Jo Skeie Hermansen

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Background

I am an evolutionary biologist with background from work on the role of hybridization and genomic conflicts in speciation. During my PhD I showed that the Italian sparrow (Passer italiae) is a hybrid species, the first example of this mode of speciation in birds. Since then I have worked on different topics, including the natural ecology of plague – the most devastating pandemic disease in human history – and macroevolutionary consequences of sexual conflicts. Currently I am working on a project trying to quantify the relative contributions of biotic and abiotic drivers to macroevolutionary change. 

 

My work has been widely covered by international and national media, including the Editors' Choice-section of Science as well as by BBC, NPR, and NRK – both in written form, on radio and on television.

Awards

His Majesty The King's gold medal 2015

Tags: Evolution, Speciation, Hybridization, Disease Ecology, Macroevolution

Publications

  • Kausrud, Kyrre Linné; Vandvik, Vigdis; Flø, Daniel; Geange, Sonya Rita; Hegland, Stein Joar & Hermansen, Jo Skeie [Show all 24 contributors for this article] (2022). Impacts of climate change on the forest ecosystem. VKM Report. ISSN 2535-4019.
  • Nordbotten, Jan Martin; Bokma, Folmer; Hermansen, Jo Skeie & Stenseth, Nils Christian (2020). The dynamics of trait variance in multi-species communities. Royal Society Open Science. ISSN 2054-5703. 7(8), p. 1–20. doi: 10.1098/rsos.200321. Full text in Research Archive
  • Runemark, Anna; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Nava-Bolaños, Angela; Hermansen, Jo Skeie & Meier, Joana I (2018). Hybridization, sex-specific genomic architecture and local adaptation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. ISSN 0962-8436. 373(1757), p. 1–10. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0419.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Starrfelt, Jostein; Voje, Kjetil L. & Stenseth, Nils Christian (2018). Macroevolutionary consequences of sexual conflict. Biology Letters. ISSN 1744-9561. 14(6), p. 1–4. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0186.
  • Runemark, Anna; Trier, Cassandra Nicole; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Matschiner, Michael & Ravinet, Mark [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2018). Variation and constraints in hybrid genome formation. Nature Ecology and Evolution. ISSN 2397-334X. 2(3), p. 549–556. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0437-7.
  • Sætre, Glenn-Peter; Cuevas Pulido, Angelica Maria; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Elgvin, Tore Oldeide; Fernández, Laura Piñeiro & Sæther, Stein Are [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2017). Rapid polygenic response to secondary contact in a hybrid species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. ISSN 0962-8452. 284(1853). doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0365.
  • Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Rowe, Melissah; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie & Runemark, Anna [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2016). Experimental evidence for ovarian hypofunction in sparrow hybrids. Avian Research. ISSN 2053-7166. 7. doi: 10.1186/s40657-016-0038-1.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Haas, Fredrik; Trier, Cassandra Nicole; Bailey, Richard Ian; Nederbragt, Alexander Johan & Marzal, Alfonso [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). Hybrid speciation through sorting of parental incompatibilities in Italian sparrows. Molecular Ecology. ISSN 0962-1083. 23(23), p. 5831–5842. doi: 10.1111/mec.12910.
  • Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Elgvin, Tore Oldeide; Gonzales Rojas, Maria Fernanda; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie & Sætre, Glenn-Peter (2014). Effect of Species Interaction on Beak Integration in an Avian Hybrid Species Complex. Evolutionary Biology. ISSN 0071-3260. 41(3), p. 452–458. doi: 10.1007/s11692-014-9278-3.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Laskemoen, Terje; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie & Lifjeld, Jan Terje [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2014). Testing a post-copulatory pre-zygotic reproductive barrier in a passerine species pair. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. ISSN 0340-5443. 68(7), p. 1133–1144. doi: 10.1007/s00265-014-1724-9.
  • Trier, Cassandra Nicole; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Sætre, Glenn-Peter & Bailey, Richard Ian (2014). Evidence for Mito-Nuclear and Sex-Linked Reproductive Barriers between the Hybrid Italian Sparrow and Its Parent Species. PLoS Genetics. ISSN 1553-7390. 10(1). doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004075. Full text in Research Archive
  • Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Bailey, Richard Ian; Sæther, Stein Are & Sætre, Glenn-Peter (2013). Local adaptation within a hybrid species. Heredity. ISSN 0018-067X. 111(4), p. 286–292. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2013.47.
  • Abbott, R; Albach, D; Ansell, S; Arntzen, JW; Baird, SJE & Bierne, N [Show all 39 contributors for this article] (2013). Hybridization and speciation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. ISSN 1010-061X. 26(2), p. 229–246. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02599.x.
  • Sætre, Glenn-Peter; Riyahi, Sepand; Aliabadian, M.; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Hogner, Silje & Olsson, U. [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2012). Single origin of human commensalism in the house sparrow. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. ISSN 1010-061X. 25(4), p. 788–796. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02470.x.
  • Elgvin, Tore Oldeide; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Fijarczyk, Anna; Bonnet, Timothee; Borge, Thomas & Sæther, Stein Are [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2011). Hybrid speciation in sparrows II: a role for sex chromosomes? Molecular Ecology. ISSN 0962-1083. 20(18), p. 3823–3837. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05182.x.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Sæther, Stein Are; Elgvin, Tore Oldeide; Borge, Thomas; Hjelle, Elin & Sætre, Glenn-Peter (2011). Hybrid speciation in sparrows I: phenotypic intermediacy, genetic admixture and barriers to gene flow. Molecular Ecology. ISSN 0962-1083. 20(18), p. 3812–3822. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05183.x.
  • Sæther, Stein Are; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Borge, Thomas; Hjelle, Elin & Sætre, Glenn-Peter (2009). Molecular genetics of the Italian sparrow: a separate species, a variety of house sparrow or Spanish sparrow, or a hybrid? Ecologia Urbana. ISSN 1974-8388. 21(1), p. 26–27.

