Guralnick Lab - Recent Publications

Recent Publications 2009 - present

(2017) Kleist, N., R Guralnick, A. Cruz, and C. Francis.  2017. Sound settlement: Anthropogenic noise surpasses land cover in explaining distributions of secondary cavity nesting birds. Ecological Applications 27(1):260-273

MacFadden, B. and R. Guralnick. 2017. Horses in the Cloud: Big data exploration, mining, and integration for Equus (Mammalia, Equidae). Paleobiology 2016:1–14. doi: 10.1017/pab.2016.42.

(2016)  Kleist, N., R. Guralnick, A. Cruz and C. Francis.  2016.  Noise pollution masks intruder song and weakens territorial response.  Ecosphere 7(3):e01259 [DOI:10.1002/ecs2.1259]

J. Otegui, Guralnick, R. 2016. The Geospatial Data Quality REST API for Primary Biodiversity Data.  Bioinformatics 32(11):1755-1757 [doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btw057]

Zermoglio, P, R. Guralnick and J.R. Wieczorek. 2016. A standardized reference data set for vertebrate taxon name resolution.  PLOS ONE 11(1): e0146894. [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146894]

Jetz, W, J. Cavender-Bares, R. Pavlick, D. Schimel, F. Davis, G. P. Asner, R. Guralnick, J. Kattge, A. Latimer, P. Moorcroft, M. E. Schaepman. M. P. Schildhauer, F. D. Schneider, F. Schrodt, U. Stahl, S. L. Ustin.  2016. A global remote sensing mission to detect and predict plant functional biodiversity change.  Nature Plants 2:

Meyer, C, W. Jetz, R. Guralnick, S. A. Fritz, and H. Kreft.  2016. Species-level biases in distribution records are driven by range geometry and socio-economics, not by species' detection or collection probabilities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25(10):1181-1193.

Guralnick, R., P. Zermoglio, J. Wieczorek, R. LaFrance, D. Bloom, and L. Russell.  2016.  The importance of digitized biocollections as a source of trait data and a new VertNet resource.   Database(2016):1–13 [doi: 10.1093/database/baw158]

(2015)   Parmentier, B, B. McGill, A. Wilson, J. Regetz, W. Jetz,  R. Guralnick, M-N Tuanmu, M. Shildhauer. 2015.  Using multi-timescale methods and satellite derived land surface temperature for the interpolation of daily maximum air temperature in Oregon.  International Journal of Climatology 35(13):3862–3878.

Ellwood, L., B. Dunkel, P. Flemons, R. Guralnick, G. Nelson, G. Newman, S. Newman, D. Paul, G. Riccardi, N. Rios, K. Seltmann, A. Mast.  2015.  Accelerating Digitization of Biodiversity Research Specimens through Online Public Participation.  Bioscience 65: 383–396.

Guralnick, R. P, N. Cellinese, J. Deck, R. Pyle, J. Kunze, L. Penev, R. Walls, G. Hagedorn, D. Agosti, J. Wieczorek, T. Capatano, R. D. M. Page. 2015. Community Next Steps for Making globally unique identifiers work for biocollections data.  Zookeys 494:133-154.  

Deck, J., R. Guralnick, R. Walls, S. Blum, M. Haendel, A. Matsunaga, J. Wieczorek.  2015. Meeting Report:  2015. Identifying practical applications of ontologies for biodiversity informatics.  Standards in Genomics 10:25.  [doi:  10.1186/s40793-015-0014-0]

Meyer, C, H. Kreft, R. Guralnick and W. Jetz. 2015. Global priorities for an effective knowledge base of biodiversity distributions.  Nature Communications 6:8221 [DOI:10.1038/ncomms9221]

Islam, M and R. Guralnick. 2015.  Generic placement of the former Condaliopsis (Rhamnaceae) species.  Phytokeys 236 (1): 025–039

(2014) Metcalf, J., S. Prost, D. Nogues-Bravo, E. DeChaine, C. Anderson, M. Araujo, A. Cooper and R. P Guralnick*.  2014.  Integrating multiple lines of evidence into historical biogeography hypothesis testing:  A Bison bison case study.   Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20132782.  [doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.278][*corresponding author]

