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Manuscripts in review and preprints -


Özcan S, Elverici C, Yaylalı Ö & Perktaş U. (in review). Demographic history of the white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) shows evidence of multiple refugia at different time scales during Pleistocene climatic oscillations.

Manuscripts in press and published -

Perktaş U, Elverici C & Yaylalı Ö. (in press). Historical Demography and Climate Driven Range Shifts in the Blue-spotted Salamander Under the Climate Change Scenarios. European Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1101/2022.09.26.509446 (read abstract/paper)

Önder, BŞ & Perktaş, U. (2024). The range dynamics of a cactophilic Drosophila species under climate change scenarios. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 48:1, Article 5.  (read abstract/paper) 

Capainolo P, Perktaş, U, Elverici C & Fellowes M. (2023). Subspecies Limits Based on Morphometry and mtDNA Genomics in a Polytypic Species, the Common Grackle Quiscalus quisculaBiological Journal of the Linnean Society. 139: 39-56.  (read abstract/paper)

Perktaş, U. (2023). Range shift and loss of genetic diversity under climate change in the Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus), an Australian endemic bird species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 138: 121-131. (read abstract/paper)

Machado-Stredel, F, ...... Perktaş, U, .... (2022). On the potential of documenting decadal-scale avifaunal change from before-and-after comparisons of museum and observational data across North America. Avian Research. 13: 100005. (read abstract/paper)

Capainolo, P., Perktaş, U & Fellowes, M. (2021). Rapid range expansion predicted for the Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) in the near future under climate change scenarios. Avian Research. 50. (read abstract/paper)


Elverici, C, Önder, BŞ & Perktaş, U. (2021). Mitochondrial differentiation and biogeography of Rock Nuthatches. Ardea. 109: 215-227. (read abstract/paper)

Perktaş, U (2021). The dynamics of historical and recent range shifts in the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus). Journal of Ornithology. 162: 43-52. (read abstract/paper)

Özüdoğru, B, Özgişi, K, Perktaş, U & Gür H. (2020). The Quaternary range dynamics of Noccaea iberidea(Brassicaceae), a typical representative of subalpine/alpine steppe communities of Anatolian mountains. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 131: 986-1001. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blaa147. (read abstract/paper)

Capainolo, P, Perktaş, U & Fellowes, M. (2020). Late Quaternary Range Dynamics in the Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula. Ardea. 108: 95-104. DOI: 10.5253/arde.v108i1.a8 (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U, Groth, JG & Barrowclough, GF (2020). Phylogeography, species limits, phylogeny, and classification of the turacos (Aves: Musophagide) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. American Museum Novitates. 3949: 1-61. DOI: 10.1206/3949.1 (read abstract/paper)

Perktaş, U & Elverici, C (2019). Climate-driven range shifts of the Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus. Acta Ornithologica. 54: 213–222. DOI: 10.3161/00016454AO2019.54.2.007  (read abstract/paper)

DeSilva, T, Peterson, AT & Perktaş, U (2019). An extensive molecular phylogeny of weaverbirds (Aves: Ploceidae) unveils broad nonmonophyly of traditional genera and new relationships. The Auk. 136 (3), DOI: 10.1093/auk/ukz041 (read abstract/paper)

Perktaş, U, DeSilva, T, Quintero, E & Tavşanoğlu, Ç (2019). Adding ecology into phylogeography: ecological niche models and phylogeography in tandem reveals the demographic history of the subalpine warbler complex. Bird Study. 66: 234-242. DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2019.1654977. (read abstract/paper)

Quintero, E & Perktaş, U (2019). Phylogeny of Thripophagini Ovenbirds (Aves: Synallaxinae: Furnariidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 127: 826-846. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blz062. (read abstract/paper)

Ülker, ED, Tavşanoğlu, Ç & Perktaş, U (2018). Ecological niche modeling of Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) supports the ‘Expansion-Contraction’ model of Pleistocene biogeography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 123: 338-347. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blx154. (read abstract/paper)


Gür, H, Perktaş, U & Gür Kart, M (2018). Do climate-driven altitudinal range shifts explain the intraspecific diversification of a narrow ranging montane mammal, Taurus ground squirrels? Mammal Research. 63: 197-211. DOI: 10.1007/s13364-017-0347-8. (read abstract/paper)


