Dr Kevin Parsons

  • Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)
  • Associate (School of Life Sciences)

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Reimbursement of publication costs
    University of Massachusetts
    2018 - 2020
     
  • The predictability and limits of evolution to increased temperature: insights from a natural 'experiment'
    Natural Environment Research Council
    2016 - 2020
     
  • Does climate change limit evolutionary potential? Examining the impact of increased temperature on bone development
    The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
    2015 - 2016
     
  • Anticipating the Potential for High Conservation Value Fishes to Respond to Climate Change
    Glasgow Natural History Society
    2014 - 2015
     
  • Testing the genomic and phenotypic basis of adaptive divergence in Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus)
    The Royal Society
    2013 - 2014
     
  • Using a sequenced-based genetic map to assess genome-wide genetic variation between ecomorphs of Scottish Arctic charr
    Wellcome Trust
    2012 - 2014
     

Supervision

  • McWhinnie, Kirsty
    The engineering of adapation: Exploring the genetic basis of craniofacial syndromes using an evolutionary mutant model
  • Smith, Bethany
    The plasticity and evolution of gene expression in geothermal stickleback populations

Publications

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Number of items: 33.

2019

Parsons, K. J. , McWhinnie, K., Pilakouta, N. and Walker, L. (2019) Does phenotypic plasticity initiate developmental bias? Evolution and Development, (doi:10.1111/ede.12304)

McWhinnie, K. and Parsons, K. J. (2019) Shaping up? A direct comparison between 2D and low-cost 3D shape analysis using African Cichlid mandibles. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 102(7), pp. 927-938. (doi:10.1007/s10641-019-00879-2)

Skulason, S. et al. (2019) A way forward with eco evo devo: an extended theory of resource polymorphism with postglacial fishes as model systems. Biological Reviews, (Early Online Publication)

2018

Thambithurai, D., Hollins, J., Van Leeuwen, T., Rácz, A., Lindström, J. , Parsons, K. and Killen, S. S. (2018) Shoal size as a key determinant of vulnerability to capture under a simulated fishery scenario. Ecology and Evolution, 8(13), pp. 6505-6514. (doi:10.1002/ece3.4107) (PMID:30038752) (PMCID:PMC6053581)

Hollins, J., Thambithurai, D., Köeck, B. , Crespel, A., Bailey, D. M. , Cooke, S. J., Lindström, J. , Parsons, K. J. and Killen, S. S. (2018) A physiological perspective on fisheries-induced evolution. Evolutionary Applications, 11(5), pp. 561-576. (doi:10.1111/eva.12597) (PMID:29875803) (PMCID:PMC5978952)

Parsons, K. J. , Son, Y. H., Crespel, A., Thambithurai, D., Killen, S. , Harris, M. P. and Albertson, R. C. (2018) Conserved but flexible modularity in the zebrafish skull: implications for craniofacial evolvability. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 285(1877), 20172671. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.2671) (PMID:29669899)

2017

Campbell, C. S., Adams, C. E. , Bean, C. W. and Parsons, K. J. (2017) Conservation evo-devo: preserving biodiversity by understanding its origins. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32(10), pp. 746-759. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2017.07.002) (PMID:28797609)

2016

Parsons, K. J. , Concannon, M., Navon, D., Wang, J., Ea, I., Groveas, K., Campbell, C. and Albertson, R. C. (2016) Foraging environment determines the genetic architecture and evolutionary potential of trophic morphology in cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology, 25(24), pp. 6012-6023. (doi:10.1111/mec.13801) (PMID:27516345)

Parsons, K. J. (2016) Adaptive radiations: Insights from Evo-Devo. In: Kliman, R. M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. Elsevier, pp. 37-45. ISBN 9780128004265 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00141-4)

2015

Smith, A. J., Nelson-Maney, N., Parsons, K. J. , Cooper, W. J. and Albertson, R. C. (2015) Body shape evolution in sunfishes: divergent paths to accelerated rates of speciation in the centrarchidae. Evolutionary Biology, 42(3), pp. 283-295. (doi:10.1007/s11692-015-9322-y)

