Individuals indicated by asterisks are or were students, postdocs or other lab personnel.


  1. Martin*, P.R., R.D. Montgomerie & S.C. Lougheed. 2015 Color patterns of closely-related bird species are more divergent at intermediate levels of breeding range sympatry. American Naturalist. Accepted for publication 12 Nov. 2014.
  2. Campagna*, L., C. Kopuchian, P.L. Tubaro & S.C. Lougheed. 2014. Secondary contact followed by gene flow between divergent mitochondrial lineages of a widespread Neotropical songbird (Zonotrichia capensis). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 111: 863–868.
  3. Calderón*, L., F. Quintana, G.S. Cabanne, S.C. Lougheed, and P.L. Tubaro. 2014. Phylogeography and genetic structure of two Patagonian shag species (Aves: Phalacrocoracidae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 72: 42-53.
  4. Lesbarrères, D., S.L. Ashpole, C.A. Bishop, G. Blouin-Demers, R.J. Brooks, P. Echaubard, P. Govindarajulu, D.M. Green, S.J. Hecnar, T. Herman, J. Houlahan, J.D. Litzgus, M.J. Mazerolle, C.A. Paszkowski, P. Rutherford, D.M. Schock, K.B. Storey & S.C. Lougheed. 2014. Conservation of herpetofauna in northern landscapes: Threats and challenges from a Canadian perspective. Biol. Cons. 170: 48-55.
  5. Stewart*, K.A. & S.C. Lougheed. 2013. Testing for intraspecific postzygotic isolation between cryptic lineages of Pseudacris crucifer. Ecology & Evolution 3: 4621-4630.
  6. Xuereb*, A., J.D. Austin* & S.C. Lougheed. 2013. New microsatellite loci for the threatened eastern hognosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos). Conservation Genetics Resources. In press.
  7. Campagna*, L., L. Silveira, P.L. Tubaro & S.C. Lougheed. 2013. Identifying the sister species to the rapid capuchino seedeater radiation (Sporophila, Passeriformes). Auk 130: 645-655.
  8. Campagna*, L., P.J. Van Coeverden de Groot, B. Saunders, S. Atkinson, D. Weber, M.G. Dyck*, P.T. Boag & S.C. Lougheed. 2013. Extensive sampling of Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Northwest Passage (Canadian Arctic Archipelago) reveals population differentiation across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Ecology & Evolution Accepted May 31 2013.
  9. Banger*, N., G. Blouin-Demers, G. Bulte & S.C. Lougheed. 2013. Consequences of multiple paternity for offspring fitness in northern map turtles, Graptemys geographica. Canadian Journal of Zoology. Accepted 5 June 2013.
  10. DiLeo*, M.F., J.D. Rouse, J.A. Davila* & S.C. Lougheed. 2013. The influence of landscape on gene flow in the eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus c. catenatus): insight from computer simulations. Molecular Ecology. Accepted May 23 2013.
  11. Lougheed, S.C., L. Campagna*, P.T. Tubaro, J.A. Davila*, L. Campagna*, D.A. Lijtmaer* & P. Handford. 2013. Continental phylogeography of a neotropical songbird, Zonotrichia capensis. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:58 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-58.
  12. Elmer*, K.R., R.M. Bonett, D.B. Wake & S.C. Lougheed. 2013. Early Miocene origin and cryptic diversification of South American salamanders. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:59 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-59.
  13. Klaus*, S.P. & S.C. Lougheed. 2013. Changes in breeding phenology of Eastern Ontario frogs over four decades. Ecology & Evolution 3: 835-845. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.501
  14. Chabot*, A.A., K.A. Hobson, S.L. Van Wilgenburg, G.J. McQuat & S.C. Lougheed. 2012. Advances in linking wintering migrant birds to their breeding-ground origins using combined analyses of genetic and stable isotope markers. PLoSONE. 7(8): e43627. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043627
  15. Barreira*, A.S., M. Lagorio, D.A. Lijtmaer, S.C. Lougheed & P.L. Tubaro. 2012. Fluorescent and ultraviolet sexual dichromatism in the bluewinged parrotlet. Journal of Zoology 288: 135-142.
