Papers & talks

I have published 19 peer reviewed research papers in journals ranging from the highly specialized West African ornithological journal Malimbus to Science. So far, these papers have been cited some 950 times, rendering an h-index of 10. Anyone interested in more numbers can dig into my Google Scholar profile.

In addition to peer reviewed papers, I have also authored 30 popular science papers, some in English but most in Swedish.

Also, check out selected scientific talks.


Most recent research paperS

Inaccessible Rail (photo: Peter G. Ryan) Stervander, M., Ryan, P. G., Melo, M. & Hansson, B. 2019. The origin of the world’s smallest flightless bird, the Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi (Aves: Rallidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 130: 92–98.

Read paper with free access until December 7 at Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Datasets freely available at Zenodo: DOI

Media coverage from 150+ outlets in 23 languages, with links to articles in e.g. Smithsonian Magazine, Atlas Obscura, and Gizmodo.
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Hansson2018MER Hansson, B., Sigeman, H.*, Stervander, M.*, Tarka, M., Ponnikas, S., Strandh, M., Westerdahl, H. & Hasselquist, D. 2018. Contrasting results from GWAS and QTL mapping on wing length in great reed warblers. Molecular Ecology Resources 18: 867–876. *Equal contribution.
Read paper at Molecular Ecology Resources.

 


Most cited research paper (400+ times)

Jonzen2006ScienceJonzén, N., Lindén, A., Ergon, T., Knudsen, E., Vik, J. O., Rubolini, D., Piacentini, D., Brinch, C., Spina, F., Karlsson, L., Stervander, M., Andersson, A, Waldenström, J., Lehikoinen, A., Edvardsen, E. Solvang, R. & Stenseth, N. C. 2006. Rapid advance of spring arrival dates in long-distance migratory birds. Science 312: 1959–1961. Undergraduate author.

Read paper. Highly cited. 2006 Classic Paper according to Google Scholar. Featured in the book Science Magazine’s State of the Planet 2008–2009.

 


Most buzzed-about research papers

Melo2017Ibis_bMelo, M.*, Stervander, M.*, Hansson, B. & Jones, P. 2017. The endangered São Tomé Grosbeak Neospiza concolor is the world’s largest canary. Ibis 159: 673–679. *Shared first authorship.

Read paper at Ibis. Read my popular summary blog post and our post on the BOU blog. Media coverage from 60 outlets in four languages including e.g. National Geographic and New Scientist.

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