Harilaos A. Lessios

89 publications found


A. O’Dea, H. A. Lessios, A. G. Coates, R. I. Eytan, S. A. Restrepo-Moreno, A. L. Cione, L. S. Collins, A. de Queiroz, D. W. Farris, R. D. Norris, R. F. Stallard, M. O. Woodburne, O. Aguilera, M.-P. Aubry, W. A. Berggren, A. F. Budd, M. A. Cozzuol, S. E. Coppard, H. Duque-Caro, S. Finnegan, G. M. Gasparini, E. L. Grossman, K. G. Johnson, L. D. Keigwin, N. Knowlton, E. G. Leigh, J. S. Leonard-Pingel, P. B. Marko, N. D. Pyenson, P. G. Rachello-Dolmen, E. Soibelzon, L. Soibelzon, J. A. Todd, G. J. Vermeij, J. B. C. Jackson, 2017. Building bridges. Response to Erkens and Hoorn: “The Panama Isthmus, ‘old’, ‘young’ or both?”. Science Advances, [Letter]. [Download]
Coppard, S.A. and H. A. Lessios. 2017. Phylogeography of the sand dollar genus Encope: implications regarding the Central American isthmus and rates of molecular evolution. Scientific Reports 7: 11520. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11875-w [Download]
Hiller, A and H. A Lessios. 2017. Phylogeography of Petrolisthes armatus, an invasive species with low dispersal ability. Scientific Reports 7: 3359. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-03410-8 [Download]
Q. Jossart, C. De Ridder, H.A. Lessios. M. Bauwens, S. Motreuil, T. Rigaud, R.A. Wattier, B. David. 2017. Highly contrasted genetic structures between a sea urchin and its parasitic crab in the Caribbean Sea. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3413 [Download]


Aaron O’Dea, Harilaos A. Lessios, Anthony G. Coates, Ron I. Eytan, Laurel S. Collins, Alberto L. Cione, Alan de Queiroz, David W. Farris, Richard D. Norris, Sergio A. Restrepo-Moreno, Robert F. Stallard, Michael O. Woodburne, Orangel Aguilera, Marie-Pierre Aubry, William A. Berggren, Ann F. Budd, Mario A. Cozzuol, Simon E. Coppard, Herman Duque-Caro, Seth Finnegan, Germán M. Gasparini, Ethan L. Grossman, Kenneth G. Johnson, Lloyd D. Keigwin, Nancy Knowlton, Egbert G. Leigh, Jill S. Leonard-Pingel, Peter B. Marko, Nicholas D. Pyenson, Paola G. Rachello-Dolmen, Esteban Soibelzon, Leopoldo Soibelzon, Jonathan A.Todd, Geerat J. Vermeij, Jeremy B.C. Jackson. 2016c. Formation of the Isthmus of Panama. Science Advances, 2: 8, e1600883. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600883 [Download]
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2016. The Great Diadema antillarum Die-Off: 30 Years Later. Annual Review of Marine Science, 8: 267-283.. [Download]
Sergio A. Balaguera-Reina, Miryam Venegas-Anaya, Andrés Sánchez, Italo Arbelaez, Harilaos A. Lessios, Llewellyn D. Densmore III. 2016b. Spatial Ecology of the American Crocodile in a Tropical Pacific Island in Central America. PLOS one DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0157152 [Download]


