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Duke Rogers

Museum Director
M. L. Bean Museum

2103C MLBM
Provo, UT 84602

Administrative Positions

Oversee all operations of the MLBM, including full and part-time staff involved in building maintenance, exhibit development, education and outreach and research. In addition, direct management of the Lytle Ranch Preserve and supervise personnel involved with editing and publishing the Western North American Naturalist.


Academic - Post-Secondary
Director, M. L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, 2016-Present
Visiting Scientist, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 2009-2010


  • Mexican Society of Mammalogists, 2016-Present
  • Texas Society of Mammalogists, 1983-Present
  • American Society of Mammalogists, 1977-Present

Honors and Awards

  • Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum : Outstanding Service Award, Curator of Mammals
  • Brigham Young University : John A. Widtsoe Fellowship
  • Brigham Young University : College Professorship, College of Biology and Agriculture
  • Brigham Young University : Outstanding Professor in Zoology

Courses Taught

Winter 2019

  • BIO 494R: Mentored Research Section 017

Fall 2018

  • BIO 447: Mammalogy Section 001, 003

Summer 2018

  • BIO 699R: Master's Thesis Section 007

Spring 2018

  • BIO 699R: Master's Thesis Section 009


Journal Articles

Silva CR, Ribas CC, da Silva MN, Leite RN, Catzeflis F, Rogers DS, de Thoisy B. 2018. The role of the Pleistocene climate change in the genetic variability, distribution and demography of Proechimys cuvieri and P. guyannensis (Rodentia: Echimyidae) in northeastern Amazonia. PLOS One. 13(12). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0206660

Rogers DS. 2018. Mammal collections of the Western Hemisphere: a survey and directory of collections. Journal of Mammalogy. 99(6):1307-1322.

Almendra AL, Gonzalez-Cozatl F, Engstrom MD, Rogers DS. 2018. Evolutionary relationships and climatic niche modelling in the genus Handleyomys (Sigmodontinae: Oryzomyini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 128:2-25. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.06.018

Rogers DS. 2017. Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa. 4196(3):435-445.

Porter CA, Beasley NE, Ordonez-Garza N, Rogers DS, Lindsey LL, Lewis-Rogers N, Sites JW, Bradley RD. 2017. A new species of big-eared climbing rat, genus Ototylomys (Cridetidae: Tylomyinae), from Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy. 98(5):1310-1329.

Bradley RD, Ordonez-Garza N, Ceballos G, Rogers DS, Schmidly DJ. 2016. A new species in the Peromyscus boylii species group (Cridetidae: Neotominae) from Michoacan, Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy. 97(6):12. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyw160

Leite RN, Orestis-Kolokotronis S, Almeida FC, Werneck FP, Rogers DS, Weksler M. 2014. In the wake of invasion: Tracing the historical biogeography of the South American cricetid radiation (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae). PLOS ONE. 9(9:e100687):282-292. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100687

Almendra AL, Gonzalez-Cozatl FX, Rogers DS. 2014. Molecular phylogenetics of the Handleyomys chapmani complex in Mesoamerica. Journal of Mammalogy. 95(1):15. doi:10.1644/13-MAMM-A-044.1

Leite RN, Rogers DS. 2013. Revisiting Amazonian phylogeography: insights into diversification hypotheses and novel perspectives. Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 13(4):639-664. doi:10.1007/s13127-013-0140-8

Hardy DK, Gonzalez-Cozatl FX, Arellano E, Rogers DS. 2013. Molecular phylogenetics and phylogeographic structure of Sumichrast's harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys sumichrasti: Cricetidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 68(2):282-292. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.028

Corley MS, Ordonez-Garza N, Rogers DS, Bradley RD. 2011. Molecular evidence for paraphyly in Nyctomys sumichrasti: Support for a new genus of Vesper mice?. Occasional Papers. 2011(306):1-9.

Rogers DS, Leite RN, Reed RJ. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of an endangered species: the Tamaulipan woodrat (Neotoma angustapalata). Conservation Genetics. 12(4):1035-1048.

Rickart EA, Rowe RJ, Robson SL, Alexander LF, Rogers DS. 2011. Shrews of the Ruby Mountains, northeastern Nevada. Southwestern Naturalist. 51(1):95-102.

Rogers DS, Gonzalez MW. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships among spiny pocket mice (Heteromys). Journal of Mammalogy. 91(4):914-930.

Milazzo ML, Barragan-Gomez A, Hanson JD, Estrada-Franco JG, Arellano E, Gonzalez-Cozatl FX, Fernandez-Salas I, Rameriz-Aguilar F, Rogers DS, Bradley RD, et al. 2010. Antibodies to Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (family Arenaviridae, genus Arenavirus) in cricetid rodents from New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 10(6):629-637.

Coyner BS, Lee TE, Rogers DS, Van Den Bussche RA. 2010. Taxonomic status and species limits of Perognathus (Rodentia: Heteromyidae) in the southern Great Plains. The Southwestern Naturalist. 55(1):1-10. <website>

Book Chapter

Arellano E, Guerrero JA, Rogers DS. 2012. Variacion morfometrica y alometria del crecimiento de Reithrodontomys mexicanus (Rodentia: Muridae) de Oaxaca, México. Fernando A. Cervantes, editor. Estudios sobre la Biología de Roedores Silvestres Mexicanos. Mexico City, Distrito Federal: Instituto de Biología, UNAM, y Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa. p. 35-45

Almendra AL, Rogers DS. 2012. Biogeography of Central American Terrestrial Mammals: Patterns and Processes. B. D. Patterson and L. P. Costa, editors. Bones, Clones and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press.

Gonzalez- Cozatl FX, Rogers DS, Arellano-Arenas E. 2009. Diversidad criptica en la NMA: descubriendo nuevas especies de roedores mexicanos. Fernando A. Cervantes, editor. 60 a?os de la Coleccion Nacional de Mamiferos del Instituto de Biologia, UNAM. Aportaciones al Conocimiento y Conservacion de los Mamiferos Mexicanos. Mexico: Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. p. 12


Rogers DS. Arenaviruses and their rodent hosts. Department of Integrative Biology, UC Denver. Denver, Colorado. 2011.

Rogers DS. Rodent-Borne Zoonoses: A Mammalogist's Perspective. Research Seminar. Galveston, Texas. 2010.

Rogers DS. Rodent-Borne Zoonoses: A Mammalogist's Perspective. Research Seminar. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2010.

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