Professor Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper
Director - Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Ancient DNA researcher specialising in: human evolution, climate change, megafaunal extinctions, evolution of the human microbiome, molecular clocks, genomics, extinct species, mammal and avian evolution, bioinformatics

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Professor Alan Cooper

Ancient DNA researcher specialising in: human evolution, climate change, megafaunal extinctions, evolution of the human microbiome, molecular clocks, genomics, extinct species, mammal and avian evolution, bioinformatics

Prof. Alan Cooper has played a central role in the development of the field of ancient DNA, starting with his PhD research in Allan Wilson’s UC Berkeley laboratory with Svante Paabo in 1989. He created the Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre at the University of Oxford, and was Professor of Ancient Biomolecules from 2001-2005. He then established the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) at the University of Adelaide as an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow (2005-2010), and has since been an ARC Future Fellow (2011-2014) and is now an ARC Laureate Fellow (2015-2019). In 2016 he was named the South Australian Scientist of the Year.

He currently leads the Aboriginal Heritage Project in collaboration with the South Australian Museum and Aboriginal Families and Communities around Australia, which aims to create the first map of Aboriginal Australia, allowing people of Aboriginal descent to trace their heritage back beyond recent records. 

Prof. Cooper’s research interests include the use of ancient genetic data and analytical approaches to study key evolutionary processes – including genomic responses to past climate and environmental changes, extinction events, human evolution and migration, molecular evolution, microbiomes and disease – across a broad range of time and space. His multi-disciplinary focus integrates data from genomics, bioinformatics, zoology, archaeology, microbiology, forensics, palaeontology, physical dating methods, and climate records and he has led many large international multi-author studies which have resulted in major advances and high profile publications (27 in Science and Nature). He has published over 230 peer reviewed papers which have been cited over 17,000 times. His h-index is 55 (Web of Science) or 69 (Google Scholar).



Date Position Institution name
2016 South Australian Scientist of the Year, 2016 University of Adelaide
2015 - 2019 ARC Laureate Fellow University of Adelaide
2010 - 2014 ARC Future Fellow University of Adelaide
2005 - 2010 ARC Federation Fellow University of Adelaide
2005 Director, Australian Centre for Ancient DNA University of Adelaide
2005 Professor University of Adelaide
2002 - 2005 Professor of Ancient Biomolecules Oxford University
2001 - 2005 Director, Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre Oxford University

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2017 - 2024 ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage University of Adelaide
2016 - 2017 South Australian Scientist of the Year, 2016
2016 Verco Medal Royal Society of South Australia
2015 - 2019 ARC Laureate Fellowship University of Adelaide


Date Institution name Country Title
1989 - 1993 Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand PhD


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Anthropological Genetics, Archaeological Science, Bacteriology, Climate Change Processes, Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change, Forensic Biology, Genetics & Heredity, Genomics, History and Archaeology, Human Geography


