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Feller A. F., Ogi V., Seehausen O., Meier J. I. Identification of a novel sex determining chromosome
in cichlid fishes that acts as XY or ZW in different lineages. 2021. Hydrobiologia


McGee M. D., Borstein S. R., Meier J. I., Marques D. A., Mwaiko S., Taabu A., Kishe M. A., O’Meara B., Bruggmann R., Excoffier L., Seehausen O. 2020. The ecological and genomic basis of explosive adaptive radiation. Nature. 586: 75–79

Meier J. I.*, Salazar P. A.*, Kucka M.*, Davies R. W., Dréau A., Aldás I., Box-Power O., Nadeau N., Bridle J. R., McMillan W. O., Rolian C. P., Jiggins C. D., Chan Y. F. (*equal author contribution). Haplotype tagging reveals parallel formation of hybrid races in two butterfly species. Biorxiv doi: 10.1101/2020.05.25.113688v1

Jamie G. A., Meier J. I. The Persistence of Polymorphisms across Species Radiations. 2020. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 35 (9)

Feller A. F., Selz O. M., McGee M. D., Meier J. I., Mwaiko S., Seehausen O. 2020. Rapid generation of ecologically relevant behavioral novelty in experimental cichlid hybrids. Ecology and Evolution, 00: 1-18

Valencia-Montoya W. A., Elfekih S., North H., Meier J. I., Warren I., Gordon K., Specht A., Paula-Moraes S. V., Rane R., Walsh T., Jiggins C. D. 2020. Adaptive introgression across semipermeable species boundaries between local Helicoverpa zea and invasive Helicoverpa armigera moths. Molecular Biology and Evolution: doi: 10.1093/molbev/msaa108

Montejo-Kovacevich G., Martin S. H., Meier J. I., Bacquert C. N., Monllor M., Jiggins C. D., Nadeau N. J. 2020. Microclimate buffering and thermal tolerance across elevations in a tropical butterfly. Journal of Experimental Biology. doi: 10.1242/jeb.220426

Carleton K. L., Conte M, Malinsky M, Nadamuri S P., Sandkam B., Meier J. I. Mwaiko S., Seehausen O., Kocher T D. 2020. Movement of transposable elements contributes to cichlid diversity. Biorxiv:


Meier J. I., Stelkens R. B., Joyce D. A., Mwaiko S., Phiri N., Schliewen U. K., Selz O. M., Wagner C. E., Katongo C., Seehausen O. 2019. The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes. Nature Communications, 10 (5391), doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13278-z

Runemark A., Vallejo-Marin M., Meier J. I. 2019. Eukaryote hybrid genomes. Plos Genet, 15 (11): e1008404.

Montejo-Kovacevich G., Smith, J. E., Meier J. I., Bacquet, C. N., Whiltshire-Romero E., Nadeau N. J., & Jiggins C. 2019. Altitude and life-history shape the evolution of Heliconius wings. Evolution, doi:10.1111/evo.13865

Marques D. A.*, Meier J. I*, Seehausen O. 2019. A combinatorial view on speciation and adaptive radiation. TREE, 34:6, doi: (* shared first authors) See also the article by Quanta Magazine on this paper.

Lipshutz S. E., Meier J. I., Derryberry G. E., Miller M.J., Seehausen O., Derryberry E. P. 2019. Differential introgression of a female competitive trait in a hybrid zone between sex‐role reversed species. Evolution, doi:10.1111/evo.13675


Runemark A., Eroukhmanoff F., Bolanos A. N., Hermansen J. S., Meier J. I. 2018. Hybridization, sex specific genomic architecture and local adaptation, Phil Trans R Soc B, 373: 20170419

Moser F., van Rijssel J., Mwaiko S., Meier J. I., Ngatunga B., Seehausen O. 2018. The onset of ecological diversification 50 years after colonisation of a crater lake by haplochromine cichlid fish, Proc R Soc B, 285: 20180171

Meier J. I., Marques D. A., Wagner C. E., Excoffier L., Seehausen O. 2018. Genomics of parallel ecological speciation in Lake Victoria cichlids, Mol Biol Evol, 35: 1489-1506

Feulner P. G. D., Schwarzer J., Häsler M. P., Meier J. I., Seehausen O. 2018, A dense linkage map of Lake Victoria cichlids improved the Pundamilia genome assembly and revealed a major QTL for sex determination, G3, 200207.2018


Meier J. I., Marques D. A., Mwaiko S., Wagner C. E., Excoffier L., Seehausen O. (2017) Ancient hybridization fuels rapid cichlid fish adaptive radiations, Nature Comms, 8, 14363 doi: 10.1038/ncomms14363.

Meier J. I., Sousa V. C., Marques, D. A., Selz O. M., Wagner C. E., Excoffier L., Seehausen O. (2017) Demographic modeling with whole genome data reveals parallel origin of similar Pundamilia cichlid species after hybridization, Mol Ecol, 26: 123–141. doi:10.1111/mec.13838

Marques D. A., Lucek, K., Haesler M. P., Feller A. F., Meier J. I., Wagner C. E., Excoffier L., Seehausen O. (2017) Genomic landscape of early ecological speciation initiated by selection on nuptial colour, Mol Ecol, 26: 7–24. doi:10.1111/mec.13774


Marques D. A., Lucek K., Meier J. I., Mwaiko S., Wagner C. E., Excoffier L., Seehausen O. (2016) Genomics of rapid incipient speciation in sympatric threespine stickleback, PloS Genetics, 12(2), e1005887 (34 pp), doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005887


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