Parsons, K. , Wang, J., Anderson, G. and Albertson, R. C. (2015) Nested levels of adaptive divergence: the genetic basis of craniofacial divergence and ecological sexual dimorphism. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 5(8), pp. 1613-1624. (doi:10.1534/g3.115.018226) (PMID:26038365) (PMCID:PMC4528318)

2014

Albertson, R.C., Powder, K. E., Hu, Y., Coyle, K. P., Roberts, R. B. and Parsons, K. J. (2014) Genetic basis of continuous variation in the levels and modular inheritance of pigmentation in cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology, 23(21), pp. 5135-5150. (doi:10.1111/mec.12900)

Addison, E. S., Halfacree, Z., Moore, A. H., Demetriou, J., Parsons, K. and Tivers, M. (2014) A retrospective analysis of urethral rupture in 63 cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 16(4), pp. 300-307. (doi:10.1177/1098612X13508194) (PMID:24144568)

Hu, Y., Parsons, K. J. and Albertson, R. C. (2014) Evolvability of the cichlid jaw: new tools provide insights into the genetic basis of phenotypic integration. Evolutionary Biology, 44(1), pp. 145-153. (doi:10.1007/s11692-013-9254-3)

Küttner, E., Parsons, K. J. , Easton, A. A., Skúlason, S., Danzmann, R. G. and Ferguson, M. M. (2014) Hidden genetic variation evolves with ecological specialization: the genetic basis of phenotypic plasticity in Arctic charr ecomorphs. Evolution and Development, 16(4), pp. 247-257. (doi:10.1111/ede.12087) (PMID:24920458)

Parsons, K. J. , Trent Taylor, A., Powder, K. E. and Albertson, R. C. (2014) Wnt signalling underlies the evolution of new phenotypes and craniofacial variability in Lake Malawi cichlids. Nature Communications, 5, p. 3629. (doi:10.1038/ncomms4629)

2013

Parsons, K.J. and Albertson, R.C. (2013) Unifying and generalizing the two strands of evo-devo. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28(10), pp. 584-591. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2013.06.009)

2012

Parsons, K.J. , Márquez, E. and Albertson, R.C. (2012) Constraint and opportunity: the genetic basis and evolution of modularity in the cichlid mandible. American Naturalist, 179(1), pp. 64-78. (doi:10.1086/663200)

Brzozowski, F., Roscoe, J., Parsons, K. and Albertson, C. (2012) Sexually dimorphic levels of color trait integration and the resolution of sexual conflict in Lake Malawi cichlids. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 318(4), pp. 268-278. (doi:10.1002/jez.b.22443)

2011

Parsons, K.J. , Andreeva, V., Cooper, W.J., Yelick, P.C. and Albertson, R.C. (2011) Morphogenesis of the zebrafish jaw: development beyond the embryo. Methods in Cell Biology, 101, pp. 225-248. (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-387036-0.00011-6)

Parsons, K.J. , Cooper, W.J. and Albertson, R.C. (2011) Modularity of the oral jaws is linked to repeated changes in the craniofacial shape of African cichlids. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2011, pp. 1-10. (doi:10.4061/2011/641501)

Parsons, K.J. , Sheets, H.D., Skulason, S. and Ferguson, M.M. (2011) Phenotypic plasticity, heterochrony and ontogenetic repatterning during juvenile development of divergent Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24(8), pp. 1640-1652. (doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02301.x)

Parsons, K.J. , Son, Y.H. and Albertson, R.C. (2011) Hybridization promotes evolvability in African cichlids: connections between transgressive segregation and phenotypic integration. Evolutionary Biology, 38(3), pp. 306-315. (doi:10.1007/s11692-011-9126-7)

