Publications

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2017   Lopez CMR, Konate M, Thomson VA MSAP in Tiger Snakes: Island Populations Are Epigenetically More Divergent. bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/118836

Bover B, Mitchell KJ, Llamas B, Thomson VA, Pons J, Alcover JA, Cooper A. First ancient DNA from an endemic insular Mediterranean micromammal: the extinct dormouse Hypnomys morpheus (Rodentia: Gliridae). PLoS One (in review).

Herrera MB, Thomson VA, Wadley JJ, Macqueen P, Piper PJ, Sulundari S, Dharmayanti AB, Kraitsek S, Eusebio MS, Rubio RO, Cooper A, Gongora J, Austin JJ.  Philippine origin and dispersal of Polynesian chickens indicated by mitochondrial DNA. Nature communications (in review Sept 2016).

Thomson VA, Armstrong KN, Medlin G, Cooper A. A ghost of a chance? Evolutionary history of the Australian Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas) and its chances of surviving future climate change. Molecular Ecology (in review August 2016).

2017    Thomson VA, Wiewel A, Chinen A, Maryanto I, Sinaga MH, How R, Aplin K, Suzuki H. A perspective for resolving the systematics of Rattus, the vertebrates with the most influence on human welfare Zootaxa (accepted 30 May 2017).

2017    Sasamori S, Wiewel A, Thomson VA, Kobayashi M, Nakata K, Suzuki H. A potential causative mutation of the agouti signaling protein gene (Asip) for melanism in the Rattus rattus species complex from the Okinawa Island, Japan. Zoological Science (accepted 17 July 2017).

2017    Herrera MJB, Thomson VA, Piper PJ, Wadley JJ, Cooper A, Austin JJ. East African origins for Malagasy chickens as indicated by mitochondrial DNA. Royal Society of Open Science doi:10.1098/rsos.160787.

2017     Coghlan BA, Seddon JM, Best EC, Thomson VA, Goldizen AW. Evidence of male-biased dispersal in eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). Australian Journal of Zoology 64(5): 360-369 doi:10.1071/ZO16047.

2016    Timm RM, Weijola VS-A, Aplin KA, Donnellan SC, Flannery TF, Thomson VA, Pine RH. A new species of Rattus (Rodentia: Muridae) from Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Mammalogy http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyw034.

2016     Wadley JJ, Fordham D, Thomson VA, Ritchie E, Austin JJ. Phylogeography of the antilopine wallaroo (Macropus antilopinus) across tropical northern Australia. Ecology and Evolution http://hdl.handle.net/2440/102210.

2015      Coghlan BA, Goldizen AW, Thomson VA, Seddon JM. Phylogeography of eastern grey kangaroos, Macropus giganteus, suggests a mesic refugium in eastern Australia. PLoS One 10(5): e0128160; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128160.

 2014      Llamas B, Brotherton P, Mitchell KJ, Templeton JE, Thomson VA, Metcalf JL, Armstrong KN, Kasper M, Richards SM, Camens AB, Lee MS, Cooper A. Late Pleistocene Australian marsupial DNA clarifies the affinities of extinct megafaunal kangaroos and wallabies. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32(3):574-84; doi:10.1093/molbev/msu338.

2014     Thomson VA, Lebrasseur O, Austin JJ, Hunt TL, Burney DA, Denham T, Rawlence NJ, Wood JR, Gongora J, Girdland Flink L, Linderholm A, Dobney K, Larson G, Cooper A. Reply to Beavan, Bryant, and Storey and Matisoo-Smith: Ancestral Polynesian ‘D’ haplotypes reflect authentic Pacific chicken lineages. PNAS 111(35): E3585-E3586; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1411566111.

2014     Thomson VA, Lebrasseur O, Austin JJ, Hunt TL, Burney DA, Denham T, Rawlence NJ, Wood JR, Gongora J, Girdland Flink L, Linderholm A, Dobney K, Larson G, Cooper A. Using ancient DNA to study the origins and dispersal of ancestral Polynesian chickens across the Pacific. PNAS 111(13):4826-31; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1320412111.

2014     Thomson VA, Aplin KP, Cooper A, Hisheh S, Suzuki H, Maryanto I, Yap G, Donnellan SC. Molecular genetic evidence for the place of origin of the Pacific Rat, Rattus exulansPLoS One 9(3):e91356; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091356.

2014     Sheng G-L, Soubrier J, Liu J-Y, Werdelin L, Llamas B, Thomson VA, Tuke J, Wu L-J, Hou X-D, Chen Q-J, Lai X-L, Cooper A. Pleistocene Chinese cave hyenas and the recent Eurasian history of the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta. Molecular Ecology 23:522-533doi: 10.1111/mec.12576.

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2009     Carter AJ, Macdonald SL, Thomson VA, Goldizen AW. Structured association patterns and their energetic benefits in female eastern grey kangaroos, Macropus giganteusAnimal Behaviour 77(4): 839-846; doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.12.007.

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