See Google Scholar  for the most up-to-date list.


Thia J, Riginos C, Liggins L, Figueira W, McGuigan K. Larval traits show temporally consistent constraints, but are decoupled from post-settlement juvenile growth, in an intertidal fish. Journal of Animal Ecology. Accepted April 5 2018.

Keyse J, Treml EA, Huelsken T, Barber PH, DeBoer T, Kochzius M, Nuryanto A, Gardner JPA, Liu LL, Penny S, Riginos C. 2018. Historical divergences associated with intermittent land bridges overshadow isolation by larval dispersal in co-distributed species of Tridacna giant clams. Journal of Biogeography 45:848–858.

Krueck N, Legrand C, Ahmadia G, Estradivari, Green A, Jones G, Riginos C, Treml E, Mumby P. 2018. Reserve sizes needed to protect coral reef fishes Conservation Letters Early view online.

Mather AT, Hanson JO, Pope LC, Riginos C. 2018. Comparative phylogeography of two co-distributed but ecologically distinct rainbowfishes of far-northern Australia. Journal of Biogeography 45: 127-141.


Hanson JO, Rhodes JR, Riginos C, Fuller RA. 2017. Environmental and geographic variables are effective surrogates for genetic variation in conservation planning. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114: 12755-12760.

Deck J, Gaither MR, Ewing R, Davies N, Meyer CP, Riginos C, Toonen RJ, Crandall ED. 2017. The Genomic Observatories Metadatabase (GeOMe): A new repository for field and sampling event metadata associated with genetic samples. PLoS Biology 15(8): e2002925.

Bongaerts P, Riginos C, Brunner R, Englebert N, Smith SR, Hoegh-Guldberg O. 2017. Deep reefs are not universal refuges: reseeding potential varies among coral species. Science Advances (2) e1602373.

Krueck NC, Ahmadia GN, Green A, Jones GP, Possingham HP, Riginos C, Treml EA, Mumby PJ. 2017. Incorporating larval dispersal into MPA design for both conservation and fisheries. Ecological Applications 27 (3), 925–941.

Krueck NC, Ahmadia GN, Possingham HP, Riginos C, Treml EA, Mumby PJ. 2017. Marine reserve targets to sustain and rebuild unregulated fisheries. PLoS Biology 15 (1), e2000537


Riginos C, Crandall EC, Liggins L, Bongaerts P, Treml EA. 2016. Invited review for special issue on Marine Population Genomics: Navigating the currents of seascape genomics: how spatial analyses can augment population genomic studies. Current Zoology 62: 581-601.

Lukoschek V, Riginos C, van Oppen M. 2016. Congruent patterns of connectivity can inform management for broadcast spawning corals on the Great Barrier Reef. Molecular Ecology 25: 3065-3080.

Malard LA, McGuigan K, Riginos C. 2016. Site fidelity, size, and morphology may differ by tidal position for an intertidal fish, Bathygobius cocosensis (Perciformes-Gobiidae), in Eastern Australia. PeerJ 4:e2263.

Giles JL, Riginos C, Naylor G, Ovenden JR. 2016. Genetic and phenotypic diversity in the wedgefish Rhynchobatus australiae, a threatened ray of high value in the shark fin trade. Marine Ecology Progress Series 548: 165-180.

Kasimatis K, Riginos C. 2016. A phylogenetic analysis of egg size, clutch size, spawning mode, adult body size, and latitude in reef fishes. Coral Reefs 32: 387-397.

Ab Rahim ES, Nguyen TT, Ingram B, Riginos C,Weston KJ, Sherman CDH. 2016. Species composition and hybridization of mussel species (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) in Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research. Online January 5 2016.

Liggins L, Treml EA, Possingham HP, Riginos C. 2016. Seascape features, rather than dispersal traits, predict spatial genetic patterns in co-distributed reef fishes. Journal of Biogeography 43: 256-267.


Pope LC, Riginos C, Ovenden J, Keyse J, Blomberg S. 2015 Population genetic diversity in the Australian ‘seascape’: a bioregion approach. PLoSOne. 10(9): e0136275.

Pope LC, Liggins L, Keyse J, Carvalho SB, Riginos C. 2015 Opinion: Not the time, not the place: the missing spatio-temporal link in publicly available genetic data. Molecular Ecology 24: 3802–3809.

Crook D, Lowe WH, Allendorf FW, Eros T, Finn DS, Gillanders BM, Hadwen WL, Harrod C, Hermoso V, Jennings S, Kilada RW, Nagelkerken I, Hansen MM, Page TJ, Riginos C, Fry B, Hughes JM. 2015. Human effects on ecological connectivity in aquatic ecosystems: integrating scientific approaches to support management and mitigation. Journal: Science of the Total Environment 534: 52-64.

Liggins L, Booth DJ, Figueira WF, Treml EA, Tonk L, Ridgway T, Harris DA, Riginos C. 2015. Latitude-wide genetic patterns reveal historical effects and contrasting patterns of turnover and nestedness at the range peripheries of a tropical marine fish. Ecography 38: 1212-1224.

