P Nosil

Summary

Affiliation: Simon Fraser University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Tarsal asymmetry, nutritional condition, and survival in water boatmen (Callicorixa Vulnerata)
    P Nosil
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Evolution 55:712-20. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Frequency-dependent selection: when being different makes you not stand out
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    Curr Biol 16:R806-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Natural selection and divergence in mate preference during speciation
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Genetica 129:309-27. 2007
  4. pmc Experimental evidence that predation promotes divergence in adaptive radiation
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9090-5. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The evolution of host preference in allopatric vs. parapatric populations of Timema cristinae walking-sticks
    P Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, Canada
    J Evol Biol 19:929-42. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Migration and the genetic covariance between habitat preference and performance
    P Nosil
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
    Am Nat 167:E66-78. 2006
  7. pmc Ecological divergence promotes the evolution of cryptic reproductive isolation
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 273:991-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Testing hypotheses about ecological specialization using phylogenetic trees
    P Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Evolution 59:2256-63. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Perspective: Reproductive isolation caused by natural selection against immigrants from divergent habitats
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Evolution 59:705-19. 2005
  10. pmc Reproductive isolation caused by visual predation on migrants between divergent environments
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1521-8. 2004

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Tarsal asymmetry, nutritional condition, and survival in water boatmen (Callicorixa Vulnerata)
    P Nosil
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Evolution 55:712-20. 2001
    ..Our results suggest elevated FA may limit resource acquisition and are consistent with the use of FA as a measure of fitness...
  2. ncbi request reprint Frequency-dependent selection: when being different makes you not stand out
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    Curr Biol 16:R806-8. 2006
    ..Fitness advantages to rare genotypes may help maintain variation within populations, but the mechanisms underlying these advantages require further study...
  3. ncbi request reprint Natural selection and divergence in mate preference during speciation
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Genetica 129:309-27. 2007
    ..Our results illustrate how understanding of the evolution of sexual isolation can be enhanced by isolating the roles of diverse ecological and evolutionary processes...
  4. pmc Experimental evidence that predation promotes divergence in adaptive radiation
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9090-5. 2006
    ..Our results indicate that both competition and predation may commonly serve as mechanisms of adaptive radiation...
  5. ncbi request reprint The evolution of host preference in allopatric vs. parapatric populations of Timema cristinae walking-sticks
    P Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, Canada
    J Evol Biol 19:929-42. 2006
    ..Our findings demonstrate how gene flow and different forms of selection interact to determine the magnitude of reproductive isolation observed in nature...
  6. ncbi request reprint Migration and the genetic covariance between habitat preference and performance
    P Nosil
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
    Am Nat 167:E66-78. 2006
    ..Our results show that habitat structure and patterns of migration can strongly affect the evolution and variability of genetic covariance within populations...
  7. pmc Ecological divergence promotes the evolution of cryptic reproductive isolation
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 273:991-7. 2006
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  8. ncbi request reprint Testing hypotheses about ecological specialization using phylogenetic trees
    P Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Evolution 59:2256-63. 2005
    ..Most generally, inferences regarding character evolution can be strengthened by comparing models of character change and examining ancestor states, rather than only comparing parameter values...
  9. ncbi request reprint Perspective: Reproductive isolation caused by natural selection against immigrants from divergent habitats
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Evolution 59:705-19. 2005
    ..We hope that the formal recognition of immigrant inviability and our demonstration of its evolutionary importance will stimulate more explicit empirical studies of its contributions to speciation...
  10. pmc Reproductive isolation caused by visual predation on migrants between divergent environments
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1521-8. 2004
    ..These findings highlight the potential role of natural selection against migrants between divergent environments in the formation of new species...
  11. ncbi request reprint Does gene flow constrain adaptive divergence or vice versa? A test using ecomorphology and sexual isolation in Timema cristinae walking-sticks
    P Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Behavioral Ecology Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Evolution 58:102-12. 2004
    ..Our findings illustrate how data on mating preferences can help determine the causal associations between trait divergence and levels of gene flow...
