Pubs & talks

I have published 22 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 1,200 times, rendering an h-index of 11. Anyone interested in more numbers can dig into my Google Scholar profile.

In addition to peer-reviewed papers, I have also authored two book chapters, 30 popular science papers (some in English but most in Swedish), and a couple of editorials.

Also, check out selected scientific talks.


Most recent preprints

Roved J, Hansson B, Stervander M, Hasselquist D* & Westerdahl H*. 2020. Non-random association of MHC-I alleles in favor of high diversity haplotypes in wild songbirds revealed by computer-assisted MHC haplotype inference using the R package MHCtools. bioRxiv 2020.03.24.005207. DOI: 10.1101/2020.03.24.005207. *Shared last authorship.

Read the non-reviewed preprint manuscript at bioRxiv.
Datasets freely available at Zenodo: DOI

 


Book chapters under production

Fjeldså J, Christidis L, Ericson PGP, Stervander M, Ohlson J, Alström P. An updated classification of passerine birds. In: Fjeldså J, Christidis L & Ericson PGP (eds). The largest avian radiation – the evolution of perching birds, or the order Passeriformes. Under production, Lynx Edicions (Barcelona).
 
 
 

Stervander M, Fjeldså J, Christidis L, Ericson PGP, Ohlson J, Alström P. An updated chronology for passerine evolution. In: Fjeldså J, Christidis L & Ericson PGP (eds). The largest avian radiation – the evolution of perching birds, or the order Passeriformes. Under production, Lynx Edicions (Barcelona).
 
 
 


Most recent research papers

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. Molecular Ecology, in press. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15471. *Shared first authorship.

Read Open Access paper at Molecular Ecology. The non-reviewed preprint manuscript prior to revisions is available at bioRxiv.
Datasets freely available at Zenodo: DOI

Selected as “From the Cover” 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.

Read paper at Journal of Heredity.

 


Most cited research paper (450+ times)

Jonzen2006ScienceJonzén 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.

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

Inaccessible Rail (photo: Peter G. Ryan) 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: DOI

Media coverage from 200+ outlets in 30+ languages, with links to articles in e.g. Smithsonian Magazine, Atlas Obscura, and Gizmodo.
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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. 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.

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