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Collyer, M. L., & Adams, D. C. Interrogating Random and Systematic Measurement Error in Morphometric Data. Evolutionary Biology (Early View)


Burns, M.D., M.L. Collyer, & B.L. Sidlauskas.  Simultaneous integration and modularity underlie the exceptional body shape diversification of characiform fishes. Evolution, 77, 746-762.


Adams, D.C. & M.L. Collyer.  Consilience of methods for phylogenetic analysis of variance. Evolution. 76, 1406-1419.

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Friedman, S.T., M.L. Collyer,  S.A., Price, & P.C. Wainwright.  Divergent processes drive parallel evolution in marine and freshwater fishes. Systematic Biology. 71(6), 1319-1330.

Collyer,  M.L., E.K. Baken, & D.C. Adams.  A standardized effect size for evaluating and comparing the strength of phylogenetic signal. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 13 (2), 367–382.


Baken, E. K., M. L. Collyer,  A. Kaliontzopoulou, & D. C. Adams. geomorph v4.0 and gmShiny: enhanced analytics and a new graphical interface for a comprehensive morphometric experience. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12 (12), 2355-2363.

Collyer, M.L., & D.C. Adams. (2021). Phylogenetically aligned component analysis. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12, 359-372


Collyer, M. L., Davis, M. A., & Adams, D. C. (2020). Making heads or tails of combined landmark configurations in geometric morphometric data. Evolutionary Biology, 47, 193-205.

Dubé, J. J., Collyer, M. L., Trant, S., Toledo, F. G., Goodpaster, B. H., Kershaw, E. E., & DeLany, J. P. (2020). Decreased mitochondrial dynamics is associated with insulin resistance, metabolic rate, and fitness in African Americans. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 105(4), 1210-1220.


 Adams, D. C., & Collyer, M. L. (2019). Comparing the strength of modular signal, and evaluating alternative modular hypotheses, using covariance ratio effect sizes with morphometric data. Evolution, 73(12), 2352-2367.

Adams, D. C., & Collyer, M. L. (2019). Phylogenetic comparative methods and the evolution of multivariate phenotypes. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 50, 405-425.

Smith, C. F., Schuett, G. W., Reiserer, R. S., Dana, C. E., Collyer, M. L., & Davis, M. A. (2019). Drought-induced suppression of female fecundity in a capital breeder. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-13.

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Collyer, M. L., & Adams, D. C. (2018). RRPP: An R package for fitting linear models to high‐dimensional data using residual randomization. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9(7), 1772-1779.

Adams, D. C., & Collyer, M. L. (2018). Phylogenetic ANOVA: Group‐clade aggregation, biological challenges, and a refined permutation procedure. Evolution, 72(6), 1204-1215.

Adams, D. C., & Collyer, M. L. (2018). Multivariate phylogenetic comparative methods: evaluations, comparisons, and recommendations. Systematic Biology, 67(1), 14-31.


Adams, D. C., & Collyer, M. L. (2016). On the comparison of the strength of morphological integration across morphometric datasets. Evolution, 70(11), 2623-2631.

Levis, N. A., Schooler, M. L., Johnson, J. R., & Collyer, M. L. (2016). Non-adaptive phenotypic plasticity: the effects of terrestrial and aquatic herbicides on larval salamander morphology and swim speed. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 118(3), 569-581.

Davis, M. A., Douglas, M. R., Collyer, M. L., & Douglas, M. E. (2016). Deconstructing a species-complex: geometric morphometric and molecular analyses define species in the Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis). PloS one, 11(1), e0146166.

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Wang, H., Watson, K., Robinson, R. D., Domanski, K. H., Umejiego, J., Hamblin, L., ... & Zenarosa, N. R. (2016). Chest pain risk scores can reduce emergent cardiac imaging test needs with low major adverse cardiac events occurrence in an emergency department observation unit. Critical pathways in cardiology, 15(4), 145-151.


Turner, T. F., Krabbenhoft, T. J., Collyer, M. L., Krabbenhoft, C. A., Edwards, M. S., & Sharp, Z. D. (2015). Retrospective stable isotope analysis reveals ecosystem responses to river regulation over the last century. Ecology, 96(12), 3213-3226.

Collyer, M. L., Sekora, D. J., & Adams, D. C. (2015). A method for analysis of phenotypic change for phenotypes described by high-dimensional data. Heredity, 115(4), 357-365.

Davis, M. A., Douglas, M. R., Webb, C. T., Collyer, M. L., Holycross, A. T., Painter, C. W., ... & Douglas, M. E. (2015). Nowhere to go but up: Impacts of climate change on demographics of a short-range endemic (Crotalus willardi obscurus) in the sky-islands of Southwestern North America. PLoS One, 10(6), e0131067.