  12. pmc Reproductive isolation driven by the combined effects of ecological adaptation and reinforcement
    P Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Behavioral Ecology Research Group, 8888 University Drive, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1911-8. 2003
    ..Our findings demonstrate the joint effects of reinforcement, ecological adaptation and gene flow on progress towards speciation in the wild...
  13. ncbi request reprint Transition rates between specialization and generalization in phytophagous insects
    P Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Evolution 56:1701-6. 2002
    ..Collectively, the results reveal a tendency for directional evolution toward increased specialization but also indicate that specialization does not always represent an evolutionary dead-end that strongly limits further evolution...
  14. ncbi request reprint Host-plant adaptation drives the parallel evolution of reproductive isolation
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Biosciences, Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, Canada, V5A 1S6
    Nature 417:440-3. 2002
    ..Our findings represent a clear demonstration that host-plant adaptation can play a crucial and repeatable role in the early stages of speciation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Variable predation regimes predict the evolution of sexual dimorphism in a population of threespine stickleback
    T E Reimchen
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, PO Box 3020, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3N5, Canada
    Evolution 58:1274-81. 2004
    ..Replicated shifts in selective regime can demonstrate the primacy of ecological processes in driving evolution and our results illustrate how such shifts are detectable using long-term monitoring of natural populations...
  16. pmc Ecological niche dimensionality and the evolutionary diversification of stick insects
    Patrik Nosil
    Zoology Department and Centre for Biodiversity Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 3:e1907. 2008
    ..Although further replication of the trends reported here is required, the results suggest that dimensionality of selection may complement genetic and geographic explanations for the degree of diversification in nature...
  17. ncbi request reprint Heterogeneous genomic differentiation between walking-stick ecotypes: "isolation by adaptation" and multiple roles for divergent selection
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Evolution 62:316-36. 2008
    ..They thus illustrate the varied and sometimes nonintuitive contributions of selection to heterogeneous genomic differentiation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Temporal variation in divergent selection on spine number in threespine stickleback
    T E Reimchen
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, PO Box 3020, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3N5, Canada
    Evolution 56:2472-83. 2002
    ..Furthermore, our findings indicate that variable selection can be predicted if the agents of selection are known...
  19. pmc The role of gene expression in ecological speciation
    Scott A Pavey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1206:110-29. 2010
    ..The study of gene expression has promise for increasing our understanding ecological speciation, particularly when integrative approaches are applied...
  20. doi request reprint Ecological explanations for (incomplete) speciation
    Patrik Nosil
    Zoology Department and Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:145-56. 2009
    ..However, evidence for each selective hypothesis is still scarce, and further work is required to determine their relative importance...
  21. ncbi request reprint Natural selection in populations subject to a migration load
    Daniel I Bolnick
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Evolution 61:2229-43. 2007
    ..However, we also find evidence that recurrent adult migration between parapatric populations may tend to obscure the effects of selection...
  22. doi request reprint Selection and genomic differentiation during ecological speciation: isolating the contributions of host association via a comparative genome scan of Neochlamisus bebbianae leaf beetles
    Scott P Egan
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Evolution 62:1162-81. 2008
    ..Because host-adaptation promotes reproductive isolation in these beetles, these loci provide promising candidate gene regions for future molecular studies of ecological speciation...
  23. pmc Ecological divergence exhibits consistently positive associations with reproductive isolation across disparate taxa
    Daniel J Funk
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Station B, Nashville, TN 37235 1634, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3209-13. 2006
    ..These findings are highly consistent with the hypothesis that ecological adaptation plays a fundamental and taxonomically general role in promoting reproductive isolation and speciation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Divergent host plant adaptation and reproductive isolation between ecotypes of Timema cristinae walking sticks
    Patrik Nosil
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Am Nat 169:151-62. 2007
    ..cristinae ecotypes is incomplete, and so only the stages before the completion of speciation have been examined. Studies of more divergent taxa within the genus are required to determine the factors that complete speciation...
  25. doi request reprint Speciation with gene flow could be common
    Patrik Nosil
    Zoology Department and Centre for Biodiversity Research, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Mol Ecol 17:2103-6. 2008
    ..Future work on the ecological and genetic factors reducing gene flow will likely increase our understanding of the conditions that faciliate divergence in the face of gene flow...