Ole Seehausen

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Affiliation: University of Bern
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi Speciation through sensory drive in cichlid fish
    Ole Seehausen
    Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Baltzerstr 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Nature 455:620-6. 2008
  2. pmc African cichlid fish: a model system in adaptive radiation research
    Ole Seehausen
    Department of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1987-98. 2006
  3. ncbi Conservation: losing biodiversity by reverse speciation
    Ole Seehausen
    Department of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 16:R334-7. 2006
  4. pmc Genomic signatures of relaxed disruptive selection associated with speciation reversal in whitefish
    Alan G Hudson
    Division of Aquatic Ecology and Macroevolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 13:108. 2013
  5. pmc Phenotypic novelty in experimental hybrids is predicted by the genetic distance between species of cichlid fish
    Rike B Stelkens
    Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 9:283. 2009
  6. pmc Evidence of adaptive evolutionary divergence during biological invasion
    Kay Lucek
    Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e49377. 2012
  7. doi Population genomic tests of models of adaptive radiation in Lake Victoria region cichlid fish
    Etienne Bezault
    Division of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Evolution 65:3381-97. 2011
  8. doi Hybridization between distant lineages increases adaptive variation during a biological invasion: stickleback in Switzerland
    Kay Lucek
    Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 19:3995-4011. 2010
  9. doi Genomics and the origin of species
    Ole Seehausen
    Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution, Eawag Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, 6047 Kastanienbaum, Switzerland and Division of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Genet 15:176-92. 2014
  10. doi Genetic distance between species predicts novel trait expression in their hybrids
    Rike Stelkens
    Division of Aquatic Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Baltzerstr 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Evolution 63:884-97. 2009

