Here is a list of selected publications. Crawford Lab authors are in bold.


Guerra, V., Haynes, G., Byrne, M., Yasuda, N., Adachi, S., Nakamura, M., … & Hart, M. W. (2020). Nonspecific expression of fertilization genes in the crown‐of‐thorns Acanthaster cf. solaris: Unexpected evidence of hermaphroditism in a coral reef predator. Molecular Ecology29(2), 363-379.


Tucker, C. M., Aze, T., Cadotte, M. W., Cantalapiedra, J. L., Chisholm, C., Díaz, S., Mooers, A. Ø., … & Pennell, M. W. (2019). Assessing the utility of conserving evolutionary history. Biological Reviews94(5), 1740-1760.

Crespi, B. J. (2019). Comparative psychopharmacology of autism and psychotic-affective disorders suggests new targets for treatment. Evolution, medicine, and public health2019(1), 149-168.

Ponisio, L. C., de Valpine, P., M’Gonigle, L. K., & Kremen, C. (2019). Proximity of restored hedgerows interacts with local floral diversity and species’ traits to shape long‐term pollinator metacommunity dynamics. Ecology letters22(7), 1048-1060.

Crespi, B. J. (2019). Why and how imprinted genes drive fetal programming. Frontiers in Endocrinology10.

Morgan, C. C., & Hart, M. W. (2019). Molecular evolution of mammalian genes with epistatic interactions in fertilization. BMC evolutionary biology19(1), 154.

Wood, B., & Collard, M. (2019). The meaning of Homo. Ludus Vitalis9(15), 63-74.

Raffield, B., Price, N., & Collard, M. (2019). Religious belief and cooperation: a view from Viking-age Scandinavia. Religion, Brain & Behavior9(1), 2-22.

Cenzer, M., & M’Gonigle, L. K. (2019). Local adaptation in dispersal in multi‐resource landscapes. Evolution73(4), 648-660.

Salminen, I. I., Crespi, B. J., & Mokkonen, M. (2019). Baby food and bedtime: Evidence for opposite phenotypes from different genetic and epigenetic alterations in Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes. SAGE open medicine7, 2050312118823585.

Weedop, K. B., Mooers, A. Ø., Tucker, C. M., & Pearse, W. D. (2019). The effect of phylogenetic uncertainty and imputation on EDGE Scores. Animal Conservation22(6), 527-536.

Monroe, M. J., Butchart, S. H., Mooers, A. O., & Bokma, F. (2019). The dynamics underlying avian extinction trajectories forecast a wave of extinctions. Biology Letters15(12), 20190633.

Biega, A. M., Lamont, M., Mooers, A., Bowkett, A. E., & Martin, T. E. (2019). Guiding the prioritization of the most endangered and evolutionary distinct birds for new zoo conservation programs. Zoo biology38(3), 305-315.

Crespi, B., & Dinsdale, N. (2019). Autism and psychosis as diametrical disorders of embodiment. Evolution, medicine, and public health2019(1), 121-138.

Crespi, B., Dinsdale, N., Read, S., & Hurd, P. (2019). Spirituality, dimensional autism, and schizotypal traits: The search for meaning. PloS one14(3), e0213456.

Salminen, I., Read, S., Hurd, P., & Crespi, B. (2019). Genetic variation of UBE3A is associated with schizotypy in a population of typical individuals. Psychiatry research275, 94-99.

Beausoleil, M. O., Frishkoff, L. O., M’Gonigle, L. K., Raeymaekers, J. A., Knutie, S. A., De León, L. F., … & Podos, J. (2019). Temporally varying disruptive selection in the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis). Proceedings of the Royal Society B286(1916), 20192290.

Lertzman-Lepofsky, G., Mooers, A. Ø., & Greenberg, D. A. (2019). Ecological constraints associated with genome size across salamander lineages. Proceedings of the Royal Society B286(1911), 20191780.


Stein, R. W., Mull, C. G., Kuhn, T. S., Aschliman, N. C., Davidson, L. N., Joy, J. B., … & Mooers, A. O. (2018). Global priorities for conserving the evolutionary history of sharks, rays and chimaeras. Nature ecology & evolution2(2), 288-298.

Nosil, P., Villoutreix, R., de Carvalho, C. F., Farkas, T. E., Soria-Carrasco, V., Feder, J. L., … Crespi, B. J. & Gompert, Z. (2018). Natural selection and the predictability of evolution in Timema stick insects. Science359(6377), 765-770.

