern Venezuela. 87th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 6–10 June 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico. R. P. Anderson, J. Ochoa-G., E. E. Gutiérrez, F. García, and M. Aguilera.

Effect of study region for GIS models of distributions and niche overlap in Rhipidomys. 87th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 6–10 June 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico. A. Raza and R. P. Anderson. Presented by A. Raza.

Growth, sexual dimorphism, and geographic variation: using bootstrapping to study multivariate growth trajectories in the rodent Heteromys anomalus. Evolution 2006 Meeting, 23–27 June 2006, Stony Brook, New York. R. P. Anderson and N. A. Slade.

Phylogenetic relationships of spiny pocket mice (genera Heteromys and Liomys) based on morphological and allozymic data. 86th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 17–21 June 2006, Amherst, Massachusetts. R. P. Anderson, M. Weksler, and D. S. Rogers.

Discovery of a new Heteromys (Rodentia: Heteromyidae) endemic to northwestern Costa Rica. 85th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 15–19 June 2005, Springfield, Missouri. R. P. Anderson and R. M. Timm.

Modeling the geographic distributions of South American mammals using the Maximum Entropy method. Invited contribution to the symposium What do species distribution models add to conservation biology? 18th Annual Meeting, Society for Conservation Biology, 30 July–2 August 2004, New York, New York. R. P. Anderson, S. J. Phillips, and R. E. Schapire.

Bootstrapping analyses in Heteromys anomalus (Rodentia: Heteromyidae): a modern approach to assessing nongeographic variation. 84th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 12–16 June 2004, Arcata, California. R. P. Anderson and N. A. Slade.

Evaluating sampling effort in areas lacking records of a species: tests for Oryzomys albigularis in Venezuela. 83rd Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 21–25 June 2003, Lubbock, Texas. R. P. Anderson.

Discovery and conservation assessment of a new species of spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys) endemic to western Ecuador. 82nd Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 15–19 June 2002, Lake Charles, Louisiana. R. P. Anderson, E. Martínez-Meyer, and P. Jarrín-V.

Evolutionary allometry and ontogenetic truncation in an isolated species of Heteromys  from northwestern Venezuela. 81st Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 16–20 June 2001, Missoula, Montana. R. P. Anderson.

Modelos predictivos de distribución potencial de las especies del género Phyllostomus (Mammalia, Chiroptera) en Venezuela. IV Congreso Venezolano de Ecología, 29 October–2 November 2001, Mérida, Venezuela. D. Lew, R. Anderson, V. Romero, H. Rojas, and E. Martínez-Meyer. Presented by D. Lew.

Testing ecological hypotheses with museum records: evidence for competition in spiny pocket mice? Central Plains Society of Mammalogists’ Meeting, 14 October 2000, Emporia, Kansas. R. P. Anderson.

Biogeography of three-toed sloths on the islands of Bocas del Toro, Panama: parallel evolution of dwarfism during the Holocene. Evolution 2000 Meeting, 23–27 June 2000, Bloomington, Indiana. R. P. Anderson and C. O. Handley, Jr.

Predictive models of spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys) distributions in South America: historical and biotic restrictions to potential ranges. 80th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 17–21 June 2000, Durham, New Hampshire. R. P. Anderson, M. Gómez-Laverde, and A. T. Peterson.

Evolutionary rates and selection intensities in insular populations of three-toed sloths. Kansas Mammal Meeting, 25 September 1999, Emporia, Kansas. R. P. Anderson and C. O. Handley, Jr.

Allometry and the ontogeny of sexual dimorphism in heteromyid rodents: reducing non-geographic variation in morphometric studies. 79th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 20–24 June 1999, Seattle, Washington. R. P. Anderson.

Removing the effects of age and sex from a mensural data set: examples from spiny pocket mice (Heteromys). Kansas Mammal Meeting, 12 September 1998, Emporia, Kansas. R. P. Anderson.

