Peer-Reviewed - contact me ( for PDF reprints

[60] Hausch SJ, Vamosi SM & Fox JW. 2018. Effects of intraspecific phenotypic variation on species coexistence. Ecology, in press.

[59] Lewthwaite JMM, Angert AL, Kembel SW, Goring SJ, Davies TJ, Mooers AØ, Sperling FAH, Vamosi SM, Vamosi JC Kerr JT. 2018. Canadian butterfly climate debt is significant and correlated with range size. Ecography, in press.

[58] Hausch SJ, Fox JW & Vamosi SM. 2017. Coevolution of competing Callosobruchus species does not stabilize coexistence. Ecology and Evolution 7: 6540-6548.

[57] Kremer CS, Vamosi SM & Rogers SM. 2017. Watershed characteristics shape the landscape genetics of brook stickleback (Culaea inconstans) in shallow prairie lakes. Ecology and Evolution 7: 3067-3079.

[56] Dennenmoser S, Vamosi SM, Nolte AW & Rogers SM. 2017. Adaptive genomic divergence under high gene flow between freshwater and brackish‐water ecotypes of prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) revealed by Pool‐Seq. Molecular Ecology 26: 25-42.

∫ 2015 → 2011

[55] Dennenmoser S, Nolte AW, Vamosi SM & Rogers SM. 2015. Phylogeography of the prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) in north-western North America reveals parallel phenotypic evolution across multiple coastal–inland colonizations. Journal of Biogeography 42: 1626-1638.

[54] Rezansoff AM, Crispo C, Blair, C, Cruz, E, Kitano J, Vamosi SM & Rogers SM. 2015. Toward the genetic origins of a potentially non-native population of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in Alberta. Conservation Genetics 16: 859-873.

[53] Dennenmoser S, Rogers SM & Vamosi SM. 2014. Genetic population structure in prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) reflects isolation-by-environment between two life-history ecotypes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113: 943-957.

[52] Vamosi SM & Wohlfahrt B. 2014. Community patterns in dytiscids. In: Yee DA (ed.) Ecology, Systematics, and the Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Springer, Netherlands. pp. 409-436.

[51] Vamosi SM. 2014. Phylogenetic community ecology as an approach for studying old ideas on competition in the plankton: opportunities and challenges. Journal of Limnology 73(s1): 186-192.

[50] Yee DA*, Himel E, Reiskind MH & Vamosi SM. 2014. Implications of saline concentrations for the performance and competitive interactions of the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti (Stegomyia aegypti) and Aedes albopictus (Stegomyia albopictus). Medical and Veterinary Entomology 28: 60-69.

[49] Yee DA*, O'Regan SM, Wohlfahrt B & Vamosi SM. 2013. Variation in prey-specific consumption rates and patterns of field co-occurrence for two larval predaceous diving beetles. Hydrobiologia 718: 17-25.

[48] Dennenmoser S, Nolte AW, Vamosi SM & Rogers SM. 2013. Conservation genetics of prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) at the periphery of its distribution range in Peace River, Canada. Conservation Genetics 14: 735-739.
(requires institutional access)

[47] Vamosi SM & Vamosi JC. 2012. Causes and consequences of range size variation: the influence of traits, speciation, and extinction. Frontiers of Biogeography 4(4) available online: [Perspective]

[46] Yee DA*, Juliano SA & Vamosi SM. 2012. Seasonal photoperiods alter developmental time and mass of an invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae), across its north-south range in the United States. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 825-832.

[45] Wohlfahrt B & Vamosi SM. 2012. Predation and habitat isolation influence the community composition-area relationship in dytiscid beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Community Ecology 13: 1-10.

[44] Schade D & Vamosi SM. 2012. Larval competition reduces body condition in the female seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus. Journal of Insect Science 12:35 available online:

[43] Shortt KB & Vamosi SM. 2012. A review of the biology of the weedy Siberian peashrub, Caragana arborescens, with an emphasis on its potential effects in North America. Botanical Studies 53: 1-8.

[42] Silver CA, Vamosi SM & Bayley SE. 2012. Temporary and permanent wetland macroinvertebrate communities: phylogenetic structure through time. Acta Oecologica 39: 1-10.

