Andrew Whitehead Google Scholar Profile
Whitehead, A., B.W. Clark, M.E. Hahn, and D. Nacci (in press). When evolution is the solution to pollution: Key principles, and lessons from rapid repeated adaptation of killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) populations. Evolutionary Applications.
Reid, N.M., C.E. Jackson, D. Gilbert, P. Minx, M.J. Montague, T.H. Hampton, L.W. Helfrich, B.L. King, D. Nacci, N. Aluru, S.I. Karchner, J.K. Colbourne, M.E. Hahn, J.R. Shaw, M.F. Oleksiak, D.L. Crawford, W.C. Warren, and A. Whitehead (2017). The Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) genome and the landscape of genome variation within a population. Genome Biology & Evolution, 9(3): 659-676. PDF
Reid, N.M., D.A. Proestou, B.W. Clark, W.C. Warren, J.K. Colbourne, J.R. Shaw, S.I. Karchner, D.L. Crawford, M.F. Oleksiak, M.E. Hahn, D. Nacci, and A. Whitehead (2016). The genomic landscape of rapid repeated evolutionary adaptation to toxic pollution in wild fish. Science, 354(6317), 1305-1308. Full text (including full access to main article and supplement).
- UCD press release, Perspective in Science, New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, New Scientist, CNBC, Independent (UK), National Science Foundation, AAAS podcast
López-Duarte, P.C., F.J. Fodrie, O.P. Jensen, A. Whitehead, F. Galvez, B. Dubansky, and K.W. Able (2016). Is exposure to Macondo oil reflected in the otolith chemistry of marsh-resident fish? PLoS One, 11(9): e0162699. PDF.
Reid, N.M., and A. Whitehead (2016). Functional genomics to assess biological responses to marine pollution at physiological and evolutionary timescales: toward a vision of predictive ecotoxicology. Briefings in Functional Genomics, 15(5), 2016, 358–364. PDF.
Brennan, R.S., R. Hwang, M. Tse, N.A. Fangue, and A. Whitehead (2016). Local adaptation to osmotic environment in killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, is supported by divergence in swimming performance but not by differences in excess post-exercise oxygen consumption or aerobic scope. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 196: 11-19. PDF.
Brennan, R.S., F. Galvez, and A. Whitehead (2015). Reciprocal osmotic challenges reveal mechanisms of divergence in phenotypic plasticity in the killifish Fundulus heteroclitus. Journal of Experimental Biology, 218: 1212-1222. PDF.
Shaw, J.R., T.H. Hampton, B.L. King, A. Whitehead, F. Galvez, R.H. Gross, R.N. Keith, E. Notch, D. Jung, S.P. Glaholt, C.Y. Chen, J.K. Colbourne, and B.A. Stanton (2014). Natural selection canalizes expression variation of environmentally induced plasticity-enabling genes. Molecular Biology & Evolution, 31(11): 3002-3015. PDF.
Pilcher, W., S. Miles, S. Tang, G. Mayer, and A. Whitehead (2014). Genomic and genotoxic responses to controlled weathered-oil exposures confirm and extend field studies on impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on native killifish. PLoS One, 9(9): e106351. PDF. Supporting information.
Fodrie, F.J., K.W. Able, F. Galvez, K.L. Heck, O.P. Jensen, P.C. López-Duarte, C.W. Martin, R.E. Turner, and A. Whitehead (2014). Integrating organismal and population responses of estuarine fishes in Macondo Spill Research. BioScience, 64: 778-788. PDF.
Dubansky, B., A. Whitehead, J.T. Miller, C.D. Rice, and F. Galvez (2014). Response to comment on “Multi-tissue molecular, genomic, and developmental effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis)”. Environmental Science and Technology, 48: 7679-7680. PubMed. PDF.
Kozak, G., R. Brennan, E. Berdan, R. Fuller, and A. Whitehead (2014). Functional and population genomic divergence within and between two species of killifish adapted to different osmotic niches. Evolution, 68: 63-80. PubMed. PDF.
Whitehead, A. (2014). Evolutionary Genomics of Environmental Pollution. In, Ecological Genomics: Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and Genomes (Christian Landry and Nadia Aubin-Horth, editors). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
McCulloch, E., A. Whitehead, S.J. Tello, C. Rolón-Mendoza, M. Maldonado-Rodríguez, and R. Stevens (2013). Fragmentation of Atlantic forest has not affected gene flow of a widespread seed-dispersing bat. Molecular Ecology, 22: 4619-4633. PubMed. PDF.
Whitehead, A., S. Zhang, J. Roach, and F. Galvez (2013). Common functional targets of adaptive micro- and macro-evolutionary divergence in killifish. Molecular Ecology, 22: 3780-3796. PubMed. PDF. * highlighted by a “Perspectives” article in Molecular Ecology.
