Journal papers

In press

  • Rekdal SL, Anmarkrud JA, Johnsen A, Lifjeld JT (2017) Genotyping strategy matters when analyzing hypervariable MHC - experience from a passerine bird. Ecology and Evolution (in press).


  • Anmarkrud JA, Lifjeld JT (2017) Complete mitochondrial genomes of eleven extinct or possibly extinct bird species. Molecular Ecology Resources 17:334-341. Abstract
  • Boumans L, Hogner S, Brittain J, Johnsen A (2017) Ecological speciation by temporal isolation in a populationof the stonefly Leuctra hippopus (Plecoptera, Leuctridae). Ecology and Evolution 7: 1635-1649. Open Access
  • Johnsen A, Kearns AM, Omland KE, Anmarkrud JA (2017) Sequencing of the complete mitochondrial genome of the common raven Corvus corax (Aves: Corvidae) confirms mitogenome-wide deep lineages and a paraphyletic relationship with the Chihuahuan raven C. cryptoleucus. PLoS ONE 12(10): e0187316. Open Access.
  • Johnsen A, Pauliny A, Lifjeld JT, Blomqvist D (2017) Is telomere length associated with mate choice in a songbird with a high rate of extra-pair paternity? PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182446. Open Access.
  • Marki PZ, Jønsson KA, Irestedt M, Nguyen JMT, Rahbek C, Fjeldså J (2017) Supermatrix phylogeny and biogeography of the Australasian Meliphagides radiation (Aves: Passeriformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107:516-529. Abstract
  • Pritchard VL, Viitaniemi HM, McCairns RJS, Merilä J, Nikinmaa M, Primmer CR, Leder EH (2017) Regulatory architecture of gene expression variation in the threespine stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 7:165-178. Open Access
  • Støstad HN, Aldwinckle P, Allan A, Arnold KE (2017) Foraging on human-derived foods by urban bird species. Bird Study 64: 178-186. Abstract
  • Svensson O, Gräns J, Celander MC, Havenhand J, Leder EH, Lindström K, Schöld S, van Oosterhout C, Kvarnemo C (2017) Immigrant reproductive dysfunction facilitates ecological speciation. Evolution 71: 2510-2521. Abstract
  • Taugbøl A, Mazzarella AB, Cramer ERA, Laskemoen T (2017) Salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in threespine stickleback sperm activation. Biology Letters 13: 20170516. Abstract
  • Uusi-Heikkilä S, Sävilammi T, Leder E, Arlinghaus R, Primmer CR (2017) Rapid, broad-scale gene expression evolution in experimentally harvested fish populations. Molecular Ecology 26: 3954-3967. Abstract


  • Akbarzadeh A, Leder EH (2016) Acclimation of killifish to thermal extremes of hot spring: Transcription of gonadal and liver heat shock genes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 191:89-97. Abstract

  • Cramer ERA, Ålund M, McFarlane SE, Johnsen A, Qvarnström A (2016) Females discriminate against heterospecific sperm in a natural hybrid zone. Evolution 70: 1844-1855. Abstract

  • Cramer ERA, Stensrud E, Marthinsen G, Hogner S, Johannessen LE, Laskemoen T, Eybert MC, Slagsvold T, Lifjeld JT, Johnsen A (2016) Sperm performance in conspecific and heterospecific female fluid. Ecology and Evolution 6: 1363-1377. Open Access.

  • Eroukhmanoff F, Rowe M, Cramer ERA, Haas F, Hermansen JS, Runemark A, Johnsen A, Sætre G-P (2016) Experimental evidence for ovarian hypofunction in sparrow hybrids. Avian Research 7:3. Open Access.

  • Gohli J, Lifjeld JT, Albrecht T (2016) Migration distance is positively associated with sex-linked genetic diversity in passerine birds. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 28: 42-52. Abstract

  • Kennedy JD, Borregaard MK, Jønsson KA, Marki PZ, Fjeldså J, Rahbek C (2016) The influence of wing morphology upon the dispersal, geographical distributions and diversification of the Corvides (Aves; Passeriformes). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283:20161922. Abstract

  • Lemoine M, Lucek K, Perrier C, Saladin V, Adriaensen F, Barba E, Belda EJ, Charmantier A, Cichoń M, Eeva T, Grégoire A, Hinde CA, Johnsen A, Komdeur J, Mänd R, Matthysen E, Norte AC, Pitala N, Sheldon BC, Slagsvold T, Tinbergen JM, Török J, Ubels R, van Oers K, Visser ME, Doligez B, Richner H (2016) Low but contrasting neutral genetic differentiation shaped by winter temperature in European great tits. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 668-685. Abstract

  • Lifjeld JT, Anmarkrud JA, Calabuig P, Cooper JEJ, Johannessen LE, Johnsen A, Kearns AM, Lachlan RF, Laskemoen T, Marthinsen G, Stensrud E, Garcia-del-Rey E (2016) Species-level divergences in multiple functional traits between the two endemic subspecies of Blue Chaffinches Fringilla teydea in Canary Islands. BMC Zoology 1: 4. Open Access.

