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Noteworthy publications are listed below. If you cannot access an article, feel free to contact me to request a pdf.

Giant Galapagos Tortoises

The Galapagos giant tortoise Chelonoidis phantasticus is not extinct [2022]
A new lineage of Galapagos giant tortoises identified from museum samples [2022]
Demographic history and patterns of molecular evolution from whole genome sequencing in the radiation of Galapagos giant tortoises [2021]
Giant tortoise genomes provide insights into longevity and age-related disease [2019]
Genetically informed captive breeding of hybrids of an extinct species of Galapagos tortoise [2019]
Genome-wide assessment of diversity and divergence among extant Galapagos giant tortoise species [2018]
Theory, practice, and conservation in the age of genomics: the Galapagos giant tortoise as a case study [2017]
Identification of genetically important individuals of the rediscovered Floreana Galapagos giant tortoises (Chelonoidis elephantopus) provides founders for Species Restoration Program [2017]
Lineage fusion in Galapagos giant tortoises [2014]
Genetic rediscovery of an ‘extinct’ Galapagos giant tortoise species [2012]
Unraveling the peculiarities of island life: vicariance, dispersal and the diversification of the extinct and extant Giant Galapagos Tortoises [2011]


Tsetse Flies, Trypanosomes, and Symbionts

A machine learning approach to integrating genetic and ecological data in tsetse flies (Glossina pallidipes) for spatially explicit vector control planning [2021]
Phylogeography and population structure of the tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes in Kenya and the Serengeti ecosystem [2020]
Spatio-temporal distribution of Spiroplasma infections in the tsetse fly (Glossina fuscipes fuscipes) in northern Uganda [2019]
The population genomics of multiple tsetse fly (Glossina fuscipes fuscipes) admixture zones in Uganda [2018]
Uncovering Genomic Regions Associated with Trypanosoma Infections in Wild Populations of the Tsetse Fly Glossina fuscipes [2018]
Genomic analyses of African Trypanosoma strains to assess evolutionary relationships and identify markers for strain identification [2017]
Patterns of genome-wide variation in Glossina fuscipes fuscipes tsetse flies from Uganda [2016]
Whole genome sequencing shows sleeping sickness relapse is due to parasite regrowth and not reinfection [2015]
Comparative genomics reveals multiple genetic backgrounds of human pathogenicity in the Trypanosoma brucei complex [2014]
Glossina fuscipes populations provide insights for Human African Trypanosomiasis transmission in Uganda [2013]
Wolbachia association with the tsetse fly, Glossina fuscipes fuscipes, reveals high levels of genetic diversity and complex evolutionary dynamics [2013]


Norway Rats

Significant genetic impacts accompany an urban rat control campaign in Salvador, Brazil [2019]
Urban rat races: spatial population genomics of brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) compared across multiple cities [2018]
Using fine scale spatial genetics of Norway rats to improve control efforts and reduce leptospirosis risk in urban slum environments [2016]
Urban population genetics of slum-dwelling rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Salvador, Brazil [2013]


Ticks and Their Pathogens

Genomic insights into the ancient spread of Lyme disease across North America [2017]
Babesia microti from humans and ticks hold a genomic signature of strong population structure in the United States [2016]
Vectors as epidemiological sentinels: Patterns of within-tick Borrellia burgdoferi diversity [2016]
Whole genome capture of vector-borne pathogens from mixed DNA samples: a case study of Borrelia burgdorferi [2015]


Forest Pests

Four times out of Europe: Serial invasions of the winter moth, Operophtera brumata, to North America [2021]
Widespread hybridization among native and invasive species of Operophtera moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Europe and North America [2019]
Cryptic east-west divergence and molecular diagnostics for two species of silver flies (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae: Leucopis) from North America being evaluated for biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid [2018]
Ancient and modern colonization of North America by hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae Annand) (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea), an invasive insect from Asia [2016]


Aedes albopictus

Multiple introductions and overwintering shape the progressive invasion of Aedes albopictus beyond the Alps [2022]
Improved reference genome of the arboviral vector Aedes albopictus [2020]
Complex interplay of evolutionary forces shaping population genomic structure of invasive Aedes albopictus in southern Europe [2019]
Population genomics of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus: insights into the recent worldwide invasion [2017]