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Masonick, P., A. Meyer, and C.D. Hulsey. 2022. A kiss of deep homology: convergence in the genomic basis of cichlid fish trophic novelties and human cleft lip. Genome Biology and Evolution. (in press). DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evad072


Scherz, M.D., P.K. Masonick, A. Meyer, and C.D. Hulsey. 2022. Between a rock and a hard polytomy: phylogenomics of the rock-dwelling mbuna cichlids of Lake Malawi. Systematic Biology. 71: 741-757. DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syac006

Masonick, P., A. Meyer, and C.D. Hulsey. 2022. Phylogenomic analyses show repeated evolution of hypertrophied lips among Lake Malawi cichlid fishes. Genome Biology and Evolution. 14: evac051. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evac051

Hulsey, C.D. and C.E. Gorman. 2022. Coevolution of the premaxillary ascending process and jaw protrusion in Lake Malawi cichlid fishes. Hydrobiologia. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-022-04949-y

Urban, S., J. Gerwin, C.D. Hulsey, A. Meyer, and C. Kratochwil. 2022. The repeated evolution of stripe patterns is correlated with body morphology in the adaptive radiations of East African cichlid fishes. Ecology and Evolution. 12: e8568. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.8568


MacGuigan, D.J., C.W. Hoagstrom, S. Domisch, C.D. Hulsey, and T.J. Near. 2021. Integrative ichthyological species delimitation: reconciling genetic, phenotypic, environmental, and biogeographic evidence in the Greenthroat Darter complex (Percidae: Etheostomatinae). Zoologica Scripta. 50: 707-733. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12504

Xiong, P., C.D. Hulsey, C. Fruciano, W.Y. Wong, A. Nater, A.F. Kautt, O. Simakov, M. Pippel, S. Kuraku, A. Meyer, and P. Franchini. 2021. The comparative genomic landscape of adaptive radiation in crater lake cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology. 30: 955-972. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15774


Kautt, A.F., C.F. Kratochwil, A. Nater, G. Machado-Schiaffino, M. Olave, F. Henning, J. Torres-Dowdall, A. Härer, C.D. Hulsey, P. Franchini, M. Pippel, G. Myers, and A. Meyer. 2020. Contrasting signatures of genomic divergence in rapidly speciating crater lake cichlid fishes. Nature. 588: 106-111. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2845-0

Karagic, N., R.F. Schneider, A. Meyer, and C.D. Hulsey. 2020. A genomic cluster with novel and conserved genes is associated with cichlid dental developmental convergence. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 37: 3165-3174. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msaa153

Karagic, N., A. Meyer, and C.D. Hulsey. 2020. Phenotypic plasticity in vertebrate dentitions. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 60: 608-618. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icaa077

Gorman, C.E. and C.D Hulsey. 2020. Non-trophic functional ecology of vertebrate teeth: a review. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 60: 665-675. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icaa086

Hulsey, C.D., A. Meyer, and J.T. Streelman. 2020. Convergent evolution of cichlid fish pharyngeal jaw dentitions in mollusk-crushing predators: comparative x-ray computed tomography of tooth sizes, numbers, and replacement. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 60: 656-664. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icaa077

Hulsey, C.D., K.E. Cohen, Z. Johanson, N. Karagic, A. Meyer, C.T. Miller, A. Sadier, A.P. Summers, and G.J. Fraser. 2020. Grand challenges in comparative tooth biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 60: 563-580. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icaa038

Fraser, G.J. and C.D Hulsey. 2020. Biology at the cusp: teeth as a model phenotype for integrating developmental genomics, biomechanics, and ecology. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 60: 559-562. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icaa104


Franchini, P., P. Xiong, C. Fruciano, R.F. Schneider, J.M. Woltering, C.D. Hulsey, and A. Meyer. 2019. MicroRNA gene regulation in the extremely young and parallel adaptive radiations of Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fish. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 36: 2498-2511.

