Elizabeth Everman

Elizabeth Everman
University of Kansas | KU · Department of Molecular Biosciences

Doctor of Philosophy

About

20
Publications
2,616
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
148
Citations
Introduction

Publications

Publications (20)
Article
Full-text available
A range of heavy metals are required for normal cell function and homeostasis. However, the anthropogenic release of metal compounds into soil and water sources presents a pervasive health threat. Copper is one of many heavy metals that negatively impacts diverse organisms at a global scale. Using a combination of quantitative trait locus (QTL) map...
Preprint
Full-text available
A range of heavy metals are required for normal cell function and homeostasis. Equally, the anthropogenic release of heavy metals into soil and water sources presents a pervasive health threat. Copper is one such metal; it functions as a critical enzymatic cofactor, but at high concentrations is toxic, and can lead to the production of reactive oxy...
Article
Full-text available
Drosophila community composition is complex in temperate regions with different abundance of flies and species across the growing season. Monitoring Drosophila populations provides insights into the phenology of both native and invasive species. Over a single growing season, we collected Drosophila at regular intervals and determined the number of...
Article
Full-text available
We leverage two complementary Drosophila melanogaster mapping panels to genetically dissect starvation resistance—an important fitness trait. Using >1600 genotypes from the multiparental Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource (DSPR), we map numerous starvation stress QTL that collectively explain a substantial fraction of trait heritability. Mapp...
Preprint
Full-text available
We leverage two complementary Drosophila melanogaster mapping panels to genetically dissect starvation resistance, an important fitness trait. Using >1600 genotypes of the multiparental Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource (DSPR) we map numerous starvation stress QTL that collectively explain a substantial fraction of trait heritability. QTL ef...
Article
Environmental challenges presented by temperature variation can be overcome through phenotypic plasticity in small invasive ectotherms. We tested the effect of thermal exposure to 21, 18, and 11°C throughout the whole life cycle of individuals, thermal exposure of adults reared at 25°C to 15 and 11°C for a 21-d period, and long (14:10 hr) and short...
Article
Full-text available
Fitness is determined by the ability of an organism to both survive and reproduce; however, the mechanisms that lead to increased survival may not have the same effect on reproductive success. We used nineteen natural Drosophila melanogaster genotypes from the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel to determine if adaptive plasticity following short-te...
Data
Estimation of the mean IPI using cut-offs. Each panel is labeled with the song ID, which corresponds to data available in S1 File. (EPS)
Data
R code used in bootstrapping analysis. (TXT)
Data
D. melanogaster song. Oscillogram presenting an example of song produced by D. melanogaster males. (TIF)
Data
Boxplots of variation in courtship duration (A) and courtship latency (B) measured in 19 DGRP lines. The male treatment (TRT) is indicated by shading with grey shading indicating the males that were exposed to the acclimation treatment (AC) and no shading indicating males that were not exposed (C). (EPS)
Article
Full-text available
We report on the discovery of a remarkable defensive specialization in stonefishes that was identified during a phylogenetic study of scorpionfishes and their relatives. This newly described innovation, the lachrymal saber, involves modifications to the circumorbitals, maxilla, adductor mandibulae, and associated tendons. At its core, the lachrymal...
Article
Full-text available
As organisms age, the effectiveness of natural selection weakens, leading to age-related decline in fitness-related traits. The evolution of age-related changes associated with senescence is likely influenced by mutation accumulation (MA) and antagonistic pleiotropy (AP). MA predicts that age-related decline in fitness components is driven by age-s...
Article
Understanding how thermal selection affects phenotypic distributions across different time scales will allow us to predict the effect of climate change on the fitness of ectotherms. We tested how seasonal temperature variation affects basal levels of cold tolerance and two types of phenotypic plasticity in Drosophila melanogaster. Developmental acc...
Article
Daily and seasonal fluctuations in temperature present significant challenges for the survival of many ectothermic species that can be tempered via thermal acclimation. In the present study, we use multiple naturally derived genotypes of Drosophila melanogaster to determine the persistence of beneficial short-term thermal acclimation on subsequent...
Preprint
Full-text available
Efforts to more fully understand and test evolutionary theories of aging have produced distinct predictions for mutation accumulation (MA) and antagonistic pleiotropy (AP) mechanisms. We build on these predictions through the use of association mapping and investigation of the change in additive effects of polymorphisms across age and among traits...
Article
Full-text available
AimThe coqui frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) was introduced to the Hawai'ian archipelago in the late 1980s and became established as a widespread species on Hawai'i Island over a short timespan, suggesting that humans are facilitating their movement. To determine the importance of human facilitation, we assessed dispersal patterns and genetic struct...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)