Armstrong, Anne F. and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2015. The evolution of larval developmental mode: insights from hybrids between species with obligately and facultatively planktotrophic larvae. Evolution & Development, doi:10.1111/ede.12133 [Download]
C.J. Moura, R.S Santos, H. Lessios, A Collins. 2015. Large-scale DNA barcoding of marine hydroids of the superfamily Plumularioidea (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa). Genome, 58, 259 [Abstract] [Download]
H.A. Lessios and N. Knowlton. 2015. Middle Miocene closure of the Central American Seaway. Science [Comment] [Download]
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2015. Appearance of an early closure of the Isthmus of Panama is the product of biased inclusion of data in the metaanalysis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(43) [Download]
Q. Jossart, L. B. Geyer, and H.A. Lessios. 2015b. Characterization of eight microsatellite loci for the sea-urchin Meoma ventricosa (Spatangoida, Brissidae) through Next Generation Sequencing. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 59:100-103 [Download]
S. A. Balaguera-Reina, M. Venegas-Anaya, O. I. Sanjur, H. A. Lessios, L. D. Densmore. 2015. Reproductive Ecology and Hatchlings' Growth Rates of American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) on Coiba Island, Panama. South American Journal of Herpetology 10:10-22 [Download]
S. Jagadeeshan, S. E. Coppard and H.A. Lessios. 2015. Evolution of gamete attraction molecules: evidence for purifying selection in speract and its receptor, in the pantropical sea urchin Diadema. Evolution and Development 17:92-108 [Download]


B.W. Bowen, K. Shanker, N. Yasuda, M.C.D Malay, S. von der Heyden, G. Paulay, L.A Rocha, K. A. Selkoe, P.H Barber, S.T. Williams, H.A. Lessios, E.D. Crandall, G. Bernardi, C.P. Meyer, K.E. Carpenter, R.J. Toonen. 2014. Phylogeography unplugged: Comparative geographic surveys in the genomic era. Bulletin of Marine Science. 90: 13-46. [Download]
L. A. Rocha, A. Aleixo, G. Allen, F. Almeda,1 C. C. Baldwin, M. V. L. Barclay, J. M. Bates, A. M. Bauer, F. Benzoni, C. M. Berns, M. L. Berumen, D. C. Blackburn, S. Blum, F. Bolańos, R. C. K. Bowie, R. Britz, R. M. Brown, C. D. Cadena, K. Carpenter, L. M. Ceríaco, P. Chakrabarty, G. Chaves, J. H. Choat, K. D. Clements, B. B. Collette, A. Collins, J. Coyne, J. Cracraft, T. Daniel, M. R. de Carvalho, K. de Queiroz, F. Di Dario, R. Drewes, J. P. Dumbacher, A. Engilis Jr. M.V. Erdmann, W. Eschmeyer, C. R. Feldman, B. L. Fisher, J. Fjeldsĺ, P. W. Fritsch, J. Fuchs, A. Getahun, A. Gill, M. Gomon, T. Gosliner, G. R. Graves, C. E. Griswold, R. Guralnick, K. Hartel, K. M. Helgen, H. Ho, D. T. Iskandar, T. Iwamoto, Z. Jaafar, H. F. James, D. Johnson, D. Kavanaugh, N. Knowlton, E. Lacey, H. K. Larson, P. Last, J. M. Leis, H. Lessios, J. Liebherr, M. Lowman, D. L. Mahler, V. Mamonekene, K. Matsuura, G. C. Mayer,45 H. Mays Jr.,46 J. McCosker, R. W. McDiarmid, J. McGuire, M. J. Miller, R. Mooi, R. D. Mooi, C. Moritz, P. Myers, M. W. Nachman, R. A. Nussbaum, D. Ó Foighil, L. R. Parenti, J. F. Parham, E. Paul, G. Paulay, J. Pérez-Emán, A. Pérez-Matus, S. Poe, J. Pogonoski, D. L. Rabosky, J. E. Randall, J. D. Reimer, D. R. Robertson, M.-O. Rödel, M. T. Rodrigues, P. Roopnarine, L. Rüber, M. J. Ryan, F. Sheldon, G. Shinohara, A. Short, W. B. Simison, W. F. Smith-Vaniz, V. G. Springer, M. Stiassny, J. G. Tello, C. W. Thompson, T. Trnski, P. Tucker, T. Valqui, M. Vecchione, E. Verheyen, P. C. Wainwright, T. A. Wheeler, W.T. White, K. Will, J. T. Williams, G. Williams, E. O. Wilson, K. Winker, R. Winterbottom, C. C. Witt. 2014. Specimen collection: An essential tool. Science, 344:814-815. [Letter]. [Download]