Date Citation
2017 Tobler,R, Rohrlach,A, Soubrier,J, Bover,P, Llamas,B, Tuke,J, Bean,N, Abdullah-Highfold,A, Agius,S, O Donoghue,A et al, 2017, Aboriginal mitogenomes reveal 50,000 years of regionalism in Australia, Nature, 544, 7649, 180-184 10.1038/nature21416
2017 Frisia,S, Weyrich,LS, Hellstrom,J, Borsato,A, Golledge,NR, Anesio,AM, Bajo,P, Drysdale,RN, Augustinus,PC, Rivard,C et al, 2017, The influence of Antarctic subglacial volcanism on the global iron cycle during the Last Glacial Maximum, NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 8, - 10.1038/ncomms15425
2017 Shaw,J, Weyrich,L, Cooper,A, 2017, Using environmental (e)DNA sequencing for aquatic biodiversity surveys: A beginner's guide, Marine and Freshwater Research, 68, 1, 20-33 10.1071/MF15361
2017 Weyrich,L, Duchene,S, Soubrier,J, Arriola,L, Llamas,B, Breen,J, Morris,A, Alt,K, Caramelli,D, Dresely,V et al, 2017, Neanderthal behaviour, diet, and disease inferred from ancient DNA in dental calculus, Nature, 544, 7650, 357-361 10.1038/nature21674
2017 Czechowski,P, Clarke,LJ, Cooper,A, Stevens,MI, 2017, A primer to metabarcoding surveys of Antarctic terrestrial biodiversity, Antarctic Science, 29, 1, 3-15 10.1017/S0954102016000389
2017 Scofield,R, Mitchell,K, Wood,J, De Pietri,V, Jarvie,S, Llamas,B, Cooper,A, 2017, The origin and phylogenetic relationships of the New Zealand ravens, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 106, 136-143 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.09.022
2017 Fogwill,C, Turney,C, Golledge,N, Etheridge,D, Rubino,M, Thornton,D, Baker,A, Woodward,J, Winter,K, Van Ommen,T et al, 2017, Antarctic ice sheet discharge driven by atmosphere-ocean feedbacks at the Last Glacial Termination, Scientific Reports, 7, 39979-1-39979-10 10.1038/srep39979
2017 Perry,T, van Loenen,AL, Heiniger,H, Lee,C, Gongora,J, Cooper,A, Mitchell,KJ, 2017, Ancient DNA analysis of the extinct North American flat-headed peccary (Platygonus compressus)., Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 112, 258-267 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.03.024
2017 Nagle,N, Van Oven,M, Wilcox,S, Van Holst Pellekaan,S, Tyler-Smith,C, Xue,Y, Ballantyne,K, Wilcox,L, Papac,L, Cooke,K et al, 2017, Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation - An increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity, Scientific Reports, 7, 43041-43041 10.1038/srep43041
2016 Abdul-Aziz,M, Cooper,A, Weyrich,L, 2016, Exploring relationships between host genome and microbiome: new insights from genome-wide association studies, Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, OCT, 1611-1-1611-9 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01611
2016 Saltre,F, Rodriguez-Rey,M, Brook,B, Johnson,C, Turney,C, Alroy,J, Cooper,A, Beeton,N, Bird,M, Fordham,D et al, 2016, Climate change not to blame for late Quaternary megafauna extinctions in Australia, Nature Communications, 7, 10511-1-10511-7 10.1038/ncomms10511
2016 Sandoval,J, Lacerda,D, Acosta,O, Jota,M, Robles-Ruiz,P, Salazar-Granara,A, Vieira,P, Paz-y-Miño,C, Fujita,R, Santos,F et al, 2016, The Genetic History of Peruvian Quechua-Lamistas and Chankas: Uniparental DNA Patterns among Autochthonous Amazonian and Andean Populations, Annals of Human Genetics, 80, 2, 88-101 10.1111/ahg.12145
2016 Schiffels,S, Haak,W, Paajanen,P, Llamas,B, Popescu,E, Loe,L, Clarke,R, Lyons,A, Mortimer,R, Sayer,D et al, 2016, Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon genomes from East England reveal British migration history, Nature Communications, 7, 10408-1-10408-9 10.1038/ncomms10408
2016 Mitchell,K, Wood,J, Llamas,B, McLenachan,P, Kardailsky,O, Scofield,R, Worthy,T, Cooper,A, 2016, Ancient mitochondrial genomes clarify the evolutionary history of New Zealand's enigmatic acanthisittid wrens, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 102, 295-304 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.05.038
2016 Valverde,G, Romero,M, Espinoza,I, Cooper,A, Fehren-Schmitz,L, Llamas,B, Haak,W, 2016, Ancient DNA analysis suggests negligible impact of the Wari Empire expansion in Peru's Central Coast during the Middle Horizon, PLoS ONE, 11, 6, e0155508-1-e0155508-18 10.1371/journal.pone.0155508
2016 Huang,Y, Lowe,D, Zhang,H, Cursons,R, Young,J, Churchman,G, Schipper,L, Rawlence,N, Wood,J, Cooper,A et al, 2016, A new method to extract and purify DNA from allophanic soils and paleosols, and potential for paleoenvironmental reconstruction and other applications, Geoderma, 274, 114-125 10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.04.003
2016 Huang,Y, Lowe,D, Churchman,G, Schipper,L, Cursons,R, Zhang,H, Chen,T, Cooper,A, 2016, DNA adsorption by nanocrystalline allophane spherules and nanoaggregates, and implications for carbon sequestration in Andisols, Applied Clay Science, 120, 40-50 10.1016/j.clay.2015.11.009
2016 Czechowski,P, Clarke,LJ, Breen,J, Cooper,A, Stevens,MI, 2016, Antarctic eukaryotic soil diversity of the Prince Charles Mountains revealed by high-throughput sequencing, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 95, 112-121 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.12.013
2016 Mitchell,K, Bray,S, Bover,P, Soibelzon,L, Schubert,B, Prevosti,F, Prieto,A, Martin,F, Austin,J, Cooper,A et al, 2016, Ancient mitochondrial DNA reveals convergent evolution of giant short-faced bears (Tremarctinae) in North and South America, Biology letters, 12, 4, 20160062-1-20160062-4 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0062
2016 Wood,J, Mitchell,K, Scofield,R, De Pietri,V, Rawlence,N, Cooper,A, 2016, Phylogenetic relationships and terrestrial adaptations of the extinct laughing owl, Sceloglaux albifacies (Aves: Strigidae), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 179, 4, 907-918 10.1111/zoj.12483
2016 Rodríguez-Rey,M, Herrando-Pérez,S, Brook,B, Saltré,F, Alroy,J, Beeton,N, Bird,M, Cooper,A, Gillespie,R, Jacobs,Z et al, 2016, A comprehensive database of quality-rated fossil ages for Sahul’s Quaternary vertebrates, Scientific Data, 3, 160053-1-160053-7 10.1038/sdata.2016.53
2016 Eisenhofer Philipona,R, Cooper,A, Weyrich,L, 2016, Isolating viable ancient bacteria: what you put in is what you get out, Genome Announcements, 4, 4, e00712-16-e00712-16 10.1128/genomeA.00712-16
2016 Mitchell,K, Scanferla,A, Soibelzon,E, Bonini,R, Ochoa,J, Cooper,A, 2016, Ancient DNA from the extinct South American giant glyptodont Doedicurus sp. (Xenarthra: Glyptodontidae) reveals that glyptodonts evolved from Eocene armadillos, Molecular Ecology, 25, 14, 3499-3508 10.1111/mec.13695
2016 Soubrier,J, Gower,G, Chen,K, Richards,S, Llamas,B, Mitchell,K, Ho,S, Kosintsev,P, Lee,M, Baryshnikov,G et al, 2016, Early cave art and ancient DNA record the origin of European bison, Nature Communications, 7, 13158-1-13158-7 10.1038/ncomms13158
2016 Llamas,B, Fehren-Schmitz,L, Valverde,G, Soubrier,J, Mallick,S, Rohland,N, Nordenfelt,S, Valdiosera,C, Richards,S, Rohrlach,A et al, 2016, Ancient mitochondrial DNA provides high-resolution time scale of the peopling of the Americas., Science advances, 2, 4, e1501385-1-e1501385-10 10.1126/sciadv.1501385
2016 Czechowski,P, White,D, Clarke,L, McKay,A, Cooper,A, Stevens,M, 2016, Age-related environmental gradients influence invertebrate distribution in the prince Charles mountains, east Antarctica, Royal Society Open Science, 3, 12, 160296-160296 10.1098/rsos.160296
2016 Young,J, Weyrich,L, Cooper,A, 2016, High-throughput sequencing of trace quantities of soil provides reproducible and discriminative fungal DNA profiles, Journal of Forensic Sciences, 61, 2, 478-484 10.1111/1556-4029.12996
2016 Bover,P, Valenzuela,A, Torres,E, Cooper,A, Pons,J, Alcover,J, 2016, Closing the gap: New data on the last documented Myotragus and the first human evidence on Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean Sea), Holocene, 26, 11, 1887-1891 10.1177/0959683616645945
2016 Cruz-Dávalos,D, Llamas,B, Gaunitz,C, Fages,A, Gamba,C, Soubrier,J, Librado,P, Seguin-Orlando,A, Pruvost,M, Alfarhan,A et al, 2016, Experimental conditions improving in-solution target enrichment for ancient DNA, Molecular Ecology Resources, Online, 3, 1-15 10.1111/1755-0998.12595
2016 Cooper,A, Turney,C, Hughen,K, 2016, Response to Comment on "Abrupt warming events drove Late Pleistocene Holarctic megafaunal turnover, Science, 351, 6276, 927c- 10.1126/science.aad8016