Xiong, P., R.F. Schneider, C.D. Hulsey, A. Meyer, and P. Franchini. 2019. Conservation and novelty in the microRNA genomic landscape of “hyper-diverse” cichlid fishes. Scientific Reports. 9: 13848. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., M.E. Alfaro, J. Zheng, A. Meyer, and R. Holzman. 2019. Pleiotropic jaw morphology links the evolution of mechanical modularity and functional feeding convergence in Lake Malawi cichlids. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 286: 20182358. PDF

Bell, K., C. Nice, and C.D. Hulsey. 2019. Population genomic evidence reveals subtle patterns of differentiation in the trophically polymorphic Cuatro Ciénegas Cichlid, Herichthys minckleyi. Journal of Heredity 110: 361-369. PDF


Kratochwil, C.F. Y. Liang, J. Gerwin, J.M. Woltering, S. Urban, F. Henning, G. Machado-Schiaffino, C.D. Hulsey, and A. Meyer. 2018. Agouti-related peptide 2 facilitates convergent evolution of stripe patterns across cichlid fish radiations. Science. 362: 457-460. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., J. Zheng, R. Holzman, M.E. Alfaro, M. Olave, and A. Meyer. 2018. Phylogenomics of a putatively convergent novelty: Did hypertrophied lips evolve once or repeatedly in Lake Malawi cichlid fishes? BMC Evolutionary Biology. 18: 179. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., R. Holzman, and A. Meyer. 2018. Dissecting a potential spandrel of adaptive radiation: Body depth and pectoral fin ecomorphology coevolve in Lake Malawi cichlid fishes. Ecology and Evolution. 8: 11945-11953. PDF

Xiong, P., C.D. Hulsey, A. Meyer, and P. Franchini. 2018. Evolutionary divergence of 3′ UTRs in cichlid fishes. BMC Genomics. 19: 433. PDF


HulseyC.D., G. Machado-Schiaffino, L. Keicher, D. Ellis-Soto, F. Henning, and A. Meyer. 2017. The integrated genomic architecture and evolution of dental divergence in East African cichlid fishes (Haplochromis chilotes x H. nyererei). G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 7: 3195-3202. PDF

HulseyC.D., J. Zheng, B.C. Faircloth, A. Meyer, and M.E. Alfaro. 2017. Phylogenomic analysis of Lake Malawi cichlid fishes: further evidence that the three-stage model of diversification does not fit. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 114: 40-48. PDF

Holzman, R. and C.D. Hulsey. 2017. Mechanical transgressive segregation and the rapid origin of trophic novelty. Scientific Reports. 7: 40306. PDF


HulseyC.D., G.F. Fraser, and A. Meyer. 2016. Biting into the genome to phenome map:  developmental genetic modularity of cichlid fish dentitions. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 56: 373-388. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., K. Bell, F.J. García de Leon, C. Nice, and A. Meyer. 2016. Do relaxed selection and habitat temperature facilitate biased mitogenomic introgression in a narrowly endemic fish? Ecology and Evolution. 6: 3684-3698. PDF

McGee, M.D., B.C. Faircloth, S.R. Borstein, J. Zheng, C.D. Hulsey, P.C. Wainwright, and M.E. Alfaro. 2016. Replicated divergence in cichlid radiations mirrors a major vertebrate innovation. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 283: 20151413. PDF


Higham, T.E., A. Birn-Jeffery, C.E. Collins, C.D. Hulsey, and A.P. Russell. 2015. Adaptive simplification and the evolution of gecko locomotion: Morphological and biomechanical consequences of losing adhesion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 112: 809-814. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., F.J. García de Leon, and A. Meyer. 2015. Sexual dimorphism in a trophically polymorphic cichlid fish? Journal of Morphology. 276: 1448-1454. PDF

York, R.A., C. Patil, C.D. Hulsey, J.T. Streelman, R.D. Fernald. 2015. Evolution of bower building in Lake Malawi cichlid fish: phylogeny, morphology, and behavior. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 3: 18. PDF


Rupp, M.F. and C.D. Hulsey. 2014. ­­­Influence of substrate orientation on feeding kinematics and performance of algae grazing Lake Malawi cichlid fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 3057-3066. PDF

Coghill, L.M., C.D. Hulsey, J. Chaves-Campos, F.J. García de Leon, and S.G. Johnson. 2014. Next generation phylogeography of cave and surface Astyanax mexicanus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 79: 368-374. PDF

Keck, B.P. and C.D. Hulsey. 2014. Continental monophyly of cichlid fishes and the phylogenetic position of Heterochromis multidens. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 73: 53-59. PDF


