Journal Articles

  • Kennedy, SR, Tsau, S., Gillespie, RG, Krehenwinkel, H. 2020. Are you what you eat? A highly transient and prey-influenced gut microbiome in the grey house spider Badumna longinqua. Molecular Ecology, In press.
  • Goodman, Kari Roesch; Prost, Stefan; Bi, Ke; Brewer, Michael S., Gillespie, Rosemary G. 2019. Host And Geography Together Drive Early Adaptive Radiation Of Hawaiian Planthoppers. Molecular Ecology. In press
  • Krehenwinkel, H., Kennedy, S.R., Adams, S.A., Stephenson, G.T., Roy, K. Gillespie, R.G. 2019. Multiplex PCR targeting lineage specific SNPs – A highly efficient and simple approach to block out predator sequences in molecular gut content analysis. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, in press.
  • Kennedy, S., Lim, J.Y., Clavel, J., Krehenwinkel, H., Gillespie, R.G. 2019. Spider webs, stable isotopes and molecular gut content analysis: Multiple lines of evidence support trophic niche differentiation in a community of Hawaiian spiders. Functional Ecology, in press.
  • Andersen, J., Oboyski, P., Davies, N., Charlat, S., Ewing, C., Meyer, C., Lim, J.Y., Suzuki, N., Ramage, T., Gillespie, R.G., Roderick, G.K. 2019. Categorization of species as likely native or likely non-native using DNA barcodes without a complete reference library. Ecological Applications, e01914.
  • Ponisio, L.C., Valdovinos, F., Allhoff, K.T., Gaiarsa, M., Barner, A., Guimaraes, P., Hembry, D.H., Morrison, B., Gillespie, R.G. 2019. A network perspective for community assembly. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7, p.103.
  • Hiller, Anna; Koo, Michelle; Goodman, Kari; Shaw, Kerry L; O’Grady, Patrick; Gillespie, Rosemary G. 2019. Niche conservatism predominates in adaptive radiation: comparing the diversification of Hawaiian arthropods using ecological niche modelling. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society127(2), pp.479-492
  • Krehenwinkel, H., Pomerantz, A., Henderson, J.B., Kennedy, S.R., Lim, J.Y., Swamy, V., Shoobridge, J.D., Patel, N.H., Gillespie, R.G. and Prost, S., 2019. Nanopore sequencing of long ribosomal DNA amplicons enables portable and simple biodiversity assessments with high phylogenetic resolution across broad taxonomic scale. GigaScience8(5), p.giz006
  • Krehenwinkel, H., Meese, S., Mayer, C., Ruch, J., Schneider, J., Bilde, T., Künzel, S.,Henderson, J.B., Russak, J. Simison, W.B., Gillespie, R.G. and Uhl, G. 2019. A guide to cost efficient microsatellite isolation and genotyping by next generation sequencing. Journal Arachnology, in press.
  • Krehenwinkel, Henrik, Susan R. Kennedy, Alexandra Rueda, Athena Lam, and Rosemary G. Gillespie. 2018. Scaling up DNA barcoding–Primer sets for simple and cost efficient arthropod systematics by multiplex PCR and Illumina amplicon sequencing. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9, no. 11: 2181-2193
  • Cotoras, D.O., Bi, K., Brewer, M.S., Lindberg, D.R., Prost, S, Gillespie, R.G. 2018 Co-occurrence of Ecologically Similar Species of Hawaiian Spiders Reveals Critical Early Phase of Adaptive Radiation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18(1):100.
  • Kennedy, Susan; Dawson, Todd; Gillespie Rosemary G. 2018. Stable isotopes reflect substrate properties and trophic ecology in spiders along a Hawaiian chronosequence. PeerJ 6: e4527.
  • Gillespie, R.G., Benjamin, S.P., Brewer, M.S., Rivera, M.A.J., Roderick, G.K. 2018. Repeated Diversification Of Ecomorphs In Hawaiian Stick Spiders. Current Biology 28(6), pp.941-947.
  • Krehenwinkel, H., Fong, M., Huang, E.G., Suzuki, N., Cayetano, L., Kennedy, S, Gillespie, R.G. 2018. The effect of DNA degradation bias in passive sampling devices on metabarcoding studies of arthropod communities and their associated microbiota. PloS one 13 (1): e0189188.
