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 15/01/2020)

In preparation, on bioRxiv, or submitted

  1. The genomic diversity of Spitsbergen stock bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) * manuscript in prep (co-first author)*
  2. The genome of the endangered Scalesia atractyloides sheds light on re-diploidization, leaf and shrubby habit evolution - manuscript in prep for Ecology Letters (first author)
  3. Genome and gene family evolution in spiders - manuscript circulating around co-authors, in prep for Molecular Biology and Evolution (first author)
  4. Admixture and parallel evolution in TTT-fish - in review at Molecular Ecology (co-first author)


  1. J. Cerca, A. G. Rivera-Colón, M. S. Ferreira, M. Ravinet, M. D. Nowak, J. M. Cathcen, T. H. Struck 2021 Incomplete lineage sorting and ancient admixture, and speciation without morphological change in ghost-worm cryptic species PeerJ
  2. 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
  3. J. Cerca, C. Meyer, G. Purschke, T.H. Struck 2020 Delimitation of cryptic species drastically reduces the geographical ranges of marine interstitial ghost-worms (Stygocapitella; Annelida, Sedentaria) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. J. Cerca, G. Purschke, T. H. Struck 2018 Marine connectivity dynamics: Clarifying cosmopolitan distributions of marine interstitial invertebrates and the meiofauna paradox Marine Biology
  7. T.H. Struck, J.L. Feder, M. Bendiksby, S. Birkeland, J. Cerca, V. I. Gusarov, S. Kistenich, K-H. Larsson, L.H. Liow, M.D. Nowak, B.Stedje, L. Bachmann, D. Dimitrov 2018 Finding evolutionary processess hidden in cryptic species Trends in Ecology and Evolution
  8. A. Afonso, S. Castro, J. Loureiro, L. Mota, J. Cerca de Oliveira, R. Torices 2014 The effects of achene type and germination time on plant performance in the heterocarpic Anacyclus clavatus (Asteraceae) American Journal of Botany
  9. J. Loureiro, M. Castro, J. Cerca de Oliveira, L. Mota, R. Torices 2013 Genome size variation and polyploidy incidence in the alpine flora from Spain Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid

Non Peer-reviewed (including book chapters, papers and responses)

  1. J. Cerca, A. Johnsen, T. H. Struck, L. Bachmann Naturhistoriske samlinger i den molekylære æraen: En kostbar hobby eller en bærebjelke for moderne forskning? Naturen
  2. T.H. Struck, J Cerca 2019 Cryptic Species and Their Evolutionary Significance Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, 1-93.
  3. T.H. Struck, J.L. Feder, M. Bendiksby, S. Birkeland, J. Cerca, V. I. Gusarov, S. Kistenich, K-H. Larsson, L.H. Liow, M.D. Nowak, B.Stedje, L. Bachmann, D. Dimitrov 2018 Cryptic Species – More Than Terminological Chaos: A Reply to Heethoff Trends in Ecology and Evolution
  4. S.Perkins, J. Perkins, J.C. de Oliveira, M. Castro, S. Castro, J. Loureiro 2012 Weighing in: Discovering the ploidy of hybrid elepidote rhododendrons Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias
  5. J. Loureiro, M. Castro, J. M. de Oliveira, P. Antunes, J. Canhoto, S. Castro 2012 Aplicações da Citometria de Fluxo em Horticultura Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura