Peterson Lab



Town Peterson maintains an active and diverse research group in the Biodiversity Institute and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. His office and laboratory are located in Dyche Hall, on the main campus of the University, in the Division of Ornithology, which provides a close linkage to colleagues working both with world birds, and with questions of distributional ecology in the Biogeography and Macroecology Laboratory.

Office Address and Location

The Peterson lab is in 1082 Dole Hall, on KU's main campus. A Google Map link is here (ignore the rather incongruous name that Google uses for the building!). The mailing address is Biodiversity Institute, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA, and a lab phone number is +1-785-864-3926. Peterson's Google calendar can be viewed at this link, although check with him ( to assure that he is indeed free at a particular time.



Peterson’s research is diverse, ranging from systematic ornithology and species-level distributional ecology to spatial epidemiology, and the ecology of zoonotic diseases in natural systems. The general focus is on the geography of biodiversity, in a context of international collaboration and education.


Online Educational Resources

The Peterson lab group has worked for many years now to develop rich open educational resources in biodiversity science and biodiversity informatics. See the Biodiversity Informatics Training Curriculum webpage for a summary of these resources, co-directed by Peterson and doctoral student Kate Ingenloff. See also the online, open-access journal that Peterson, Jorge Soberon, and Robert Guralnick co-edit, called Biodiversity Informatics.


Field Work

Peterson maintains an active field program in global ornithology, developing field collections at sites worldwide. In collaboration with colleagues in the Division, recent field work has taken the KU Ornithology crew around the world



Google Scholar pagelink


Open Notebooks:


Word Cloud for ATP Publications (a visualization of his research topics!)




Online stash of pdf reprints:

DropBox folder with hundreds of Peterson's reprints is at this link. Reprints are in pdf format, and are under the following naming convention: [last-name initials of authors]_[initials of journals]_[year].


Recent Publications (2012 - present; out of 470 peer-reviewed publications published and in press)

346. Araújo, M. B., and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Uses and misuses of bioclimatic envelope modelling. Ecology 93:1527-1539.

347. Arboleda, S., N. Jaramillo-O., and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Spatial and temporal dynamics of Aedes aegypti breeding sites in Bello, Colombia. Journal of Vector Ecology 37:37-48.

348. Barve, N., A. J. Bonilla, J. Brandes, J. C. Brown, N. Brunsell, F. V. Cochran, R. J. Crosthwait, J. Gentry, L. M. Gerhart, T. Jackson, A. J. Kern, K. S. Oberhauser, H. L. Owens, A. T. Peterson, A. S. Reed, J. Soberón, A. D. Sundberg, and L. M. Williams. 2012. Climate change and lethal conditions for overwintering monarch butterflies. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 83:817-824.

349. Bond, N. G., L. M. Moses, A. T. Peterson, J. N. Mills, and D. G. Bausch. 2012. Environmental aspects of the viral hemorrhagic fevers. Pages 133-161 in R. H. Friis, editor. Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health. Praeger Publishing Company, Santa Barbara.

350. Costa, J., and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Ecological niche modeling as a tool for understanding distributions and interactions of vectors, hosts, and etiologic agents of Chagas disease. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 710:59-70.

351. Donalisio, M. R., A. T. Peterson, P. L. Costa, F. J. Silva, H. F. Valença, J. J. Shaw, and S. P. Brandão-Filho. 2012. Microspatial distributional patterns of vectors of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. Journal of Tropical Medicine 2012:642910.

352. Dornak, L. L., N. Barve, and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Spatial scaling of prevalence and population variation in three grassland sparrows. Condor 115:186-197.

353. Ellis, C. K., D. S. Carroll, R. R. Lash, A. T. Peterson, I. K. Damon, J. Malekani, and P. Formenty. 2012. Ecology and geography of human monkeypox case occurrences across Africa. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48:335-347.

354. Emmett, A., L. J. Haricombe, and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Congress has a role to play in making research public. Chronicle of Higher Education 16 March 2012:A40.

