Travis Ingram's Research Group

Ecology and Evolution in New Zealand's Freshwaters

Kerr, N.S. and T. Ingram. 2020. Personality does not predict individual niche variation in a freshwater fish. in press, Behavioral Ecology.


Ingram, T., L. Dutoit, P. Mikheev, S. Khan and M. Schallenberg. 2020. Phenotypic, ecological and genomic variation in common bully (Gobiomorphus cotidianus) populations along depth gradients in New Zealand’s Southern Great Lakes. in press, Can. J. Fisheries Aquat. Sci.


Stuart, R., T. Ingram and G.P. Closs. Recolonisation of a wetland macrofaunal community following a drought: the importance of deep water refugia. in press, N. Z. J. Marine  Freshw. Res.


Mikheev, P., G.P. Closs, M.G. Jarvis, C.D. Matthaei, T. Ingram, A.I. Nikiforov and A.A. Semenchenko. 2020. Geomorphological features drive spatiotemporal dynamics of young-of-the-year brown trout populations in a large New Zealand river catchment. Fresh. Biol. 65: 1392-1400.


Durante, L.M., A.J.M. Sabadel, R.D. Frew, T. Ingram and S.R. Wing. 2020. Effects of fixatives on stable isotopes of fish muscle tissue: implications for trophic studies on preserved specimens. Ecol. Appl. 30: e02080.


McCulloch, G.A., T. Ingram and J.M. Waters. 2020. Does elevation influence mayfly emergence timing? A case study using New Zealand's endemic emphemeropteran fauna. Ecol. Entomol. 45: 756-760.


Puttick, M.N., T. Ingram, M. Clarke and G.H. Thomas. 2020. MOTMOT: Models of trait macroevolution on trees (an update). Methods Ecol. Evol. 11: 464-471.


Saboret, G. and T. Ingram. 2019. Carryover effects of larval environment on individual variation in a facultatively diadromous fish. Ecol. Evol. 9: 10630-10643.  link


Costa-Pereira, R., B. Toscano, F. Souza, T. Ingram and M.S. Araújo. Individual niche trajectories drive fitness variation. Funct. Ecol. 33: 1734-1745. pdf


McCulloch, G.A., B.J. Foster, L. Dutoit, T. Ingram, E. Hay, A.J. Veale, P.K. Dearden and J.M. Waters. Ecological gradients drive insect wing loss and speciation: the role of the alpine treeline. Mol. Ecol. 28: 3141-3150.  pdf


Costa-Pereira, R., M.S. Araújo, F.L. Souza and T. Ingram. Competition and resource breadth shape niche variation and overlap in multiple trophic dimensions. Proc. R. Soc. B 286: 20190369.  pdf


Beer, A., T. Ingram and H.S. Randhawa. Role of ecology and phylogeny in determining tapeworm assemblages in Rajiformes (skates). in press, J. Helminthol.  pdf


McCulloch, G.A., B.J. Foster, T. Ingram and J.M. Waters. 2018. Insect wing loss is tightly linked to the treeline: evidence from a diverse stonefly assemblage. Ecography 42: 1-3.  pdf


Ingram, T. and Z.D. Burns. 2018. Top-down control by an aquatic invertebrate predator depends on temperature but not individual behavioural type. Ecol. Evol. 8: 8256-8265.  link


French, C.M., T. Ingram and D.I. Bolnick. 2018. Geographical variation in color of female threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). PeerJ 6: e4807.  link


Ingram, T., R. Costa-Pereira and M.S. Araújo. 2018. The dimensionality of individual niche variation. Ecology 99: 536-549.  link


Ingram, T. and S.M. Bennington. 2018. Weak but parallel divergence between kōaro (Galaxias brevipinnis) from adjacent lake and stream habitats. Evol. Ecol. Res. 19: 29-42.  pdf


Mahler, D.L., M.G. Weber, C.E. Wagner and T. Ingram. 2017. Pattern and process in the comparative study of convergent evolution. Am. Nat. 190: S13-S28.  pdf


Ingram, T., A. Harrison, D.L. Mahler, M.R. Castaneda, R.E. Glor, A. Herrel, Y.E. Stuart and J.B. Losos. 2016. Comparative tests of the role of dewlap size in Anolis lizard speciation. Proc. R. Soc. B. 283: 20162099.  pdf


Ingram, T. 2015. Diversification of body shape in Sebastes rockfishes of the northeast Pacific. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 116: 805-818.  pdf


Ingram, T., Y. Jiang, R. Rangel and D.I. Bolnick. 2015. Widespread positive but weak assortative mating by diet within stickleback populations. Ecol. Evol. 5: 3352-3363.   pdf


Klaczko, J., T. Ingram and J.B. Losos. 2015. Genitals evolve faster than other traits in Anolis lizards. J. Zool. 295: 44-48.  pdf

    *media coverage: LiveScience,  IFLScience,  New Scientist


Chernomor, O., B.Q. Minh, F. Forest, S. Klaere, T. Ingram, M. Henzinger and A. von Haeseler. 2014. Integer programming for biodiversity optimization. Methods Ecol. Evol. 6: 83-91.  pdf


Ingram, T. and Y. Kai. 2014. The geography of morphological convergence in the radiations of Pacific Sebastes rockfishes.  Am. Nat. 184: E115-E131. pdf


