2016 and in press

28. Immonen, E. & Husby, A. 2016. Protected species: Norwegian wolf cull will hit genetic diversity. 539 (7627) Nature

27. Kemppainen, P., Rønning, B., Kvalnes, T., Hagen, I. J., Ringsby, T. H., Billing, A. M., Pärn, H., Lien, S., Husby, A., Sæther, B.-E. & Jensen, H. (2016) Controlling for p-value inflation in allele frequency change in experimental evolution and artificial selection experiments. Molecular Ecology Resources.

26. Rönnegård, L., McFarlane, E., Husby, A., Kawkami, T., Ellegren, H. and Qvarnström, A. Increasing the power of genome wide association studies in natural populations using repeated measures – evaluation and implementation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

25. Kardos, M., Husby, A., McFarlane, E., Qvarnström, A. and Ellegren, H. (in press). Whole genome resequencing of extreme phenotypes in collared flycatchers highlights the difficulty of detecting quantitative trait loci in natural populations. Molecular Ecology Resources.



24. Tringali, A., Bowman, R and Husby, A. (2015). Selection and inheritance of sexually dimorphic juvenile plumage coloration.5 (22) 5413-5422.  Ecology and Evolution.

23. Norekleine, K., Herceg, G., Ghonda, M.A., Balazs, G., Husby, A. and Merilä, J. (2015). Quantitative genetic analysis of brain size variation in sticklebacks: support for mosaic model of brain evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B. 282, (1810)

22. Husby, A., Kawakami, T., Rönnegård, L., Smeds, L., Ellegren, H., and Qvarnström, A. (2015). Genome-wide association mapping in a wild avian population identifies a link between genetic and phenotypic variation in a life history trait. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B. 282, (1806) pdf

21. Visser, ME., Gienapp, P., Husby, A., Morrissey, M., de la Hera, I., Pulido, F. and Both, C. (2015) Effects of spring temperatures on the strength of selection on timing of reproduction in a long-distance migratory bird. PLoS Biology.

20. Tsuboi M, Husby A, Kotrschal A, Hayward A, Büchel S, Zidar J, Løvlie H and Kolm N (2015) Comparative support for the expensive tissue hypothesis: big brains are correlated with smaller gut and greater parental investment in Lake Tanganyika cichlids. Evolution



19. Smeds, L, Kawakami, T., Burri, R., Bollivar, P., Husby, A., Qvarnström, A., Uebbing, S. and Ellegren, H.  (2014) Genomic identification and characterization of the pseudoautosomal region in highly differentiated avian sex chromosomes. Nature Communications.

18. Kawakami, T., Smeds, L., Backström, N., Husby, A., Qvarnström, A., Mugal, C.F., Olason, P.I. and Ellegren, H. (2014). A high density linkage map enables a second generation collared flycatcher genome assembly and reveals the pattern of avian recombination rate variation and chromosomal evolution. Molecular Ecology. 23 (16), 4035-4058.

17. Evans, S., Schielzeth H., Forstmeier, W., Sheldon, B.C. and Husby, A. (2014). Non-autosomal genetic variation in carotenoid coloration. American Naturalist.

16. Kawakami, T., Backström, N., Burri, R., Husby, A., Olason, P. I., Rice A.M., Ålund, M., Qvarnström, A. and Ellegren, H. (2014). Estimation of linkage disequilibrium and interspecific gene flow in Ficedula flycatchers by a newly developed 50k SNP array. Molecular Ecology Resources.

15. Shielzeth, H and Husby, A. (2014). Challenges and prospects in genome wide QTL mapping of standing genetic variation in natural populations. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences – The Year in Evolutionary Biology, 1320, 35-57 (invited review).

14. Husby, A and Husby, M. (2014) Interspecific analysis of vehicle avoidance behaviour in birds. Behavioral Ecology. 204, 504-508


13. Rice, A.M, Vallin, N., Kulma, K., Arntsen, H., Husby, A., Tobler, M. and Qvarnström A. (2013). Optimizing the trade-off between offspring number and quality in unpredictable environments: testing the role of differential androgen transfer to collared flycatcher eggs. Hormones and Behaviour. 63, 813-822.

12. Husby A, Schielzeth H, Forstmeier W, Gustafsson L and Qvarnström A. (2013) Sex chromosome linked genetic variance and the evolution of sexual dimorphism of quantitative traits. Evolution. 67 (3) 609-619.

11. Björklund M, Husby A, Gustafsson L. (2013) Rapid and unpredictable changes of the G-matrix in a natural bird population over 25 years. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26, 1-13. (Editors choice in January issue)


10. Bushuyev A, Husby A, Sternberg and Grinkov (2012) Quantitative genetics of basal metabolic rate and body mass in free-living pied flycatchers.Journal of Zoology. 288 (4) 245-251

9. Vallin N , Rice A.M, Bailey R, Husby A, Qvarnström A. (2012) Positive feedback between ecological and reproductive character displacement in a young avian hybrid zone. Evolution, DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01518.x

8. Husby A, Gustafsson L and Qvarnström A. 2012. Low genetic variance in the duration of the incubation period in a collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) population. American Naturalist 179:132-136


7. Husby A, Ekblom R, and Qvarnström A. 2011. Let’s talk turkey: immune competence in domestic and wild fowl. Heredity 107:103-104

6. Husby A, Hille S.M, and Visser M. E. 2011. Testing Mechanisms of Bergmann’s Rule: Phenotypic Decline but No Genetic Change in Body Size in Three Passerine Bird Populations. American Naturalist 178:202-213

5. Husby A, Visser ME, Kruuk LEB, 2011 Speeding Up Microevolution: The Effects of Increasing Temperature on Selection and Genetic Variance in a Wild Bird Population. PLoS Biology 9(2): e1000585. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.100058


4. Visser, M.E., te Marvelde L., Schaper S.V., Dawson, A., Webber, S and Husby, A. (2010) Seasonal timing in a warming world. British Ornithologist Union Conference Proceedings – Climate change and birds (http://bou.org.uk/bouproc-net/ccb/visser-etal.pdf).

3. Husby A, Nussey DH, Wilson AJ, Visser ME, Sheldon BC & Kruuk LEB. 2010. Contrasting patterns of phenotypic plasticity in reproductive traits in two great tit (Parus major) populations. Evolution 64 (8), 2221-2237.


2. Husby A, Kruuk LEB, & Visser ME. 2009. Decline in the frequency and benefits of multiple brooding in great tits as a consequence of a changing environment. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B 276, 1845-1854.


1. Husby A, Saether BE, Jensen H, & Ringsby TH. 2006. Causes and consequences of adaptive seasonal sex ratio variation in house sparrows. Journal of Animal Ecology 75, 1128-1139.