Professor Kristofer Helgen

Kristofer Helgen
Researcher
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Kristofer M. Helgen is Professor of Biological Sciences and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses especially on fieldwork and research in museum collections to document the richness of life, explore global change, and contribute to important problems in biomedicine.

Professor Helgen received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Adelaide. From 2008-2017 he served as Curator of Mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He has worked professionally in more than 50 countries, and has documented and named dozens of previously overlooked species of living mammals, including the Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon of southern China and Myanmar, the Greater Monkey-Faced Bat of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and the Olinguito of the Andes Mountains. He has organized and led major research expeditions all over the world. He is a dedicated public communicator in support of biodiversity discovery and conservation, and appears regularly on television and radio programs.

Helgen holds professorial or other honorary academic appointments at George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia), the American Museum of Natural History (New York), the Bishop Museum (Honolulu), the Australian Museum (Sydney), the South Australian Museum (Adelaide), and the National Geographic Society (Washington, D.C.), where he was inducted as a National Geographic Explorer in 2009. In 2016 Helgen was awarded the James McWha Award for Excellence from the University of Adelaide and the Westbrook Free Lectureship at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia. In 2017 he was appointed as a Full Professor at the University of Adelaide.

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Professor Kristofer Helgen

Kristofer M. Helgen is Professor of Biological Sciences and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses especially on fieldwork and research in museum collections to document the richness of life, explore global change, and contribute to important problems in biomedicine.

Professor Helgen received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Adelaide. From 2008-2017 he served as Curator of Mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He has worked professionally in more than 50 countries, and has documented and named dozens of previously overlooked species of living mammals, including the Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon of southern China and Myanmar, the Greater Monkey-Faced Bat of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and the Olinguito of the Andes Mountains. He has organized and led major research expeditions all over the world. He is a dedicated public communicator in support of biodiversity discovery and conservation, and appears regularly on television and radio programs.

Helgen holds professorial or other honorary academic appointments at George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia), the American Museum of Natural History (New York), the Bishop Museum (Honolulu), the Australian Museum (Sydney), the South Australian Museum (Adelaide), and the National Geographic Society (Washington, D.C.), where he was inducted as a National Geographic Explorer in 2009. In 2016 Helgen was awarded the James McWha Award for Excellence from the University of Adelaide and the Westbrook Free Lectureship at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia. In 2017 he was appointed as a Full Professor at the University of Adelaide.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Affiliate Professor George Mason University
2017 Honorary Research Associate South Australian Museum
2017 Professor University of Adelaide
2017 Deputy Director University of Adelaide
2014 Research Associate Australian Museum
2011 Affiliate Professor George Mason University
2008 - 2017 Curator of Mammals Smithsonian Institution
2007 Research Associate Bishop Museum
2006 - 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow Smithsonian Institution
2006 Research Associate American Museum of Natural History

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2001 - 2007 University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D., Zoology
1997 - 2001 Harvard University United States A.B., Biology

Research Interests

Conservation and Biodiversity, Evolutionary Biology, Genomics, Paleontology, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Zoology

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Young, H., McCauley, D., Dirzo, R., Nunn, C., Campana, M., Agwanda, B. ... Helgen, K. (2017). Interacting effects of land use and climate on rodent-borne pathogens in central Kenya. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372, 1722, 1-11.
10.1098/rstb.2016.0116
2017 Fan, P., He, K., Chen, X., Ortiz, A., Zhang, B., Zhao, C. ... Jiang, X. (2017). Description of a new species of Hoolock gibbon (Primates: Hylobatidae) based on integrative taxonomy. American Journal of Primatology, 79, 5, 1-15.
10.1002/ajp.22631
2017 Gutierrez, E. E., Helgen, K. M., McDonough, M. M., Bauer, F., Hawkins, M. T., Escobedo-Morales, L. A. ... Maldonado, J. E. (2017). A gene-tree test of the traditional taxonomy of American deer: the importance of voucher specimens, geographic data, and dense sampling. ZOOKEYS, 697, 697, 87-131.
10.3897/zookeys.697.15124
2017 Campana, M. G., Kurata, N. P., Foster, J. T., Helgen, L. E., Reeder, D. M., Fleischer, R. C. & Helgen, K. M. (2017). White-Nose Syndrome Fungus in a 1918 Bat Specimen from France. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 23, 9, 1611-1612.