2016 Metcalf,J, Turney,C, Barnett,R, Martin,F, Bray,S, Vilstrup,J, Orlando,L, Salas-Gismondi,R, Loponte,D, Medina,M et al, 2016, Synergistic roles of climate warming and human occupation in Patagonian megafaunal extinctions during the Last Deglaciation, Science advances, 2, 6, 1-8 10.1126/sciadv.1501682
2016 Shaw,J, Clarke,L, Wedderburn,S, Barnes,T, Weyrich,L, Cooper,A, 2016, Comparison of environmental DNA metabarcoding and conventional fish survey methods in a river system, Biological Conservation, 197, 131-138 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.03.010
2016 Johnson,C, Alroy,J, Beeton,N, Bird,M, Brook,B, Cooper,A, Gillespie,R, Herrando-PÉrez,S, Jacobs,Z, Miller,G et al, 2016, What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul?, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283, 1824, 20152399-1-20152399-8 10.1098/rspb.2015.2399
2015 Clarke,L, Weyrich,L, Cooper,A, 2015, Reintroduction of locally extinct vertebrates impacts arid soil fungal communities, Molecular Ecology, 24, 12, 3194-3205 10.1111/mec.13229
2015 Fehren-Schmitz,L, Llamas,B, Lindauer,S, Tomasto-Cagigao,E, Kuzminsky,S, Rohland,N, Santos,F, Kaulicke,P, Valverde,G, Richards,S et al, 2015, A re-appraisal of the early Andean human remains from Lauricocha in Peru, PLoS One, 10, 6, e0127141-1-e0127141-13 10.1371/journal.pone.0127141
2015 Llamas,B, Brotherton,P, Mitchell,K, Templeton,J, Thomson,V, Metcalf,J, Armstrong,K, Kasper,M, Richards,S, Camens,A et al, 2015, Late Pleistocene Australian marsupial DNA clarifies the affinities of extinct megafaunal kangaroos and wallabies, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 32, 3, 574-584 10.1093/molbev/msu338
2015 Kushniarevich,A, Utevska,O, Chuhryaeva,M, Agdzhoyan,A, Dibirova,K, Uktveryte,I, Möls,M, Mulahasanovic,L, Pshenichnov,A, Frolova,S et al, 2015, Genetic heritage of the balto-slavic speaking populations: a synthesis of autosomal, mitochondrial and Y-chromosomal data, PLoS One, 10, 9, e0135820-1-e0135820-19 10.1371/journal.pone.0135820
2015 Turney,CSM, Thomas,Z, Hutchinson,D, Bradshaw,CJ, Brook,BW, England,ME, Fogwill,CJ, Jones,R, Palmer,J, Hughen,KA et al, 2015, Obliquity-driven expansion of North Atlantic sea ice during the last glacial, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 23, 10382-10390 10.1002/2015GL066344
2015 Mitchell,K, Cooper,A, Phillips,M, 2015, Comment on "whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds", Science, 349, 6255, 1460-1460 10.1126/science.aab1062
2015 Rodríguez-Rey,M, Herrando-Pérez,S, Gillespie,R, Jacobs,Z, Saltré,F, Brook,B, Prideaux,G, Roberts,R, Cooper,A, Alroy,J et al, 2015, Criteria for assessing the quality of Middle Pleistocene to Holocene vertebrate fossil ages, Quaternary Geochronology, 30, 69-79 10.1016/j.quageo.2015.08.002
2015 Haak,W, Lazaridis,I, Patterson,N, Rohland,N, Mallick,S, Llamas,B, Brandt,G, Nordenfelt,S, Harney,E, Stewardson,K et al, 2015, Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe, Nature, 522, 7555, 207-211 10.1038/nature14317
2015 Cooper,A, Weyrich,L, Dixit,S, Farrer,A, 2015, The skin microbiome: Associations between altered microbial communities and disease, Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56, 4, 268-274 10.1111/ajd.12253
2015 Gibb,G, England,R, Hartig,G, McLenachan,P, Taylor Smith,B, McComish,B, Cooper,A, Penny,D, 2015, New Zealand passerines help clarify the diversification of major songbird lineages during the Oligocene, Genome Biology and Evolution, 7, 11, 2983-2995 10.1093/gbe/evv196
2015 Shaw,J, Monis,P, Weyrich,L, Sawade,E, Drikas,M, Cooper,A, 2015, Using amplicon sequencing to characterize and monitor bacterial diversity in drinking water distribution systems, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81, 18, 6463-6473 10.1128/AEM.01297-15
2015 Young,J, Weyrich,L, Clarke,L, Cooper,A, 2015, Residual soil DNA extraction increases the discriminatory power between samples, Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 11, 2, 268-272 10.1007/s12024-015-9662-z
2015 Weyrich,L, Dobney,K, Cooper,A, 2015, Ancient DNA analysis of dental calculus, Journal of Human Evolution, 79, 119-124 10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.06.018
2015 Mathieson,I, Lazaridis,I, Rohland,N, Mallick,S, Patterson,N, Roodenberg,S, Harney,E, Stewardson,K, Fernandes,D, Novak,M et al, 2015, Genome-wide patterns of selection in 230 ancient Eurasians, Nature, 528, 7583, 499-503 10.1038/nature16152
2015 Vai,S, Vilaça,S, Romandini,M, Benazzo,A, Visentini,P, Modolo,M, Bertolini,M, MacQueen,P, Austin,J, Cooper,A et al, 2015, The Biarzo case in northern Italy: is the temporal dynamic of swine mitochondrial DNA lineages in Europe related to domestication?, Scientific Reports, 5, 16514-1-16514-9 10.1038/srep16514
2015 Saltré,F, Brook,BW, Rodríguez-Rey,M, Cooper,A, Johnson,CN, Turney,CSM, Bradshaw,CJA, 2015, Uncertainties in dating constrain model choice for inferring extinction time from fossil records, Quaternary Science Reviews, 112, 128-137 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.01.022
2015 Cooper,A, Turney,C, Hughen,K, Brook,B, McDonald,H, Bradshaw,C, 2015, Abrupt warming events drove Late Pleistocene Holarctic megafaunal turnover, Science, 349, 6248, 602-606 10.1126/science.aac4315
2015 Young,J, Weyrich,L, Breen,J, Macdonald,L, Cooper,A, 2015, Predicting the origin of soil evidence: High throughput eukaryote sequencing and MIR spectroscopy applied to a crime scene scenario, Forensic Science International, 251, 22-31 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.03.008
2014 Metcalf,J, Prost,S, Nogués-Bravo,D, DeChaine,E, Anderson,C, Batra,P, Araújo,M, Cooper,A, Guralnick,R, 2014, Integrating multiple lines of evidence into historical biogeography hypothesis testing: a Bison bison case study, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 281, 1777, 20132782-1-20132782-9 10.1098/rspb.2013.2782
2014 Thomson,V, Lebrasseur,O, Austin,J, Hunt,T, Burney,D, Denham,T, Rawlence,N, Wood,J, Gongora,J, Girdland Flink,L et al, 2014, Using ancient DNA to study the origins and dispersal of ancestral Polynesian chickens across the Pacific, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 13, 4826-4831 10.1073/pnas.1320412111
2014 Coutinho,A, Valverde,G, Fehren-Schmitz,L, Cooper,A, Barreto Romero,M, Flores Espinoza,I, Llamas,B, Haak,W, 2014, AmericaPlex26: a SNaPshot multiplex system for genotyping the main human mitochondrial founder lineages of the Americas, PLoS One, 9, 3, e93292-1-e93292-11 10.1371/journal.pone.0093292
2014 Lazaridis,I, Patterson,N, Mittnik,A, Renaud,G, Mallick,S, Kirsanow,K, Sudmant,P, Schraiber,J, Castellano,S, Lipson,M et al, 2014, Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans, Nature, 513, 7518, 409-413 10.1038/nature13673
2014 Wood,JR, Mitchell,KJ, Scofield,RP, Tennyson,AJD, Fidler,AE, Wilmshurst,JM, Llamas,B, Cooper,A, 2014, An extinct nestorid parrot (Aves, Psittaciformes, Nestoridae) from the Chatham Islands, New Zealand, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 172, 1, 185-199 10.1111/zoj.12164
2014 Mitchell,K, Pratt,R, Watson,L, Gibb,G, Llamas,B, Kasper,M, Edson,J, Hopwood,B, Male,D, Armstrong,K et al, 2014, Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and habitat preference evolution of marsupials, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31, 9, 2322-2330 10.1093/molbev/msu176
2014 Shaw,J, Monis,P, Fabris,R, Ho,L, Braun,K, Drikas,M, Cooper,A, 2014, Assessing the impact of water treatment on bacterial biofilms in drinking water distribution systems using high-throughput DNA sequencing, Chemosphere, 117, 1, 185-192 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.06.077
2014 Willerslev,E, Davison,J, Moora,M, Zobel,M, Coissac,E, Edwards,M, Lorenzen,E, Vestergård,M, Gussarova,G, Haile,J et al, 2014, Fifty thousand years of Arctic vegetation and megafaunal diet, Nature, 506, 7486, 47-51 10.1038/nature12921
2014 Young,J, Weyrich,L, Cooper,A, 2014, Forensic soil DNA analysis using high-throughput sequencing: a comparison of four molecular markers, Forensic Science International: Genetics, 13, 176-184 10.1016/j.fsigen.2014.07.014
2014 Rawlence,NJ, Lowe,DJ, Wood,JR, Young,JM, Churchman,GJ, Huang,YT, Cooper,A, 2014, Using palaeoenvironmental DNA to reconstruct past environments: progress and prospects, Journal of Quaternary Science, 29, 7, 610-626 10.1002/jqs.2740