[41] Silver CA & Vamosi SM. 2012. Macroinvertebrate community composition of temporary prairie wetlands: a preliminary test of the effect of rotational grazing. Wetlands 32: 185-197.

[40] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2012. Zygomorphy, area, and the latitudinal biodiversity gradient in angiosperms. In: Patiny S (ed.) Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Interactions. Cambridge University Press. 320-343.

AmJBot journal cover
[39] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2011. Factors influencing diversification in angiosperms: at the crossroads of intrinsic and extrinsic traits. American Journal of Botany 98: 460-471.
(requires institutional access) | Special issue: Biodiversity

[38] Vamosi SM, den Hollander MD & Tuda M. 2011. Egg dispersion is more important than competition type for herbivores attacked by a parasitoid. Population Ecology 53: 319-326.
(requires institutional access) | Featured: Editor's Choice

∫ 2010 → 2006

[37] Rogers SM & Vamosi SM. 2010. Frozen F1's amidst a masterpiece of nature: new insights into the rare hybrid origin of gynogenesis in the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa). Molecular Ecology 19: 5086-5089. [Invited Perspective]
(requires institutional access)

[36] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2010. Key innovations within a geographical context in flowering plants: towards resolving Darwin's abominable mystery. Ecology Letters 13: 1270-1279.
(requires institutional access) | Popular press: UToday, PhysOrg, Science Daily

[35] Vamosi SM. 2010. Natural history, ecology and evolution of a remarkable adaptive radiation. Evolution 64: 1529-1531.
[Review of: Losos, J.B. 2009. Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles.]
(requires institutional access)

[34] Jones BC & Vamosi SM. 2010. Limited evidence for size-based discrimination of oviposition sites in Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchinae). eJournal of Biological Sciences 2: 31-39.

[33] Vamosi SM & Queenborough SA. 2010. Breeding systems and phylogenetic diversity of seed plants along a large-scale elevational gradient. Journal of Biogeography 37: 465-476.
(requires institutional access)

[32] Wohlfahrt B & Vamosi SM. 2009. Antagonistic selection or trait compensation? Diverse patterns of predation-induced prey mortality due to the interacting effects of prey phenotype and the environment. Evolutionary Biology 36: 386-396.
(requires institutional access)

[31] Yee DA*, Taylor S & Vamosi SM. 2009. Beetle and plant density as cues initiating dispersal in two species of adult predaceous diving beetles. Oecologia 160: 25-36.
(requires institutional access)

[30] Queenborough SA, Mazer SJ, Vamosi SM, Garwood NC, Valencia R & Freckleton RP. 2009. Seed mass, abundance, and breeding system among tropical forest species: do dioecious species exhibit compensatory reproduction or abundances? Journal of Ecology 97: 555-566.

[29] Vamosi SM, Heard SB, Vamosi JC & Webb CO. 2009. Emerging patterns in the comparative analysis of phylogenetic community structure. Molecular Ecology 18: 572-592. [Invited Review]

[28] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2008. Extinction risk escalates in the tropics. PLoS ONE 3(12): e3886.
| Open-access article online
Popular press: UToday, Calgary Herald, InTheNews, Science Daily, El Telégrafo, La Opinión, PhysOrg, e! Science News, Mongabay

[27] Vamosi SM, Mazer SJ & Cornejo F. 2008. Breeding systems and seed size in a Neotropical flora: testing evolutionary hypotheses. Ecology 89: 2461-2472.
(requires institutional access)

[26] Sikes DS, Vamosi SM, Trumbo ST, Ricketts M & Venables C. 2008. Molecular systematics and biogeography of Nicrophorus in part - the investigator species group (Coleoptera: Silphidae) using mixture model MCMC. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 646-666.
(requires institutional access)

[25] Przeczek K, Mueller C & Vamosi SM. 2008. The evolution of aposematism is accompanied by increased diversification. Integrative Zoology 3: 149-156.