Dubansky, B., A. Whitehead, J.T. Miller, C.D. Rice, and F. Galvez (2013). Multi-tissue molecular, genomic, and developmental effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis). Environmental Science & Technology, 47: 5074-5082. PubMed. PDF. * press release * highlighted in a European Commission Report
Miller, H.D., B.W. Clark, D.E. Hinton, A. Whitehead, S. Martin, K.W. Kwok, and S.W. Kullman (2012). Anchoring ethinylestradiol induced gene expression changes with testicular morphology and reproductive function in the medaka. PLoS One, 7(12): e52479. PubMed; PDF
Whitehead, A., B. Dubansky, C. Bodinier, T. Garcia, S. Miles, C. Pilley, V. Raghunathan, J. Roach, N. Walker, R.B. Walter, C.D. Rice, and F. Galvez (2012). Genomic and physiological footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident marsh fishes. PNAS, 109(50): 20298-20302; PubMed; PDF * NSF Press Release
Whitehead, A., B. Dubansky, C. Bodinier, T. Garcia, S. Miles, C. Pilley, V. Raghunathan, J. Roach, N. Walker, R.B. Walter, C.D. Rice, and F. Galvez (2012). Reply to Jenkins et al.: Evidence for contaminating oil exposure is closely linked in space and time to biological effects. PNAS, 109(12): E679-E679. PubMed. PDF
Garcia, T.I., Y. Shen, D. Crawford, M.F. Oleksiak, A. Whitehead, and R.B. Walter (2012). RNA-Seq reveals complex genetic response to Deepwater Horizon oil release in Fundulus grandis. BMC Genomics, 13: 474. PubMed; PDF
Whitehead, A., J.L. Roach, S. Zhang, and F. Galvez (2012). Salinity- and population-dependent genome regulatory response during osmotic acclimation in the killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) gill. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215: 1293-1305. PubMed; PDF
Whitehead, A., W. Pilcher, D. Champlin, and D. Nacci (2012). Common mechanism underlies repeated evolution of extreme pollution tolerance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279(1728): 427-433. PubMed; PDF
Flight, P.A., D. Nacci, D. Champlin, A. Whitehead, and D.M. Rand (2011). The effects of mitochondrial genotype on hypoxic survival and gene expression in a hybrid population of the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Molecular Ecology, 20: 4503-4520. PubMed; PDF
Whitehead, A., F. Galvez, S. Zhang, L.M. Williams, and M.F. Oleksiak (2011). Functional genomics of physiological plasticity and local adaptation in killifish. Journal of Heredity, 102(5): 499-511. PubMed; PDF
Whitehead, A., J. Roach, S. Zhang, and F. Galvez (2011). Genomic mechanisms of evolved physiological plasticity in killifish distributed along an environmental salinity gradient. PNAS, 108(15): 6193-6198. PubMed; PDF, PDF-suppl
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* highlighted by a “Highlights in the Literature” article in Physiology
Jackson, SA, M. Bagley, A. Whitehead, D.A. Roberts, D. Duvernell, D. Nacci, and R.-L. Wang (2010). Isolation and characterization of novel microsatellite loci for Atlantic coastal killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) from an expressed sequence tag (EST) library and cross-species amplification. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10(6): 1098-1105. PubMed; PDF
Whitehead, A., D. Triant, D. Champlin, and D. Nacci (2010). Comparative transcriptomics implicates mechanisms of evolved pollution tolerance in a killifish population. Molecular Ecology, 19: 5186-5203. PubMed; PDF
* highlighted by a “News & Views” article in Molecular Ecology.
Kullman, S.W., C.J. Mattingly, J.N. Meyer, and A. Whitehead (2010). Perspectives on Informatics in Toxicology. In, A Textbook of Modern Toxicology, 4th edition (Ernest Hodgson, editor). John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ.
Cheviron, Z.A., A. Whitehead, and R.T. Brumfield (2008). Transcriptomic variation and plasticity in rufous-collared sparrows (Zonotrichia capensis) along an altitudinal gradient. Molecular Ecology, 17: 4556-4569. PubMed; PDF
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Duvernell, D, J. Lindmeier, K. Faust, and A. Whitehead (2008). Relative influences of historical and contemporary forces shaping the distribution of genetic variation in the Atlantic killifish Fundulus heteroclitus. Molecular Ecology, 17: 1344-1360. PubMed; PDF
Burnett, K, and 25 authors including A. Whitehead (2007). Fundulus as the premier teleost model in environmental biology: Opportunities for new insights using genomics. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics, 2: 257-286. PubMed; PDF
Whitehead, A, S.L. Anderson, A.B. Ramirez, and B.W. Wilson (2005). Cholinesterases in aquatic biomonitoring: Assay optimization and species-specific characterization for a California native fish. Ecotoxicology 14: 597-606. PubMed; PDF
Paschall, J., M.F. Oleksiak, J. VanWye, J.L. Roach, A. Whitehead, K.J. Kolell, and D.L. Crawford (2004). FunnyBase: A systems level functional annotation of Fundulus ESTs for the analysis of gene expression. BMC Genomics 5:96. PubMed; PDF
Whitehead, A., K. Kuivila, J.L. Orlando, S.Kotelevtsev, and S.L. Anderson (2004). Genotoxicity in native fish associated with agricultural runoff events. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 23(12): 2868–2877. PubMed; PDF
Whitehead, A., S.L. Anderson, K.M. Kuivila, J.L. Roach, and B. May (2003). Genetic variation among interconnected populations of Catostomus occidentalis: Implications for distinguishing impacts of contaminants from biogeographical structuring. Molecular Ecology 12: 2817-2833. PubMed; PDF