  • Marki PZ, Sam K, Koane B, Kristensen JB, Kennedy JD, Jønsson KA (2016) New and noteworthy bird records from the Mt. Wilhelm elevational gradient, Papua New Guinea. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 136:263-271

  • Mutanen M, Kivelä SM, Vos RA, Doorenweerd C, Ratnasingham S, Hausmann A, Huemer P, Dincă V, van Nieukerken EJ, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Vila R, Aarvik L, Decaëns T, Efetov KA, Hebert PDN, Johnsen A, Karsholt O, Pentinsaari M, Rougerie R, Segerer A, Tarmann G, Zahiri R, Godfray HCJ (2016) Species-Level Para- and Polyphyly in DNA Barcode Gene Trees: Strong Operational Bias in European Lepidoptera. Systematic Biology 65:1024-1040. Abstract.

  • Omotoriogun TC, Albrecht T, Horak D, Laskemoen T, Ottosson U, Rowe M, Sedlacek O, Lifjeld JT (2016) Sperm size evolution in African greenbuls (Passeriformes: Pycnonotidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117: 337-349. Abstract

  • Omotoriogun, TC, Laskemoen T, Rowe M, Albrecht T, Bowie RCK, Sedlacek O, Horak D, Ottosson U, Lifjeld JT (2016) Variation in sperm morphology among Afrotropical sunbirds. Ibis 158: 155-166. Abstract

  • Prokkola JM, Katsiadaki I, Sebire M, Elphinstone-Davis J, Pausio S, Nikinmaa M, Leder EH (2016) Microarray analysis of di-n-butyl phthalate and 17α ethinyl-oestradiol responses in three-spined stickleback testes reveals novel candidate genes for endocrine disruption. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 124:96-104. Abstract

  • Sinding M-HS, Tervo OM, Grønnow B, Gulløv HC, Toft PA, Bachmann L, Fietz K, Rekdal SL, Christoffersen MF, Heide-Jørgensen MP, Olsen MT, Foote AD (2016) Sex determination of baleen whale artefacts: Implications for ancient DNA use in zooarchaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 10:345-349. Abstract

  • Støstad HN, Rekdal SL, Kleven O, Laskemoen T, Marthinsen G, Johnsen A, Lifjeld JT (2016) Weak geographical structure in sperm morphology across the range of two willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus subspecies in Scandinavia. Journal of Avian Biology 47: 731-741. Abstract

  • Supriya K, Rowe M, Laskemoen T, Mohan D, Price TD, Lifjeld JT (2016) Early diversification of sperm size in the evolutionary history of old world leaf warblers (Phylloscopidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 777-789. Abstract


  • Boumans L, Johnsen A (2015) Stonefly duets: vibrational sexual mimicry can explain complex patterns. Journal of Ethology 33: 87-107. Abstract

  • Cramer ERA, Laskemoen T, Stensrud E, Rowe M, Haas F, Lifjeld JT, Sætre GP, Johnsen A  (2015) Morphology-function relationships and repeatability in the sperm of Passer sparrows. Journal of Morphology 276: 370-377. Abstract

  • Dale S, Lifjeld JT, Rowe M (2015) Commonness and ecology, but not bigger brains, predict urban living in birds. BMC Ecology 15:12. Open access.

  • Hogner S, Riera AB, Wold M, Lifjeld JT, Johnsen A (2015) Intergeneric hybridization between Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus and Whinchat Saxicola rubetra revealed by molecular analyses. Journal of Ornithology 156: 829-836. Abstract

  • Gohli J, Leder EH, Garcia-del-Rey E, Johannessen LE, Johnsen A, Laskemoen T, Popp M, Lifjeld JT (2015) The evolutionary history of Afrocanarian blue tits inferred from genomewide SNPs. Molecular Ecology 24: 180-191. Abstract

  • Kearns AM, White LC, Austin JJ, Omland KE (2015) Distinctiveness of Pacific Robin subspecies in Vanuatu revealed from disparate patterns of sexual dichromatism, plumage colouration, morphometrics and ancient DNA. Emu 115: 89-98. Abstract

