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PUBLICATIONS: * denote publications with undergraduates


Johnson, K.P., J.M. Allen, B.P. Olds, L. Mugisha, D.L. Reed, K.N. Paige, and B.R. Pittendrigh. Rates of genomic divergence between humans chimpanzees and their lice. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 22(281):1777.  doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2174 . Media Coverage: LA Times,


Allen, J.M., C.O. Worman, J.E. Light, and D.L. Reed. 2013. Parasitic lice help to fill in the gaps of early hominid history. In: Primates, Pathogens and Evolution. Binkworth, J. and Pechenkia, E. (eds.). 

*Soto-Centeno, A.S., L.M. Barrow, J.M. Allen and D.L. Reed. 2013. Reevaluation of a classic phylogeographic barrier: new techniques reveal the influence of microgeographic climate variation on population divergence. Ecology and Evolution 3(6):1603-1613, doi: 10.1002/ece3.576

Cover ArticleMiyamoto, M.M., J. M. Allen, J.F. Gogarten, C.A. Chapman. 2013. Microsatellite DNA suggests that group size affects sex-biased dispersal patterns in red colobus monkeys. Journal of Primatology 75:478-490. 


*Allen, J.M, M.M. Miyamoto, W. Chieh-Hesih, T. Carter, J. Ungvari-Martin, K. Magrini, and C.A. Chapman. 2012. Primate DNA suggests long-term stability of an African rainforest. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.395

*Scholl, K., J.M. Allen, F.H. Leendertz, C.A. Chapman and Reed, D.L. 2012. Variable microsatellite loci for population genetic analysis of old world monkey lice (Pedicinus sp.). Journal of Parasitology


Rivadeneira C., Allen, J.M. and Reed, D.L. Microsatellite loci for testing temporal change in the population genetics of the Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus).  Conservation Genetic Resources 3(1):135-139.


Light, J.E., Smith, V.S., Allen J.M., Durden L.A., and Reed, D.L. Evolutionary history of mammalian sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura). BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010,10:292


Allen, J.M., Light, J.E, Perroti, M.A., Braig, H.E., Reed, D.L. Mutational Meltdown in Primary Endosymbionts Selection Limits Muller’s Ratchet. PLoS ONE: 4(3):e4969doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004969: 

*Reed D.L., Toups M.A., Light J.E., Allen J.M., and Flanagin S. 2009. Lice and other  parasites as markers of primate evolutionary history. The Dynamics and Study of Host-Parasite Relationships. C. Chapman and M. Huffman (eds).  Cambridge University Press. pp. 231-250.


*Light J.E., J.M. Allen, L.M. Long, T. Carter, L. Barrow, G. Suren, D. Raoult, and D.L. Reed.  Geographic distribution of human head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) mitochondrial lineages.  Journal of Parasitology 94(6): 1275-1281.


Reed D.L., Light J.E., Allen J.M., and Kirchman J.J. Pair of Lice Lost:  the evolutionary history of Anthropoid Primate Lice. BMC Biology  5(7):1-11. See write ups in Science Now, The LoomNY TimesColbert Report.

*Allen J.M., Coltrain J., Wilkins L., Flanagin S., and Reed D.L. Methods of assessing health and diet of Florida panthers (Puma concolor) using museum specimens Part II. Stable isotope geochemistry: a method to evaluate the diet of Florida panthers (Puma concolor). Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 47(3):Pt II: 98-108.

Allen J.M., Reed D.L., Perotti M.A., and Braig H.R. Evolutionary Relationships of “Candidatus Riesia spp..,” Endosymbiotic Enterobacteriaceae Living within Haematophagous Primate Lice. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. AEM 73(5):1659-1664.

*Wilkins L., Allen J.M., Coltrain J., Flanagin S., Allen T.D., and Reed D.L. Methods of assessing health and diet of Florida panthers (Puma concolor) using museum specimens. Part I. Osteolology as a method of assessing Florida panther health.  Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 47(3): Pt I: 73-97.

Perotti M.A., Allen J.M., Reed D.L. and Braig, H.R. 2007. Host – Symbiont interactions of the primary endosymbiont of human head and body lice. FASEB 21(4):1058-1066.


Coltrain J.B., Harris J.M., Cerling T.E., Ehleringer J.R., Dearing M.D., Ward J., Allen J. Rancho La Brea stable isotope biogeochemistry and its implications for the palaeoecology of late Pleistocene, coastal southern California. Palaeogeography,Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 205(3-4):199-219.