Mokkonen, M., Koskela, E., Procyshyn, T., & Crespi, B. (2018). Socio-reproductive Conflicts and the Father’s Curse Dilemma. The American Naturalist192(2), 250-262.

McCauley, B., Maxwell, D., & Collard, M. (2018). A Cross-cultural Perspective on Upper Palaeolithic Hand Images with Missing Phalanges. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology1(4), 314-333.

Kremen, C., M’Gonigle, L. K., & Ponisio, L. C. (2018). Pollinator community assembly tracks changes in floral resources as restored hedgerows mature in agricultural landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution6, 170.

Hart, M. W., Stover, D. A., Guerra, V., Mozaffari, S. V., Ober, C., Mugal, C. F., & Kaj, I. (2018). Positive selection on human gamete-recognition genes. PeerJ6, e4259.

Chaudhary, A., Pourfaraj, V., & Mooers, A. O. (2018). Projecting global land use‐driven evolutionary history loss. Diversity and Distributions24(2), 158-167.

Del Giudice, M., & Crespi, B. J. (2018). Basic functional trade-offs in cognition: An integrative framework. Cognition179, 56-70.

Crespi, B., Read, S., Salminen, I., & Hurd, P. (2018). A genetic locus for paranoia. Biology letters14(1), 20170694.

Chaudhary, A., & Mooers, A. O. (2018). Terrestrial vertebrate biodiversity loss under future global land use change scenarios. Sustainability10(8), 2764.


Mazel, F., Mooers, A. O., Riva, G. V. D., & Pennell, M. W. (2017). Conserving phylogenetic diversity can be a poor strategy for conserving functional diversity. Systematic Biology66(6), 1019-1027.

Hart, M. W., & Guerra, V. (2017). Finding genes and lineages under selection in speciation. Molecular ecology26(14), 3587-3590.

McCarthy, I. P., Collard, M., & Johnson, M. (2017). Adaptive organizational resilience: an evolutionary perspective. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability28, 33-40.

Riesch, R., Muschick, M., Lindtke, D., Villoutreix, R., Comeault, A. A., Farkas, T. E., … Crespi, B. J. & Nosil, P. (2017). Transitions between phases of genomic differentiation during stick-insect speciation. Nature ecology & evolution1(4), 1-13.

Greenberg, D. A., & Mooers, A. Ø. (2017). Linking speciation to extinction: Diversification raises contemporary extinction risk in amphibians. Evolution Letters1(1), 40-48.

Dinsdale, N. L., & Crespi, B. J. (2017). Revisiting the wandering womb: Oxytocin in endometriosis and bipolar disorder. Hormones and Behavior96, 69-83.

Raffield, B., Price, N., & Collard, M. (2017). Polygyny, Concubinage, and the Social Lives of Women in Viking-Age Scandinavia. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia13, 165-209.

M’Gonigle, L. K., Williams, N. M., Lonsdorf, E., & Kremen, C. (2017). A tool for selecting plants when restoring habitat for pollinators. Conservation letters10(1), 105-111.

Puritz, J. B., Keever, C. C., Addison, J. A., Barbosa, S. S., Byrne, M., Hart, M. W., … & Toonen, R. J. (2017). Life‐history predicts past and present population connectivity in two sympatric sea stars. Ecology and evolution7(11), 3916-3930.

Frishkoff, L. O., de Valpine, P., & M’Gonigle, L. K. (2017). Phylogenetic occupancy models integrate imperfect detection and phylogenetic signal to analyze community structure. Ecology98(1), 198-210.

Procyshyn, T. L., Spence, J., Read, S., Watson, N. V., & Crespi, B. J. (2017). The Williams syndrome prosociality gene GTF2I mediates oxytocin reactivity and social anxiety in a healthy population. Biology letters13(4), 20170051.

Greenberg, D. A., Palen, W. J., & Mooers, A. Ø. (2017). Amphibian species traits, evolutionary history and environment predict Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection patterns, but not extinction risk. Evolutionary applications10(10), 1130-1145.

Carleton, W. C., Campbell, D., & Collard, M. (2017). Increasing temperature exacerbated Classic Maya conflict over the long term. Quaternary Science Reviews163, 209-218.

Tucker, C. M., Cadotte, M. W., Carvalho, S. B., Davies, T. J., Ferrier, S., Fritz, S. A., Mooers, A.,… & Pavoine, S. (2017). A guide to phylogenetic metrics for conservation, community ecology and macroecology. Biological Reviews, 92(2), 698-715.

