(names in Bold are Current or Former Cheviron Lab members)

In Review/Revision

Tate, K.B., O.H. Wearing, C. M. Ivy, Z. A. Cheviron, J. F. Storz, G.B. McClelland, and G.R. Scott. Coordinated changes across the O2 cascade underlie adaptive increases in thermogenic capacity in high-altitude deer mice. In review.

DuBay, S.G.,Y. Wu., G.R. Scott, Y. Qu, Q. Liu, J. H. Smith, C. Xin, A.H. Reeve, C. Juncheng, D. Meyer, J. Wang, J. Johnson, Z.A. Cheviron, F. Lei, J. Bates. Life history predicts flight muscle phenotype and function in birds. In review.

Benham, P.B. & Z.A. Cheviron. Variation in demographic history and the selective landscape shape nonparallel patterns of functional divergence in tidal marsh Savannah Sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis). In review.


51.) Schweizer R.M., J.P. Velotta, C.M. Ivy, M.R. Jones, S.M. Muir, G.S. Bradbrud, J.F. Storz, G.R. Scott, & Z.A. Cheviron. Physiological and genomic evidence that selection on the transcription factor Epas1 has altered cardiovascular function in high-altitude deer mice. In press. PLoS Genetics.

50.) Walsh, J., P.M. Benham, P.E. Deane-Coe, P. Arcese, B. Butcher, Y. Chan, Z.A. Cheviron, C.S. Elphick, A.I. Kovach, B.J. Olsen, W.G. Shriver, V.L. Winder, & I.J. Lovette. Genomics of rapid ecological divergence and parallel adaptation in four tidal marsh sparrow. Evolution Letters 3-4:324-338.

49.) Benham, P.M. & Z.A. Cheviron. Divergent mitochondrial lineages arose within a large, panmictic population of the Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis). Molecular Ecology 28:1765-1783. [pdf]

48.) Pollock, H.S., J. Brawn, T. Agin, & Z.A. Cheviron.  Differences between temperate and tropical birds in seasonal acclimatization of thermoregulatory traits. Journal of Avian Biology doi: 10.1111/jav.02067 [pdf]

47.) Storz, J.F., Z.A. Cheviron, G.B. McClelland, & G.R. Scott. Evolution of physiological performance capacities and environmental adaptation: insights from high-altitude deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). Journal of Mammalogy 100:910-922. [pdf

46.) Wilde, L.R., C.J. Wolf, S.M. Porter, M. Stager, Z.A. Cheviron & N.R. Senner. Botfly infections impair the aerobic performance and survival of montane populations of deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus rufinus. Functional Ecology 33:608-618. [pdf][cover]


45.) Velotta, J.P. & Z.A. Cheviron. Remodeling ancestral phenotypic plasticity in local adaptation: A new framework to explore the role of genetic compensation in the evolution of homeostasis. Integrative and Comparative Biology 58:1098-1110. [pdf]

44.) Velotta, J.P., C.M. Ivy, C.J. Wolf, G.R. Scott, & Z.A. Cheviron. Maladaptive plasticity in cardiac muscle growth is suppressed in high-altitude deer mice. Evolution 72:2712-2727. [pdf]

43.) Senner, N.R., M. Stager, M.A. Verhoeven, Z.A. Cheviron, T. Piersma, W. Bouten. High-altitude shorebird migration in the absence of topographical barriers: avoiding high air temperatures and searching for profitable winds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 285:20180569 [pdf]

42.) Beckman, L., P.M. Benham, Z.A. Cheviron, & C.C. Witt. Detecting introgression despite persistent phylogenetic uncertainty: the case of the South American siskins. Molecular Ecology 27:4350-4367. [pdf]

41.) Campbell-Staton, S.C., A. Bare, J. Losos, S.V. Edwards, & Z.A. Cheviron. 2018. Physiological and regulatory underpinnings of geographic variation in reptilian cold tolerance across a latitudinal cline. Molecular Ecology 27:2243-2255. [pdf] [commentary by Card et. al.]


40.) Senner, N.R., M. Stager, & Z.A. Cheviron. 2018. Spatial and temporal heterogeneity in climate change regimes limits species’ dispersal capabilities and adaptive potential. Ecography 10.1111/ecog.03234. [pdf] [video abstract] *Runner-up 2016 Ecography Award for Excellence in Ecology & Evolution (E4 Award)

39.) Tate, K.B., C.M. Ivy, J.P. Velotta, J.F. Storz, G.B. McClelland, Z.A. Cheviron & G.R. Scott. Circulatory mechanisms underlying adaptive increases in thermogenic capacity in high-altitude deer mice. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:3616-3620. [pdf]

38.) Campbell-Staton, S.C., Z.A. Cheviron, N. Rochette, J. Catchen, J.B. Losos, S.V. Edwards. Winter storms drive rapid phenotypic, regulatory, and genomic shifts in the green anole lizard. Science 357:495-498. [pdf][commentary by Grant]

37.) Cheviron, Z.A. & D.L. Swanson. Comparative transcriptomics of seasonal phenotypic flexibility in two species of North American songbirds. 2017. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57:1040-1054. [pdf]

