The best, current list of publications from the lab may be available on Google Scholar or on Sam's ResearchGate website.

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  1. Smith, C. C. R., Flaxman, S. M., Scordato, E. S. C., Kane, N. C., Hund, A. K., Sheta, B. M., & Safran, R. J. (2018). Demographic inference in barn swallows using whole-genome data shows signal for bottleneck and subspecies differentiation during the Holocene. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 27(21), 4200-4212. doi:10.1111/mec.14854
  2. Schilling, M. P., Mullen, S. P., Kronforst, M., Safran, R. J., Nosil, P., Feder, J. L., . . . Flaxman, S. M. (2018). Transitions from Single- to Multi-Locus Processes during Speciation with Gene Flow. GENES, 9(6), 26 pages. doi:10.3390/genes9060274 [open access]
  3. Orlofske, S. A., Flaxman, S. M., Joseph, M. B., Fenton, A., Melbourne, B. A., & Johnson, P. T. J. (2018). Experimental investigation of alternative transmission functions: Quantitative evidence for the importance of nonlinear transmission dynamics in host-parasite systems. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, 87(3), 703-715. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12783
  4. Feder, J. L., Nosil, P., Gompert, Z., Flaxman, S. M., & Schilling, M. P. (2017). Barnacles, barrier loci and the systematic building of species. JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 30(8), 1494-1497. doi:10.1111/jeb.13105
  5. Nosil, P., Feder, J. L., Flaxman, S. M., & Gompert, Z. (2017). Tipping points in the dynamics of speciation. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 1(2), 8 pages. doi:10.1038/s41559-016-0001
  6. MELBOURNE, B. A., Orlofske, S. A., Flaxman, S., Joseph, M. B., Fenton, A., & Johnson, P. T. J. (2017). Data from: Experimental investigation of alternative transmission functions: quantitative evidence for the importance of non-linear transmission dynamics in host-parasite systems.. doi:10.5061/dryad.1pk42
  7. McCreery, H. F., Correll, N., Breed, M. D., & Flaxman, S. (2016). Consensus or Deadlock? Consequences of Simple Behavioral Rules for Coordination in Group Decisions. PLOS ONE, 11(9), 20 pages. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162768
  8. Safran, R. J., Scordato, E. S. C., Wilkins, M. R., Hubbard, J. K., Jenkins, B. R., Albrecht, T., . . . Kane, N. C. (2016). Genome-wide differentiation in closely related populations: the roles of selection and geographic isolation. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 25(16), 3865-3883. doi:10.1111/mec.13740
  9. Safran, R. J., Scordato, E. S. C., Wilkins, M. R., Hubbard, J. K., Jenkins, B. R., Albrecht, T., . . . Kane, N. C. (2016). Genome-wide differentiation in closely related populations: the roles of selection and geographic isolation.. Mol Ecol, 25(16), 3865-3883. doi:10.1111/mec.13740
  10. Cook, C. N., Kaspar, R. E., Flaxman, S. M., & Breed, M. D. (2016). Rapidly changing environment modulates the thermoregulatory fanning response in honeybee groups. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 115, 237-243. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.03.014
  11. Comeault, A. A., Flaxman, S. M., Riesch, R., Curran, E., Soria-Carrasco, V., Gompert, Z., . . . Nosil, P. (2015). Selection on a Genetic Polymorphism Counteracts Ecological Speciation in a Stick Insect. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 25(15), 1975-1981. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.05.058
  12. Feder, J. L., Nosil, P., Wacholder, A. C., Egan, S. P., Berlocher, S. H., & Flaxman, S. M. (2014). Genome-Wide Congealing and Rapid Transitions across the Speciation Continuum during Speciation with Gene Flow.. J Hered, 105(S1), 810-820. doi:10.1093/jhered/esu038
  13. Mendelson, T. C., Martin, M. D., & Flaxman, S. M. (2014). Mutation-order divergence by sexual selection: diversification of sexual signals in similar environments as a first step in speciation. ECOLOGY LETTERS, 17(9), 1053-1066. doi:10.1111/ele.12313
  14. Flaxman, S. M., Wacholder, A. C., Feder, J. L., & Nosil, P. (2014). Theoretical models of the influence of genomic architecture on the dynamics of speciation. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 23(16), 4074-4088. doi:10.1111/mec.12750
  15. Feder, J. L., Nosil, P., Wacholder, A. C., Egan, S. P., Berlocher, S. H., & Flaxman, S. M. (2014). Genome-Wide Congealing and Rapid Transitions across the Speciation Continuum during Speciation with Gene Flow. JOURNAL OF HEREDITY, 105, 810-820. doi:10.1093/jhered/esu038
  16. Feder, J. L., Nosil, P., & Flaxman, S. M. (2014). Assessing when chromosomal rearrangements affect the dynamics of speciation: implications from computer simulations. FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, 5, 14 pages. doi:10.3389/fgene.2014.00295