Lessios, H. A. and Robertson, D.R. 2013. Speciation on a round planet: Phylogeography of the goatfish genus Mulloidichthys. Journal of Biogeography, pp. 1-12 [Download]
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2013. Natural population density fluctuations of Echinoids. Do they help predict the future?. , : 341-359. [Download]
Lessios, Harilaos A.; Lasker, Howard R.; Levitan, Don R.. 2013. The Use of scuba to study early life histories of marine invertebrates. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences, 39: 87-99. [Download]
S. E. Coppard, K. S. Zigler, and H. A. Lessios. 2013 Phylogeography of the sand dollar genus Mellita: cryptic speciation along the coasts of the Americas. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 69:1033-1042. [Download]


H. A. Lessios and K.S. Zigler. 2012. Rates of sea urchin bindin evolution. Pp. 136-141 in R.S. Singh, J. Xu, and R.J. Kulathinal. Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems. Oxford Univ. Press., Oxford. [Download]
H. A. Lessios, S. Lockhart, R. Collin, G. Sotil, P. Sanchez-Jerez, K. S. Zigler, A. F. Perez, M. J. Garrido, L.B. Geyer, G. Bernardi, V. D. Vacquier, R. Haroun, B.D. Kessing. 2012. Phylogeography and bindin evolution in Arbacia, a sea urchin genus with an unusual distribution. Molecular Ecology, 21: 130-144 [Download]
K. S. Zigler, M. Byrne, E. C. Raff, H. A. Lessios, and R.A. Raff. 2012. Natural hybridization in the sea urchin genus Pseudoboletia between species without apparent barriers to gamete recognition. Evolution. 66: (6) 1695-1708. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01609.x [Download]
Lessios, H.A. 2012 A sea water barrier to coral gene flow. Molecular Ecology 21:5390-5392. [Download]


H. A. Lessios, 2011 Speciation genes in free-spawning marine invertebrates Integrative and Comparative Biology 51 (3): 456-465 [Download]


D. E. Zulliger and H. A. Lessios. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Astropecten (Paxillosida: Asteroidea) on a global scale: molecular evidence for morphological convergence, occurrence of species-complexes and possible cryptic speciation. Zootaxa, 2504: 1-19 [Download]
H.A. Lessios. 2010. Speciation in sea urchins. pp. 91-101. In: L.G. Harris, S.A. Bottger, C.W. Walker and M.P. Lesser (eds) Echinoderms: Durham. Proceedings of the 12th Echinoderm Conference, Durham, New Hampshire. CRC Press, London [Download]


I. Calderon, X. Turon and H.A. Lessios 2009. Characterization of the sperm molecule bindin in the sea urchin genus Paracentrotus. Journal of Molecular Evolution 68: 366-376 [Download]
L. B. Geyer and H.A. Lessios. 2009. d Lack of character displacement on the male recognition molecule, bindin, in Atlantic sea urchins of the genus Echinometra. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26:2135–2146 [Download]
Maria Pia Miglietta, and Harilaos A. Lessios. 2009. A silent invasion. Biol Invasions 11:825–834 [Download]
R. Sponer and H.A. Lessios. 2009e. Mitochondrial phylogeography of the intertidal isopod Excirolana braziliensis on the two sides of the Isthmus of Panama. pp. 219-228. In: M.A. Lang, I.G. Macintyre, and K. Rützler (eds.) Proceedings of the Marine Science Symposium. (Smithsonian contributions to the marine sciences, no. 38). Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. Washington, D.C. [Download]
T. Duda and H.A. Lessios. 2009c Connectivity of populations within and between major biogeographic regions of the tropical Pacific in a widespread marine gastropod. Coral Reefs 28: 651-659 [Download]


