Recent publications

2018

Honka J, Heino M, Kvist L, Igor V. AskeyevIL., Shaymuratova DN, Askeyev OV, Askeyev AO, Heikkinen ME, Searle JB & Aspi J. 2018. Over a thousand years of evolutionary history of domestic geese from Russian archaeological sites, analysed using ancient DNA. Genes 2018, 9, 367; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes9070367

2017

Hindrikson M, Remm J, Pilot M, Godinho R, Vik Stronen A, Baltrūnaité L, Czarnomska CD, Leonard JA, Randi E,Nowak C, Åkesson M, Vicente López-Bao C, Álvares F, Llaneza L, Echegaray J, Vilà C, Ozolins J, Rungis D, Aspi J, Paule L, Skrbinšek T & Saarma U. 2017. Wolf population genetics in Europe: a systematic review, meta‐analysis and suggestions for conservation and management. -Biological Reviews https://doi: 10.1111/brv.12298.

Kangas VM, Rytkönen S, Kvist L, Käpylä T, Nygrén T, Aspi J. 2017. Geographic cline in the shape of the moose mandible: indications of an adaptive trend. -Journal of Mammalian Evolution: 24: 233. https://doi:10.1007/s10914-016-9344-y

Honka J, Kvist L, Heikkinen ME, Helle P, Searle JB & Aspi, J. 2017. Determining subspecies composition of bean goose harvests in Finland by genetic methods. J. European Journal of Wildlife research 63: 19. https://doi:10.1007/s10344-017-1077-6.

Singh, S. K., Aspi, J., Kvist, L., Pandey, P and Goyal, S. P. 2017. Fine scale population genetic structure in continuous tiger population: A case study in human dominated north western Terai Arc Landscape, India. PLOS One: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174371

Kopatz A, Eiken HG, Schregel J, Aspi J, Kojola I, Hagen SB. 2017. Genetic substructure and admixture as important factors in linkage disequilibrium-based estimation of effective number of breeders in recovering wildlife populations. Ecol Evol. 7:10721–10732. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3577

Granroth-Wilding H, Primmer C, Lindqvist M, Poutanen J, Thalmann O, Aspi J, Harmoinen J, Kojola I, Laaksonen T. 2017. Non-invasive genetic monitoring involving citizen science enables reconstruction of current pack dynamics in a re-establishing wolf population. -BMC Ecology 2017; 17: 44.

2016

Kangas, V.-M., Rytkönen, S., Kvist, L., Käpylä, T., Nygrén, T. & Aspi, J. (2015) Latitudinal variation in the shape of the moose mandible: indications of an adaptive trend. - Journal of Mammalian Evolution. DOI 10.1007/s10914-016-9344-y.

Dale, T. D., Watts, P. C., Jones, D., Pounder, K., Everest, D. J., Begon, M. E., & Chantrey, J. (2016). Enhancement of wildlife disease surveillance using multiplex quantitative PCR: development of qPCR assays for major pathogens in UK squirrel populations. - European Journal of Wildlife Research, 1-11.

Ferreira, S., Boudot, J. P., El Haissoufi, M., Alves, P. C., Thompson, D. J., Brito, J. C., & Watts, P. C. (2016). Genetic distinctiveness of the damselfly Coenagrion puella in North Africa: an overlooked and endangered taxon. - Conservation Genetics, 1-7.

de Groot G. Arjen, Nowak Carsten, Skrbinšek Tomaž, Andersen Liselotte W., Aspi Jouni, Fumagalli Luca, Godinho Raquel, Harms Verena, Jansman Hugh A.H., Liberg Olof, Marucco Francesca, Mysłajek Robert W., Nowak Sabina, Pilot Małgorzata, Randi Ettore, Reinhardt Ilka, Śmietana Wojciech, Szewczyk Maciej, Taberlet Pierre, Vilà Carles, Muñoz-Fuentes Violeta (2016) Decades of population genetic research reveal the need for harmonization of molecular markers: the grey wolf Canis lupus as a case study. - Mammal Review (1), 44–59, 00

Niskanen AK, Kennedy LJ, Lohi H. Aspi J, Pyhäjärvi T. 2016. No evidence of prenatal diversifying selection at locus or supertype levels in the dog MHC class II loci. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 3:9.