  • Krehenwinkel, Henrik, Wolf, Madeline, Lim, Jun Ying, Rominger, Andrew J., Simison, Warren B., Gillespie, Rosemary G. 2017. Estimating and mitigating amplification bias in qualitative and quantitative arthropod metabarcoding. Scientific Reports. 7(1), p.17668.
  • Graham, N., Lim, J.Y., Gruner, DS, Gillespie, R.G. 2017. Island ecology and evolution: challenges in the Anthropocene. Environmental Conservation, 44(4) 323-335. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892917000315
  • Krehenwinkel, H., Kennedy, S., Pekar, S., Gillespie, R.G. 2017. A cost efficient and simple protocol to enrich prey DNA from extractions of predatory arthropods for large scale gut content analysis by Illumina sequencing. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8(1): 126-134 DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.12647.
  • Shaw, K.L. and Gillespie, R.G. 2016. Comparative phylogeography of oceanic archipelagos: Hotspots for inferences of evolutionary process. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(29): 7986–7993.
  • Gillespie, R.G. 2016. Island time and the interplay between ecology & evolution in species diversification. Evolutionary Applications. 9(1), pp.53-73.
  • Rominger, A.J., Goodman, K. R., Lim, J.Y., Valdovinos, F.S, Armstrong, E., Bennett, G. M., Brewer, M. S., Cotoras, D. D., Ewing, C. P., Harte, J., Martinez, N., O’Grady, P., Percy, D., Price, D., Roderick, G. K., Shaw, K., Gruner, D. S., Gillespie, R. G. 2016. Community assembly on isolated islands: Macroecology meets evolution. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25, 769–780. Invited contribution.
  • Gillespie, R.G. and H. Krehenwinkel. 2015. Evolution of ecological communities through the lens of an island chronosequence. Genome 58 (5), 221-221.
  • Medeiros, M.J. and R.G. Gillespie. 2015. Geographic exploration within a highly niche conserved moth in the Hawaiian archipelago. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 116 (3): 495-506
  • Brewer, M.S., Carter, R., Croucher, P.J.P, Gillespie, R.G. (2015). Shifting Habitats, Morphology and Selective Pressures: Developmental Polyphenism in an Adaptive Radiation of Hawaiian Spiders.  Evolution. 69  162.
  • Brewer, M.S., Cotoras, D.D., Croucher, P.J.P, Gillespie, R.G. (2014). New sequencing technologies, the development of genomics tools, and their applications in evolutionary arachnology. Journal of Arachnology. 42  .
  • Gillespie, R.G., Roderick G.K. (2014). Evolution: Geology and climate drive diversification.  Nature. 509  297.
  • Goodman, K.R., Evenhuis, N.L., Bartošová-Sojkovác, P., O’Grady, P.M. (2014). Diversification in Hawaiian long-legged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae: Campsicnemus): Biogeographic isolation and ecological adaptation.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 81  232
  • Goodman, K.R., Kelley, J.P., Welter, S.C., Roderick, G.K., Elias, D.O. (2014). Rapid diversification of sexual signals in Hawaiian Nesosydne planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae): the relative role of neutral and selective forces.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 28 (2),  415.
  • Hembry, D.H., Yoder, J.B., Goodman, K.R. (2014). Coevolution and the Diversification of Life.  American Naturalist. 184 (4) .
  • Lapoint, R.T., Magnacca, K.N., O’Grady, P.M. (2014). Phylogenetics of the Antopocerus-Modified Tarsus Clade of Hawaiian Drosophila: Diversification across the Hawaiian Islands.  PLoS One.
  • O’Connor, T.K., Humphrey, P.T., Lapoint, R.T., Whiteman, N.K., O’Grady, P.M. (2014). Microbial interactions and the ecology and evolution of Hawaiian Drosophilidae.  Frontiers of Microbiology. 5  616.
