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McCracken, K. G., C. P. Barger, M. Bulgarella, K. P. Johnson, S. A. Sonsthagen, J. Trucco, T. H. Valqui, R. E. Wilson, K. Winker, and M. D. Sorenson. In press. Parallel adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia in the major hemoglobin of eight Andean duck species. Molecular Ecology.

McCracken, K. G., C. P. Barger, M. Bulgarella, K. P. Johnson, M. K. Kuhner, A. V. Moore, J. L. Peters, J. Trucco, T. H. Valqui, K. Winker, and R. E. Wilson. In press. Signatures of high-altitude adaptation in the major hemogloblin of five species of Andean dabbling ducks. American Naturalist.

Johnson, K. P., J. R. Malenke, and D. H. Clayton. 2009. Competition promotes the evolution of host generalists in obligate parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B.

Malenke, J. R., K. P. Johnson, and D. H. Clayton. 2009. Host specialization differentiates cryptic species of feather-feeding lice. Evolution 63:1427-1438.

McCracken, K. G., M. Bulgarella, K. P. Johnson, M. K. Kuhner, J. Trucco, T. H. Valqui, R. E. Wilson, and J. L. Peters. 2009. Gene flow in the face of countervailing selection: Adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia in the betaA hemoglobin subunit of yellow-billed pintails in the Andes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26:815-827.

C. Bueter, J. Weckstein, K. P. Johnson, J. M. Bates, and C. E. Gordon. 2009. Comparative phylogenetic histories of two louse genera found on Catharus thrushes and other birds. Journal of Parasitology 95:295-307.

Price, R. D. and K. P. Johnson. 2009. Five new species of Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae) in Panama. Zootaxa 2200:61-68.

Weckstein, J. D., B. D. Marks, R. G. Moyle, K. P. Johnson, M. J. Meyer, J. Braimah, J. Oppong, and J. Amponsah. 2009. Important bird records from two expeditions to the Upper Guinea forest of Ghana. Malimbus 31:28-46.

Price, R. D., K. P. Johnson, and R. C. Dalgleish. 2008. Five new species of Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from saltators and grosbeaks (Passeriformes: Cardinalidae). Zootaxa 1873:1-10.

Meyer, M. J., R. D. Price, and K. P. Johnson. 2008. A new species of Picicola Clay and Meinertzhagen, 1938 (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera) parasitic on the Rufous-sided Broadbill (Passeriformes: Eurylaimidae) in Ghana. Zootaxa 1762:63-68.

Price, R. D., K. P. Johnson, and R. L. Palma. 2008. A review of the genus Forficuloecus Conci (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) from parrots (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae), with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 1859:49-62.

Yoshizawa, K. and K. P. Johnson. 2008. Molecular systematics of the barklouse family Psocidae (Insecta: Psocodea: "Psocoptera") and implications for morphological and behavioral evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46:547-559.

Price, R. D., K. P. Johnson, and R. C. Dalgleish. 2008. Five new species of Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from antshrikes and antbirds (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Zootaxa 1819:55-62.

Price, R. D., K. P. Johnson, and R. C. Dalgleish. 2008. Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from wrens (Passeriformes: Troglodytidae), with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 1740:59-65.

Johnson, K. P., D. L. Reed, S. Hammond, D. Kim, and D. H. Clayton. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial genes supports species groups for Columbicola (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45:506-518.

Cameron, S. L., K. P. Johnson, and M. F. Whiting. 2007. The mitochondrial genome of the screamer louse Bothriometopus (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera): Effects of extensive gene rearrangements on the evolution of the genome as a whole. Journal of Molecular Evolution 65:589-604.

Pereira, S. L., K. P. Johnson, D. H. Clayton, and A. J. Baker. 2007. Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences support a Cretaceous origin of Columbiformes and dispersal driven radiation in the Paleogene. Systematic Biology 56:656-672.

Price, R. D. and K. P. Johnson. 2007. Three new species of chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from Australian parrots (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 109:513-521.

Favret, C., K. S. Cummings, R. J. McGinley, E. J. Heske, K. P. Johnson, C. A. Phillips, L. R. Phillippe, M. E. Retzer, C. A. Taylor, and M. J. Wetzel. 2007. Profiling natural history collections: A method for quantitative and comparative health assessment. Collection Forum 22:53-65.

Hughes, J., M. Kennedy, K. P. Johnson, R. L. Palma, and R. D. M. Page. 2007. Coevolution in the light of phylogenetic uncertainty: frequent cospeciation in birds and Pectinopygus lice. Systematic Biology 56:232-251.

