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PhD projects

Project in the following areas: Population genetics, especially marine species, eDNA, field based genomics.

20052020

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Research Output

2020

New records of Natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita, Laurenti 1768) natural breeding sites in Ireland

Reyne, M., McFarlane, C., Marnell, F., Helyar, S. & Reid, N., 01 Apr 2020, (Accepted) In : Herpetology Notes.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The genetic composition of feeding aggregations of the Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) in the central north Atlantic : A microsatellite loci approach

Gíslason, D., Helyar, S. J., Óskarsson, G. J., Ólafsdóttir, G., Slotte, A., Jansen, T., Jacobsen, J. A., Ólafsson, K., Skirnisdottir, S., Dahle, G., Siegstad, H., Joensen, H., Curti, K. L., Grégoire, F., Masse, J., Sveinsson, S., Daníelsdóttir, A. K. & Pampoulie, C., 01 Mar 2020, In : ICES Journal of Marine Science. 77, 2, p. 604-612

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

The future of NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) analysis in testing food authenticity

Haynes, E., Jimenez, E., Angel Pardo, M. & Helyar, S., 01 Jul 2019, In : Food Control. 101, p. 134-143 9 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
41 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Genetic homogeneity in the deep-sea grenadier Macrourus berglax across the North Atlantic Ocean

Coscia, I., Castilho, R., Massa-Gallucci, A., Sacchi, C., Cunha, R. L., Stefanni, S., Helyar, S., Knutsen, H. & Mariani, S., 17 Jan 2018, In : Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
157 Downloads (Pure)

Natural history and molecular evolution of demersal Mediterranean sharks and skates inferred by comparative phylogeographic and demographic analyses

Ferrari, A., Tinti, F., Bertucci Maresca, V., Velona, A., Cannas, R., Thasitis, I., Costa, F. O., Follesa, M. C., Galani, D., Hemida, F., Helyar, S., Mancusi, C., Mulas, A., Serena, F., Sion, L., Stagioni, M. & Cariani, A., 18 Sep 2018, In : PeerJ. 6, 29 p., 5560.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
49 Downloads (Pure)

Range‐wide genomic data synthesis reveals transatlantic vicariance and secondary contact in Atlantic cod

Fairweather, R., Bradbury, I., Helyar, S., de Bruyn, M., Therkildsen, N. O., Bentzen, P., Hemmer-Hansen, J. & Carvalho, G. R., 16 Nov 2018, In : Ecology and Evolution. 8, p. 12140-12152

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1 Citation (Scopus)
184 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Evaluating genetic traceability methods for captive-bred marine fish and their applications in fisheries management and wildlife forensics

Bylemans, J., Maes, G. E., Diopere, E., Cariani, A., Senn, H., Taylor, M. I., Helyar, S., Bargelloni, L., Bonaldo, A., Carvalho, G., Guarniero, I., Komen, H., Martinsohn, J. T., Nielsen, E. E., Tinti, F., Volckaert, F. A. M. & Ogden, R., 25 Feb 2016, In : Aquaculture Environment Interactions. 8, p. 131-145 15 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)
454 Downloads (Pure)

Outlier Loci Detect Intraspecific Biodiversity amongst Spring and Autumn Spawning Herring across Local Scales

Bekkevold, D., Gross, R., Arula, T., Helyar, S. J. & Ojaveer, H., 06 Apr 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 4, 13 p., e0148499.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
169 Downloads (Pure)
2015

Gene-associated markers can assign origin in a weakly structured fish, Atlantic herring

Bekkevold, D., Helyar, S. J., Limborg, M. T., Nielsen, E. E., Hemmer-Hansen, J., Clausen, L. A. W. & Carvalho, G. R., Jul 2015, In : ICES Journal of Marine Science. 72, 6, p. 1790-1801 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Genomic Resources Notes Accepted 1 June 2015 - 31 July 2015

Álvarez, P., Arthofer, W., Coelho, M. M., Conklin, D., Estonba, A., Grosso, A. R., Helyar, S. J., Langa, J., Machado, M. P., Montes, I., Pinho, J., Rief, A., Schartl, M., Schlick-Steiner, B. C., Seeber, J., Steiner, F. M., Vilas, C. & Genomic Resources Development Consortium, Nov 2015, In : Molecular Ecology Resources. 15, 6, p. 1510-2 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Rhodopsin gene polymorphism associated with divergent light environments in atlantic cod

Pampoulie, C., Skirnisdottir, S., Star, B., Jentoft, S., Jónsdóttir, I. G., Hjörleifsson, E., Thorsteinsson, V., Pálsson, Ó. K., Berg, P. R., Andersen, Ø., Magnusdottir, S., Helyar, S. J. & Daníelsdóttir, A. K., Mar 2015, In : Behavior Genetics. 45, 2, p. 236-44 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Stock structure of Atlantic herring Clupea harengus in the Norwegian Sea and adjacent waters

