For an all-time updated version of my publication list and citations, please see my scholar profile, many of these papers are available through my researchgate profile.

(updated 01/12/2023)

Some publications I am particularly happy about :)

A single-author perspective on what is parallel, convergent and repeated evolution, and a conceptual framework on how to disentangle these J Cerca, 2023 Understanding natural selection and similarity: Convergent, parallel and repeated evolution

A perspective on the potential of island radiations to understand evolutionary and ecological change J Cerca, et al, 2023 Evolutionary genomics of oceanic island radiations Trends in Ecology & Evolution

I used ‘fossile transposable elements’ and orthology to separate the two genomes in a polyploid assembly J. Cerca, (24 authors), J. H. Leebens-Mack, L. Rieseberg, M. D. Martin 2022 The genomic basis of the plant island syndrome in Darwin’s giant daisies Nature Communications

A cool work combining phenotyping, ecological and genomic data to show that a trait (under selection shown elsewhere) has moved around due to hybridization W. Sowersby^, J. Cerca^, B. B. M. Wong, T. K. Lehtonen, D. G. Chapple, M. Leal-Cardín, M. Barluenga, M. Ravinet Pervasive admixture and the spread of a large-lipped form in a cichlid fish radiation Molecular Ecology ; ^ denotes co-first authorship

A benchmarking paper which substantially improves RADseq datasets J. Cerca^, M. F. Maurstad^, N. C. Rochette, A. G. Rivera-Colón, N. Rayamajhi, J. Catchen, T. H. Struck 2021 Removing the bad apples: A simple bioinformatic method to improve loci‐recovery in de novo RADseq data for non‐model organisms Methods in Ecology and Evolution; ^ - equal contribution

A paper showing the oldest cryptic species complex we know, challenging our knowledge of rates of morphological evolution J. Cerca, C. Meyer, D. Stateczny, D: Siemon, J. Wegbrod, G. Purschke, D. Dimitrov, T.H. Struck 2020 Deceleration of morphological evolution in a cryptic species complex and its link to paleontological stasis Evolution

My MSc thesis in experimental biology: we manipulated the presence of rayflorets (“petals” in Asterceae) and explored fitness and pollinator attraction J. Cerca, A. Agudo, S. Castro, A. Afonso, I. Alvarez, R. Torices 2019 Fitness benefits and costs of floral advertising traits: insights from rayed and rayless phenotypes of Anacyclus (Asteraceae) American journal of botany