Peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

  1. Schmeller, D., M. Böhm, C. Arvanitidis, S. Barber-Meyer, N. Brummitt, M. Chandler, E. Chatzinikolaou, M. Costello, H. Ding, J. Garcia-Moreno, I. Geijzendorffer, M. Gill, P. Haase, M. Jones, R. Julliard, W. Magnusson, C. Martin, M. McGeoch, J. B. Mihoug, N. Pettorelli, C. Peng, E. Regan, U. Schmiedel, J. Simaika, L. Weatherdon, C. Waterman, H. Xy, and J. Belnap. Building capacity in biodiversity monitoring. Biological Reviews - in review.
  2. Ornelas, J. F., C. González, B. E. Hernández-Baños, and J. Garcia-Moreno. 2016. Molecular and iridescent feather reflectance data reveal recent genetic diversification and phenotypic differentiation in a cloud forest hummingbird. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1950
  3. Schmeller, D. S., R. Julliard, P. J. Bellingham, M. Böhm, N. Brummitt, A. Chiarucci, D. Couvet, S. Elmendorf, D. M. Forsyth, J. Garcia Moreno, R. D. Gregory, W. E. Magnusson, L. J. Martin, M. A. McGeoch, J. B. Mihoub, H. M. Pereira, V. Proença, C. A. M. van Swaay, T. Yahara, J. Belnap. 2015. Towards a global terrestrial species monitoring program. Journal for Nature Conservation 25: 51-57.
  4. Brooks, T. M., A. Cuttelod, D. P. Faith, J. Garcia-Moreno, P. Langhammer, and S. Pérez-Espona. 2015. Why and how might genetic and phylogenetic diversity and process be reflected in the identification of key biodiversity areas? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370:200140019
  5. Sánchez-González, L. A., A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, N. K. Krabbe, J. Fjeldså, and J. Garcia-Moreno. 2015. Diversification in the Andes: the Atlapetes brush-finches. Zoologica Scripta 44 (2): 135-152. Published online: 21 Nov 2014.
  6. Garcia-Moreno, J., I. Harrison, D. Dudgeon, V. Clausnitzer, W. Darwall, T. Farrell, C. Savy, K. Tockner, and N. Tubbs. 2014. Sustaining freshwater biodiversity in the Anthropocene. Pages 247-270 in The Global Water System in the Anthropocene (J. Bogardi, A. Bhaduri, J. Leentvaar, and S. Marx, eds.). Springer Verlag, Switzerland.
  7. Hernández-Baños, B. E., L. E. Zamudio-Beltrán, L. E. Eguiarte, Klicka, J., and J. García-Moreno. 2014. The Basilinna genus (Aves: Trochilidae): an evaluation based on molecular evidence and implications for the genus Hylocharis. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 85: 797-807.
  8. Hernández-Baños, B. E., L. E. Zamudio-Beltrán, J. García-Moreno, and L. E. Eguiarte. 2012. Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Eupherusa inferred from mtDNA sequences. Ornitología Neotropical 23: 73-79.
  9. Bishop, P. J., A. Angulo, J. P. Lewis, R. D. Moore, G. B. Rabb, and J. García-Moreno. 2012. The amphibian extinction crisis – what will it take to put the action into the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan? S.A.P.I.EN.S. 5 (2): 97-111.
  10. Gascon, C., J. P. Collins, D. R. Church, R. D. Moore, F. Andreone, P. Bishop, S. D. Biju, F. Bolaños, X. Feng, L. Pipeng, L. Zhang, H. Shi, S. Lötters, Y Matamoros, M. Meegaskumbura, S. Molur, P. Nanjappa, J.M. Mora-Benavides, J. García-Moreno, H. Randriamahazo, J. T. Reardon, C. Molina, S. Ron, J. J. L. Rowley, D. Silvano, P. H. Valdujo, and V. K. Verdade. 2012. Scaling a global plan into regional strategy for amphibian conservation. Alytes 29: 15-27.
  11. Arbeláez-Cortés, E., A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, and J. García-Moreno. 2012. Phylogeny of woodcreepers of the genus Lepidocolaptes (Aves, Furnariidae), a widespread Neotropical taxón. Zoologica Scripta 41: 363-373.
  12. Navarro-Sigüenza, A.G., A. Lira-Noriega, M. C. Arizmendi, H. Berlanga, P. Koleff, J. García-Moreno, and A. T. Peterson. 2010. Áreas de conservación para las aves de México: hacia la integración de criterios de priorización. Pp. 109-129 in Planeación para la conservación de la biodiversidad terrestre en México: retos en un país megadiverso (P. Koleff and T. Urquiza-Haas, coords.). CONABIO, Mexico. [Conservation areas for the birds of Mexico: towards integration of prioritization criteria].
  13. Schroth, G., P. Laderach, J. Dempewolf, S. Philpott, J. Haggar, H. Eakin, T. Castillejos, J. García-Moreno, L. Soto Pinto, R. Hernández, A. Eitzinger, J. Ramírez-Villegas. 2009. Towards a climate change adaptation strategy for coffee communities and ecosystems in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change 14: 605-625.
  14. Cortés-Rodríguez, N., B. E. Hernández-Baños, A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, A. T. Peterson and J. García-Moreno. 2008. Phylogeography and population genetics of the Amethyst-throated Hummingbird (Lampornys amethystinus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 1-11.
  15. Bonaccorso, E., A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, L. A. Sánchez-González, A. T. Peterson, and J. García-Moreno. 2008. Genetic differentiation of the Chlorospingus ophthalmicus complex of Mexico and Central America. J. Avian Biology 39: 311-321.
  16. García-Deras, G. M., N. Cortés-Rodríguez, N., M. Honey, A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, J. García-Moreno, and B. E. Hernández-Baños. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Cynanthus (Aves: Trochilidae) with emphasis on C. doubledayi. Zootaxa 1742: 61-68.