Ponisio, L. C., & M’Gonigle, L. K. (2017). Coevolution leaves a weak signal on ecological networks. Ecosphere8(4), e01798.

Crespi, B. J. (2017). Shared sociogenetic basis of honey bee behavior and human risk for autism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114(36), 9502-9504.

Armeanu, R., Mokkonen, M., & Crespi, B. (2017). Meta-analysis of BDNF levels in autism. Cellular and molecular neurobiology37(5), 949-954.

Raffield, B., Price, N., & Collard, M. (2017). Male-biased operational sex ratios and the Viking phenomenon: an evolutionary anthropological perspective on Late Iron Age Scandinavian raiding. Evolution and Human Behavior38(3), 315-324.

Waldron, A., Miller, D. C., Redding, D., Mooers, A., Kuhn, T. S., Nibbelink, N., … & Gittleman, J. L. (2017). Reductions in global biodiversity loss predicted from conservation spending. Nature551(7680), 364-367.

Mazel, F., Pennell, M. W., Cadotte, M. W., Diaz, S., Dalla Riva, G. V., Grenyer, R., Mooers, A., … & Pearse, W. D. (2018). Prioritizing phylogenetic diversity captures functional diversity unreliably. Nature Communications, 9(1), 1-9.


Dembo, M., Radovic, D., Garvin, H.M., Laird, M.F., Schroeder, L., Scott, L.E., Ackermann, R.R., de Ruiter, D.J., Mooers, A.O., & M. Collard. 2016. The evolutionary relationships and age of Homo naledi: an assessment using dated Bayesian phylogenetic methods. Journal of Human Evolution 97:17-26.

Biega, A., Greenberg, D.A., Mooers, A.O,  Jones, O.R., and T. E. Martin. 2016.  Global representation of threatened amphibians ex situ is bolstered by non-traditional zoos, but gaps remain.  Animal Conservation. Early on-line version.

Jensen, E.L., Mooers, A.O., Caccone, A., and M. Russello. 2016. Determining the optimum complementary sets of taxa for conservation using evolutionary isolation. PeerJ.  10.7717/peerj.2350.

Hurteau, L.A., Mooers, A.O., Reynolds, J.D., and M.D. Hocking. 2016. Salmon nutrients are associated with the phylogenetic dispersion of riparian flowering-plant assemblages. Ecology. online version (an undergraduate thesis: congratulations to Leslie for application and tenacity.)

Tucker, C.M., Cadotte, M.W., Carvalho, S.B., Davies, T.J., Ferrier, S., Fritz, S.A., Grenyer, R., Helmus, M.R., Jin, L.S., Mooers, A.O., Pavoine, S., Purschke, O., Redding, D.W., Rosauer, D.F., Winter, W., and F. Mazel. 2016. A guide to phylogenetic metrics for conservation, community ecology and macroecology. Biological Reviews. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12252

Sandkam, B., Young, M., and F. Breden. Beauty in the eyes of the beholders: Color vision is tuned to mate preference in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Molecular Ecology (in press).

Procyshyn, T., Hurd, P., Crespi, B. (2016) Association testing of vasopressin receptor 1a microsatellite polymorphisms in non-clinical autism spectrum phenotypes. Autism Research (in press).

Crespi, B. (2016) Autism as a disorder of high intelligence. Frontiers in Neuroscience, Jun 30;10:300. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00300. (PDF)

Armeanu, R., Mokkonen, M., and Crespi, B. (2016) Meta-analysis of BDNF in autism. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (published online 8 August 2016). (PDF)

Crespi, B., Leach, E., Dinsdale, N., Hurd , P. (2016) Imagination in human social cognition, autism, and psychotic-affective conditions. Cognition 150:181-199. (PDF)

Robinson, K.J., Hurd, P. Read, S., Crespi, B. (2016) The PCSK6 gene is associated with handedness, the autism spectrum, and magical ideation in a non-clinical population. Neuropsychologia 84:205-212. (PDF)

Dinsdale, N., Mokkonen, M., Crespi, B. (2016) The ‘extreme female brain’; increased cognitive empathy as a dimension of psychopathology. Evolution and Human Behaviour 37:323-336. (PDF)

Crespi, B. (2016) The kin selection of Religion.  In: Oxford Handbook of the Evolution of Religion. Edited by J. M. Liddle and T. Shackleford. (PDF)