Hollingsworth, P.R. Jr., A.M. Simons, J.A. Fordyce, and C.D. Hulsey. 2013. Explosive diversification following a benthic to pelagic shift in freshwater fishes. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13: 272. PDF

Douglas, M., B.P. Keck, C. Ruble, M. Petty, J.R. Shute, P. Rakes, and C.D. Hulsey. 2013. Pelagic larval duration predicts extinction risk in a freshwater fish clade. Biology Letters. 9: 20130672. PDF

Hulsey, C.D. and F.J. García de León. 2013. Introgressive hybridization in a trophically polymorphic cichlid. Ecology and Evolution. 3: 4536-4547. PDF

Coghill, L.M., C.D. Hulsey, J. Chaves-Campos, F.J. García de León, and S.G. Johnson. 2013. Phylogeography and conservation genetics of a distinct lineage of sunfish in the Cuatro Ciénegas valley of Mexico. PLoS One. 8: e77013. PDF

Friedman M., B.P. Keck, A. Dornburg, R.I. Eytan, C.H. Martin, C.D. Hulsey, P.C. Wainwright, and T.J. Near. 2013. Molecular and fossil evidence place the origin of cichlid fishes long after Gondwanan rifting. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 280: 20131733. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., R.J. Roberts, Y.H.E. Loh, M.F. Rupp, and J.T. Streelman. 2013. Lake Malawi cichlid evolution along a benthic/limnetic axis. Ecology and Evolution. 3: 2262-2272. PDF

Hulsey C.D., B.P. Keck, H. Alamillo, and B.C. O’Meara. 2013. Mitochondrial genome primers for Lake Malawi cichlids. Molecular Ecology Resources. 13: 347-353. PDF


Parnell, N.F., C.D. Hulsey, and J.T. Streelman. 2012. The genetic basis of a complex functional system. Evolution. 66: 3352-3366. PDF

Holzman, R., D.C. Collar, S.A. Price, C.D. Hulsey, R.C. Thomson, and P.C. Wainwright. 2012. Biomechanical trade-offs bias rates of evolution in the feeding apparatus of fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 279: 1287-1292. PDF


Hollingsworth, P.R. Jr. and C.D. Hulsey. 2011. Reconciling gene trees of eastern North American minnows. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 61: 149-156. PDF

Chaves-Campos, J., S.G. Johnson, and C.D. Hulsey. 2011. Spatial geographic mosaic in an aquatic predator-prey network. PLoS One. 6: e22472. PDF

Hulsey, C.D. and P.R. Jr. Hollingsworth. 2011. Do constructional constraints influence cyprinid (Leuciscine: Cyprinidae) craniofacial coevolution? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 103: 136-146. PDF

Hulsey, C.D. and H. López-Fernández. 2011. Chapter 17: Historical biogeography of the fishes of Nuclear Central America. in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes (eds. James Albert and Roberto Reis). University of California Press. PDF

Chaves-Campos, J., S.G. Johnson, F.J. García de León, and C.D. Hulsey. 2011. Phylogeography, genetic structure, and gene flow in the endemic freshwater shrimp Palaemonetes suttkusi from Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico. Conservation Genetics. 557-567. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., B.P. Keck, and P.R. Jr. Hollingsworth. 2011. Species tree estimation and the historical biogeography of heroine cichlids. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 58: 124-131. PDF


Hulsey, C.D., P.R. Jr. Hollingsworth, and J.A. Fordyce. 2010. Temporal diversification of Central American cichlids. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10: 279. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., P.R. Jr. Hollingsworth, and R. Holzman. 2010. Co-evolution of the premaxilla and jaw protrusion in cichlid fishes (Heroine: Cichlidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 100: 619-629. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., M.C. Mims, N.F. Parnell, and J.T. Streelman. 2010. Comparative rates of lower jaw diversification in cichlid adaptive radiations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 23: 1456-1467. PDF

Mims, M.C., C.D. Hulsey, B.M. Fitzpatrick, and J.T. Streelman. 2010. Geography disentangles introgression from ancestral polymorphism in Lake Malawi cichlids. Molecular Ecology. 19: 940-951. PDF

Before 2010

Hulsey, C.D. 2009. Cichlid genomics and phenotypic diversity in a comparative context. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 49: 618-629. PDF

