Sánchez-Castro D, Patsiou TS, Perrier A, Schepers J, Willi Y (2024) Uncovering the cause of breakup between species' range limits and niche limits under climate warming.J Biogeography, doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14796

Schepers J, Heblack J, Willi Y (2024) Negative interaction effect of heat and drought stress at the warm end of species distribution. Oecologia 204:173-185, doi.org/10.1007/s00442-023-05497-5


Bouaouina S, Chittaro Y, Willi Y, Lucek K (2023) Asynchronous life cycles contribute to reproductive isolation between two Alpine butterflies. Evolution Letters 7:436-446, doi.org/10.1093/evlett/qrad046

Narasimhan A, Jigisha, Kapila R, Meena A, Santhosh, Prasad NG (2023) Consequences of adaptation to larval crowding on sexual and fecundity selection in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 36:730-737, doi.org/10.1111/jeb.14168

Perrier A, Willi Y (2023) Intraspecific variation in reproductive barriers between two closely related Arabidopsis sister species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 36:121-130, doi.org/10.1111/jeb.14122


Armbruster GFJ, Lucek K, Willi Y (2022) Cryptic population structure at the northern range margin of the service tree Sorbus domestica. PeerJ 10:e14397, doi.org/10.7717/peerj.14397

Augustijnen H, Patsiou T, Lucek K (2022) Secondary contact rather than coexistence - Erebia butterflies in the Alps. Evolution 76:2669-2686, doi.org/10.1111/evo.14615

Chechi TS, Narasimhan A, Biswas B, Prasad NG (2022) Male mating success evolves in response to increased levels of male-male competition. Evolution, doi: 10.1111/evo.14501

Lohse K, Hayward A, Laetsch DR, Vila R, Lucek K, Wellcome Sanger Institute Tree of Life programme (2022) The genome sequence of the Arran brown, Erebia ligea (Linnaeus, 1758). Wellcome Open Research 7:259, doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.18115.1

Lohse O, Lohse K, Augustijnen H, Lucek, K, & Darwin Tree of Life Consortium (2022) The genome sequence of the scotch argus butterfly, Erebia aethiops (Esper, 1777). Wellcome Open Research 7:217, doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.17927.1

Lucek K, Augustijnen H, Escudero M (2022) A holocentric twist to chromosomal speciation? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 37:655-662, doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2022.04.002

Maccagni A, Willi Y (2022) Niche breadth and elevational range size: a comparative study on Middle-European Brassicaceae species. Phil Trans Royal Society B 377: 20210005, doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2021.0005

Maccagni A, Willi Y (2022) Trait divergence and trade-offs among Brassicaceae species differing in elevational distribution. Evolution 76:1986-2003, doi.org/10.1111/evo.14554

Perrier A, Sánchez-Castro D, Willi Y (2022) Environment dependence of the expression of mutational load and species’ range limits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology (in press), doi/full/10.1111/jeb.13997

Perrier A, Willi Y (2022) Intraspecific variation in reproductive barriers between two closely related Arabidopsis sister species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, doi/10.1111/jeb.14122

Sánchez-Castro D, Armbruster G, Willi Y (2022) Reduced pollinator service in small populations of Arabidopsis lyrata at its southern range limit. Oecologia, doi.org/10.1007/s00442-022-05237-1
data of the study are available at doi.org/10.5061/dryad.pnvx0k6pp

Sánchez-Castro D, Perrier A,  Willi Y (2022) Reduced climate adaptation at range edges in North American Arabidopsis lyrata. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2022;00:1–12, doi.org/10.1111/geb.13483

Willi Y, Kristensen TN, Weeks AR, Ørsted M, Sgrò CM, Hoffmann AA (2022) Conservation genetics as a management tool: the five best-supported paradigms to assist the management of threatened species. Proc of the Nat Academy of Sciences USA 119: e2105076119, doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2105076119

Willi Y, Lucek K, Bachmann O, Walden N (2022) Recent speciation associated with range expansion and a shift to self-fertilization in North American Arabidopsis. Nature Communications 13:7564, doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-35368-1

Willi Y, Van Buskirk J (2022) A review on trade-offs at the warm and cold ends of geographical distributions. Phil Trans Royal Society B 377:20210022, doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2021.0022