Johnson, K. P., M. Kennedy, and K. G. McCracken. 2006.  Reinterpreting the origins of flamingo lice: Cospeciation or host-switching? Biology Letters 2:275-278.

Price, R. D. and K. P. Johnson. 2006. Myrsidea willardi, a new species of chewing louse (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from Schlegel's Asity (Passeriformes: Philepittidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 79:267-271.

Price, R. D. and K. P. Johnson. 2006. Four new species of Myrsidea Waterston chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from the Malagasy warblers (Passeriformes). Zootaxa 1297:47-55.

Yoshizawa, K., C. Lienhard, and K. P. Johnson. 2006. Molecular systematics of the suborder Trogiomorpha (Insecta: Psocodea: "Psocoptera"). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 146:287-299.

Johnson, K. P. and R. D. Price. 2006. Five new species of Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from bristlebills and greenbuls (Passeriformes: Pycnonotidae) in Ghana. Zootaxa 1177:27-37.

Clayton, D. H., R. D. Price, and K. P. Johnson. 2006. Two new species of Dennyus (Collodennyus) chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera: Menoponidae) from swiftlets (Apodiformes: Apodidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 108:306-311.

Yoshizawa, K. and K. P. Johnson. 2006. Morphology of male genitalia in lice and relatives and phylogenetic implications. Systematic Entomology 31:350-361.

Johnson, K. P., S. E. Bush, and D. H. Clayton. 2005. Correlated evolution of host and parasite body size: Tests of Harrison's Rule using birds and lice. Evolution 59:1744-1753.

Yoshizawa, K. and K. P. Johnson. 2005. Aligned 18S for Zoraptera (Insecta): phylogenetic position and molecular evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37:572-580.

Price, J. J., K. P. Johnson, S. E. Bush, and D. H. Clayton. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of the Papuan Swiftlet and implications for the evolution of avian echolocation. The Ibis 147:790-796.

Peters, J. L., K. G. McCracken, Y. N. Zhuralev, Y. Lu, R. E. Wilson, K. P. Johnson, and K. E. Omland. 2005. Phylogenetics of wigeons and allies (Anatidae: Anas): the importance of sampling multiple loci and multiple individuals. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35:209-224.

Johnson, K. P., K. Yoshizawa, and V. S. Smith. 2004. Multiple origins of parasitism in lice. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271:1771-1776.

Smith, V. S., R. D. M. Page, and K. P. Johnson. 2004. Data incongruence and the problem of avian louse phylogeny. Zoologica Scripta 33:239-259.

Johnson, K. P. 2004. Deletion bias in avian introns over evolutionary timescales. Molecular Biology and Evolution 21:599-602.

Whiteman,, N. K., D. Santiago-Alarcon, K. P. Johnson, and P. G. Parker. 2004. Differences in straggling rates between two genera of dove lice reinforce population genetic and cophylogenetic patterns (Insecta: Phthiraptera). International Journal for Parasitology 34:1113-1119.

Price, J. J., K. P. Johnson, and D. H. Clayton. 2004. The evolution of echolocation in swiftlets. Journal Avian Biology 35:135-143.

Johnson, K. P. and D. H. Clayton. 2004. Untangling coevolutionary history. Systematic Biology 53:92-94.

Clayton, D. H., S. E. Bush, and K. P. Johnson. 2004. The ecology of congruence: Past meets present. Systematic Biology 53:165-173.

Marks, B. D., J. D. Weckstein, K. P. Johnson, M. J. Meyer, J. Braimah, and J. Oppong. 2004. Rediscovery of the White-necked Picathartes (Picathartes gymnocephalus) in Ghana. Bulletin of the British Ornithological Club 124:151-153.

Clayton, D. H., S. E. Bush, B. M. Goates, and K. P. Johnson. 2003. Host defense reinforces host-parasite cospeciation. PNAS 100:15694-15699.

Clayton, D. H. and K. P. Johnson. 2003. Linking coevolutionary history to ecological process: Doves and lice. Evolution 57:2335-2341.

Yoshizawa, K. and K. P. Johnson. 2003. Phylogenetic position of Phthiraptera (Insecta: Paraneoptera) and elevated rate of evolution in mitochondrial 12S and 16S rDNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 29:102-114.

  Johnson, K. P. 2003. Phylogenetics of Psocoptera and the origins of lice. Entomologische Abhandlungen 61:149.

Barker, S. C., M. F. Whiting, K. P. Johnson, and A. Murrell. 2003. Phylogeny of lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) inferred from small subunit rRNA. Zoologica Scripta 32:407-414.

