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

Patsiou T, Walden N, Willi Y (2020) What drives species distribution along elevational gradients? Macroecological and -evolutionary insights from Brassicaceae species of the central Alps. Global Ecology and Biogeography

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

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

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, 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