Western University Biology - Nusha KeyghobadiWestern Science


Pitcher Plant
  • Pitcher Plant [photo: G. Rasic]
Mormon Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark [photo: J. Hobbs]

Talbot, B., Balvin, O., Vonhof, M., Broders, H., Fenton, B., and Keyghobadi, N. 2017. Host association and selection on salivary protein genes in bed bugs and related blood-feeding ectoparasites. Royal Society Open Science 4: 170446.

Talbot, B., Vonhof, M., Broders, H., Fenton, B., and Keyghobadi, N. 2016. Range-wide genetic structure and demographic history in the bat ectoparasite Cimex adjunctus. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 268.

Jangjoo, M., Matter, S. F., Roland, R., and Keyghobadi, N. 2016. Connectivity rescues genetic diversity after a demographic bottleneck in a butterfly population network. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113: 10914-10919.

Siu, J. C., Koscinski, D., and Keyghobadi, N. 2016. Swallowtail butterflies show positive edge responses predicted by resource use. Landscape Ecology 31: 2115-2131.

Epps, C. W. and N. Keyghobadi. 2015. Landscape genetics in a changing world: disentangling historical and contemporary influences and inferring change. Molecular Ecology 24: 6021-6040.

Gradish, A. E., N. Keyghobadi and G. W. Otis. 2015. Population genetic structure and genetic diversity of the threatened White Mountain arctic butterfly (Oeneis melissa semidea). Conservation Genetics 16: 1253-1264.

Millette, K. and N. Keyghobadi. 2015. The relative influence of habitat amount and configuration on genetic structure across multiple spatial scales. Ecology and Evolution 5: 73-86.        

Caplins, S. A., K. J. Gilbert, C. Ciotir, J. Roland, S. F. Matter and N. Keyghobadi. 2014. Landscape structure and the genetic effects of a population collapse. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.1798. 

Matter, S.F., N. Keyghobadi and J. Roland. 2014. Ten years of abundance data within a spatial population network of the alpine butterfly, Parnassius smintheus. Ecology 95: 2985 (Ecological Archives E095-258).

Maxwell, S. A., H. M. A. Thistlewood and N. Keyghobadi. 2014. Population genetic structure of the western cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis indifferens (Diptera: Tephritidae) in British Columbia, Canada. Agricultural & Forest Entomology 16: 33-44.

Crawford, L. A., D. Koscinski, K. M. Watt, J. N. McNeil, and N. Keyghobadi. 2013. Mating success and oviposition of a butterfly are not affected by non-lethal tissue sampling. Journal of Insect Conservation 17: 859-864.

Keyghobadi, N., D. Koscinski, J. D. Weintraub and D. M. Fonseca. 2013. Historical specimens reveal past relationships and current conservation status of populations in a declining species: the regal fritillary butterfly. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6: 234-242.

Johannesen, J., N. Keyghobadi, C. Stauffer, H. Schuler, and H. Vogt. 2013. Invasion genetics of American cherry fruit fly in Europe and signals of hybridization with the European cherry fruit fly. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 147: 61-72.

Crawford, L. A., D. Koscinski and N. Keyghobadi. 2012. A call for more transparent reporting of error rates: The quality of AFLP data in ecological and evolutionary research. Molecular Ecology 21: 5911-5917.

Rasic, G. and N. Keyghobadi. 2012. The pitcher plant flesh fly exhibits a mixture of patchy and metapopulation attributes. Journal of Heredity 103: 703-710.

Rasic, G. and N. Keyghobadi. 2012. From broad scale patterns to fine scale processes: habitat structure influences genetic differentiation in the pitcher plant midge across multiple spatial scales. Molecular Ecology 21: 223-236.

Crawford L. A., S. Desjardins and N. Keyghobadi. 2011. Fine-scale genetic structure of an endangered population of the Mormon metalmark butterfly (Apodemia mormo) revealed using AFLPs. Conservation Genetics 12: 991-1001.

Maxwell, S. A., H. Thistlewood and N. Keyghobadi. 2011. Analysis of single-copy, nuclear microsatellite markers from flies collected on sticky traps. Journal of Applied Entomology 135: 641-646.

Koscinski, D.*, L. A. Crawford*, H. A. Keller and N. Keyghobadi. 2011. Effects of different methods of non-lethal tissue sampling on butterflies. Ecological Entomology 36: 301-308. (*equal authorship). ‘Editor’s Choice’ for most interesting article in its issue.