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Collyer, M. L., Hall, M. E., Smith, M. D., & Hoagstrom, C. W. (2015). Habitat-morphotype associations of Pecos pupfish (Cyprinodon pecosensis) in isolated habitat complexes. Copeia, 103(1), 181-199.

Adams, D. C., & Collyer, M. L. (2015). Permutation tests for phylogenetic comparative analyses of high‐dimensional shape data: What you shuffle matters. Evolution, 69(3), 823-829.


Jesse, L., Collyer, M., Moloney, K., & Obrycki, J. J. (2013). Distribution of Megastigmus aculeatus (Hymenoptera: Torymidae) and the levels of seed predation of Rosa multiflora (Rosaceae). Weed Biology and Management, 13(3), 79-88.

Collyer, M. L., & Adams, D. C. (2013). Phenotypic trajectory analysis: comparison of shape change patterns in evolution and ecology. Hystrix, 24(1), 75.

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Cotten, T. B., Kwiatkowski, M. A., Saenz, D., & Collyer, M. (2012). Effects of an invasive plant, Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera), on development and survival of anuran larvae. Journal of Herpetology, 46(2), 186-193.


Stockwell, C. A., Purcell, K. M., Collyer, M. L., & Janovy, J. (2011). Effects of salinity on Physa acuta, the intermediate host for the parasite Posthodiplostomum minimum: implications for the translocation of the protected white sands pupfish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 140(5), 1370-1374.

Collyer, M. L., Heilveil, J. S., & Stockwell, C. A. (2011). Contemporary evolutionary divergence for a protected species following assisted colonization. PLoS One, 6(8), e22310.

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Turner, T. F., Collyer, M. L., & Krabbenhoft, T. J. (2010). A general hypothesis‐testing framework for stable isotope ratios in ecological studies. Ecology, 91(8), 2227-2233.


Krabbenhoft, T. J., Collyer, M. L., & Quattro, J. M. (2009). Differing evolutionary patterns underlie convergence on elongate morphology in endemic fishes of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98(3), 636-645.

Adams, D. C., & Collyer, M. L. (2009). A general framework for the analysis of phenotypic trajectories in evolutionary studies. Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, 63(5), 1143-1154.

Marsteller, S., Adams, D. C., Collyer, M. L., & Condon, M. (2009). Six cryptic species on a single species of host plant: morphometric evidence for possible reproductive character displacement. Ecological Entomology, 34(1), 66-73.


Smith, M. T., & Collyer, M. L. (2008). Regional variation and sexual dimorphism in head form of the prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis): comparisons using new analytical and collection methods. The biology of rattlesnakes: Loma Linda University Press, California.

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Collyer, M. L., Stockwell, C. A., Adams, D. C., & Reiser, M. H. (2007). Phenotypic plasticity and contemporary evolution in introduced populations: evidence from translocated populations of white sands pupfish (Cyrpinodon tularosa). Ecological Research, 6(22), 902-910.

Chun, Y. J., Collyer, M. L., Moloney, K. A., & Nason, J. D. (2007). Phenotypic plasticity of native vs. invasive purple loosestrife: a two‐state multivariate approach. Ecology, 88(6), 1499-1512.

Adams, D. C., West, M. E., & Collyer, M. L. (2007). Location‐specific sympatric morphological divergence as a possible response to species interactions in West Virginia Plethodon salamander communities. Journal of Animal Ecology, 76(2), 289-295.

Adams, D. C., & Collyer, M. L. (2007). Analysis of character divergence along environmental gradients and other covariates. Evolution, 61(3), 510-515.

Collyer, M. L., & Adams, D. C. (2007). Analysis of two‐state multivariate phenotypic change in ecological studies. Ecology, 88(3), 683-692.

Stockwell, C.A., and M.L. Collyer.  (2007). Contemporary evolution and conservation. Pages 192-194 In F.W. Allendorf and G. Luikart, eds., Conservation and the genetics of populations. Blackwell Science.


Hollander, J., Collyer, M. L., Adams, D. C., & Johannesson, K. (2006). Phenotypic plasticity in two marine snails: constraints superseding life history. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 19(6), 1861-1872.


Collyer, M. L., Novak, J. M., & Stockwell, C. A. (2005). Morphological divergence of native and recently established populations of White Sands Pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa). Copeia, 2005(1), 1-11.


Collyer, M. L., & Stockwell, C. A. (2004). Experimental evidence for costs of parasitism for a threatened species, White Sands pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa). Journal of Animal Ecology, 73(5), 821-830.