10.3201/eid2309.170875
2017 Janecka, J., Janecka, J., Yu-Guang, Z., Di-Qiang, L., Munkhtsog, B., Bayaraa, M. ... Murphy, W. (2017). Range-Wide Snow Leopard Phylogeography Supports Three Subspecies. The Journal of heredity, 108, 6, 597-607.
10.1093/jhered/esx044
2017 Moratelli, R., Wilson, D. E., Ovaes, R. L., Helgen, K. M. & Gutierrez, E. E. (2017). Caribbean Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), with description of a new species from Trinidad and Tobago. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, 98, 4, 994-1008.
10.1093/jmammal/gyx062
2017 Jackson, S., Groves, C., Fleming, P., Aplin, K., Eldridge, M., Gonzalez, A. & Helgen, K. (2017). The Wayward Dog: Is the Australian native dog or Dingo a distinct species?. Zootaxa, 4317, 2, 201-224.
10.11646/zootaxa.4317.2.1
2017 He, K., Shinohara, A., Helgen, K., Springer, M., Jiang, X. & Campbell, K. (2017). Talpid mole phylogeny unites shrew moles and illuminates overlooked cryptic species diversity. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 34, 1, 78-87.
10.1093/molbev/msw221
2016 Guerra, A., Eckerlin, R., Dowling, A., Durden, L., Robbins, R., Dittmar, K. ... Young, H. (2016). Host-parasite associations in small mammal communities in semiarid savanna ecosystems of East Africa. Journal of Medical Entomology, 53, 4, 851-860.
10.1093/jme/tjw048
2016 Young, H., Dirzo, R., Helgen, K., Mccauley, D., Nunn, C., Snyder, P. ... Ezenwa, V. (2016). Large wildlife removal drives immune defence increases in rodents. B. Tschirren (Ed.). Functional Ecology, 30, 5, 799-807.
10.1111/1365-2435.12542
2016 Cui, P., Löber, U., Alquezar-Planas, D., Ishida, Y., Courtiol, A., Timms, P. ... Greenwood, A. (2016). Comprehensive profiling of retroviral integration sites using target enrichment methods from historical koala samples without an assembled reference genome. PeerJ, 2016, 3, e1847-1-e1847-29.
10.7717/peerj.1847
2016 Neaves, L., Frankham, G., Dennison, S., FitzGibbon, S., Flannagan, C., Gillett, A. ... Johnson, R. (2016). Phylogeography of the Koala, (Phascolarctos cinereus), and harmonising data to inform conservation. PLoS ONE, 11, 9, 1-22.
10.1371/journal.pone.0162207
2016 Mason, V., Li, G., Minx, P., Schmitz, J., Churakov, G., Doronina, L. ... Murphy, W. (2016). Genomic analysis reveals hidden biodiversity within colugos, the sister group to primates.. Science advances, 2, 8, e1600633-e1600633.
10.1126/sciadv.1600633
2016 Hawkins, M., Hofman, C., Callicrate, T., Mcdonough, M., Tsuchiya, M., Gutiérrez, E. ... Maldonado, J. (2016). In-solution hybridization for mammalian mitogenome enrichment: Pros, cons and challenges associated with multiplexing degraded DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources, 16, 5, 1173-1188.
10.1111/1755-0998.12448
2016 Campana, M., Parker, L., Hawkins, M., Young, H., Helgen, K., Szykman Gunther, M. ... Fleischer, R. (2016). Genome sequence, population history, and pelage genetics of the endangered African wild dog (Lycaon pictus). BMC Genomics, 17, 1, 1-10.
10.1186/s12864-016-3368-9
2016 Ceríaco, L., Gutiérrez, E., Dubois, A., Abdala, C., Alqarni, A., Adler, K. ... Arroyave, J. (2016). Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa, 4196, 3, 435-445.
10.11646/zootaxa.4196.3.9
2016 Campana, M., Hawkins, M., Henson, L., Stewardson, K., Young, H., Card, L. ... Fleischer, R. (2016). Simultaneous identification of host, ectoparasite and pathogen DNA via in-solution capture. Molecular ecology resources, 16, 5, 1224-1239.
10.1111/1755-0998.12524
2016 Hawkins, M., Leonard, J., Helgen, K., McDonough, M., Rockwood, L. & Maldonado, J. (2016). Evolutionary history of endemic Sulawesi squirrels constructed from UCEs and mitogenomes sequenced from museum specimens. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16, 1, 1-16.