[24] Vamosi SM & Lesack TL. 2007. Direct effects of larval competition on development time and fecundity in seed beetles. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 1131-1143.
(requires institutional access)

[23] Wohlfahrt B, Mikolajewski DJ, Joop G & Vamosi SM. 2007. Ontogenetic changes in the association between antipredator responses and growth variables. Ecological Entomology 32: 567-574.
(requires institutional access)

[22] Vamosi SM, Naydani CJ & Vamosi JC. 2007. Body size and species richness along geographical gradients in Albertan diving beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) communities. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 443-449.
(requires institutional access) | Supplementary data

[21] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2007. Body size, rarity, and phylogenetic community structure: insights from diving beetle assemblages of Alberta. Diversity and Distributions 13: 1-10.
(requires institutional access)

[20] Vamosi SM. 2006. A reconsideration of the reproductive biology of the Atlantic forest in the Volta Velha Reserve. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 1417-1424.
(requires institutional access) | Reprinted in: Forest Diversity and Management (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 2)

[19] Vamosi JC, Vamosi SM & Barrett SCH. 2006. Sex in advertising: dioecy alters the net benefits of attractiveness in Sagittaria latifolia (Alismataceae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 273: 2401-2407.
(requires institutional access)

AZS 2006 journal cover
[18] Vamosi SM. 2006. Contemporary evolution of armour and body size in a recently introduced population of threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52: 483-490.

[17] Colgoni A & Vamosi SM. 2006. Sexual dimorphism and allometry in two seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Entomological Science 9: 171-179.
(requires institutional access)

∫ 2005 → 2001

[16] Vamosi SM. 2005. Interactive effects of larval host and competition on adult fitness: an experimental test with seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Functional Ecology 19: 859-864.

[15] Vamosi SM. 2005. On the role of enemies in divergence and diversification of prey: a review and synthesis. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 894-910. [Invited Review]
| Introduction by DW Morris

[14] Vamosi SM & Vamosi JC. 2005. Endless tests: guidelines for analysing non-nested sister-group comparisons. Evolutionary Ecology Research 7: 567-579.

[13] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2005. Present day risk of extinction may exacerbate the lower species richness of dioecious clades. Diversity and Distributions 11: 25-32.
(requires institutional access)

[12] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2004. The role of diversification in causing the correlates of dioecy. Evolution 58: 723-731.

[11] Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 2004. Character shifts in the defensive armor of sympatric sticklebacks. Evolution 58: 376-385.

[10] Rundle HD, Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 2003. Experimental test of predation's effect on divergent selection during character displacement in sticklebacks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 100: 14943-14948.

[9] Vamosi SM. 2003. The presence of other fish species affects speciation in threespine sticklebacks. Evolutionary Ecology Research 5: 717-730.

[8] Vamosi SM. 2002. Predation sharpens the adaptive peaks: survival trade-offs in sympatric sticklebacks. Annales Zoologici Fennici 39: 237-248.

ProcB 2002 journal cover
[7] Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 2002. Impacts of trout predation on fitness of sympatric sticklebacks and their hybrids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269: 923-930.

∫ 2000 & earlier

[6] Hendry AP, Vamosi SM, Latham SJ, Heilbuth JC & Day T. 2000. Questioning species realities. Conservation Genetics 1: 67-76.

[5] Vamosi SM, Hatfield T & Schluter D. 2000. A test of ecological selection against young-of-the-year hybrids of sympatric sticklebacks. Journal of Fish Biology 57: 109-121.

[4] Mooers AØ, Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 1999. Using phylogenies to test macroevolutionary hypotheses of trait evolution in cranes (Gruinae). American Naturalist 154: 249-259.

[3] Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 1999. Sexual selection against hybrids between sympatric sticklebacks: evidence from a field experiment. Evolution 53: 874-880.
| TREE News & Comment

[2] Rundle HD & Vamosi SM. 1996. Selection may be strongest when resources are scarce: a comment on Wilson. Evolutionary Ecology 10: 559-563.
(hi res) | (lo res)

[1] Fryxell JM, Vamosi SM, Walton RA & Doucet CM. 1994. Diet mixing and the functional response of beavers. Oikos 71: 207-214.


Rubidge EM, Burton AC & Vamosi SM. 2012. Biodiversity: past, present and future. Biology Letters 8: 3-5. [Meeting Report]

Vamosi SM. 2007. Endless tests: guidelines for analysing non-nested sister-group comparisons. An addendum. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 717.
(requires institutional access)

Scott EC, ... Vamosi SM et al. 2004. The morphology of Steve. Annals of Improbable Research 10(4): 24-29.

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