355. Fiaboe, K. K. M., A. T. Peterson, M. T. Kairo, and A. L. Roda. 2012. Predicting the potential worldwide distribution of the Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) using ecological niche modeling. Florida Entomologist 95:659-673.

356. Gurgel-Gonçalves, R., C. Galvão, J. Costa, and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Geographic distribution of Chagas disease vectors in Brazil based on ecological niche modeling. Journal of Tropical Medicine 2012:705326.

357. Hosner, P. A., M. B. Robbins, T. Valqui, and A. T. Peterson. 2012. A new species of Scytalopus tapaculo (Aves: Passeriformes: Rhinocryptidae) from the Andes of central Peru. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:233-242.

358. Lash, R. R., D. S. Carroll, C. M. Hughes, Y. Nakazawa, K. Karem, I. K. Damon, and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Effects of georeferencing effort on mapping monkeypox case distributions and transmission risk. International Journal of Health Geographics 11:23.

359. Martínez-Meyer, E., D. Díaz-Porras, A. T. Peterson, and C. Yáñez-Arenas. 2012. Ecological niche structure determines rangewide abundance patterns of species. Biology Letters 9:20120637.

360. Menon, S., M. L. Khan, A. Paul, and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Rhododendron species in the Indian Eastern Himalayas: New approaches to understanding rare plant species' distributions. Journal of the American Rhododendron Society Spring 2012:78-84.

361. Owens, H. L., A. C. Bentley, and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Predicting suitable environments and potential occurrences for coelacanths (Latimeria spp.). Biodiversity and Conservation 21:577-587.

362. Papeş, M., A. T. Peterson, and G. Asner. 2012a. Seasonal variation in spectral signatures of five genera of rainforest trees. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS) 6:339-350.

363. Papeş, M., A. T. Peterson, and G. V. N. Powell. 2012b. Vegetation dynamics and avian seasonal migration: Clues from remotely sensed vegetation indices and ecological niche modelling. Journal of Biogeography 39:652-664.

364. Peterson, A. T. 2012. Prototype system for tracking and forecasting highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza spread in North America. Studies in Avian Biology 42:67-80.

365. Peterson, A. T., and M. T. Holder. 2012. Phylogenetic assessment of filoviruses: How many lineages of Marburgvirus? Ecology and Evolution 2:1826-1833.

366. Peterson, A. T., and B. S. Lieberman. 2012. Species' geographic distributions through time: Playing catchup with changing climates. Evolution, Education and Outreach 5:569-581.

367. Peterson, A. T., and J. Soberón. 2012a. Integrating fundamental concepts of ecology, biogeography, and sampling into effective ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling. Journal of Plant Biosciences 146:789-796.

368. Peterson, A. T., and J. Soberón. 2012b. Species distribution modeling and ecological niche modeling: Getting the concepts right. Natureza e Conservação 10:1-6.

369. Ramsey, J. M., A. E. Gutiérrez-Cabrera, L. Salgado-Ramírez, A. T. Peterson, V. Sánchez-Cordero, and C. N. Ibarra-Cerdeña. 2012. Ecological connectivity of Trypanosoma cruzi reservoirs and Triatoma pallidipennis hosts in an anthropogenic landscape with endemic Chagas disease. PLoS ONE 7:e46013.

370. Rohwer, S. A., A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, and A. T. Peterson. 2012. Assessing migratory double breeding through complementary specimen densities and breeding records. Condor 114:1-14.

371. Saupe, E., V. Barve, C. Myers, J. Soberón, N. Barve, C. Hensz, A. T. Peterson, H. L. Owens, and A. Lira-Noriega. 2012. Variation in niche and distribution model performance: The need for a priori assessment of key causal factors. Ecological Modelling 237–238:11-22.

372. Williams, R. A. J., A. Vázquez, I. Asante, K. Bonney, S. Odoom, N. Puplampu, W. Ampofo, M. P. Sánchez-Seco, A. Tenorio, and A. T. Peterson. 2012a. Yaoundé-like virus in resident wild bird, Ghana. African Journal of Microbiology Research 6:1966-1969.

