• Demographic reconstruction from ancient DNA supports rapid extinction of the Great Auk 

      Thomas, Jessica E; Carvalho, Gary R.; James, Haile; Rawlence, Nicolas J.; Martin, Michael David; Ho, Simon Y.W.; Sigfússon, Arnór; Jósefsson, Vigfús A.; Frederiksen, Morten; Linnebjerg, Jannie F.; Castruita, Jose A. Samaniego; Niemann, Jonas; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S.; Sandoval-Velasco, Marcela; Soares, André E.R.; Lacy, Robert; Barilaro, Christina; Best, Julia; Brandis, Dirk; Cavallo, Chiara; Elorza, Mikelo; Garrett, Kimball L; Groot, Maaike; Johansson, Friederike; Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Nilson, Göran; Serjeanston, Dale; Sweet, Paul; Fuller, Errol; Hufthammer, Anne Karin; Meldgaard, Morten; Fjeldså, Jon; Shapiro, Beth; Hofreiter, Michael; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Knapp, Michael (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The great auk was once abundant and distributed across the North Atlantic. It is now extinct, having been heavily exploited for its eggs, meat, and feathers. We investigated the impact of human hunting on its demise by ...
    • Early Pleistocene enamel proteome from Dmanisi resolves Stephanorhinus phylogeny 

      Cappellini, Enrico; Welker, Frido; Pandolfi, Luca; Ramos-Madrigal, Jazmín; Samodova, Diana; Rüther, Patrick L.; Fotakis, Anna K.; Lyon, David; Moreno-Mayar, J. Víctor; Bukhsianidze, Maia; Jersie-Christensen, Rosa Rakownikow; Mackie, Meaghan; Ginolhac, Aurélien; Ferring, Reid; Tappen, Martha; Palkopoulou, Eleftheria; Dickinson, Marc R.; Stafford, Jr., Thomas W.; Chan, Yvonne L.; Götherström, Anders; Nathan, Senthilvel K.S.S.; Heintzman, Peter D.; Kapp, Joshua D.; Kirillova, Irina V.; Moodley, Yoshan; Agusti, Jordi; Kahlke, Ralf-Dietrich; Kiladze, Gocha; Martínez-Navarro, Bienvenido; Liu, Shanlin; Sandoval Velasco, Marcela; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S.; Kelstrup, Christian D.; Allentoft, Morten E.; Orlando, Ludovic; Penkman, Kirsty; Shapiro, Beth; Rook, Lorenzo; Dalén, Love; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Olsen, Jesper V.; Lordkipanidze, David; Willerslev, Eske (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The sequencing of ancient DNA has enabled the reconstruction of speciation, migration and admixture events for extinct taxa1. However, the irreversible post-mortem degradation2 of ancient DNA has so far limited its ...
    • Natural selection shaped the rise and fall of passenger pigeon genomic diversity 

      Murray, Gemma G.R.; Soares, André E.R.; Novak, Ben J.; Schaefer, Nathan K.; Cahill, James A.; Baker, Allan J.; Demboski, John R.; Doll, Andrew; Da Fonseca, Rute R.; Fulton, Tara L.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Heintzman, Peter D.; Letts, Brandon; McIntosh, George; O'Connell, Brendan L.; Peck, Mark; Pipes, Marie-Lorraine; Rice, Edward S.; Santos, Kathryn M.; Sohrweide, A. Gregory; Vohr, Samuel H.; Corbett-Detig, Russell B.; Green, Richard E.; Shapiro, Beth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The extinct passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America, and possibly the world. Although theory predicts that large populations will be more genetically diverse, passenger pigeon genetic diversity ...