Selected Publications 

Recent Scientific Articles and Publications

  • Teske, P.R., Hamilton, H., Matthee, C.A., and N.P. Barker. Signatures of seaway closures and long-distance dispersal in the phylogeny of a circumglobally distributed seahorse lineage. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:138
  • Aliaga-Rossel, E., McGuire, T.L., & H. Hamilton. Distribution and relative abundance of the river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis boliviensis) in the central Bolivian Amazon. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 8(1):87-92
  • Nikaido, M., Hamilton, H., Makimo, H., Sasaki, T., Takahashi, K., Goto, M., Kanda, N., Pastene, L. & N. Okada. 2006. Baleen whale phylogeny and a past extensive radiation event revealed by SINE insertion analysis. Molecular Biology & Evolution, 23(5):866—873
  • Sasaki, T., Nikaido, M., Hamilton, H., Goto, M., Kato, H., Kanda, N., Pastene, L.A., Cao, Y., Hasegawa, M., Fordyce, R.E. & N. Okada. 2005. Mitochondrial phylogenetics and evolution of mysticete whales. Systematic Biology 54(1):77—90.
  • Teske, P.R., Hamilton, H., Palsbøll, P.J., Choo, C.K., Gabr, H., Lourie, S.A., Santos, M., Sreepada, A., Cherry, M.I. & C.A. Matthee. 2005. Molecular evidence suggests that long-distance colonization, low inter-population connectivity, and population expansions are driving speciation in an Indo-Pacific seahorse lineage. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 286:249-260
  • Lázaro, M, Lessa, E.P. & H. Hamilton. 2004. Geographic genetic structure in the franciscana dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei). Marine Mammal Science 20(2):201-214.
  • Hamilton, H., Caballero, S., Collins, A.G. & R.L. Brownell, Jr. 2001. Evolution of river dolphins. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences. 268: 549-556
  • Caballero, S., Hamilton, H., Jaramillo, C., Capella, J., Flórez-González, L., Olavarría, C., Rosenbaum, H.C., Guhl, F., & C.S. Baker. 2001. Genetic characterization of the Colombian Pacific Coast humpback whale population using RAPD and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Australia 47(2):459-464.
  • Nikaido, M, Matsuno, F, Abe, H, Shimamura, M, Hamilton, H, Matsubayashi, H, & N. Okada. 2001. Evolution of CHR-2 SINEs in cetartiodactyl genomes: possible evidence for monophyletic origin of toothed whales. Mammalian Genome 12:909-15
  • Nikaido, M., Matsuno, F., Hamilton, H., Cao, Y., Brownell Jr., R.L., Ding, W., Zuoyan, Z., Shedlock, A.M., Hasegawa, M., & Okada, N. 2001. Retroposon analysis of major cetacean lineages: the monophyly of toothed whales and the paraphyly of river dolphins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98(13):7384-7389.

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Q:  How would you define biodiversity in layman's terms?


A:  Biodiversity is both life itself and life giving. It provides us with food, medicine, clothing, building materials, fertile land, clean water, pure air, a stable climate, and spiritual respite. It has served us for all of human consciousness.

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Director of the Center for Biodiversity Research; Research Associate, Dept. of Ornithology & Mammalogy


Expeditions, Total: 7

Current Expedition: West Australia, June 2009



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