Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Baker PA, Fritz SC, Dick CW, Prates I, Battisti DS, Vargas OM, Asner GP, Martin RE, Wheatley A. Beyond Refugia: New insights on Quaternary climate variation and the evolution of biotic diversity in tropical South America, in Rull V & Carnaval A (Eds.) Neotropical Diversification. Springer. (in press)

Vargas OM, Dick CW. Diversification history of Neotropical Lecythidaceae, an ecologically dominant tree family of Amazon rain forest, in Rull V & Carnaval A (Eds.) Neotropical Diversification. Springer. (in press)

Vargas OM. Revisión de los géneros Diplostephium y Piofontia (Asteraceae, Astereae) para Colombia. Flora de Colombia. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Bogota. (in revision for resubmission)

Vargas OM, Heuertz M, Smith SA, Dick CW. 2019. Target sequence capture in the Brazil nut family (Lecythidaceae): marker selection and in silico capture from genome skimming data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 135: 98–104 [pdf]

Thomson AM*, Vargas OM*, Dick CW. 2018. Complete plastome sequences from Bertholletia excelsa and 23 related species yield informative markers for Lecythidaceae. Applications in Plant Sciences 6: e1151. [pdf]

Vargas OM. 2018. Reinstatement of the genus Piofontia: a phylogenomic-based study reveals the biphyletic nature of Diplostephium (Asteraceae: Astereae). Systematic Botany 43: 485–496. [pdf]

Brown JW, Parins-Fukuchi C, Stull GW, Vargas OM, Smith SA. 2017. Bayesian and likelihood phylogenetic reconstructions of morphological traits are not discordant when taking uncertainty into consideration. A comment on Puttick et al. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20170986. [pdf]

Vargas OM, Ortiz EM, Simpson BB. 2017. Conflicting phylogenomic signals reveal a pattern of reticulate evolution in a recent high-Andean diversification (Asteraceae: Astereae: Diplostephium). New Phytologist 214:1736–1750. [pdf]

Avila F, Funk VA, Diazgranados M, Díaz-Piedrahíta S, Vargas OM. 2016. Asteraceae. in: Bernal R, Gradstein SR, Celis M, eds. Catálago de líquenes y plantas de Colombia v. 1. Bogotá, Colombia: Editorial Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 795–908. [on-line version]

Vargas OM, Madriñán S. 2012. Preliminary Phylogeny of Diplostephium (Asteraceae): Speciation Rate and Character Evolution. Lundellia 15: 1–15. [pdf]

Vargas OM. 2011. A nomenclator of Diplostephium (Asteraceae: Astereae): a list of species with their synonyms and distributions by country. Lundellia 14: 32–51. [pdf]

Vargas OM, Madriñán S. 2006. Clave para la indentificación de las especies de Diplostephium (Asteraceae, Astereae) en Colombia. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales 30(117): 489-494. [pdf]

Technical reports:

Díaz-Vasco O, Pizano C, Cerón J, Calderón AM, Velaásquez WA, Mendoza H, Contreras MP, Madriñán S, Vargas OM, Posada JM, Baca A, Idárraga A, Castellanos C. 2018. La construcción de la lista roja de plantas endémicas de los páramos. In Andrade GI, Moreno LA. Biodiversidad 2017. Estado y Tendencias de la Biodiversidad Continental de Colombia.Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, 103. [on-line version]

Vargas OM 2005. Guía Botanica de los Bosques de Yerbabuena

*Denotes equal authorship 

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