  • Warren, B.H., Simberloff, D., Ricklefs, R.E., Aguilée, R., Condamine, F.L., Gravel, D., , Morlon, H., , Mouquet, N., Rosindell, J., Casquet, J., Conti, E., Cornuault, J., Fernández-Palacios, J.M. Hengl, T., Norder, S.J., Rijsdijk, K.F., Sanmartín, I., Strasberg, D., Triantis, K., Valente, L.M., Whittaker, R.J., Emerson, B.C., Gillespie, R.G., Thébaud, C. (2015). Islands as model systems in ecology and evolution: prospects fifty years after MacArthur-Wilson.  Ecology Letters. 18  200.
  • Yim, K., Brewer M.S., Miller, C.T., Gillespie, R.G. (2014). Comparative Transcriptomics of Maturity-Associated Color Change in Hawaiian Spiders..  Journal of Heredity. 105  771.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Ewing, C. (2014). Assembly of Arthropod Communities in Hawai‘i: Interactions and Response to Changes in Immigration Rate. Hawaii Conservation Conference. Honolulu, HI.
  • Rominger, A., Goodman, K., Lim, J., Valdovinos, F., Armstrong, E., Bennett, G., Brewer, M., Cotoras, D., Ewing, C., Harte, J., Martinez, N., O’Grady, P., Percy, D., Price, D., Roderick, G., Shaw, K., Gruner, D., Gillespie, RG. (2014). Community assembly on isolated islands: Macroecology meets evolution. Island Biology 2014 – An International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Honolulu, HI.
  • Gillespie, R.G., Rominger, A., Valdavinos, F., Goodman, K., Lim, J.Y., Brewer, M., Cotoras, D., Ewing, C., Shaw, K., Harte, J., Martinez, N., Percy, D., Roderick, G.K., Gruner, D. (2015). Community dimensions of island biogeography. International Biogeography Society. Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Hiller, A., Roesch Goodman, K., Gillespie RG (2014). Diversification of Hawaiian Swordtail Crickets, an Approach using Ecological Niche Modeling.. Island Biology 2014 – An International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Honolulu, HI.
  • Lim, J.Y., Quental, T., Marshall, C. (2014). Island ontogeny and the macroevolutionary dynamics of clades on oceanic islands: testing hypothesized diversity under and overshoots in Hawaii. International Biogeography Society. Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Rominger, A., Gillespie, R.G. (2015). Macroevolutionary signals of insular adaptive radiations: Synthesizing across island systems with a novel statistical method. International Biogeography Society. Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Cotoras, D. (2014). Preliminary Identification of Protected Areas with High Diversity of Tetragnatha Spiders on Big Island and Maui Nui. Hawaii Conservation Conference. Honolulu, HI.
  • Armstrong, E., Rominger, A., Gillespie, R.G. (2014). Rarity, niche differentiation and species formation in Hawaiian Philodromid spiders. International Biogeography Society. Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Hembry, D.H., Rafael Raimundo, Erica A. Newman, Lesje Atkinson, Chang Guo , Paulo R. Guimarães Jr. , Rosemary G. Gillespie , (2014). Reduced specialization and modularity in an intimate mutualism diversifying on young oceanic islands. Ecological Society of America. Sacramento, CA.
  • Cotoras, D., Gillespie, RG (2014). Understanding the initiation of adaptive radiation using comparative phylogeography of spiders.. Island Biology 2014 – An International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Honolulu, HI.

Book Chapters

  • Gillespie, R.G. (2014). Island Biogeography. International Encyclopedia of Geography  Douglas Richardson.  Wiley-Blackwell and the Association of American Geographers.
  • Gillespie, R.G. and Parent, C.E. (2014). Adaptive Radiation. Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology B. Losos.  http://www.oxfordbib.


  • Cotoras, Darko. Early stages and temporal dynamics of the Tetragnatha adaptive radiation in the Hawaiian archipelago. (2014).  University of California Berkeley.

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