James Hanken

James Hanken

Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology
Professor of Biology; Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology
Curator of Herpetology
James Hanken

Research Interests

Evolutionary and developmental biology; systematics, taxonomy and conservation biology; biodiversity informatics

Related Publications

Senevirathne, G., A. Thomas, R. Kerney, J. Hanken, S. D. Biju and M. Meegaskumbura. 2016. From clinging to digging: the postembryonic skeletal ontogeny of the Indian purple frog, Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis (Anura: Nasikabatrachidae). PLoS ONE 11: e0151114.

Meegaskumbura, M., G. Senevirathne, S. D. Biju, S. Garg, S. Meegaskumbura, R. Pethiyagoda, J. Hanken and C. J. Schneider. 2015. Patterns of reproductive-mode evolution in Old World tree frogs (Anura, Rhacophoridae). Zoologica Scripta 44: 509–522.

McPhillips, T., T. Song, T. Kolisnik, S. Aulenbach, K. Belhajjame, R. K. Bocinsky, Y. Cao, J. Cheney, F. Chirigati, S. Dey, J. Freire, C. Jones, J. Hanken, K. W. Kintigh, T. A. Kohler, D. Koop, J. A. Macklin, P. Missier, M. Schildhauer, C. Schwalm, Y. Wei, M. Bieda and B. Lud├ñscher. 2015. YesWorkflow: A user-oriented, language-independent tool for recovering workflow information from scripts. International Journal of Digital Curation 10: 298–313.

Song T., S. Köhler, B. Lud├ñscher, J. Hanken, M. Kelly, D. Lowery, J. A. Macklin, P. J. Morris and R. A. Morris. 2014. Towards automated design, analysis and optimization of declarative curation workflows. International Journal of Digital Curation 9: 111–122.

Cook, J. A., S. V. Edwards, E. Lacey, R. P. Guralnick, P. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis, C. Welch, K. C. Bell, K. E. Galbreath, C. Himes, J. M. Allen, T. A. Heath, A. C. Carnaval, K. L. Cooper, M. Liu and J. Hanken. 2014. Aiming up: Natural history collections as emerging resources for innovative undergraduate education in biology. BioScience 64: 725–734.

Morris, R. A., L. Dou, J. Hanken, M. Kelly, D. B. Lowery, B. Ludäscher, J. A. Macklin and P. J. Morris. 2013. Semantic annotation of mutable data. PLoS ONE 8(11): e76093. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076093.

Rovito, S. M., G. Parra-Olea, J. Hanken, R. Bonett and D. B. Wake. 2013. Adaptive radiation in miniature: the minute salamanders of the Mexican highlands (Amphibia: Plethodontidae: Thorius). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109: 622–643.

Wu, Y., Y. Wang, K. Jiang, J. Hanken. 2013. Significance of pre-Quaternary climate change for montane species diversity: Insights from Asian salamanders (Salamandridae: Pachytriton). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 380–390.

Wu Y., Y. Wang and J. Hanken. 2012. New species of Pachytriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from the Nanling Mountain Range, southeastern China. Zootaxa 3388: 1–16.

Wheeler, Q. D., S. Knapp, D. W. Stevenson, J. Stevenson, S. D. Blum, B. M. Boom, G. G. Borisy, J. L. Buizer, M. R. de Carvalho, A. Cibrian, M. J. Donoghue, V. Doyle, E. M. Gerson, C. H. Graham, P. Graves, S. J. Graves, R. P. Guralnick, A. L. Hamilton, J. Hanken, W. Law, D. L. Lipscomb, T. E. Lovejoy, H. Miller, J. S. Miller, S. Naeem, M. J. Novacek, L. M. Page, N. I. Platnick, H. Porter-Morgan, P. H. Raven, M. A. Solis, A. G. Valdecasa, S. van der Leeuw, A. Vasco, N. Vermeulen, J. Vogel, R. L. Walls, E. O. Wilson and J. B. Woolley. 2012. Mapping the biosphere: exploring species to understand the origin, organization and sustainability of biodiversity. Systematics and Biodiversity 10: 1–20.


Faculty Department

Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

Contact Information

MCZ 109A

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