Robinson, N, J. Regetz and R. P. Guralnick.  2014. EARTHENV-DEM90: A Nearly Global, Void-Free, Multi-scale Smooth, 90M Digital Elevation Model from Fused ASTER and SRTM.  Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 87:57-67.  [doi: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2013.11.002]

Erb, L., C. Ray and R. Guralnick. 2014.  Determinants of pika population density versus occupancy in the Southern Rocky Mountains.  Ecological Applications 24:429-435.[doi: 10.1890/13-1072.1]

Walls, R., J. Deck, R. Guralnick and 22 other couathors [listed in alphabetical order].  2014. Semantics in Support of Biodiversity Knowledge Discovery: An Introduction to the Biological Collections Ontology and Related Ontologies.  PLOS ONE 9(3): e89606 . [one of 3 main authors].  

Robinson, N., M. D. Bowers, T. Kadlec, and R. Guralnick. 2014. Integrating Species Traits and Habitat Characteristics into Models of Butterfly Diversity in a Fragmented Ecosystem.   Ecological Modelling 281:15-25.  

Jadin, R., F. Burbrink, G. Rivas, L. Vitt, C. Barrio-Amoros, and R. Guralnick.  2014.  Finding arboreal snakes in an evolutionary tree: phylogenetic placement and systematic revision of the Neotropical birdsnakes.  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research  52: 257–264. doi: 10.1111/jzs.12055 [doi: 10.1111/jzs.12055]    

L.C. Sackett, A. Seglund, R.P. Guralnick, M.M Mazzella, D.M. Wagner, J.D. Busch, A.P. Martin. 2014.  Evidence for two subspecies of Gunnison’s prairie dogs (Cynomys gunnisoni), and the general importance of the subspecies concept. Biological Conservation 174:1-11 []  

Rocha, L., and 65 coauthors [one of the 65 co-authors listed in alphabetical order]. 2014.  Collecting biological specimens is necessary for science and society.  Science 344(6186):814-815. DOI:10.1126/science.344.6186.814

D. Lepage, Vaidya G., Guralnick, R. 2014. Avibase – a database system for managing and organizing taxonomic concepts. ZooKeys 420: 117–135. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.420.7089

J. A. Cook, S. V. Edwards, E. Lacey, R. P. Guralnick, P. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis, C.  Welch, Kayce C. Bell, K. E. Galbreath, C. Himes, J. M. Allen, T. A. Heath, A. C. Carnaval, K. L. Cooper, M. Liu, J. Hanken.  In Press.  Aiming Up:  Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Undergraduate Education in Biology.  Bioscience 64: 725–734. [doi:10.1093/biosci/biu096]

Stucky, B., J. Deck, T. Conlin, L. Ziemba, N. Cellinese, and R. Guralnick. 2014. The BiSciCol Triplifier: bringing biodiversity data to the Semantic Web. BMC Bioinformatics 15:257 [doi:10.1186/1471-2105-15-257]

Robertson, T, M.  Döring, R. Guranick, D. Bloom, K. Braak, J. Otegui, L. Russell, J. Wieczorek, and P. Desmet.  2014. The GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit: Facilitating the efficient publishing of biodiversity data on the Internet.  PLoS ONE 9(8): e102623. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102623.

Parmentier, B, B. McGill, A. Wilson, J. Regetz, W. Jetz,  R. Guralnick, M-N Tuanmu, N. Robinson, M. Shildhauer.  2014.  An assessment of methods and remotely sensed covariates for regional predictions of 1 km daily air temperature.  Remote Sensing 6(9): 8639-8670 [doi:10.3390/rs6098639].

R. Walls,  Guralnick, R, Deck, J.,  Parnell, J. J., Rocca-Serra, P. ,Wieczorek, J., Zheng, J.  2014. Advancing practical applications of biodiversity ontologies.  Standards in Genomic Science 9:17.