2015

Aspi, Jouni (2015) Luonnonvaraisten eliölajien etäsuojelun perusteet. - Luonnon tutkija 119 (4), 120-125

Ceresa, Francesco; Belda, Eduardo J.; Kvist, Laura; Rguibi-Idrissi, Hamid; Monrós, Juan S. (2015) Does fragmentation of wetlands affect gene flow in sympatric Acrocephalus warblers with different migration strategies?. - Journal of Avian Biology 46, 577-588. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.00589

Ferreira S, Martínez-Freiría F, Boudot J-P, El Haissoufi M, Bennas N, Célio Alves P, Watts PC, Thompson DJ, Brito JC (2015) Local extinctions and range contraction of the endangered Coenagrion mercuriale in North Africa.  International Journal of Odonatology 18(2): 137-152

Hassall C, Sherratt TN, Watts PC, Thompson DJ (2015) Live fast, die old: no evidence of reproductive senescence or costs of mating in a damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera). Journal of Animal Ecology 84(6): 1542–1554

Hedrick, Philip W.; Singh, Sujeet; Aspi, Jouni (2015) Estimation of Male Gene Flow: Use Caution. - Journal of Heredity 106 (6), 745-748 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esv082

Heikkinen, M. E.; Ruokonen, M.; Alexander, M.; Aspi, J.; Pyhäjärvi, T.; Searle, J.B. (2015) Relationship between wild greylag and European domestic geese based on mitochondrial DNA. - Animal Genetics 46 (5), 485-497 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/age.12319

Kangas, Veli-Matti; Kvist, Laura; Kholodova, Marina; Nygren, Tuire; Danilov, Pjotr; Panchenko, Danila; Fraimout, Antoine; Aspi, Jouni (2015) Evidence of post-glacial secondary contact and subsequent anthropogenic influence on the genetic composition of Fennoscandian moose (Alces alces). - Journal of biogeography 42 (11), 2197–2208

Kvist, Laura; Aminian, Leila; Rouger, Romuald; Kreivi, Marjut; Laurila, Marika; Hyvärinen, Marko; Aspi, Jouni; Markkola, Annamari (2015) A climatic relict or a long distance disperser : conservation genetics of an Arctic disjunct polyploid plant. - Conservation genetics 16 (6), 1489-1499

Lorenzo-Carballa MO, S Ferreira, AM Sims, DJ Thompson, PC Watts, Y Cher, D Vincent, E Aymeric, G William, C Vanappelghem (2015) Impact of landscape on spatial genetic structure and diversity of Coenagrion mercuriale (Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae) in northern France.  Freshwater Science 34(3): 1065-1078

Minter EJA, Watts PC, Lowe CD, Brockhurst MA (2015) Negative frequency-dependent selection is intensified at higher population densities in protist populations.  Biology Letters, 20150192.

Minter EJA, Lowe CD, Brockhurst MA, Watts PC (2015) A rapid and cost-effective quantitative microsatellite genotyping protocol to estimate intraspecific competition in protist microcosm experiments.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6, 315-323

Schregel, Julia; Eiken, Hans Geir; Grondahl, Finn Audun; Hailer, Frank; Aspi, Jouni; Kojola, Ilpo; Tirronen, Konstantin; Danilov, Piotr; Rykov, Alexander; Poroshin, Eugene; Janke, Axel; Swenson, Jon E.; Hagen, Snorre B. (2016) Y chromosome haplotype distribution of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Northern Europe provides insight into population history and recovery. - Molecular ecology 24 (24), 6041-6060 . http://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13488

Valtonen M, Heino M, Aspi J, Buuri H, Kokkonen T, Kunnasranta M, Palo JU, Nyman T. (2015) Genetic monitoring of a critically-endangered seal population based on field-collected placentas. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 52: 51-65.

2014

Jansson, Eeva; Harmoinen, Jenni; Ruokonen, Minna; Aspi, Jouni (2014) Living on the edge: reconstructing the genetic history of the Finnish wolf population. - BMC Evolutionary biology 14, 64 . http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/14/64/abstract

Kopatz, Alexander; Eiken, Hans Geir; Aspi, Jouni; Kojola, Ilpo; Tobiassen, Camilla; Tirronen, Konstantin F.; Danilov, Pjotr I.; Hagen, Snorre B. (2014) Admixture and Gene Flow from Russia in the Recovering Northern European Brown Bear (Ursus arctos). - PLoS One 9 (5), e97558 . http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0097558