10.1186/s12862-016-0650-z
2016 Hawkins, M., Helgen, K., Maldonado, J., Rockwood, L., Tsuchiya, M. & Leonard, J. (2016). Phylogeny, biogeography and systematic revision of plain long-nosed squirrels (genus Dremomys, Nannosciurinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 94, Pt B, 752-764.
10.1016/j.ympev.2015.10.023
2016 Alfano, N., Michaux, J., Morand, S., Aplin, K., Tsangaras, K., Löber, U. ... Greenwood, A. (2016). Endogenous gibbon ape leukemia virus identified in a rodent (Melomys burtoni subsp.) from Wallacea (Indonesia). K. Beemon (Ed.). Journal of Virology, 90, 18, 8169-8180.
10.1128/JVI.00723-16
2015 Young, H., Mccauley, D., Dirzo, R., Goheen, J., Agwanda, B., Brook, C. ... Helgen, K. (2015). Context-dependent effects of large-wildlife declines on small-mammal communities in central Kenya. Ecological Applications, 25, 2, 348-360.
10.5061/dryad.465ts
2015 Ishida, Y., McCallister, C., Nikolaidis, N., Tsangaras, K., Helgen, K., Greenwood, A. & Roca, A. (2015). Sequence variation of koala retrovirus transmembrane protein p15E among koalas from different geographic regions. Virology, 475, 28-36.
10.1016/j.virol.2014.10.036
2015 Koepfli, K., Pollinger, J., Godinho, R., Robinson, J., Lea, A., Hendricks, S. ... Wayne, R. (2015). Genome-wide evidence reveals that African and Eurasian golden jackals are distinct species. Current Biology, 25, 16, 2158-2165.
10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.060
2015 Gutiérrez, E., Maldonado, J., Radosavljevic, A., Molinari, J., Patterson, B., Martínez-C, J. ... Helgen, K. (2015). The taxonomic status of Mazama bricenii and the significance of the Táchira Depression for mammalian endemism in the Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela. B. -. S. Yue (Ed.). PLoS ONE, 10, 6, -.
10.1371/journal.pone.0129113
2015 Young, H., Dirzo, R., McCauley, D., Agwanda, B., Cattaneo, L., Dittmar, K. ... Helgen, K. (2015). Drivers of intensity and prevalence of flea parasitism on small mammals in East African savanna ecosystems. Journal of Parasitology, 101, 3, 327-335.
10.1645/14-684.1
2015 McCauley, D., Salkeld, D., Young, H., Makundi, R., Dirzo, R., Eckerlin, R. ... Helgen, K. (2015). Effects of land use on plague (Yersinia pestis) activity in rodents in Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92, 4, 776-783.
10.4269/ajtmh.14-0504
2014 Rocha, L., Aleixo, A., Allen, G., Almeda, F., Baldwin, C., Barclay, M. ... Collette, B. (2014). Specimen collection: An essential tool. Science, 344, 6186, 814-815.
10.1126/science.344.6186.814
2014 Voss, R., Helgen, K. & Jansa, S. (2014). Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence: A comment on Cozzuol et al. (2013). Journal of Mammalogy, 95, 4, 893-898.
10.1644/14-MAMM-A-054
2014 Scheel, D. M., Slater, G. J., Kolokotronis, S. O., Potter, C. W., Rotstein, D. S., Tsangaras, K. ... Helgen, K. M. (2014). Biogeography and taxonomy of extinct and endangered monk seals illuminated by ancient DNA and skull morphology. ZooKeys, 409, 1-33.
10.3897/zookeys.409.6244
2014 Tsangaras, K., Siracusa, M., Nikolaidis, N., Ishida, Y., Cui, P., Vielgrader, H. ... Greenwood, A. (2014). Hybridization capture reveals evolution and conservation across the entire koala retrovirus genome. J. -. P. Vartanian (Ed.). PLoS ONE, 9, 4, e95633-1-e95633-14.
10.1371/journal.pone.0095633
2014 Young, H., Dirzo, R., Helgen, K., McCauley, D., Billeter, S., Kosoy, M. ... Dittmar, K. (2014). Declines in large wildlife increase landscape-level prevalence of rodent-borne disease in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 19, 7036-7041.
10.1073/pnas.1404958111
2014 Almeida, F., Giannini, N., Simmons, N. & Helgen, K. (2014). Each flying fox on its own branch: A phylogenetic tree for Pteropus and related genera (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 77, 1, 83-95.
