Jonathan B Losos

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Evolutionary biology for the 21st century
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 11:e1001466. 2013
  2. pmc Developing a community-based genetic nomenclature for anole lizards
    Kenro Kusumi
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287 4501, USA
    BMC Genomics 12:554. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Adaptation and diversification on islands
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nature 457:830-6. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Convergence, adaptation, and constraint
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 65:1827-40. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Rapid temporal reversal in predator-driven natural selection
    Jonathan B Losos
    Department of Biology, Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130 USA
    Science 314:1111. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Seeing the forest for the trees: the limitations of phylogenies in comparative biology. (American Society of Naturalists Address)
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am Nat 177:709-27. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Adaptive radiation, ecological opportunity, and evolutionary determinism. American Society of Naturalists E. O. Wilson award address
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am Nat 175:623-39. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Phylogenetic niche conservatism, phylogenetic signal and the relationship between phylogenetic relatedness and ecological similarity among species
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:995-1003. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Convergence and the multidimensional niche
    Luke J Harmon
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Evolution 59:409-21. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Out of Cuba: overwater dispersal and speciation among lizards in the Anolis carolinensis subgroup
    Richard E Glor
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    Mol Ecol 14:2419-32. 2005

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Publications47

  1. pmc Evolutionary biology for the 21st century
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 11:e1001466. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Developing a community-based genetic nomenclature for anole lizards
    Kenro Kusumi
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287 4501, USA
    BMC Genomics 12:554. 2011
    ..As an important ecological, genetic and now genomic reference, it is imperative to develop a standardized Anolis gene nomenclature alongside associated vocabularies and other useful metrics...
  3. doi request reprint Adaptation and diversification on islands
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nature 457:830-6. 2009
    ..For these reasons, island research provides valuable insights into speciation and adaptive radiation, and into the relative importance of contingency and determinism in evolutionary diversification...
  4. doi request reprint Convergence, adaptation, and constraint
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 65:1827-40. 2011
    ..Contrary to some claims, convergence by changes in the same genes is not necessarily evidence of constraint, but rather suggests hypotheses that can test the relative roles of constraint and selection in directing phenotypic evolution...
  5. ncbi request reprint Rapid temporal reversal in predator-driven natural selection
    Jonathan B Losos
    Department of Biology, Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130 USA
    Science 314:1111. 2006
    ..Our experimental studies on 12 islets confirmed these predictions within a single generation, thus demonstrating the rapidity with which evolutionary forces can change during times of environmental flux...
  6. doi request reprint Seeing the forest for the trees: the limitations of phylogenies in comparative biology. (American Society of Naturalists Address)
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am Nat 177:709-27. 2011
    ..The best way to fully understand the past-both pattern and process-is to integrate phylogenies with other types of historical data as well as with direct studies of evolutionary process...
  7. doi request reprint Adaptive radiation, ecological opportunity, and evolutionary determinism. American Society of Naturalists E. O. Wilson award address
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am Nat 175:623-39. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Phylogenetic niche conservatism, phylogenetic signal and the relationship between phylogenetic relatedness and ecological similarity among species
    Jonathan B Losos
    Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:995-1003. 2008
    ..Consequently, ecologists should not assume that phylogenetic niche conservatism exists, but rather should empirically examine the extent to which it occurs...
  9. ncbi request reprint Convergence and the multidimensional niche
    Luke J Harmon
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Evolution 59:409-21. 2005
    ..This suggests that the habitat specialist niches into which these anoles have evolved are multidimensional, involving several distinct and independent aspects of morphology...
  10. ncbi request reprint Out of Cuba: overwater dispersal and speciation among lizards in the Anolis carolinensis subgroup
    Richard E Glor
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    Mol Ecol 14:2419-32. 2005
    ..Finally, our results suggest that large Greater Antillean islands serve as centres of origin for regional species diversity...
  11. pmc Admixture determines genetic diversity and population differentiation in the biological invasion of a lizard species
    Jason J Kolbe
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Biol Lett 4:434-7. 2008
    ..If adaptive genetic variation is similarly restructured, then the ability of invasive species to adapt to new conditions may be enhanced...
  12. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation increases during biological invasion by a Cuban lizard
    Jason J Kolbe
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130 4899, USA
    Nature 431:177-81. 2004
    ..If these costs are to be mitigated, a greater understanding of the causes, progression and consequences of biological invasions is needed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Niche lability in the evolution of a Caribbean lizard community
    Jonathan B Losos
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Nature 424:542-5. 2003
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  14. doi request reprint Multiple sources, admixture, and genetic variation in introduced anolis lizard populations
    Jason J Kolbe
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Conserv Biol 21:1612-25. 2007
    ....