Koskela, Anni; Kojola, Ilpo; Aspi, Jouni (2014) Alueelliset erot ahman ravinnonkäytössä: katsaus tunturi- ja metsäahman ruokavalioon. - Suomen riista 60, 44-52

Mishra, Sudhanshu; Singh, Sujeet Kumar; Munjal, Ashok Kumar; Aspi, Jouni; Goyal, Surendra Prakash (2014) Panel of polymorphic heterologous microsatellite loci to genotype critically endangered Bengal tiger: a pilot study. - SpringerPlus (3), 4 . http://www.springerplus.com/content/3/1/4

Niskanen, Alina; Kennedy, Lorna; Ruokonen, Minna; Kojola, Ilpo; Isomursu, Marja; Lohi, Hannes; Jansson, Eeva; Pyhäjärvi, Tanja; Aspi, Jouni (2014) Balancing selection and heterozygote advantage in major histocompatibility complex loci of the bottlenecked Finnish wolf population. - Molecular ecology 23 (4), 875-889 . http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12647/full

Nyman T, Valtonen M, Aspi J, Ruokonen M, Kunnasranta M, Palo JU. 2014. Demographic histories and genetic diversities of Fennoscandian marine and landlocked ringed seal subspecies. Ecology and Evolution 4: 3420–3434.

Singh SK, Mishra S, Aspi J, Kvist L, Nigam P, Sharma R, Goyal SP. 2014. Tigers of Sundarbans Tiger Reserve in India: Is the population a separate conservation unit?  PLoS ONE 10(4): e0118846. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118846

Thomson, Robert L.; Pakanen, Veli-Matti; Tracy, Diane M.; Kvist, Laura; Lank, David B.; Rönka, Antti; Koivula, Kari (2014) Providing parental care entails variable mating opportunity costs for male Temminck’s stints. - Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68 (8), 1261-1272

Valtonen M, Heino M, Aspi J, Buuri H, Kokkonen T, Kunnasranta M. Palo JU. & Nyman, T. 2015: Genetic monitoring of a critically endangered seal population based on field collected placentas. Annales Zoologi Fennici 52: 51–65.

2013

Broggi, Juli.; Copete, José Luis; Kvist, Laura; Mariné, Raimon (2013) Is there genetic differentiation in the Pyrenean population of Tengmalm´s owl Aegolius funereus?. - Ardeola 60, 123-132

Kangas, Veli-Matti; Kvist, Laura; Laaksonen, Sauli; Nygrén, Tuire; Aspi, Jouni (2013) Present genetic structure revealed by microsatellites reflects recent history of the Finnish moose (Alces alces). - European Journal of Wildlife Research 59 (5), 613-627 . http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10344-013-0712-0

Koskela, Anni; Kaartinen, Salla; Aspi, Jouni; Kojola, Ilpo; Helle, Pekka; Rytkönen, Seppo (2013) Does grey wolf presence affect habitat selection of wolverines?. - Annales Zoologici Fennici 50 (4), 216-224 . http://dx.doi.org/10.5735/085.050.0405

Koskela, Anni; Kojola, Ilpo; Aspi, Jouni; Hyvärinen, Marja (2013) Effect of reproductive status on the diet composition of wolverines (Gulo gulo) in boreal forests of eastern Finland. - Annales Zoologici Fennici 50 (1-2), 100-106 . http://www.sekj.org/PDF/anz50-free/anz50-100.pdf

Niskanen, AK; Hagström, E; Lohi, H; Ruokonen, M; Esparza-Salas, R; Aspi, J; Savolainen, P (2013) MHC variability supports dog domestication from a large number of wolves: high diversity in Asia. - Heredity 110, 80-85 . http://www.nature.com/hdy/journal/vaop/ncurrent/pdf/hdy201267a.pdf

Ponnikas, Suvi; Kvist, Laura; Ollila, Tuomo; Stjernberg, Torsten; Orell, Markku (2013) Genetic structure of the endangered (recovering) raptor at individual and population level. - Conservation genetics 14 (6),

Päckert, Martin; Martens, Jochen; Hering, Jens; Kvist, Laura; Illera, Juan Carlos (2013) Return flight to the Canary Islands – common ancestry of western- and easternmost peripheral populations in Afrocanarian blue tits (Aves: Cyanistes teneriffae). - Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67 (2), 458-467

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