10.1016/j.ympev.2014.03.009
2013 Gutierrez, E. E. & Helgen, K. M. (2013). Outdated taxonomy blocks conservation. NATURE, 495, 7441, 314-314.
2013 Buden, D., Helgen, K. & Wiles, G. (2013). Taxonomy, distribution, and natural history of flying foxes (chiroptera, pteropodidae) in the mortlock islands and chuuk state, caroline islands. ZooKeys, 345, 345, 97-135.
10.3897/zookeys.345.5840
2013 Helgen, K., Pinto, C., Kays, R., Helgen, L., Tsuchiya, M., Quinn, A. ... Maldonado, J. (2013). Taxonomic revision of the olingos (Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the Olinguito. ZooKeys, 324, 324, 1-83.
10.3837/zookeys.324.5827
2013 Fabre, P., Pagès, M., Musser, G., Fitriana, Y., Fjeldså, J., Jennings, A. ... Helgen, K. (2013). A new genus of rodent from wallacea (Rodentia: Muridae: Murinae: Rattini), and its implication for biogeography and Indo-Pacific Rattini systematics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 169, 2, 408-447.
10.1111/zoj.12061
2013 Goheen, J., Palmer, T., Charles, G., Helgen, K., Kinyua, S., Maclean, J. ... Pringle, R. (2013). Piecewise Disassembly of a Large-Herbivore Community across a Rainfall Gradient: The UHURU Experiment. L. -. F. Bersier (Ed.). PLoS ONE, 8, 2, -.
10.1371/journal.pone.0055192
2013 Gutiérrez, E. & Helgen, K. (2013). Mammalogy: Outdated taxonomy blocks conservation. Nature, 495, 7441, 314-.
10.1038/495314e
2013 Vilstrup, J., Seguin-Orlando, A., Stiller, M., Ginolhac, A., Raghavan, M., Nielsen, S. ... Orlando, L. (2013). Mitochondrial phylogenomics of modern and ancient equids. PLoS One, 8, 2, 1-12.
10.1371/journal.pone.0055950
2013 Young, H., Mccauley, D., Helgen, K., Goheen, J., Otárola-Castillo, E., Palmer, T. ... Dirzo, R. (2013). Effects of mammalian herbivore declines on plant communities: Observations and experiments in an African savanna. L. Santamaria (Ed.). Journal of Ecology, 101, 4, 1030-1041.
10.1111/1365-2745.12096
2013 Ávila-Arcos, M., Ho, S., Ishida, Y., Nikolaidis, N., Tsangaras, K., Hönig, K. ... Greenwood, A. (2013). One hundred twenty years of koala retrovirus evolution determined from museum skins. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 30, 2, 299-304.
10.1093/molbev/mss223
2013 Ávila-Arcos, M., Ho, S., Ishida, Y., Nikolaidis, N., Tsangaras, K., Hönig, K. ... Greenwood, A. (2013). Erratum: One hundred twenty years of Koala retrovirus evolution determined from museum skins (Molecular Biology and Evolution (2013) 30:2 (299-304) DOI: 10.1093/molbev/mss223). Molecular Biology and Evolution, 30, 5, 1237-.
10.1093/molbev/mst015
2013 Bornholdt, R., Helgen, K., Koepfli, K. -. P., Oliveira, L., Lucherini, M. & Eizirik, E. (2013). Taxonomic revision of the genus Galictis (Carnivora: Mustelidae): species delimitation, morphological diagnosis, and refined mapping of geographical distribution. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 167, 3, 449-472.
10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00859.x
2013 Reeder, D., Helgen, K., Vodzak, M., Lunde, D. & Ejotre, I. (2013). A new genus for a rare African vespertilionid bat: insights from South Sudan. ZooKeys, 285, 285, 89-115.
10.3897/zookeys.285.4892
2013 Pinto, C., Helgen, K., Fleischer, R. & Perkins, S. (2013). Hepatozoon parasites (Apicomplexa: Adeleorina) in bats. Journal of Parasitology, 99, 4, 722-724.
10.1645/12-18.1
2013 Smith, V., Georgiev, T., Stoev, P., Biserkov, J., Miller, J., Livermore, L. ... Penev, L. (2013). Beyond dead trees: Integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1, 1, e995-.
10.3897/BDJ.1.e995
2012 Wilting, A., Sollmann, R., Meijaard, E., Helgen, K. & Fickel, J. (2012). Mentawai's endemic, relictual fauna: Is it evidence for Pleistocene extinctions on Sumatra?. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 9, 1608-1620.