  17. Brown, J. W., J. S. Rest, J. García-Moreno, M. D. Sorenson, and D. P. Mindell. 2008. Strong mitochondrial DNA support for a Cretaceous origin of modern avian lineages. BMC Biology 6: 6.
  18. Navarro-Sigüenza, A. G., A. T. Peterson, A. Nyari, G. García-Deras, and J. García-Moreno. 2008. Phylogeography of the Buarremon Brush-Finch complex (Aves, Emberizidae) in Mesoamerica. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47: 21-25.
  19. García-Moreno, J., R. Clay, and C. A. Ríos-Muñoz. 2007. The importance of birds for conservation in the Neotropical region. Journal for Ornithology 148, supplement 2: 321-326.
  20. Day, J. J, S. Santini, and J. García-Moreno. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships of the lake Tanganyika cichlid tribe Lamprologini: The story from mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 629-642.
  21. Sánchez-González, L. A., A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, A. T. Peterson and J. García-Moreno. 2007. Taxonomy of the common bush-tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus (Thraupidae) in northern Central America. British Ornithological Club Bulletin 127:34-48.
  22. García-Moreno, J., N. Cortés, G. M. García-Deras and B. E. Hernández-Baños. 2006. Local origin and diversification among Lampornis hummingbirds: a Mesoamerican taxon. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 488-498.
  23. García-Moreno, J. 2004. Is there a universal mtDNA clock for birds?  Journal of Avian Biology 35: 465-468.
  24. García-Moreno, J., A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, A. T. Peterson, and L. A. Sánchez-González. 2004. Genetic variation coincides with geographic structure in the Common Bush-Tanager (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus) complex from Mexico. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 186-196.
  25. García-Moreno, J., Sorenson, M. D., and Mindell, D. P. 2003. Congruent avian phylogenies inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences.  Journal of Molecular Evolution 57: 27-37.
  26. Sorenson, M. D., E. Oneal, J. García-Moreno and D. P. Mindell. 2003. More taxa, more characters: the hoatzin problem is still unresolved. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 1484-1499.
  27. García-Moreno, J. and Fjeldså, J.  2003. Phylogenetic relationships among Hemispingus tanagers. Ornitología Neotropical 14: 363-370.
  28. Cracraft, J., F. K. Barker, M. J. Braun, J. Harshman, G. Dyke, J. Feinstein, S. Stanley, A. Cibois, P. Schikler, P. Beresford, J. García-Moreno, M. D. Sorenson, T. Yuri and D. P. Mindell. 2003.  Phylogenetic relationships among modern birds (Neornithes): toward an avian tree of life.  Pages 468-489 in The tree of life (J. Cracraft and M. J. Donoghue, eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  29. García-Moreno, J., Ohlsen, J., and Fjeldså, J. 2001. MtDNA sequences support monophyly of Hemispingus tanagers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21: 424-435.
  30. García-Moreno, J. and Mindell, D. P. 2000. Rooting a phylogeny with homologous genes on opposite sex chromosomes (gametologs): a case study using avian CHD. Molecular Biology and Evolution 17: 1826-1832.
  31. García-Moreno, J. and Fjeldså, J. 2000. Chronology and mode of speciation in the Andean avifauna. Bonner Zoologische Monographiesn 46:25-46 [Isolated Vertebrate Communities in the Tropics (G. Rheinwald, Ed.). Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn.]
  32. García-Moreno, J. and Fjeldså, J. 2000. Taxonomy of Metallura (Reply to Heindl and Schuchmann). Journal für Ornithologie 141: 203-205.                                                     
  33. García-Moreno, J., Arctander, P., and Fjeldså, J. 1999. A case of rapid diversification in the Neotropics. Phylogenetic relationships of Cranioleuca spinetails (Aves, Furnariidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 12: 273-281.
  34. García-Moreno, J., Arctander, P., and Fjeldså, J. 1999. Strong diversification at the treeline among Metallura hummingbirds. The Auk (American Ornithologists Union) 116: 702-711.
  35. García-Moreno, J., and Fjeldså, J. 1999. A re-evaluation of species limits in the genus Atlapetes based on mtDNA sequence data. Ibis (British Ornithol. Union) 141:199-207.
  36. García-Moreno, J., Arctander, P., and Fjeldså, J. 1998. Pre-Pleistocene differentiation among chat-tyrants. Condor (Cooper’s Ornithologists Union) 100:629-640.
  37. García-Moreno, J., and Silva, J. M. C. 1997. An interplay between forest and non-forest South American avifaunas suggested by a phylogeny of Lepidocolaptes woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 32: 164-173.
  38. Roy, M.S., Silva, J.M.C., Arctander, P., García-Moreno, J., and Fjeldså, J. 1997. The speciation of South American and African birds in montane regions. In Avian Molecular Evolution and Systematics (D. Mindell, ed). Academic Press, London, pp. 325-343.
  39. García-Moreno, J., Matocq. M.D.,  Roy, M.S., Geffen, E., and Wayne, R.K. 1996. Relationships and genetic purity of the endangered Mexican wolf based on analysis of microsatellite loci. Conservation Biology 10: 376-389.
  40. Gottelli, D., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Applebaum, G.D., Roy., M.S., Girman, D., García-Moreno, J., Ostrander, E., and Wayne, R.K. 1995. Molecular genetics of the most endangered canid. Molecular Ecology  3: 301-312.


