Journal Articles

A list of my published papers can also be found on my Google Scholar profile.

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Does divergence from normal patterns of integration increase as chromosomal fusions increase in number? A test on a house mouse hybrid zone Current Zoology

Tissue preservation can affect geometric morphometric analyses: a case study using fish body shape Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 188(1): 148-162

Divergent allometric trajectories in gene expression and coexpression produce species differences in sympatrically speciating Midas cichlid fish Genome Biology and Evolution 11(6): 1644–1657.

MicroRNA Gene Regulation in Extremely Young and Parallel Adaptive Radiations of Crater Lake Cichlid Fish Molecular Biology and Evolution 36(11):2498–2511.

A molecular and morphometric assessment of the systematics of the Macropus complex clarifies the tempo and mode of kangaroo evolution Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 186(3): 793-812.

The soft explosive model of placental mammal evolution BMC Evolutionary Biology 18: 104.

Morphological and genetic correlates in the left–right asymmetric scale-eating cichlid fish of Lake Tanganyika Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 124(1): 67-84.

A diversified kettle of fish: phenotypic variation in the endemic cichlid genus Danakilia of the Danakil Depression of northeastern Africa Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 124(4): 690-705.

Gene(s) and individual feeding behavior: exploring eco-evolutionary dynamics underlying left-right asymmetry in the scale-eating cichlid fish Perissodus microlepis Ecology and Evolution 8(11): 5495-5507.

Low resolution scans can provide a sufficiently accurate, cost- and time-effective alternative to high resolution scans for 3D shape analyses PeerJ 6:e5032.

Gut microbiota composition is associated with environmental landscape in honey bees Ecology and Evolution 8(1): 441-451.

Sharing is caring? Measurement error and the issues arising from combining 3D morphometric datasets Ecology and Evolution 7(17): 7034-7046.

Towards understanding the genetic basis of mouth asymmetry in the scale‐eating cichlid Perissodus microlepis Molecular Ecology 26(1): 77-91.

Mitochondrial and nuclear intraspecific variation in the rusty blenny (Parablennius sanguinolentus, Blenniidae) Hydrobiologia 802(1): 141-154.

Bioaccumulation of metals and biomarkers of environmental stress in Parablennius sanguinolentus (Pallas, 1814) sampled along the Italian coast Marine Pollution Bulletin 122(1-2):288-296.

Genetic linkage of adaptive traits in sympatrically speciating Midas cichlid fish Nature Communications 7: 12736

Measurement error in geometric morphometrics Development Genes and Evolution 226(3): 139-158.

Are sympatrically speciating Midas cichlid fish special? Patterns of morphological and genetic variation in the closely related species Archocentrus centrarchus Ecology and Evolution 6(12):4102-4114

The Role of microRNAs in the Repeated Parallel Diversification of Lineages of Midas Cichlid Fish from Nicaragua Genome Biology and Evolution 8(5): 1543-1555.

Chromosomal rearrangements, phenotypic variation and modularity: a case study from a contact zone between house mouse Robertsonian races in Central Italy Ecology and Evolution 6(5): 1353-1362.

Evolution of the elaborate male intromittent organ of Xiphophorus fishes Ecology and Evolution 6: 7207-7220

Bat species comparisons based on external morphology: a test of traditional versus geometric morphometric approaches Plos One 10(5):e0127043.

Phylogeographic relationships of Sicilian brown trout and the effects of genetic introgression on morphospace occupation Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112:387-398.

Genomic architecture of ecologically divergent body shape in a pair of sympatric crater lake cichlid fishes Molecular Ecology 23(7): 1828-1845.

The gut microbial community of Midas cichlid fish in repeatedly evolved limnetic-benthic species pairs Plos One 9:e95027.

Shaping development through mechanical strain: the transcriptional basis of diet-dependent phenotypic plasticity in Astatoreochromis alluaudi Molecular Ecology 22:4516-4531.

Resampling-based approaches to study variation in morphological modularity Plos One 8(7):e69376.

Body shape variation and colour change during growth in a protogynous fish Environmental Biology of Fishes 94(4):615-622.

Geographic morphological variation within and between colour phases in Coris julis (L. 1758), a protogynous marine fish. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104:148-162.

Atlantic-Mediterranean and within-Mediterranean molecular variation in Coris julis (L. 1758) (Teleostei, Labridae). Marine Biology 158(6):1271-1286.

Traditional and geometric morphometrics detect morphological variation of lower pharyngeal jaw in Coris julis (Teleostei, Labridae). Italian Journal of Zoology 78(3):320-327.

Morphology of scale lepidonts in the genus Aphanius (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae) using SEM. Italian Journal of Zoology 76(2):173-178.