Publications (see also Google Scholar profile)


Journal publications 2015
Collins R.A., Hrbek T. (2015). An in silico comparison of reduced-representation and sequence-capture protocols for phylogenomics. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/032565.
Collins R.A., Britz R., Rüber L. (2015). Phylogenetic systematics of leaffishes (Teleostei: Polycentridae, Nandidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. doi: 10.1111/jzs.12103.
Collins R.A., Duarte Ribeiro E., Nogueira Machado V., Hrbek T., Farias I. (2015). A preliminary inventory of the catfishes of the lower Rio Nhamundá, Brazil (Ostariophysi, Siluriformes). Biodiversity Data Journal. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e4162.
Journal publications 2014
Collins R.A., Cruickshank R.H. (2014). Known knowns, known unknowns, unknown unknowns and unknown knowns in DNA barcoding: a comment on Dowton et al. Systematic Biology. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syu060.
Journal publications 2013
Collins R.A., Armstrong K.F., Holyoake A.J., Keeling S. (2013). Something in the water: biosecurity monitoring of ornamental fish imports using environmental DNA. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-012-0376-9.
Collins R.A., Cruickshank R.H. (2013). The seven deadly sins of DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12046.
Journal publications 2012
Collins R.A., Boykin L.M., Cruickshank R.H., Armstrong K.F. (2012). Barcoding's next top model: an evaluation of nucleotide substitution models for specimen identification. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00176.x.
Collins R.A., Armstrong K.F., Meier R., Yi Y., Brown S.D.J., Cruickshank R.H., Keeling S., Johnston C. (2012). Barcoding and border biosecurity: identifying cyprinid fishes in the aquarium trade. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028381.
Brown S.D.J., Collins R.A., Boyer S., Malumbres-Olarte J., Lefort M-C., Vink C.J., Cruickshank R.H. (2012). Spider: an R package for the analysis of species identity and evolution, with particular reference to DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03108.x.
Boyer S, Brown S.D.J., Collins R.A., Cruickshank R.H., Lefort M-C., Malumbres-Olarte J., Wratten S.D. (2012). Sliding window analyses for optimal selection of mini-barcodes, and application to 454-pyrosequencing for specimen identification from degraded DNA. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038215.
Other publications
Collins R.A. (2012). Identification of Ornamental Fishes for Biosecurity. PhD thesis, Lincoln University, New Zealand. doi: 10182/4912.
Collins R.A. (2012). Investigating interspecific hybridisation in ornamental fishes. Figshare electronic publication. doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.96149.
Presentations and posters
2013. A tree of leaffishes: phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of two surprisingly similar looking, but only remotely related percomorph families (Nandidae, Polycentridae). ASIH Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: oral presentation).
2011. Barcoding's next top model: an evaluation of nucleotide substitution models for specimen identification. Fourth International Barcode of Life Conference, Adelaide Australia: oral presentation (Prezi available here).