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Peer-Reviewed Publications

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  • Bolnick, D.I., R.D.H. Barrett, K. Oke, D.J. Rennison, & Y.E. Stuart. (Non)Parallel Evolution. Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution & Systematics, Accepted.
  • Brock, C., Rennison, D.J., Veen, T. & Bolnick, D.I. Opsin expression predicts male nuptial color in threespine stickleback. Ecology and Evolution, In Press.
  • Samuk, K.M., Xue, J., & Rennison, D.J. Exposure to predators does not lead to the evolution of larger brains in experimental populations of threespine stickleback. Evolution, 72:916-929. pfd link


  • Owens, G.L., & Rennison, D.J. Evolutionary ecology of opsin gene sequence, expression and repertoire. Molecular Ecology, 26:1207-1210pdf link
  • Veen, T., Brock, C., Rennison, D.J., & Bolnick, D.I. Plasticity contributes to fine-scale depth gradient in sticklebacks’ visual system. Molecular Ecology, 26:4339-4350. pdf link
  • Samuk, K.M., G.L. Owens, K.E. Delmore, S.E. Miller, D.J. Rennison, & D. Schluter. Gene flow and selection interact to promote adaptive divergence in regions of low recombination. Molecular Ecology, 26:4378-4390. Recommended Article by Faculty of 1000, pdf linkPerspective


  • Rennison, D.J., Owens, G.L., Heckman, N., Schluter, D., & Veen, T. Rapid evolution of colour vision in the threespine stickleback adaptive radiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283:20160242See media coverage below. pdf linkDryad DataSupp Mat
  • Rudman, S.M., Heavyside, J., Rennison, D.J., & Schluter, D. Piscivore addition causes a trophic cascade within and across ecosystem boundaries. Oikos, 125:1782-1789. pdf link
  • Miller, S.E., Samuk, K.M., & Rennison, D.J. An experimental test of predation’s effect upon behaviour and trait correlations in threespine stickleback. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119:117-125pdf linkDryad Data


  • Rennison, D.J., Heilbron, K.A, Barrett, R.D.H., & Schluter, D. Discriminating selection on lateral plate phenotype and its underlying gene, Ectodysplasin, in threespine stickleback. American Naturalist, 185:150-156. Recommended Article by Faculty of 1000pdf linkDryad Data
  • Andrew, R., Albert, A.Y.K., Renaut, S., Rennison, D.J., Bock, D., & Vines, T.H. Assessing the reproducibility of discriminant function analyses. PeerJ, 3:e1137. pdf link


  • Seehausen O., Butlin, R.K.   Keller, I., Wagner, C.E., Boughman, J.W., Hohenlohe, P.A., Peichel, C.L., Saetre, G.-P., Bank, C., Brannstrom, A., Brelsford, A.,  Clarkson, C.,  Eroukhmanoff, F., Feder, J.L., Fischer, M., Foote, A.D., Franchini, P.,  Jiggins, C.D., Jones, F.C.,  Lindholm, A.K., Lucek, K., Maan, M.E., Marques, D.A., Martin, S.H., Matthews, B., Meier, J.I., Most, M., Nachman, M.W., Nonaka, E.,  Rennison, D.J.,  Schwarzer, J.,  Watson, E.T., Westram, A.M., & Widmer, A.. Genomics and the origin of species. Nature Reviews Genetics, 15:176-192. pdf link
  • Vines, T.H., Albert, A.Y.K., Andrew, R.L., Debarre, F., Bock, D.G., Franklin, M.T., Gilbert, K.J., Moore, J.-S., Renaut, S., Rennison, D.J. The availability of research data declines rapidly with article age. Current Biology, 24: 1-4. Recommended Article by Faculty of 1000See media coverage below.  pdf linkDryad Data and Code 


  • Vines, T.H., Andrew, R.L., Bock, D.G., Franklin, M.T., Gilbert, K.J., Kane, N.C., Moore, J-S., Moyers, B.T., Renaut, S., Rennison, D.J., Veen, T., Yeaman, S. Mandated archiving greatly improves access to research data. FASEB J, 27. See media coverage below. pdf link Dryad Data