Dwarfism and speciation in three-toed sloths (Bradypus) on the islands of Bocas del Toro, Panama. 78th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 6–10 June 1998, Blacksburg, Virginia. R. P. Anderson and C. O. Handley, Jr.

The biogeographic significance of the southern spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys australis: Heteromyidae) in Venezuela. Kansas Mammal Meeting, 27 September 1997, Emporia, Kansas. R. P. Anderson and P. J. Soriano.

 


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Poster presentations at scientific meetings:

Assessing niche evolution and population connectivity over glacial cycles for two Malagasy small mammals. 98th Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America, 4–9 August 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota. R. A. Boria, M. Shcheglovitova, A. Radosavljevic, S. A. Jansa, L. E. Olson, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by R. A. Boria.

Comparing species-specific tuning versus AICc to select optimally complex ecological niche models. 98th Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America, 4–9 August 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota. P. J. Galante, R. A. Boria, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by P. J. Galante.

Niches, traits, and natural history: assessing drivers of small-mammal diversity in the sky islands of northern Venezuela. 6th Biennial Meeting, International Biogeography Society, 9–13 January 2013, Miami, Florida. R. P. Anderson, E. E. Gutiérrez, M. Soley-Guardia, J. Ochoa-G., F. J. García, A. Radosavljevic, and M. Aguilera.

The effect of Quaternary climatic oscillations on the biogeography of small rodents from the sky islands of Costa Rica and western Panama. 6th Biennial Meeting, International Biogeography Society, 9–13 January 2013, Miami, Florida. M. Soley-Guardia and R. P. Anderson. Presented by M. Soley-Guardia.

Spatial filtering to reduce the effects of sampling bias on ecological niche models: analyses using the Malagasy mammal Microgale cowani. 6th Biennial Meeting, International Biogeography Society, 9–13 January 2013, Miami, Florida. R. A. Boria and R. P. Anderson. Presented by R. A. Boria.

Using ecological niche models to study the effects of climatic change on species distributions: analyses with the Malagasy small mammals Eliurus majori and Microgale longicaudata. First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology (Evolution 2012), 6–10 July 2012, Ottawa, Canada. R. A. Boria, M. Shcheglovitova, A. Radosavljevic, S. A. Jansa, L. E. Olson, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by R. A. Boria.

Allopatry and niche conservatism in small rodents of the isolated Península de Paraguaná in northern Venezuela. 12th European Ecological Federation Congress, 25–29 September 2011, Ávila, Spain. R. P. Anderson, M. Soley-G., A. Radosavljevic, E. E. Gutiérrez, J. L. Rivera, D. M. Thomas, J. Ochoa-G., and M. Aguilera.

Filogenia del género Heteromys (Rodentia, Heteromyidae) en Suramérica. VIII Congreso Venezolano de Ecología, 2–6 November 2009, Santa Ana de Coro, Falcón, Venezuela. T. Caldera, D. S. Rogers, R. P. Anderson, E. E. Gutiérrez, J. Ochoa-G., and M. Aguilera. Presented by T. Caldera.

Estimating uncertainty and the effects of spatial autocorrelation in ecological niche models built with few occurrence records. Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society, Mérida, Mexico, 8–12 January 2009. Poster presentation. M. Shcheglovitova and R. P. Anderson. Presented by M. Shcheglovitova.

Spatial transferability of niche-based distributional models in the Caribbean spiny pocket mouse Heteromys anomalus. Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society, Mérida, Mexico, 8–12 January 2009. Poster presentation. A. Radosavljevic, D. M. Thomas, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by A. Radosavljevic.

Using niche-based GIS modeling to determine whether small mammals inhabit novel climatic conditions on the Península de Paraguaná in northwestern Venezuela. Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society, Mérida, Mexico, 8–12 January 2009. Poster presentation. D. M. Thomas, E. E. Gutiérrez, R. P. Anderson, M. Soley, José Ochoa-G., and Marisol Aguilera. Presented by D. M. Thomas.

