Contact:

Cornell University

Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

Mudd hall, 215 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY

thomasblankers@gmail.com

In review/preparation

 

Blankers T, Oh KP, Bombarely, A, Shaw KL. The genomic architecture of a rapid island radiation: mapping chromosomal rearrangements and recombination rate variation in Laupala. In review. 

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/07/08/160952

 

Blankers, T. Oh, K.P., Shaw, K.L. The genetic basis of inter-island mating behavior divergence. In review.

 

Blankers T, Berdan E. Hennig RM, Mayer F. The genetic architecture of song and preference behaviour in field crickets. In preparation

 

Published/Accepted

 

11. Blankers T, Vilaça ST, Waurick I, Gray DA, Hennig RM, Mazzoni CJ, Mayer F , Berdan EL. 2018. Demography and selection shape transcriptomic divergence in field crickets. Evolution 73: 553-567

 

10. Blankers T, Block R, Hennig RM. 2017. Codivergence but limited covariance of wing shape and calling song structure in field crickets (Gryllus). Evol. Biol. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11692-017-9439-2

 

9. Blankers T, Gray DA, Hennig RM. 2017. Multivariate phenotypic evolution: divergent acoustic signals and sexual selection in Gryllus field crickets - Evol. Biol. 44: 43–55

 

8. Gray DA, Gabel E, Blankers T, Hennig RM. 2016. Multivariate female preference tests reveal latent perceptual biases - Proc. R. Soc. B 283: 20161972

 

7. Blankers T. 2016. Acoustic communication, sexual selection, and speciation in field crickets. PhD thesishttps://edoc.hu-berlin.de/handle/18452/18205

 

6. Hennig RM, Blankers T, Gray, DA. 2016. Divergence in male cricket song and female preference functions in three allopatric sister species. J. Comp. Phys. 202: 347-360

 

5. Berdan EL, Blankers T, Waurick I, Mazzoni CJ, Mayer F. 2016. A genes eye view of ontogeny: de novo assembly and profiling of the Gryllus rubens transcriptome. Mol. Ecol. Res.16: 1478 - 1490

 

4. Blankers T, Luebke AK, Hennig RM 2015. Phenotypic variation and covariation indicate high evolvability of acoustic communication in crickets. J Evol Biol. 28: 1656-1669


3. Blankers T, Hennig RM, Gray DA 2015. Conservation of multivariate female preference functions and preference mechanisms in three species of trilling field crickets. J Evol Biol. 28: 630-641


2. Blankers T, Townsend TM, Pepe K, Reeder TW, Wiens JJ. 2013. Contrasting global-scale evolutionary radiations: phylogeny, diversification, and morphological evolution in the major clades of iguanian lizards. Biol J Lin Soc. 108: 127-143


1. Blankers T, Adams DC, Wiens JJ. 2012. Ecological radiation with limited morphological diversification in salamanders. J Evol Biol. 25: 634-646

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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