Submitted publications

Ambrose, L., Ortiz-Barrientos, D., Cooper, R.D., Ong, W., Lobo, N.F., Burkot, T.R., Russell, T.L., and N.W. Beebe. The evolution and spread of divergent human host preference traits in island populations of mosquitoes, in revision.

Beaman, J., Ortiz-Barrientos, Monro, K., D., Hall, M.D. and White, C.R. Metabolic scaling has diversified among species, despite an evolutionary constraint within species, in review. bioRxiv  doi:

Melo, M.C., James, M.E., Roda, F., Bernal-Franco, D.M., Wilkinson, M.J., Liu, H., Walter, G.M., and D. Ortiz-Barrientos. Evidence for mutation-order speciation in an Australian wildflower, bioRxiv 692673; doi:

James, M. E., Arenas-Castro, H., Groh, J. S., Engelstädter, J., and D. Ortiz-Barrientos (2020). Highly replicated evolution of parapatric ecotypes. bioRxiv doi:

James, M. E., Wilkinson, M.J., North, H., Engelstädter, J., and D. Ortiz-Barrientos (2020). A framework to quantify phenotypic and genotypic parallel evolution. bioRxiv doi:

Wilkinson, M.C., Roda, F., Walter, G.M., James, M.E., Nipper, R., Walsh, J., Liu, H., Beveridge, C.B., and D. Ortiz-Barrientos. Divergence in hormone signalling links local adaptation and hybrid failure. in review. bioRxiv doi:


Walter, G.M., Abbott, R.J., Brennan, A.C., Bridle, J.R., Chapman, M., Filatov, D., Nevado, B., Ortiz-Barrientos, D., and S.J. Hiscock (2020) Tansley Review: Senecio as a model system for integrating studies of genotype, phenotype and fitness, New Phytologistin press.

Walter, G.M., Richards, T., Wilkinson, M.J., Aguirre, D., Blows, M.W  & D. Ortiz-Barrientos. Loss of ecologically important genetic variation in late generation hybrids reveals links between adaptation and speciation, Evolution Letters, in press.


Arenas-Castro, H., Brittain, B.M., Matute, D.R., and D. Ortiz-Barrientos (2019). Reinforcement.  Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology.  Ed. EIC Name. New York: Oxford University Press, DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199941728-0120.

Richards, T., Ortiz-Barrientos, D & K., McGuiganNatural selection drives leaf divergence in experimental populations of Senecio lautus under natural conditions, Ecology and Evolution, accepted.

White, C.R., Marshall, D.J., Alton, L., et al. & D. Ortiz-Barrientos. (2018) The origin and maintenance of metabolic allometry in animals, Nature Ecology & Evolution, accepted.


Lieu, C-S., Memory, A., Ortiz-Barrientos, D., Thompson, I.R., de Lange P.J., & P.B. Pelser (2018) The delimitation and evolutionary history of the Australasian Lautusoid group of Senecio (Asteraceae; Senecioneae), Taxon 62:127-140. PDF

Walter, G.M., Aguirre, D., Blows, M.W. & D. Ortiz-Barrientos. (2018) Evolution of genetic variance during adaptive radiation. American Naturalist 191, 4: E108-E128. PDF

Walter, G.M., Wilkinson, M,. Aguirre, D., Blows, M.W. & D. Ortiz-Barrientos. Environmentally-induced developmental rates drive the origin of fitness trade-offs, Ecology 99:1391-1401. PDF


Littleford-Colquhoun, B.L., Clemente, C., Whiting, M.J., Ortiz-Barrientos, D. & C.H. Frere. (2017) Rapid and extensive diversification of a native vertebrate in city parks. Molecular Ecology 9:2466-2481PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos, D. & James, M.E. The evolution of recombination rates and the genomic landscape of speciation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 1519–1521PDF

Roda, F.,  Walter, G.M., Nipper, R. D. Ortiz-Barrientos. (2017). Genomic clustering of adaptive loci during parallel evolution of an Australian wildflower. Molecular Ecology 14: 3687–3699. PDF


Beekman, M., Nieuwenhuis, B., Ortiz-Barrientos, D. & J. Evans. (2016) Sexual selection in hermaphrodites, plants, fungi and broadcast spawnersPhilosophical Transactions B 371: 20150541. PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos D., Engelstädter, J. & L.H. Rieseberg. (2016) Recombination rate evolution and the origin of species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 3:226 - 236. PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos, D. (2016) Species Concepts and speciation, in Encyclopaedia of Evolutionary Biology: Speciation. Chief Editor R. Kliman, Section Editor D. Ortiz-Barrientos, Elsevier, Oxford UK pages 216-227PDF

