Publication List:

28.   ZW Culumber, JM Anaya-Rojas, WW Booker, AP Hooks, EC Lange, B Pluer, N Ramírez-Bullón, Joseph Travis. In press. Widespread biases in ecological and evolutionary studies. BioScience. Email to request PDF.

27.   ZW Culumber, Kraft B, Travis J, and KA Hughes. 2018. Gene-by-social environment interaction and the maintenance of genetic polymorphism in Gambusia holbrooki. Evolution 72(5):1146-1154.

26.   ZW Culumber and M Tobler. 2018. Correlated evolution of thermal niches and functional physiology in tropical freshwater fishes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 70(2):408-419.

25.   ZW Culumber and M Tobler. 2017. Sex-specific evolution during the diversification of livebearing fishes. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1:1185-1191.

Behind the Paper    ScienceDaily 

24.    M Tobler and ZW Culumber. 2016. Perspective: Swimming in polluted waters. Science 354(6317): 1232-1233.

NY Times Article

23.    ZW Culumber and M Tobler. 2016. Ecological divergence and conservatism: spatiotemporal patterns of niche evolution in a  genus of livebearing fishes (Poeciliidae: Xiphophorus). BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:44.

22.    ZW Culumber and M Tobler. 2016. Spatiotemporal environmental heterogeneity and the maintenance of the tailspot polymorphism in the variable platyfish (Xiphophorus variatus). Evolution 70(2):408-419.

21.    ZW Culumber, G Hopper, N Barts CN Passow, S Morgan, A Brown, L Arias-Rodriguez and M Tobler. 2016. Habitat use of two extremophile, highly endemic, and critically endangered fish species (Gambusia eurystoma and Poecilia sulphuraria; Poeciliidae). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

20.     ZW Culumber. 2016. Variation in the evolutionary integration of melanism with behavioral and physiological traits in Xiphophorus variatus. Evolutionary Ecology 30(1):9-20.

19.     ZW Culumber. 2015. Poeciliid fry responses to conspecific, heterospecific, and predator visual cues. Behaviour. 152: 1463-1479.

18.     ZW Culumber, M Schumer, S Monks, and M Tobler. 2015. Environmental heterogeneity generates opposite gene-by-environment interactions for two fitness- related traits within a population. Evolution 69(2):541-550. pdf

17.     ZW Culumber and S Monks. 2014. Does fin coloration signal social status in a dominance hierarchy of the livebearing fish Xiphophorus variatus? Behavioural Processes 107:158-162. pdf

16.       JB Johnson, ZW Culumber, R Easterling and GG Rosenthal. 2015. Boldness and predator evasion in naturally hybridizing swordtails (Teleostei: Xiphophorus). Current Zoology 61(4):596-603.

15.       ZW Culumber, CE Bautista-Hernández, S Monks, L Arias-Rodriguez and M Tobler. 2014. Variation in melanism and female preference in proximate but ecologically distinct habitats. Ethology 120 (11):1090-1100. pdf

14.       ZW Culumber, OM Ochoa and GG Rosenthal. 2014. Assortative mating and the maintenance of population structure in a natural hybrid zone. American Naturalist 184(2):225-232. pdf

            AAAS ScienceShot Article

13.       ZW Culumber. 2014. Pigmentation in Xiphophorus: an emerging system in ecological and evolutionary genetics. Zebrafish 11(1):57-70. pdf

12.       ZW Culumber and S Monks. 2014. Resilience to extreme temperature events: acclimation capacity and body condition of a polymorphic fish in response to thermal stress. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111 (3):504-510. pdf

11.         ZW Culumber, CE Bautista-Hernandez and S Monks. 2014. Physiological stress and the maintenance of adaptive genetic variation in a livebearing fish.  Evolutionary Ecology 28(1):117-129. pdf

10.         ZW Culumber, R Miranda and S Monks. 2013. First report of Xiphophorus hellerii in the arid Metztitlán Canyon Biosphere Reserve in Mexico.  Environmental Biology of Fishes 97 (2):157-161. pdf

9.         ZW Culumber and GG Rosenthal. 2013. Mating preferences do not maintain the conspicuous tailspot polymorphism in the platyfish, Xiphophorus variatus. Behavioral Ecology 24 (6):1286-1291. pdf

8.         ZW Culumber and GG Rosenthal. 2013. Population-level mating patterns and fluctuating asymmetry in swordtail hybrids.  Naturwissenschaften 100 (8):801-804. pdf

7.         ZW Culumber, DB Shepard, SW Coleman, GG Rosenthal and M Tobler. 2012. Physiological adaptation along environmental gradients and replicated hybrid zone structure in swordtails (Teleostei: Xiphophorus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25 (9): 1800-1814. pdf

6.         MN Verzijden, ZW Culumber and GG Rosenthal. 2012. Opposite effects of learning cause asymmetric mate preferences in hybridizing species. Behavioral Ecology 23 (5): 1133-1139.

5.         M Plath, R Riesch, ZW Culumber, B Streit and M Tobler. 2011. Giant water bug (Belostoma sp.) predation on a cave fish (Poecilia mexicana): effects of female body size and gestational state. Evolutionary Ecology Research 13: 133-144.

4.         ZW Culumber, HS Fisher, M Tobler, M Mateos, MD Sorenson, PH Barber and GG Rosenthal. 2011. Replicated hybrid zones of Xiphophorus swordtails along an elevational gradient. Molecular Ecology 20 (2):342-356. pdf

3.         M Tobler, ZW Culumber, M Plath, KO Winemiller and GG Rosenthal. 2011. An indigenous religious ritual selects for resistance to a toxicant in a fish (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae). Biology Letters 7 (2): 229-232.

2.         Coleman SW, ZW Culumber, A Meaders, J Henson and GG Rosenthal. 2009. Inducible molecular defenses, ultraviolet radiation, and melanomagenesis in natural Xiphophorus hybrids – a field-based investigation of lab-based cancer models. Environmental Biology of Fishes 86 (2): 279-84.

1.         Purdy Drew KR, LK Sanders, ZW Culumber, O Zribi and GCL Wong. 2008 Cationic amphiphiles increase activity of aminoglycoside antibiotic tobramycin in the presence of airway polyelectrolytes. Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (2):486-93.


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