C. Vogler, J. Benzie, H.A. Lessios, P. Barber and G. Wörheide. 2008. A threat to coral reefs multiplied? Four species of crown-of-thorns starfish. Biol. Lett. 4: 696-699. [Download]
Kirk S. Zigler, H. A. Lessios and Rudolf A. Raff. 2008. Egg Energetics, Fertilization Kinetics, and Population Structure in Echinoids With Facultatively Feeding Larvae. Biol. Bull. 215: 191-199. [Download]
Lessios, H. A. 2008 The Great American Schism: Divergence of marine organisms after the rise of the Central American Isthmus Annual Reviews of Ecology Evolution and Systematics 39 63–91 [Download]
Luiz A. Rocha, Kenyon C. Lindeman, Claudia R. Rocha, H.A. Lessios. 2008. Historical biogeography and speciation in the reef fish genus Haemulon (Teleostei: Haemulidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 48: 918–928 [Download]


G.G. Mittelbach, D. Schemske, H. V. Cornell, A. P. Allen, J. Brown, M. Bush, S. P. Harrison, A. Hurlbert, N. Knowlton, H. A. Lessios, C. M. McCain, A. R. McCune, Lucinda A. McDade, M. A. McPeek, T. J. Near, T. D. Price, R. E. Ricklefs, K. Roy, D. F. Sax, D. Schluter, J. M. Sobel, M. Turelli. 2007. Evolution and the latitudinal diversity gradient: Speciation, extinction, and biogeography. Ecology Letters, 10:315-331 [Download]
H.A. Lessios. 2007. Admission that intelligent design is a religious view. Nature, 448:22 [Download]
H.A. Lessios. 2007. Reproductive isolation between species of sea urchins. Bulletin of Marine Science, 81: 191–208. [Download]


H.A. Lessios and D. R. Robertson. 2006. Crossing the impassable: genetic connections in 20 reef fishes across the Eastern Pacific Barrier. [Download]
M.J. Hickerson, E.A. Stahl, H.A. Lessios. 2006. Test for simultaneous divergence using approximate Bayesian Computation. Evolution 60: 2435-2453 [Download]


B. Stockley, A. B. Smith, T. Littlewood, H. A. Lessios, and J.A. Mackenzie-Dodds. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of spatangoid sea urchins (Echinoidea): taxon sampling density and congruence between morphological and molecular estimates. Zoologica Scripta, 34:447-468 [Download]
H.A. Lessios. 2005. Diadema populations twenty years following mass mortality. Coral Reefs 24:125-127 [Download]
K.S. Zigler, M.A. McCartney, D. R. Levitan and H. A. Lessios. 2005. Sea urchin bindin divergence predicts gamete compatibility. Evolution 59:2399-2404 [Download]
Lessios, H.A. 2005. Echinoids of the Pacific Waters of Panama: Status of knowledge and new records. Rev. Biol. Tropical 53 (sup. 3):147-170 [Download]
S.R. Palumbi and H.A. Lessios. 2005. Evolutionary Animation: How do molecular phylogenies compare to Mayr’s reconstruction of speciation patterns? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 102:6566-6572 [Download]


McCartney, M.A and H.A. Lessios. 2004. Adaptive evolution of sperm bindin tracks egg incompatibility in neotropical sea urchins of the genus Echinometra. Molecular Biology and Evolution 21:732-745 [Download]
Zigler K.S. and H.A. Lessios. 2004. Speciation on the coasts of the new world: Phylogeography and the evolution of bindin in the sea urchin genus Lytechinus. Evolution, 58:1225-1241 [Download]