373. Williams, R. J. A., J. M. Montgomery, B. Ghersi, V. Gonzalez, and A. T. Peterson. 2012b. Influenza A virus infections in non-migrant land birds in Andean Peru. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48:910-917.

374. Bentlage, B., A. T. Peterson, N. Barve, and P. Cartwright. 2013. Plumbing the depths: Extending ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling in three dimensions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:952-961.

375. Brown, R. M., C. D. Siler, C. H. Oliveros, J. A. Esselstyn, A. C. Diesmos, P. A. Hosner, C. W. Linkem, A. J. Barley, J. R. Oaks, M. B. Sanguila, L. J. Welton, D. C. Blackburn, R. G. Moyle, A. T. Peterson, and A. C. Alcala. 2013. Evolutionary processes of diversification in a model island archipelago. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 44:411-435.

376. Escobar, L. E., and A. T. Peterson. 2013. Letter to Editor: Spatial epidemiology of bat-borne rabies in Colombia. Pan American Journal of Public Health 34:135-136.

377. Escobar, L. E., A. T. Peterson, M. Favi, V. Yung, D. J. Pons, and G. Medin-Vogel. 2013. Ecology and geography of transmission of two bat-borne rabies lineages in Chile. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7:e2577.

378. Gardner, S. L., A. T. Dursahinhan, G. R. Rácz, N. Batsaikhan, G. G. Sumiya, D. S. Tinnin, D. Damdinbazar, C. Wood, A. T. Peterson, E. Alandia, J. L. Mollericona, and J. Salazar-Bravo. 2013. Sylvatic species of Echinococcus from rodent intermediate hosts in Asia and South America. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Texas Tech University 318:1-13.

379. Hannah, L., M. Ikegami, D. G. Hole, C. Seo, S. H. M. Butchart, A. T. Peterson, and P. R. Roehrdanz. 2013. Global climate change adaptation priorities for biodiversity and food security. PLoS ONE 8:e72590.

380. Islam, M. Z.-u., S. Menon, X. Li, and A. T. Peterson. 2013. Forecasting ecological impacts of sea-level rise on coastal conservation areas in India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5:4349-4358.

381. Nakazawa, Y., R. R. Lash, D. S. Carroll, I. K. Damon, K. L. Karem, M. G. Reynolds, J. E. Osorio, T. E. Rocke, J. M. Malekani, J.-J. Muyembe, P. Formenty, and A. T. Peterson. 2013. Mapping monkeypox transmission risk through time and space in the Congo Basin. PLoS ONE 8:e74816.

382. Navarro-Sigüenza, A. G., M. A. García-Hernández, and A. T. Peterson. 2013a. A new species of brush-finch (Arremon; Emberizidae) from western Mexico. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:443-453.

383. Navarro-Sigüenza, A. G., M. F. Rebón-Gallardo, A. Gordillo-Martínez, A. T. Peterson, H. Berlanga-García, and L. A. Sánchez-González. 2013b. Diversidad de las aves en México. Revista Mexicana de la Biodiversidad.

384. Oliveira, S. V. d., L. E. Escobar, A. T. Peterson, and R. Gurgel-Gonçalves. 2013. Potential geographic distribution of hantavirus reservoirs in Brazil. PLoS ONE 8:e85137.

385. Owens, H. L., L. P. Campbell, L. Dornak, E. E. Saupe, N. Barve, J. Soberón, K. Ingenloff, A. Lira-Noriega, C. M. Hensz, C. E. Myers, and A. T. Peterson. 2013. Constraints on interpretation of ecological niche models by limited environmental ranges on calibration areas. Ecological Modelling 263:10-18.

386. Peterson, A. T. 2013a. Case 3623: Grallaria fenwickorum Barrera et al., 2010 (Aves, FORMICARIIDAE): Proposed replacement of an indeterminate holotype by a neotype. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 70:99-102.

387. Peterson, A. T. 2013b. Mapping risk of Nipah virus transmission across Asia and across Bangladesh. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health:1010539512471965.

388. Peterson, A. T., and C. M. Ammann. 2013. Global patterns of connectivity and isolation of populations of forest bird species in the late Pleistocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:596-606.