Treml EA, Roberts J, Halpin PN, Possingham HP, Riginos C. 2015. The emergent geography of biophysical dispersal barriers across the Indo-West Pacific. Diversity and Distributions 21: 465-476.

Mather A, Hancox D, Riginos C. 2015. Urban development explains reduced genetic diversity in a narrow range endemic freshwater fish. Conservation Genetics 16: 625-634.

Blower DC, Corley S, Hereward JP, Riginos C, Ovenden JR. 2015. Characterisation and cross-amplification of 19 novel microsatellite loci for the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus. Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 913-915.

Blower DC, Corley S, Hereward JP, Riginos C, Ovenden JR. 2015. Characterisation and cross-amplification of 21 novel microsatellite loci for the dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus. Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 909-912.

Riginos, C. 2015. Clones in space – how sampling can bias genetic diversity estimates in corals: editorial comment on the feature article by Gorospe et al. Marine Biology 5: 913-915.


Riginos C, Buckley YB, Blomberg SP, Treml EA. 2014. Dispersal capacity predicts both population genetic structure and species richness in reef fishes. The American Naturalist 184: 52-64.

Sims CA, Riginos C, Blomberg SP, Huelsken T, Drew J, Grutter AS. 2014. Cleaning up the biogeography of Labroides dimidiatus using phylogenetics and morphometrics. Coral Reefs 33: 223-233.

Crandall ED, Riginos C. 2014. Magnificent dimensions, varied forms, and brilliant colors: the molecular ecology and evolution of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Bulletin of Marine Science, Special Issue 90: 1-11.

Giles JL, Ovenden JR, Dharmadi, Almojil D, Garvilles E, Khampetch K, Manjebrayakath H, Riginos C. 2014. Extensive genetic population structure in the Indo-West Pacific spot-tail shark Carcharhinus sorrah. Bulletin of Marine Science, Special Issue 90: 427-454.

Crandall ED, Treml EA, Liggins L, Gleeson L, Yasuda N, Barber PH, Wörheide G, Riginos C. 2014. Return of the ghosts of dispersal past: historical spread and contemporary gene flow in the blue seastar Linckia laevigata. Bulletin of Marine Science, Special Issue 90: 399-425.

Liggins L, Gleeson L, Riginos C. 2014. Evaluating edge-of-range genetic patterns for tropical echinoderms (Acanthaster planci and Tripneustes gratilla) of the high latitude Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific. Bulletin of Marine Science, Special Issue 90: 379-397.

Keyse J, Crandall ED, Toonen RJ, Meyer CP, Treml EA, Riginos C. 2014. The scope of published population genetic data for Indo-Pacific marine fauna and future research opportunities in the region. Bulletin of Marine Science, Special Issue 90: 47-78.

Beger M, Selkoe K, Treml EA, Barber PH, von der Heyden S, Crandall ED, Toonen RJ, Riginos C. 2014. Evolving coral reef conservation with genetic information. Bulletin of Marine Science, Special Issue. 90: 159-185.


Huelsken T, Keyse J, Liggins L, Penny S, Treml EA, Riginos C. 2013. A novel widespread cryptic species and phylogeographic patterns within several giant clam species (Cardiidae: Tridacna) from the Indo-Pacific Ocean. PLoSOne. E80858.

Riginos C, Liggins L. 2013. Invited review: Seascape genetics: populations, individuals, and genes marooned and adrift. Geography Compass 7/3: 197–216.

Liggins L, Treml EA, Riginos C. 2013. Invited review: Taking the plunge: an introduction to undertaking seascape genetic studies and using biophysical models. Geography Compass 7/3: 173–196.

Hereward J, Walter G, Lowe A, De Barro P, Riginos C. 2013. Gene flow in the green mirid, Creontiades dilutus (Hemiptera: Miridae), across arid and agricultural environments with different host plant species. Ecology and Evolution 3: 807-821.

Torkkola J, Riginos C, Liggins L. 2013. Regional patterns of mtDNA diversity in Styela plicata, an invasive ascidian, from Australian and New Zealand marinas. Marine and Freshwater Research 64: 139-145.


Huelsken T, Tapken D, Dahlmann T, Wägele H, Riginos C, Hollman M. 2012. Phylogenetic relationship among Indo-Pacific Polinices species (Caenogastropoda: Naticidae) with implications for their phylogenetic placement within the subfamilial taxon Polinicinae. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 12: 349-375.

Treml EA, Roberts J, Chao Y, Halpin PN, Possingham HP, Riginos C. 2012. Reproductive output and duration of the pelagic larval stage determine seascape-wide connectivity of marine populations. Integrative and Comparative Biology 52: 525-537.

Ambrose L, Riginos C, Cooper RD, Bower JE, Leow KS, Ong W, Beebe NW. 2012. Population structure, mitochondrial polyphyly and the repeated loss of human biting ability in anopheline mosquitoes from the southwest Pacific. Molecular Ecology 21: 4327–4343.