A jackknife approach to tuning GIS models of species geographic distributions and estimating niche evolution: tests with pocket mice (Heteromys) in South America. Evolution 2008 Meeting, 20–24 June 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Poster presentation. M. Shcheglovitova and R. P. Anderson.

Do small mammals inhabit novel climatic conditions on the Península de Paraguaná in northwestern Venezuela? Insights from GIS modeling. Evolution 2008 Meeting, 20–24 June 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Poster presentation. D. M. Thomas, E. E. Gutiérrez, R. P. Anderson, J. Ochoa-G., and M. Aguilera.

Modeling the geographic distribution of the shrew Cryptotis meridensis in Venezuela: robustness to small sample sizes and sampling bias. 86th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, 17–21 June 2006, Amherst, Massachusetts. Poster presentation. Israel Gonzalez and R. P. Anderson.

Physical, historical, and biotic determinants of pocket mouse distributions in South America: insights from predictive models. 51st Annual Meeting, American Institute of Biological Sciences, 22–24 March 2000, Washington, DC. Poster presentation. R. P. Anderson, M. Gómez-Laverde, and A. T. Peterson.

Presentations at undergraduate research symposia:

Identifying optimal complexity of ecological niche models using two approaches (jackknife and Akaike Information Criterion): a test with the rodent Eliurus minor. 2013 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 5 December 2013. B. A. Alade (CCNY undergraduate student), P. J. Galante, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by B. A. Alade.

Jackknife vs. Akaike Information Criterion (AICc) in selecting optimal ecological niche models. REU Summer 2013 Program. 9 August 2013. B. A. Alade¸ P. J. Galante, R. A. Boria, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by B. A. Alade.

The effect of using problematic localities for ecological niche models. 2011 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 1 December 2011. R. A. Boria (CCNY undergraduate student), E. E. Gutiérrez, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by R. A. Boria.

Using GIS to study the effects of climatic change on species distributions: analyses with the Malagasy rodent Eliurus majori. 2010 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 2 December 2010. R. A. Boria (CCNY undergraduate student), M. Shcheglovitova, A. Radosavljevic, S. A. Jansa, L. E. Olson, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by R. A. Boria.

Ecological niche models of the Malagasy rodent Eliurus majori based on present and past climatic conditions. New Mexico AMP (Alliance for Minority Participation) 2010 Student Research Conference. 30 September–2 October 2010, Las Cruces, New Mexico.  R.[A.] Boria, M. Shcheglovitova, A. Radosavljevic, S. A. Jansa, L. E. Olson, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by R. A. Boria.

Ecological niche models of the Malagasy rodent Eliurus majori based on present and past climatic conditions. LSAMP Research Experience Summer 2010 Program, Poster Session, City College of New York, 29 July 2010. R. A. Boria (CCNY undergraduate student), M. Shcheglovitova, A. Radosavljevic, S. A. Jansa, L. E. Olson, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by R. A. Boria.

Does eliminating ecologically marginal localities of Rhipidomys venezuelae provide a better prediction of the species’ distribution? 2009 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 19 November 2009. J. Rivas (CCNY undergraduate student), M. Soley-G., and R. P. Anderson. Presented by J. Rivas.

Comparing estimates of species richness of non-volant mammals in two isolated montane systems in northwestern Venezuela. 2009 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 19 November 2009. J. Chang (CCNY undergraduate student), E. E. Gutiérrez, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by J. Chang 

Assessing the effect of ecologically aberrant localities on models of species distributions: a trial with Heteromys anomalus (Rodentia: Heteromyidae). 2009 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 19 November 2009. J. L. Rivera (CCNY undergraduate student), A. Radosavljevic, and R. P. Anderson. Presented by J. L. Rivera.

Estimating uncertainty and the effects of spatial autocorrelation in ecological niche models built with few occurrence records. 2009 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 19 November 2009. M. Shcheglovitova (CCNY undergraduate student) and R. P. Anderson. Presented by M. Shcheglovitova.

