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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Nicolas Dussex

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy

Research

Working with Dr Michael Knapp.

Publications

Dussex, N., von Seth, J., Knapp, M., Kardailsky, O., Robertson, B. C., & Dalén, L. (2019). Complete genomes of two extinct New Zealand passerines show responses to climate fluctuations but no evidence for genomic erosion prior to extinction. Biology Letters, 15(9), 20190491. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0491

Knapp, M., Thomas, J. E., Haile, J., Prost, S., Ho, S. Y. W., Dussex, N., Cameron-Christie, S., Kardailsky, O., … Scofield, R. P. (2019). Mitogenomic evidence of close relationships between New Zealand’s extinct giant raptors and small-sized Australian sister-taxa. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.026

Schlesselmann, A.-K. V., Dussex, N., Cooper, J., Monks, J. M., O'Donnell, C. F. J., & Robertson, B. C. (2019). Contrasting patterns of population structure at large and fine geographical scales in a migratory avian disturbance specialist of braided river ecosystems. Diversity & Distributions. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12994

Dussex, N., von Seth, J., Robertson, B. C., & Dalén, L. (2018). Full Mitogenomes in the Critically Endangered Kakapo Reveal Major Post-Glacial and Anthropogenic Effects on Neutral Genetic Diversity. Genes, 9, 220. doi: 10.3390/genes9040220

Cole, T. L., Rawlence, N. J., Dussex, N., Ellenberg, U., Houston, D. M., Mattern, T., … Waters, J. M. (2018). Ancient DNA of crested penguins: Testing for temporal genetic shifts in the world's most diverse penguin clade. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.025

Journal - Research Article

Dussex, N., von Seth, J., Knapp, M., Kardailsky, O., Robertson, B. C., & Dalén, L. (2019). Complete genomes of two extinct New Zealand passerines show responses to climate fluctuations but no evidence for genomic erosion prior to extinction. Biology Letters, 15(9), 20190491. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0491

Schlesselmann, A.-K. V., Dussex, N., Cooper, J., Monks, J. M., O'Donnell, C. F. J., & Robertson, B. C. (2019). Contrasting patterns of population structure at large and fine geographical scales in a migratory avian disturbance specialist of braided river ecosystems. Diversity & Distributions. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12994

Knapp, M., Thomas, J. E., Haile, J., Prost, S., Ho, S. Y. W., Dussex, N., Cameron-Christie, S., Kardailsky, O., … Scofield, R. P. (2019). Mitogenomic evidence of close relationships between New Zealand’s extinct giant raptors and small-sized Australian sister-taxa. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.026

Dussex, N., von Seth, J., Robertson, B. C., & Dalén, L. (2018). Full Mitogenomes in the Critically Endangered Kakapo Reveal Major Post-Glacial and Anthropogenic Effects on Neutral Genetic Diversity. Genes, 9, 220. doi: 10.3390/genes9040220

Cole, T. L., Rawlence, N. J., Dussex, N., Ellenberg, U., Houston, D. M., Mattern, T., … Waters, J. M. (2018). Ancient DNA of crested penguins: Testing for temporal genetic shifts in the world's most diverse penguin clade. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.025

Dussex, N., & Robertson, B. C. (2018). Contemporary effective population size and predicted maintenance of genetic diversity in the endangered kea (Nestor notabilis). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 45(1), 13-28. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2017.1325381

Dussex, N., Taylor, H. R., Stovall, W. R., Rutherford, K., Dodds, K. G., Clarke, S. M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Reduced representation sequencing detects only subtle regional structure in a heavily exploited and rapidly recolonizing marine mammal species. Ecology & Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4411

Pečnerová, P., Díez-del-Molino, D., Dussex, N., Feuerborn, T., von Seth, J., van der Plicht, J., … Dalén, L. (2017). Genome-based sexing provides clues about behavior and social structure in the woolly mammoth. Current Biology, 27(22), 3505-3510. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.064

Taylor, H. R., Dussex, N., & van Heezik, Y. (2017). Bridging the conservation genetics gap by identifying barriers to implementation for conservation practitioners. Global Ecology & Conservation, 10, 231-242. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2017.04.001

Dussex, N., Chuah, A., & Waters, J. M. (2016). Genome-wide SNPs reveal fine-scale differentiation among wingless alpine stonefly populations, and introgression between winged and wingless forms. Evolution, 70(1), 38-47. doi: 10.1111/evo.12826

Dussex, N., Robertson, B. C., Salis, A. T., Kalinin, A., Best, H., & Gemmell, N. J. (2016). Low spatial genetic differentiation associated with rapid recolonization in the New Zealand fur seal Arctocephalus forsteri. Journal of Heredity, 107(7), 581-592. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esw056

Dussex, N., Broquet, T., & Yearsley, J. M. (2016). Contrasting dispersal inference methods for the greater white-toothed shrew. Journal of Wildlife Management, 80(5), 812-823. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21075

Bergner, L. M., Dussex, N., Jamieson, I. G., & Robertson, B. C. (2016). European colonization, not Polynesian arrival, impacted population size and genetic diversity in the critically endangered New Zealand Kākāpō. Journal of Heredity, 107(7), 593-602. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esw065

Dussex, N., Sainsbury, J., Moorhouse, R., Jamieson, I. G., & Robertson, B. C. (2015). Evidence for Bergmann's Rule and not allopatric subspeciation in the threatened Kaka (Nestor meridionalis). Journal of Heredity, 106(6), 679-691. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esv079

Dussex, N., Rawlence, N. J., & Robertson, B. C. (2015). Ancient and contemporary DNA reveal a pre-human decline but no population bottleneck associated with recent human persecution in the Kea (Nestor notabilis). PLoS ONE, 10(2), e0118522. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118522

Dussex, N., Wegmann, D., & Robertson, B. C. (2014). Postglacial expansion and not human influence best explains the population structure in the endangered kea (Nestor notabilis). Molecular Ecology, 23(9), 2193-2209. doi: 10.1111/mec.12729

Dussex, N., & Robertson, B. C. (2013). Isolation and characterization of 8 microsatellites and for the Kea Nestor notabilis. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5(4), 1063-1065. doi: 10.1007/s12686-013-9975-8

Vittoz, P., Dussex, N., Wassef, J., & Guisan, A. (2009). Diaspore traits discriminate good from weak colonisers on high-elevation summits. Basic & Applied Ecology, 10(6), 508-515. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2009.02.001

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Journal - Research Other

Dussex, N., Taylor, H. R., Irestedt, M., & Robertson, B. C. (2018). When genetic and phenotypic data do not agree: The conservation implications of ignoring inconvenient taxonomic evidence [Forum]. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 42(2), 284-290. doi: 10.20417/nzjecol.42.13

Taylor, H. R., Dussex, N., & van Heezik, Y. (2017). De-extinction needs consultation. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 0198. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0198

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