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

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.

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.

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.