H.A. Lessios, J. Kane, and D.R. Robertson 2003c Phylogeography of the pantropical sea urchin Tripneustes: contrasting patterns of population structure between oceans. Evolution 57:2026-2036 [Download]
K.S. Zigler and H.A. Lessios 2003a Evolution of bindin in the pantropical sea urchin Tripneustes: Comparisons to bindin of other genera. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20:220-231 [Download]
Zigler K.S., E. Raff, E. Popodi, R. Raff, and H.A. Lessios. 2003. Adaptive evolution of bindin in the genus Heliocidaris is correlated with the shift to direct development. Evolution. 57(10), 2293-2302. [Download]
Zigler, K. and H.A. Lessios 2003b. 250 million years of bindin evolution. Biological Bulletin 205:8-15 [Download]


M.A. McCartney and H.A. Lessios 2002. A quantitative analysis of gamete incompatibility between closely related species of neotropical sea urchins. Biological Bulletin, 202: 166-181 [Download]


A. Castillo and H.A. Lessios 2001b. Lobster fishery by the Kuna Indians in the San Blas region of Panama (Kuna Yala) Crustaceana 74: 459-475. [Download]
H.A. Lessios, M. Garrido, B.D. Kessing 2001c Demographic history of Diadema antillarum, a keystone herbivore on Caribbean reefs. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 268:1-7. [Download]
H.A. Lessios. 2001d. Molecular phylogeny of Diadema: Systematic implications. In: M. Barker (ed.) Echinoderms 2000. Proceedings of the 10th International Echinoderm Conference, Swets and Zeitinger, Lisse, pp. 487-495 [Download]
Lessios, H.A., B.D. Kessing, and J.S. Pearse. 2001. Population structure and speciation in tropical seas: Global phylogeography of the sea urchin Diadema. Evolution 55(5): 955-975. [Download]


M.A. McCartney, G. Keller, H.A. Lessios. 2000a. Dispersal barriers in tropical oceans and speciation in Atlantic and eastern Pacific sea urchins of the genus Echinometra. Molecular Ecology 9:1391-1400 [Download]


P. Gonzalez and H.A. Lessios. 1999b. Molecular evolution of the sea urchin retroviral-like (SURL) family of transposable elements. Molecular Biology and Evolution 16: 938-952 [Download]


H.A. Lessios. 1998b. Shallow water echinoids of Cayos Cochinos, Honduras. Rev. Biol. Trop. 46 Supl. (4): 95-101 [Download]
H.A. Lessios. 1998c The first stage of speciation as seen in organisms separated by the Isthmus of Panama. pp. 186-201 In D. Howard and S. Berlocher (eds.), Endless forms: Species and speciation. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford [Download]
Lessios, H.A., B.D. Kessing and D.R. Robertson. 1998. Massive gene flow across the world's most potent marine biogeographic barrier. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 265: 583-588. [Download]


H.A. Lessios, B.D. Kessing, G.M. Wellington and A. Graybeal. 1996a. Indo-Pacific echinoids in the tropical east Pacific. Coral Reefs 15:133-142 [Download]
H.A. Lessios. 1996b. Methods for quantifying abundance of marine organisms. pp. 149-175 In M.A. Lang and C. C. Baldwin (eds.) Methods and techniques of underwater research. Smithsonian Institution, Washington [Download]
Lessios, H.A. and J.S. Pearse. 1996. Hybridization and introgression between Indo-Pacific species of Diadema. Marine Biology, 126:715-723. [Download]


H.A. Lessios. 1995a. Diadema antillarum populations ten years after mass mortality: still rare despite help from a competitor. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series B 259:331-337 [Download]
Lessios, H.A., G.R. Allen,G.M. Wellington, E. Bermingham. 1995. Genetic and morphological evidence that the eastern Pacific damselfish Abudefduf declivifrons is distinct from A. concolor (Pomacentridae). Copeia, 1995:277-288 [Download]


Lessios H.A., and J. R. Weinberg. 1994. Genetic and morphological divergence among morphotypes of the isopod Excirolana on the two sides of the isthmus of Panama. Evolution, 48(3), 530-548. [Download]
Lessios H.A., J. R. Weinberg, and V. R. Starczak. 1994. Temporal variation in populations of the marine isopod Excirolana: How stable are gene frequencies and morphology? Evolution, 48(3), 549-563. [Download]