2014 Weyrich,L, Llamas,B, Cooper,A, 2014, Reply to Santiago-Rodriguez et al.: Was luxS really isolated from 25- to 40-million-year-old bacteria?, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 353, 2, 85-86 10.1111/1574-6968.12415
2014 Mitchell,K, Wood,J, Scofield,R, Llamas,B, Cooper,A, 2014, Ancient mitochondrial genome reveals unsuspected taxonomic affinity of the extinct Chatham duck (Pachyanas chathamica) and resolves divergence times for New Zealand and sub-Antarctic brown teals, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 70, 1, 420-428 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.08.017
2014 Thomson,V, Lebrasseur,O, Austin,J, Hunt,T, Burney,D, Denham,T, Rawlence,N, Wood,J, Gongora,J, Flink,L et al, 2014, Reply to Beavan, Bryant, and Storey and Matisoo-Smith: Ancestral polynesian "d" haplotypes reflect authentic pacific chicken lineages, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 35, E3585-E3586 10.1073/pnas.1411566111
2014 Clarke,L, Soubrier,J, Weyrich,L, Cooper,A, 2014, Environmental metabarcodes for insects: In silico PCR reveals potential for taxonomic bias, Molecular Ecology Resources, 14, 6, 1160-1170 10.1111/1755-0998.12265
2014 Der Sarkissian,C, Brotherton,P, Balanovsky,O, Templeton,J, Llamas,B, Soubrier,J, Moiseyev,V, Khartanovich,V, Cooper,A, Haak,W et al, 2014, Mitochondrial genome sequencing in mesolithic North East Europe unearths a new sub-clade within the broadly distributed human haplogroup C1, PLoS One, 9, 2, e87612-1-e87612-10 10.1371/journal.pone.0087612
2014 Vilar,M, Melendez,C, Sanders,A, Walia,A, Gaieski,J, Owings,A, Schurr,T, Adhikarla,S, Adler,C, Balanovska,E et al, 2014, Genetic diversity in Puerto Rico and its implications for the peopling of the Island and the West Indies, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 155, 3, 352-368 10.1002/ajpa.22569
2014 Clarke,A, Prost,S, Stanton,J, White,W, Kaplan,M, Matisoo-Smith,E, Genographic Consortium,, 2014, From cheek swabs to consensus sequences: an A to Z protocol for high-throughput DNA sequencing of complete human mitochondrial genomes, BMC Genomics, 15, 1, 68-1-68-12 10.1186/1471-2164-15-68
2014 Mitchell,K, Llamas,B, Soubrier,J, Rawlence,N, Worthy,T, Wood,J, Lee,M, Cooper,A, 2014, Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution, Science, 344, 6186, 898-900 10.1126/science.1251981
2014 Sheng,G, Soubrier,J, Liu,J, Werdelin,L, Llamas,B, Thomson,V, Tuke,J, Wu,L, Hou,X, Chen,Q et al, 2014, Pleistocene Chinese cave hyenas and the recent Eurasian history of the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta, Molecular Ecology, 23, 3, 522-533 10.1111/mec.12576
2014 Clarke,L, Czechowski,P, Soubrier,J, Stevens,M, Cooper,A, 2014, Modular tagging of amplicons using a single PCR for high-throughput sequencing, Molecular Ecology Resources, 14, 1, 117-121 10.1111/1755-0998.12162
2014 Orlando,L, Cooper,A, 2014, Using ancient DNA to understand evolutionary and ecological processes, Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 45, 1, 573-598 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-120213-091712
2014 Linh,V, Giannetti,S, Warren-Smith,S, Cooper,A, Selleri,S, Cucinotta,A, Monro,T, 2014, Genotyping single nucleotide polymorphisms using different molecular beacon multiplexed within a suspended core optical fiber, Sensors, 14, 8, 14488-14499 10.3390/s140814488
2014 Young,J, Rawlence,N, Weyrich,L, Cooper,A, 2014, Limitations and recommendations for successful DNA extraction from forensic soil samples: a review, Science and Justice, 54, 3, 238-244 10.1016/j.scijus.2014.02.006
2014 Elhaik,E, Tatarinova,T, Chebotarev,D, Piras,I, Calò,C, De Montis,A, Atzori,M, Marini,M, Tofanelli,S, Francalacci,P et al, 2014, Geographic population structure analysis of worldwide human populations infers their biogeographical origins, Nature Communications, 5, 3513-1-3513-12 10.1038/ncomms4513
2014 Thomson,V, Aplin,K, Cooper,A, Hisheh,S, Suzuki,H, Maryanto,I, Yap,G, Donnellan,S, 2014, Molecular genetic evidence for the place of origin of the Pacific rat, Rattus exulanso, PLoS One, 9, 3, e91356-1-e91356-11 10.1371/journal.pone.0091356
2013 Dersarkissian,C, Balanovsky,O, Brandt,G, Khartanovich,V, Buzhilova,A, Koshel,S, Zaporozhchenko,V, Gronenborn,D, Moiseyev,V, Kolpakov,E et al, 2013, Ancient DNA reveals prehistoric gene-flow from Siberia in the complex human population history of north east Europe, PLoS Genetics, 9, 2, 1-17 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003296
2013 Badro,D, Douaihy,B, Haber,M, Youhanna,S, Salloum,A, Ghassibe-Sabbagh,M, Johnsrud,B, Khazen,G, Matisoo-Smith,E, Soria-Hernanz,D et al, 2013, Y-Chromosome and mtDNA genetics reveal significant contrasts in affinities of modern Middle Eastern populations with European and African populations, PLoS One, 8, 1, e54616-1-e54616-11 10.1371/journal.pone.0054616
2013 Wood,J, Wilmshurst,J, Richardson,S, Rawlence,N, Wagstaff,S, Worthy,T, Cooper,A, 2013, Resolving lost herbivore community structure using coprolites of four sympatric moa species (Aves: Dinornithiformes), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110, 42, 16910-16915 10.1073/pnas.1307700110
2013 Austin,J, Soubrier,J, Prevosti,F, Prates,L, Trejo,V, Mena,F, Cooper,A, 2013, The origins of the enigmatic Falkland Islands wolf, Nature Communications, 4, 1-7 10.1038/ncomms2570
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2008 Stewart,J, Cooper,A, 2008, Ice age refugia and quaternary extinctions: an issue of quaternary evolutionary palaeoecology, Quaternary Science Reviews, 27, 27-28 Sp Iss, 2443-2448 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.10.005
2008 Rosset,S, Wells,R, Soria-Hernanz,D, Tyler-Smith,C, Royyuru,A, Behar,D, Schurr,T, Santos,F, Quintana-Murci,L, Bertranpetit,J et al, 2008, Maximum-likelihood estimation of site-specific mutation rates in human mitochondrial DNA from partial phylogenetic classification, Genetics, 180, 3, 1511-1524 10.1534/genetics.108.091116
2007 Brotherton,P, Endicott,P, Sanchez,J, Beaumont,M, Barnett,R, Austin,J, Cooper,A, 2007, Novel high-resolution characterization of ancient DNA reveals C > U-type base modification events as the sole cause of post mortem miscoding lesions, Nucleic Acids Research, 35, 17, 5717-5728 10.1093/nar/gkm588
2007 Behar,DM, Rosset,S, Blue-Smith,J, Balanovsky,O, Tzur,S, Comas,D, Mitchell,RJ, Quintana-Murci,L, Tyler-Smith,C, Wells,RS et al, 2007, The genographic project public participation mitochondrial DNA database (vol 3, pg 1083, 2007), PLOS GENETICS, 3, 9, 1785-1785
2007 Larson,G, Cucchi,T, Fujita,M, Matisoo-Smith,E, Robins,J, Anderson,A, Rolett,B, Spriggs,M, Dolman,G, Kim,T et al, 2007, Phylogeny and ancient DNA of Sus provides insights into neolithic expansion in island southeast Asia and Oceania, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104, 12, 4834-4839 10.1073/pnas.0607753104
2007 Ho,S, Shapiro,B, Phillips,M, Cooper,A, Drummond,A, 2007, Evidence for time dependency of molecular rate estimates, Systematic Biology, 56, 3, 515-522 10.1080/10635150701435401
2007 Larson,G, Albarella,U, Dobney,K, Rowley-Conwy,P, Schibler,J, Tresset,A, Vigne,J, Edwards,C, Schlumbaum,A, Dinu,A et al, 2007, Ancient DNA, pig domestication, and the spread of the Neolithic into Europe, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104, 39, 15276-15281 10.1073/pnas.0703411104
2007 Behar,D, Rosset,S, Blue-Smith,J, Balanovsky,O, Tzur,S, Comas,D, Mitchell,R, Quintana-Murci,L, Tyler-Smith,C, Wells,R et al, 2007, The genographic project public participation mitochondrial DNA database, PLoS Genetics, 3, 6, 1083-1095 10.1371/journal.pgen.0030104
2006 Strugnell,J, Jackson,J, Drummond,A, Cooper,A, 2006, Divergence time estimates for major cephalopod groups: evidence from multiple genes, Cladistics-The International Journal of the Willi Hennig Society, 22, 1, 89-96 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2006.00086.x
2006 Gilbert,M, Menez,L, Janaway,R, Tobin,D, Cooper,A, Wilson,A, 2006, Resistance of degraded hair shafts to contaminant DNA, Forensic Science International, 156, 2, 208-212 10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.02.021