389. Peterson, A. T., A. Emmett, and M. L. Greenberg. 2013a. Open access and the author-pays problem: Assuring access for readers and authors in a global community of scholars. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 1:eP1064.

390. Peterson, A. T., T. Radocy, E. Hall, J. P. Kerbis, and G. G. Celesia. 2013b. The potential distribution of the African lion in the face of changing global climate. Oryx 48:555-564.

391. Shipley, J. R., A. Contina, N. Batbayar, E. S. Bridge, A. T. Peterson, and J. F. Kelly. 2013. Niche conservatism and disjunct populations: A case study with Painted Buntings (Passerina ciris). Auk 130:476-486.

392. Sousa-Baena, M. S., L. C. Garcia, and A. T. Peterson. 2013a. Completeness of Digital Accessible Knowledge of the plants of Brazil and priorities for survey and inventory. Diversity and Distributions 20:369-381.

393. Sousa-Baena, M. S., L. C. Garcia, and A. T. Peterson. 2013b. Knowledge behind conservation status decisions: Data basis for "Data Deficient" Brazilian plant species. Biological Conservation 173:80-89.

394. Banks, W. E., T. Aubry, F. D’Errico, J. Zilhão, A. Lira-Noriega, and A. T. Peterson. 2014. Paléoenvironnements et adaptations humaines au Dernier Maximum Glaciaire: Le cas du Badegoulien. XXVIIe Congrès Préhistorique de France – Bordeaux-Les Eyzies 2010:341-354.

395. Barve, N., C. E. Martin, and A. T. Peterson. 2014. Role of physiological optima in shaping the geographic distribution of Spanish moss. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23:633-645.

396. Bonaccorso, E., R. Bozhankova, C. D. Cadena, V. Čapská, L. Czerniewicz, A. Emmett, F. F. Oludayo, N. Glukhova, M. L. Greenberg, M. Hladnik, M. E. Grillet, M. Indrawan, M. Kapović, Y. Kleiner, M. Łaziński, R. D. Loyola, S. Menon, L. G. Morales, C. Ocampo, J. Pérez-Emán, A. T. Peterson, D. Poposki, A. A. Rasheed, K. M. Rodríguez-Clark, J. P. Rodríguez, and B. Rosenblum. 2014. Bottlenecks in the open-access system: Voices from around the globe. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2:p.eP1126.

397. Bonatelli, I. A. S., M. F. Perez, A. T. Peterson, N. P. Taylor, D. C. Zappi, M. C. Machado, I. Koch, A. H. C. Pires, and E. M. Moraes. 2014. Interglacial microrefugia and diversification of a cactus species complex: Phylogeography and paleodistributional reconstructions for Pilosocereus aurisetus and allies. Molecular Ecology 23:3044-3063.

398. Campbell, L. P., C. Luther, D. Moo-Llanes, J. M. Ramsey, R. Danis-Lozano, and A. T. Peterson. 2014. Climate change influences on global distributions of dengue and chikungunya virus vectors Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370:20140135.

399. Costa, J., L. L. Dornak, C. E. Almeida, and A. T. Peterson. 2014. Distributional potential of the Triatoma brasiliensis species complex at present and under scenarios of future climate conditions. Parasites & Vectors 7:238.

400. Escobar, L. E., A. Lira-Noriega, G. Medina-Vogel, and A. T. Peterson. 2014. Potential for spread of White-nose Fungus (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) in the Americas: Using Maxent and NicheA to assure strict model transference. GeoHealth 9:221-229.

401. Estrada-Pena, A., R. S. Ostfeld, A. T. Peterson, R. Poulin, and J. d. l. Fuente. 2014. Effects of environmental change on zoonotic disease risk: An ecological primer. Trends in Parasitology 30:205-214.

402. Giles, J. R., A. T. Peterson, J. D. Busch, P. U. Olafson, G. A. Scoles, R. B. Davey, J. M. Pound, D. M. Kammlah, K. H. Lohmeyer, and D. M. Wagner. 2014. Invasive potential of cattle fever ticks in the southern United States. Parasites and Vectors 7:189.

