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Ralston, J., and J. J. Kirchman. 2012. Predicted range shifts in North American boreal forest birds and the effect of climate change on genetic diversity in blackpoll warblers (Setophaga striata). Conservation Genetics DOI 10.1007/s10592-012-0418-y.

Kirchman, J. J.
2012. Speciation of flightless rails on islands: A DNA-based phylogeny of the typical rails of the Pacific. The Auk129:56-69.

Kirchman, J. J
., E. E. Schirtzinger, and T. F. Wright. 2012. Phylogenetic relationships of the extinct Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) inferred from DNA sequence data. The Auk129:197-204.

Ralston, J., and J. J. Kirchman. 2012. Continent-scale genetic structure in a boreal forest migrant, the Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata). The Auk 129:467-478.

LeCroy, M, J. J. Kirchman, and L. Horst. 2012. Rediscovery of missing specimens once held at Vassar College, including the holotype of Baudó Guan Penelope ortoni. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 132: 222-224.

Kirchman, J. J.
, J. R. Ralston, and N. Gifford. 2011. Stable isotope analysis of fall migration stop-over on an inland pitch pine-scrub oak barren. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:548-556.

Kirchman, J. J.
2010. Legalities and practicalities of salvaging dead birds for museums specimens. The Kingbird 60:298-300.

Kays, R., Curtis, A., and J. J. Kirchman 2010. Reply to Wheeldon et al. ‘Colonization history and ancestry of northeastern coyotes’.  Biology Letters (Published online before print January 26, 2010, doi: doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.1022).

Kays, R., Curtis, A., and J. J. Kirchman 2010. Rapid adaptive evolution of northeastern coyotes via hybridization with wolves. Biology Letters 6:89-93 (Published online before print September 23, 2009, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0575).

Kirchman, J. J
., C. C. Witt, J. A. McGuire, and G. R. Graves.  2010.  DNA from 100-year old holotype confirms the validity of a potentially extinct hummingbird species.  Biology Letters 6:112-115 (Published online before print September 23, 2009, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0545).

Kirchman, J. J.
2009. Genetic tests of rapid parallel speciation of flightless birds from an extant volant ancestor. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96:601-616.

Kirchman, J. J
. 2008. The New York State Museum bird collection: A resource for educators and ornithologist. The Kingbird 58:214-219.

Raoult, D., D.L. Reed, K. Dittmar, J.J. Kirchman, J-M. Rolain, S. Guillen, and J.E.
Light. 2008. Molecular identification of lice from pre-Columbian mummies. Journal of
Infectious Diseases 197:535-543.

Kirchman, J. J., and J. D. Franklin. 2007. Comparative phylogeography and genetic structure of Vanuatu birds: Control region variation in a rail, a dove, and a passerine. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43:14-23.

D L. Reed, J. E. Light, J. M. Allen, and J. J. Kirchman. 2007. Pair of lice lost or parasites regained: The evolutionary history of anthropoid primate lice. BMC-Biology 5:7. doi 10.1186/1741-5-7.

Kirchman, J. J., and D. W. Steadman. 2007. New species of extinct rails (Aves; Rallidae) from archaeological sites in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Pacific Science 61:145-163.

Kirchman, J. J. and D. W. Steadman. 2006. Rails (Rallidae Gallirallus) from prehistoric archaeological sites in Western Oceania. Zootaxa 1316: 1-31.

Fleischer, R. C., J. J. Kirchman, J. P. Dumbacher, L. Bevier, C. Dove, N. C. Rotzel, S. V. Edwards, M. Lammertink, K. J. Miglia, and W. S. Moore. 2006. Mid-Pleistocene divergence of Cuban and North American Ivory-billed Woodpeckers. Biology Letters 2: 466-469.

Kratter, A. W., J. J. Kirchman, and D. W. Steadman. 2006. Upland bird communities on Santo, Vanuatu, South Pacific. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118: 295-308.

Kirchman, J. J., and D. W. Steadman. 2006. New species of rails (Aves: Rallidae) from an archaeological site on Huahine, Society Islands. Pacific Science 60: 279-296.

Kirchman, J. J., and D. W. Steadman. 2005. Rails (Aves: Rallidae: Gallirallus) from prehistoric sites in the Kingdom of Tonga, including description of a new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118: 465-477.

Fleischer, R. C., J. J. Kirchman, and H. F. James. 2003. Identification of Corvus subfossil bones on Maui with mitochondrial DNA sequences. Report to USFWS 1448-12200.

Kirchman, J. J., S. J. Hackett, S. M. Goodman, and J. M. Bates. 2001. Phylogeny and systematics of ground rollers (Brachypteraciidae) of Madagascar. Auk 118: 849-863.

Kirchman, J. J., L. A. Whittingham, and F. H. Sheldon. 2000. Relationships among cave swallow populations (Petrochelidon fulva) determined by comparisons of microsatellite and cytochrome b data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 14: 107-121.


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