Full Curriculum Vitae:

 

 

 

 

 

Refereed Journal Articles & Book Chapters (also see Google Scholar)

16. Levis, N.A. and Pfennig, D.W. Plasticity-led evolution: a survey of developmental mechanisms and empirical tests. Evolution and Development (in press). link

            - Invited peer-reviwed contribution to special theme issue "Developmental Bias"

15. Seidl, F., Levis, N.A., Schell, R., Pfennig, D.W., Pfennig, K.S. and Ehrenreich, I.M. Genome of the rapidly developing, phenotypically plastic, and desert-adapted spadefoot toad. Genes, Genomes, Genetics 9: 3909-3919. link

14. Seidl, F., Levis, N.A., Jones, C.D., Monroy-Eklund, A. Ehrenreich, I.M. and Pfennig, K.S. 2019. Variation in hybrid gene expression: implications for the evolution of genetic incompatibilities in interbreeding species. Molecular Ecology 28: 4667-4679. link

13. Levis, N.A. and Pfennig, D.W. 2019. How stabilizing selection and nongenetic inheritance combine to shape the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32: 706-716. link

12. Levis, N.A. and Pfennig, D.W. 2019. Plasticity-led evolution: evaluating the key prediction of frequency-dependent adaptation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 286: 20182754. link

11. Levis, N.A. and Pfennig, D.W. 2019. Phenotypic plasticity, canalization, and the origins of novelty: evidence and mechanisms from amphibians. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology 88: 80-90. link

            - Invited peer-reviewed contribution to special theme issue "Canalization"

10. Levis, N.A. and Pfennig, D.W. 2018. Evolution of phenotypic plasticity and gene expression during character displacement. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester. link

            - Invited peer-reviewed contribution to eLS (Essential for Life Science)

9.  Levis, N.A., Isdaner, A.J., and Pfennig D.W. Morphological novelty emerges from pre-existing phenotypic plasticity. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 1289-1297. link1 link2

            - Recommended by Faculty of 1000

            - Featured in “Buying Time” (2018). Science. 362: 988-991

8.  Levis, N.A. and Pfennig, D.W. “Phenotypic Plasticity.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Ed. Karin Pfennig. New York: Oxford University Press. link

 

7.  Levis, N.A., Martin, R.A., O’Donnell, K.A, and Pfennig, D.W. 2017. Intraspecific adaptive radiation: competition, ecological opportunity, and phenotypic diversification within species. Evolution 71: 2496-2509. link

6.  Levis, N.A., Serrato-Capuchina, A., Pfennig, D.W. 2017.Genetic accommodation in the wild: evolution of gene expression plasticity during character displacement. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 563-574. link

5.  Levis, N.A. and Pfennig, D.W. 2016. Evaluating ‘plasticity-first’ evolution in nature: key criteria and empirical approaches. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 563-574. link 

- "Highly cited paper" on Web of Science

 

4.  Levis, N.A., Schooler, M., Johnson, J.R. and Collyer, M.L. 2016. Non-adaptive phenotypic plasticity: the effects of terrestrial and aquatic herbicides on larval salamander morphology and swim speed. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 569-581. link

 

3.  Levis, N.A. and Johnson, J.R. 2015. Level of UV-B radiation influences the effects of glyphosate-based herbicide on the spotted salamander. Ecotoxicology 1073-1086. link

 

2.  Levis, N.A., de la Serna Buzon, S. and Pfennig, D.W. 2015. An inducible offense: carnivore morph tadpoles induced by tadpole carnivory. Ecology and Evolution 5:1405-1411. link

1.  Levis, N.A., Yi, S.-X. and Lee, R.E. 2012. Mild desiccation rapidly increases freeze tolerance of the goldenrod gall fly, Eurosta solidaginis: Evidence for drought-induced rapid cold-hardening. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 3768-3773. link

 

Not peer-reviewed

Levis, N.A. and Pfennig, D.W. 2020. Evolution: ancestral plasticity promoted extreme temperature adaptation in thermophilic bacteria. Current Biology. 

Levis, N.A. 2018. Ancestral plasticity paves the way for evolutionary novelty in spadefoot toads. Extended Evolutionary Synthesis Blog. link

Levis, N.A. 2018. Behind the Paper: "Phenotypic plasticity & the Origins of Novelty". Nature Ecology and Evolution Community. link

Levis, N.A. and Pfennig, D.W. 2016. Organisms and their environment: An evolving relationship. Evolution. (review of Organism & Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation, by S. E. Sultan) link

 

Levis, N.A. 2013. Lithobates sylvaticus (wood frog): Unusual mortality. Herpetological Review 44 (3): 497-498. link

 
 
 
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