Dinsdale A, Schellhorn NA, DeBarro P, Buckley YM, Riginos C. 2012. Rapid genetic turnover in populations of the insect pest Bemisia tabaci in an agricultural landscape. Bulletin of Entomological Research 102: 539-549.


Bongaerts P, Riginos C, Hay KB, van Oppen MJH , Hoegh-Guldberg O, and S Dove. 2011. Adaptive divergence in a scleractinian coral: physiological adaptation of Seriatopora hystrix to shallow and deep reef habitats. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 303.

Mirams AG, Treml EA, Shields J, Liggins L, and C. Riginos. 2011. Vicariance and dispersal across an intermittent barrier: population genetic structure of marine animals across the Torres Strait land bridge. Coral Reefs 30: 937-929.

Riginos C, Douglas KE, Jin Y , Shanahan DF, and EA Treml. 2011. Effects of geography and life history traits on genetic differentiation in benthic marine fishes. Ecography. 34: 566-575.

Shanahan DF, Possingham HP, and C Riginos. 2011. Models based on individual level movement predict spatial patterns of genetic relatedness for two Australian forest birds. Landscape Ecology 26: 137-148.


David GK, Marshall DJ, and C. Riginos. 2010. Latitudinal variability in spatial genetic structure in the invasive ascidian, Styela plicata. Marine Biology. 157:1955-1965.

Bongaerts P, Riginos C, Ridgway T, Sampayo EM, van Oppen MJH, Englebert N, Vermeulen F, and O Hoegh-Guldberg. 2010. Genetic divergence across habitats in the widespread coral Seriotopora hystrix and its associated Symbiodinium. PLOSOne. e10871.

Dinsdale A, Cook L, Riginos C, Buckley YM, and P. de Barro. 2010. Refined global analysis of genetic boundaries for Bemisia tabaci using mitochondrial CO1: will the real B.tabaci please stand up? Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103: 196-208.

Andris, M. et al. (64 authors arranged alphabeticially). 2010. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 June 2010-31 July 2010. Molecular Ecology Resources. 10: 1106-1108.

Riginos C. 2010. News and views: North Atlantic marine communities through time. Molecular Ecology 19: 4389-4390.


Schmidt PS, Serrão EA, Pearson GA, Riginos C, Rawson PD, Hilbish TJ, Brawley SH, Trussell GC, Carrington E, Wethey DS, Grahame JW, Bonhomme F, and DM Rand. 2008. Ecological genetics in the North Atlantic intertidal: environmental gradients, replicated clines, and adaptation at specific loci. Ecology 11: S91-107.

Riginos C, and CM Henzler. 2008 Patterns of mtDNA diversity in North Atlantic populations of the mussel Mytilus edulis. Marine Biology 155: 399-412.

Ridgway T, Riginos C, Davis J, and O Hoegh-Guldberg. 2008. Pocillopora verrucosa genetic connectivity patterns in Southern African Marine Protected Areas. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 354: 161-168.

Pre 2008

Riginos C, and CW Cunningham. 2007. News and views perspective: Hybridization in postglacial marine habitats. Molecular Ecology 16: 3971-3972

Riginos C, Wang D, and AJ Abrams. 2006. Geographic variation and positive selection on M7 lysin, an acrosomal sperm protein in mussels (Mytilus spp.) Molecular Biology and Evolution 23: 1952-1965.

Riginos C. 2005. Cryptic vicariance in Gulf of California fishes parallels vicariant patterns found in Baja, California mammals and reptiles. Evolution: 59: 2678-2690.

Riginos C, and CW Cunningham. 2005. Invited Review: Local adaptation and species segregation in two mussel (Mytilus edulis ´ Mytilus trossulus) hybrid zones. Molecular Ecology 14: 381-400.

Riginos C, Hickerson MJ, Henzler CM, and CW Cunningham. 2004. Differential patterns of female and male mtDNA exchange across the Atlantic Ocean in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. Evolution 58: 2438-2451.

Riginos C, and JH McDonald. 2003. Positive selection on an acrosomal sperm protein, M7 lysin, in three species of the mussel genus Mytilus. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 200-207.

Riginos C, Sukhdeo K, and CW Cunningham. 2002. Evidence for selection at multiple allozyme loci across a mussel hybrid zone. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19: 347-351.

Cox Fernandes C, Lundberg JG, and C Riginos. 2002. Largest of all electric-fish snouts: hypermorphic facial growth in male Apteronotus hasemani, and the identity of A. anas (Gymnotiformes: Apternotidae). Copeia 2002: 52-61.

Riginos C, and BC Victor. 2001. Larval spatial distributions and other early life history characteristics predict genetic differentiation in eastern Pacific blennioid fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 268: 1931-1936.

Riginos C, and MW Nachman. 2001. Population subdivision in marine environments: the contributions of biogeography, geographic distance, and discontinuous habitat to genetic differentiation in a blennioid fish, Axoclinus nigricaudus. Molecular Ecology 10: 1439-1453.

Riginos C, and MW Nachman, 1999. The origin of a Robertsonian chromosomal translocation in house mice inferred from linked microsatellite markers. Molecular Biology and Evolution 16: 1763-1773.