Peer-reviewed Publications


Koch E*, Schweizer RM*, Schweizer TM, Stahler D, Smith D, Wayne RK, Novembre J. (2019). De novo mutation rate estimation in a pedigreed wolf population. Molecular Biology and Evolution. *denotes that authors contributed equally to this work. Abstract, PDF.

Nelson T, Jones MR, Velotta JP, Dhawanjewar A, Schweizer RM. (2019). UNVEILing connections between genotype, phenotype, and fitness in natural populations. Molecular Ecology, 28: 1866–1876. Abstract, PDF.

Hendricks SA, Schweizer RM, Wayne RK (2019). Conservation genomics illuminates the adaptive uniqueness of North American gray wolves. Conservation Genetics, 20:29–43. Invited submissionAbstract, PDF.


Hendricks SA*, Schweizer RM*, Harrigan RJ, Pollinger JP, Brown R, Morgan R, Adams JR, Waits LP, vonholdt BM, Hohenlohe PA, Wayne RK. (2018). Natural re-colonization and admixture of wolves (Canis lupus) in the US Pacific Northwest: challenges for the protection and management of rare and endangered taxa. Heredity. *denotes that authors contributed equally to this work. Abstract, PDF

Schweizer RM, Durvasula A, Smith J, Vohr SH, Stahler DR, Galaverni M, Thalmann O, Smith D, Randi E, Ostrander EA, Lohmueller K, Green RE, Novembre J, Wayne RK. (2018). Natural selection and origin of a melanistic allele in North American gray wolves. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 35:1190-1209. Abstract, PDF


Hendricks SH, Koblmüller S, Harrigan R, Leonard J, Schweizer RM, vonholdt B, Kays R, Wayne R. (2017) Defense of an Expanded Historical Range for the Mexican Wolf: A Response to Heffelfinger et al. Journal of Wildlife Management. Abstract, PDF


Freedman, AH, Schweizer, RM, Ortega-Del Vecchyo, D, Han, E, Davis, BW, Gronau, I, Silva, PM, Galaverni, M, Fan, Z, Marx, Lorente-Galdos, B, Ramirez, O, Hormozdiari, F, Alkan, C, Vila, C, Squire, K, Geffen, E, Kusak, J, Boyko, AR, Parker, HG, Lee, C, Tadigotla, V, Siepel, A, Bustamante, CD, Harkins, TT, Nelson, SF, Marques-Bonet, T, Ostrander, E, Wayne, RK, Novembre, J. (2016). Demographically-Based Evaluation of Genomic Regions Under Selection in Domestic Dogs, PLoS Genetics. 1-23. Abstract, PDF

Fan X, Gronau I, Wang S, Aermero AS, Schweizer RM, Ramirez O, Pollinger J, Silva P, Galaverni M, Del Vecchyo DO, Du L, Zhang W, Zhang Z, Xing J, Vilà C, Marques-Bonet T, Yue B, Wayne RK (2016) Worldwide patterns of genomic variation and admixture in gray wolves. Genome Research, 26:163-173. Abstract, PDF


The image of wolves on the front cover was submitted on our behalf by Dr. Dan Stahler, a Wolf Biologist at Yellowstone National Park.

Schweizer, RM, Robinson, J, Harrigan, R, Silva, P, Galaverni, M, Musiani, M, Green, RE, Novembre, J, Wayne, RK. (2016) Targeted capture and resequencing of 1040 genes reveal environmentally driven functional variation in gray wolves. Molecular Ecology, 25:357–379. Abstract, PDF

Schweizer, RM, vonHoldt, B, Harrigan, R, Knowles, J, Musiani, M, Coltman, D, Novembre, J, Wayne, RK (2016) Genetic subdivision and candidate genes under selection in North American gray wolves. Molecular Ecology, 25:380-402. Abstract, PDF


