Dr. Karen Ober
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Mitchell, S. G.  and Ober K. A. 2013. Evolution of Scaphinotus petersi (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and the role of climate and geography in the Arizona Sky Islands. Quaternary Research 79 (2): 274-283. Impact factor 2.515. PDF

Ober, K., Matthews, B. *, Fierrieri, A. *, Kuhn, S. * 2011.  The evolution and age of Scaphinotus petersi Roeschke on Arizona Sky Islands. Zookeys 147:183-197. Impact factor 1.133. PDF

Maddison, D. R. and Ober, K.A. 2011. Phylogeny of minute carabid beetles and their relatives
based upon DNA sequence data (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechitae). Zookeys 147:229-260. Impact factor 1.133. PDF

Ober, K. A. and T.N. Heider*. 2010 Phylogenetic diversification patterns and divergence times in ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalinae) BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:262. Impact factor 4.3. PDF

Maddison, D. R., Moore, W., Baker, M. D., Ellis, T.M., Ober, K.A., Cannone, J.J., and Gutell, R.R. 2009. Monophyly of terrestrial adephagan beetles as indicated by three nuclear genes (Coleoptera: Carabidae and Trachypachidae). Zoologica Scripta 38:43-62. PDF

Ober, K. A. and Maddison, D. R. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of tribes within Harpalinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) as inferred from 28S ribosomal DNA and the wingless gene. Journal of Insect Science 8(63):1-32. PDF

Kjer, K., Gillespie, J., Ober, K. 2007. Opinions on multiple sequence alignment, and an empirical comparison of repeatability and accuracy between POY and structural alignment. Systematic Biology 56(1):133-146. PDF

Ober, K. and Jockusch, E. 2006. The roles of wingless and decapentaplegic in axis and appendage development in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Developmental Biology 294: 391-405. PDF

Karl M. Kjer, Joseph J. Gillespie, Karen A. Ober 2006. Structural homology in ribosomal RNA, and a deliberation on POY. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 64(2):71-76. PDF

Jockusch, E. and Ober, K. 2004. Hypothesis Testing in Evolutionary Developmental Biology: A Case Study from Insect Wings. Journal of Heredity 95: 382-396. PDF


Ober, K. 2003. Arboreality and morphological evolution in ground beetles (Carabidae: Harpalinae): testing the taxon pulse model. Evolution 57:1343-1358. PDF


Ober, K. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships of the carabid subfamily Harpalinae based on molecular sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 24: 227-247. PDF


Jockusch, E. and Ober, K. 2000. Phylogenetic analysis of the Wnt gene family and discovery of an arthropod Wnt-10 orthologue. Journal of Experimental Zoology Molecular and Developmental Evolution.288:105-119. PDF


Maddison, D., Baker, M., Ober, K. 1999. Phylogeny of Carabid Beetles as Inferred from 18S Ribosomal DNA (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Systematic Entomology 24:1-36. PDF


Maddison, D., Baker, M., Ober, K. 1998. A Preliminary Phylogenetic Analysis of 18s Ribosomal DNA of Carabid Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). In "Phylogeny and Classification of Caraboidea (Coleoptera: Adephaga). Proceedings of a Symposium (28 August, 1996, Florence Italy) XX International Congress of Entomology" (G.E. Ball, A. Casale and A.V. Taglianti, Eds.), pp.229-250.