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Michael G. Harvey

Postdoctoral Fellow
Rabosky Lab
Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan

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Evolution and Genomics

  • Harvey MG, Rabosky DL. In revision. Studying trait-dependent diversification using comparative population genetics.

  • Harvey MG, Rabosky DL. In press. Continuous traits and speciation rates: Alternatives to state-dependent diversification models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12949 (online early pdf) (code/data)

  • Harvey MG, Aleixo A, Ribas CC, Brumfield RT. 2017. Habitat association predicts genetic diversity and population divergence in Amazonian birds. American Naturalist. 190: 631-648. (pdf) (data)

  • Harvey MG, Seeholzer GF, Smith BT, Rabosky DL, Cuervo AM, Brumfield RT. 2017. Positive association between population genetic differentiation and speciation rates in New World birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114: 6328-6333. (pdf) (code/data)

  • Smith BT, Seeholzer GF, Harvey MG, Cuervo AM, Brumfield RT. 2017. A latitudinal phylogeographic diversity gradient in birds. PLoS Biology 15: e2001073. (html) (pdf)

  • Lim HC, Shakya S, Harvey MG, Rahman M, Sheldon FH. 2017. Sundaland’s east-west rainforest population structure: Variable manifestations in four polytypic bird species examined using RAD-Seq and plumage analysis. Journal of Biogeography doi:10.1111/jbi.13031. (pdf)

  • Oswald JA, Harvey MG, Remsen RC, Foxworth DU, Cardiff SW, Dittmann DL, Megna LC, Carling MD, Brumfield RT. 2016. Willet be one species or two?: A genomic view of the evolutionary history of Tringa semipalmata. Auk 133: 593-614. (pdf)

  • Harvey MG, Smith BT, Glenn TC, Faircloth BC, Brumfield RT. 2016. Sequence capture versus restriction site associated DNA sequencing for shallow systematics. Systematic Biology 65: 910-924. (pdf)

  • Zucker MR, Harvey MG, Oswald JA, Cuervo A, Derryberry E, Brumfield RT. 2016. The Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Phaeomyias murina) is a species complex that includes the Cocos Flycatcher (Nesotriccus ridgwayi), an island form that underwent a population bottleneck. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101: 294-302. (pdf)

  • Toews DP, Campagna L, Taylor S, Balakrishnan C, Baldassarre D, Deane-Coe P, Harvey M, Hooper D, Irwin D, Judy C, Mason N, McCormack J, McCracken K, Oliveros C, Safran R, Scordato E, Stryjewski K, Tigano A, Uy A, Winger B. 2016. Genomic approaches to understanding population divergence and speciation in birds. Auk 133: 13-30. (pdf)

  • Harvey MG. 2015. Comparative population genomics of Neotropical forest birds. Ph.D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University. (pdf)

  • Harvey MG, Judy CD, Seeholzer GF, Maley JM, Graves GR, Brumfield RT. 2015. Similarity thresholds used in DNA sequence assembly from short reads can reduce the comparability of population histories across species. PeerJ 3: e895. (html) (pdf)

  • Harvey MG, Brumfield RT. 2015. Genomic variation in a widespread Neotropical bird (Xenops minutus) reveals divergence, population expansion, and gene flow. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 83: 305-316. (pdf)

  • Smith BT, McCormack JE, Cuervo AM, Hickerson MJ, Aleixo A, Cadena CD, Pérez Eman JE, Burney CW, Xie X, Harvey MG, Faircloth BC, Glenn TC, Derryberry EP, Prejean J, Fields S, Brumfield RT. 2014. The drivers of tropical speciation. Nature 515: 406-409. (pdf) (supplemental)

  • Smith BT, Harvey MG, Faircloth BC, Glenn TC, Brumfield RT. 2014. Target capture and massively parallel sequencing of ultraconserved elements (UCEs) for comparative studies at shallow evolutionary timescales. Systematic Biology 63: 83-95. (pdf) (frontispiece)

  • Carstens BC, Brennan RS, Chua V, Duffie CV, Harvey MG, Koch RA, McMahan CD, Nelson BJ, Newman CE, Satler JD, Seeholzer GF, Posbic K, Tank DC, Sullivan J. 2013. Model selection as a tool for phylogeographic inference: An example from the willow Salix melanopsis. Molecular Ecology 22: 4014-4028. (pdf)

