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Cheek R, Forester B, Salerno P, Trumbo D, Chen N, Sillett TS, Morrison S, Ghalambor C, Funk, WC. 2022. Habitat-linked genetic variation supports microgeographic adaptive divergence in an island-endemic bird species. Molecular Ecology 00: 1-17.

Baud A, McPeek S, Chen N, Hughes K. 2021. Indirect Genetic Effects: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective on Empirical Studies. J Hered: esab059

Cowles S, Weeks BC, Perrin L, Chen N, Uy JAC. 2021. Estimates of adult census size and effective population size support the need for continued protection of two Solomon Island endemics. Emu - Austral Ornithology 121: 45-54.

Feng S, Stiller J, Deng Y. et al. (author 68). 2020. Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature 587: 252–257.

Wagner DN, Curry RL, Chen N, Lovette IJ, Taylor SA. 2020. Consistent selection on genes underlying metabolic and neural signaling pathways in a moving avian hybrid zone. Evolution 74: 1498-1513.

Chen N, Juric I, Cosgrove EJ, Bowman R, Fitzpatrick JW, Schoech SJ, Clark AG, Coop GM. 2019. Allele frequency dynamics in a pedigreed natural population. PNAS 116(6): 2158-2164.
*Associated PNAS Commentary.

Aguillon SM, Fitzpatrick JW, Bowman R, Schoech SJ, Clark AG, Coop GM, Chen N. 2017. Deconstructing isolation-by-distance: The genomic consequences of limited dispersal. PLOS Genetics 13(8): e1006911.
*Featured in The Molecular Ecologist & PLOS Biologue. Recommended by Faculty of 1000.

Bellott DW, Skaletsky H, Cho T-J, Brown L, Locke D, Chen N, Galkina S, Pyntikova T, Koutseva N, Graves T, Kremitzki C, Warren WC, Clark AG, Gaginskaya E, Wilson RK, Page DC. 2017. Avian W and mammalian Y chromosomes convergently retained dosage sensitive regulators. Nature Genetics 49: 387-394.

Chen N, Cosgrove EG, Bowman R, Fitzpatrick JW, Clark AG. 2016. Genomic consequences of population decline in the Endangered Florida Scrub-Jay. Current Biology 26: 2974-2979.
*Covered by Science and All About Birds.

Kaiser SA, Taylor SA, Chen N, Sillett TS, Bondra ER, Webster MS. 2016. A comparative assessment of SNP and microsatellite markers for assigning parentage in a socially monogamous bird. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12589.

Chen N, Van Hout CV, Gottipati S, Clark AG. 2014. Using Mendelian inheritance to improve high throughput SNP discovery. Genetics 198: 847-857.

Chen N, Bellott DW, Page DC, Clark AG. 2012. Identification of avian W-linked contigs by short-read sequencing. BMC Genomics 13: 183.

Canfield MR, Greene E, Moreau CS, Chen N, Pierce NE. 2008. Exploring phenotypic plasticity in emerald moths: a phylogeny of the genus Nemoria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 477-487.

Chen N, Gascoin F, Muller E, Karpinski G, Stiewe C, Snyder GJ. 2005. Macroscopic thermoelectric inhomogeneities of (AgSbTe2)x(PbTe)1-x. Applied Physics Letters 87: 171903.


Chen N. 2020. A gene for color differences between sexes. Science 368(6496): 1185-1186.

Chen N. 2019. Conservation: Bye-bye to the Hihi? Current Biology 29(6): R218-R220.

Aguillon SM, Chen N. Understanding Images: How dispersal shapes spatial patterns of genetic diversity. PLOS Biologue, 19 October 2017.

Chen N. How a Love of “Story Problems” Changed the World of Breast Cancer. Scientific American, 24 April 2012.


Logan CJ, McCune KB, MacPherson M, Chen N, Lukas D. Implementing a rapid geographic range expansion - the role of behavior and habitat changes. In principle acceptance by PCI Ecology of the version on 6 Oct 2020.