Pampoulie, C., Slotte, A., Óskarsson, G. J., Helyar, S. J., Jónsson, Á., Ólafsdóttird, G., Skírnisdóttir, S., Libungan, L. A., Jacobsen, J. A., Joensen, H., Nielsen, H. H., Sigurdsson, S. K. & Daníelsdóttir, A. K., 02 Mar 2015, In : Marine Ecology: Progress Series. 522, p. 219-230 12 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)
320 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Fish product mislabelling: failings of traceability in the production chain and implications for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing

Helyar, S. J., Lloyd, H. A. D., de Bruyn, M., Leake, J., Bennett, N. & Carvalho, G. R., 12 Jun 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 6, 7 p., e98691.

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71 Citations (Scopus)
407 Downloads (Pure)

Genetic structure of the lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus across the North Atlantic

Pampoulie, C., Skirnisdottir, S., Olafsdottir, G., Helyar, S. J., Thorsteinsson, V., Jónsson, S. P., Fréchet, A., Durif, C. M. F., Sherman, S., Lampart-Kałuzniacka, M., Hedeholm, R., Ólafsson, H., Daníelsdóttir, A. K. & Kasper, J. M., Nov 2014, In : ICES Journal of Marine Science. 71, 9, p. 2390-2397 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Life history of turbot in Icelandic waters: Intra- and inter-population genetic diversity and otolith tracking of environmental temperatures

Imsland, A. K., Ólafsson, K., Skírnisdóttir, S., Gunnarsson, S., Oddgeirsson, M., Vandamme, S., Helyar, S. J., Skadal, J. & Folkvord, A., Jul 2014, In : Fisheries Research. 155, p. 185-193 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Outlier SNP markers reveal fine-scale genetic structuring across European hake populations (Merluccius merluccius)

Milano, I., Babbucci, M., Cariani, A., Atanassova, M., Bekkevold, D., Carvalho, G. R., Espiñeira, M., Fiorentino, F., Garofalo, G., Geffen, A. J., Hansen, J. H., Helyar, S. J., Nielsen, E. E., Ogden, R., Patarnello, T., Stagioni, M., FishPopTrace Consortium, Tinti, F. & Bargelloni, L., Jan 2014, In : Molecular Ecology. 23, 1, p. 118-35 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

106 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of the 'Gait keeper' mutation in the DMRT3 gene on gaiting ability in Icelandic horses

Kristjansson, T., Bjornsdottir, S., Sigurdsson, A., Andersson, L. S., Lindgren, G., Helyar, S. J., Klonowski, A. M. & Arnason, T., Dec 2014, In : Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics . 131, 6, p. 415-25 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)
2013

A genomic island linked to ecotype divergence in Atlantic cod

Hemmer-Hansen, J., Nielsen, E. E., Therkildsen, N. O., Taylor, M. I., Ogden, R., Geffen, A. J., Bekkevold, D., Helyar, S., Pampoulie, C., Johansen, T., FishPopTrace Consortium & Carvalho, G. R., May 2013, In : Molecular Ecology. 22, 10, p. 2653-67 15 p.

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91 Citations (Scopus)
373 Downloads (Pure)

Isolation and characterization of thirty microsatellite loci for Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus L.)

Olafsdottir, G., Olafsson, K., Skirnisdottir, S., Oskarsson, G. J., Kohlbach, D., Franklinsdottir, H., Kvaavik, C. E. K., Morneau, R., Chevrier, A., Pampoulie, C., Helyar, S. & Danielsdottir, A. K., 2013, In : Conservation Genetics Resources. 5, 2, p. 491-494 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Twenty-two novel microsatellite loci for lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus)

Skirnisdottir, S., Olafsdottir, G., Olafsson, K., Jendrossek, T., Lloyd, H. A. D., Helyar, S., Pampoulie, C., Danielsdottir, A. K. & Kasper, J. M., 2013, In : Conservation Genetics Resources. 5, 1, p. 177-179 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Environmental selection on transcriptome-derived SNPs in a high gene flow marine fish, the Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)

Limborg, M. T., Helyar, S. J., De Bruyn, M., Taylor, M. I., Nielsen, E. E., Ogden, R., Carvalho, G. R., Bekkevold, D. & FPT Consortium, Aug 2012, In : Molecular Ecology. 21, 15, p. 3686-703 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

142 Citations (Scopus)

Gene-associated markers provide tools for tackling illegal fishing and false eco-certification