403. Gortazar, C., L. A. Reperant, T. Kuiken, J. d. l. Fuente, M. Boadella, B. Martinez, J. F. Ruiz-Fons, A. Estrada-Peña, C. Drosten, G. Medley, R. Ostfeld, A. T. Peterson, K. C. VerCauteren, C. Menge, M. Artois, C. Schultsz, R. Delahay, J. Serra-Cobo, R. Poulin, F. Keck, A. A. Aguirre, H. Henttonen, A. Dobson, S. Kutz, and J. Lubroth. 2014. Crossing the interspecies barrier: Opening the door to zoonotic pathogens. PLoS pathogens 10:e1004296.

404. Gowen, F. C., J. M. Maley, C. Cicero, A. T. Peterson, B. C. Faircloth, T. C. Warr, and J. E. McCormack. 2014. Speciation in Western Scrub-Jays, Haldane's rule, and genetic clines in secondary contact. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:135.

405. Hosner, P. A., L. A. Sánchez-González, A. T. Peterson, and R. G. Moyle. 2014. Phylogeographic structure and paleo-environmental niche modeling support climate-driven diversification in Philippine birds. Evolution 68:2658-2674.

406. Ibarra-Cerdeña, C. N., A. Zaldivar-Riverón, A. T. Peterson, V. Sánchez-Cordero, and J. M. Ramsey. 2014. Phylogeny and niche conservatism in North and Central American triatomine bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae), vectors of Chagas' disease. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8:e3266.

407. Li, X., C. J. Grady, and A. T. Peterson. 2014. Delineating sea level rise inundation using a graph traversal algorithm. Marine Geodesy 37:267-281.

408. Manthey, J. D., L. P. Campbell, E. E. Saupe, J. Soberón, C. M. Hensz, C. E. Myers, H. L. Owens, K. Ingenloff, A. T. Peterson, N. Barve, A. Lira-Noriega, and V. Barve. 2014. A test of niche centrality as a determinant of population trends and conservation status in threatened and endangered North American birds. Endangered Species Research 26:201-208.

409. Navarro-Sigüenza, A. G., M. F. Rebón-Gallardo, A. Gordillo-Martínez, A. T. Peterson, H. Berlanga-García, and L. A. Sánchez-González. 2014. Biodiversidad de aves en México. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 85:476-495.

410. Peterson, A. T. 2014a. Defining viral species: Making taxonomy useful. Virology Journal 11:131.

411. Peterson, A. T. 2014b. Mapping Disease Transmission Risk in Geographic and Ecological Contexts. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

412. Peterson, A. T. 2014c. Pleistocene range dynamics and episodic rarity in an extinct bird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

413. Peterson, A. T. 2014d. Type specimens in modern ornithology are necessary and irreplaceable. Auk 131:282-286.

414. Peterson, A. T., and X. Li. 2014. Niche-based projections of wetlands shifts with marine intrusion from sea level rise: An example analysis for North Carolina. Environmental Earth Sciences 73:1479-1490.

415. Peterson, A. T., L. M. Moses, and D. G. Bausch. 2014. Mapping transmission risk of Lassa fever in West Africa: The importance of quality control, sampling bias, and error weighting. PLoS ONE 9:e100711.

416. Planas, E., E. E. Saupe, M. S. Lima-Ribeiro, A. T. Peterson, and C. Ribera. 2014. Ecological niche and phylogeography elucidate complex biogeographic patterns in Loxosceles rufescens (Araneae, Sicariidae) in the Mediterranean Basin. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:195.

417. Poo-Muñoz, D. A., L. E. Escobar, A. T. Peterson, F. Astorga, J. F. Organ, and G. Medina-Vogel. 2014. Galictis cuja (Mammalia): An update of current knowledge and geographic distribution. Iheringia, Série Zoologia 104:341-346.

418. Samy, A. M., L. P. Campbell, and A. T. Peterson. 2014a. Leishmaniasis transmission: distribution and coarse-resolution ecology of two vectors and two parasites in Egypt. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine 47:57-62.