R. Guralnick, Conlin, T., Deck, J., Stucky, B, and Cellinese, N.  2014.  The Trouble with Triplets in Biodiversity Informatics: A Data-Driven Case Against Current Identifier Practices.  PLOS ONE 9(12): e114069.

(2013) McKenzie,V., W. E. Hall and R. Guralnick.  2013.   New Zealand mudsnails in Boulder Creek, Colorado: environmental factors associated with fecundity of a parthenogenic invader.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 91: 30–36 [DOI:10.1139/cjz-2012-0183]

Prost, S.,  J. Klietmann, T. van Kolfschoten, R. Guralnick, E. Waltari, K. Vrieling, M. Stiller, D. Nagel, G. Rabeder, M. Hofreiter, R. S. Sommer.  2013.  Effects of Late Quaternary climate change on Palearctic shrews.  Global Change Biology 19(6):1865-1874 [DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12153]

Prost, S, Guralnick, R. Fedorov, V.B., Kuzmina, E., Smirnov, N., T. van Kolfschoten, Waltari, E., Hofreiter, M. and K. Vrieling.  2013.  Losing Ground: Past history and future fate of Arctic small mammals in a changing climate.  Global Change Biology 19(6):1854-1864.  [DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12157]

Deck, J., et al. (16 other co-authors all listed alphabetically).  2013. Workshop Report.  Clarifying Concepts and Terms in Biodiversity Informatics.  Standards in Genomics 8(2):352-359 [doi:10.4056/sigs.3907833].   

Roth, B.R., R. Jadin and R. Guralnick.  2013.  The taxonomic status of Deroceras hesperium Pilsbry, 1944 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Agriolimacidae), a species of conservation concern in Oregon, USA.  Zootaxa 3691 (4): 453-460. []

(2012) Wieczorek, J., D. Bloom, R. Guralnick, S. Blum, M. Döring, R. De Giovanni, T. Robertson, and D. Vieglais. 2012.  Darwin Core: An Evolving Community-developed Biodiversity Data Standard.  PLoS ONE 7(1):e29715.   [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029715; Freely available here].

Maddison, D.R., R. Guralnick*, A. Hill,  A-L Reysenbach, and L.A. McDade. 2012.  Ramping up biodiversity discovery via online quantum contributions.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27(2):72–77  [doi:10.1016/j.tree.2011.10.010; RPG corresponding author; freely available here]

Parr, C. S., R. P. Guralnick*, N. Cellinese, and R. Page.  2012.  Evolutionary Informatics:  Unifying Knowledge About Life’s Diversity.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27(2):94–103 [doi:10.1016/j.tree.2011.11.001; RPG corresponding author; freely available here]

Jetz, W., J. MacPherson and R. P. Guralnick.  2012.  Integrating Biodiversity Distribution Knowledge:  Toward A Global Map Of Life.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27(3):151-159 [doi:10.1016/j.tree.2011.09.007]

Q. D. Wheeler, S. Knapp, D. W. Stevenson, J. Stevenson, S. D. Blum, B. M. Boom, G. G. Borisy, J. L. Buizer, M. R. De Carvalho, A. Cibrian, M. J. Donoghue, V. Doyle, E. M. Gerson, C. H. Graham, P. Graves, S. J. Graves, R. P. Guralnick, A. L. Hamilton, J. Hanken, W. Law, D. L. Lipscomb, T. E. Lovejoy, H. Miller, J. S. Miller, S. Naeem, M. J. Novacek, L. M. Page, N. I. Platnick, H. Porter-Morgan, P. H. Raven, M. A. Solis, A. G. Valdecasas, S. Van Der Leeuw, A. Vasco, N. Vermeulen, J. Vogel, R. L. Walls, E. O. Wilson & J. B. Woolley (2012): Mapping the biosphere: exploring species to understand the origin, organization and sustainability of biodiversity, Systematics and Biodiversity, 10:1:1-20 [ Open Access]

Daly, M, P.S. Herendeen, R. Guralnick, M. Westneat, and L. McDade.  2012. Invited Essay:  Systematics Agenda 2020: The Mission Evolves.  Systematic Biology. 61 (4): 549-552.  [doi: 10.1093/sysbio/sys044].