2006 Strugnell,J, Norman,M, Cooper,A, 2006, DNA from beach-washed shells of the ram's horn squid, Spirula spirula, Bulletin of Marine Science, 78, 2, 389-391 10.1002/jctb.2204
2006 Barnett,R, Yamaguchi,N, Barnes,I, Cooper,A, 2006, The origin, current diversity and future conservation of the modern lion (Panthera leo), Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 273, 1598, 2119-2125 10.1098/rspb.2006.3555
2006 Cooper,A, 2006, Using ancient DNA to analyse environmental and evolutionary change, HOMO-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY, 57, 3, 222-222
2006 Barnett,R, Yamaguchi,N, Barnes,I, Cooper,A, 2006, Lost populations and preserving genetic diversity in the lion Panthera leo: Implications for its ex situ conservation, Conservation Genetics, 7, 4, 507-514 10.1007/s10592-005-9062-0
2006 Cooper,A, 2006, The year of the mammoth, PLoS Biology, 4, 3, 311-313 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040078
2006 Willerslev,E, Cooper,A, 2006, Pathogenic microbial ancient DNA: a problem or an opportunity?, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 273, 1587, 643-643 10.1098/rspb.2005.3262
2006 Gilbert,M, Janaway,R, Tobin,D, Cooper,A, Wilson,A, 2006, Histological correlates of post mortem mitochondrial DNA damage in degraded hair, Forensic Science International, 156, 2, 201-207 10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.02.019
2006 Endicott,P, Metspalu,M, Stringer,C, Macaulay,V, Cooper,A, Sanchez,J, 2006, Multiplexed SNP typing of ancient DNA clarifies the origin of Andaman mtDNA haplogroups amongst South Asian tribal populations, PLoS One, 1, 1, 1-8 10.1371/journal.pone.0000081
2006 Cooper,A, 2006, Using ancient DNA to study human evolution and general evolutionary processes, Australian Archaeology, 63, 80-
2005 Willerslev,E, Cooper,A, 2005, Ancient DNA, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 272, 1558, 3-16 10.1098/rspb.2004.2813
2005 Vioarsdottir,U, Buck,T, Cooper,A, Endicott,P, Stringer,C, 2005, Morphology and molecules: a study of diversity and dispersal in the island populations of South Asia., AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 200-200
2005 Gilbert,M, Shapiro,B, Drummond,A, Cooper,A, 2005, Post-mortem DNA damage hotspots in Bison (Bison bison) provide evidence for both damage and mutational hotspots in human mitochondrial DNA, Journal of Archaeological Science, 32, 7, 1053-1060 10.1016/j.jas.2005.02.006
2005 Strugnell,J, Norman,M, Jackson,J, Drummond,A, Cooper,A, 2005, Molecular phylogeny of coleoid cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) using a multigene approach; the effect of data partitioning on resolving phylogenies in a Bayesian framework, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 37, 2, 426-441 10.1016/j.ympev.2005.03.020
2005 Weinstock,J, Willerslev,E, Sher,A, Tong,W, Ho,S, Rubenstein,D, Storer,J, Burns,J, Martin,L, Bravi,C et al, 2005, Evolution systematics and phylogeography of Pleistocene horses in the New World: a molecular perspective, PLoS Biology, 3, 8, e241- 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030241
2005 Ho,S, Phillips,M, Drummond,A, Cooper,A, 2005, Accuracy of rate estimation using relaxed-clock models with a critical focus on the early Metazoan radiation, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 22, 5, 1355-1363 10.1093/molbev/msi125
2005 Larson,G, Dobney,K, Albarella,U, Matisoo-Smith,E, Robins,J, Lowden,S, Rowley-Conwy,P, Andersson,L, Cooper,A, 2005, Domesticated pigs in eastern Indonesia - Response, Science, 309, 5733, 381-381 10.1126/science.309.5733.381a
2005 Cook,S, Diallo,M, Sall,A, Cooper,A, Holmes,E, 2005, Mitochondrial markers for molecular identification of Aedes mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) involved in transmission of arboviral disease in West Africa., Journal of Medical Entomology, 42, 1, 19-28 10.1603/0022-2585(2005)042[0019:MMFMIO]2.0.CO;2
2005 Ho,S, Phillips,M, Cooper,A, Drummond,A, 2005, Time dependency of molecular rate estimates and systematic overestimation of recent divergence times, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 22, 7, 1561-1568 10.1093/molbev/msi145
2005 Larson,G, Dobney,K, Albarella,U, Fang,M, Matisoo-Smith,E, Robins,J, Lowden,S, Finlayson,H, Brand,T, Willerslev,E et al, 2005, Worldwide phylogeography of wild boar reveals multiple centers of pig domestication, Science, 307, 5715, 1618-1621 10.1126/science.1106927
2005 Bunce,M, Szulkin,M, Lerner,R, Barnes,I, Shapiro,B, Cooper,A, Holdaway,R, 2005, Ancient DNA provides new insights into the evolutionary history of New Zealand's extinct Giant Eagle, PLoS Biology, 3, 1, 1-10 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030009
2005 Barnett,R, Barnes,I, Phillips,M, Martin,L, Harington,C, Leonard,J, Cooper,A, 2005, Evolution of the extinct Sabretooths and the American cheetah-like cat, Current Biology, 15, 15, R589-R590 10.1016/j.cub.2005.07.052
2005 Gilbert,M, Barnes,I, Collins,M, Smith,C, Eklund,J, Goudsmit,J, Polinar,H, Cooper,A, 2005, Long-term survival of ancient DNA in Egypt: Response to Zink and Nerlich (2003), American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 128, 1, 110-114 10.1002/ajpa.20045
2004 Yamaguchi,N, Cooper,A, Werdelin,L, Macdonald,D, 2004, Evolution of the mane and group-living in the lion (Panthera leo): a review, Journal of Zoology, 263, 4, 329-342 10.1017/S0952836904005242
2004 Willerslev,E, Hansen,A, Ronn,R, Brand,T, Barnes,I, Wiuf,C, Gilichinsky,D, Mitchell,D, Cooper,A, 2004, Long-term persistence of bacterial DNA, Current Biology, 14, 1, R9-R10 10.1016/j.cub.2003.12.012
2004 Barnett,O, Worobey,M, Holmes,E, Cooper,A, 2004, Detection of TT virus among chimpanzees in the wild using a noninvasive technique., Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 40, 2, 230-237 10.7589/0090-3558-40.2.230
2004 Strugnell,J, Norman,M, Drummond,A, Cooper,A, 2004, Neotenous origins for pelagic octopuses, Current Biology, 14, 8, 300-301 10.1016/j.cub.2004.03.048
2004 Gilbert,MTP, Cuccui,J, White,W, Lynnerup,N, Titball,RW, Cooper,A, Prentice,MB, 2004, Response to Drancourt and Raoult, MICROBIOLOGY-SGM, 150, 2, 264-265 10.1099/mic.0.26959-0
2004 Prentice,M, Gilbert,T, Cooper,A, 2004, Was the Black Death caused by Yersinia pestis?, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 4, 2, 72-72 10.1016/S1473-3099(04)00923-5
2004 Cooper,A, Drummond,A, Willerslev,E, 2004, Ancient DNA: would the real Neandertal please stand up?, Current Biology, 14, 11, 431-433 10.1016/j.cub.2004.05.037
2004 Harrison,G, McLenachan,P, Phillips,M, Slack,K, Cooper,A, Penny,D, 2004, Four New Avian Mitochondrial Genomes Help Get to Basic Evolutionary Questions in the Late Cretaceous, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 21, 6, 974-983 10.1093/molbev/msh065
2004 Gilbert,T, Wilson,A, Bunce,M, Hansen,A, Willerslev,E, Shapiro,B, Higham,T, Richards,M, O'Connell,T, Tobin,D et al, 2004, Ancient mitochondrial DNA from hair, Current Biology, 14, 12, 463-464 10.1016/j.cub.2004.06.008
2004 Shapiro,B, Drummond,A, Rambaut,A, Wilson,M, Matheus,P, Sher,A, Pybus,O, Gilbert,M, Barnes,I, Binladen,J et al, 2004, Rise and fall of the Beringian steppe bison, Science, 306, 5701, 1561-1565 10.1126/science.1101074
2004 Gilbert,T, Cuccui,J, White,W, Lynnerup,N, Titball,R, Cooper,A, Prentice,M, 2004, Absence of Yersinia pestis-specific DNA in human teeth from five European excavations of putative plague victims, Microbiology, 150, 2, 341-354 10.1099/mic.0.26594-0
2004 Drancourt,M, Raoult,D, Gilbert,M, Cuccui,J, White,W, Lynnerup,N, Titball,R, Cooper,A, Prentice,M, 2004, Molecular detection of Yersinia pestis in dental pulp, Microbiology, 150, 2, 263-265 10.1099/mic.0.26885-0
2003 Gilbert,M, Hansen,A, Willerslev,E, Rudbeck,E, Barnes,I, Lynnerup,N, Cooper,A, 2003, Characterization of genetic miscoding lesions caused by postmortem damage, American Journal of Human Genetics, 72, 1, 48-61 10.1086/345379
2003 Shapiro,B, Cooper,A, 2003, Beringia as an Ice Age genetic museum, Quaternary Research, 60, 1, 94-100 10.1016/S0033-5894(03)00009-7
2003 Willerslev,E, Hansen,A, Binladen,J, Brand,T, Gilbert,M, Shapiro,B, Bunce,M, Wiuf,C, Gilichinsky,D, Cooper,A et al, 2003, Diverse plant and animal genetic records from Holocene and Pleistocene sediments, Science, 300, 5620, 791-795 10.1126/science.1084114