Koepfli, K-P, Pollinger, JP, Godinho, R, Robinson, J, Lea, A, Hendricks, S, Schweizer, RM, Thalmann, O, Silva, P, Fan, Z, Yurchenko, AA, Dobrynin, P, Makunin, A, Cahill, JA, Shapiro, B, Alvares, F, Brito, JC, Geffen, E, Leonard, JA, Helgen, KM, Johnson, WE, O’Brien, SJ, Van Valkenburgh, B, Wayne, RK. (2015) Genome-wide Evidence Reveals that African and Eurasian Golden Jackals Are Distinct Species. Current Biology, 25: 1–9Abstract, PDF

Lonsinger, RC, Schweizer, RM, Pollinger, JP, Wayne, RK, and Roemer, GW. (2015). Fine-scale genetic structure of the ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) in a sky island mountain range. Journal of Mammalogy, 96:257–268. Abstract, PDF


Freedman, AH, Gronau, I, Schweizer, RM, Vecchyo, D, Han, E, Silva, PM, Galaverni, M, Fan, X, Marx, P, Lorente-Galdos, B, Beale, H, Ramirez, O, Hormozdiari, F, Alkan, C, Vilà, C, Squire, K, Geffen, E, Kusak, J, Boyko, AR, Parker, HG, Lee, C, Tadigotla, V, Siepel, A, Bustamante, CD, Harkins, TT, Nelson, SF, Ostrander, EA, Marques-Bonet, T, Wayne, RK, and Novembre, J. (2014). Genome Sequencing Highlights the Dynamic Early History of Dogs. PLoS Genetics, 10:1-12. Abstract, PDF

And Perspective piece: Larson, G and Bradley, DG. How much is that in dog years? The advent of canine population genomics. PLoS Genetics, 10:1-3. Abstract


Thalmann, O, Shapiro, B, Cui, P, Schuenemann, VJ, Sawyer, SK, Greenfield, DL, Germonpré, MB, Sablin, MV, López-Giráldez, F, Napierala, H, Uerpmann, H-P, Loponte, DM, Acosta, AA, Giemsch, L, Schmitz, RW, Worthington, B, Buikstra, JE, Druzhkova, A, Graphodatsky, AS, Ovodov, ND, Wahlberg, N, Freedman, AH, Schweizer, RM, Koepfli, K-P, Leonard, JA, Meyer, M, Krause, J, Pääbo, S, Green, RE and Wayne, RK. (2013) Complete mitochondrial genomes of ancient canids suggest a European origin of domestic dogs. Science, 342:871-874. Abstract, PDF

Fuller, T, Thomassen, HA, Peralvo, M, Buermann,W, Mila, B, Kieswetter, CM, Jarrın-V, P, Cameron, SE, Mason, E, Schweizer, RM, Schlunegger, J, Chan, J, Wang, O, Schneider, CJ, Pollinger, JP, Saatchi, S, Graham, CH, Wayne, RK, and Smith, TB (2013) Intraspecific morphological and genetic variation of common species predicts ranges of threatened ones. Proceedings Biology, 280:1-10. Abstract, PDF


Thomassen, HA, Fuller, T, Buermann, W, Mila, B, Kieswetter, CM, Jarrın-V, P, Cameron, SE, Mason, E, Schweizer, RM Schlunegger, J, Chan, J, Wang, O, Peralvo, M, Schneider, CJ, Graham, CH, Pollinger, JP, Saatchi, S, Wayne, RK, and Smith, TB. (2011) Mapping evolutionary process: a multi-taxa approach to conservation prioritization. Evolutionary Applications, 4:397–413. Abstract, PDF


Slater, GJ, Thalmann, O, Leonard, JA, Schweizer, RM, Koepfli, KP, Pollinger, JP, Rawlence, NJ, Austin, JJ, Cooper, A and Wayne, RK (2009) Evolutionary history of the Falklands wolf. Current Biology, 19: R937-8. Abstract, PDF


Schweizer, RM, Roemer, G, Pollinger, J, Wayne, RK (2008) Characterization of 15 tetra-nucleotide microsatellite markers in the ringtail (Bassariscus astutus). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9:210-2. Abstract, PDF


Popular Science Publications

Stahler, D, vonHoldt, BM, Schweizer, RM, Wayne, RK (2016) Yellowstone wolves at the yellowstone_science_coverfrontiers of genetic research. Yellowstone Science, 45:18-24. PDF