Guralnick, R. P., L. A. McDade, and D. R. Maddison.  2012. It’s Not About Technology, But Community Practice:  A Response to Scotland and Wood.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 27(8):417-418  [DOI:  10.1016/j.tree.2012.05.002]

Thomer, A, G. Vaidya, R. Guralnick, D. Bloom and L. Russell. 2012.  From documents to datasets: A MediaWiki-based method of annotating and extracting species observations in century-old field notebooks. ZooKeys 209 Special issue: 235-253.  [doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3247] Companion published dataset available at:

Hill, A.W. R,.Guralnick, A. M. Smith, A. Sallans, R. G. Gillespie, M. W. Denslow, J. Gross, Z. Murrell, T. Conyers, P. Oboyski, J. Ball, A. Thomer , R P Prys-Jones, J de la Torre, P Kociolek, L F Fortson.  2012.  The Notes from Nature tool for unlocking biodiversity records from museum records through citizen science.  ZooKeys 209 Special issue:  219–233, [doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3472]

Erb, P., W. McShea and R. P. Guralnick.  2012.  Antropogenic influences on macro-level mammal occupancy in the Appalachian Trail Corridor. PLOS ONE 7(8):  e42574 [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042574, open access:]

McGuire, C. R., C. R. Nufio, M. D.  Bowers, and R. P. Guralnick. 2012.  Elevation-dependent temperature trends in the Rocky Mountain Front Range: Changes over a 56- and 20-year record.  PLOS ONE 7(9) e44370. []

(2011)   Guralnick, R. P., L. Peterson and C. Ray. 2011.  Mammalian distributional responses to climatic changes: A review and research prospectus.  In J. Balant and E. Beever (Eds.) Ecological Consequences of Climate Change: Mechanisms, Conservation, and Management. CRC/Taylor and Francis Boca Raton, FL. [Book Chapter].

Yilmaz, P., R. Kottman, D. Field, R. Knight, J. R. Cole, and 63 other co-authors (31st of 63).  2011.  Minimum information about a marker gene sequence (MIMARKS) and minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS) specifications.  Nature Biotechnology  29, 415–420.  [open access:]  

Sedberry, G., D. G. Fautin, M. Feldman, M. D. Fornwall, P. Goldstein, and R. P. Guralnick.  2011.  OBIS-USA: A Data-Sharing Legacy of the Census of Marine Life.  Oceanography 24(2):166–173 [doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.36].

McDade, L. A., D.R. Maddison, R. Guralnick, H. A. Piwowar, M. L. Jameson, A.Hill,  K. M. Helgen, P. S. Herendeen, M. L. Vis.  2011.  Biology Needs a Modern Assessment System for Professional Productivity.  Bioscience 61(8):619-625.  [][Editor’s accompanying editorial “How to Change Professional Evaluation in Biology” in same issue here:]

Erb, L. P., C. Ray and R. P. Guralnick.  2011.  On the generality of a climate-mediated shift in the distribution of the American Pika (Ochotona princeps).  Ecology (report format) 92(9): 1730–1735.  [local and national press coverage; doi:10.1890/11-0175.1]

(2010)  Weaver, K. F., P. F. Weaver and R. P. Guralnick.  2010.  Origin, Diversification and Conservation Status of Talus Snails in the Pinaleño Mountains:  A Conservation Biogeographic Study in the Sky Islands of Arizona.  Animal Conservation (3):306 – 314.  [doi:10.1111/j.1469-1795.2009.00341.x]

Constable, H., R. P. Guralnick, J. Wieczorek, C. Spencer, A. T. Peterson and the VertNet Steering Committee.  2010.  VertNet: A New Model for Biodiversity Data Sharing.  PLoS Biology 8(2): e1000309 [Editor’s Weekly Pick Feb. 16th, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000309]

Guralnick, R. P. and H. Constable.  2010.  VertNet - Creating A Data Sharing Community.  Bioscience  60(4):258-259.