A jackknife approach to tuning ecological niche models of species geographic distributions: tests with a spiny pocket mouse, Heteromys teleus, in Ecuador. 2008 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 20 November 2008. M. Shcheglovitova (CCNY undergraduate student) and R. P. Anderson. Presented by M. Shcheglovitova.

Do small mammals inhabit novel climatic conditions on the Península de Paraguaná in northwestern Venezuela? Insights from GIS modeling. 2008 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 20 November 2008. D. M. Thomas (CCNY undergraduate student), E. E. Gutiérrez, R. P. Anderson, J. Ochoa-G., and M. Aguilera. Presented by D. M. Thomas.

Assessing the conservation status of the spiny pocket mouse Heteromys teleus using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 2007 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 29 November 2007. M. Shcheglovitova (CCNY undergraduate student) and R. P. Anderson. Presented by M. Shcheglovitova.

Modeling the geographic distributions of the spiny pocket mice (Heteromys) of Ecuador for conservation assessments. 2006 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 30 November 2006. S. D. Claxton (CCNY undergraduate student), N. Rana (CCNY undergraduate student), and R. P. Anderson. Presented by S. Claxton and N. Rana.

Modeling geographic distributions and niche overlap between related species of rodents (genus Rhipidomys) in South America. 2006 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 30 November 2006. A. Raza (CCNY undergraduate student) and R. P. Anderson. Presented by A. Raza.

Modeling the geographic distribution of the shrew Cryptotis meridensis in Venezuela. 2005 City College Academy for Professional Preparation Annual Poster Presentation, 17 November 2005. I. Gonzalez (CCNY undergraduate student) and R. P. Anderson. Presented by I. Gonzalez.

Research seminars at various institutions:

Building niche models for transfer across space and time: theory, challenges, and examples with tropical mammals. Program in Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation, Yale University. 12 April 2013.

How can we make useful models of species niches and distributions with incomplete and biased biodiversity data?  Examples with small mammals from the Neotropics and Madagascar. Department of Biology, University of Vermont. 11 March 2013.

Síntesis conceptual, avances y retos en el modelado de nichos y distribuciones, con ejemplos de pequeños mamíferos en Colombia y Venezuela. Centro de Ecología, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Altos de Pipe, Venezuela. 21 May 2012.

Síntesis conceptual y avances metodológicas en el modelado de nichos y distribuciones, con ejemplos de pequeños mamíferos en el norte de Suramérica. Departamento de Zoología y Ecología, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (Iruña), Spain. 16 December 2011.

Retos y avances en modelado de nichos y distribuciones geográficas: ejemplos de la biogeografía de pequeños mamíferos en Colombia y Venezuela. Facultad de Ciencias Ambientales y Bioquímica, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain. 1 December 2011.

Advances (and outstanding issues) in ecological niche modeling of species distributions: examples from mammalian biogeography in northern South America. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain. 18 November 2011.

El uso de SIG para modelar la distribución de pequeños mamíferos: el complemento de la filogenética en estudios biogeográficos. Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. 28 August 2011.

Contingency in science: a reticulate ziz-zag trajectory of inter-disciplinary research in environmental biology. City College Fellows Program, City College of New York, New York, NY. 18 November 2010.

Mammals and plants on three continents: ecological niche modeling of species distributions for studies of evolutionary ecology, climate change, and invasive species. Torrey Botanical Society, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY. 5 October 2010.

Integrating museum specimens, phylogenetics, and GIS in biogeographic studies of Neotropical mammals. Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, 4 March 2009.

Using informatics, machine learning, and GIS to harness the world’s primary biodiversity information for use in biogeography and conservation. University Seminars series, Population Biology, Columbia University, New York, New York, 10 November 2008.

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to link ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. Department of Biology, City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York, 28 April 2008.

Integrating GIS techniques into systematics: case studies of the evolution and biogeography of Neotropical mammals. Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 15 April 2008.

Recent advances in GIS-based methods for modeling species geographic distributions using specimen records from natural history museums, with examples from Neotropical mammals. The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, 19 March 2008.

