“Integrating systematics and GIS modeling: biogeography of spiny pocket mice (Heteromyidae) in South America”
Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories Program, Division of Environmental Biology
$156,500 including REU supplements (Research Experiences for Undergraduates); 15 September 2007–31 August 2011
Recent peer-reviewed books:
Peterson, A.T., J. Soberón, R. G. Pearson, R. P. Anderson, E. Martínez-Meyer, M. Nakamura, and M. B. Araújo. (in press) Ecological niches and geographic distributions. Monographs in Population Biology, Princeton University Press; accepted for publication 1 November 2010.
Recent peer-reviewed journal publications:
Anderson, R. P.
and I. Gonzalez, Jr. (undergraduate student, CCNY). (in press) Species-specific tuning increases robustness to sampling bias in models of species distributions: an implementation with Maxent. Ecological Modelling
. 57 manuscript pp. plus 6 figures.
Anderson, R. P.
and A. Raza (undergraduate and master’s student, CCNY). 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
Anderson, R. P. and E. E. Gutiérrez (Ph.D. student, CUNY). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[This work was featured in the "Research Highlights" section of Nature, 18 May 2006: 259.]
Phillips, S. J., R. P. Anderson
, and R. E. Schapire. 2006. Maximum entropy modeling of species geographic distributions. Ecological Modelling
Other recent publications:
Phillips, S., R. Anderson, and R. Schapire. 2009. Author commentary: Climate change and species distributions (Interview regarding our paper, Phillips et al., 2006). Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch.com http://sciencewatch.com/ana/st/climate/09novSTClimPhilET/
Gutiérrez, E. E. (Ph.D. student, CUNY), R. P. Anderson, J. Ochoa-G., and P. Lacabana. 2008 Ratón mochilero de Paraguaná, Heteromys oasicus [species account]. P. 89 In: J. P. Rodríguez and F. Rojas-Suárez (editors), Libro rojo de la fauna venezolana, 3rd edition. Provita and Shell-Venezuela, Caracas. (contribution invited by the editors)