  16. Little*, A.G. Kocha. S.C. Lougheed & C.D. Moyes. 2012. Evolution of mitochondrial-encoded cytochrome oxidase subunits in endothermic fish: the importance of taxon-sampling in codon-based models. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 63: 679-684.
  17. Campagna*, L., J.J.H. Clair, S.C. Lougheed, R.W. Woods, S. Imberti & P.L. Tubaro. 2012. Divergence between passerine populations from the Malvinas - Falkland Islands and continental counterparts: a comparative phylogeographic study. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106: 865-879.
  18. Row*, J.R., G. Blouin-Demers & S.C. Lougheed. 2012. Movements and habitat use of Eastern Foxsnakes (Pantherophis gloydi) in two areas varying in size and fragmentation. Journal of Herpetology 46: 94-99.
  19. Coxon, A., A.A. Chabot*, S.C. Lougheed, J.A. Davila & B. White. 2012. Characterization of 17 microsatellite loci from the loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus). Conservation Genetics Resources 4: 503-506.
  20. Campagna*, L., P. Benites*, S.C. Lougheed, D.A. Lijtmaer*, A.S. DiGiacomo, M.D. Eaton and P.L. Tubaro. 2012. Rapid phenotypic evolution during incipient speciation in a continental avian radiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 279: 1847-1856.
  21. Xuereb*, A. J.R. Row*, R.J. Brooks, C. MacKinnon & S.C. Lougheed. 2012. Relation between parasitism, stress, and fitness correlates of the Eastern Foxsnake (Pantherophis gloydi) in Ontario. Journal of Herpetology. 40: 555-561.
  22. Calderón*, L., W.S. Svagelj, F. Quintana, S.C. Lougheed & P.L. Tubaro. 2011. No evidence of extra-pair paternity or intraspecific brood parasitism in the Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) Journal of Avian Biology 153: 139-147.
  23. Campagna*, L., K. Geale*, P. Handford, D.A. Lijtmaer*, P.L. Tubaro & S.C. Lougheed. 2011. A molecular phylogeny of the Sierra-Finches (Phrygilus, Passeriformes): extreme polyphyly in a group of Andean specialists. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 521-533.
  24. Row*, J.R., R.J. Brooks, C. MacKinnon, A. Lawson, B.I. Crother, M. White & S.C. Lougheed. 2011. Approximate Bayesian computation reveals the origins of genetic diversity and population structure of foxsnakes. Journal of Evolultionary Biology 24: 2364-2377.
  25. Ferrero*, M.E., J.A. Blanco-Aguiar, S.C. Lougheed, I. Sanchez-Barbudo, P.J.G. de Nova, R. Villafuerte & J.A. Davila. 2011. Phylogeography and genetic structure of the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa): more evidence for refugia within the Iberian glacial refugium. Molecular Ecology. 20: 2628-2642.
  26. Row*, J.R., G. Blouin-Demers & S.C. Lougheed. 2010. Habitat distribution influences dispersal and fine-scale genetic population structure of eastern foxsnakes (Mintonius gloydi) across a fragmented landscape. Molecular Ecology. 19: 5157-5171.
  27. Benites, P. M. Eaton, D. Lijtmaer, S.C. Lougheed & P.L. Tubaro. 2010. An avian visual perspective on plumage color differences among females of Sporophila seedeaters (Aves, Passeriformes). Journal of Avian Biology 41: 597-602.
  28. Köhler, J., D. Koscinski*, J.M. Padial, J.C. Chaparro, P. Handford, S.C. Lougheed & I. de la Riva. 2010. Systematics of Andean gladiator frogs of the Hypsiboas pulchellus species group (Anura, Hylidae). Zoologica Scripta. 39: 572-590.
