Cornell University

Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

Mudd hall, 215 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY

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.


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




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. Accepted manuscript:


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.


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 thesis


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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