Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Michael Braun

Research Zoologist
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., Cornell University
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Research Interests

Molecular phylogenetics, molecular evolutionary genetics, avian hybridization and speciation, biogeography of Neotropical birds, conservation genetics.

Publications
Journal Article

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Book Chapter
  • Arvelo, Miguel, Braun, Michael J., Coyle, Brian J., Davis, Sam, Diaz, Zirza, Fink, Jonathan, Lynch, Warren, Hansen, Paula, Marinari, Paul, Miranda, Jonathan, Monfort, Steven L., Ovalle-Moleiro, Leonel, Rodríguez, Jon Paul, Rodríguez-Clark, Kathryn M., Rodríguez-Ferraro, Adriana, Royer, Erica, Sánchez-Mercado, Ada Y., and Sucre, Bibiana. 2017. "The Red Siskin Initiative: Saving an Endangered Finch in Partnership with Aviculturists." In Finches ’17: White Papers from the Sixth International Finch Convention. Brisbane ed. 45–66. Queensland Finch Society, Ltd..
  • Rodríguez-Clark, Kathryn M., Rojas-Suárez, F., Sharpe, Christopher J., Miranda, Jonathan, Ascanio, David, Lentino, Miguel, and Braun, Michael J. 2014. "Cardenalito, Sporagra cucullata." In Libro Rojo de la Fauna Venezolana, Edición en Linea. Rodríguez, Jon Paul and Rojas-Suárez, F., editors. Caracas, Venezuela: Provita, Conservación Internacional Venezuela and Fundación Empresas Polar.
  • Cracraft, J., Barker, F. K., Braun, Michael J., Harshman, J., Dyke, G., Feinstein, J., Stanely, S., Cibois, A., Schikler, P., Beresford, P., Garcia-Moreno, J., Sorenson, Michael D., Yuri, T., and Mindell, D. P. 2004. "Phylogenetic relationships among modern birds (Neornithines): Toward and avian tree of life." In Assembling the Tree of Life. Cracraft, J. and Donoghue, M. J., editors. 468–490. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Braun, Michael J. 1999. "The Mockingbird." In Fifty Great Birds of Texas. O'Neill, John P. and Winckler, S., editors. 82–83. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
  • Glenn, T. C., Ojerio, R. S., Stephan, W., and Braun, Michael J. 1997. "Microsatellite DNA loci for genetic studies of cranes." In Proceedings of the 7th North American Crane Workshop. Urbanek, R. P. and Stahlecker, D. W., editors. 36–45. North American Crane Working Group.
  • Bowditch, B. M., Albright, D. G., Williams, J. G. K., and Braun, Michael J. 1993. "The use of randomly amplified polymorphic DNA markers in comparative genome studies." In Molecular Evolution: Producing the Biochemical Data (Methods in Enzymology 224.). Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne, Cann, R. L., and Wilson, A. C., editors. 294–309. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Suh, Y. B., Blake, J. A., and Braun, Michael J. 1993. "Equipping and organizing a molecular systematics laboratory." In Molecular Evolution: Producing the Biochemical Data (Methods in Enzymology 224.). Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne, Cann, R. L., and Wilson, A. C., editors. 3–22. San Diego: Academic Press.
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