  29. LeMoine, C.M.R., S.C. Lougheed & C.D. Moyes. 2010. Modular evolution of PGC-1a in vertebrates. Journal of Molecular Evolution 70: 492-505.
  30. Little*, A.G., C.D. Moyes & S.C. Lougheed. 2010. Evolutionary affinity of billfishes (Xiphiidae and Istiophoridae) and flatfishes (Plueronectiformes): independent and trans-subordinal origins of endothermy in teleost fishes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 897-904.
  31. Little*, A.G. Kocha. S.C. Lougheed, C.D. Moyes. 2010. Evolution of the nuclear-encoded cytochrome oxidase subunits in vertebrates. Physiological Genomics 42: 76-84.
  32. DiLeo*, M.F., J.R. Row* & S.C. Lougheed. 2010. Discordant patterns of population structure for two co-distributed snake species across a fragmented Ontario landscape. Diversity and Distributions 16: 571-581.
  33. Martin*, P.R., R.D. Montgomerie & S.C. Lougheed. 2010. Divergent selection in sympatry causes rapid plumage evolution in high latitude birds. Evolution 64: 336-347.


  1. Campagna*, L., D.A. Lijtmaer,* K.C.R. Kerr, A.S. Barreira*, P.D.N. Hebert, S.C. Lougheed & P.L. Tubaro. 2009. DNA barcodes provide new evidence of a recent radiation in the genus Sporophila (Aves: Passeriformes) Molecular Ecology Research 10: 449-458.
  2. Koscinski*, D., A.G. Yates, P.T. Handford & S.C. Lougheed. 2009. Effects of landscape and history on diversification of a montane, stream-breeding amphibian. Journal of Biogeography.36: 255-265.
  3. Barreira*, A., G. Garcia, D.A. Lijtmaer*, S.C. Lougheed & P.L. Tubaro. 2008. Blue males and green females: Sexual dichromatism in the blue dacnis (Dacnis cayana) and the swallow tanager (Tersina viridis). Ornitologia Neotropical 19: 441-450.
  4. Graham, L.A., S.C. Lougheed, K.V. Ewart & P.L. Davies. 2008. Lateral transfer of a lectin-like antifreeze protein gene in fishes. PLoSONE 3(7): e2616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002616
  5. Koscinski*, D., S. Sharp*, P.L. Tubaro, P.T. Handford & S.C. Lougheed. 2008. Pleistocene climatic cycling and diversification of the Andean treefrog, Hypsiboas andinus. Molecular Ecology 17: 2012-2025.
  6. Nagel*, L. R.D. Montgomerie & S.C. Lougheed. 2008. Evolutionary divergence in a common marine ectoparasite (Gnathia sp.): phylogeography, morphology, and behaviour. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94: 569-587.
  7. Row*, J., Z. Sun, C. Cliffe & S.C. Lougheed. 2008. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for eastern foxsnakes (Elaphe gloydi). Molecular Ecology 8, 965-967
  8. Howes*, B.J. & S.C. Lougheed. 2008. Genetic analysis of a species range: relation between genetic diversity and geographic peripherality in the five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus). Journal of Biogeography 35: 1269-1278.
  9. Eckert, C.G., K. Samis & S.C. Lougheed. 2008. Genetic variation across species' ranges: the central-marginal hypothesis and beyond. Molecular Ecology 17: 1170-1188.
  10. Elmer*, K.R., J.A. Davila & S.C. Lougheed. 2007. Cryptic diversity, deep divergence, and Pleistocene expansion in an upper Amazonian frog, Eleutherodactylus ockendeni. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 2007, 7:247.
  11. Elmer*, K.R., J.A. Davila & S.C. Lougheed. 2007. Applying new inter-individual approaches to assess fine-scale population genetic diversity in a neotropical frog, Eleutherodactylus ockendeni. Heredity 99: 506-511.