  • Rennison, D.J., Owens, G.L., & Taylor, J.S. Opsin gene duplication and divergence in ray-finned fish. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62: 986-1008. pdf link
  • Owens, G.L., Rennison, D.J., Allison, W.T., & Taylor, J.S. In the four-eyed fish (Anableps anableps), the regions of the retina exposed to aquatic and aerial light do not express the same set of opsin genes. Biology Letters, 8(1): 86-89. See media coverage below. pdf link
  • Gilbert, K.J., Andrew, R.L., Bock, D.G., Franklin, M.T., Kane, N.C., Moore, J-S., Moyers, B.T., Renaut, S., Rennison, D.J., Veen, T., Vines, T.H. Recommendations for utilizing and reporting population genetic analysis: the reproducibility of genetic clustering using the program STRUCTURE. Molecular Ecology, 21(20): 4925-4930. pdf link


  • Rennison, D.J., Owens, G.L., Allison, W.T., & Taylor, J.S. Intra-retinal variation of opsin gene expression in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Journal of Experimental Biology, 214: 3248-3254. pdf link


  • Windsor, D.J. & Owens, G.L. The opsin repertoire of Jenynsia onca: A new perspective on gene duplication and divergence in livebearers. BMC Research Notes, 2: 159. pdf link
  • Owens, G.L., Windsor, D.J., Mui, J., & Taylor, J.S. A fish eye out of water: Ten visual opsins in the four-eyed fish, Anableps anableps. PLoS One, 4(6): e5970. pdf link

Submitted Manuscripts 

  • Reyes-Contreras, M. Glauser, G., Rennison, D.J. & Taborsky, B. Phenotypic engineering alters stress axis programming and social competence. In Review Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 
  • Gygax, M., Rentsch, A.K., Rudman, S.M., Rennison, D.J. Predation alters cryptic coloration in threespine stickleback.  In Review J. Evol. Biol.
  • Rennison, D.J., Rudman, S.M., Schluter, D. Experimental test of predation and evolutionary divergences of species’ traits and genes in adaptive radiation.
  • Rennison, D.J.*, Rudman, S.M.*, & Schluter, D. Parallel changes in gut microbiome composition and function during colonization, local adaptation and ecological speciation.. *co-first authors

 Manuscripts in Preparation

  • Rennison, D.J.*, Delmore, K.E.*, Samuk, K.M., Owens, G.L., Miller, S.E., & Schluter, D. Parallel selection and geographic proximity predict shared patterns of genome-wide differentiation after colonisation of novel environments.  *co-first authors
  • Rennison, D.J., Veen, T., Owens, GL., & Schluter, D. Biodiversity with gene-flow.
  • Rennison, D.J., Bolnick, D.I., Stuart, Y.E, & Peichel, C.L. Contribution of ecological factors to parallel genetic evolution.




Media Coverage

Rennison et al. 2016 Proceedings of the Royal Society B:

Discovery News:  Link to Article
NewsBeat Social Video: Link to Video
Various Newspaper Article Coverage: ScienceDailyTheFishSitePhysOrgScienceBlog

Vines et al. 2014 Current Biology:

Nature News Feature: Scientists losing data at a rapid rate. Link to Article
Science News Feature: Old data play hard to get, study finds. Link to Article
Nature Medicine: Link to Article
Smithsonian Magazine: Link to Blog Post
Scientific American: Link to Blog Post
Scientific American 60-Second Science: Podcast Link
Vanity Fair (this is truly hilarious): Link to Article
Various Newspaper Article Coverage: PhysOrgBio-IT World NewspaperUPIredOrbitThe TelegraphSci Dev NetNature World NewsScience DailyThe ScientistScience RecorderInternational Science Times

Vines et al. 2013 FASEBJ:

Nature News Feature. Link to Article

Owens et al. 2012 Biology Letters:

Scientific American 60-Second Science: Podcast Link
Science on by Discovery News: Link to Newspaper Article