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Selected Publications

Hausmann, A.E., Kuo, C.-Y., Freire, M., Rueda-M, N., Linares, M., Pardo-Diaz, C., Salazar, C., & Merrill, R.M. (2021) Light environment influences mating behaviours during the early stages of divergence in tropical butterflies. Proc Roy Soc B 288: 20210157

Montgomery, S.H., Rossi, M., McMillan, O. & Merrill, R.M. (2021) Neural divergence and hybrid disruption between ecologically isolated Heliconius butterflies. PNAS 116: e2015102118

Rossi, M., Hausmann, A.E., Thurman, T., Montgomery, S.H., Papa, R., Jiggins, R.D., McMillan, O. & Merrill, R.M. (2020) Visual mate preference evolution during butterfly speciation is linked to neural processing genes. Nature Communications 11: 4763.

Merrill R.M., Rastas P., Martin S.H., Melo, M.C., Barker S., Davey, J., McMillan W.O., Jiggins, C. (2019) Genetic dissection of assortative mating behavior. PLoS Biology 17: e2005902

Montgomery, S.H. & Merrill, R.M. (2017) Divergence in brain composition during the early stages of ecological specialisation in Heliconius butterflies. J Evol Biol 30: 571-582

Merrill, R.M., … et al. (2015) The diversification of Heliconius butterflies. What have we learned in 150 years? J Evol Biol 28: 1417-38

Merrill, R.M., Wallbank, R.W, Bull, V., Salazar, P., Mallet J., Stevens, M. & Jiggins C.D. (2012) Disruptive ecological selection on a mating cue. Proc Roy Soc B 279: 4907-4913

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