419. Samy, A. M., W. W. J. van de Sande, A. H. Fahal, and A. T. Peterson. 2014b. Mapping the potential risk of mycetoma infection in Sudan and South Sudan using ecological niche modeling. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8:e3250.

420. Tocchio, L., R. Gurgel-Gonçalves, L. E. Escobar, and A. T. Peterson. 2014. Niche similarities among white-eared opossums (Mammalia, Didelphidae): Is ecological niche modeling relevant to setting species limits? Zoologica Scripta 44:1-10.

421. Yañez-Arenas, C., A. T. Peterson, P. Mokondoko, O. Rojas-Soto, and E. Martínez-Meyer. 2014. The use of ecological niche modeling to infer potential risk areas of snakebite in the Mexican state of Veracruz. PLoS ONE 9:e100957.

422. Zhu, G., and A. T. Peterson. 2014. Potential geographic distribution of the novel avian-origin influenza A (H7N9) virus. PLoS ONE 9:e93390.

423. Canhos, D. A. L., M. S. Sousa-Baena, S. Souza, L. C. Maia, J. R. Stehmann, V. Canhos, R. D. Giovanni, M. B. M. Bonacelli, W. Los, and A. T. Peterson. 2015. The importance of biodiversity e-infrastructures for megadiverse countries. PLoS Biology 13:e1002204.

424. Escobar, L. E., A. T. Peterson, M. Favi, V. Yung, and G. Medina-Vogel. 2015a. Bat-borne rabies in Latin America. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo 57:63-72.

425. Escobar, L. E., A. T. Peterson, M. Papeş, M. Favi, V. Yung, O. Restif, H. Qiao, and G. Medina-Vogel. 2015b. Ecological approaches in veterinary epidemiology: Mapping the risk of bat-borne rabies using vegetation indices and night-time light satellite imagery. Veterinary Research 46:92.

426. Gómez-Palacio, A., S. Arboleda, E. Dumonteil, O. Triana, and A. T. Peterson. 2015. Ecological niche and geographic distribution of the Chagas disease vector, Triatoma dimidiata (Reduviidae: Triatominae): Evidence for niche differentiation among cryptic species. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 36:15-22.

427. Hosner, P., H. Liu, A. T. Peterson, and R. G. Moyle. 2015. Rethinking phylogeographic structure and historical refugia in the Rufous-capped Babbler (Cyanoderma ruficeps) in light of range-wide genetic sampling and paleodistributional reconstructions. Current Zoology 61:901-909.

428. Hromada, M., A. Čanády, P. Mikula, A. T. Peterson, and P. Tryjanowski. 2015. Old natural history collections for new millenium--Birds and mammals in the collection of Phmr. Tibor Weisz in Sarisske Museum Bardejov, Slovakia. Folia Oecologica 7:115-141.

429. Ingenloff, K. R., and A. T. Peterson. 2015. Trans-Amazon dispersal potential for Crotalus durissus during Pleistocene climate events. Biota Neotropica 15:e20130081.

430. Nakazawa, Y., and A. T. Peterson. 2015. Effects of climate history and environmental grain on species’ distributions in Africa and South America. Biotropica 47:292-299.

431. Peterson, A. T. 2015. Good and bad news about Ebola. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9:e0003509.

432. Peterson, A. T., and T. Anamza. 2015. Ecological niches and present and historical geographic distributions of species: A 15-year review of frameworks, results, pitfalls, and promises. Folia Zoologica 64:207-217.

433. Peterson, A. T., and L. P. Campbell. 2015. Global potential distribution of the mosquito Aedes notoscriptus, a new alien species in the United States. Journal of Vector Ecology.

434. Peterson, A. T., and K. Ingenloff. 2015. Biodiversity Informatics Training Curriculum, version 1.2. Biodiversity Informatics 10:65-74.

435. Peterson, A. T., A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, E. Martínez-Meyer, A. P. Cuervo-Robayo, H. Berlanga, and J. Soberón. 2015a. Twentieth century turnover of Mexican endemic avifaunas: Landscape change versus climate drivers. Science Advances 1:e1400071.