Quintero, E & Perktaş, U (2018). Phylogeny and biogeography of a subclade of mangoes (Aves, Trochilidae). Journal of Ornithology. 159: 29-46. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-017-1486-z. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U (2017). Filocoğrafya: Coğrafi varyasyon örüntüleriyle geçmişe bakmak (in Turkish). (Phylogeography: Look at the past through the patterns of geographic variation). Kebikeç 47: 143-156. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U (2017). Anadolu Bozkırları ve Bozkırların Kuşları (in Turkish). (Anatolian Steppes and Their Birds). Kebikeç 47: 211-218. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U, Peterson, AT & Dyer, D (2017). Integrating morphology, phylogeography and ecological niche modeling to understand population differentiation in North African Common Chaffinches. Journal of Ornithology. 158: 1-13. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U, Gür, H & Ada, E (2015). Historical demography of the Eurasian Green Woodpecker: integrating phylogeography and ecological niche modeling to test glacial refugia hypothesis. Folia Zoologica. 64: 284-295. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U & Gür, H (2015). Editorial: Guest editors' introduction to the special issue: integrating phylogeography and ecological niche modelling. Folia Zoologica. 64: 185-186. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U, Gür, H, Sağlam, İK & Quintero, E (2015). Climate-driven range shifts and demographic events over the history of Kruper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi. Bird Study. 62: 14-28. DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2014.977220. (read abstract/paper)


Vallely, A, Dyer, D & Perktaş, U (2014). Perplexing siskins: a review of the Spinus pinus - S. atriceps problem. The Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 134: 259-269. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U & Quintero, E (2013). A wide geographical survey of mitochondrial DNA variation in the great spotted woodpecker complex, Dendrocopos major (Aves: Picidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 108: 173-188. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.02003.x (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U (2012). Avian Survivors: Climate Change and the History of the Birds of the Western Palearctic (Poyser Monographs) by Clive Finlayson, UK, 2011. Ibis. 154: 639-654. (Book Review: read paper)


Perktaş, U, Barrowclough, GF & Groth, JG (2011). Phylogeography and species limits in the green woodpecker complex (Aves: Picidae): multiple Pleistocene refugia and range expansion across Europe and the Near East. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 104: 710-723. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01750.x (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U (2011). Ecogeographical variation of body size in Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs. Bird Study. 58: 264-277. DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2011.587868 (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U & Gosler, AG (2010). The measurement error revisited: its importance for the analysis of size and shape of birds. Acta Ornithologica. 45: 161-172. DOI: 10.3161/000164510X551309 (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U & Ayaş Z (2010). An evaluation on the distribution of the common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) in Turkey. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 34: 443-452. DOI:10.3906/zoo-0807-25 (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U (2010). Evolutionary Significance of Geographic Variation: Some Examples From Birds. Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry. 38: 221-227. (read abstract/paper)


Dikmen, F, Ayan, GB, Yılmaz, T & Perktaş, U (2010). 20. Yüzyılın Darwin’i: ERNST MAYR (1904-2005). Kebikeç. 29: 21-34. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U (2009). Birds of Turkey (by Kirwan et al.). Christopher Helm Publication, UK, 2008. Ibis. 151: 414-415. (Book Review: read paper)


Perktaş, U (2008). How and why species multiply: The Radiation of Darwin’s Finches (by Peter Grant & Rosemary Grant). (Princeton Series in Evolutionary Biology.) xix + 218 pages, 31 colour plates, 58 figures, 3 tables. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2008. Ibis. 150: 847-848. (Book Review: read paper)


Perktaş, U & Turan, L. (2007). Birds of Camili (Artvin, Turkey). Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry. 35: 83-87. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U, Albayrak, AB & Ayaş Z (2006). The Evaluation of Some Key Wetlands for Waterfowls in Central Anatolia, Turkey. In: Boere G.C, Galbraith C.A. & Stroud D.A. Waterbirds around the world. The Stationary Office, Edinburgh, UK. pp. 366-367. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U, Albayrak, AB, Ayaş, Z & Gosler, AG (2006). Passerine bird diversity of Turkey: The evaluation of geographic variation of some Fringillidae members. Journal of Ornithology. 147(5)-Suppl. 1: 81. (This is an IOC abstract)


Perktaş, U & Ayaş, Z (2005). Birds of Nallıhan Bird Paradise, Central Antolia, Turkey. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 29: 45-59. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U (2004). Breeding shrike populations in Turkey: status in 1998-2003. Biological Letters. 41: 71-75. (read abstract/paper)


Perktaş, U & Ayaş, Z (2002). Determination of the Conservation Status of Non-Passerine Birds in Nallıhan Bird Paradise, Central Anatolia, Turkey. Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry. 31: 1-8. (read abstract/paper)

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