Peterson, A. T., S. Knapp, R. P. Guralnick, J. Soberón, and M. Holder.  2010.  The big questions for biodiversity informatics.  Systematics and Biodiversity 8(2):159 -168 [doi:10.1080/14772001003739369].

Hill, A. W. and R. P. Guralnick.  2010.  Software note.  GeoPhylo: an online tool for developing visualizations of phylogenetic trees in geographic space.  Ecography 33(4):633–636  [DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06312.x] 

Nufio, C. R., C. R. McGuire, M. D. Bowers and R. P. Guralnick. 2010.  Grasshopper community response to climatic change: variation along an elevational gradient.  PLoS ONE 5(9): e12977  [DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0012977; open access:]

Hill, A. W. J. Otegui, A. H. Ariño and R. P. Guralnick.   2010.   Position Paper on Future Directions and Recommendations for Enhancing Fitness-for-Use Across the GBIF Network, version 1.0.  Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility, 25 pp. ISBN: 87-92020-11-9. Accessible on-line at

Pouliquen, S., S. C. Hankin, J. R. Keeley,  J. D. Blower,  C. Donlon,  A. Kozyr, and  R. Guralnick.  2010.  The development of the data system and growth in data sharing.  Ocean Observing 2009 Plenary Paper Proceedings Paper Volume 1.  [Peer reviewed Conference Proceedings -]

Hankin, S., L. Bermudez, J.D. Blower, B. Blumenthal, K.S. Casey, M. Fornwall, J. Graybeal, R.P. Guralnick, T. Habermann, E. Howlett, B. Keeley, R. Mendelssohn, R. Schlitzer, R. Signell, D. Snowden, A. Woolf.  2010.  Data management for the ocean cciences – Perspective for the next decade. Ocean Observing 2009 Plenary Paper Proceedings Paper Volume 1.  [Peer reviewed Conference Proceedings -]

Francis, C. D. and R. P. Guralnick.  2010.  Fitting the bill: Do different winter food resources influence Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi) bill morphology? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101(3):667-679.  [DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01500.x]

(2009) Waltari, E. and R. Guralnick.  2009.  Ecological niche modeling of Great Basin montane mammals: examining past and present connectivity of species across basin and ranges.  Journal of Biogeography 36(1): 148-161 [Editor’s Choice paper for Sept. 2008, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.01959.x].

Schutz, H, P. D. Polly, J. Krieger and R. Guralnick.  2009.  Differential Sexual Dimorphism: Size and Shape in the Cranium and Pelvis of Gray Foxes (Urocyon).  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96(2):339-353.  [DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01132.x]

Guralnick, R. P. and A. W. Hill. 2009 [Review Paper]. Biodiversity Informatics: Automated Approaches for Documenting Global Biodiversity Patterns and Processes. Bioinformatics 25(4):421-428. [doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn659] ]

Hill A. W., R. P. Guralnick, M. J. C. Wilson, F. Habib and D. Janies.  2009.  Evolution of Drug Resistance in Multiple Distinct Lineages of H5N1 Avian Influenza.  Infection, Genetics and Evolution 9:163-172. [National and international press coverage, doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2008.10.006].

Hill, A. W.,  R. P. Guralnick, P. Flemons, R. Beaman, J. Wieczorek, A. Ranipeta, V. Chavan, D. Remsen.  2009.  Location, Location, Location:  Utilizing pipelines and services to more effectively georeference the world’s biodiversity data.  BMC Bioinformatics 10(Supplement 14):S3.

Guralnick, R. P. and P. B. Pearman.  2009.  Using species occurrence databases to determine niche dynamics of montane and lowland species since the last glacial maximum. Pp. 125-136 In: E. Spehn and C. Körner, (Eds.), E-mining for global trends in mountain biodiversity.  CRC/Taylor and Francis Boca Raton, FL.

Guralnick R. P., H. Constable, J. Wieczorek, C. Moritz and A.T. Peterson.  2009. Sharing: lessons from natural history's success story.  Nature 462:34.

Nufio, C., K. Lloyd, D. Bower and R. Guralnick.  2009.  Gordon Alexander, Grasshoppers and Climate Change.  American Entomologist 55(1):10-13.