2010

Cooper, W.J., Parsons, K. , McIntyre, A., Kern, B., McGee-Moore, A. and Albertson, R.C. (2010) Bentho-pelagic divergence of cichlid feeding architecture was prodigious and consistent during multiple adaptive radiations within African rift-lakes. PLoS ONE, 5(3), e9551. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009551)

Parsons, K.J. , Skúlason, S. and Ferguson, M. (2010) Morphological variation over ontogeny and environments in resource polymorphic arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus). Evolution and Development, 12(3), pp. 246-257. (doi:10.1111/j.1525-142X.2010.00410.x)

2009

Parsons, K.J. and Albertson, R.C. (2009) Roles for Bmp4 and CaM1 in shaping the jaw: evo-devo and beyond. Annual Review of Genetics, 43(1), pp. 369-388. (doi:10.1146/annurev-genet-102808-114917)

Parsons, K.J. , Cooper, W.J. and Albertson, R.C. (2009) Limits of principal components analysis for producing a common trait space: implications for inferring selection, contingency, and chance in evolution. PLoS ONE, 4(11), e7957. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007957)

2008

Riopel, C., Robinson, B.W. and Parsons, K.J. (2008) Analyzing nested variation in the body form of Lepomid sunfishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 82(4), pp. 409-420. (doi:10.1007/s10641-007-9303-9)

2007

Parsons, K.J. and Robinson, B.W. (2007) Foraging performance of diet-induced morphotypes in pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) favours resource polymorphism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(2), pp. 673-684. (doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2006.01249.x)

2006

Parsons, K.J. and Robinson, B.W. (2006) Replicated evolution of integrated plastic responses during early adaptive divergence. Evolution, 60(4), pp. 801-813. (doi:10.1111/j.0014-3820.2006.tb01158.x)

2005

Gray, S.M., Robinson, B.W. and Parsons, K.J. (2005) Testing alternative explanations of character shifts against ecological character displacement in brook sticklebacks (Culaea inconstans) that coexist with ninespine sticklebacks (Pungitius pungitius). Oecologia, 146(1), pp. 25-35. (doi:10.1007/s00442-005-0184-3)

2003

Parsons, K.J. , Robinson, B.W. and Hrbek, T. (2003) Getting into shape: an empirical comparison of traditional truss-based morphometric methods with a newer geometric method applied to New World cichlids. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 67(4), pp. 417-431. (doi:10.1023/A:1025895317253)

2002

Robinson, B.W. and Parsons, K.J. (2002) Changing times, spaces, and faces: tests and implications of adaptive morphological plasticity in the fishes of northern postglacial lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 59(11), pp. 1819-1833. (doi:10.1139/F02-144)

This list was generated on Sat Sep 14 15:31:43 2019 BST.
Number of items: 33.

Articles

Parsons, K. J. , McWhinnie, K., Pilakouta, N. and Walker, L. (2019) Does phenotypic plasticity initiate developmental bias? Evolution and Development, (doi:10.1111/ede.12304)

McWhinnie, K. and Parsons, K. J. (2019) Shaping up? A direct comparison between 2D and low-cost 3D shape analysis using African Cichlid mandibles. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 102(7), pp. 927-938. (doi:10.1007/s10641-019-00879-2)

Skulason, S. et al. (2019) A way forward with eco evo devo: an extended theory of resource polymorphism with postglacial fishes as model systems. Biological Reviews, (Early Online Publication)

Thambithurai, D., Hollins, J., Van Leeuwen, T., Rácz, A., Lindström, J. , Parsons, K. and Killen, S. S. (2018) Shoal size as a key determinant of vulnerability to capture under a simulated fishery scenario. Ecology and Evolution, 8(13), pp. 6505-6514. (doi:10.1002/ece3.4107) (PMID:30038752) (PMCID:PMC6053581)

Hollins, J., Thambithurai, D., Köeck, B. , Crespel, A., Bailey, D. M. , Cooke, S. J., Lindström, J. , Parsons, K. J. and Killen, S. S. (2018) A physiological perspective on fisheries-induced evolution. Evolutionary Applications, 11(5), pp. 561-576. (doi:10.1111/eva.12597) (PMID:29875803) (PMCID:PMC5978952)