Reeve, J., Ortiz-Barrientos, D. & J. Engelstädter. The evolution of recombination rates in finite populations during ecological speciation. Proceedings Royal Society B Oct 26; 283. pii: 20161243PDF

Richards, T. & D. Ortiz-Barrientos. (2016) Immigrant inviability produces a strong barrier to gene flow between parapatric ecotypes of Senecio lautus. Evolution 70: 1239-1248PDF

Richards, T., Walter, G.M., McGuigan, K. & D. Ortiz-Barrientos. (2016) Divergent natural selection drives the evolution of extrinsic post zygotic isolation in an Australian wildflower. Evolution 70: 1993-2003. PDF

Walter, G.M., Wilkinson M., James, M.E., Richards, T., Aguirre, D. & D. Ortiz-Barrientos. (2016). Diversification across a heterogeneous landscape. Evolution 70: 1079-1992.  PDF


Baack, E.J., Melo, M.C., Rieseberg, L.H. & Ortiz-Barrientos, D. (2015) Tansley Review: The origins of reproductive isolation in plants. New Phytologist  207: 968–984. PDF


Elliott, A.G., Delay, C., Liu, H., Phua, Z., ,Rosengren, K.J., Benfield, A.H., Panero, J.L., Colgare  M.L., Jayasena, A.S., Dunse, K.M., Anderson, M.A., Schilling, E.E., Ortiz-Barrientos, D., Craik, D.J. & Mylne, J.S. (2014). Evolutionary origins of a bioactive peptide buried within preproalbumin. Plant Cell 26: 981-995. PDF

Matute D., & Ortiz-Barrientos D. (2014). Speciation: The strength of natural selection driving reinforcement. Current Biology 24: R955-R957. PDF

Melo, M.C., Grealy, A., Brittain, B., Walter, G.M. & D. Ortiz-Barrientos. (2014). Strong extrinsic reproductive isolation between parapatric populations of an Australian groundsel. New Phytologist 203: 232-334. PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos, D. & Back, E.J. (2014). Species integrity in trees. Molecular Ecology 23: 4188-4191. PDF


Ortiz-Barrientos, D. (2013). The color genes of speciation. Genetics 194:39-42. PDF

Roda, F., Ambrose, L., Walter, G. M., Liu, H. L., Schaul, A., Lowe, A., Pelser, P. B., Prentis, P., Rieseberg, L. H. & Ortiz-Barrientos, D. (2013). Genomic evidence for the parallel evolution of coastal forms in the Senecio lautus complex. Molecular Ecology 22: 2941–2952. PDF

Roda, F., Wilkinson, M., Liu, H., Walter, G.M., James, M., Bernal, D.M., Melo, M.C., Lowe, A., Rieseberg, L.H., Prentis, P. & D. Ortiz-Barrientos. (2013). Convergence and divergence during the adaptation to similar environments by an Australian groundsel. Evolution 67: 2515-2529. PDF


Sambatti J.B.M., Strasburg, J.L., Ortiz-Barrientos D., Baack E.J. & Rieseberg L.H. (2012). Reconciling extremely strong barriers with high levels of gene exchange in annual sunflowers. Evolution 66, 1459-1473. PDF


David G.K., Condon C.H., Bywater C.L., Ortiz-Barrientos D. & Wilson R.S. (2011). Receivers Limit the Prevalence of Deception in Humans: Evidence from Diving Behaviour in Soccer Players. PLoS One 6: e26017. PDF


Prentis P.J., Woolfit M., Thomas-Hall S.R., Ortiz-Barrientos D., Pavasovic A., Lowe A.J. & Schenk P.M. (2010). Massively parallel sequencing and analysis of expressed sequence tags in a successful invasive plant. Annals of Botany 106: 1009-1017. PDF


Nosil P., Funk D.J. & Ortiz-Barrientos D. (2009). Divergent selection and heterogeneous genomic divergence. Molecular Ecology 18: 375-402. PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos D., Grealy A. & Nosil P. (2009). The Genetics and Ecology of Reinforcement Implications for the Evolution of Prezygotic Isolation in Sympatry and Beyond. Year in Evolutionary Biology 2009 1168: 156-182. PDF

Jasinska A.J., et al. (2009). A narrow and highly significant linkage signal for severe bipolar disorder in the chromosome 5q33 region in Latin American pedigrees. American Journal of Medical Genetics, B Neuropsychiatry Genetics. 150B:998-1006. PDF