  15. pmc Partial island submergence and speciation in an adaptive radiation: a multilocus analysis of the Cuban green anoles
    Richard E Glor
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:2257-65. 2004
    ..Allopatric speciation initiated during partial island submergence may play an important role in speciation during the adaptive radiation of Anolis lizards...
  16. ncbi request reprint Differential admixture shapes morphological variation among invasive populations of the lizard Anolis sagrei
    Jason J Kolbe
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130 4899, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:1579-91. 2007
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Founder effects persist despite adaptive differentiation: a field experiment with lizards
    Jason J Kolbe
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 335:1086-9. 2012
    ..Thus, using a replicated experiment in nature, we showed that both founder effects and natural selection jointly determine trait values in these populations...
  18. ncbi request reprint Predator-induced behaviour shifts and natural selection in field-experimental lizard populations
    Jonathan B Losos
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Nature 432:505-8. 2004
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Adaptation and plasticity of animal communication in fluctuating environments
    Terry J Ord
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 64:3134-48. 2010
    ..In addition to showing how plasticity contributes to interspecific differences in communication signals, our findings suggest the vagaries of evolution can in itself lead to signal variation between species...
  20. pmc Evolution of Anolis lizard dewlap diversity
    Kirsten E Nicholson
    Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e274. 2007
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Convergent evolution of sexual dimorphism in skull shape using distinct developmental strategies
    Thomas J Sanger
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, USA
    Evolution 67:2180-93. 2013
    ..Together, our analyses indicate that both shared and derived features of development contribute to macroevolutionary patterns of morphological diversity among Anolis lizards. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Tempo and mode of evolutionary radiation in iguanian lizards
    Luke J Harmon
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    Science 301:961-4. 2003
    ..This inverse relationship between timing of diversification and morphological disparity within subclades may be a general feature that transcends the historically contingent properties of different evolutionary radiations...
  23. doi request reprint Ecological opportunity and the rate of morphological evolution in the diversification of Greater Antillean anoles
    D Luke Mahler
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Evolution 64:2731-45. 2010
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Evolution of extreme body size disparity in monitor lizards (Varanus)
    David C Collar
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 65:2664-80. 2011
    ..These results suggest that habitat use exerts a strong, multidimensional influence on the evolution of morphological size and shape disparity in monitor lizards...
  25. pmc Intercontinental community convergence of ecology and morphology in desert lizards
    Jane Melville
    Department of Natural Sciences, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:557-63. 2006
    ..This result indicates that in these desert lizards, deterministic adaptive evolution shapes community patterns and overrides the historical contingencies unique to particular lineages...
  26. pmc The island-mainland species turnover relationship
    Yoel E Stuart
    Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4071-7. 2012
    ..Thus, in the first quantitative comparison of mainland-island species turnover, we confirm the long-held but untested assumption that island assemblages accumulate biodiversity differently than their mainland counterparts...
  27. doi request reprint Convergent evolution of phenotypic integration and its alignment with morphological diversification in Caribbean Anolis ecomorphs
    Jason J Kolbe
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 65:3608-24. 2011
    ..We provide evidence for convergent evolution of phenotypic integration for one class of Anolis ecomorph, revealing yet another important dimension of evolutionary convergence in this group...
  28. ncbi request reprint A phylogenetic test for adaptive convergence in rock-dwelling lizards
    Liam J Revell
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 61:2898-912. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Shared and unique features of diversification in Greater Antillean Anolis ecomorphs
    R Brian Langerhans
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130 4899, USA
    Evolution 60:362-9. 2006
    ..Quantifying the relative importance of shared and unique responses to similar selective regimes provides a more complete understanding of phenotypic diversification, even in this much-studied system...
  30. ncbi request reprint Determinism in the diversification of Hispaniolan trunk-ground anoles (Anolis cybotes species complex)
    Katharina C Wollenberg
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02134 Current address School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Bethune Cookman University, 640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida, 32114
    Evolution 67:3175-90. 2013
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Roles for modularity and constraint in the evolution of cranial diversity among Anolis lizards
    Thomas J Sanger
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 66:1525-42. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that constraints have played little role in limiting or directing the diversification of head shape in Anolis lizards...
  32. pmc Repeated modification of early limb morphogenesis programmes underlies the convergence of relative limb length in Anolis lizards
    Thomas J Sanger
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:739-48. 2012
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint The effect of intraspecific sample size on type I and type II error rates in comparative studies
    Luke J Harmon
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Evolution 59:2705-10. 2005
    ..If within-species variance is particularly large and intraspecific sample sizes small, then either larger sample sizes or comparative methods that account for measurement error are necessary...
