Heather R.L. Lerner

  1. Lerner, H. R. L., Meyer, M., Hofreiter, M., James, H. F., Fleischer, R. C. (in prep) Resolving the Phylogeny of the Hawaiian Honeycreepers (Drepanidinae) with 454 Parallel Tagged Sequencing of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes. PNAS
  2. Lerner, H. R. L. (2010) Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors Around the World (Invited Book Review). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology in press
  3. Lerner, H. R. L. (in press) Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Bonelli's Eagle (ed. Hernandez VJ). SEO/BirdLife, Madrid
  4. Lerner, H. R. L. and Fleischer, R. C. (2010) Prospects for next-generation sequencing in avian studies (invited reviewed commentary). Auk 127(1):4-15 [open access version]
  5. Gjershaug, J. O., Lerner, H. R. L., and Diserud, O. H. (2009) Taxonomy and Distribution of the Pygmy Eagle Aquila (Hieraaetus) weiskeii. Zootaxa 2326: 24-38 [pdf]
  6. Lerner, H. R. L., Johnson, J. A., Lindsay, A. R., Kiff, L. and Mindell, D. P. (2009) Mitochondrial genetic diversity and differentiation among Harpy eagles (Harpia harpyja). PLoS ONE 4(10): e7336. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007336 [open access version]
  7. Lerner, H. R. L. (2009) Raptor Research and Management Techniques (Invited Book Review). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121 (1): 216-225. [open access version]
  8. Lerner, H. R. L., Klaver, M.* and Mindell, D. P. (2008) Molecular phylogenetics of the buteonine birds of prey (Aves: Accipitridae). Auk 125: 304-315 [pdf]
  9. Johnson JA, Lerner H. R. L., Rasmussen PC, Mindell, DP (2006) Systematics within Gyps vultures: a clade at risk. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6:65 [open access version]
  10. Lerner, H. R. L. and Mindell, D. P. (2005) Phylogeny of eagles, Old World vultures and other Accipitridae based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37 (2): 327-346 [pdf]
  11. Bunce, M., Szulkin, M., Lerner, H. R. L., Barnes, I., Shapiro, B., Cooper, A. and Holdaway, R.N. (2005) The evolutionary history of New Zealand's extinct giant eagle revealed by ancient DNA. PLoS Biol 3(1):e9 [open access version]
* M. Klaver conducted a component of this research in the lab with me as part of his undergraduate honor's thesis and was an undergraduate when the work was published.