I have published 21 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 1,100 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 preprint
Stervander M*, Dierickx EG*, Thorley J*, Brooke M de L & Westerdahl H. 2020. High MHC gene copy number maintains diversity despite homozygosity in a Critically Endangered single-island endemic bird, but no evidence of MHC-based mate choice. bioRxiv 2020.02.03.932590. DOI: 10.1101/2020.02.03.932590. *Shared first authorship.
Most recent research paper
Gillespie RG, Bennett GM, De Meester L, Feder JL, Fleischer RC, Harmon LJ, Hendry AP, Knope M, Mallet J, Martin C, Parent CE, Patton AH, Pfennig KS, Rubinoff D, Schluter D, Seehausen O, Shaw KL, Stacy E, Stervander M, Stroud JT, Wagner C & Wogan GOU. 2020. Comparing Adaptive Radiations Across Space, Time, and Taxa. Journal of Heredity 111: 1–20. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esz064.
Most cited research paper (450+ times)
Jonzén N, Lindén A, Ergon T, Knudsen E, Vik JO, Rubolini D, Piacentini D, Brinch C, Spina F, Karlsson L, Stervander M†, Andersson, A, Waldenström J, Lehikoinen A, Edvardsen E, Solvang R & Stenseth NC. 2006. Rapid advance of spring arrival dates in long-distance migratory birds. Science 312: 1959–1961. DOI: 10.1126/science.1126119. †Undergraduate author.
Most buzzed-about research papers
Stervander M, Ryan PG, 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.007.
Read paper at Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Datasets freely available at Zenodo:
Melo 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. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12466. *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.