Peer-Reviewed Publications


31. Santangelo, J.S., the GLUE consortium (including Rennison, D.J), and Johnson, M.T. Global urban environmental change drives adaptation in white clover. Science 375(6586):1275-1281.

30. Rennison, D.J., and Peichel, C.L. Pleiotropy facilitates parallel adaptation in sticklebacks. Molecular Ecology 31(5):1476-1486.

29. Thompson K.A., Peichel, C.L., Rennison, D.J., McGee, M.D., Albert, A.Y.K., Vines, T.H., Greenwood, A.K., Wark, A.R., Schumer, M. and Schluter, D. Analysis of ancestry heterozygosity suggests that hybrid incompatibilities in threespine stickleback are environment dependent. PLoS Biology 20(1):e3001469.

28. Owens, G.L., Veen, T., Moxley, D.R., Rodriquez, L.A., Tobler, T. and Rennison, D.J. Parallel shifts of visual sensitivity and body colouration in replicate populations of extremophile fish. Molecular Ecology 30(2):451-463.


27. 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. Molecular Ecology, 30(2):451-463..


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

Härer, A., and Rennison, D.J. Validity of fecal sampling for characterizing temporal variation in threespine stickleback’s gut microbiota. In Review Scientific Reports

Härer, A., and Rennison, D.J. Quantifying (non)parallelism of microbial community change using multivariate vector analysis. In Review

Härer, A., & D.J. Rennison. The biogeography of microbiota diversity and implications for their hosts’ ecology and evolution. In Review

Poore, H.A., Y.E. Stuart, D.J. Rennison, M. Roesti, A.P. Hendry, D.I. Bolnick, & C.L. Peichel. Repeated genetic divergence does not underlie repeated phenotypic divergence of lake-stream stickleback. In Review Evolution.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Tsai, B., Reese, S., Thompson, K.A., Roesti, M. & Rennison, D.J. Correlated evolution of suites of traits in threespine stickleback.

Bakker, T.C.M., M. Hiermes, B. Müller, S. Martin, D.J. Rennison, & I.P. Rick. Adaptive variation in opsin expression of sticklebacks from different photic habitats.

Härer, A. & D.J. Rennison. Parallel shifts in gut microbiota composition and function across the avian, mammalian and teleost phylogenies.

Varey, L., & D.J. Rennison. Lateral plate area is a better predictor of anti-predation function than lateral plate number.

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