10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02717.x
2012 Helgen, K., Miguez, R., Kohen, J. & Helgen, L. (2012). Twentieth century occurrence of the Long-Beaked Echidna Zaglossus bruijnii in the Kimberley region of Australia. ZooKeys, 255, 255, 103-132.
10.3897/zookeys.255.3774
2012 Miller, W., Hayes, V. M., Ratan, A., Petersen, D. C., Wittekindt, N. E., Miller, J. ... Patterson, N. (2012). Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered marsupial Sarcophilus harrisii (Tasmanian devil) (vol 108, pg 12348, 2011). PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 109, 44, 18625-18625.
10.1073/pnas.1217345109
2012 Tsangaras, K., Ávila-Arcos, M., Ishida, Y., Helgen, K., Roca, A. & Greenwood, A. (2012). Historically low mitochondrial DNA diversity in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). BMC Genetics, 13, 1, 92-1-92-11.
10.1186/1471-2156-13-92
2012 Miller, W., Hayes, V., Ratan, A., Petersen, D., Wittekindt, N., Miller, J. ... Patterson, N. (2012). Erratum: Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered marsupial Sarcophilus harrisii (Tasmanian devil) (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2011) 108, 30 (12348-12353) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1102838108). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109, 45, 18625-.
10.1073/pnas.1217345109
2011 Helgen, K. (2011). The mammal family tree. Science, 334, 6055, 458-459.
10.1126/science.1214544
2011 Miller, W., Hayes, V., Ratan, A., Petersen, D., Wittekindt, N., Miller, J. ... Patterson, N. (2011). Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered marsupial Sarcophilus harrisii (Tasmanian devil). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 30, 12348-12353.
10.1073/pnas.1102838108
2011 Mason, V., Li, G., Helgen, K. & Murphy, W. (2011). Efficient cross-species capture hybridization and next-generation sequencing of mitochondrial genomes from noninvasively sampled museum specimens. Genome Research, 21, 10, 1695-1704.
10.1101/gr.120196.111
2011 McDade, L., Maddison, D., Guralnick, R., Piwowar, H., Jameson, M., Helgen, K. ... Vis, M. (2011). Biology needs a modern assessment system for professional productivity. BioScience, 61, 8, 619-625.
10.1525/bio.2011.61.8.8
2011 Asher, R. & Helgen, K. (2011). High level Mammalian taxonomy: A response to Hedges (2011). Zootaxa, 3092, 63-64.
2010 Goodman, S. & Helgen, K. (2010). Species limits and distribution of the malagasy carnivoran genus eupleres (Family Eupleridae). Mammalia, 74, 2, 177-185.
10.1515/MAMM.2010.018
2010 Helgen, K. M. (2010). A Megadiverse Fauna Revealed. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 17, 2, 145-147.
10.1007/s10914-009-9122-1
2010 Brooks, T. & Helgen, K. (2010). A standard for species. Nature, 467, 7315, 540-541.
10.1038/467540a
2010 Asher, R. & Helgen, K. (2010). Nomenclature and placental mammal phylogeny. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10, 1, -.
10.1186/1471-2148-10-102
2010 Helgen, K., Helgen, L. & Wilson, D. (2010). Pacific flying foxes (Mammalia: Chiroptera): Two new species of pteropus from Samoa, probably extinct. American Museum Novitates, 3646, 3646, 1-37.
10.1206/614.1
2010 Aplin, K. & Helgen, K. (2010). Quaternary murid rodents of Timor part I: New material of coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937, and description of a decond species of the genus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 341, 341, 1-80.
10.1206/692.1
2010 Brooks, T. M. & Helgen, K. M. (2010). BIODIVERSITY A standard for species. NATURE, 467, 7315, 540-541.
10.1038/467540a
2009 Helgen, K. M. & Helgen, L. E. (2009). Biodiversity and Biogeography of the Moss-Mice of New Guinea: A Taxonomic Revision of Pseudohydromys (Muridae: Murinae). BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 331, 230-313.
2009 Helgen, K., Cole, F., Helgen, L. & Wilson, D. (2009). Generic revision in the holarctic ground squirrel genus spermophilus. Journal of Mammalogy, 90, 2, 270-305.
10.1644/07-MAMM-A-309.1
2009 Helgen, K. M. & Helgen, L. E. (2009). Chapter 8. Biodiversity and Biogeography of the Moss-mice of New Guinea: A Taxonomic Revision of Pseudohydromys (Muridae: Murinae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 331, 230-313.