  Johnson, K. P. 2003. Island biogeography theory and evolution: Genetic divergence and speciation of island taxa. Comments on Theoretical Biology 8:339-356.

Johnson, K. P. and E. L. Mockford. 2003. Molecular systematics of Psocomorpha (Psocoptera). Systematic Entomology 28:409-416.

  Johnson, K. P. and D. H. Clayton. 2003. The biology, ecology, and evolution of chewing lice. pp 449 – 476 In The Chewing Lice: World Checklist and Biological Overview, R. D. Price, R. A. Hellenthal, R. L. Palma, K. P. Johnson, and D. H. Clayton. Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication 24.

Johnson, K. P., R. J. Adams, R. D. M. Page, and D. H. Clayton. 2003. When do parasites fail to speciate in response to host speciation? Systematic Biology 52:37-47.

Johnson, K. P., R. H. Cruickshank, R. J. Adams, V. S. Smith, R. D. M. Page, and D. H. Clayton. 2003. Dramatically elevated rate of mitochondrial substitution in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26:231-242.

  Johnson, K. P. and D. H. Clayton. 2003. Coevolutionary history of ecological replicates: Comparing phylogenies of wing and body lice to Columbiform hosts. pp. 262-286 In: Tangled trees: Phylogeny, cospeciation, and coevolution (ed. R. D. M. Page). University of Chicago Press.

  Clayton, D. H., S. Al-Tamimi, and K. P. Johnson. 2003. The ecological basis of coevolutionary history. pp. 310-341 In: Tangled trees: Phylogeny, cospeciation, and coevolution (ed. R. D. M. Page). University of Chicago Press.

  Johnson, K. P., J. D. Weckstein, C. C. Witt, R. C. Faucett, and R. G. Moyle. 2002. The perils of using host relationships in parasite taxonomy: Phylogeny of the Degeeriella complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23:150-157.

Cherry, J. L. , F. R. Adler, and K. P. Johnson. 2002. Islands, equilibria, and speciation. Science 296:975a.

Page, R. D. M., R. H. Cruickshank, and K. P. Johnson. 2002. Louse 12S rRNA secondary structure is highly variable. Insect Molecular Biology 11:361-369.

Johnson, K. P., R. J. Adams, and D. H. Clayton. 2002. The phylogeny of the louse genus Brueelia does not relect host phylogeny. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 77: 233-247.

Johnson, K. P. and M. F. Whiting. 2002. Multiple genes and the monophyly of Ischnocera (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 22:101-110.

Johnson, K. P., B. L. Williams, D. M. Drown, R. J. Adams, and D. H. Clayton. 2002. The population genetics of host specificity: Genetic differentiation in dove lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Molecular Ecology 11:25-38.

Johnson, K. P., J. D. Weckstein, C. C. Witt, R. C. Faucett, and R. G. Moyle. 2002. The perils of using host relationships in parasite taxonomy: Phylogeny of the Degeeriella complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23:150-157.

McCracken, K. G., R. E. Wilson, P. J. McCracken, and K. P. Johnson. 2001. Are ducks impressed by drakes’ display? Nature 413:128.

Johnson, K. P., S. de Kort, K. Dinwoodey, A. C. Mateman, C. ten Cate, C. M. Lessells, and D. H. Clayton. 2001. A molecular phylogeny of the dove genera Streptopelia and Columba. The Auk 118:874-887.

Johnson, K. P., R. G. Moyle, C. C. Witt, R. C. Faucett, and J. D. Weckstein. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships in the louse genus Penenirmus based on nuclear (EF-1 alpha) and mitochondrial (COI) DNA sequences. Systematic Entomology 26:491-497.

Johnson, K. P., R. J. Adams, and D. H. Clayton. 2001. Molecular systematics of Goniodidae (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Journal of Parasitology 87:862-869.

Johnson, K. P., D. M. Drown, D. H. Clayton. 2001. A data based parsimony method of cophylogenetic analysis. Zoologica Scripta 30:79-87.

Clayton, D. H. and K. P. Johnson. 2001. Lice as probes. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16:433.

Cruickshank, R. H., K. P. Johnson, V. S. Smith, R. J. Adams, D. H. Clayton, and R. D. M. Page. 2001. Phylogenetic analysis of partial sequences of elongation factor 1 alpha identifies major groups of lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 19:202-215.

Johnson, K. P. 2001. Taxon sampling and the phylogenetic position of Passeriformes: Evidence from 916 avian cytochrome b sequences. Systematic Biology 50: 128-136.

