Lab members are shown in bold


Satellite DNA evolution in Corvoidea inferred from short and long reads
Peona V., kutschera V.E., Blom M.P.K., Irestedt M. & Suh A. (2023). Molecular Ecology 32: 1288-1305


A guide to avian museomics: Insights gained from resequencing hundreds of avian study skins
Irestedt M., Thörn F., Müller I., Jønsson K.A., Ericson P.G.P. & Blom M.P.K. (2022). Molecular Ecology Resources 22:  26722684

Utilizing museomics to trace the complex history and species boundaries in avian-study system of conservation concern
Ernst M.
, Jønsson K.A., Ericson P.G.P.,  Blom M.P.K.*  & Irestedt M.* (2022). Heredity 128: 159-168
*shared last authorship

The formation of avian montane diversity across barriers and along elevational gradients.
Pujolar J.M., Blom M.P.K.,  Hart Reeve A., Kennedy J.D., Marki P.Z. et al. (2022). Nature Communications 13: 268

Diversification and community assembly on the world’s largest tropical island
Kennedy J.D., Marki P.Z., Hart Reeve A., Blom M.P.K.,  et al. (2022). Global Ecology and Biogeography 31: 1078-1089


Opportunities and challenges for high-quality Biodiversity tissue archives in the age of long-read sequencing.
Blom M.P.K. (2021). Molecular Ecology 30: 5935 – 5948

The Sulawesi Thrush (Cataponera turdoides; Aves: Passeriformes) belongs to the genus Turdus. Hart Reeve A., Blom M.P.K., Marki P.Z., Batista R., Olsson U. et al. (2021). Zoologica Scripta 51:32– 40

Identifying the causes and consequences of assembly gaps using a multi-platform genome assembly of a bird-of-paradise.
Peona V., Blom M.P.K., Xu L., Burri, R., Sullivan, S. et al. (2021)
Molecular Ecology Resources 21: 263-286


Genetic and radiographic insights into the only known mounted specimen of Kangaroo Island Emu.
Cibois A., Valloton L., Ericson P.G.P., Blom M.P.K. & Irestedt M. (2020).
Revue suisse de Zoologie 126: 209-217


Genomic differentiation tracks earth-historic isolation in an Australasian archipelagic pitta (Pittidae; Aves).
Ericson P.G.P., Qu Y., Rasmussen P.C., Blom M.P.K., Rheindt F. & Irestedt M. (2019).
BMC Evolutionary Biology 19: 151

Habitat preference modulates trans-oceanic dispersal in a terrestrial vertebrate.
Blom M.P.K., Matzke N.J., Bragg J.G., Arida E., Austin C.C., Backlin A.R. et al. (2019).
Proc. R. Soc. B. 286: 20182575

Dynamic evolutionary history and gene content of sex chromosomes across diverse songbirds.
Xu L., Auer G., Peona V., Suh A., Deng Y., …,Blom M.P.Ket al. (2019).
Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 834-844

Complete subspecies-level phylogeny of the Oriolidae (Aves: Passeriformes): Out of Australasia and return.
Jønsson K.A., Blom M.P.K., Marki P.Z., Joseph L., Sangster G., Ericson P.G.P. & Irestedt M. (2019).
Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 137:200-209

No Signs of Genetic Erosion in a 19th Century Genome of the Extinct Paradise Parrot (Psephotellus pulcherrimus).
Irestedt M., Ericson P.G.P., Johansson U.S., Oliver P., Joseph L.  & Blom M.P.K. (2019).
11: 58

Unrecognized species diversity in New Guinean passerine birds.
Jønsson K.A., Reeve A.H., Blom M.P.K., Irestedt M. & Marki P.Z. (2019).
Emu – Austral Ornithology 119: 233-241

Embracing heterogeneity: building the Tree of Life and the future of Phylogenomics.
Bravo G.A., Antonelli A., Bacon C.D., Bartoszek K. , Blom M.P.K., Huynh S. et al. (2019).
PeerJ 7e6399