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Publications32

  1. doi Speciation through sensory drive in cichlid fish
    Ole Seehausen
    Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Baltzerstr 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Nature 455:620-6. 2008
    ..Our results also provide a mechanistic explanation for the collapse of cichlid fish species diversity during the anthropogenic eutrophication of Lake Victoria...
  2. pmc African cichlid fish: a model system in adaptive radiation research
    Ole Seehausen
    Department of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1987-98. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi Conservation: losing biodiversity by reverse speciation
    Ole Seehausen
    Department of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 16:R334-7. 2006
    ..Recent research provides a dire warning that homogenizing environments may cause the rapid loss of such species through a reversal of the speciation process...
  4. pmc Genomic signatures of relaxed disruptive selection associated with speciation reversal in whitefish
    Alan G Hudson
    Division of Aquatic Ecology and Macroevolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 13:108. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Phenotypic novelty in experimental hybrids is predicted by the genetic distance between species of cichlid fish
    Rike B Stelkens
    Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 9:283. 2009
    ..Transgression in multi-trait shape phenotypes was quantified using landmark-based geometric morphometric methods...
  6. pmc Evidence of adaptive evolutionary divergence during biological invasion
    Kay Lucek
    Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e49377. 2012
    ..Our experimental data suggest that genetically determined diversification has occurred within less than 140 years after the arrival of stickleback in our studied region...
  7. doi Population genomic tests of models of adaptive radiation in Lake Victoria region cichlid fish
    Etienne Bezault
    Division of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Evolution 65:3381-97. 2011
    ..Finally the large gene diversity retained from colonization to individual species in every radiation suggests large effective population sizes and makes speciation in small geographical isolates unlikely...
  8. doi Hybridization between distant lineages increases adaptive variation during a biological invasion: stickleback in Switzerland
    Kay Lucek
    Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 19:3995-4011. 2010
    ....
  9. doi Genomics and the origin of species
    Ole Seehausen
    Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution, Eawag Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, 6047 Kastanienbaum, Switzerland and Division of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Genet 15:176-92. 2014
    ....
  10. doi Genetic distance between species predicts novel trait expression in their hybrids
    Rike Stelkens
    Division of Aquatic Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Baltzerstr 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Evolution 63:884-97. 2009
    ..Our analysis demonstrates that the potential impact hybridization may have on phenotypic evolution is predictable from the genetic distance between species...
  11. pmc Rapid parallel adaptive radiations from a single hybridogenic ancestral population
    Alan G Hudson
    Division of Aquatic Ecology and Macroevolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 278:58-66. 2011
    ..However, we also find the genetic signature of human-mediated gene flow and diversity loss within many lakes, highlighting the fragility of recent radiations...
  12. doi Ecology, sexual selection and speciation
    Martine E Maan
    Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Ecol Lett 14:591-602. 2011
    ..We suggest that evaluating the evolutionary consequences of these effects requires a better integration of behavioural, ecological and evolutionary research...
  13. pmc Morphological diversity and the roles of contingency, chance and determinism in african cichlid radiations
    Kyle A Young
    Department of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e4740. 2009
    ..In comparative studies of replicate radiations, convergence in a common morphospace implicates determinism, whereas non-convergence suggests the importance of contingency or chance...
  14. ncbi Cichlid species-area relationships are shaped by adaptive radiations that scale with area
    Catherine E Wagner
    Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution, Eawag, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, 6047, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland Department of Aquatic Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, 3012, Bern, Switzerland Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853, USA
    Ecol Lett 17:583-92. 2014
    ..Together, these processes produce lake fish faunas with highly variable composition, but with diversities that are well predicted by environmental variables. ..
  15. ncbi Repeated colonization and hybridization in Lake Malawi cichlids
    Domino A Joyce
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK Institute of Ecology and Evolution Aquatic Ecology and Macroevolution, University of Bern, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland and Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, Eawag, Fish Ecology and Evolution, CH 6047 Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 21:R108-9. 2011
    ....
  16. pmc Disruptive sexual selection on male nuptial coloration in an experimental hybrid population of cichlid fish
    Rike B Stelkens
    Department of Aquatic Ecology and Macroevolution, Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2861-70. 2008
    ..If the genetics of female mate choice in Pundamilia are representative for those in other species of Lake Victoria cichlid fish, it may help explain the origin and maintenance of phenotypic diversity despite some gene flow...
  17. pmc Patterns in fish radiation are compatible with Pleistocene desiccation of Lake Victoria and 14,600 year history for its cichlid species flock
    Ole Seehausen
    Department of Biological Sciences, Molecular and Evolutionary Ecology Group, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:491-7. 2002
    ..It supports a hypothesis of recent colonization from outside the lake basin rather than survival of a diverse assemblage within the basin...
  18. ncbi An extant cichlid fish radiation emerged in an extinct Pleistocene lake
    Domino A Joyce
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
    Nature 435:90-5. 2005
    ..This discovery reveals how local evolutionary processes operating during a short window of ecological opportunity can have a major and lasting effect on biodiversity on a continental scale...
  19. pmc Intraspecific sexual selection on a speciation trait, male coloration, in the Lake Victoria cichlid Pundamilia nyererei
    Martine E Maan
    Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Biology, University of Leiden, PO Box 9516 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 271:2445-52. 2004
    ..We also find that male territoriality is vital for male reproductive success and that multiple mating by females is common...
  20. pmc Male-male competition and nuptial-colour displacement as a diversifying force in Lake Victoria cichlid fishes
    Ole Seehausen
    Molecular and Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1345-53. 2004
    ..We suggest that male-male competition is an important and previously neglected agent of diversification among haplochromine cichlid fishes...
  21. ncbi Colour vision and speciation in Lake Victoria cichlids of the genus Pundamilia
    Karen L Carleton
    Hubbard Center for Genome Studies and Department of Zoology, 35 Colovos Rd, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Mol Ecol 14:4341-53. 2005
    ..However, other factors, such as chromophore shifts and higher order neural processing, should also be investigated to fully understand the physiological basis of differential responses to male mating hues in cichlid fish...
  22. ncbi Heritability and heterochrony of polychromatism in a Lake Victoria Cichlid fish: Stepping stones for speciation?
    Martine E Maan
    Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Biology, University of Leiden, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 306:168-76. 2006
    ..The significance of this mechanism of colour expression as a possible target for divergent selection remains to be evaluated...
  23. pmc Divergent selection on opsins drives incipient speciation in Lake Victoria cichlids
    Yohey Terai
    Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
    PLoS Biol 4:e433. 2006
    ..The divergent evolution of the visual system coincides with divergence in male breeding coloration, consistent with incipient ecological by-product speciation...
  24. ncbi Age of cichlids: new dates for ancient lake fish radiations
    Martin J Genner
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
    Mol Biol Evol 24:1269-82. 2007
    ....
  25. pmc Divergent selection during speciation of Lake Malawi cichlid fishes inferred from parallel radiations in nuptial coloration
    Charlotte J Allender
    Biodiversity and Ecology Division, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton SO16 7PX, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:14074-9. 2003
    ....
  26. pmc Nuclear markers reveal unexpected genetic variation and a Congolese-Nilotic origin of the Lake Victoria cichlid species flock
    Ole Seehausen
    Molecular and Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:129-37. 2003
    ..Our data do not confirm strict monophyly of either of the species flocks, but raise the possibility that these flocks have arisen from hybrid swarms...
  27. pmc Inheritance of female mating preference in a sympatric sibling species pair of Lake Victoria cichlids: implications for speciation
    Marcel P Haesler
    Molecular and Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:237-45. 2005
    ..We discuss these results in the light of speciation models and the debate about the explosive radiation of cichlid fishes in Lake Victoria...
  28. ncbi Adaptive molecular evolution in the opsin genes of rapidly speciating cichlid species
    Tyrone C Spady
    Hubbard Center for Genome Studies and Department of Zoology, University of New Hampshire, NH, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1412-22. 2005
    ..This work also begins to demonstrate the molecular evolutionary dynamics of cichlid visual sensitivity and its relationship to the photic environment...
  29. pmc Female mating preference functions predict sexual selection against hybrids between sibling species of cichlid fish
    Inke van der Sluijs
    Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2871-7. 2008
    ....
  30. pmc A genetically explicit model of speciation by sensory drive within a continuous population in aquatic environments
    Masakado Kawata
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Graduate School of Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    BMC Evol Biol 7:99. 2007
    ..We use models based on explicit genetic mechanisms for color vision and nuptial coloration...
  31. ncbi Speciation reversal and biodiversity dynamics with hybridization in changing environments
    Ole Seehausen
    Center of Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, Swiss Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technology EAWAG, Seestrasse 79, 6047 Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 17:30-44. 2008
    ..Since heterogeneity of natural environments is rapidly deteriorating in most biomes, the evolutionary ecology of speciation reversal ought to be fully integrated into conservation biology...
  32. pmc Intrasexual competition among females and the stabilization of a conspicuous colour polymorphism in a Lake Victoria cichlid fish
    Peter D Dijkstra
    Research Group Behavioural Biology, University of Groningen, 9750 AA, Haren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 275:519-26. 2008
    ..We conclude that female-female aggression may be one important force for stabilizing colour polymorphism in cichlid fish...