10.1206/582-8.1
2009 Miller, W., Drautz, D., Janecka, J., Lesk, A., Ratan, A., Tomsho, L. ... Schuster, S. (2009). The mitochondrial genome sequence of the Tasmanian tiger [Thylacinus cynocephalus]. Genome Research, 19, 2, 213-220.
10.1101/gr.082628.108
2009 Haussler, D., O'Brien, S., Ryder, O., Keith Barker, F., Clamp, M., Crawford, A. ... Bonvicino, C. (2009). Genome 10K: A proposal to obtain whole-genome sequence for 10000 vertebrate species. Journal of Heredity, 100, 6, 659-674.
10.1093/jhered/esp086
2009 Helgen, K., Helgen, L. & Wilson, D. (2009). Pacific flying foxes (Mammalia: Chiroptera): Two new species of Pteropus from Samoa, probably extinct. American Museum Novitates, 3646, 1-40.
2008 Helgen, K., Lim, N. & Helgen, L. (2008). The hog-badger is not an edentate: Systematics and evolution of the genus Arctonyx (Mammalia: Mustelidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 154, 2, 353-385.
10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00416.x
2008 Helgen, K., Maldonado, J., Wilson, D. & Buckner, S. (2008). Molecular confirmation of the origin and invasive status of West Indian raccoons. Journal of Mammalogy, 89, 2, 282-291.
10.1644/07-MAMM-A-155R.1
2008 Giannini, N., Almeida, F., Simmons, N. & Helgen, K. (2008). The systematic position of Pteropus leucopterus and its bearing on the monophyly and relationships of Pteropus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Acta Chiropterologica, 10, 1, 11-20.
10.3161/150811008X331054
2008 Meiri, S., Meijaard, E., Wich, S., Groves, C. & Helgen, K. (2008). Mammals of Borneo - Small size on a large island. Journal of Biogeography, 35, 6, 1087-1094.
10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.01897.x
2008 Helgen, K. M., Leary, T., Doria, G. & Amori, G. (2008). Catalogue of Melanesian rodents in the Museum of Genova (Mammalia: Rodentia). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “G. Doria”, 99, 653-686.
2008 (2008). New Guinea as a Tropical Lens. Conservation Biology, 22, 6, 1667-1668.
10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01107.x
2008 Wei, L., Han, N., Zhang, L., Helgen, K., Parsons, S., Zhou, S. & Zhang, S. (2008). Wing morphology, echolocation calls, diet and emergence time of black-bearded tomb bats (Taphozous melanopogon, Emballonuridae) from southwest China. Acta Chiropterologica, 10, 1, 51-59.
10.3161/150811008X331081
2008 Janečka, J., Helgen, K., Lim, N., Baba, M., Izawa, M., Boeadi, & Murphy, W. (2008). Evidence for multiple species of Sunda colugo. Current Biology, 18, 21, R1001-R1002.
10.1016/j.cub.2008.09.005
2008 Schipper, J., Chanson, J., Chiozza, F., Cox, N., Hoffmann, M., Katariya, V. ... Brooks, T. (2008). The status of the world's land and marine mammals: diversity, threat, and knowledge. Science, 322, 5899, 225-230.
10.1126/science.1165115
2008 Amori, G., Gippoliti, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). Diversity, distribution, and conservation of endemic island rodents. Quaternary International, 182, 1, 6-15.
10.1016/j.quaint.2007.05.014
2007 Janecka, J., Miller, W., Pringle, T., Wiens, F., Zitzmann, A., Helgen, K. ... Murphy, W. (2007). Molecular and Genomic Data Identify the Closest Living Relative of Primates. Science, 318, 5851, 792-794.
10.1126/science.1147555
2007 Helgen, K. M. (2007). The mammal fauna of the Kaijende Highlands, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program Bulletin of Biological Assessment, 45, 52-68.
2007 Helgen, K. M., Kock, D., Gomez, R. K. S. C., Ingle, N. R. & Sinaga, M. H. (2007). Taxonomy and Natural History of the Southeast Asian Fruit-Bat Genus Dyacopterus. Journal of Mammalogy, 88, 2, 302-318.
10.1644/06-MAMM-A-276R.1
2007 Reeder, D. M., Helgen, K. M. & Wilson, D. E. (2007). Global trends and biases in new mammal species discoveries. Occasional Papers of the Museum at Texas Tech University, 269, 1-36.
2007 Groves, C. P. & Helgen, K. M. (2007). Craniodental Characters in the Taxonomy of Propithecus. International Journal of Primatology, 28, 6, 1363-1383.