436. Peterson, A. T., J. Soberón, and L. Krishtalka. 2015b. A global perspective on decadal challenges and priorities in biodiversity informatics. BMC ecology 15:1-9.

437. Qiao, H., J. Soberón, and A. T. Peterson. 2015. No silver bullets in correlative ecological niche modeling: Insights from testing among many potential algorithms for niche estimation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:1126-1136.

438. Ramsey, J. M., A. T. Peterson, O. Carmona-Castro, D. A. Moo-Llanes, Y. Nakazawa, M. Butrick, E. Tun-Ku, K. d. l. Cruz-Félix, and C. N. Ibarra-Cerdeña. 2015. Atlas of Mexican Triatominae (Reduviidae: Hemiptera) and vector transmission of Chagas disease. Memorias del Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 110:339-352.

439. Soberón, J., and A. T. Peterson. 2015. Biodiversity governance: A Tower of Babel of scales and cultures. PLoS Biology 13:e1002108.

440. Asase, A., and A. T. Peterson. 2016. Completeness of digital accessible knowledge of the plants of Ghana. Biodiversity Informatics 11:1-11.

441. Escobar, L. E., H. Qiao, and A. T. Peterson. 2016. Forecasting Chikungunya spread in the Americas via data-driven, empirical approaches. Parasites & Vectors 9:112.

442. Gentry, J., B. Sturm, and A. T. Peterson. 2016. Predictive mapping of transmission risk of a soil-transmitted helminth across East Africa from community survey data. Journal of Public Health in Developing Countries.

443. Hosner, P. A., M. J. Andersen, M. B. Robbins, A. Urbay-Tello, L. Cueto-Aparicio, K. Verde-Guerra, L. A. Sánchez-González, A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, R. L. Boyd, J. Núñez, J. Tiravanti, M. Combe, H. L. Owens, and A. T. Peterson. 2016. Avifaunal surveys of the Upper Apurímac River Valley, Ayacucho and Cuzco Departments, Peru: New distributional records and biogeographic, taxonomic, and conservation implications. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127:563-581.

444. Idohou, R., A. E. Assogbadjo, R. G. Kakaï, and A. T. Peterson. 2016a. Spatio-temporal dynamic of suitable areas for species conservation in West Africa: Eight economically important wild palms under present and future climates. Agroforestry Systems.

445. Idohou, R., A. T. Peterson, A. E. Assogbadjo, R. L. Vihotogbe, E. Padonou, and R. G. Kakaï. 2016b. Identification of potential areas for wild palm cultivation in the Republic of Benin through remote sensing and ecological niche modeling. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution.

446. Jathar, G. A., A. T. Peterson, and OTHERS*. 2016. Modeling the distribution of the critically endangered Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti in central India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society.

447. Núñez-Zapata, J., A. T. Peterson, and A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza. 2016. Pleistocene diversification and speciation of White-throated Thrush (Turdus assimilis; Aves: Turdidae). Journal of Ornithology.

448. Päckert, M., A. T. Peterson, and J. Martens. 2016a. Seicercus soror Alström & Olsson, 1999: Alström's Warbler - Thailaubsänger. Atlas der Verbreitung Palaearktischer Vögel 22:1-7.

449. Päckert, M., A. T. Peterson, and J. Martens. 2016b. Seicercus tephrocephalus (Anderson, 1871): Grey-crowned Warbler - Grauscheitellaubsänger. Atlas der Verbreitung Palaearktischer Vögel 22:1-9.

450. Päckert, M., Y.-H. Sun, A. T. Peterson, P. Holt, P. Strutzenberger, and J. Martens. 2016c. Integrative taxonomy of Seicercus spectacled warblers for mapping species' distributions. Atlas der Verbreitung Palaearktischer Vögel 22:1-7.

451. Peterson, A. T., A. Emmett, J. Bolick, M. L. Greenberg, and B. Rosenblum. 2016a. Subsidizing truly open access. Science 352:1405.