36.) William, C., G. Ragland, G. Betini, L. Buckley, Z.A. Cheviron, K. Donohue, J. Hereford, M. Humphries, S. Lisovski, K. Marshall, P. Schmidt, K. Sheldon, Ø. Varpe, & M. Visser. 2017. Understanding evolutionary impacts of seasonality. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57:921-933. [pdf]

35.) Lau, D., A. Connaty, S. Mahalingam, N. Wall, Z.A. Cheviron, J.F. Storz, G.R. Scott, & G.B. McClelland. 2017. Acclimation to hypoxia increases carbohydrate use during exercise in high-altitude deer mice. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 312:R400-R411. [pdf]


34.) Barve, S., V.B. Mathur, A. Dhondt, & Z.A. Cheviron. 2016. Life history characteristics influence physiological strategies to cope with hypoxia in Himalayan birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2201[pdf]

33.) Velotta, J.P., J. JonesC.J. Wolf, & Z.A. Cheviron. 2016. Transcriptomic plasticity in brown adipose tissue contributes to an enhanced capacity for non-shivering thermogenesis in deer mice. In Molecular Ecology 25:2870-2886. [pdf]

32.) Storz, J. F., & Z. A. Cheviron. 2016. Functional genomic insights into regulatory mechanisms of high-altitude adaptation. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 903:113-128.

31.) Tuttle, E.M., A.O. Bergland, M.L. Korody, M.S. Brewer, D.J. Newhouse, P. Minx, W.C. Warren, A. Betuel, M. Stager, Z.A. Cheviron, R.A. Gosner, & C.N. Balakarishinan. Divergence and functional degradation of a sex chromosome-like supergene. Current Biology 26:344-350. [pdf] [commentary by Taylor and Campagna]

30.) Stager, M., H.S. Pollock, P.M. Benham, N. Sly, J.D. Brawn, & Z.A. Cheviron. 2016. Disentangling environmental drivers of metabolic flexibility in birds: the importance of temperature extremes vs. temperature variability. Ecography 39:787-795 [pdf]


29.) Galen, S.C., C. Natarajan, H. Moriyama, R.E. Weber, P.M. Benham, A.N. Chavez, Z.A. Cheviron, J.F. Storz, & C.C. Witt. 2015. Contribution of a mutational hotspot to hemoglobin adaptation in high-altitude Andean house wrens. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 112:13958-13963. [pdf] [commentary by Stoltzfus & McCandlish]

28.) Scott, G.R., T.S. Elogio, M.A. Liu, J.F. Storz & Z.A. Cheviron. 2015. Adaptive modifications of muscle phenotype in high-altitude deer mice are associated with evolved changes in gene regulation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32:1962-1976. [pdf]

27.) Lui, M.A., S. Mahalingam, P. Patel, A. Connaty, C. M. Ivy, Z. A. Cheviron, J. F. Storz, G. B. McClelland, & G. R. Scott. 2015. High-altitude ancestry and hypoxia acclimation have distinct effects on exercise capacity and muscle phenotype in deer mice. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology 308:R779-R791. [pdf]

26.) Pollock, H.P, Z.A. Cheviron, T.J. Agin, & J.D. Brawn. 2015. Absence of microclimate selectivity in insectivorous birds of the Neotropical forest understory. Biological Conservation 188:116-125 [pdf]

25.) Stager, M., D. Swanson, & Z.A. Cheviron. 2015. Regulatory mechanisms of metabolic flexibility in the Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:767-777. [pdf]

24.) Natarajan, C., F.G. Hoffmann, H.C. Lanier, Z.A. Cheviron, C.J. Wolf,  M.L. Spangler, R.E. Weber, A. Fago & J.F. Storz. 2015. Intraspecific polymorphism, interspecific divergence, and the origins of function-altering mutations in deer mouse hemoglobin. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 32:978-997. [pdf]

23.) Jones, M.R., Z.A. Cheviron, & M.D. Carling. 2015. Spatially variable coevolution between avian malaria and the MHC of a widely distributed passerine. Ecology and Evolution 5:1045-1060. [pdf]


22.) Jones, M.R., Z.A. Cheviron, &  M.D. Carling. Variation in positively selected major histocompatibility class I loci in the rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis). Immunogenetics 12:693-704. [pdf]

21.) Cheviron, Z.A., C. Natarajan, J. Projecto-Garcia, D.K. Eddy, J. Jones, M.D. Carling, C.C. Witt, H. Moriyama, R.E. Weber, A. Fago, & J.F. Storz. Integrating evolutionary and functional analyses to test hypotheses about molecular adaptation: A case study of altitudinal differentiation in hemoglobin function in an Andean Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31:2948-2962. [pdf]

20.) Stager, M., D.J. Ceresale, R. Dor, D.W. Winkler, & Z.A. Cheviron. 2014. Signatures of natural selection in the mitochondrial genomes of Tachycineta swallows and their implications for latitudinal patterns of the ‘pace of life’. Gene 546:104-111. [pdf]

19.) Cheviron, Z.A., A.D. Connaty, G.B. McClelland, & J.F. Storz. 2014. Functional genomics of adaptation to hypoxic cold-stress in high-altitude deer mice: transcriptomic plasticity and thermogenic performance. Evolution 68:48-62. [pdf] [cover]  *selected by the Faculty of 1000.


