Christopher Wheat

FD, Lecturer, Zoologiska institutionen: Populationsgenetik

Contact

Division: Zoologiska institutionen: Populationsgenetik
Phone: +46 8 16 40 20
Email: chris.wheat@zoologi.su.se
Personal web site:
http://www.christopherwheat.net

Fax: +46 8 15 40 41
Visiting address: Svante Arrheniusväg 18b
Room: D 551

Postal address:
Stockholm University
Zoologiska institutionen: Populationsgenetik
106 91 Stockholm

Christopher Wheat

Ecological and Evolutionary Functional Genomics

Research interests

In my group, research is focused on finding and studying the genetic variation causing performance and fitness variation in natural populations, as well as putting this into an evolutionary context. We use whatever tools we can to address a given quesition, from butterfly nets to genomes.

Publications

Refereed

Aaron B. A. Shafer, Jochen B. W. Wolf, Paulo C. Alves, Linnea Bergstrom, Michael W. Bruford, Ioana Brannstrom, Guy Colling, Love Dalen, Luc De Meester, Robert Ekblom, Katie D. Fawcett, Simone Fior, Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Jason A. Hill, A. Rus Hoezel, Jacob Hoglund, Evelyn L. Jensen, Johannes Krause, Torsten N. Kristensen, Michael Kruetzen, John K. McKay, Anita J. Norman, Rob Ogden, E. Martin Osterling, N. Joop Ouborg, John Piccolo, Danijela Popovic, Craig R. Primmer, Floyd A. Reed, Marie Roumet, Jordi Salmona, Tamara Schenekar, Michael K. Schwartz, Gernot Segelbacher, Helen Senn, Jens Thaulow, Mia Valtonen, Andrew Veale, Philippine Vergeer, Nagarjun Vijay, Caries Vila, Matthias Weissensteiner, Lovisa Wennerström, Christopher W. Wheat, Piotr Zielinski. 2015. Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30: 78-87.

Patrick P. Edger, Hanna M. Heidel-Fischer, Michael Bekaert, Jadranka Rota, Gernot Gloeckner, Adrian E. Platts, David G. Heckel, Joshua P. Der, Eric K. Wafula, Michelle Tang, Johannes A. Hofberger, Ann Smithson, Jocelyn C. Hall, Matthieu Blanchette, Thomas E. Bureau, Stephen I. Wright, Claude W. dePamphilis, M. Eric Schranz, Michael S. Barker, Gavin C. Conant, Niklas Wahlberg, Heiko Vogel, J. Chris Pires, Christopher W. Wheat. 2015. The butterfly plant arms-race escalated by gene and genome duplications. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112: 8362-8366.

Virpi Ahola, Rainer Lehtonen, Panu Somervuo, Leena Salmela, Patrik Koskinen, Pasi Rastas, Niko Valimaki, Lars Paulin, Jouni Kvist, Niklas Wahlberg, Jaakko Tanskanen, Emily A. Hornett, Laura C. Ferguson, Shiqi Luo, Zijuan Cao, Maaike A. de Jong, Anne Duplouy, Olli-Pekka Smolander, Heiko Vogel, Rajiv C. McCoy, Kui Qian, Wong Swee Chong, Qin Zhang, Freed Ahmad, Jani K. Haukka, Aruj Joshi, Jarkko Salojarvi, Christopher W. Wheat, Ewald Grosse-Wilde, Daniel Hughes, Riku Katainen, Esa Pitkanen, Johannes Ylinen, Robert M. Waterhouse, Mikko Turunen, Anna Vaharautio, Sami P. Ojanen, Alan H. Schulman, Minna Taipale, Daniel Lawson, Esko Ukkonen, Veli Makinen, Marian R. Goldsmith, Liisa Holm, Petri Auvinen, Mikko J. Frilander, Ilkka Hanski. 2014. The Glanville fritillary genome retains an ancient karyotype and reveals selective chromosomal fusions in Lepidoptera. Nature Communications 5: 4737.

Niklas Wahlberg, Jadranka Rota, Michael F. Braby, Naomi E. Pierce, Christopher W. Wheat. 2014. Revised systematics and higher classification of pierid butterflies (Lepidoptera - Pieridae) based on molecular data. Zoologica Scripta 43: 641-650.

Niklas Wahlberg, Christopher W. Wheat, Carlos Pena. 2013. Timing and Patterns in the Taxonomic Diversification of Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths). PLoS ONE 8: e80875.

Maria de la Paz Celorio-Mancera, Christopher W. Wheat, Heiko Vogel, Lina Söderlind, Niklas Janz, Sören Nylin. 2013. Mechanisms of macroevolution - polyphagous plasticity in butterfly larvae revealed by RNA-Seq. Molecular Ecology 22: 4884-4895.

Christopher W. Wheat, Niklas Wahlberg. 2013. Critiquing blind dating - the dangers of over-confident date estimates in comparative genomics. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28: 636-642.

Christopher W. Wheat, Niklas Wahlberg. 2013. Phylogenomic Insights into the Cambrian Explosion, the Colonization of Land and the Evolution of Flight in Arthropoda. Systematic Biology 62: 93-109.