  12. Howes*, B.J. & S.C. Lougheed. 2007. Variation in male body size and sexual size dimorphism with latitude in a temperate lizard. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 626-633.
  13. Graham, L.A. W. Qin, S.C. Lougheed, P.L. Davies & V.K. Walker. 2007. Evolution of hyperactive, repetitive antifreeze proteins in beetles. Journal of Molecular Evolution 64: 387-398.
  14. Croteau*, E., S.C. Lougheed, P. Krannitz, N. Mahony, B. Walker & P.T. Boag. 2007. Habitat fragmentation and conservation genetics of Brewer's Sparrow. Conservation Genetics 8: 1453-1463.
  15. Benites*, P., P.L. Tubaro, D.A. Lijtmaer*, S.C. Lougheed & M. Eaton. 2007. Color divergence among closely related species of red-breasted meadowlarks (Genus Sturnella). Condor 109: 605-616.
  16. Barreira*, A.S., D.A. Lijtmaer*, S.C. Lougheed & P.L. Tubaro. 2007. Subspecific and seasonal variation in the structurally based coloration of the ultramarine grosbeak. Condor 109: 187-192.
  17. Ibarguchi*, G., V.L. Friesen & S.C. Lougheed. 2006. Defeating Numts: 'Semi-pure'x mitochondrial DNA from eggs and simple purification methods for field-collected wildlife tissues. Genome 49: 1438-1450.
  18. Quirt*, K. G. Blouin-Demers, B.J. Howes* & S.C. Lougheed. 2006. Microhabitat selection of five-lined skinks in northern peripheral populations. Journal of Herpetology 40: 337-344.
  19. Howes*, B.J., B. Lindsay* & S.C. Lougheed. 2006. Phylogeography of a temperate lizard. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40: 183-194.
  20. Lougheed, S.C. J.D. Austin*, J.P. Bogart, P.T. Boag & A.A. Chek*. 2006. Multicharacter perspectives on the evolution of intraspecific differentiation in a neotropical hylid frog. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6:23 Open Access. 16pp.
  21. Elmer*, K.R., J.A. Davila, & S.C. Lougheed. 2006. Isolation and development of simple and compound polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellites for the neotropical leaflitter frog, Eleutherodactylus ockendeni (Leptodactylidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 891-893.
  22. Nagel*, L. & S.C. Lougheed. 2006. A simple molecular technique for identifying marine host fish by sequencing bloodfeeding parasites. Journal of Parasitology 92: 665-668.
  23. Dalziel*, A., C. Moyes, E. Fredriksson & S.C. Lougheed. 2006. Molecular evolution of cytochrome c oxidase in high performance fish (Teleostei: Scombroidei). Journal of Molecular Evolution 62: 319-331.
  24. Tubaro, P.L., D.A. Lijtmaer* & S.C. Lougheed. Cryptic dichromatism and seasonal color variation in the Diademed Cardinal (Stephanophorus diadematus). Condor 107: 648-656.
  25. Lijtmaer*, D.A., N.M.M. Sharpe*, P.L. Tubaro & S.C. Lougheed. 2004. Molecular phylogenetics and diversification of the genus Sporophila. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 562-579.
  26. Austin*, J.D., S.C. Lougheed & P.T. Boag. 2004. Controlling for the effects of history and nonequilibrium conditions in gene flow estimates in northern bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) populations. Genetics 168: 168: 1491-1506. [Appendices]
  27. Austin*, J.D., S.C. Lougheed & P.T. Boag. 2004. Discordant temporal and geographic patterns in maternal lineages of eastern north American frogs, Rana catesbeiana (Ranidae) and Pseudacris crucifer (Hylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 799-816.
  28. Howes*, B.J. & S.C. Lougheed. 2004. The importance of cover rock in northern populations of five-lined skink (Eumeces fasciatus). Herpetologica 60: 287-294.