2003 Endicott,P, Gilbert,M, Stringer,C, Willerslev,E, Lalueza-Fox,C, Hansen,A, Cooper,A, 2003, The genetic origins of the Andaman Islanders, American Journal of Human Genetics, 72, 1, 178-184 10.1086/345487
2003 Gilbert,M, Willerslev,E, Hansen,A, Barnes,I, Rudbeck,L, Lynnerup,N, Cooper,A, 2003, Distribution patterns of postmortem damage in human mitochondrial DNA, American Journal of Human Genetics, 72, 1, 32-47 10.1086/345378
2003 Cordaux,R, Stoneking,M, Endicott,P, Macaulay,V, Kivisild,T, Stringer,C, Cooper,A, 2003, South Asia, the andamanese, and the genetic evidence for an "early" human dispersal out of Africa [2], American Journal of Human Genetics, 72, 6, 1586-1593 10.1086/375407
2003 Bunce,M, Worthy,T, Ford,T, Hoppitt,W, Willerslev,E, Drummond,A, Cooper,A, 2003, Extreme reversed sexual size dimorphism in the extinct New Zealand moa Dinornis, Nature, 425, 6954, 172-175 10.1038/nature01871
2003 Jaenicke-Despres,V, Buckler,E, Smith,B, Gilbert,M, Cooper,A, Doebley,J, Paabo,S, 2003, Early allelic selection in maize as revealed by ancient DNA, Science, 302, 5648, 1206-1208 10.1126/science.1089056
2003 Endicott,P, Macaulay,V, Kivisild,T, Stringer,C, Cooper,A, 2003, South Asia, the Andamanese, and the genetic evidence for an "early" human dispersal out of Africa - Reply, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 72, 6, 1590-1593 10.1086/375408
2002 Shapiro,B, Sibthorpe,D, Rambaut,A, Austin,J, Wragg,G, Bininda-Emonds,O, Lee,P, Cooper,A, 2002, Flight of the Dodo, Science, 295, 5560, 1683-1683 10.1126/science.295.5560.1683
2002 Nielsen-Marsh,C, Ostrom,P, Gandhi,H, Shapiro,B, Cooper,A, Hauschka,P, Collins,M, 2002, Sequence preservation of osteocalcin protein and mitochondrial DNA in bison bones older than 55 ka, Geology, 30, 12, 1099-1102 10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030<1099:SPOOPA>2.0.CO;2
2002 Ericson,P, Christidis,L, Cooper,A, Irestedt,M, Jackson,J, Johansson,U, Norman,J, 2002, A Gondwanan origin of passerine birds supported by DNA sequences of the endemic New Zealand wrens, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 269, 1488, 235-241 10.1098/rspb.2001.1877
2002 Barnes,I, Matheus,P, Shapiro,B, Jensen,D, Cooper,A, 2002, Dynamics of pleistocene population extinctions in beringian brown bears, Science, 295, 5563, 2267-2270 10.1126/science.1067814
2001 Poinar,H, Kuch,M, Sobolik,K, Barnes,I, Stankiewicz,A, Kuder,T, Spaulding,W, Bryant,V, Cooper,A, Paabo,S et al, 2001, A molecular analysis of dietary diversity for three archaic Native Americans, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98, 8, 4317-4322 10.1073/pnas.061014798
2001 Smith,C, Chamberlain,A, Riley,M, Cooper,A, Stringer,C, Collins,M, 2001, Neanderthal DNA: Not just old but old and cold?, Nature, 410, 6830, 771-772 10.1038/35071177
2001 Cooper,A, Rambaut,A, Macaulay,V, Willerslev,E, Hansen,A, Stringer,C, 2001, Human origins and ancient human DNA, Science, 292, 5522, 1655-1656 10.1126/science.292.5522.1655
2001 Cooper,A, Fox,L, Anderson,S, Rambaut,A, Austin,J, Ward,R, 2001, Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of two extinct moas clarify ratite evolution, Nature, 409, 6821, 704-707 10.1038/35055536
2000 Leonard,J, Wayne,R, Cooper,A, 2000, Population genetics of Ice Age brown bears, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 97, 4, 1651-1654 10.1073/pnas.040453097
2000 Fleischer,RC, Olson,SL, James,HF, Cooper,AC, 2000, Identification of the extinct Hawaiian eagle (Haliaeetus) by mtDNA sequence analysis, Auk, 117, 4, 1051-1056 10.1642/0004-8038(2000)117[1051:IOTEHE]2.0.CO;2
2000 Cooper,A, Poinar,H, 2000, Ancient DNA: do it right or not at all, Science, 289, 5482, 1139-1139 10.1126/science.289.5482.1139b
1999 Sorenson,M, Cooper,A, Paxinos,E, Quinn,T, James,H, Olson,S, Fleischer,R, 1999, Relationships of the extinct moa-nalos, flightless Hawaiian waterfowl, based on ancient DNA, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 266, 1434, 2187-2193 10.1098/rspb.1999.0907
1999 Wayne,R, Leonard,J, Cooper,A, 1999, Full of sound and fury: The recent history of ancient DNA, Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 30, 1, 457-477 10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.30.1.457
1998 Cooper,A, Wayne,R, 1998, New uses for old DNA, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 9, 1, 49-53 10.1016/S0958-1669(98)80083-9
1998 Lee,M, Cooper,A, Fortey,R, 1998, Shortening the phylogenetic fuse [3] (multiple letters), Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13, 8, 323-324
1998 Cooper,A, Fortey,R, 1998, Evolutionary explosions and the phylogenetic fuse, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13, 4, 151-156 10.1016/S0169-5347(97)01277-9
1998 Budd,GE, Jensen,S, Thomas,A, Fortey,R, Cooper,A, 1998, Trace fossils and the Cambrian explosion [2] (multiple letters), Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13, 12, 507-508
1998 Bromham,L, Rambaut,A, Fortey,R, Cooper,A, Penny,D, 1998, Testing the Cambrian explosion hypothesis by using a molecular dating technique, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95, 21, 12386-12389 10.1073/pnas.95.21.12386
1998 Fortey,R, Cooper,A, 1998, Trace fossils and the Cambrian explosion - Reply, TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 13, 12, 508-508 10.1016/S0169-5347(98)01516-X
1998 Cooper,A, Fortey,R, 1998, Shortening the phylogenetic fuse - Reply, TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 13, 8, 323-324 10.1016/S0169-5347(98)01409-8
1997 Cooper,A, Beraud-Colomb,E, Roubin,R, Martin,J, Maroc,N, Gardeisen,A, Trabuchet,G, Goossens,M, 1997, Reply to Stoneking: Ancient DNA - How do you really know when you have it? [4], American Journal of Human Genetics, 60, 4, 1001-1003
1997 Cooper,A, Penny,D, 1997, Mass survival of birds across the Cretaceous-tertiary boundary: Molecular evidence, Science, 275, 5303, 1109-1113 10.1126/science.275.5303.1109
1997 Worthy,T, Holdaway,R, Sorenson,M, Cooper,A, 1997, Description of the first complete skeleton of the extinct New Zealand goose Cnemiornis calcitrans (Aves: Anatidae), and a reassessment of the relationships of Cnemiornis, Journal of Zoology, 243, 4, 695-723
1997 Cooper,A, Poinar,H, Paabo,S, Radovcic,J, Debenath,A, Caparros,M, Barroso-Ruiz,C, Bertranpetit,J, Nielsen-Marsh,C, Hedges,R et al, 1997, Neandertal genetics [2] (multiple letters), Science, 277, 5329, 1021-1025 10.1126/science.277.5329.1021
1997 Weber,B, Guo,X, Wraith,J, Cooper,A, Kleijer,W, Bunge,S, Hopwood,J, 1997, Novel Mutations in Sanfilippo A Syndrome : Implications For Enzyme Function, Human Molecular Genetics, 6, 9, 1573-1579 10.1093/hmg/6.9.1573
1996 Hickson,R, Simon,C, Cooper,A, Spicer,G, Sullivan,J, Penny,D, 1996, Conserved sequence motifs, alignment, and secondary structure for the third domain of animal 12S rRNA, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 13, 1, 150-169 10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a025552
1996 Fairbairn,L, Lashford,L, Spooncer,E, McDermott,R, Lebens,G, Arrand,J, Arrand,J, Bellantuono,I, Holt,R, Hatton,C et al, 1996, Long-term in vitro correction of alpha-L-iduronidase deficiency (Hurler syndrome) in human bone marrow, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 93, 5, 2025-2030 10.1073/pnas.93.5.2025
1996 Steel,M, Cooper,A, Penny,D, 1996, Confidence intervals for the divergence time of two clades, Systematic Biology, 45, 2, 127-133 10.2307/2413610
1996 Cooper,A, Rhymer,J, James,H, Olson,S, McIntosh,C, Sorenson,M, Fleischer,R, 1996, Ancient DNA and island endemics, Nature, 381, 6582, 484- 10.1038/381484a0
1995 Cooper,A, Cooper,R, 1995, The oligocene bottleneck and New Zealand biota: Genetic record of a past environmental crisis, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 261, 1362, 293-302 10.1098/rspb.1995.0150
1994 Cooper,A, 1994, Ancient DNA sequences reveal unsuspected phylogenetic relationships within New Zealand wrens (Acanthisittidae), Experientia, 50, 6, 558-563 10.1007/BF01921725
1993 Cooper,A, Atkinson,I, Lee,W, Worthy,T, 1993, Evolution of the moa and their effect on the New Zealand flora, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 12, 433-437 10.1016/0169-5347(93)90005-A
1992 Cooper,A, Mourer-Chauviré,C, Chambers,G, Von Haeseler,A, Wilson,A, Páábo,S, 1992, Independent origins of New Zealand moas and kiwis, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 89, 18, 8741-8744 10.1073/pnas.89.18.8741

