Peer-Reviewed Publications


26. Rennison, D.J.*, Delmore, K.E.*, Samuk, K.M., Owens, G.L., and Miller, S.E. Shared patterns of genome-wide differentiation are more strongly predicted by geography than by ecology. American Naturalist, 195(2). *co-first authors


25. Rennison, D.J.*, Rudman, S.M.*, and Schluter, D. Parallel changes in gut microbiome composition and function during colonization, local adaptation and ecological speciation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286:20191911. *co-first authors

24. Rennison, D.J., Rudman, S.M., and Schluter, D. Genetics of adaptation: experimental test of a biotic mechanism driving divergence in traits and genes. Evolution Letters, 3:513-520.

23. Rennison, D.J., Stuart, Y.E., Bolnick, D.I., and Peichel, C.L. Ecological factors and morphological traits are associated with repeated genomic differentiation between lake and stream stickleback. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374:20180241..

22. Reyes-Contreras M., Glauser, G., Rennison, D.J., and Taborsky, B. Early-life manipulation of cortisol and its receptor alters stress axis programming and social competence. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374:20180119.


21. Bolnick, D.I., Barrett, R.D.H., Oke, K., Rennison, D.J., and Stuart, Y.E. (Non)Parallel Evolution. Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution & Systematics. 49:303-330.

20. Gygax, M., Rentsch, A.K., Rudman, S.M., Rennison, D.J. Differential predation alters pigmentation in threespine stickleback. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 31:1589-1598.

19. Brock, C., Rennison, D.J., Veen, T., and Bolnick, D.I. Opsin expression predicts male nuptial color in threespine stickleback. Ecology and Evolution, 8:7095-7102.

18. Samuk, K.M., Xue, J., and Rennison, D.J. Exposure to predators does not lead to the evolution of larger brains in experimental populations of threespine stickleback. Evolution, 72:916-929.


17. Owens, G.L., and Rennison, D.J. Evolutionary ecology of opsin gene sequence, expression and repertoire. Molecular Ecology, 26:1207-1210.

16. Veen, T., Brock, D., Rennison, D.J., and Bolnick, D.I. Plasticity contributes to fine-scale depth gradient in sticklebacks’ visual system. Molecular Ecology, 26:4339-4350.

15. Samuk, K.M., Owens, G.L., Delmore, K.E., Miller, S.E., Rennison, D.J., and Schluter, D. Gene flow and selection interact to promote adaptive divergence in regions of low recombination. Molecular Ecology, 26:4378-4390.


14. Rennison, D.J., Owens, G.L., Heckman, N., Schluter, D., and Veen T. Rapid evolution of colour vision in the threespine stickleback adaptive radiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283:20160242. Sup. Mat.

13. Rudman, S.M., Heavyside, J., Rennison, D.J., and Schluter, D. Piscivore addition causes a trophic cascade within and across ecosystem boundaries. Oikos, 125:1782-1789.

12. Miller, S.E., Samuk, K.M., and Rennison, D.J. An experimental test of predation upon behaviour and trait correlations in threespine stickleback. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119:117-125.


11. Rennison, D.J., Heilbron, K.A., Barrett, R.D.H., and Schluter, D. Discriminating selection on lateral plate phenotype and its underlying gene, Ectodysplasin, in threespine stickleback. American Naturalist, 185:150-156.

10. Andrew, R., Albert, A.Y.K., Renaut, S., Rennison, D.J., Bock, D., and Vines, T.H. Assessing the reproducibility of discriminant function analyses. PeerJ, 3:e1137.


9. Seehausen, O., Butlin, R.K., Keller, I., Wagner, C.E., Boughman, J.W., Hohenlohe, P.A., Peichel, C.L., Saetre, G.-P., Bank, C., Brannstrom, A., Brelsford, A., Clarkson, C., Eroukhmanoff, F., Feder, J.L., Fischer, M., Foote, A.D., Franchini, P., Jiggins, C.D., Jones, F.C., Lindholm, A.K., Lucek, K., Maan, M.E., Marques, D.A., Martin, S.H., Matthews, B., Meier, J.I., Most, M., Nachman, M.W., Nonaka, E., Rennison, D.J., Schwarzer, J., Watson, E.T., Westram, A.M., and Widmer, A. Genomics and the origin of species. Nature Reviews Genetics, 15:176-192.

8. Vines, T.H., Albert, A.Y.K., Andrew, R.L., Debarre, F., Bock, D.G., Franklin, M.T., Gilbert, K.J., Moore, J.-S., Renaut, S., and Rennison, D.J. The availability of research data declines rapidly with article age. Current Biology, 24:1-4.


7. Vines, T.H., Andrew, R.L., Bock, D.G., Franklin, M.T., Gilbert, K.J., Kane, N.C., Moore, J.-S., Moyers, B.T., Renaut, S., Rennison, D.J., Veen, T., and Yeaman, S. Mandated archiving greatly improves access to research data. FASEB J, 27.


6. Rennison, D.J., Owens, G.L., and Taylor, J.S. Opsin gene duplication and divergence in ray-finned fish. Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution, 62:986-1008.

5. Owens, G.L., Rennison, D.J., Allision, W.T., and Taylor, J.S. In the four-eyed fish (Anableps anableps), the regions of the retina exposed to aquatic and aerial light do not express the same set of opsin genes. Biology Letters, 8:86-89.

4. Gilbert, K.J., Andrew, R.L., Bock, D.G., Franklin, M.T., Kane, N.C., Moore, J.-S., Moyers, B.T., Renaut, S., Rennison, D.J., Veen, T., and Vines, T.H. Recommendations for utilizing and reporting population genetic analysis: the reproducibility of genetic clustering using the program STRUCTRE. Molecular Ecology, 21:4925-4930.


3. Rennison, D.J., Owens, G.L., Allison, W.T., and Taylor, J.S. Intra-retinal variation of opsin gene expression in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Journal of Experimental Biology, 214:3248-3254.


2. Windsor, D.J., and Owens, G.L. The opsin repertoire of Jenynsia onca: A new perspective on gene duplication and divergence in livebearers. BMC Research Notes, 2:159.

1. Owens, G.L., Windsor, D.J., Mui, J., and Taylor, J.S. A fish eye out of water: Ten visual opsins in the four-eyed fish, Anableps, anableps. PLoS One, 4:e5970.

Submitted or in Revision Manuscripts

Rennison, D.J., and Peichel, C.L. Intermediate levels of pleiotropy facilitate parallel adaptation in sticklebacks. In Review PNAS.

Härer, A., Bolnick, D.I. and Rennison, D.J. The genomic signature of trophic divergence along the benthic-limnetic axis in allopatric and sympatric threespine stickleback. In Review Molecular Ecology.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Rennison, D.J., Veen, T., Owens, G.L., and Schluter, D. Biodiversity with gene flow.