10.1007/s10764-007-9226-5
2007 Li, G., Liang, B., Wang, Y., Zhao, H., Helgen, K. M., Lin, L. ... Zhang, S. (2007). Echolocation Calls, Diet, and Phylogenetic Relationships of Stoliczka's Trident Bat, Aselliscus stoliczkanus (Hipposideridae). Journal of Mammalogy, 88, 3, 736-744.
10.1644/06-MAMM-A-273R.1
2006 Helgen, K. M., Wells, R. T., Kear, B. P., Gerdtz, W. R. & Flannery, T. F. (2006). Ecological and evolutionary significance of sizes of giant extinct kangaroos. Australian Journal of Zoology, 54, 4, 293-293.
10.1071/ZO05077
2006 Wilson, D. E., Helgen, K. M., Yun, C. S. & Giman, B. (2006). Results of small mammal surveys at two sites in planted forest zones, Bintulu, Sarawak. Malayan Nature Journal, 59, 165-187.
2006 Thong, V. D., Bumrungsri, S., Harrison, D. L., Pearch, M. J., Helgen, K. M. & Bates, P. J. (2006). New records of Microchiroptera (Rhinolophidae and Kerivoulinae) from Vietnam and Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica, 8, 1, 83-93.
10.3161/1733-5329(2006)8[83:NROMRA]2.0.CO;2
2005 Helgen, K. M. (2005). The amphibious murines of New Guinea (Rodentia, Muridae): the generic status of Baiyankamys and description of a new species of Hydromys. Zootaxa, 913, 1, 1-1.
10.11646/zootaxa.913.1.1
2005 Helgen, K. M. (2005). Systematics of the Pacific monkey‐faced bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae), with a new species of Pteralopex and a new Fijian genus. Systematics and Biodiversity, 3, 4, 433-453.
10.1017/S1477200005001702
2005 Helgen, K. (2005). A new species of murid rodent (genus Mayermys) from south-eastern New Guinea. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, 70, 1, 61-67.
10.1078/1616-5047-00176
2005 Helgen, K., Groves, C., Bossuyt, F., Meegaskumbura, M., Beenaerts, N., Gower, D. ... Milinkovitch, M. (2005). Biodiversity in Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats [1] (multiple letters). Science, 308, 5719, 199-.
10.1126/science.308.5719.199b
2005 Timm, R. (2005). What Constitutes a Proper Description?. Science, 309, 5744, 2163c-2166c.
10.1126/science.309.5744.2163c
2004 Helgen, K. M. (2004). On the identity of flying-foxes, genus Pteropus (Mammalia: Chiroptera), from islands in the Torres Strait, Australia. Zootaxa, 780, 1-14.
2004 Helgen, K. M. (2004). Meyer paper: don't hang the Soc. Wash. out to dry. Nature, 432, 7020, 949-949.
10.1038/432949b
2004 Helgen, K. M. & Flannery, T. F. (2004). A new species of bandicoot, Microperoryctes aplini, from western New Guinea. Journal of Zoology, 264, 2, 117-124.
10.1017/S0952836904005667
2004 Roca, A. L., Kahila Bar-Gal, G., Eizirik, E., Helgen, K. M., Maria, R., Springer, M. S. ... Murphy, W. J. (2004). Mesozoic origin for West Indian insectivores. Nature, 429, 6992, 649-651.
10.1038/nature02597
2004 Helgen, K. M. & Flannery, T. F. (2004). NOTES ON THE PHALANGERID MARSUPIAL GENUS SPILOCUSCUS, WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES FROM PAPUA. Journal of Mammalogy, 85, 5, 825-833.
10.1644/BER-110
2004 Dratch, P. (2004). Predators and Prey in the Channel Islands. Science, 305, 5685, 777-778.
10.1126/science.305.5685.777
2003 Helgen, K. M. & Flannery, T. F. (2003). Taxonomy and historical distribution of the wallaby genus Lagostrophus. Australian Journal of Zoology, 51, 3, 199-199.
10.1071/ZO02078
2003 Helgen, K. M. & Wilson, D. E. (2003). Taxonomic status and conservation relevance of the raccoons (Procyon spp.) of the West Indies. Journal of Zoology, 259, 1, 69-76.