  • Lifjeld JT (2015) When taxonomy meets genomics: lessons from a common songbird. Molecular Ecology 24: 2901-2903. Abstract

  • Rowe M, Albrecht T, Cramer ERA, Johnsen A, Laskemoen T, Weir JT, Lifjeld JT (2015) Postcopulatory sexual selection is associated with accelerated evolution of sperm morphology. Evolution 69: 1044-1052. Abstract

  • Rowe M, Griffith SC, Hofgaard A, Lifjeld JT (2015) Subspecific variation in sperm morphology and performance in the Long-tailed Finch (Poephila acuticauda). Avian Research 6:23. Open Access.

  • Rowe M, Pierson KL, McGraw KJ (2015) Exploratory behavior is associated with plasma carotenoid accumulation in two congeneric species of waterfowl. Behavioral Processes 115: 181-190. Abstract

  • Svoboda A, Marthinsen G, Pavel V, Chutny B, Turčoková L, Lifjeld JT, Johnsen A (2015) Blood parasite prevalence in the Bluethroat is associated with subspecies and breeding habitat. Journal of Ornithology 156: 371-380. Abstract 


  • Anttila K, Couturier CS, Øverli Ø, Johnsen A, Marthinsen G, Nilsson GE, Farrell AP (2014) Atlantic salmon show capability for cardiac acclimation to warm temperatures. Nature Communications 5: 4252. Abstract

  • Boumans L, Johnsen A (2014) Species-specific communication bars interspecific mating between syntopic species of Zwicknia stoneflies (Plecoptera: Capniidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113: 969-980. Abstract

  • Cramer ERA, Laskemoen T, Eroukhmanoff F, Haas F, Hermansen JS, Lifjeld JT, Rowe M, Sætre G-P, Johnsen A (2014) Testing a post-copulatory pre-zygotic reproductive barrier in a passerine species pair. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 1133-1144. Abstract

  • Johnsen A, Brabrand Å, Anmarkrud JA, Bjørnstad G, Pavels H, Saltveit SJ (2014) Impact of human-induced environmental changes on genetic structure and variability in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salarFisheries Management and Ecology 21: 32-41. Abstract

  • Kearns AM, Joseph L, Toon A, Cook LG (2014) Australia's arid-adapted butcherbirds experienced range expansions during Pleistocene glacial maxima. Nature Communications 5: 3994. Abstract

  • Larson KW, Liedvogel M, Addison B, Kleven O, Laskemoen T, Lifjeld JT, Lundberg M, Åkesson S, Bensch S (2014) Allelic variation in a willow warbler genomic region is associated with climate clines. PLoS ONE 9(5): e95252. Open Access

  • Wojczulanis-Jakubas K, Kilikowska A, Harding AMA, Jakubas D, Karnovsky NJ, Steen H, Strøm H, Welcker J, Gavrilo M, Lifjeld JT, Johnsen A (2014) Weak population genetic differentiation in the most numerous Arctic seabird, the little auk. Polar Biology 37: 621-630. Open Access


  • Adeyanju TA, Adeyanju TE, Omotoriogun TC (2013) Extended breeding in a nest of Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus on residential premises. Malimbus 35: 131-138. 

  • Albrecht T, Kleven O, Kreisinger J, Laskemoen T, Omotoriogun TC, Ottosson U, Reif J, Sedlacek O, Horak D, Robertson RJ, Lifjeld JT (2013) Sperm competition in tropical versus temperate zone birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 280: 20122434. Abstract

  • Cramer ERA (2013) Measuring consistency: spectrogram cross correlation versus targeted acoustic parameters. Bioacoustics 22: 247-257.​ Abstract
  • Cramer ERA (2013) Vocal deviation and trill consistency do not affect male response to playback in house wrens. Behavioral Ecology 24: 412-420. Abstract

  • Cramer ERA (2013) Physically challenging song traits, male quality, and reproductive success in house wrens. PLoS ONE 8:e59208. Open Access

  • Cramer ERA, Laskemoen T, Kleven O, LaBarbera K, Lovette IJ, Lifjeld JT (2013) No evidence that sperm morphology predicts paternity success in wild house wrens. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 1845-1853. Abstract
  • Cramer ERA, Laskemoen T, Kleven O, Lifjeld JT (2013) Sperm length variation in House Wrens Troglodytes aedonJournal of Ornithology 154: 129-138. Abstract