Sambatti J.B.M.*, Ortiz-Barrientos D.*, Baack E.J. & Rieseberg L.H. (2008). Ecological selection maintains cytonuclear incompatibilities in hybridizing sunflowers. Ecology Letters 11: 1082-1091. * Equally contributed to this work. PDF


Etges W.J., de Oliveira C.C., Gragg E., Ortiz-Barrientos D., Noor M.A.F. & Ritchie M.G. (2007). Genetics of incipient speciation in Drosophila mojavensis. I. Male courtship song, mating success, and genotype x environment interactions. Evolution 61: 1106-1119. PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos D., Counterman B.A. & Noor M.A.F. (2007). Gene expression divergence and the origin of hybrid dysfunctions. Genetica, 129: 71-81. PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos D. & Kane N.C. (2007). Meeting review: American genetics association symposium on the genetics of speciation. Molecular Ecology 16: 2852-2854. PDF


Herzberg I., et al. (2006). Convergent linkage evidence from two Latin-American population isolates supports the presence of a susceptibility locus for bipolar disorder in 5q31-34. Human Molecular Genetics. 15:3146-53. PDF

Noor M.A.F. & Ortiz-Barrientos D. (2006). Simulating natural conditions in the laboratory: A re-examination of sexual isolation between sympatric and allopatric populations of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilisBehavior Genetics 36: 322-327. PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos D. & Rieseberg L.H. (2006). Speciation - Splitting when together. Heredity 97: 2-3. PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos D., Audrey S.C. & Noor M.A.F. (2006). A recombinational portrait of the Drosophila pseudoobscura genome. Genetical Research 87: 23-31. PDF

Torres M.M. et al. (2006). A revertant of the major founder Native American haplogroup C common in populations from northern South America. American Journal of Human Biology 18:59-65. PDF


Ortiz-Barrientos D. & Noor M.A.F. (2005). Evidence for a one-allele assortative mating locus. Science, 310: 1467-1467. PDF

Richards S., Liu Y., et al  (2005). Comparative genome sequencing of Drosophila pseudoobscura: Chromosomal, gene, and cis-element evolution. Genome Research 15: 1-18. PDF


Counterman B.A.*, Ortiz-Barrientos D.* & Noor M.A.F. (2004). Using comparative genomic data to test for fast-x evolution. Evolution 58: 656-660. * co-first author. PDF

Ortiz-Barrientos D., Counterman B.A. & Noor M.A.F. (2004). The genetics of speciation by reinforcement. PLoS Biology 2: 2256-2263. PDF


Ortiz-Barrientos D., Reiland J., Hey J. & Noor M.A.F. (2002). Recombination and the divergence of hybridizing species. Genetica, 116: 167-178. PDF


Carvajal-Carmona L.G., Soto I.D., et al. (2000). Strong Amerind/white sex bias and a possible sephardic contribution among the founders of a population in northwest Colombia.  American Journal of Human Genetics 67: 1287-1295. PDF

Mesa N.R., Mondragon M.C., et al. (2000). Autosomal, mtDNA, and Y-chromosome diversity in Amerinds: Pre- and post-Columbian patterns of gene flow in South America. American Journal of Human Genetics 67: 1277-1286. PDF

Ospina-Duque J., Carvajal-Carmona L., et al. (2000). A search for genetic loci involved in predisposition to bipolar mood disorder in the population of Antioquia, Colombia. American Journal of Medical Genetics96: 507-507. PDF

Ospina-Duque J., Duque C., et al.  (2000). An association study of bipolar mood disorder (type I) with the 5-HTTLPR serotonin transporter polymorphism in a human population isolate from Colombia. Neuroscience Letters 292, 199-202. PDF

Ospina-Duque J., Duque C., et al.  (2000). Lack of association between a serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism and BP1 in Antioquia, Colombia. American Journal of Medical Genetics 96: 490-491. PDF

Torres M.M., Ortiz-Barrientos D., Soto I.D., Carvajal L.G., Duque C., Bedoya G., de Restrepo H.G. & Ruiz-Linares A. (2000). mtDNA diversity of Colombian Amerind populations. American Journal of Human Genetics 67: 216-216. PDF


Ruiz-Linares A., Ortiz-Barrientos D., et al. (1999). Microsatellites provide evidence for Y chromosome diversity among the founders of the New World. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A, 96: 6312-6317. PDF

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