Publications (peer reviewed)   [Uundergraduate or Ggraduate student]

Marske, KM*, HC Lanier*, CD Siler, AH Rowe, LR Stein. 2023. Integrating biogeography and behavioral ecology to rapidly address biodiversity loss. PNAS 120(15): e2110866120. [*Authors contributed equally]

Theriot, MKGHC Lanier, LE Olson. 2023. Harnessing natural history collections to detect body-size change as a response to warming: a critique and review of best practices. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 14:306–318.

Allen, AGG,ZP Roehrs, RS Seville, and HC Lanier. 2022. Competitive release during fire succession influences ecological turnover in a small mammal community. Ecology 103:e3733

Sjodin BMFG, KE Galbreath, HC Lanier, MA Russello. 2021. Chromosome-level reference genome assembly for the American pika (Ochotona princeps). Journal of Heredity 112(6): 549–557. 

Horníková, MG, S Marková, HC Lanier, JB Searle, and P Kotlík. 2021. A dynamic history of admixture from Mediterranean and Carpathian glacial refugia drives genomic diversity in the bank vole. Ecology and Evolution. 11(12): 8215–8225

Marková, S, M StážnickáGHC Lanier, H Henttonen, JB Searle, LJ Weider, and P Kotlík. 2020. Genomic signatures reveal high diversity of the bank vole in Fennoscandia: the role of multiple colonizations and end-glacial refugia. Molecular Ecology 29:1730-1744.

Smith, AB, EA Beever, AE Kessler, AN Johnson, C Ray, CW Epps, HC Lanier, R Klinger, TJ Rodhouse, J Varner, et al. 2019. Alternatives to genetic affinity as a context for within-species response to climate. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0584-8

Knowles, LL, R Massatti, Q He, LE Olson, and HC Lanier. 2016. Quantifying the similarity between genes and geography across Alaska’s alpine small mammals. Journal of Biogeography 43:1464–1476

Lanier, HC, R Massatti, Q He, LE Olson, and LL Knowles. 2015. Colonization from divergent ancestors: glaciation signatures on contemporary patterns of genetic variation in collared pikas. Molecular Ecology 24:3688–3075

Lanier, HC and LL Knowles. 2015. Applying species-tree analyses to deep phylogenetic histories: Challenges and potential suggested from a survey of empirical phylogenetic studies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution83:191–199 

Natarajan, C, FG Hoffmann, HC Lanier, ZA Cheviron, ML Spangler, RE Weber, A Fago, and JF Storz. 2015. Intraspecific polymorphism, interspecific divergence, and the origins of function-altering mutations in deer mouse hemoglobin. Molecular Biology & Evolutiondoi:10.1093/molbev/msu403

Lanier, HC, AM Gunderson, M Weksler, VB Fedorov, and LE Olson. 2015. Comparative phylogeography of eastern Beringian mammals highlights the double-edged sword of climate change faced by arctic- and alpine-adapted species. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118396

Lanier, HC, H Huang, and LL Knowles. 2014. How low can you go? The effects of mutation rate on the accuracy of species-tree reconstruction. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70:112–119

Lanier, HC,DL Edwards, and LL Knowles. 2013. Phylogenetic structure of vertebrate communities across the Australian arid zone. Journal of Biogeography 40:1059–070

Lanier, HC and LE Olson. 2013. Deep barriers, shallow divergences: reduced phylogeographic structure in the collared pika (Ochotona collaris). Journal of Biogeography 40:466–478. [profiled in The Wildlife Professional & by the American Society of Mammalogists]

Reese, ATU, HC Lanier, and EJ Sargis. 2013. Skeletal indicators of ecological specialization in pika (Mammalia, Ochotonidae). Journal of Morphology 247:585–602

Lanier, HCand LL Knowles. 2012. Is recombination a problem for species-tree analyses? Systematic Biology 61:691–701

Knowles, LL*, HC Lanier*, PB Kilmov, and Q HeG. 2012. Full modeling versus summarizing gene-tree uncertainty: method choice and species-tree accuracy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65:501–509. [*Authors contributed equally]

Gunderson, AG, HC Lanier, and LE Olson. 2012. Limited phylogeographic structure and genetic variation in Alaska’s arctic and alpine endemic, the Alaska marmot.Journal of Mammalogy 93:66–75

Roberts, TE, HC Lanier, EJ Sargis, and LE Olson. 2011. Molecular phylogeny of treeshrews (Mammalia: Scandentia) and the timescale of diversification in Southeast Asia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution60:358–372

Matson, JO, W Bulmer, RP Eckerlin, HC Lanier, and N Woodman. 2010. Small mammals from a cloud forest in the Montañas de Cuilco, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Virginia Journal of Science 61:57–58

Weksler, M, HC Lanier, and LE Olson. 2010. Eastern Beringian biogeography: Historical and spatial genetic structure of singing voles (Microtus miurus) in Alaska. Journal of Biogeography 37:1414–1431

Lanier, HC and LE Olson. 2009. Inferring divergence times within pikas (genus Ochotona) using mtDNA and relaxed molecular dating techniques. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution53:1–12

Olson, LE, Z Rakotomalala, KBP Hildebrandt, HC Lanier, CJ Raxworthy, and SM Goodman. 2009. Phylogeography of Microgale brevicaudata(Tenrecidae) and description of a new species from western Madagascar. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1095–1100

Book Chapters (peer reviewed)

Lanier, HC. 2018. Ochotona collaris. Lagomorphs of the World.  AT Smith, ed. Johns Hopkins University Press. 

Ruadas, LA, JM Mora, and HC Lanier.2018. Evolution of Lagomorpha. Lagomorphs of the World.  AT Smith, ed. Johns Hopkins University Press. 