Non-refereed publications

  1. García-Moreno, J. 2015. The amphibian research and conservation centre - a successful amphibian conservation initiative in Panama. Frogs & Friends news (
  2. García-Moreno, J. 2014. Challenges and opportunities in salamander conservation. FrogLog 110:8-10.
  3. Hansen, C. M., J. García-Moreno, R. Moore, B. Tapley, C. Waterman, K. Pelz Serrano, J. J. Apodaca, and J. P. Lewis. 2014. Saving salamanders: approaches as diverse as the animals themselves. Salamander news 3:7-11.
  4. García-Moreno, J., and P. Bishop. 2012. ASA news. FrogLog 104: 6-7.
  5. García-Moreno, J., P. Bishop, and J. P. Lewis. 2012. Forging partnerships to fight the amphibian crisis. WAZA news 3/12:23.
  6. García-Moreno, J. 2012. Vogels in Schuytgraaf. Vierkrant Schuytgraaf 4 (2): 32.
  7. Collen, B., J. Loh, P. Bishop, J. García-Moreno, R. Moore, and J. Lewis. 2011. A call for support. Taking the pulse of the planet’s biodiversity± a new tool for tracking changes in amphibian abundance. FrogLog 99: 10-11.
  8. García-Moreno, J., and P. Bishop. 2011. The Amphibian Survival Alliance. FrogLog 97:4.
  9. García-Moreno, J., and P. Bishop. 2011. A new alliance for amphibians. Zooquaria 75: 26.
  10. García-Moreno, J., C. Preciado, P. Reyes, and P. van Eijk. 2011. An overview of mangroves and the services they provide around the world. Wetlands International, the Netherlands.
  11. Biodiversity loss and the global water crisis. 2010. A fact book on the links between biodiversity and water security. Wetlands International, the Netherlands.
  12. García-Moreno, J. 2009. Protecting the Endangered Species of Northern Central America