10.1017/S0952836902002972
2003 Helgen, K. M. (2003). The feather-tailed glider (Acrobates pygmaeus) in New Guinea?. Treubia, 33, 107-111.
2003 Helgen, K. M. (2003). A review of the rodent fauna of Seram, Moluccas, with the description of a new subspecies of mosaic-tailed rat, Melomys rufescens paveli. Journal of Zoology, 261, 2, 165-172.
10.1017/S0952836903004035
2003 Helgen, K. M., Mathew, J. & Monta, C. A. (2003). The Harvard collection of South Asian mammals. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 100, 100-103.
2003 Helgen, K. (2003). Major mammalian clades: a review under consideration of molecular and palaeontological evidence. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, 68, 1, 1-15.
10.1078/1616-5047-1610057
2002 Helgen, K. (2002). Guillaume Grandidier's mammal collections from Madagascar. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, 67, 6, 381-383.
10.1078/1616-5047-00054
2002 Helgen, K. (2002). Notes on a collection of mammals from the Moluccas, with new geographic records. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, 67, 1, 51-54.
10.1078/1616-5047-00006
2002 Helgen, K. M. & Wilson, D. E. (2002). The history of the raccoons of the West Indies. Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, 48, 1-11.
2002 Helgen, K. M. & Wilson, D. E. (2002). The bats of Flores, Indonesia, with remarks on Asian Tadarida. Breviora, 511, 1-12.
2002 Helgen, K. M. & Flannery, T. F. (2002). Distribution of the endangered Pacific sheathtail bat (Emballonura semicaudata).. Australian Mammalogy, 24, 209-212.
2002 Helgen, K. M. & McFadden, T. L. (2002). Recently extinct mammals in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Breviora, 510, 1-13.
2001 Helgen, K. & Wilson, D. (2001). Additional material of the enigmatic golden mole Cryptochloris zyli , with notes on the genus Cryptochloris (Mammalia: Chrysochloridae). African Zoology, 36, 1, 110-112.
10.1080/15627020.2001.11657121
2001 Helgen, K. M. (2001). First record of Rattus rattus in Botswana. Mammalian Biology, 66, 60-62.
2001 Helgen, K. M. & McFadden, T. L. (2001). Type specimens of Recent mammals in the Museum of Comparative Zoology.. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 157, 93-181.

Books

Year Citation
2014 S. Heyes & K. Helgen (Eds.) (2014). Mammals of Ungava and Labrador The 1882-1884 Fieldnotes of Lucien M. Turner Together with Inuit and Innu Knowledge. Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press.
2014 S. Heyes & K. Helgen (Eds.) (2014). Mammals of Ungava and Labrador The 1882-1884 Fieldnotes of Lucien M. Turner Together with Inuit and Innu Knowledge. Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press.
2010 Aplin, K., Helgen, K. & Lunde, D. (2010). A review of Peroryctes broadbenti, the giant bandicoot of Papua New Guinea. AMER MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY.
10.1206/3696.2
2010 Helgen, K., Leary, T. & Aplin, K. (2010). A review of microhydromys (Rodentia: Murinae), with description of a new species from Southern New Guinea. AMER MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY.
10.1206/632.1
2008 Musser, G., Helgen, K. & Lunde, D. (2008). Systematic review of New Guinea Leptomys (muridae, murinae) with descriptions of two new species. AMER MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY.
10.1206/587.1

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2011 Helgen, K. & Opiang, M. (2011). Notes on the high elevation mammal fauna of the Kaijende Highlands, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. In L. Alonso, J. Deichmann, S. McKenna, P. Naskrecki & S. Richards (Eds.), RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment: Rapid Biological Assessments of the Nakanai Mountains and the Upper Strickland Basin: Surveying the Biodiversity of Papua New Guinea's Sublime Karst Environments (pp. 235-245). Conservation International.
2011 Helgen, K., Opiang, M. & Thomas, W. (2011). The mammal fauna of Wanakipa, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. In L. Alonso, J. Deichmann, S. McKenna, P. Naskrecki & S. Richards (Eds.), RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment: Rapid Biological Assessments of the Nakanai Mountains and the Upper Strickland Basin: Surveying the Biodiversity of Papua New Guinea's Sublime Karst Envirnomnents (pp. 246-258). Online: Conservation International.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Chirchir, H., Ruff, C. B., Helgen, K. M. & Potts, R. (2016). Trabecular bone mass and daily travel distance in mammals. Experimental Biology Meeting. San Diego, CA.
10.1096/fj.1530-6860
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Researcher
Phone
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Building
Darling Building
Room Number
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Org Unit
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