  • Garcia-del-Rey E, Marthinsen G, Calabuig P, Estévez L, Johannessen LE, Johnsen A, Laskemoen T, Lifjeld JT (2013) Reduced genetic diversity and sperm motility in the endangered Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch Fringilla teydea polatzekiJournal of Ornithology 154: 761-768. Abstract

  • Gohli J, Anmarkrud JA, Johnsen A, Kleven O, Borge T, Lifjeld JT (2013) Female promiscuity is positively associated with neutral and selected genetic diversity in passerine birds. Evolution 67: 1406-1419. Abstract

  • Hermosell IG, Laskemoen T, Rowe M, Møller AP, Mousseau TA, Albrecht T, Lifjeld JT (2013) Patterns of sperm damage in Chernobyl passerine birds suggest a trade-off between sperm length and integrity. Biology Letters 9: 20130530. Abstract
  • Hogner S, Laskemoen T, Lifjeld JT, Pavel V, Chutny B, Garcia J, Eybert MC, Matsyna E, Johnsen A (2013) Rapid sperm evolution in the bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) subspecies complex. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 1205-1217. Abstract

  • Kvie KS, Hogner S, Aarvik L, Lifjeld JT, Johnsen A (2013) Deep sympatric mtDNA divergence in the autumnal moth (Epirrita autumnata). Ecology and Evolution 3: 126-144. Open Access

  • Laskemoen T, Albrecht T, Bonisoli-Alquati A, Cepak J, de Lope F, Hermosell IG, Johannessen LE, Kleven O, Marzal A, Mousseau TA, Møller AP, Robertson RJ, Rudolfsen G, Saino N, Vortman Y, Lifjeld JT (2013) Variation in sperm morphometry and sperm competition among barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) populations. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 301-309. Abstract

  • Laskemoen T, Kleven O, Johannessen LE, Fossøy F, Robertson RJ, Lifjeld JT (2013) Repeatability of sperm size and motility within and between seasons in Barn Swallows Hirundo rusticaJournal of Ornithology 154: 955-963. Abstract
  • Lifjeld JT, Gohli J, Johnsen A (2013) Promiscuity, sexual selection and genetic diversity: a reply to Spurgin. Evolution 67: 3073-3074. Abstract

  • Lifjeld JT, Hoenen A, Johannessen LE, Laskemoen T, Lopes RJ, Rodrigues P, Rowe M (2013) The Azores bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina) has the same unusual and size-variable sperm morphology as the Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 677-687. Abstract

  • Mettler R, Schaefer HM, Chernetsov N, Fiedler W, Hobson KA, Ilieva M, Imhof E, Johnsen A, Renner SC, Rolshausen G, Serrano D, Wesołowski T, Segelbacher G (2013) Contrasting patterns of genetic differentiation among blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) with divergent migratory orientations in Europe. PLoS ONE 8:e81365. Open Access.

  • Øigarden T, Lifjeld JT (2013) Primary sex ratios vary with clutch size in the size-dimorphic White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclusJournal of Ornithology 154: 91-97. Abstract

  • Omotoriogun TC, Temidayo O, Adeyanju TA, Ottosson U, Lifjeld JT (2013) First photographs of Grey Ground Thrush Zoothera princei for Nigeria, from Omo Forest Reserve. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 20: 208-209. 
  • Otterbeck A, Dale S, Lindén A, Marthinsen G (2013) A male Reed Warbler and Marsh Warbler hybrid (Acrocephalus scirpaceus x A. palustris) in Norway documented with molecular methods. Ornis Norvegica 36: 6-13. Open Access

  • Rowe M, Czirják GA, Lifjeld JT, Giraudeau M (2013) Lysozyme-associated bactericidal activity in the ejaculate of a wild passerine. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109: 92-100. Abstract

  • Rowe M, Laskemoen T, Johnsen A, Lifjeld JT (2013) Evolution of sperm structure and energetics in passerine birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 280: 20122616. Abstract

  • Rowe M, Pruett-Jones S (2013) Extra-pair paternity, sperm competition and their evolutionary consequences in the Maluridae. Emu 113:218-231. Abstract

  • Slagsvold T, Kleiven KW, Eriksen A, Johannessen LE (2013) Vertical and horizontal transmission of nest site preferences in titmice. Animal Behaviour 85: 323-328. Abstract

  • Tourmente M, Rowe M, Gonzalez-Barroso MM, Rial E, Gomendio M, Roldan, ERS (2013) Postcopulatory sexual selection enhances ATP content in rodent spermatozoa. Evolution 67: 1838-1846. Abstract

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