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2001 Cooper,A, Grassly,N, Rambaut,A, 2001, Using molecular data to estimate divergence times, Blackwell Science Ltd, Abington, Oxon, pp. 532-534 10.1002/9780470999295ch.132
1994 Cooper,A, 1994, Ancient DNA from Museum Specimens, Springer Verlag

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2015 Mathieson,I, Haak,W, Patterson,N, Mallick,S, Llamas,B, Rohland,N, Harney,E, Nordenfeldt,S, Stewardson,K, Lazaridis,I et al, 2015, Phenotypic inference from ancient DNA, 84th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists, St Louis, MO
2014 Nguyen,LV, Warren-Smith,SC, Cooper,A, Monro,TM, 2014, Interferometric fiber sensor using exposed core microstructured optical fiber for refractive index based biochemical sensing, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, Santander, Spain 10.1117/12.2059155
2014 Huang,YT, Lowe,D, Churchman,GJ, Schipper,LA, Rawlence,N, Cooper,A, 2014, Carbon storage and DNA adsorption in allophanic soils and paleosols, Soil Carbon, Madison, WI 10.1007/978-3-319-04084-4_17
2009 Parida,L, Javed,A, Melé,M, Calafell,F, Bertranpetit,J, 2009, Minimizing recombinations in consensus networks for phylogeographic studies, 9th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, Tsinghua Univ, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S1-S72
2009 Armstrong,K, Aplin,K, Donnellan,S, Cooper,A, 2009, Linking morphological and molecular systematics using ancient DNA methods on informative museum specimens, Darwin 200 Evolution and Biodiversity, Darwin
2003 Nielsen-Marsh,CM, Ostrom,PH, Gandhi,H, Shapiro,B, Cooper,A, Hauschka,PV, Kahlke,RD, Collins,MJ, 2003, Ancient protein sequences: A new direction for molecular palaeontology., 225th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society, NEW ORLEANS, LA