  17. Flaxman, S. M. (2013). Surfing downhill: when should population range expansion be characterized by reductions in fitness?. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 22(24), 5963-5965. doi:10.1111/mec.12564
  18. Williams, A. C., Flaherty, S. E., & Flaxman, S. M. (2013). Quantitative tests of multitrophic ideal free distribution theory. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 86(3), 577-586. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.06.013
  19. Flaxman, S. M., Feder, J. L., & Nosil, P. (2013). GENETIC HITCHHIKING AND THE DYNAMIC BUILDUP OF GENOMIC DIVERGENCE DURING SPECIATION WITH GENE FLOW. EVOLUTION, 67(9), 2577-2591. doi:10.1111/evo.12055
  20. Feder, J. L., Flaxman, S. M., Egan, S. P., & Nosil, P. (2013). Hybridization and the build-up of genomic divergence during speciation. JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 26(2), 261-266. doi:10.1111/jeb.12009
  21. Flaxman, S. M., Feder, J. L., & Nosil, P. (2012). Spatially explicit models of divergence and genome hitchhiking. JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 25(12), 2633-2650. doi:10.1111/jeb.12013
  22. Feder, J. L., Flaxman, S. M., Egan, S. P., Comeault, A. A., & Nosil, P. (2013). Geographic Mode of Speciation and Genomic Divergence. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND SYSTEMATICS, VOL 44, 44, 73-97. doi:10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110512-135825
  23. Galanthay, T. E., & Flaxman, S. M. (2012). Generalized Movement Strategies for Constrained Consumers: Ignoring Fitness Can Be Adaptive. AMERICAN NATURALIST, 179(4), 475-489. doi:10.1086/664625
  24. Williams, A. C., & Flaxman, S. M. (2012). Can predators assess the quality of their prey's resource?. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 83(4), 883-890. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.01.008
  25. Safran, R. J., Flaxman, S. M., Kopp, M., Irwin, D. E., Briggs, D., Evans, M. R., . . . Seddon, N. (2012). A robust new metric of phenotypic distance to estimate and compare multiple trait differences among populations. CURRENT ZOOLOGY, 58(3), 426-439. doi:10.1093/czoolo/58.3.426
  26. Flaxman, S. M., Lou, Y., & Meyer, F. G. (2011). Evolutionary ecology of movement by predators and prey. THEORETICAL ECOLOGY, 4(2), 255-267. doi:10.1007/s12080-011-0120-6
  27. Nosil, P., & Flaxman, S. M. (2011). Conditions for mutation-order speciation. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 278(1704), 399-407. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1215
  28. Flaxman, S. M., & Lou, Y. (2009). Tracking prey or tracking the prey's resource? Mechanisms of movement and optimal habitat selection by predators. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, 256(2), 187-200. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2008.09.024
  29. Brennan, B. J., Flaxman, S. M., & Alonzo, S. H. (2008). Female alternative reproductive behaviors: The effect of female group size on mate assessment and copying. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, 253(3), 561-569. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2008.04.003
  30. Flaxman, S. M., & Sherman, P. W. (2008). Morning sickness: Adaptive cause or nonadaptive consequence of embryo viability?. AMERICAN NATURALIST, 172(1), 54-62. doi:10.1086/588081
  31. Safran, R. J., Doerr, V. A. J., Sherman, P. W., Doerr, E. D., Flaxman, S. M., & Winkler, D. W. (2007). Group breeding in vertebrates: linking individual- and population-level approaches. EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY RESEARCH, 9(7), 1163-1185.
  32. Flaxman, S. M., & deRoos, C. A. (2007). Different modes of resource variation provide a critical test of ideal free distribution models. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 61(6), 877-886. doi:10.1007/s00265-006-0316-8
  33. Flaxman, S. M., & Reeve, H. K. (2006). Putting competition strategies into ideal free distribution models: Habitat selection as a tug of war. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, 243(4), 587-593. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2006.07.012
  34. Flaxman, S. M., & Sherman, P. W. (2002). Is morning sickness maladaptive?. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 17(8), 359. doi:10.1016/S0169-5347(02)02557-0
    Sherman, P. W., & Flaxman, S. M. (2002). Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy in an evolutionary perspective. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Vol. 186 (pp. S190-S197). BETHESDA, MARYLAND: MOSBY, INC. doi:10.1067/mob.2002.122593
  35. Sherman, P. W., & Flaxman, S. M. (2001). Protecting ourselves from food. AMERICAN SCIENTIST, 89(2), 142-151. doi:10.1511/2001.18.730
    Flaxman, S. M., & Sherman, P. W. (2000). Morning sickness: A mechanism for protecting mother and embryo. QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY, 75(2), 113-148. doi:10.1086/393377