Rasic, G. and N. Keyghobadi. 2009. Microsatellite loci characterization in the pitcher plant flesh fly, Fletcherimyia fletcheri Aldrich (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1460-1466 (part of “ Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 May 2009–31 July 2009 ”) . 

Keyghobadi, N., L. A. Crawford, and S. A. Maxwell. 2009. Successful analysis of AFLPs from non-lethally sampled wing tissues in butterflies. Conservation Genetics 10: 2021-2024.

Taylor, G. M., N. Keyghobadi, and P. S. Schmidt. 2009. The geography of crushing: variation in claw performance of the invasive crab Carcinus maenasJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 377: 48 - 53.

Rasic, G., S. A. Maxwell, and N. Keyghobadi. 2009. Characterization of microsatellite loci for the pitcher plant midge, Metriocnemus knabi Coq. (Diptera: Chironomidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1388 - 1391.

Maxwell, S.A., G. Rasic, and N. Keyghobadi. 2009. Characterization of microsatellite loci for the western cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis indifferens (Diptera: Tephritidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1025 - 1028.

Keyghobadi, N. 2007. The genetic implications of habitat fragmentation for animals. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 1049-1064.

Meglécz, E., S. J. Anderson, D. Bourguet, R. Butcher, A. Caldas, A. Cassel-Lundhagen, A. Coeur d'Acier, D. A. Dawson, N. Faure, C. Fauvelot, P. Franck, G. Harper, N. Keyghobadi, C. Kluetsch, M. Muthulakshmi, J. Nagaraju, A. Patt, F. Péténian, J.-F. Silvain, H. R. Wilcock. 2007. Microsatellite flanking region similarities among different loci within insect species. Insect Molecular Biology 16: 175-185.

Keyghobadi, N., D. LaPointe, R. C. Fleischer, and D. M. Fonseca. 2006. Fine-scale population genetic structure of a wildlife disease vector: the southern house mosquito on the island of Hawaii. Molecular Ecology 15: 3919-3930.

Keyghobadi, N., K. P. Unger, J. D. Weintraub, and D. M. Fonseca. 2006. Remnant populations of the regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia) in Pennsylvania: local genetic structure in a high gene flow species. Conservation Genetics 7: 309-313.

Smith, J. L.*, N. Keyghobadi*, M. A. Matrone, R. L. Escher, and D. M. Fonseca. 2005. Cross-species comparison of microsatellite loci in the Culex pipiens complex and beyond. Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 697-700. (*equal authorship).

Keyghobadi, N., J. Roland, and C. Strobeck. 2005. Genetic differentiation and gene flow among populations of the alpine butterfly, Parnassius smintheus, vary with landscape connectivity. Molecular Ecology 14: 1897-1909.

Keyghobadi, N., J. Roland, S.F. Matter, and C. Strobeck. 2005. Among- and within-patch components of genetic diversity respond at different rates to habitat fragmentation: an empirical demonstration. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272: 553-560.

D. M. Fonseca, N. Keyghobadi, C. A. Malcolm, C. Mehmet, F. Schaffner, M. Mogi, R. C. Fleischer, and R. C. Wilkerson. 2004. Emerging vectors in the Culex pipiens complex. Science 303: 1535-1538.

N. Keyghobadi, M. A. Matrone, G. D. Ebel, L. D. Kramer, and D. M. Fonseca. 2004. Microsatellite loci from the northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens), a principal vector of West Nile virus in North America. Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 20-22.

Keyghobadi, N., J. Roland, S. Fownes, and C. Strobeck. 2003. Ink marks and molecular markers: Examining effects of landscape on dispersal using both mark-recapture and molecular methods. in "Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight: Butterflies as Model Study Systems". Boggs, C., W. Watt, and P. Ehrlich (eds.). pp. 169-183. University of Chicago Press.

Matter, S.F., J. Roland, N. Keyghobadi, and K. Sabourin. 2003. The effects of isolation, habitat area, and resources on the abundance, density, and movement of the butterfly, Parnassius smintheusAmerican Midland Naturalist 150: 26-36.

Keyghobadi, N., J. Roland, and C. Strobeck. 2002. Isolation of novel microsatellite loci in the Rocky Mountain Apollo butterfly, Parnassius smintheusHereditas 136: 247-250.

Roland, J., N. Keyghobadi, and S. Fownes. 2000. Alpine Parnassius butterfly dispersal: effects of landscape and population size. Ecology 81: 1642-1653.

Keyghobadi, N., J. Roland, and C. Strobeck. 1999. Influence of landscape on the population genetic structure of the alpine butterfly Parnassius smintheus (Papilionidae). Molecular Ecology 8: 1481-1495.