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

In Review

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.

Benham, P.M. & Z.A. Cheviron. Divergent mitochondrial lineages arose within a large, panmictic population of the Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis).

Cheviron, Z.A. & D.L. Swanson. Comparative transcriptomics of seasonal phenotypic flexibility in two species of North American songbirds.

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. Understanding evolutionary impacts of seasonality.

Pollock, H.S., J. Brawn, T. Agin, & Z.A. Cheviron. Temperature seasonality drives patterns of geographic variation in flexibility of key thermoregulatory traits in birds.

Senner, N.R., M. Stager, & Z.A. Cheviron. Spatial and temporal heterogeneity in climate change regimes limits species’ dispersal capabilities and adaptive potential.

Senner, N.R., M. Stager, M.A. Verhoeven, Z.A. Cheviron, T. Piersma, W. Bouten. Flying high with no barrier in sight: drivers of extreme high-altitude migration in black-tailed godwits.

Campbell-Staton, S.C., Z.A. Cheviron, N. Rochette, J. Catchen, J.B. Losos, S.V. Edwards. Natural selection and rapid evolution driven by an extreme weather event.

Pollock, H.S., J.D. Brawn, & Z.A. Cheviron. Heat tolerances of temperate and tropical birds suggest that they will be physiologically buffered from climate warming.

Campbell-Staton, S.C., A. Bare, J. Losos, S.V. Edwards, & Z.A. Cheviron. Physiological and regulatory underpinnings of geographic variation in reptilian cold tolerance across a latitudinal cline.


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. 


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

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. 

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.

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]

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]


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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]


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]

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]

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]

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.


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]

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]

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]

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]


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.

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]

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


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]

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]


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]

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]


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.

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

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.

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]

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]

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]

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]