Shannon Hackett

Research Summary
Research: Avian molecular systematics and evolution, neotropical biogeography, phylogenetic analysis
Biosciences Graduate Program Association
  1. Interspecific hybridization explains rapid gorget colour divergence in Heliodoxa hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae). R Soc Open Sci. 2023 Mar; 10(3):221603. View in: PubMed

  2. The Complete Genome Sequence of Conuropsis carolinensis, the Carolina Parakeet. Biodivers Genomes. 2022; 2022. View in: PubMed

  3. The Complete Genome Sequence of Cyanopsitta spixii, the Spix's Macaw. Biodivers Genomes. 2022; 2022. View in: PubMed

  4. The Complete Genome Sequences of 94 Species of Parrots (Psittaciformes, Aves). Biodivers Genomes. 2022 Nov; 2022. View in: PubMed

  5. Genomic novelty within a "great speciator" revealed by a high-quality reference genome of the collared kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris collaris). G3 (Bethesda). 2022 11 04; 12(11). View in: PubMed

  6. Repeated sampling of individuals reveals impact of tropical and temperate habitats on microbiota of a migratory bird. Mol Ecol. 2021 11; 30(22):5900-5916. View in: PubMed

  7. Accelerated Brain Shape Evolution Is Associated with Rapid Diversification in an Avian Radiation. Am Nat. 2021 05; 197(5):576-591. View in: PubMed

  8. Author Correction: Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature. 2021 Apr; 592(7856):E24. View in: PubMed

  9. Contrasting drivers of diversity in hosts and parasites across the tropical Andes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 03 23; 118(12). View in: PubMed

  10. Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature. 2020 11; 587(7833):252-257. View in: PubMed

  11. Morphological innovation and biomechanical diversity in plunge-diving birds. Evolution. 2020 07; 74(7):1514-1524. View in: PubMed

  12. Comparative Analyses of Vertebrate Gut Microbiomes Reveal Convergence between Birds and Bats. mBio. 2020 01 07; 11(1). View in: PubMed

  13. Using Historical Biogeography Models to Study Color Pattern Evolution. Syst Biol. 2019 09 01; 68(5):755-766. View in: PubMed

  14. Colonization and diversification of the white-browed shortwing (Aves: Muscicapidae: Brachypteryx montana) in the Philippines. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2018 04; 121:121-131. View in: PubMed

  15. Why Do Phylogenomic Data Sets Yield Conflicting Trees? Data Type Influences the Avian Tree of Life more than Taxon Sampling. Syst Biol. 2017 Sep 01; 66(5):857-879. View in: PubMed

  16. Diverse sampling of East African haemosporidians reveals chiropteran origin of malaria parasites in primates and rodents. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2016 06; 99:7-15. View in: PubMed

  17. Potential merger of ancient lineages in a passerine bird discovered based on evidence from host-specific ectoparasites. Ecol Evol. 2015 Sep; 5(17):3743-55. View in: PubMed

  18. Parasite prevalence corresponds to host life history in a diverse assemblage of afrotropical birds and haemosporidian parasites. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0121254. View in: PubMed

  19. Diversification and the adaptive radiation of the vangas of Madagascar. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 May 22; 279(1735):2062-71. View in: PubMed

  20. Homoplastic microinversions and the avian tree of life. BMC Evol Biol. 2011 May 25; 11:141. View in: PubMed

  21. Are transposable element insertions homoplasy free?: an examination using the avian tree of life. Syst Biol. 2011 May; 60(3):375-86. View in: PubMed

  22. A well-tested set of primers to amplify regions spread across the avian genome. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2009 Mar; 50(3):654-60. View in: PubMed

  23. The phylogenetic affinities of Crossley's babbler (Mystacornis crossleyi): adding a new niche to the vanga radiation of Madagascar. Biol Lett. 2008 Dec 23; 4(6):677-80. View in: PubMed

  24. Phylogenomic evidence for multiple losses of flight in ratite birds. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Sep 09; 105(36):13462-7. View in: PubMed

  25. A phylogenomic study of birds reveals their evolutionary history. Science. 2008 Jun 27; 320(5884):1763-8. View in: PubMed

  26. Comment on "The latitudinal gradient in recent speciation and extinction rates of birds and mammals". Science. 2008 Feb 15; 319(5865):901; author reply 901. View in: PubMed

  27. Genes and genius: the inheritance of Gregor Mendel. DNA Cell Biol. 2006 Dec; 25(12):655-8. View in: PubMed

  28. 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 Biol Sci. 2006 Jul 07; 273(1594):1613-8. View in: PubMed

  29. Coalescent models reveal the relative roles of ancestral polymorphism, vicariance, and dispersal in shaping phylogeographical structure of an African montane forest robin. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006 Jan; 38(1):171-88. View in: PubMed

  30. Complex evolutionary history of a Neotropical lowland forest bird (Lepidothrix coronata) and its implications for historical hypotheses of the origin of Neotropical avian diversity. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2005 Aug; 36(2):338-57. View in: PubMed

  31. Molecular evolution in space and through time: mtDNA phylogeography of the Olive Sunbird (Nectarinia olivacea/obscura) throughout continental Africa. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2004 Oct; 33(1):56-74. View in: PubMed

  32. Phylogenetic relationships and morphological diversity in Darwin's finches and their relatives. Evolution. 2002 Jun; 56(6):1240-52. View in: PubMed

  33. Historical relationships among Neotropical lowland forest areas of endemism as determined by mitochondrial DNA sequence variation within the Wedge-billed Woodcreeper (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae: Glyphorynchus spirurus). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2002 Jul; 24(1):153-67. View in: PubMed

  34. Re: A commentary on the use of sequence data for phylogeny reconstruction. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 1995 Sep; 4(3):350-6. View in: PubMed

  35. Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of tanagers in the genus Ramphocelus (Aves). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 1996 Apr; 5(2):368-82. View in: PubMed