Parsons, K. J. , Son, Y. H., Crespel, A., Thambithurai, D., Killen, S. , Harris, M. P. and Albertson, R. C. (2018) Conserved but flexible modularity in the zebrafish skull: implications for craniofacial evolvability. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 285(1877), 20172671. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.2671) (PMID:29669899)

Campbell, C. S., Adams, C. E. , Bean, C. W. and Parsons, K. J. (2017) Conservation evo-devo: preserving biodiversity by understanding its origins. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32(10), pp. 746-759. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2017.07.002) (PMID:28797609)

Parsons, K. J. , Concannon, M., Navon, D., Wang, J., Ea, I., Groveas, K., Campbell, C. and Albertson, R. C. (2016) Foraging environment determines the genetic architecture and evolutionary potential of trophic morphology in cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology, 25(24), pp. 6012-6023. (doi:10.1111/mec.13801) (PMID:27516345)

Smith, A. J., Nelson-Maney, N., Parsons, K. J. , Cooper, W. J. and Albertson, R. C. (2015) Body shape evolution in sunfishes: divergent paths to accelerated rates of speciation in the centrarchidae. Evolutionary Biology, 42(3), pp. 283-295. (doi:10.1007/s11692-015-9322-y)

Parsons, K. , Wang, J., Anderson, G. and Albertson, R. C. (2015) Nested levels of adaptive divergence: the genetic basis of craniofacial divergence and ecological sexual dimorphism. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 5(8), pp. 1613-1624. (doi:10.1534/g3.115.018226) (PMID:26038365) (PMCID:PMC4528318)

Albertson, R.C., Powder, K. E., Hu, Y., Coyle, K. P., Roberts, R. B. and Parsons, K. J. (2014) Genetic basis of continuous variation in the levels and modular inheritance of pigmentation in cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology, 23(21), pp. 5135-5150. (doi:10.1111/mec.12900)

Addison, E. S., Halfacree, Z., Moore, A. H., Demetriou, J., Parsons, K. and Tivers, M. (2014) A retrospective analysis of urethral rupture in 63 cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 16(4), pp. 300-307. (doi:10.1177/1098612X13508194) (PMID:24144568)

Hu, Y., Parsons, K. J. and Albertson, R. C. (2014) Evolvability of the cichlid jaw: new tools provide insights into the genetic basis of phenotypic integration. Evolutionary Biology, 44(1), pp. 145-153. (doi:10.1007/s11692-013-9254-3)

Küttner, E., Parsons, K. J. , Easton, A. A., Skúlason, S., Danzmann, R. G. and Ferguson, M. M. (2014) Hidden genetic variation evolves with ecological specialization: the genetic basis of phenotypic plasticity in Arctic charr ecomorphs. Evolution and Development, 16(4), pp. 247-257. (doi:10.1111/ede.12087) (PMID:24920458)

Parsons, K. J. , Trent Taylor, A., Powder, K. E. and Albertson, R. C. (2014) Wnt signalling underlies the evolution of new phenotypes and craniofacial variability in Lake Malawi cichlids. Nature Communications, 5, p. 3629. (doi:10.1038/ncomms4629)

Parsons, K.J. and Albertson, R.C. (2013) Unifying and generalizing the two strands of evo-devo. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28(10), pp. 584-591. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2013.06.009)

Parsons, K.J. , Márquez, E. and Albertson, R.C. (2012) Constraint and opportunity: the genetic basis and evolution of modularity in the cichlid mandible. American Naturalist, 179(1), pp. 64-78. (doi:10.1086/663200)

Brzozowski, F., Roscoe, J., Parsons, K. and Albertson, C. (2012) Sexually dimorphic levels of color trait integration and the resolution of sexual conflict in Lake Malawi cichlids. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 318(4), pp. 268-278. (doi:10.1002/jez.b.22443)