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  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2016). A fruitful affair: Speciation by hybridization in Passer sparrows.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2016). From sparrowling to Grim Reaper.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2015). Et forskningsprosjekt.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2015). The role of hybridization in evolution.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2015). PhD – dos and don'ts.
  • Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Elgvin, Tore Oldeide; Sæther, Stein Are & Sætre, Glenn-Peter (2014). Genome wide signature of character displacement in a hybrid species.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2014). Origins of Sparrow Speciation. Science. ISSN 0036-8075.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Ålund, Murielle; Laskemoen, Terje; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Eybert, Marie-Christine & Haas, Fredrik [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2014). Post-copulatory, pre-zygotic isolating barriers in passerine birds?
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2014). Parental sympatry recapitulates processes involved in hybrid speciation.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Laskemoen, Terje; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie & Lifjeld, Jan Terje [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2013). Testing a post-copulatory pre-zygotic reproductive barrier in a passerine species pair.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Laskemoen, Terje; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie & Lifjeld, Jan Terje [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2013). An experimental test of a potential post-copulatory pre-zygotic reproductive barrier in a passerine species pair.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2013). Reproductive barriers in a hybrid species system.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2012). Hybrid speciation in sparrows.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie (2012). Reproductive barriers in a hybrid species system.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Elgvin, Tore Oldeide; Sæther, Stein Are; Borge, Thomas; Hjelle, Elin & Sætre, Glenn-Peter (2010). Hybrid speciation in sparrows.
  • Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Sæther, Stein Are; Borge, Thomas; Hjelle, Elin; Elgvin, Tore Oldeide & Sætre, Glenn-Peter (2009). Is the Italian sparrow a result of hybrid speciation?

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Published May 26, 2011 9:52 PM - Last modified Oct. 25, 2021 1:12 PM

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