Journal Articles

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

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Tissue preservation can affect geometric morphometric analyses: a case study using fish body shape Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

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.