Waterfowl Systematics Papers
  Bulgarella, M., M.D. Sorenson, J.L. Peters, R.E. Wilson & K.G. McCracken. In press. Phylogenetic relationships of Amazonetta, Speculanas, Lophonetta, and Tachyeres: four morphologically divergent duck genera endemic to South America. Journal of Avian Biology.
  McCracken, K.G., C.P. Barger, M. Bulgarella, K.P. Johnson, S.A. Sonsthagen, J. Trucco, T.H. Valqui, R.E. Wilson, K. Winker & M.D. Sorenson.2009. Parallel evolution in the major hemoglobin genes of eight species of Andean waterfowl. Molecular Ecology 18: 3992–4005.
Chilton, G. & M.D. Sorenson. 2007. Genetic identification of eggs purportedly from the extinct Labrador duck. The Auk 124: 962-968.
Brennan, P.L.R., R.O. Prum, K.G. McCracken, M.D. Sorenson, R.E. Wilson & T.R. Birkhead. 2007. Coevolution of male and female genital morphology in waterfowl. PLoS ONE 2: e418.
McCracken, K.G. & M.D. Sorenson. 2005. Is homoplasy or lineage sorting the source of incongruent mtDNA and nuclear gene trees in the stiff-tailed ducks (Nomonyx-Oxyura)? Systematic Biology 54: 35-55.
Paxinos, E.E., H.F. James, S.L. Olson, M.D. Sorenson, J. Jackson & R.C. Fleischer. 2002. MtDNA from fossils reveals a radiation of Hawaiian geese recently derived from the Canada goose (Branta canadensis). Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 99: 1399-1404.
McCracken, K.G., J. Harshman, M.D. Sorenson & K.P. Johnson. 2000. Are ruddy ducks and white-headed ducks the same species? British Birds 93: 394-398.
Johnson, K.P., F. McKinney, R. Wilson & M.D. Sorenson. 2000. The evolution of post-copulatory displays in dabbling ducks (Anatini): a phylogenetic perspective. Animal Behaviour 59: 953-963.
Sorenson, M.D., A. Cooper, E. Paxinos, T.W. Quinn, H.F. James, S.L. Olson & R.C. Fleischer. 1999. Relationships of the extinct moa-nalos, flightless Hawaiian waterfowl, based on ancient DNA. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 266: 2187-2193.
Johnson, K.P. & M.D. Sorenson. 1999. Phylogeny and biogeography of the dabbling ducks (Genus: Anas): A comparison of molecular and morphological evidence. The Auk 116: 792-805.
Johnson, K.P., F. McKinney & M.D. Sorenson. 1999. Phylogenetic constraint on male parental care in the dabbling ducks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 266: 759-763.
Johnson, K.P. & M.D. Sorenson. 1998. Comparing molecular evolution in two mitochondrial protein coding genes (Cytochrome b and ND2) in the dabbling ducks (Tribe: Anatini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 10: 82-94.
Sorenson, M.D. & T.W. Quinn. 1998. Numts: A challenge for avian systematics and population biology. The Auk 115: 214-221.
Young, H.G., M.D. Sorenson & K.J. Johnson. 1997. A description of the Madagascar teal Anas bernieri and examination of relationships with the grey teal A. gracilis. Wildfowl 48: 174-180.
Worthy, T.H., R.N. Holdaway, M.D. Sorenson & A.C. Cooper. 1997. Description of the first complete skeleton of Cnemiornis calcitrans (Aves: Anatidae), and a reassessment of the relationships of Cnemiornis. Journal of Zoology (London) 243: 695-723.
Sorenson, M.D. & R.C. Fleischer. 1996. Multiple independent transpositions of mitochondrial DNA control region sequences to the nucleus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 93:15239-15243.
Cooper, A., J.M. Rhymer, H.F. James, S.L. Olson, C.E. McIntosh, M.D. Sorenson & R.C. Fleischer. 1996. Conservation management of island endemics using ancient DNA. Nature 381: 484.