  1. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.
  2. García-Moreno, J., A. Upgren, J. I. Restrepo, W. Matamoros, A. Cuarón, T. Contreras-MacBeath, N. López, J. Lamoreux, M. McKnight, A. Muñoz, P. Walker, J. Townsend, C. Vásquez-Almazán, C. Macías, O. Komar, J. Barborak, R. Jiménez, and J. R. Bonilla-Barbosa. 2008. Los sitios más críticos para evitar extinciones de especies globalmente amenazadas: la importancia de su identificación y de recabar información en el campo [The most critical sites to avoid the extinction of globally threatened species: the importante of their identification and of data gathering in the field]. Mesoamericana 12: 59-63.
  3. García-Moreno, J. R. Moore, G. Santos-Barrera, N. Urbina-Cardona, A. Muñoz, P. Walter, Z. Walter, C. Vásquez-Almazán, J. Townsend, R. Jiménez, A. Upgren, J. Barborak, and J. R. Bonilla-Barbosa. 2008. Una visión del estado de los anfibios críticamente amenazados del norte de Centroamérica y los sitios en los que habitan [An overview of the status of critically endangered amphibians in Northern Central America and the sites they inhabit]. Mesoamericana 12 (1): 37-40.
  4. Restrepo, J. I., and J. García-Moreno. 2006. Preparación de una estrategia para la conservación de especies crítica y globalmente amenazadas en Mesoamérica Norte. [Preparation of a strategy for the conservation of globally critically endangered species in Northern Mesoamerica]. Proceedings of the workshop held 31.05 – 02.06 at Zamorano, Honduras. Centro Zamorano de Biodiversidad, Honduras.
  5. García-Moreno, J. 2003. Biotecnología: controversia o ignorancia? Negocios y Bancos 1108: 14-15 [Biotechnology: controversy or ignorance? - Negocios y Bancos is a Mexican financial periodical].
  6. García-Moreno, J. 2003. Conservación a largo plazo. In “Conservación de Aves: experiencias de México” (H. Gómez and A. Oliveras, eds.). CIPAMEX, Mexico City  [Long term conservation in Bird conservation: Mexican experiences]
  7. García-Moreno, J. 2003. Describriendo la biodiversidad con moléculas – ejemplos Andinos. In “Conservación de Aves: experiencias de México” (H. Gómez and A. Oliveras, eds.). CIPAMEX, Mexico City [Describing biodiversity with molecules – Andean examples in Bird conservation: Mexican experiences]
  8. Fjeldså, J., J. García-Moreno and M. S. Roy. 2000. Udvikling af nye fuglearter i troperne. Naturens Verden 83:22-31. [Evolution of new bird species in the tropics – Naturens Verden is a Danish publication]
  9. García-Moreno, J. 1993. El lobo mexicano. Naturalia 6:18-22. [The Mexican wolf – Naturalia is a Mexican publication]



  1. Koening, K., R. Jiménez, A. Upgren, W. Crosse, M. Foster and J. García-Moreno. 2009. Key Biodiversity Areas in México. 1/3,000,000. Conservation International.
  2. Koening, K., R. Jiménez, A. Upgren, W. Crosse, M. Foster and J. García-Moreno. 2009. Key Biodiversity Areas in Southeast Mexico and Central America. 1/3,000,000. Conservation International.
  3. Koening, K., R. Jiménez, A. Upgren, W. Crosse, M. Foster and J. García-Moreno. 2009. Forest Cover and Change in Southeast Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala 1990-2000-2005. 1/1,500,000. Conservation International.


Workshops and symposia organised and facilitated

  1. Red List assessment for the amphibians of Mexico. Organised by CONABIO. Mexico City, September 2014.
  2. The Global Amphibian Conservation Action Plan: Connecting systems, disciplines and stakeholders to save amphibians worldwide. International Congress for Conservation Biology. Baltimore, USA, July 2013 (together with IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group).
  3. Biodiversity of Freshwater Ecosystems: Status, Trends, Pressures and Conservation Priorities. Global Water System Project. Bonn, Germany. May 2013 (together with BioFresh).
  4. Addressing the global amphibian crisis by integrating policy, planning and research. Jeju, South Korea, September 2012 (together with Seoul National University).
  5. Water-related indicators for the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory. Ede, The Netherlands, September 2010 (together with Tour du Valat).
  6. Importance of AZE sites for conservation in Mesoamerica. San Salvador, El Salvador, November 2008 (together with SalvaNatura).
  7. A regional strategy for amphibian conservation in Mexico and Central America. Zamorano, Honduras, September 2008.
  8. A view of the Critically Endangered amphibians of Northern Central America and the sites they live in. Oaxtepec, Mexico. November 2007.
  9. Consolidation and exchange of information on regional studies of critically endangered species in AZE sites in northern Mesoamerica. Oaxtepec, Mexico, November 2007.
  10. Important Areas for Conservation (IBAs and KBAs) in Mesoamerica and their integration with other existing conservation initiatives. Antigua, Guatemala, October 2006 (together with BirdLife International)
  11. Preparation of a strategy for conservation of globally critically endangered species in Northern Mesoamerica. Zamorano, Honduras, May 2006 (together with Zamorano).