IUCN Species Assessments (peer reviewed)

Barry, R and HC Lanier. 2019. Sylvilagus obscurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T41301A45192437.

Litvaitis, JA and HC Lanier. 2019. Sylvilagus transitionalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T21212A45181534.

Lorenzo, C, Brown, DE and HC Lanier. 2019. Sylvilagus insonus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T21207A45180771.

Lorenzo, C and HC Lanier. 2019. Sylvilagus cunicularius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T21211A45181292.

Lorenzo, C and HC Lanier. 2019. Sylvilagus graysoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T21206A45180643.

McCleery, R and HC Lanier. 2019. Sylvilagus palustris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T41303A45192995.

Nielsen, CK and HC Lanier. 2019. Sylvilagus aquaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T41296A45190578.

Nielsen, CK and HC Lanier. 2019. Sylvilagus floridanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T41299A45191626.

Lanier, HC, and D Hik. 2016. Ochotona collaris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41257A45182533.

Teaching and Education (peer reviewed)

Flaherty, EA, HC Lanier, J Varner, JM Duggan, S Beckmann, C Yahnke, LP Erb, L Patrick, L Dizney, K Munroe, PK Connors. Teaching mammalogy in the 21st century: Advances in undergraduate education. Journal of Mammalogy. [in press]

Savic, M, NR Kothapalli, HC Lanier, EK Freeman, LM RatliffUG, E HillermanUG, C. MartinUG. 2021. Positioning humanity before progress: students’ and mentors’ perceptions on the COVID-19 response to undergraduate research. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research 5(1): 31–38

Connors PK*, HC Lanier*, LP Erb, J Varner, L Dizney, EA Flaherty, JM Duggan, CJ Yahnke, JD Hanson. 2021. Connected while distant: Networking CUREs across classrooms to create community and inspire students. Integrative and Comparative Biology.  [*Authors contributed equally] 

Dizney, L, J Varner, JM Duggan, HC Lanier, PK Connors, LP Erb, EA Flaherty, C J Yahnke, JD Hanson. 2021. Squirreling from afar: adapting Squirrel-Net modules for remote teaching and learning. CourseSource.

Connors, PK, J Varner, LP Erb, L Dizney, HC Lanier, JD Hanson, CJ Yahnke, JM Duggan, EA Flaherty. Squirreling around for science: observing sciurid rodents to investigate animal behavior. CourseSource

Dizney, L, PK Connors, JM Duggan, J Varner, HC Lanier, LP Erb, EA Flaherty, CJ Yahnke, JD Hanson. An introduction to the Squirrel-Net Consortium teaching modules. CourseSource

Duggan, JM, J Varner, HC Lanier, EA Flaherty, L Dizney, CJ Yahnke, PK Connors, LP Erb, JD Hanson. Squirrels in Space: Using radio telemetry to explore the space use and movement of sciurid rodents. CourseSource

Varner, J, HC Lanier, JM Duggan, L Dizney, EA Flaherty, PK Connors, LP Erb, C Yahnke, JD Hanson. 2019. How many squirrels are in the shrubs? A lesson for comparing methods for population estimation. CourseSource

Yahnke, CJ, L Dizney, J Varner, JM Duggan, HC Lanier, LP Erb, EA Flaherty, PK Connors, JD Hanson. Sorry to eat and run: A lesson for testing trade-offs in squirrel behavior using Giving Up Densities (GUD). CourseSource

Other Publications (not peer reviewed)

HC Lanier and C Lorenzo. 2022. Lagomorph Specialist Group 2021 Report. IUCN: Species Survival Commission Publication. 

HC Lanier and C Lorenzo. 2021. Lagomorph Specialist Group 2020 Report. IUCN: Species Survival Commission Publication. 

Hansen A, PK Connors, D Donnelly-Hermosillo, R Full, A Hove, HC Lanier, D Lent, J Nation, K Tucker, J Ward, E Zavaleta. 2021. Introduction to the symposium: Biology beyond the classroom: Experiential learning through authentic research, design & community engagement. Integrative and Comparative Biology 61(3): 926–933

Smith, AT and HC Lanier. 2020. Lagomorph Specialist Group 2019 Report. IUCN: Species Survival Commission. 

Smith, AT and HC Lanier. 2019. Lagomorph Specialist Group 2018 Report. IUCN: Species Survival Commission. 

Flaherty, EA, J Varner, JM Duggan, PK Connors, L Dizney, and Squirrel Net Consortium [HC Lanier, DJ Hanson, L Erb, CJ Yahnke]. 2019. A CURE for the common course. The Wildlife Professional13(6): 32–35

Anderson, RP, MA Eifler, HC Lanier, and T Holmes. 2019. Mammalian research honoring the educational contributions of Grinnell Awardee Robert M. Timm. Journal of Mammalogy. 100(6): 1710–1712

Stover, SG and HC Lanier. 2019. Women geoscientists at State Geological Surveys – A status update.Kansas Geological Survey

Lanier, HC, LM Moore, ZP Roehrs, AL Wangeline, and RS Seville. 2017. The influence of fire interval on community structure in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Report 40thAnnual Report. 

Lanier, HC, LL Carver§, ZP Roehrs, MA Roehrs, and RS Seville. 2015. Small mammal movements and fire history: testing the long-term effects of the 1988 Huckleberry Mountain Fire.  University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Report 38thAnnual Report. 

Lanier, HC, AJ Kulkowski§, ZP Roehrs, MA Roehrs, and RS Seville. 2014. Succession effects on mammal and invertebrate communities 26 years after the 1988 Huckleberry Mountain Fire.  University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Report 37(8):49–57