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  1. Oaks JR., Siler CD., Brown RM. 2018. The comparative biogeography of geckos challenges predictions from a paradigm of climate-driven vicariant diversification across an island archipelago. bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/395434. Link.
  2. Oaks JR. 2018. Full Bayesian comparative phylogeography from genomic data. Systematic Biology. DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syy063. Link.
  3. Oaks JR., Cobb KA., Minin VN., Leaché AD. 2018. Marginal likelihoods in phylogenetics: a review of methods and applications. arXiv:1805.04072 [q-bio.PE]. Link.
  4. Folt B., Bauder J., Spear S., Stevenson D., Hoffman M., Oaks JR., Jenkins C., Steen D., Guyer C. 2018. Phylogenetic, population genetic, and morphological analyses reveal evidence for one species of Eastern Indigo Snake (\textitDrymarchon couperi). bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/318766. Link.
  5. Leaché AD., Oaks JR. 2017. The utility of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data in phylogenetics. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 48:69–84. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110316-022645. Link.
  6. Lira-Noriega A., Toro-Núñez O., Oaks JR., Mort ME. 2015. The roles of history and ecology in chloroplast phylogeographic patterns of the bird-dispersed plant parasite \textitPhoradendron californicum Nutt. (Viscaceae) in the Sonoran Desert. American Journal of Botany 102:149–164. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1400277. Link.
  7. Welton LJ., Wood, Jr. PL., Oaks JR., Siler CD., Brown RM. 2014. Fossil-calibrated phylogeny and historical biogeography of Southeast Asian water monitors (\emphVaranus salvator Complex). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 74:29–37. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.01.016. Link.
  8. Siler CD., Oaks JR., Cobb K., Hidetoshi O., Brown RM. 2014. Critically endangered island endemic or peripheral population of a widespread species? Conservation genetics of Kikuchi’s gecko and the global challenge of protecting peripheral oceanic island endemic vertebrates. Diversity and Distributions 20:756–772. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12169. Link.
  9. Grismer JL., Bauer AM., Grismer LL., Thirakhupt K., Aowphol A., Oaks JR., Wood, Jr. PL., Chan KO., Thy N., Cota M., Jackman T. 2014. Multiple origins of parthenogenesis, and a species phylogeny for the Southeast Asian butterfly lizards, \emphLeiolepis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113:1080–1093. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12367. Link.
  10. Oaks JR., Linkem CW., Sukumaran J. 2014. Implications of uniformly distributed, empirically informed priors for phylogeographical model selection: A reply to Hickerson et al. Evolution 68:3607–3617. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12523. Link.
  11. Oaks JR. 2014. An Improved Approximate-Bayesian Model-choice Method for Estimating Shared Evolutionary History. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:150. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-150. Link.
  12. Brown RM., Siler CD., Oliveros CH., Esselstyn JA., Diesmos AC., Hosner PA., Linkem CW., Barley AJ., Oaks JR., Sanguila MB., Welton LJ., Moyle RG., Peterson AT., Alcala AC. 2013. Evolutionary processes of diversification in a model island archipelago. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 44:411–435. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110411-160323. Link.
  13. Welton LJ., Siler CD., Oaks JR., Diesmos AC., Brown RM. 2013. Multilocus Phylogeny and Bayesian Estimates of Species Boundaries Reveal Hidden Evolutionary Relationships and Cryptic Diversity in Southeast Asian Monitor Lizards. Molecular Ecology 22:3495–3510. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12324. Link.
  14. Oaks JR., Sukumaran J., Esselstyn JA., Linkem CW., Siler CD., Holder MT., Brown RM. 2013. Evidence for climate-driven diversification? A caution for interpreting ABC inferences of simultaneous historical events. Evolution 67:991–1010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01840.x. Link.
  15. Siler CD., Oaks JR., Welton LJ., Linkem CW., Swab J., Diesmos AC., Brown RM. 2012. Did geckos ride the Palawan raft to the Philippines? Journal of Biogeography 39:1217–1234. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02680.x. Link.
  16. Oaks JR. 2011. A time-calibrated species tree of Crocodylia reveals a recent radiation of the true crocodiles. Evolution 65:3285–3297. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01373.x. Link.
  17. Siler CD., Oaks JR., Esselstyn JA., Diesmos AC., Brown RM. 2010. Phylogeny and biogeography of Philippine bent-toed geckos (Gekkonidae: \emphCyrtodactylus) contradict a prevailing model of Pleistocene diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:699–710. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.01.027. Link.
  18. Grismer LL., Neang T., Chav T., Wood, Jr. PL., Oaks JR., Holden J., Grismer JL., Szutz TR., Youmans TM. 2008. Additional amphibians and reptiles from the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Northwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia, with comments on their taxonomy and the discovery of four new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 56:161–175. Link.
  19. Oaks JR., Daul JM., Adler GH. 2008. Life span of a tropical forest rodent, \emphProechimys semispinosus. Journal of Mammalogy 89:904–908. DOI: 10.1644/07-MAMM-A-045.1. Link.