See my Google Scholar page for the most up-to-date list of publications. PDFs for all published articles can be found below.

Pre-prints and coming soon…

21. Dahms C., Roch S., Elmer K.R., Ros A., Brinker A., Jacobs A. (2022) Rapid intralacustrine evolution of an invasive pelagic three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) ecotype in Lake Constance [PDF]. bioRxiv preprint. in review.

20. Jacobs A., Velotta J., Tigano A., Wilder A.P., Baumann H. & Therkildsen N.O. (2022) Temperature-dependent gene regulatory divergence underlies local adaptation with gene flow in the Atlantic silverside [PDF]. bioRxiv preprint. in review.

Peer-reviewed papers


19. Akopyan M., Tigano A., Jacobs A., Wilder A.P., Baumann H. & Therkildsen N.O. Comparative linkage mapping uncovers massive chromosomal inversions that suppress recombination between locally adapted fish populations. early view in Molecular Ecology [pre-print PDF].

18. Hernandez-Castro L.E., Villacís A.G., Jacobs A., Cheaib B., Day C.C., Ocaña-Mayorga S., Yumiseva C.A., Andersson B, Matthews L., Landguth E.L., Costales J.A., Llewellyn M.S., Grijalva M.J. The genomic basis of domestic colonisation and dispersal in Chagas disease vectors [PDF]. PLoS Genetics 18(2): e1010019 [pre-print PDF].

17. Verta J-P & Jacobs A. (2022) The role of alternative splicing in adaptation and evolution [PDF]. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 37(4), Pages 299-308


16. Crespel A., Schneider K., Miller T., Rácz A., Jacobs A., Lindström J., Elmer K.R. & Killen S.S. (2021) Genomic basis of fishing-associated selection varies with population density [PDF]. PNAS 18(51):e2020833118.

15. Lou R.N., Jacobs A., Wilder A.P. & Therkildsen N.O. A Beginner’s Guide to Low-Coverage Whole Genome Sequencing for Population Genomics [PDF]. Molecular Ecology 30:5966–5993

14. Tigano A., Jacobs A., Wilder A.P., Nand A., Zhan Y., Dekker J. & Therkildsen N.O. (2021) Chromosome-level assembly of the Atlantic silverside genome reveals extreme levels of sequence diversity and structural genetic variation [PDF] . Genome Biology and Evolution 13(6).

13. Salmón P.*, Jacobs A.*, Ahrén D, Biard C., Dingemanse N.J., Dominoni D., Helm B., Lundberg M., Senar JC, Sprau P., Visser M.E. & Isaksson C. (2021) Repeated genomic signatures of adaptation to urbanisation in a songbird across Europe [PDF]. Nature Communications 12:2983. (*shared first authors)

12. Jacobs A. & Elmer K.R. (2021) Alternative splicing and gene expression play contrasting roles in the parallel phenotypic divergence of a salmonid fish [PDF]. Molecular Ecology, 30:4955-4969. ‘From the Cover’ article [previous preprint here].

11. Schwabl P, Boité M.C., Bussotti G, Jacobs A. Andersson B, Moreira O, Freitas-Mesquita A.L., Meyer-Fernandes J.R., Telleria E.L., Traub-Csekö Y., Vaselek S., Leštinová T., Volf P., Morgado F.N., Porrozzi R., Llewellyn M., Späth G.F. & Cupolillo E. (2021) Colonization and genetic diversification processes of Leishmania infantum in the Americas [PDF]. Communications Biology, 4(139).


10. Watson H., Powell D., Salmón P., Jacobs A. & Isaksson C. (2020) Urbanisation is associated with modifications in DNA methylation in a small passerine bird [PDF].  Evolutionary Applications 14(1), 85–98.

9. Jacobs A., Carruthers M., Yurchenko A., Gordeeva N.V., Alekseyev S.S., Hooker O., Leong J.S., Rondeau E.B., Koop B.F., Adams C.E. & Elmer K.R. (2020) Parallelism in eco-morphology and gene expression despite variable evolutionary and genomic backgrounds in a Holarctic fish [PDF]. PLOS Genetics 16(4):e1008658. [previous preprint here]

8. Burgon J., Vieites D., Jacobs A., Weidt S., Gunter H., Steinfartz S., Burgess K., Mable B. & Elmer K.R. (2020) Functional colour genes and signals of selection in colour polymorphic salamanders [PDF]. Molecular Ecology 29(7), 1284-1299.


7. Jacobs A. & Therkildsen N.O. (2019) Excavating ghost footprints and tangled trees from modern genomes [PDF]. Molecular Ecology 28(14), 3287-3290. (News & Views article)

6. Jacobs A.*, Carruthers M.*, Eckmann R., Yohannes E., Adams C.E, Behrmann-Godel J. & Elmer K.R. (2019) Rapid niche expansion by selection on functional genomic variation after ecosystem recovery [PDF]. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3, 77–86. (*shared first authors)


5. Jacobs A., Hughes M.R., Robinson P.C., Adams C.E., Elmer K.R. (2018). The genetic architecture underlying the evolution of a rare piscivorous life history form in brown trout after secondary contact and strong introgression [PDF]. Genes 9(280).

4. Jacobs A., Doran C., Murray D., Duffill Telsnig J., Laskowski K.L., Jones N.A.R., Auer S.K., Praebel K. (2018). On the challenges and opportunities facing fish biology: a discussion of five key knowledge gaps [PDF]. Journal of Fish Biology 92, 690–698

3. Jacobs A., De Noia M., Praebel K., Kanstad-Hanssen Ø., Paterno M., Jackson D., McGinnity P., Sturm, A., Elmer K.R., Llewellyn M.S.  (2018). Genetic fingerprinting of salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) populations in the North-East Atlantic using a random forest classification approach [PDF]. Scientific Reports  8, 1203.


2. Jacobs A., Womack R., Chen M., Gharbi K. & Elmer K.R.  (2017). Significant synteny and co-localisation of ecologically relevant quantitative trait loci within and across species of salmonid fishes [PDF]. Genetics 


1. Recknagel H., Jacobs A., Herzyk P., & Elmer K. R.  (2015). Double-digest RAD sequencing using Ion Proton semiconductor platform (ddRADseq-ion) with nonmodel organisms [PDF]. Molecular Ecology Resources 15(6), 1316-1329.