(Please respect publishers’ copyright agreements and only download the following files for personal, academic, and/or educational use).

Moen, D. S. 2019. What determines the distinct morphology of species with a particular ecology? The roles of many-to-one mapping and trade-offs in the evolution of frog ecomorphology and performance. American Naturalist In press.

Kulyomina, Y., D. S. Moen, and D. J. Irschick. 2019. The relationship between habitat use and body shape in geckos. Journal of Morphology 280:722–730.

Bars-Closel, M., T. Kohlsdorf, D. S. Moen, and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Diversification rates are more strongly related to microhabitat than climate in squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes). Evolution 71:2243–2261.

Moen, D. S., and J. J. Wiens. 2017. Microhabitat and climatic niche change explain patterns of diversification among frog families. American Naturalist 190:29–44. (doi: 10.1086/692065; Supp. Data).

Yguel, B., H. Jactel, I. S. Pearse, D. S. Moen, M. Winter, J. Hortal, M. R. Helmus, I. Kühn, S. Pavoine, O. Purschke, E. Weiher, C. Violle, W. Ozinga, M. Brändle, I. Bartish, and A. Prinzing. 2016. The evolutionary legacy of diversification predicts ecosystem function. American Naturalist 188:388–410.

Moen, D. S., H. Morlon, and J. J. Wiens. 2016. Testing convergence versus history: convergence dominates phenotypic evolution for over 150 million years in frogs. Systematic Biology 65:146–160. (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syv073; Supp. Mat.; you can alternatively download the “Accepted Author Manuscript”).

Moen, D. S., and H. Morlon. 2014. From dinosaurs to modern bird diversity: Extending the time scale of adaptive radiation. PLoS Biology 12:e1001854. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001854).

Moen, D. S., and H. Morlon. 2014. Why does diversification slow down? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29:190–197. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2014.01.010; you can alternatively download the “Accepted Author Manuscript”).

Moen, D. S., D. J. Irschick, and J. J. Wiens. 2013. Evolutionary conservatism and convergence both lead to striking similarity in ecology, morphology, and performance across continents in frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280:20132156. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2156).

Wiens, J. J., R. A. Pyron, and D. S. Moen. 2011. Phylogenetic origins of local-scale diversity patterns and the causes of Amazonian megadiversity. Ecology Letters 14:643–652. Paper Supp. Mat.

**Editor’s Choice in Science (May 2011) (With my photo of Osteocephalus planiceps from the Amazon)
**Featured on,, Yahoo News, LiveScience, ScienceDaily, Top Science News, EarthSky, OurAmazingPlanet, and many other news websites

Wiens, J. J., C. A. Kuczynski, X. Hua, and D. S. Moen. 2010. An expanded phylogeny of treefrogs (Hylidae) based on nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:871–882. Paper

Moen, D. S., S. A. Smith, and J. J. Wiens. 2009. Community assembly through evolutionary diversification and dispersal in Middle American treefrogs. Evolution 63:3228–3247. Paper Supp. Mat.

Moen, D. S., and J. J. Wiens. 2009. Phylogenetic evidence for competitively driven divergence: body-size evolution in Caribbean treefrogs (Hylidae: Osteopilus). Evolution 63:195–214. Paper Supp. Mat.

Wiens, J. J., and D. S. Moen. 2008. Missing data and the accuracy of Bayesian phylogenetics. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 46:307–314. Paper

Moen, D. S. 2006. Cope’s rule in cryptodiran turtles: do the body sizes of extant species reflect a trend of phyletic size increase? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19:1210–1221. Paper

Wiens, J. J., C. H. Graham, D. S. Moen, S. A. Smith, and T. W. Reeder. 2006. Evolutionary and ecological causes of the latitudinal diversity gradient in hylid frogs: treefrog trees unearth the roots of high tropical diversity. American Naturalist 168:579–596. Paper Supp. Mat.

***Featured in “Science News”, “EurekAlert!”, and “ScienceDaily” Oct.-Nov., 2006
***Recommended article in Ecology, Faculty of 1000, November 9, 2006

Moen, D. S. and C. A. Stockwell. 2006. Specificity of the monogenean Gyrodactylus tularosae, Kritsky and Stockwell, 2005, to its natural host, the White Sands pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa, Miller and Echelle 1975). Comparative Parasitology 73:278–281. Paper

Moen, D. S., C. T. Winne, and R. N. Reed.  2005. Habitat-mediated shifts and plasticity in the evaporative water loss rates of two congeneric pitvipers (Squamata, Viperidae, Agkistrodon).  Evolutionary Ecology Research 7:759–766. Paper