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Gasterosteus aculeatus
Courting male and female
Gifu, Japan
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Volume 20(1, 2, 3) – January, March, May 2019

Stickleback Behaviour & Evolution — 2018
edited by
Jun Kitano, Jeffrey McKinnon, Nadia Aubin-Horth, Katie Peichel & Andrew Hendry

Gasterosteus, Anolis, Mus and more: the changing roles of vertebrate models in evolution and behaviour
Jeffrey S. McKinnon, Jun Kitano & Nadia Aubin-Horth — 2019(1) (mckinnonj@ecu.edu) <
Keywords: Gasterosteus aculeatus, model system, Threespine stickleback

Trajectory and rate of change in female life-history traits following colonization of a freshwater, lacustrine environment by oceanic Threespine stickleback
John A. Baker, David C. Heins & Jordan E. Baum — 2019(3) (JBaker@Clarku.edu)
Keywords: clutch size, egg size, freshwater invasion, Gasterosteus aculeatus, rapid evolution, reproductive effort

The Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) as a modifier of ecological disturbances
Ulrika Candolin — 2019(2) (ulrika.candolin@helsinki.fi)
Keywords: eco-evolutionary dynamics, ecosystem engineer, ecosystem function, eutrophication, species interactions, trophic cascade

The utility of stoichiometric and metabolic theory for understanding intraspecific variation in the foraging habitat and excretion of Threespine stickleback
Daniel J. Durston & Rana W. El-Sabaawi — 2019(2) (durston.dan@gmail.com or rana@uvic.ca)
Keywords: eco-evolutionary interactions, ecological stoichiometry, Ectodysplasin, elemental phenotype, intraspecific variation, metabolic theory of ecology, phosphorus, stable isotopes

Sex-biased mortality of marine Threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus L. during their spawning period in the White Sea
P.V. Golovin, A.E. Bakhvalova, M.V. Ivanov, T.S. Ivanova, K.A. Smirnova & D.L. Lajus — 2019(3) (pasha-golovin@yandex.ru)
Keywords: Atlantic cod, fourhorn sculpin, Gasterosteus aculeatus, mortality, population dynamics, predation, sex, sexual dimorphism, shorthorn sculpin, spawning, Threespine stickleback, White Sea

A comparison of nuptial colouration and breeding behaviour in white and common marine Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) ecotypes.
Anne L. Haley, Anne C. Dalziel & Laura K. Weir — 2019(2) (laura.weir@smu.ca)
Keywords: Atlantic Canada, convergent evolution, melanophores, parental care, sexual selection, speciation

Diversity of gill raker number and diets among stickleback populations in novel habitats created by the 2011 Töhoku earthquake and tsunami
Takuya Hosoki, Seiichi Mori, Shotaro Nishida, Manabu Kume, Tetsuya Sumi & Jun Kitano — 2019(2) (jkitano@nig.ac.jp)
Keywords: contemporary evolution, diet, empty niche, hybridization, rapid diversification, trophic ecology

Homing ability and site fidelity of marine Threespine stickleback on spawning grounds
T.S. Ivanova, M.V. Ivanov A.E. Bakhvalova, N.V. Polyakova, P.V. Golovin, A.V. Kucheryavyy, A.O. Yurtseva, K.A. Smirnova & D.L. Lajus — 2019(3) (dlajus@gmail.com)
Keywords: fish tagging, Gasterosteus aculeatus, homing, site fidelity, Threespine stickleback, White Sea

Gill Na+/K+-ATPase in the Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus): changes in transcript levels and sites of expression during acclimation to seawater
Makoto Kusakabe, Seiichi Mori & Jun Kitano — 2019(3) (Kusakabe.makoto@shizuoka.ac.jp)
Keywords: Gasterosteus aculeatus, gills, Na+/K+-ATPase, plasma Na+, salinity, stickleback

Evolutionary divergence in transcription levels of neuropeptide receptors linked to both social and stress-response behaviour between two Threespine stickleback populations exhibiting distinct behavioural types
Jennyfer Lacasse & Nadia Aubin-Horth — 2019(3) (Nadia.Aubin-Horth@bio.ulaval.ca)
Keywords: behaviour, corticotropin-releasing factor, evolutionary divergence, Gasterosteus aculeatus, gene expression, genetic variation, isotocin, personality, stress, Threespine stickleback, vasotocin

Fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of stress and fitness in stickleback: a review of the literature and examination of cranial structures
D.L. Lajus, P.V. Golovin, A.O. Yurtseva, T.S. Ivanova, A.S. Dorgham, & M.V. Ivanov — 2019(1) (dlajus@gmail.com)
Keywords: cranial bones, fluctuating asymmetry, Gasterosteus aculeatus, literature review, Threespine stickleback

Joint maternal and paternal stress Joint maternal and paternal stress
Whitley R. Lehto & Robin M. Tinghitella — 2019(2) (lehtowhi@gmail.com)
Keywords: cortisol, maternal effect, parental effect, paternal effect, predator, Threespine stickleback

Investigating the association between armour coverage and parasite infection in an estuarine population of stickleback
Meghan F. Maciejewski, Catherine A. Hernandez & Daniel I. Bolnick — 2019(1) (meghan.maciejewski@uconn.edu)
Keywords: Ectodysplasin (Eda), Gasterostereus aculeatus, lateral plates, pleiotropy, Threespine stickleback

The role of genetic and environmental background driving ontogenetic trajectories of skeletal variation in the Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.)
Alexandra E. Pistore, Tegan N. Barry, Stevi L. Vanderzwan, Heidi Schutz, Sean M. Roger & Heather A. Jamniczky — 2019(1) (hajamnic@ucalgary.ca)
Keywords: development, Gasterosteus aculeatus, geometric morphometrics, ontogeny, phenotype, skeleton, Threespine stickleback

Predictive covariation among trophic, isotopic and genomic traits are consistent with intrapopulation diversifying selection
Thomas E. Reimchen, Sandra Frey, Shannon D. Brady & David M. — 2019(2) (reimchen@uvic.ca)
Keywords: diversifying selection, ecogenomics, Gasterosteus aculeatus, Haida Gwaii, individual niche, intrapopulation variation, stable isotopes, stickleback

Changes in kisspeptin, GnRHs and GtHs mRNA levels in male Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) during photoperiod-induced sexual maturation
Yi Ta Shao, Chrysoula Roufidou, Pei Chi Chung & Bertil Borg — 2019(3) (itshao@mail.ntou.edu.tw)
Keywords: fsh-β, lh-β, gnrh2, gnrh3, gpr54, kiss2, reproduction, stickleback, teleosts

Resources are more important than predation in driving the size at maturation of freshwater Threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus
Abdul R. Singkam & Andrew D.C. MacColl — 2019(3) (arsingkam@unib.ac.id)
Keywords: maturation event, PMRN, predation, resources, Threespine stickleback

Efficient CRISPR-Cas9 editing of major evolutionary loci in sticklebacks
Julia I. Wucherpfennig, Craig T. Miller & David M. Kingsley — 2019(1) (kingsley@stanford.edu)
Keywords: genome editing, stickleback, CRISPR-Cas9, SLC24A5, KITLG, EDA

Armour plate diversity in Japanese freshwater Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
Yo Y. Yamasaki, Seiichi Mori, Tomoyuki Kokita & Jun Kitano — 2019(1) (email: jkitano@nig.ac.jp)
Keywords: convergent evolution, East Asia, freshwater adaptation, lateral plate, non-parallel genetic mechanism, scutes