Benard P, Schepers JR, Crosta M, Zarebanadkouki M, Carminati, A (2021) Physics of viscous bridges in soil biological hotspots. Water Resources Research 57:e2021WR030052, doi.org/10.1029/2021WR030052

Lucek K, Willi Y (2021) Drivers of linkage disequilibrium across a species’ geographic range. PloS Genetics 17:e2105076119, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1009477

Maccagni A (2021) Adaptation to elevation in Brassicaceae species of the central Alps. PhD Thesis, University of Basel, edoc.unibas.ch/84611/

Patsiou T, Walden N, Willi Y (2021) What drives species distribution along elevational gradients? Macroecological and -evolutionary insights from Brassicaceae species of the central Alps. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30:1030-1042, doi.org/10.1111/geb.13280


de Vos JM, Hannah A, Baetscher L, Lucek K (2020) Speciation through chromosomal fusion and fission in Lepidoptera. Phil trans of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences 375:20190539, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0539

Hardion L, Perrier A, Martinez M, Navrot N, Gaquerel E, Tournay F, Nguefack J, Combroux I (2020) Integrative revision of Dianthus superbus subspecies reveals different degrees of differentiation, from plasticity to species distinction. Systematics and Biodiversity 18:255-268, doi: 10.1080/14772000.2020.1737979

Kulmuni J, Butlin RK, Lucek K, Savolainen V, Westram AM (2020) Towards the completion of speciation: the evolution of reproductive isolation beyond the first barriers.Phil trans of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences 375:20190528, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0528

Lucek K, Butlin RK, Patsiou T (2020) Secondary contact zones of closely-related Erebia butterflies overlap with narrow phenotypic and parasitic clines. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33:1152-1163, doi: 10.1111/jeb.13669

Mark Jennifer (2020) Controlling "Fusarium" species and their mycotoxins in cereals. Hochschulschrift/PhD Abschluss, edoc.unibas.ch/75291

Perrier A (2020) Genetic and environmental constraints causing species' range limits. PhD Thesis, University of Basel, edoc.unibas.ch/79337/

Perrier A, Sánchez-Castro D, Willi Y (2020) Expressed mutational load increases toward the edge of a species' geographic range. Evolution 74:1711-1723,doi: 10.1111/evo.14042

Sanchez-Castro D (2020) Climate mal-adaptation and biotic interactions at species’ range limits. PhD thesis, University of Basel, edoc.unibas.ch/79051/

Walden N, Lucek K, Willi Y (2020) Lineage-specific adaptation to climate involves flowering time in North American Arabidopsis lyrata. Molecular Ecology 29: 1436-1451, doi.org/10.1111/mec.15338

Willi Y, Fracassetti M, Bachmann O, Van Buskirk J (2020) Demographic processes linked to genetic diversity and positive selection across a species' range. Plant Communications 1, e100111, doi.org/10.1016/j.xplc.2020.100111


Körner C, Riedl S, Keplinger T, Richter A, Wiesenbauer J, Schweingruber F, Hiltbrunner E (2019) Life at 0 °C: the biology of the alpine snowbed plant Soldanella pusilla. Alpine Botany 129:63-80, doi.org/10.1007/s00035-019-00220-8

Lucek K, Galli A, Gurten S, Hohmann N, Maccagni A, Patsiou T, Willi Y (2019) Metabarcoding of honey to assess differences in plantpollinator interactions between urban and non-urban sites. Apidologie 50:317-329, doi.org/10.1007/s13592-019-00646-3

Lucek K, Hohmann N, Willi Y (2019) Postglacial ecotype formation under outcrossing and self‐fertilization in Arabidopsis lyrata. Molecular Ecology 28:1043-1055, doi.org/10.1111/mec.15035

Willi Y, Van Buskirk J (2019) A practical guide to the study of distribution limits. American Naturalist 193:773-785, doi.org/10.1086/703172

Willi Y (2019) The relevance of mutation load for species range limits. American Journal of Botany 106:757-759, doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1296


Bonchev G, Willi Y (2018) Accumulation of transposable elements in selfing populations of Arabidopsis lyrata supports the ectopic recombination model of transposon evolution. New Phytologist 219:767-778, doi: 10.1111/nph.15201