  29. Howes*, BJ, J.A. Lee-Yaw*, A.V. Robertson, J.P. Bogart & S.C. Lougheed. 2004. Microsatellite loci from the five-lined skink (Eumeces fasciatus). Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 237-238.
  30. Austin*, J.D., J.A. Davila, S.C. Lougheed & P.T. Boag. 2003. Genetic evidence for female-biased dispersal in the frog, Rana catesbeiana (Ranidae). Molecular Ecology 12: 3165- 3172.
  31. Austin*, J.D., S.C. Lougheed, P.E. Moler & P.T. Boag. 2003. Phylogenetics, zoogeography, and the role of dispersal in the evolution of the Rana catesbeiana (Anura: Ranidae) species group. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 80: 601-624.
  32. Chek, A.A., J.D. Austin* & S.C. Lougheed. 2003. Why is there a tropical-temperate disparity in the genetic diversity and taxonomy of species? Evolutionary Ecology Research 5: 69-77.
  33. Chek, A.A., J.P. Bogart & S.C. Lougheed. 2003. Mating signal partitioning in multi-species assemblages: a null model test using frogs. Ecology Letters 6: 235-247.
  34. Abbott*, C.L., T. Põldmaa, S.C. Lougheed, M. Clarke & P. T. Boag. 2002. Hierarchical analysis of genetic population structure in the Noisy Miner using DNA microsatellites. Condor 104: 652-656.
  35. Austin*, J.D., S.C. Lougheed, A.A. Chek, L. Neidrauer* & P.T. Boag. 2002. Cryptic lineages in a small frog. The post-glacial history of Spring Peepers, Pseudacris crucifer. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 25: 316-329.
  36. Austin*, J.D., S.C. Lougheed, K. Tanner*, A.A. Chek, J.P. Bogart, J.P. & P.T. Boag. 2002. Molecular perspectives on the evolutionary affinities of an enigmatic Neotropical frog, Allophryne ruthveni. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 134: 335-346.
  37. Vallianatos*, M., S.C. Lougheed & P.T. Boag. 2002. Conservation genetics of the Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) in Central and Eastern North America. Conservation Genetics 3: 1-13.
  38. Chek, A.A., S.C. Lougheed, J.P. Bogart & P.T. Boag. 2001. Perception and history. Molecular phylogeny of a diverse group of Neotropical frogs, the 30-chromosome Hyla (Anura: Hylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 18: 370-385.
  39. Vallianatos*, M., S.C. Lougheed & P.T. Boag. 2001. Phylogeography and genetic characteristics of a putative secondary contact zone of the Loggerhead Shrike in Central and Eastern North America. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 2221-2227.
  40. Gascon, C., J.R. Malcolm, J.L. Patton, M.N.F. da Silva, J.P. Bogart, S.C. Lougheed, C.A. Peres, S. Neckel & P.T. Boag. 2000. Riverine barriers and the geographic distributions of Amazonian species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science U.S.A. 97: 13672-13677.
  41. Lougheed, S.C., J.R. Freeland, P. Handford & P.T. Boag. 2000. A molecular phylogeny of warbling-finches (Poospiza): paraphyly in a Neotropical emberizid genus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 17: 367-378.
  42. Lougheed, S.C., H.L. Gibbs, K.A. Prior & P.J. Weatherhead. 2000. The relative utility of RAPD versus microsatellite DNA markers for assessing population structure in the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake. Journal of Heredity 91: 458-463.


  1. Elliott, J. K., S.C. Lougheed, B. Bateman*, L.K. McPhee & P.T. Boag. 1999. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for the evolution of specialization in anemonefishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 266: 677-685.
  2. Lougheed, S.C., C. Gascon, D.A. Jones, J.P. Bogart & P. T. Boag. 1999. Ridges and rivers: a test of competing hypotheses of Amazonian diversification using a dart-poison frog, Epipedobates femoralis. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 266: 1829-1835.