18.) Projecto-Garcia, J., C. Natarajan, H. Moriyama, R.E. Weber, A. Fago, Z.A. Cheviron, R. Dudley, J.A. McGuire, C.C. Witt, & J.F. Storz. 2013. Repeated elevational transitions in hemoglobin function among Andean hummingbirds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 110: 20669-20674. [pdf]

17.) Jones, M.R., Z.A. Cheviron, & M.D. Carling. 2013. Spatial patterns of malaria infection rates in Zonotrichia capensis on the western slope of the Peruvian Andes. Journal of Parasitology 99:903-905. [pdf]

16.) Tufts, D.M., I.G. Revsbech, Z.A. Cheviron, R.E. Weber, A. Fago, J.F. Storz. 2013. Phenotypic plasticity in blood oxygen transport in highland and lowland deer mice. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:1167 1173. [pdf] [cover]

15.) Cheviron, Z.A., G. Bachman, & J.F. Storz. 2013. Contributions of phenotypic plasticity to differences in thermogenic performance between highland and lowland deer mice. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:1160-1166. [pdf] [cover]


14.) Cheviron, Z.A., G. Bachman, A Connaty, G. McClelland, & J.F. Storz. 2012. Regulatory changes contribute to the adaptive enhancement of thermogenic capacity in deer mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109:8635-8640. [pdf] *selected by the Faculty of 1000.

13.) Storz, J.F., C. Natarajan, Z.A. Cheviron, F.G. Hoffmann, & J.K. Kelly. 2012. Altitudinal variation at duplicated beta-globin genes: effects of selection, recombination and gene conversion Genetics 190:203- 216. [pdf] [cover]

12.) Cheviron, Z.A., & R.T. Brumfield. 2012. Genomic insights into high-altitude adaptation in vertebrates. Heredity 108:354-361. [pdf]


11.) Cheviron, Z.A.+, M.D. Carling+, & R.T. Brumfield. 2011. Effects of postmortem interval on RNA isolated from field-preserved avian tissues. The Condor 113:483-489. +equal contributions. [pdf]

10.) Cadena, C.D., Z.A. Cheviron, & W.C. Funk. 2011. Testing the molecular and evolutionary causes of a “leapfrog” pattern of geographic variation in coloration. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:402-414. [pdf]


9.) Storz, J.F., G.R. Scott, & Z.A. Cheviron. 2010. Phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia in vertebrates. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:4125-4136. [pdf]

8.) Thomassen, H.A., Z.A. Cheviron, A.H. Freedman, R.K. Wayne, & T.B. Smith. 2010. Spatial modeling and landscape-level approaches for visualizing intra-specific variation. Molecular Ecology 19:3532-3548. [pdf]


7.) Uy, J.A.C., R.G. Moyle, C.E. Filardi, & Z.A. Cheviron. 2009. Difference in plumage color used in species recognition between incipient species is linked to a single amino acid substitution in The melanocortin-1 receptor. American Naturalist 174:244-254. [pdf] *selected by the Faculty of 1000.

6.) Cheviron, Z.A., & R.T. Brumfield. 2009. Migration-selection balance and local adaptation of mitochondrial haplotypes in Rufous-collared Sparrows (Zonotrichia capensis) along an elevational gradient. Evolution 63:1593-1605. [pdf]

2008 & earlier

5.) Cheviron, Z.A., A. Whitehead, & R.T. Brumfield. 2008. Transcriptomic variation and plasticity in Rufous- collared Sparrows (Zonotrichia capensis) along an altitudinal gradient. Molecular Ecology 17:4556-4569. [pdf] *selected by the Faculty of 1000.

4.) Brumfield, R.T., J.G. Tello, Z.A. Cheviron, M.D. Carling, N. Crochet, & K.V. Rosenberg. 2007. Phylogenetic conservatism and antiquity of a tropical specialization: army-ant-following in the typical antbirds (Thamnophilidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45:1-13. [pdf]

3.) Cheviron, Z.A., S.J. Hackett & R.T. Brumfield. 2006. Sequence variation in the coding region of the melanocortin 1 receptor gene (MC1R) is not associated with plumage polymorphism in the Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 273:1613-1618. [pdf]

2.) Cheviron, Z.A., S.J. Hackett, and A.P. Capparella. 2005. Complex evolutionary history of a Neotropical lowland forest bird (Lepidothrix coronata) and its implications for historical hypotheses of the origin of Neotropical avian diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36:338-357. [pdf]

1.) Cheviron, Z.A., A.P. Capparella, and F. Vuilleumier. 2005. Molecular phylogenetic relationships among the Geositta miners (Aves: Furnariidae) and biogeographic implications for avian speciation in Fuego-Patagonia. Auk 122:158-174. [pdf]