Mahler, D.L. and T. Ingram. 2014. Phylogenetic comparative methods for studying cladewide convergence. in Modern phylogenetic comparative methods and their application in evolutionary biology (ed: Garamszegi, L.Z.). Springer, Berlin Heidelberg.  pdf, book website


Mahler, D.L., T. Ingram, L.J. Revell and J.B. Losos. 2013. Exceptional convergence on the macroevolutionary landscape in island lizard radiations. Science 341: 292-295.  pdf  

    *media coverage:  NBC,  Nat Geo,  LiveScience,  LA Times

    * recommended by the Faculty of 1000


Ingram, T. and D.L. Mahler. 2013. SURFACE: detecting convergent evolution from comparative data by fitting Ornstein-Uhlenbeck models with stepwise AIC. Meth. Ecol. Evol. 4: 416-425.  pdf,  Sweave vignette,  video tutorial


Ingram, T., L.J. Harmon and J.B. Shurin. 2012. When should we expect early bursts of trait evolution in comparative data? Predictions from an evolutionary food web model. J. Evol. Biol. 25: 1902-1910.  pdf


Ingram, T., A.G. Hudson, P. Vonlanthen and O. Seehausen. 2012. Does water depth or diet divergence predict progress toward ecological speciation in whitefish radiations? Evol. Ecol. Res. 14: 487-502.  pdf


Kratina, P., R.M. LeCraw, T. Ingram and B.R. Anholt. 2012. Stability and persistence of food webs with omnivory: is there a general pattern? Ecosphere 3: art50.  link


Ingram, T., R. Svanbäck, N.J.B. Kraft, P. Kratina, L. Southcott and D. Schluter. 2012. Intraguild predation drives evolutionary niche shift in threespine stickleback. Evolution 66: 1819-1832.  pdf


Ingram, T., W.E. Stutz and D.I. Bolnick. 2011. Does intraspecific size variation in a predator affect its diet diversity and top-down control of prey? PLoS ONE 6: e20782.  link


Ingram, T. 2011. Speciation along a depth gradient in a marine adaptive radiation. Proc. R. Soc. B 278: 613–618.  pdf

    *recommended by the Faculty of 1000


Ingram, T. and M. Steel. 2010. Modeling the unpredictability of future biodiversity in ecological networks. J. Theor. Biol. 264: 1047–1056.  pdf


Bolnick, D.I., T. Ingram, W.E. Stutz, L.K. Snowberg, O.L. Lau and J.S. Paull. 2010. Ecological release from interspecific competition leads to decoupled changes in population and individual niche width. Proc. R. Soc. B 277: 1789–1797.  pdf


Ingram, T. and J.B. Shurin. 2009. Trait-based assembly and phylogenetic structure in northeast Pacific rockfish assemblages. Ecology 90: 2444–2453.  pdf


Ingram, T., L.J. Harmon and J.B. Shurin. 2009. Niche evolution, trophic structure and species turnover in model food webs. Am. Nat. 174: 56–67.  pdf


Magnuson-Ford, K., T. Ingram, D.W. Redding and A.Ø. Mooers. 2009. Rockfish (Sebastes) that are evolutionarily isolated are also large, morphologically distinctive and vulnerable to overfishing. Biol. Cons. 142: 1787–1796.  pdf


Bolnick, D.I., L.K. Snowberg, W.E. Stutz, C. Patenia, T. Ingram and O.L. Lau. 2009. Phenotype-dependent native habitat preference facilitates divergence between parapatric lake and stream stickleback. Evolution 63: 2004–2016. pdf


Reimchen, T.E., T. Ingram and S.C. Hansen. 2008. Assessing niche differences of sex, armour and asymmetry phenotypes using stable isotope analyses in Haida Gwaii sticklebacks. Behaviour 145: 561–577.  pdf


Ingram, T., B. Matthews, C. Harrod, T. Stephens, J. Grey, R. Markel and A. Mazumder. 2007. Lipid extraction has little effect on the δ15N of aquatic consumers. Limnol. Oceanogr.: Methods 5: 338–343.  pdf


     commentary, natural history notes, etc:


Ingram, T.. Book review: Pruning the tree of methods in phylogenetic ecology. in press, Trends Ecol. Evol.


Costa-Pereira, R., T. Ingram, Souza, F.L. and Arajo, M.S. 2016. Bothrops mattogrossensis (Mato Grosso Lancehead). Diet. Herpetol. Rev. 47: 142.  pdf


Ingram, T. and D.L. Mahler. 2011. Perspective: Niche diversification follows key innovation in Antarctic fish radiation. Mol. Ecol. 20: 4590-4591.  pdf


     in review / in revision


Richarson, M.R.A. and T. Ingram. Intraguild predation has contrasting effects on individual specialisation in habitat and diet. in review, J. Anim. Ecol.


Mikheev, P., M.G. Jarvis, C.D. Matthaei, T. Ingram, M. Reid, A. Nikiforov, I. Chernienko and G.P. Closs. Homing and straying of brown trout in catchment of large New Zealand river evaluated by otolith microchemistry. in review, Hydrobiologia.


Augspurger, J., M. Jarvis, G. Wallis, T. King, T. Ingram, A. Hicks and G.P. Closs. Landscape biogeography and population structuring of a facultatively amphidromous fish. in review, Molecular Ecology.


Revell, L.J., K.P. Schliep, D.L. Mahler and T. Ingram. Testing for heterogeneous rates of discrete character evolution on phylogenies. in review, Evolution.


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