Nielsen, E. E., Cariani, A., Mac Aoidh, E., Maes, G. E., Milano, I., Ogden, R., Taylor, M., Hemmer-Hansen, J., Babbucci, M., Bargelloni, L., Bekkevold, D., Diopere, E., Grenfell, L., Helyar, S., Limborg, M. T., Martinsohn, J. T., McEwing, R., Panitz, F., Patarnello, T., Tinti, F. & 31 others, Van Houdt, J. K. J., Volckaert, F. A. M., Waples, R. S., Albin, J. E. J., Vieites Baptista, J. M., Barmintsev, V., Bautista, J. M., Bendixen, C., Bergé, J-P., Blohm, D., Cardazzo, B., Diez, A., Espiñeira, M., Geffen, A. J., Gonzalez, E., González-Lavín, N., Guarniero, I., Jeráme, M., Kochzius, M., Krey, G., Mouchel, O., Negrisolo, E., Piccinetti, C., Puyet, A., Rastorguev, S., Smith, J. P., Trentini, M., Verrez-Bagnis, V., Volkov, A., Zanzi, A. & FishPopTrace consortium, 22 May 2012, In : Nature Communications. 3, p. 851 851.

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143 Citations (Scopus)
185 Downloads (Pure)

SNP discovery using Next Generation Transcriptomic Sequencing in Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)

FishPopTrace Consortium, Aug 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 8, e42089.

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40 Citations (Scopus)
145 Downloads (Pure)
2011

Application of SNPs for population genetics of nonmodel organisms: new opportunities and challenges

Helyar, S. J., Hemmer-Hansen, J., Bekkevold, D., Taylor, M. I., Ogden, R., Limborg, M. T., Cariani, A., Maes, G. E., Diopere, E., Carvalho, G. R. & Nielsen, E. E., Mar 2011, In : Molecular Ecology Resources. 11 Suppl 1, p. 123-36 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

254 Citations (Scopus)

New microsatellite loci for the longnose velvet dogfish Centroselachus crepidater (Squaliformes: Somniosidae) and other deep sea sharks

Helyar, S., Coscia, I., Sala-Bozano, M. & Mariani, S., Jan 2011, In : Conservation Genetics Resources. 3, 1, p. 173-176 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Novel tools for conservation genomics: comparing two high-throughput approaches for SNP discovery in the transcriptome of the European hake

Milano, I., Babbucci, M., Panitz, F., Ogden, R., Nielsen, R. O., Taylor, M. I., Helyar, S. J., Carvalho, G. R., Espiñeira, M., Atanassova, M., Tinti, F., Maes, G. E., Patarnello, T., Bargelloni, L. & FishPopTrace Consortium, 22 Nov 2011, In : PloS one. 6, 11, p. e28008

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41 Citations (Scopus)
153 Downloads (Pure)
2010

Novel microsatellite loci for a deep sea fish (Macrourus berglax) and their amplification in other grenadiers (Gadiformes: Macrouridae)

Helyar, S., Sacchi, C., Coughlan, J. & Mariani, S., Dec 2010, In : Conservation Genetics Resources. 2, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Novel polymorphic microsatellite loci for the protogynous hermaphrodite slinger sea bream (Chrysoblephus puniceus, Sparidae)

Chopelet, J., Helyar, S., Mann, B. & Mariani, S., Jul 2009, In : Molecular Ecology Resources. 9, 4, p. 1223-6 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)
2007

Ecological differences and coexistence in a guild of microparasites: Bartonella in wild rodents

Telfer, S., Clough, H. E., Birtles, R. J., Bennett, M., Carslake, D., Helyar, S. & Begon, M., Jul 2007, In : Ecology. 88, 7, p. 1841-1849 9 p.

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37 Citations (Scopus)
210 Downloads (Pure)

The dynamics of murid gammaherpesvirus 4 within wild, sympatric populations of bank voles and wood mice

Telfer, S., Bennett, M., Carslake, D., Helyar, S. & Begon, M., Jan 2007, In : Journal of wildlife diseases. 43, 1, p. 32-9 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Detection of quantitative trait loci for androstenone, skatole and boar taint in a cross between Large White and Meishan pigs

Lee, G. J., Archibald, A. L., Law, A. S., Lloyd, S., Wood, J., Haley, C. S. & Helyar, S., Feb 2005, In : Animal Genetics. 36, 1, p. 14-22 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

59 Citations (Scopus)

Highly polymorphic microsatellite loci in the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus)

Barker, F. S., Helyar, S. J., Kemp, S. J. & Begon, M., Jun 2005, In : MOLECULAR ECOLOGY NOTES. 5, 2, p. 311-313 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Inbreeding uncovers fundamental differences in the genetic load affecting male and female fertility in a butterfly

Saccheri, I. J., Lloyd, H. D., Helyar, S. J. & Brakefield, P. M., 07 Jan 2005, In : Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society. 272, 1558, p. 39-46 8 p.

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47 Citations (Scopus)