Hohmann N, Wolf EM, Rigault P, Zhou W, Kiefer M, Zhao Y, Fu CX, Koch MA (2018) Ginkgo biloba's footprint of dynamic Pleistocene history dates back only 390,000 years ago. BMC genomics 19:299

Lemoine M, Barluenga M, Lucek K, Mwaiko S, Häsler M, Chapman L, Chapman C, Seehausen O (2018)  Recent sympatric speciation involving habitat-associated nuptial colour polymorphism in a crater lake cichlid. Hydrobiologia 1-19

Lucek K (2018) Evolutionary mechanisms of varying chromosome numbers in the radiation of Erebia butterflies. Genes 9:1-10

Lucek K, Keller I, Nolte A, Seehausen O (2018) Distinct colonization waves underlie the diversification of the freshwater sculpin (Cottus gobio) in the Central European Alpine region. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31:1254-1267

Novikova PY, Hohmann N, Van der Peer Y(2018) Polyploid Arabidopsis species originated around recent glaciation maxima. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 42:8-15

Sharda S, Argenti E, Lucek K (2018) On the status of threespine atickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus 1758) in Lake Bracciano, Italy. Fishes 3:1-6

Theodoridis S, TS Patsiou, Randin C, Conti E (2018) Forecasting range shifts of a cold‐adapted species under climate change: are genomic and ecological diversity within species crucial for future resilience? Ecography 41:1357-1369

Voltas J, Shestakova TA, Patsiou T, di Matteo G, Klein T (2018) Ecotypic variation and stability in growth performance of the thermophilic conifer Pinus halepensis across the Mediterranean basin. Forest Ecology and Management 424:205-215, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.04.058

Willi Y, Fracassetti M, Zoller S, Van Buskirk J (2018) Accumulation of mutational load at the edges of a species range. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35:781-791, doi:10.1093/molbev/msy003

Wos G, Willi Y 2018 Genetic differentiation in life history traits and thermal stress performance across a heterogeneous dune landscape in Arabidopsis lyrata. Annals of Botany 122:473-484, doi:10.1093/aob/mcy090

Wos G, Willi Y (2018) Thermal acclimation in Arabidopsis lyrata: genotypic costs and transcriptional changes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 123-135, doi: 10.1111/jeb.13208


Arnold C, Bachmann O, Schnitzler A (2017) Insights into the Vitis complex in the Danube floodplain (Austria). Ecology and Evolution 7(19): 7796-7806

Lee-Yaw JA, Fracassetti M, Willi Y (2017) Environmental marginality and geographic range limits: A case study with Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata. Ecography, doi:10.1111/ecog.02869


Paccard A, Van Buskirk J, Willi Y (2016) Quantitative genetic architecture at latitudinal range boundaries: reduced variation but higher trait independence. The American Naturalist 187:667-677, doi.org/10.1086/685643


Fracassetti M, Griffin PC, Willi Y (2015) Validation of pooled whole-genome re-sequencing in Arabidopsis lyrata. PLoS ONE 10, e0140462

Wos G, Willi, Y (2015) Temperature-stress resistance and tolerance along a latitudinal cline in North American Arabidopsis lyrata. PLoS ONE 10, e0131808


Dauphin B, Vieu J, Grant JR (2014) Molecular phylogenetics supports widespread cryptic species in moonworts (Botrychium s.s., Ophioglossaceae). American Journal of Botany 101: 128–140

Griffin PC, Willi Y (2014) Evolutionary shifts to self-fertilization restricted to geographic range margins in North American Arabidopsis lyrata. Ecology Letters 17:484–490

Paccard A, Fruleux A, Willi, Y (2014) Latitudinal trait variation and responses to drought in Arabidopsis lyrata. Oecologia 175:577–587

Schnitzler A, Arnold C, Cornille A, Bachmann O, Schnitzler C (2014) Wild european apple (Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill.) population dynamics: insight from genetics and ecology in the Rhine valley. Priorities for a future conservation programme. PLoS ONE 9, e96596

Stefansson TS, McDonald BA, Willi Y (2014) The influence of genetic drift and selection on quantitative traits in a plant pathogenic fungus. PLoS ONE 9, e112523

Stefansson TS, Willi Y, Croll D, McDonald BA (2014) An assay for quantitative virulence in Rhynchosporium commune reveals an association between effector genotype and virulence. Plant Pathology 63:405-414