Using GIS and presence-only occurrence data to model species geographic distributions: methodological advances and applications to ecology and evolution. Section of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California–Davis, Davis, California, 7 February 2008.

New techniques for modeling species geographic distributions using GIS: development and applications to ecology, evolution, biogeography, and conservation. Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, 31 October 2007.

Modeling species distributions with Geographic Information Systems (GIS): methodological advances and applications to the biogeography of South American mammals. Department of Biology, City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York, 22 October 2007.

Estudio de pequeños mamíferos no voladores de dos montañas aisladas en el noroccidente venezolano. Departamento de Biología, Facultad Experimental de Ciencias y Tecnología, Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela, 25 July 2007.

Biodiversity informatics and GIS-based methods for modeling species distributions. Department of Biology, Queens College of the City University of New York, New York, New York, 28 February 2007.

Recent advances in GIS-based modeling of species distributions, and their application to conservation biology. Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, New York, 19 September 2006.

GIS-based modeling of species distributions using presence-only data: what role can it play in conservation biology? Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, 30 March 2005.

Natural history museums, systematics, and Geographic Information Systems. American Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Committee presentation, New York, New York, 5 May 2004.

GIS-based modeling of species’ geographic distributions. Department of Biological Sciences, State University of New York, Albany. Albany, New York, 5 December 2003.

The basis of biogeography: modeling species’ geographic distributions based on occurrence records and environmental data. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, Columbia University, New York, New York, 14 October 2003.

What is the geographic range?  New GIS-based uses for collections data, with examples from Neotropical rodents. Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 14 May 2003.

Modeling species’ distributions using GIS: biogeographic analyses of Neotropical rodents. Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 8 April 2003.

Systematics and biogeography of spiny pocket mice (Rodentia: Heteromyidae: Heteromys) in South America: perspectives from museum- and GIS-based analyses.  Department of Zoology and Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 13 February 2003.

Biogeography of spiny pocket mice in South America: insights from GIS-based modeling. Department of Biology, City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York, 10 February 2003.

Ecogeographic modeling and systematic revision of spiny pocket mice (Heteromys). American Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Committee progress presentation, New York, New York, 17 April 2002.

Modelos de distribución geográfica: su uso en estudios de evolución, ecología y conservación de pequeños mamíferos. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, 29 January 2002.

Systematics and biogeographic modeling of spiny pocket mice in South America. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 19 April 2001 (Dissertation defense)

Adventures in Ecuador: museums, mice, and multivariate statistics. University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, 7 March 2001

El uso de sistemas de información geográfica en estudios de evolución: un ejemplo con ratones bolseros Heteromys spp. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, 16 January 2001

El uso de sistemas de información geográfica para crear modelos predictivos: restricciones históricas y bióticas a las distribuciones potenciales de Heteromys (Mammalia: Rodentia) en Suramérica. Departamento de Biología, Universidad de los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela, 5 June 2000

El uso de sistemas de información geográfica en fauna silvestre: caso de los ratones silvestres del género Heteromys en Suramérica. Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Maracay, Venezuela, 31 May 2000

Biogeografía de ratones mochileros (Heteromys) en Suramérica: el uso de sistemas de información geográfica (SIG) en estudios de evolución y conservación. Departamento de Estudios Ambientales, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Baruta, Venezuela, 23 May 2000; and Fundación La Salle, Caracas, Venezuela, 26 May 2000

Dwarfism in the sloths of the Bocas del Toro islands, Panama. University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, Fall 1998

Evolución de los perezosos de tres dedos (Bradypus) de las islas de Bocas del Toro, Panamá. Instituto de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Villa de Leiva, Colombia, August 1998; and Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, 11 August 1998

Evolution of three-toed sloths (Bradypus) on the Bocas del Toro islands, Panama. National Museum of Natural History Research Training Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 5 June 1998

Conservation challenges in Colombia. University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, February 1996  

Quindío, Colombia, 1995

 

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