Johnson, K. P. and J. Seger. 2001. Elevated rates of nonsynonymous substitutions in island birds. Molecular Biology and Evolution 18:874-881.

Clayton, D. H. and K. P. Johnson. 2001. What’s bugging brood parasites? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16:9-10.

Johnson, K. P., F. R. Adler, and J. L. Cherry. 2000. Genetic and phylogenetic consequences of island biogeography. Evolution 54:387-396.

Johnson, K. P. and S. M. Lanyon. 2000. Evolutionary changes in color patches of blackbirds are associated with marsh nesting. Behavioral Ecology 11:515-519.

Johnson, K. P. and D. H. Clayton. 2000. Nuclear and mitochondrial genes contain similar phylogenetic signal for pigeons and doves (Aves: Columbiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 14:141-151.

  Johnson, K. P., F. McKinney, R. Wilson, and M. D. Sorenson. 2000. The evolution of post-copulatory displays in dabbling ducks (Anatini): A phylogenetic perspective. Animal Behaviour 59:953-963.

Johnson, K. P. 2000. The evolution of courtship display repertoire size in the dabbling ducks (Anatini). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13:634-644.

Klicka, J., K. P. Johnson, and S. M. Lanyon. 2000. New World nine-primaried oscine relationships: Constructing a mitochondrial DNA framework. The Auk 117:321-336.

  Johnson, K. P. and D. H. Clayton. 2000. A molecular phylogeny of the dove genus Zenaida: Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Condor 102:864-870.

Johnson, K. P., S. Goodman, and S. M. Lanyon. 2000. A phylogenetic study of the Malagasy couas with insights into cuckoo relationships. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 14:436-444.

Johnson, K. P., F. McKinney, and M. D. Sorenson. 1999. Phylogenetic constraint on male parental care in the dabbling ducks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 266:759-763.

  Johnson, K. P. and S. M. Lanyon. 1999. Molecular systematics of the grackles and allies and the effects of additional sequence (cyt b and ND2). The Auk 116:759-768.

  Johnson, K. P. and M. D. Sorenson. 1999. Phylogeny and biogeography of the dabbling ducks (Genus: Anas): a comparison of molecular and morphological evidence. The Auk 116:792-805.

Johnson, K. P. 1999. The evolution of bill coloration and plumage dimorphism supports the transference hypothesis in dabbling ducks. Behavioral Ecology 10:63-67.

  Johnson, K. P. and D. H. Clayton. 1999. Swiftlets on islands: Genetics and phylogeny of the Seychelles and Mascarene Swiftlets. Phelsuma 7:9-13.

  Johnson, K. P., J. Stout, I. L. Brisbin, R. M. Zink, and J. Burger. 1999. Lack of demonstrable effects of pollutants on Cyt b sequences in Wood Ducks from a contaminated nuclear reactor cooling pond. Environmental Research 81:146-150.

Johnson, K. P. and M. D. Sorenson. 1998. Comparing molecular evolution in two mitochondrial protein coding genes (Cytochrome-b and ND2) in the dabbling ducks (Tribe: Anatini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 10:82-94.

  Young, H. G., M. D. Sorenson, and K. P. Johnson. 1997. A description of the Madagascar Teal Anas bernieri and an examination of its relationships with the Grey Teal A. gracilis. Wildfowl 48:174-180.

  Foster, S. A., W. A. Cresko, K. P. Johnson, M. U. Tlusty, and H. W. Willmott. 1996. Patterns of homoplasy in behavioral evolution. In: Homoplasy: The
Recurrence of Similarity in Evolution (M. J. Sanderson and L. Hufford, eds.). Academic Press, San Diego.

  Johnson, K. P. 1995. Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca). In The Birds of North America, No. 193 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.

   
Non-Reviewed Publications
  Johnson, K. P. 2002. Body language of dabbling ducks. Interpretive Birding Bulletin.

  Johnson, K. P. 2001. A review of Cuckoos, Cowbirds and Other Cheats – by N. B. Davies. Quarterly Review of Biology 76:509.

Johnson, K. P. 2001. A review of Pigeons and Doves. A Guide to Pigeons and Doves of the World – by David Gibbs, Eustace Barnes, and John Cox. Birding 33:482-485.

  McCracken, K. G., J. Harshman, M. D. Sorenson, K. P. Johnson. 2000. Are Ruddy Ducks and White-headed Ducks the same species? British Birds 93:396-398.

  Johnson, K. P. 1993. A review of Ducks in the Wild: Conserving Waterfowl and
their Habitats
- by Paul A. Johnsgard. The Auk 110:958-959.


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