Conference Items

Date Citation
2015 Miller,C, Franks,C, Breen,J, Weyrich,L, Soubrier,J, Llamas,B, Haak,W, Cooper,A, 2015, Open access to ancient human DNA: An Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) and University Libraries collaboration, eResearch Australasia, Brisbane, Australia
2015 Fehren-Schmitz,L, Skoglund,P, Llamas,B, Lindauer,S, Tomasto,E, Kuzminsky,S, Rohland,N, Nordenfelt,S, Mallick,S, Cooper,A et al, 2015, Genome-wide data from ancient Peruvian highlanders and the Population History of South America, 84th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists, St Louis, MO
2015 Farrer,AG, Weyrich,LS, Cooper,A, 2015, Ancient DNA studies provide a basis for medical research, 2015 ASMR SA Scientific Meeting, National Wine Centre, University of Adelaide, South Australia
2013 Haak,W, Brotherton,P, Templeton,J, Brandt,G, Soubrier,J, Adler,CJ, Richards,SM, Sarkissian,CSD, Ganslmeier,R, Friederich,S et al, 2013, Neolithic human mitochondrial haplogroup H genomes and the genetic origins of Europeans, 82nd Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN
2012 Nguyen,L, Warren-Smith,S, Cooper,A, Monro,T, 2012, DNA detection using molecular beacon in soft-glass microstructured optical fibers, International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, Beijing, China 10.1117/12.966847
2012 Calafell,F, Mele,M, Javed,A, Pybus,M, Zalloua,P, Haber,M, Comas,D, Netea,MG, Balanovsky,O, Balanovska,O et al, 2012, Recombination networks as genetic markers in a human variation study of the Old World., 81st Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists, Portland, OR
2009 Campbell,K, Roberts,J, Stetefeld,J, Sloan,A, Signore,A, Howatt,J, Tame,J, Rohland,N, Hofreiter,M, Shen,TJ et al, 2009, Breathing new life into old blood: cold-adaptive evolution of woolly mammoth haemoglobin, Congress of the new European Society of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Innsbruck, Austria 10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.05.044
2007 Bray,S, Austin,J, Barnes,I, Weinstock,J, Shapiro,B, Cooper,A, 2007, The evolution and genetic diversity of the extinct Tremarctine bears., Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution Palaeontology and Systematics, Melbourne, Vic

Prof. Cooper has held a large number of Australian and International Research Grants, and while at Adelaide has been awarded over $15M in ARC funding for Discovery, Linkage and Fellowships. Since arriving in Adelaide he has continuously held ARC Fellowships (Federation, Future and Laureate), as well as 6 Discovery Projects, 9 Linkage Grants, and multiple LIEF grants. 

Director - Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
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