E. Bermingham and H.A. Lessios. 1993a. Rate variation of protein and mitochondrial DNA evolution as revealed by sea urchins separated by the Isthmus of Panama. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 90:2434-2738 [Download]
H.A. Lessios and C.W. Cunningham. 1993c. The evolution of gametic incompatibility in neotropical Echinometra: A reply to McClary. Evolution, 47:1883-1885 [Download]
Lessios, H.A. and J. R. Weinberg 1993. Migration, gene flow and reproductive isolation between and within morphotypes of the isopod Excirolana in two oceans. Heredity 71:561-573 [Download]


Lessios, H.A. 1992. Testing electrophoretic data for agreement with Hardy-Weinberg expectations. Marine Biology, 112:517-523 [Download]


H.A. Lessios. 1991.Presence and absence of monthly reproductive rhythms among eight Caribbean echinoids off the coast of Panama. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 153:27-47 [Download]


H.A. Lessios and C.W. Cunningham. 1990b (H.A. Lessios) Gametic incompatibility between species of the sea urchin Echinometra on the two sides of the Isthmus of Panama. Evolution, 44:933-941. [Download]
Lessios, H.A. 1990. A program for calculating Nei's genetic distances and their jackknifed confidence intervals. Joural of Heredity, 81: 490 [Download]
Lessios, H.A. 1990. Adaptation and phylogeny as determinants of egg size in echinoderms from the two sides of the isthmus of Panama. The American Naturalist. 135, 1-13. [Download]


Lessios, H.A. 1988. Population dynamics of Diadema antillarum (EchinodermataL Echinoidea) following mass mortality in Panama. Marine Biology, 99:515-526 [Download]


H.A. Lessios. 1987. Temporal and spatial variation in egg size of thirteen Panamanian echinoids. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 114:217-239 [Download]


Lessios, H.A. . 1985a. Annual reproductive periodicity in eight echinoid species on the Caribbean coast of Panama. pp. 303-312 in B.F. Keegan and B.D.S. O'Connor (eds). Echinodermata. Proceedings, 5th International Echinoderm Conference, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam [Download]
Lessios, H.A. . 1985b. Genetic consequences of mass mortality in the Caribbean sea urchin Diadema antillarum. Proceedings, 5th International Congress on Coral Reefs, 4:119-132 [Download]


H.A. Lessios. 1984a. Possible prezygotic reproductive isolation in sea urchins separated by the Isthmus of Panama. Evolution, 38:1144-1148. [Download]
Lessios H.A., D. R. Robertson, and J.D. Cubit. 1984. Spread of Diadema mass mortality through the Caribbean. Science. 226 (4672),335-337. [Download]
Lessios, H.A. J.D. Cubit, D.R. Robertson, M.J. Shulman, M.R. Parker, S.D. Garrity, S.C. Levings. 1984. Mass mortality of Diadema antillarum on the Caribbean coast of Panama. Coral Reefs, 3:173-182. [Download]


Lessios H.A., P.W. Glynn, and D.R. Robertson. 1983. Mass mortalities of coral reef organisms. Science. 222 (4625) 715. [Download]


H.A. Lessios. 1981b. Divergence in allopatry: Molecular and morphological differentiation between sea urchins separated by the Isthmus of Panama. Evolution, 35: 618-634. [Download]
Lessios, H.A. 1981. Evidencia preliminar de una duplicacion del gen en la evolucion de la clase Echinoidea. Revista Medica, 6:46-55. [Download]
Lessios, H.A. 1981. Reproductive periodicity of the echinoids Diadema and Echinometra on the two coasts of Panama. J. Exp. Mar. Bio. Ecol. 50:47-61 [Download]


H.A. Lessios. 1979. Use of Panamanian sea urchins to test the molecular clock. Nature, 280:599-601. [Download]