  • McCormack JE, Harvey MG, Faircloth BC, Crawford NG, Glenn TC, Brumfield RT. 2013. A phylogeny of birds based on over 1,500 loci collected by target enrichment and high-throughput sequencing. PLoS One 8: e54848. (html) (pdf)

  • Faircloth BC, McCormack JE, Crawford NG, Harvey MG, Brumfield RT, Glenn TC. 2012. Ultraconserved elements anchor thousands of genetic markers for target enrichment spanning multiple evolutionary timescales. Systematic Biology 61: 717-726. (pdf)

  • Harvey MG, Bonter DN, Stenzler LM, Lovette IJ. 2006. A comparison of plucked feathers versus blood samples as DNA sources for molecular sexing. Journal of Field Ornithology 77: 136-140. (pdf)

Biogeography, Natural History, Taxonomy

  • Costa TVV, Piacentini VQ, Oliveira DMM, Schunck F, Whitney BM, Rêgo MA, Rubio TC, Oliveira F, Freitas B, Del-Rio G, Seeholzer GF, Harvey MG, Terrill RS, Correa AG, Arantes F, Silveira LF. 2017. New records of the enigmatic Clytoctantes atrogularis (Thamnophilidae) in Amazonian Brazil, with remarks on plumage, natural history, and distribution. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129: 1-12. (pdf)

  • Seeholzer GF, Aponte Justiniano MA, Harvey MG, Smith BT. 2015. Ornithological inventory along an elevational gradient in the Río Cotacajes Valley, deptos. La Paz and Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cotinga 37: 87-101. (pdf)

  • Harvey MG, Seeholzer GF, Cáceres Apaza D, Winger BM, Tello JG, Hernández Camacho F, Aponte Justiniano MA, Duffie CV, Figueroa Ramírez S, Terrill RS, Brown CE, Alza L, Bravo GA, Combe M, Custodio O, Quiñones Zumaeta A, Urbay Tello A, Garcia Bravo WA, Savit AS, Pezo Ruiz FW, Mauck WM III, Barden O. 2014. Avian biogeography of an Amazonian headwater: The upper Ucayali River, Peru. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126: 179-191. (pdf) (appendices)

  • Terrill RS, Aponte Justiniano MA, Harvey MG, Seeholzer GF, Strem RI. 2014. Notes on the avifauna of the floodplain forest of the Río Mamoré, Beni, Bolivia, with a description of the juvenile plumage of Unicolored Thrush (Turdus haplochrous)(Aves: Turdidae). Occasional Papers of the LSU Museum of Natural Science 81: 1-21. (pdf)

  • Harvey MG, Lane DF, Hite J, Terrill RS, Figueroa Ramírez S, Smith BT, Klicka J, Vargas Campos W. 2014. Notes on bird species in bamboo in northern Madre de Dios, Peru including the first Peruvian record of Acre Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus cohnhafti). Occasional Papers of the LSU Museum of Natural Science 81: 1-38. (pdf)

  • Seeholzer GF, Winger BM, Harvey MG, Cáceres Apaza D, Weckstein JD. 2012. A new species of barbet (Capitonidae: Capito) from the southern Cerros del Sira, Ucayali, Peru. Auk 129: 551-559. (pdf) (frontispiece) by Larry McQueen

  • Harvey MG, Winger BM, Seeholzer GF, Cáceres Apaza D. 2011. Avifauna of the Gran Pajonal and southern Cerros del Sira, Peru. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123: 289-315. (pdf)

  • Harvey MG. 2009. Sira Tanager (Tangara phillipsi). Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. (link)

  • Harvey M. 2009. Spotlight on Sabine’s Gull (Xema sabini). New Hampshire Bird Records 28: 47-49.

  • Bonter DN, Harvey MG. 2008. Winter survey data reveal range-wide decline in Evening Grosbeak populations. Condor 110: 376-381. (pdf)

  • Lebbin DJ, Harvey MG, Lenz TC, Andersen MJ, Ellis JM. 2007. Nocturnal migrants foraging at night by artificial light. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119: 506-508. (pdf)

  • Harvey M. 2004. New Hampshire’s first record of Little Stint (Calidris minuta). New Hampshire Bird Records 22: 46-47.