Hulsey, C.D. and S.C.P. Renn. 2009. Genomics and vertebrate adaptive radiation: a celebration of the first cichlid genome. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 49: 613-617. PDF

Fraser, G.J., C.D. Hulsey, R.F. Bloomquist, K. Uyesugi, N.R. Manley, and J.T. Streelman. 2009. An ancient gene network is co-opted for teeth on old and new jaws. PLoS Biology. 7: 2 e1000031. PDF

Hulsey C.D., R.J. Roberts, A.S.P Lin, R. Guldberg, and J.T. Streelman. 2008. Convergence in mechanically complex phenotype: Detecting structural adaptations for crushing in cichlid fish. Evolution. 62: 1587-1599. PDF

Parnell, N.F., C.D. Hulsey, and J.T. Streelman. 2008. Hybridization produces novelty when the mapping of form to function is many to one. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 8: 122. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., M.C. Mims, and J.T. Streelman. 2007. Do constructional constraints influence cichlid craniofacial diversification? Proceedings of the Royal Society (London) Series B. 274: 1867-1875. PDF

Johnson, S.G., C.D. Hulsey, and F.J. García de León. 2007. Spatial mosaic evolution of snail defensive traits. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 7: 50. PDF

Higham, T.E., C.D. Hulsey, O. Rican, and A.M. Carroll. 2007. Feeding with speed: prey capture evolution in cichlids. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 20: 70-78. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., F.J. García de León, and R. Rodiles-Hernández. 2006. Micro- and macroevolutionary decoupling of cichlid jaws: a test of Liem’s key innovation hypothesis. Evolution. 60: 2096-2109PDF

Hulsey, C.D. 2006. Function of a key morphological innovation: fusion of the cichlid pharyngeal jaw. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 273: 669-675. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., J. Marks, D.A. Hendrickson, C.A. Williamson, A.E. Cohen, and M.J. Stephens. 2006. Feeding specialization in Herichthys minckleyi: a trophically polymorphic fish. Journal of Fish Biology. 68: 1-12. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., G.J. Fraser, and J.T. Streelman. 2005. Evolution and development of complex biomechanical systems: 300 million years of fish jaws. Zebrafish. 2: 243-257. PDF

Hulsey, C.D. and F.J. García de León. 2005. Cichlid jaw mechanics: linking morphology to feeding specialization. Functional Ecology. 19: 487-494. PDF

Wainwright, P.C., M.E. Alfaro, D.I. Bolnick, and C.D. Hulsey. 2005. Many-to-one mapping of form to function: a general principle in organismal design. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 45: 256-262.  PDF

Hulsey, C.D., D.A. Hendrickson, and F.J. García de León. 2005. Trophic morphology, feeding performance, and prey use in the polymorphic fish Herichthys minckleyi. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 7: 303-324. PDF

Hulsey, C.D., F.J. García de León, Y. Sanchez-Johnson, D.A. Hendrickson, and T.J. Near. 2004. Temporal diversification of Mesoamerican cichlid fishes across a major biogeographic boundary. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 31: 754-764. PDF

Bolnick, D.I., R. Svanbäck, J.A. Fordyce, L.H. Yang, J.M. Davis, C.D. Hulsey, and M.L. Forister. 2003. The ecology of individuals: incidence and implications of individual specialization. American Naturalist. 161: 1-28. (Mercer AwardPDF

Hulsey, C.D. and P.C. Wainwright. 2002. Projecting mechanics into morphospace: disparity in the feeding system of Labrid Fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 269: 317-326. PDF

Wainwright, P.C., L.A. Ferry-Graham, T.B. Waltzek, A.M. Carroll, C.D. Hulsey, and J.R. Grubich. 2001. Examination of ram and suction feeding performance in cichlid fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology. 204: 3039-3051. PDF

Ferry-Graham, L.A., P.C. Wainwright, C.D. Hulsey, and D.R. Bellwood. 2001. Evolution and mechanics of long jaws in Butterflyfishes (Family Chaetodontidae). Journal of Morphology. 248: 120-143. PDF

Vargo, E.L. and C.D. Hulsey. 2000. Multiple glandular origins of queen pheromones in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Physiology. 46: 1151-1159. PDF

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