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Peer-Reviewed Publications

33. Mostow RS, Barreto FS, Hacker SD (2024) A hybrid beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria × A. breviligulata) is more productive and outcompetes its non‑native parent species. Oecologia 

32. Askerooth R, Mostow RS, Ruggiero P, Barreto F, Hacker SD (2024) A novel hybrid beachgrass is invading U.S. Pacific Northwest dunes with potential ecosystem consequences. Ecosphere 15:e4830.

31. Kayhani K, Barreto FS (2023) Disproportionate role of nuclear-encoded proteins in organismal and mitochondrial thermal performance in a copepod. Journal of Experimental Biology 226, jeb246085.

30. Boring EL, Menge BA, Barreto FS (2023) Genetic evidence for multiple dispersal mechanisms in a marine direct developer, Leptasterias sp. (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Marine Biology 170: 137.


29. Olsen KC, Lima TG, Barreto FS, Burton RS (2023) Genomic architecture of hybrid male sterility in a species
without sex chromosomes (Tigriopus californicus, Copepoda: Harpacticoida). 
Genome Biology and Evolution 15(6):evad091.

28. Graham AM, Barreto FS (2023) Myxozoans (Cnidaria) do not retain key oxygen-sensing and homeostasis toolkit genes. Genome Biology and Evolution 15(1):evad003.


27. Burton AR, Gravem SA, Barreto FS (2022) Little evidence for genetic variation associated with susceptibility to sea star wasting syndrome in the keystone species Pisaster ochraceus. Molecular Ecology 31: 197–205.

26. Mostow RS, Barreto F, Biel R, Meyer E, Hacker SD (2021) Discovery of a dune-building hybrid beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria x A. breviligulata) in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Ecosphere 12(4): e03501.

25. Han K-L, Barreto FS (2021) Pervasive mitonuclear coadaptation underlies fast development in interpopulation hybrids of a marine crustacean. Genome Biology and Evolution 13(3):evab004.


24. Schneck DT, Barreto FS (2020) Phenotypic variation in growth and gene expression under different photoperiods in allopatric populations of the copepod Tigriopus californicusBiological Bulletin 238: 106-118.

23. Graham AM, Barreto FS (2020) Independent losses of the Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF) pathway within Crustacea. Molecular Biology and Evolution 37: 1342–1349. 


22. Graham AM, Barreto FS (2019) Loss of the HIF pathway in a widely distributed intertidal crustacean, the copepod Tigriopus californicusProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 116: 12913-12918. 


21. Barreto FS, Bauer KB (2019) Genetic evidence for alloparental care and frequent multiple paternity in the brooding sea star (Leptasterias sp.). Marine Biology 166: 38

20. Scheffler ML, Barreto FS, Mueller CA (2019) Rapid metabolic compensation in response to temperature change in the intertidal copepod, Tigriopus californicusComparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 230: 131-137

19. Graham AM, Barreto FS (2019) Novel microRNAs are associated with population divergence in transcriptional response to thermal stress in an intertidal copepod. Molecular Ecology 28: 584-599


18. Barreto FS, Watson ET, Lima TG, Willett CS, Edmands S, Li W, Burton RS (2018) Genomic signatures of mitonuclear coevolution across populations of Tigriopus californicus. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1250-1257. (A News & Views was written about our paper! [link])

17. Pereira RJ, Barreto FS, Pierce NT, Carneiro M, Burton RS (2016) Transcriptome-wide patterns of divergence during allopatric evolution. Molecular Ecology 25: 1478-1493.   (We made the cover! [link] and had a perspective written about the paper [link])

16. Barreto FS, Schoville SD, Burton RS. (2015) Reverse genetics in the tidepool: Knockdown of target gene expression via RNA interference in the copepod Tigriopus californicusMolecular Ecology Resources 15: 868-879.

15. Barreto FS, Pereira RJ, Burton RS (2015) Hybrid dysfunction and physiological compensation in gene expression. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 613-622.

14. Pereira RJ, Barreto FS, Burton RS (2014) Ecological novelty by hybridization: experimental evidence for increased thermal tolerance by transgressive segregation in Tigriopus californicusEvolution 68: 204-215.

13. Barreto FS, Burton RS (2013) Elevated oxidative damage is correlated with reduced fitness in interpopulation hybrids of a marine copepod. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280: 20131521.

12. Burton RS, Pereira RJ, Barreto FS (2013) Cytonuclear genomic interactions and hybrid breakdown. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 44: 281-302.

11. Barreto FS, Burton RS (2013) Evidence for compensatory evolution of ribosomal proteins in response to rapid divergence of mitochondrial rRNA. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30: 310-314.


10. Burton RS, Barreto FS (2012) A disproportionate role for mtDNA in Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities? Molecular Ecology 21: 4942-4957.

9. Schoville SD, Barreto FS, Moy GW, Wolff A, Burton RS (2012) Investigating the molecular basis of local adaptation to thermal stress: population differences in gene expression across the transcriptome of the copepod Tigriopus californicusBMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 170.

8. Barreto FS, Moy GW, Burton RS (2011) Interpopulation patterns of divergence and selection across the transcriptome of the copepod Tigriopus californicusMolecular Ecology 20: 560-572.

7. Barreto FS, Tomas CR, McCartney MA (2011) AFLP Fingerprinting shows that a single Prymnesium parvum harmful algal bloom consists of multiple clones. Journal of Heredity 102: 747-752.

6. Barreto FS, Avise JC (2011) The genetic mating system of a sea spider with male-biased sexual size dimorphism: evidence for paternity skew despite random mating success. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 1595-1604.


5. Barreto FS, Avise JC (2010) Quantitative measures of sexual selection reveal no evidence for sex-role reversal in a sea spider with prolonged paternal care. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277: 2951-2956.


4. McCartney MA, Barreto FS (2010) A mitochondrial DNA analysis of the species status of the endemic Waccamaw darter, Etheostoma perlongumCopeia 1: 103-113.


3. Barreto FS, Avise JC (2008)  Polygynandry and sexual size dimorphism in the sea spider Ammothea hilgendorfi               (Pycnogonida: Ammotheidae), a marine arthropod with brood-carrying males. Molecular Ecology 17: 4164-4175.


2. Barreto FS, McCartney MA (2008) Extraordinary AFLP fingerprint similarity despite strong assortative mating between coral reef fish morphospecies. Evolution 62(1): 226-233.


1. Tatarenkov A, Barreto FS, Winkelman DL, Avise JC (2006) Genetic monogamy in the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, a species with uniparental nest guarding. Copeia 4: 735-741.

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