Comparative analyses identify genomic features potentially involved in the evolution of birds-of-paradise.
Prost S., Armstrong E.E., Nylander J., Thomas G.W.C., Suh A., Petersen B., Dalen L., Benz B., Blom M.P.K., Palkopoulou E., Ericson P.G.P. & Irestedt M. (2019).
Gigascience 8: 1-12


Insular biogeographic origins and high phylogenetic distinctiveness for a recently depleted lizard fauna from Christmas Island, Australia.
Oliver P.M.,  Blom M.P.K., Cogger H.G., Fisher R.N., Richmond J.Q. & Woinarski J.C.Z. (2018).
Biology Letters 14: 20170696

The phylogenetic position of the extinct Cuban Macaw (Ara tricolor) based on complete mitogenomes.
Johansson U.S., Ericson P.G.P., , Blom M.P.K. & Irestedt M (2018).
 Ibis 160:666-672 

Digest: Life history evolution in Darwin’s dream ponds.
Spagopoulou F., Blom M.P.K. (2018).
Evolution 72:1186-1188

Real-world conservation planning for evolutionary diversity in the Kimberley, Australia, sidesteps uncertain taxonomy.
Rosauer D., Byrne M., Blom M.P.K., Coates D., Donnellan S.,  Doughty P. et al. (2018).
Conservation Letters: e12438

Relics of the lost arc: High-throughput sequencing of the Eutrichomyas rowleyi (Aves: Passeriformes) holotype uncovers an ancient biogeographic link between the Philippines and Fiji.
Jønsson K.A., Blom M.P.K., Päckert M., Ericson P.G.P. & Irestedt M. (2018).
Molecular Phylogenetics Evol. 120: 28-32


A genomic perspective of the pink-headed duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea suggests a long history of low effective population size.
Ericson P.G.P., Qu Y., Blom M.P.K., Johansson U.S. & Irestedt M. (2017).
Scientific Reports 7:16853

Blood transcriptomes and de novo identification of candidate loci for mating success in lekking great snipe (Gallinago media).
Höglund J., Wang B., Saether S-A, Blom M.P.K., Fiske P., Halvarsson P., Horsburgh G., Burke T., Kalas J.A. & Ekblom R. (2017).
Molecular Ecology 26: 3458-3471

 Chromosomal speciation in the genomics era: disentangling phylogenetic evolution of rock-wallabies.
Potter S., Bragg J.G.B., Blom M.P.K., Deakin J.E., Kirkpatrick M., Eldridge M.D. & Moritz C. (2017).
Frontiers in Genetics 8:10

Accounting for uncertainty in gene tree estimation: Summary coalescent species tree inference in a challenging radiation of Australian lizards.

Blom M.P.K., Bragg J.G., Potter S. & Moritz C. (2017).
Systematic Biology
66: 352-366


Convergence across a continent: Adaptive diversification in a recent radiation of Australian lizards.
Blom M.P.K., Horner P. & Moritz C. (2016).
Proc. R. Soc. B 283: 20160181

Phylogeographic hotspots and conservation priorities: and example from the Top End of Australia.
Rosauer D., Blom M.P.K., Bourke G., Catalano S.R., Donellan S.C., Gillespie G., Mulder E., Oliver P.M., Potter S., Pratt R.C., Rabosky D.L. & Moritz C. (2016).
Biological Conservation
204: 83-93


Habitat use and new locality records for Cryptoblepharus poecilopleurus (Squamata: Scincidae) from French Polynesia.
Blom, M.P.K. (2015).
Herpetology Notes 8: 579 – 582

EAPhy: A flexible tool for high-throughput quality filtering of exon-alignments and data processing for phylogenetic methods.
Blom, M.P.K. (2015).
PLOS Currents Tree of Life


Cis-regulatory sequence variation and association with Mycoplasma load in natural populations of the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus).
Backström N., Shipilina D., Blom M.P.K. & Edwards S.V. (2013).
Ecology and Evolution 3: 655-666

Temporal trade-offs between nestling provisioning and defence against nest predators in blue tits.
Mutzel A., Blom M.P.K., Spagopoulou F., Wright J., Dingemanse N.J. & Kempenaers B. (2013).
Animal Behaviour 85: 1459-1469