  34. pmc The oestrogen pathway underlies the evolution of exaggerated male cranial shapes in Anolis lizards
    Thomas J Sanger
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA, Department of Biological Sciences and W M Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7617, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20140329. 2014
    ..Our results suggest greater intricacy in the genetic mechanisms that underlie sexual dimorphisms than previously appreciated. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint Ecological character displacement: glass half full or half empty?
    Yoel E Stuart
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 28:402-8. 2013
    ..Recent years have revealed that evolutionary change can be observed as it occurs, opening the door to experimental field studies as a new approach to studying ECD. ..
  36. doi request reprint Quantifying the roles of ecology and geography in spatial genetic divergence
    Ian J Wang
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Ecol Lett 16:175-82. 2013
    ..3 vs. 17.9% of variance respectively), suggesting that despite the proposed ubiquity of ecological divergence, non-ecological factors play the dominant role in the evolution of spatial genetic divergence...
  37. ncbi request reprint A developmental staging series for the lizard genus Anolis: a new system for the integration of evolution, development, and ecology
    Thomas J Sanger
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Morphol 269:129-37. 2008
    ..We present a developmental staging series for Anolis lizards that can act as a baseline for later comparative and experimental studies within this genus...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effect of immersion in seawater on egg survival in the lizard Anolis sagrei
    Jonathan B Losos
    Department of Biology, Washington University, Campus Box 1137, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Oecologia 137:360-2. 2003
    ..Hatching success and incubation time did not differ among the three treatments. These findings help explain the persistence of anole populations on small islands vulnerable to hurricanes...
  39. pmc Favorable climate change response explains non-native species' success in Thoreau's woods
    Charles G Willis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e8878. 2010
    ..This demonstrates that climate change has likely played, and may continue to play, an important role in facilitating non-native species naturalization and invasion at the community level...
  40. pmc The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals
    Jessica Alföldi
    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, USA
    Nature 477:587-91. 2011
    ..Comparative gene analysis shows that amniote egg proteins have evolved significantly more rapidly than other proteins. An anole phylogeny resolves basal branches to illuminate the history of their repeated adaptive radiations...
  41. ncbi request reprint Lack of convergence in aquatic Anolis lizards
    Manuel Leal
    Department of Biology, Union College, Schenectady, New York 12308, USA
    Evolution 56:785-91. 2002
    ..Comparative data from other taxa would help enlighten the question of why the extent of convergence is so great in some lineages and not in others...
  42. pmc Evolutionary stasis and lability in thermal physiology in a group of tropical lizards
    Martha M Muñoz
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, NY 10027, USA, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK, Stuyvestant High School, 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282, USA, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA, Sociedad Ornitológica de la Hispaniola, Gustavo Mejía Ricart 119 B, Apto 401, Galerías Residencial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Department of Biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20132433. 2014
    ..We discuss how exposure to selection on physiology influences divergence among tropical organisms and its implications for adaptive evolutionary response to climate warming. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic perspective on evolution of lizards of the Anolis grahami series
    Todd R Jackman
    Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085, USA
    J Exp Zool 294:1-16. 2002
    ..Divergence among haplotypes within A. garmani is substantially lower (approximately 3% sequence difference), and phylogeographic patterns are significantly different from those observed in A. grahami, A. lineatopus and A. opalinus...
  44. pmc Variable ecological effects of hurricanes: the importance of seasonal timing for survival of lizards on Bahamian islands
    Thomas W Schoener
    Section of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:177-81. 2004
    ..We suggest that, in addition to severity, the timing of a hurricane as it coincides with reproductive scheduling or other phenological aspects may determine the magnitude of its effect on a variety of organisms...
  45. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of the evolution of the niche in lizards of the Anolis sagrei group
    Jason H Knouft
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and University of Colorado Museum, UCB 265, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA
    Ecology 87:S29-38. 2006
    ..Comparisons also revealed a specialist-generalist sister species pair in which the niche of one species is nested within, and much narrower than, the niche of another closely related species...
  46. ncbi request reprint Sexual dimorphism and adaptive radiation in Anolis lizards
    Marguerite A Butler
    Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2538 McCarthy Mall, Edmonson 152, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
    Nature 447:202-5. 2007
    ..Conversely, if sexual dimorphism and interspecific divergence are alternative means of ecological diversification, then the degree of sexual dimorphism may be negatively related to the extent of adaptive radiation...
  47. ncbi request reprint Island biogeography of populations: an introduced species transforms survival patterns
    Thomas W Schoener
    Section of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Science 310:1807-9. 2005
    ..Thus, species introduction radically changed a resident species' relation of survival to a key island-biogeographical variable...