  3. Lougheed, S.C., H.L. Gibbs, K.A. Prior & P.J. Weatherhead. 1999. Hierarchical patterns of genetic population structure in Black Rat Snakes (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) as revealed by microsatellite DNA analysis. Evolution 53: 1995-2001.
  4. Weatherhead, P. J., K.W. Dufour, S.C. Lougheed & C.G. Eckert. 1999. A test of the good-genes-as-heterozygosity hypothesis using Red-winged Blackbirds. Behavioural Ecology 10: 619-625.
  5. Gascon, C., S.C. Lougheed & J.P. Bogart. 1998. Patterns of genetic population differentiation in four species of Amazonian frogs: a test of the riverine barrier hypothesis. Biotropica 30: 104-119.
  6. Welsh, D.A. & S.C. Lougheed. 1996. Relationships of avian distributions to two multivariate environmental gradients in the northern boreal forest. Ecography 19: 194-208.
  7. Gascon, C., S.C. Lougheed & J.P. Bogart. 1996. Genetic and morphological variation in Vanzolinius discodactylus: a direct test of the riverine barrier hypothesis. Biotropica 29: 376-387.
  8. Lougheed, S.C. & P. Handford. 1993. Covariation of morphological and allozyme frequency characters in populations of the Rufous-collared Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis. Auk 110: 179-188.
  9. Lougheed, S.C., P. Handford & A.J. Baker. 1993. Mitochondrial DNA hyperdiversity and vocal dialects in a subspecies transition of the Rufous-collared Sparrow. Condor 95: 889-895.
  10. Yezerinac*, S.M., S.C. Lougheed & P. Handford. 1992. Measurement error and morphometric studies: an assessment of statistical power and the effect of observer experience using avian skeletons. Systematic Biology 41: 471-482.
  11. Yezerinac*, S.M., S.C. Lougheed & P. Handford. 1992. The relationship between allozymic heterozygosity and morphological variability in Rufous-collared Sparrows (Zonotrichia capensis). Evolution 46: 1959-1964.
  12. Lougheed, S.C. & P. Handford. 1992. Vocal dialects and the structure of geographic variation in morphological and allozymic frequency characters in the Rufous-collared Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis. Evolution 46: 1443-1456.
  13. Lougheed, S.C., T.W. Arnold & R.C. Bailey. 1991. Measurement error of external and skeletal variables and its effect on principal components. Auk 108: 432-436.
  14. Handford, P. & S.C. Lougheed. 1991. Variation in duration and frequency characters in the song of the Rufous-collared Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis, with respect to habitat, trill dialects and body size. Condor 93: 644-658.
  15. McLister, J.D., S.C. Lougheed & J.P. Bogart. 1991. Electrophoretic and vocalization comparisons among three leptodactylid frogs (Pleurodema spp.) from northwestern Argentina. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 2397-2403.
  16. Barquez, R.M. & S.C. Lougheed. 1990. New distributional records of some Argentine bat species. Journal of Mammology 71: 261-263.

Before 1990

  1. Lougheed, S.C. & P. Handford. 1989. Night songs in the Rufous-collared Sparrow. Condor 91: 462-465.
  2. Lougheed, S.C., A.J. Lougheed, M. Rae & P. Handford. 1989. Analysis of a dialect boundary in chaco vegetation in the Rufous-collared Sparrow. Condor 91: 1002-1005.
  3. Lougheed, S.C. & B.W.C. Rosser. 1987. A survey of tissue-specific isozyme expression during chicken ontogeny. Biochemical Genetics 25: 275-286.
  4. Subden, R.E., A. Krizus, S.C. Lougheed & K. Carey. 1987. Isozyme characterization of Vitis species and some cultivars. Journal of Enology and Viticulture 38: 176-181.
  5. Lougheed, S.C. & T.A. Drysdale. 1986. Tissue specific isozyme expression in three species of Icterinae (Aves: Emberizidae). Genetica 71: 191-197.

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