452. Peterson, A. T., A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, and A. Gordillo-Martínez. 2016b. Assumption- versus data-based approaches to summarizing species’ ranges. Conservation Biology:doi:10.1111/cobi.12801.

453. Peterson, A. T., A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, and E. Martínez-Meyer. 2016c. Digital Accessible Knowledge and well-inventoried sites for birds in Mexico: Baseline sites for measuring faunistic change. PeerJ.

454. Peterson, A. T., J. Osorio, H. Qiao, and L. E. Escobar. 2016d. Zika virus, elevation, and transmission risk. PLoS Currents Outbreaks:doi: 10.1371/currents.outbreaks.a1832cf1306c1374bf1389fb1372e1315cb1329d1374f1379de.

455. Peterson, A. T., M. Papeş, and J. Soberón. 2016e. Mechanistic and correlative models of ecological niches. European Journal of Ecology DOI: 10.1515/eje-2015-0014.

456. Peterson, A. T., and G. Talukdar. 2016. Preliminary risk maps for transmission of Kyasanur forest disease in southern India. Indian Journal of Public Health.

457. Qiao, H., E. E. Saupe, J. Soberón, A. T. Peterson, C. E. Myers, D. C. Collar, and J. L. Bronstein. 2016. Impacts of niche breadth and dispersal ability on macroevolutionary patterns. American Naturalist 188.

458. Reeves, T., A. M. Samy, and A. T. Peterson. 2016. MERS-CoV geography and ecology in the Middle East: Analyses of reported camel exposures and a preliminary risk map. BMC Research Notes 8:801.

459. Ribeiro, V., A. T. Peterson, F. P. Werneck, and R. B. Machado. 2016. Ecological and historical views of the diversification of Geositta miners (Aves: Furnariidae: Sclerurinae). Journal of Ornithology.

460. Samy, A. M., B. B. Annajar, M. R. Dokhan, S. Boussaa, and A. T. Peterson. 2016a. Coarse-resolution ecology of etiological agent, vector, and reservoirs of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Libya. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10:e0004381.

461. Samy, A. M., A. H. Elaagip, M. A. Kenawy, C. F. J. Ayres, A. T. Peterson, and D. E. Soliman. 2016b. Climate change influences on the global potential distribution of the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus, vector of West Nile virus and lymphatic filariasis. PLoS ONE.

462. Samy, A. M., and A. T. Peterson. 2016a. Climate change influences on the global potential distribution of bluetongue virus. PLoS ONE 11:e0150489.

463. Samy, A. M., and A. T. Peterson. 2016b. Geographic potential of disease caused by Ebola and Marburg viruses in Africa. Acta Tropica.

464. Samy, A. M., S. M. Thomas, A. A. E. Wahed, K. P. Cohoon, and A. T. Peterson. 2016c. Mapping the global geographic potential of Zika virus spread. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz.

465. Yañez-Arenas, C., A. T. Peterson, K. Rodríguez-Medina, and N. Barve. 2016. Mapping current and future potential snakebite risk in the New World. Climatic Change 134:697-711.

466. Bertelli, S., C. Szumik, P. A. Goloboff, N. P. Giannini, A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, A. T. Peterson, and J. L. Cracraft. 2017. Mexican land birds reveal complexity in fine-scale patterns of endemism. Journal of Biogeography.

467. Bolick, J., A. Emmett, M. L. Greenberg, B. Rosenblum, and A. T. Peterson. 2017. How open access is crucial to the future of science. Journal of Wildlife Management.

468. De Silva, T. N., A. T. Peterson, J. M. Bates, S. W. Fernando, and M. G. Girard. 2017. Phylogenetic relationships of weaverbirds (Aves: Ploceidae): A first robust phylogeny based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

469. Peterson, A. T., and T. Anamza. 2017. Reexamining the Phylloscopus trochiloides complex as a ring species: A refugial counter-hypothesis. Journal of Avian Biology.

             470. Samy, A. M., M. Hall, and A. T. Peterson. 2017. Phylogeography of Rift Valley Fever virus in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.