Publications

Journal Articles:

Note: I have a google scholar page that includes citation counts and can be ordered chronologically.

Comparative Genomics:
  • Marcus R. Kronforst, Matthew E. B. Hansen, Nicholas G. Crawford, Jason R. Gallant, Wei Zhang, Rob J. Kulathinal, Durrell D. Kapan, Sean P. Mullen. 2013. Hybridization reveals the evolving genomic architecture of speciation. Cell Reports, 5, 1–12. DOI
  • John A. St. John, Edward L. Braun, Sally R. Isberg, Lee G. Miles, Amanda Y. Chong, Jamie Gongora, Pauline Dalzell, Christopher Moran, Taisen Iguchi, Bertrand Bed’Hom, Shane C. Burgess, Amanda M. Cooksey, Todd A. Castoe, Arkhat Abzhanov, Llewellyn D. Densmore, Miryam Venegas-Anya, Matthew J. Greenwold, Roger H. Sawyer, Federico G. Hoffmann, Nicholas G. Crawford, Jennifer C. Drew, Scott V. Edwards, Matthew K. Fujita, Jonathan M. Howard, Brant C. Faircloth, Daniel E. Janes, Shahid Yar Khan, Satomi Kohno, A.P. Jason de Koning, Stacey L. Lance, Fiona M. McCarthy, John E. McCormack, Mark E. Merchant, Daniel G. Peterson, David D. Pollock, Nader Pourmand, Brian J. Raney, Kyria A. Roessler, Jeremy R. Sanford, Carl J. Schmidt, Eric W. Triplett, Tracey D. Tuberville, Erich D. Jarvis, Louis J. Guillette Jr, Travis C. Glenn, Richard E. Green and David A. Ray. 2012. Sequencing three crocodilian genomes to illuminate the evolution of archosaurs and amniotes. Genome Biology. 13, 415. Link
  • Kenro Kusumi, Rob J. Kulathinal, Arhat Abzhanov, Stephane Boissinot, Nicholas G. Crawford, Brant C. Faircloth, Travis C. Glenn, Daniel E. Janes, Jonathan B. Losos, Douglas B. Menke, Steven Poe, Thomas J. Sanger, Christopher J. Schneider, Jessica Stapley, Juli Wade, Jeanne Wilson-Rawls. 2011. Developing a community-based genetic nomenclature for anole lizards. BMC genomics12(1), 554. DOI
Phylogenomics:
  • John E. McCormack, Michael G. Harvey, Brant C. Faircloth, Nicholas G. Crawford, Travis C. Glenn, Robb T. Brumfield. 2013. A phylogeny of birds based on over 1,500 loci collected by target enrichment and high-throughput sequencing. PLoS ONE. 8(1): e54848. DOI
  • Nicholas G. Crawford, Brant C. Faircloth, John E. McCormack, Robb T. Brumfield, Kevin Winker, Travis C. Glenn. 2012. More than 1000 ultraconserved elements provide evidence that turtles are the sister group of archosaurs. Biology Letters, 8(5), 783-786. DOI
  • Brant C. Faircloth, John E. McCormack, Nicholas G. Crawford, Michael Harvey, Robb T. Brumfield, Travis C. Glenn. 2012. Ultraconserved elements anchor thousands of genetic markers for target enrichment spanning multiple evolutionary timescales. Systematic Biology, 61(5), 717-726. DOI
  • John E. McCormack, Brant C. Faircloth, Nicholas G. Crawford, Patricia Adair Gowaty, Robb T. Brumfield, Travis C. Glenn. 2011. Ultraconserved Elements Are Novel Phylogenomic Markers that Resolve Placental Mammal Phylogeny when Combined with Species Tree Analysis. Genome Research, 22(4), 746-54. DOI
Population Genetics:
  • Martha M. Muñoz, Nicholas G. Crawford, Thomas J. McGreevy, Rebecca D. Tarvin, Nicholas J. Messana, Liam J. Revell, Rosanne M. Zandvliet, Juanita M. Hopwood, Elbert Mock, André L. Schneider, and Christopher J. Schneider. 2013. Divergence in coloration and the evolution of reproductive isolation in the Anolis marmoratus species complex. Molecular Ecology, 22, 2668–2682. DOI
Software:
  • Nicholas G. Crawford. 2010. SMOGD: Software for the Measurement of Genetic Diversity. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 556-557. Link
    • SMOGD is accessible here
Microsatellite Primer Notes:
  • Nicholas G. Crawford, Maureen B. Peters, Cris Hagen, Travis C. Glenn, Stephen K. Davis, Christopher M. Somers. 2009. Twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci from Sprague’s pipit, Anthus spragueii (Motacillidae:Passeriformes), a threatened grassland endemic songbird. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9, 315-317.
  • Caleb R. Hickman, Maureen B. Peters, Nicholas G. Crawford, Cris Hagen, Travis C. Glenn, Christopher M. Sommers. 2008. Development and characterization of microsatellite loci in the American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 1439-1441.
  • Nicholas G. Crawford, Jaime Zaldvar-Rae, Cris Hagen, Amanda Schable, Erica Bree Rosenblum, Jeff A. Graves, Tod W. Reeder, Michael G. Ritchie, Travis C. Glenn. 2008. Thirteen polymorphic microsatellite DNA loci from whiptails of the genus Aspidoscelis (Teiidae: Squamata) and related cnemidophorine lizards. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 219-223.
  • Nicholas G. Crawford, Cris Hagen, Heather F. Sahli, Elizabeth A. Stacy, Travis C. Glenn. 2008. Fifteen polymorphic microsatellite loci from Hawaii’s Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae: Myrtales), a model species for ecology and evolution. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 308-310
  • Olga V. Tsyusko, Tracey D. Tuberville, Maureen B. Peters, Nicholas Crawford, Cris Hagen, Steve Weller, Ann Sakai, and Travis C. Glenn. 2007. Microsatellite markers isolated from polyploid woodsorrell (Oxalis alpina). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 1284-1286.
Masters Thesis:
  • Nicholas G. Crawford. 2007. Microsatellites in cnemidophorine lizards: their utility in investigating the landscape genetics of the plateau striped whiptail (Aspidoscelis velox Complex). Masters Thesis: San Diego State University.

Popular press:

  • November 2013 – Science Daily - Heliconius butterfly evolution – Link1 and Link2
  • October 2013 – Science - UCEs and the ‘turtle UCEs’ article editorial review – Link
  • October 2013 – Science – ScienceShot: Butterfly Study Shows Genomes Change in Bits and Pieces at FirstLink
  • September 2013 – UCE article in BioTechniques – Link
  • March 2013 – The ‘turtle UCEs’ article was among top ten most downloaded and most cited articles in Biology Letters in 2012 – Link
  • June 5 2012 – Science Friday – The Molecular Secrets of Turtles – Kara Rogers - Link
  • May 23 2012 – Science Daily - Turtles More Closely Related to Birds Than Lizards and Snakes, Genetic Evidence Shows -  Link
  • May 17 2012 - Elements. - Turtle origins uncovered - Greg Jones - Link
  • May 15 2012 – AFP - Scientists lift the lid on turtle evolution - Link
  • And, even an entertaining podcast in Reasons.org a creationist website. Although it comes to the wrong conclusions, it actually does a nice job of introducing the question.