Parsons, K.J. , Andreeva, V., Cooper, W.J., Yelick, P.C. and Albertson, R.C. (2011) Morphogenesis of the zebrafish jaw: development beyond the embryo. Methods in Cell Biology, 101, pp. 225-248. (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-387036-0.00011-6)

Parsons, K.J. , Cooper, W.J. and Albertson, R.C. (2011) Modularity of the oral jaws is linked to repeated changes in the craniofacial shape of African cichlids. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2011, pp. 1-10. (doi:10.4061/2011/641501)

Parsons, K.J. , Sheets, H.D., Skulason, S. and Ferguson, M.M. (2011) Phenotypic plasticity, heterochrony and ontogenetic repatterning during juvenile development of divergent Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24(8), pp. 1640-1652. (doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02301.x)

Parsons, K.J. , Son, Y.H. and Albertson, R.C. (2011) Hybridization promotes evolvability in African cichlids: connections between transgressive segregation and phenotypic integration. Evolutionary Biology, 38(3), pp. 306-315. (doi:10.1007/s11692-011-9126-7)

Cooper, W.J., Parsons, K. , McIntyre, A., Kern, B., McGee-Moore, A. and Albertson, R.C. (2010) Bentho-pelagic divergence of cichlid feeding architecture was prodigious and consistent during multiple adaptive radiations within African rift-lakes. PLoS ONE, 5(3), e9551. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009551)

Parsons, K.J. , Skúlason, S. and Ferguson, M. (2010) Morphological variation over ontogeny and environments in resource polymorphic arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus). Evolution and Development, 12(3), pp. 246-257. (doi:10.1111/j.1525-142X.2010.00410.x)

Parsons, K.J. and Albertson, R.C. (2009) Roles for Bmp4 and CaM1 in shaping the jaw: evo-devo and beyond. Annual Review of Genetics, 43(1), pp. 369-388. (doi:10.1146/annurev-genet-102808-114917)

Parsons, K.J. , Cooper, W.J. and Albertson, R.C. (2009) Limits of principal components analysis for producing a common trait space: implications for inferring selection, contingency, and chance in evolution. PLoS ONE, 4(11), e7957. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007957)

Riopel, C., Robinson, B.W. and Parsons, K.J. (2008) Analyzing nested variation in the body form of Lepomid sunfishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 82(4), pp. 409-420. (doi:10.1007/s10641-007-9303-9)

Parsons, K.J. and Robinson, B.W. (2007) Foraging performance of diet-induced morphotypes in pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) favours resource polymorphism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(2), pp. 673-684. (doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2006.01249.x)

Parsons, K.J. and Robinson, B.W. (2006) Replicated evolution of integrated plastic responses during early adaptive divergence. Evolution, 60(4), pp. 801-813. (doi:10.1111/j.0014-3820.2006.tb01158.x)

Gray, S.M., Robinson, B.W. and Parsons, K.J. (2005) Testing alternative explanations of character shifts against ecological character displacement in brook sticklebacks (Culaea inconstans) that coexist with ninespine sticklebacks (Pungitius pungitius). Oecologia, 146(1), pp. 25-35. (doi:10.1007/s00442-005-0184-3)

Parsons, K.J. , Robinson, B.W. and Hrbek, T. (2003) Getting into shape: an empirical comparison of traditional truss-based morphometric methods with a newer geometric method applied to New World cichlids. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 67(4), pp. 417-431. (doi:10.1023/A:1025895317253)

Robinson, B.W. and Parsons, K.J. (2002) Changing times, spaces, and faces: tests and implications of adaptive morphological plasticity in the fishes of northern postglacial lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 59(11), pp. 1819-1833. (doi:10.1139/F02-144)

Book Sections

Parsons, K. J. (2016) Adaptive radiations: Insights from Evo-Devo. In: Kliman, R. M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. Elsevier, pp. 37-45. ISBN 9780128004265 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00141-4)

This list was generated on Sat Sep 14 15:31:43 2019 BST.