• Ancient DNA suggests modern wolves trace their origin to a Late Pleistocene expansion from Beringia 

      Loog, Liisa; Thalmann, Olaf; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Schuenemann, Verena J.; Perri, Angela; Germonpré, Mietje; Bocherens, Herve; Witt, Kelsey E.; Samaniego Castruita, José Alfredo; Velasco, Marcela Sandoval; Lundstrøm, Inge K.C.; Wales, Nathan; Sonet, Gontran; Frantz, Laurent; Schroeder, Hannes; Budd, Jane; Jimenez, Elodie-Laure; Fedorov, Sergey; Gasparyan, Boris; Kandel, Andrew W.; Lázničková-Galetová, Martina; Napierala, Hannes; Uerpmann, Hans-Peter; Nikolskiy, Pavel A.; Pavlova, Elena Y.; Pitulko, Vladimir V.; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Malhi, Ripan S.; Willerslev, Eske; Hansen, Anders J.; Dobney, Keith; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Krause, Johannes; Larson, Greger; Eriksson, Anders; Manica, Andrea (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Grey wolves (Canis lupus) are one of the few large terrestrial carnivores that have maintained a wide geographical distribution across the Northern Hemisphere throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene. Recent genetic studies ...
    • Beyond DNA barcoding: The unrealized potential of genome skim data in sample identification 

      Bohmann, Kristine; Mirarab, Siavash; Bafna, Vineet; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Genetic tools are increasingly used to identify and discriminate between species. One key transition in this process was the recognition of the potential of the ca 658bp fragment of the organelle cytochrome c oxidase I ...
    • Historical population declines prompted significant genomic erosion in the northern and southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) 

      Sánchez-Barreiro, Fátima; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Ramos-Madrigal, Jazmín; Westbury, Michael V.; de Manuel, Marc; Margaryan, Ashot; Ciucani, Marta M.; Vieira, Filipe G.; Patramanis, Yannis; Kalthoff, Daniela C.; Timmons, Zena; Sicheritz-Pontén, Thomas; Dalén, Love; Ryder, Oliver A.; Zhang, Guojie; Marquès-Bonet, Tomás; Moodley, Yoshan; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Large vertebrates are extremely sensitive to anthropogenic pressure, and their populations are declining fast. The white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is a paradigmatic case: this African megaherbivore has suffered a ...
    • Historical population declines prompted significant genomic erosion in the northern and southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) 

      Sánchez-Barreiro, Fátima; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Ramos-Madrigal, Jazmín; Westbury, Michael V.; de Manuel, Marc; Margaryan, Ashot; Ciucani, Marta M.; Vieira, Filipe G.; Patramanis, Yannis; Kalthoff, Daniela C.; Timmons, Zena; Sicheritz-Pontén, Thomas; Dalén, Love; Ryder, Oliver A.; Zhang, Guojie; Marquès-Bonet, Tomás; Moodley, Yoshan; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Large vertebrates are extremely sensitive to anthropogenic pressure, and their populations are declining fast. The white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is a paradigmatic case: this African megaherbivore has suffered a ...
    • Leech blood-meal invertebrate-derived DNA reveals differences in Bornean mammal diversity across habitats 

      Drinkwater, Rosie; Jucker, Tommaso; Potter, Joshua H. T.; Swinfield, Tom; Coomes, D; Slade, Eleanor M.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Lewis, Owen T.; Bernard, Henry; Struebig, Matthew J.; Clare, Elizabeth; Rossiter, Stephen J. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The application of metabarcoding to environmental and invertebrate‐derived DNA (eDNA and iDNA) is a new and increasingly applied method for monitoring biodiversity across a diverse range of habitats. This approach is ...
    • Phylogenomics and species delimitation for effective conservation of manta and devil rays 

      Hosegood, Jane; Humble, Emily; Ogden, Rob; de Bruyn, Mark; Creer, Simon; Stevens, Guy; Abudaya, Mohammed; Bassos-Hull, Kim; Bonfil, Ramon; Fernando, Daniel; Foote, Andrew; Hipperson, Helen; Jabado, Rima; Kaden, Jennifer; Moazzam, Muhammad; Peel, Lauren; Pollett, Stephen; Ponzo, Alessandro; Poortvliet, Marloes; Salah, Jehad; Senn, Helen; Stewart, Joshua; Witner, Sabine; Wintner, Sabine; Carvalho, Gary (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Practical biodiversity conservation relies on delineation of biologically meaningful units. Manta and devil rays (Mobulidae) are threatened worldwide, yet morphological similarities and a succession of recent taxonomic ...
    • Population genomic evidence for plant glacial survival in Scandinavia 

      Westergaard, Kristine Bakke; Zemp, Niklaus; Bruederle, Leo P.; Stenøien, Hans K.; Widmer, Alex; Fior, Simone (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Quaternary glaciations have played a major role in shaping the genetic diversity and distribution of plant species. Strong palaeoecological and genetic evidence supports a postglacial recolonization of most plant species ...
    • Reconstructing the invasion history of Heracleum persicum (Apiaceae) into Europe 

      Rijal, Dilli Prasad; Alm, Torbjørn; Jahodová, Šárka; Stenøien, Hans K.; Alsos, Inger Greve (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-11-06)
      Sparse, incomplete and inappropriate historical records of invasive species often hamper invasive species management interventions. Population genetic analyses of invaders might provide a suitable context for the identification ...
    • Runs of homozygosity in killer whale genomes provide a global record of demographic histories 

      Foote, Andrew; Hooper, Rebecca; Alexander, Alana; Baird, Robin; Baker, Scott; Ballance, Lisa; Barlow, Jay; Brownlow, Andrew; Collins, Tim; Constantine, Rochelle; Rosa, Luciano Dalla; Davison, Nicholas J.; Durban, John; Esteban, Ruth; Excoffier, Laurent; Forney, Karin A.; Gerrodette, Tim; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Guinet, Christophe; Hanson, M. Bradley; Li, Songhai; Martin, Sarah; Martin, Michael David; Robertson, Kelly M.; Samarra, Filipa I.P.; de Stephanis, Renaud; Tavares, Sara B.; Tixier, Paul; Totterdell, John A.; Wade, Paul; Wolf, Jochen B.W.; Fan, Guangyi; Zhang, Yaolei; Morin, Phillip A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Runs of homozygosity (ROH) occur when offspring inherit haplotypes that are identical by descent from each parent. Length distributions of ROH are informative about population history; specifically, the probability of ...