Avian Systematics Papers
Njabo, K.Y. & M.D. Sorenson. 2009. Origin of Bannerman’s turaco in relation to historical climate change and the distribution of West African montane forests. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology 80: 1-7.
Njabo, K.Y., R.C.K. Bowie & M.D. Sorenson. 2008. Phylogeny, biogeography and taxonomy of the African wattle-eyes (Aves: Passeriformes: Platysteiridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 136-149.
Brown, J.W., J.S. Rest, J. García-Moreno, M.D. Sorenson & D.P. Mindell. 2008. Strong mitochondrial DNA support for a Cretaceous origin of modern avian lineages. BMC Biology 6: 6.
Payne, R.B. & M.D. Sorenson. 2007. Integrative systematics at the species level: plumage, songs and molecular phylogeny of quail-finch Ortygospiza. Bulletin of the British Ornithological Club 127: 4-26.
Barlow, C.R., R.B. Payne, L.L. Payne & M.D. Sorenson. 2006. Sierra Leone prinia Schistolais leontica in the Fouta Djalon of Guinea, its song, distribution and taxonomic status. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 13: 45-48.
Sorenson, M.D. & R.B. Payne. 2005. A molecular genetic analysis of cuckoo phylogeny. Pp. 68-94 in R.B. Payne. Bird Families of the World: Cuckoos. Oxford University Press.
Cracraft, J., F.K. Barker, M. Braun, J. Harshman, G.J. Dyke, J. Feinstein, S. Stanley, A. Cibois, P. Schikler, P. Beresford, J. García-Moreno, M.D. Sorenson, T. Yuri & D.P. Mindell. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships among modern birds (Neornithes): toward an avian tree of life. Pp. 468-489 in J. Cracraft and M. J. Donoghue, eds. Assembling the Tree of Life. Oxford University Press, New York.
Sorenson, M.D., E. Oneal, J. García-Moreno & D.P. Mindell. 2003. More taxa, more characters: the hoatzin problem is still unresolved. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 1484-1499.
García-Moreno, J., M.D. Sorenson & D.P. Mindell. 2003. Congruent avian phylogenies inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Journal of Molecular Evolution 57: 27-37.
Sefc, K.M., R.B. Payne & M.D. Sorenson. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of African sunbird-like warblers: moho Hypergerus atriceps, green hylia Hylia prasina and tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae. The Ostrich 74: 8-17.
Cao, Y., M.D. Sorenson, Y. Kumazawa, D.P. Mindell & M. Hasegawa. 2000. Phylogenetic position of turtles among amniotes: evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Gene 259: 139-148.
Mindell, D.P., M.D. Sorenson, D.E. Dimcheff, M. Hasegawa & T. Yuri. 1999. Interordinal relationships of birds and other reptiles based on whole mitochondrial genomes. Systematic Biology 48: 138-152.
Mindell, D.P., M.D. Sorenson & D.E. Dimcheff. 1998. Multiple independent origins of mitochondrial gene order in birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 95: 10693-10697.
Mindell, D.P., M.D. Sorenson, C. J. Huddleston, H. Miranda, A. Knight, S. J. Sawchuk & T. Yuri. 1997. Phylogenetic relationships among and within select avian orders based on mitochondrial DNA. Pp. 213-247 in D.P. Mindell, ed. Avian Molecular Evolution and Systematics. Academic Press: New York.