Alejandro Gonzalez Voyer

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Alejandro Gonzalez Voyer

Researcher

Contact

Division:
Zoologiska institutionen: Etologi
Phone:
+46 8 16 40 86
Email:
a.gonzalezvoyer@zoologi.su.se
ORCID iD:
orcid.org/0000-0002-5072-1688
Fax:
+46 8 15 95 22
Visiting address:
Svante Arrheniusväg 18 B
Room:
D 415
Postal address:
Stockholm University
Zoologiska institutionen: Etologi
106 91 Stockholm

Research interests

My main research interests are: i) understanding how behaviours and morphological traits evolve, and ii) how species richness accumulates and the factors that drive it. To address these questions I mostly employ phylogenetic comparative methods and use diverse taxa (e.g. cichlid fish, Neotropical amphibians, birds, angiosperms).

Peer-reviewed Articles

2015

31. Alvaro Dugo-Cota, Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher, Carles Vila, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer. 2015. A test of the integrated evolutionary speed hypothesis in a Neotropical amphibian radiation. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 804-813.

30. Masahito Tsuboi, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Niclas Kolm. 2015. Functional coupling constrains craniofacial diversification in Lake Tanganyika cichlids. Biology Letters 11.

29. Carrillo-Gavilán, A., Moreira, X., Zas, R., Gonzalez-Voyer, A., Vilà, M., Sampedro, L. 2015. Phylogenetic and biogeographical patterns in quantitative allocation to chemical defenses and defensive strategies in Palearctic and Nearctic pine trees (Subgenus Pinus). Journal of Biogeography. 42: 684-693.

2014

28. Tsuboi M, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Kolm N. 2014. Phenotypic integration of brain size and head morphology in Lake Tanganyika Cichlids. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14, 39. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-39

27. Castroviejo-Fisher S, Guayasamin JM, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Vilà C. 2014. Neotropical diversification seen through glassfrogs. Journal of Biogeography 41, 66-80. doi:10.1111/jbi.12208

2013

26. Amcoff M, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Kolm N. 2013. Evolution of egg-dummies in Tanganyikan cichlid fishes: the roles of parental care and sexual selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26, 2369-82

25. Maklakov AA, Immler S, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Rönn J, Kolm N. 2013. Brains and the city in passerine birds: re-analysis and confirmation of the original result. Biology Letters 9 (6), 20130859

24. Romeralo M, Skiba A, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Schilde C, Lawal H, Kedziora S, Cavender JC, Glöckner G, Urushihara H, Schaap P. 2013. Analysis of phenotypic evolution in Dictyostelia highlights developmental plasticity as a likely consequence of colonial multicellularity. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B 280, 20130976. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0976

23. Santos-Gally R, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Arroyo J. 2013. Deconstructing heterostyly: the evolutionary role of incompatibility system, pollinators and floral architecture. Evolution 67, 2072-2082. doi: 10.1111/evo.12087

22. Gonzalez-Voyer A, den Tex R, Castello A, Leonard JA. 2013. Evolution of acoustic and visual signals in Asian barbets. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26, 647-659. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12084

21. von Hardenberg A*, Gonzalez-Voyer A*. 2013. Disentangling evolutionary cause-effect relationships with phylogenetic confirmatory path analysis. Evolution 67, 378-387. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01790.x
(*Equal Contribution).

2012

20. Immler S, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Birkhed TR. 2012. Distinct evolutionary patterns of morphometric sperm traits in passerine birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B 279, 4174-4182. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1398

19. Fitzpatrick JL, Almbro M, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Kolm N, Simmons LW. 2012. Male contest competition and the coevolution of weaponry and testes in pinnipeds. Evolution 66, 3595-3604, doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01713.x

18. Fitzpatrick JL, Almbro M, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Hamada S, Pennington C, Scanlan J, Kolm N. 2012 Sexual selection uncouples the evolution of brain and body size in pinnipeds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25, 1321-1330.

17. Cruz F, Brennan AC*, Gonzalez-Voyer A*, Muñoz-Fuentes V*, Eaaswarkhanth M*, Roques S*, Picó X. 2012. Genetics and Genomics in Wildlife Studies: Implications for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology. BioEssays 34, 245-246.
(*Equal Contribution)

16. Duarte H, Tejedo M, Katzenberger M, Marangoni F, Baldo D, Beltrán JF, Martí DA, Richter-Boix A, Gonzalez-Voyer A. 2012. Can amphibians take the heat? Vulnerability to climate warming in subtropical and temperate larval amphibian communities. Global Change Biology 18, 412-421.

15. Tsuboi M, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Höglund J, Kolm N. 2012. Ecology and mating competition influence sexual dimorphism in Tanganyikan cichlids. Evolutionary Ecology 26, 171-185.

2011

14. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Kolm N. 2011. Rates of phenotypic evolution of ecological characters and sexual traits during the Tanganyikan cichlid adaptive radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24, 2378-2388.

13. Maklakov AA, Immler S, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Rönn J, Kolm N. 2011. Brains and the city: big-brained passerine birds succeed in urban environments. Biology Letters 7, 730-732.

12. Gonzalez-Voyer A*, Padial JM*, Castroviejo-Fisher S, De la Riva I, Vilà C. 2011. Correlates of species richness in the largest Neotropical amphibian radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24, 931-942.
(*Equal Contribution)

2010

11. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Kolm N. 2010. Sex, ecology and the brain: Evolutionary correlates of brain structure volumes in Tanganyikan cichlids. PLoS ONE 5 (12), e14355. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014355

2009

10. Kolm N, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Brelin D, Winberg S. 2009. Evidence for small scale variation in the vertebrate brain: mating strategy and sex affect brain size and structure in wild brown trout (Salmo trutta). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22, 2524-2531.

9. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Winberg S, Kolm N. 2009. Brain structure evolution in a basal vertebrate clade: evidence from phylogenetic comparative analysis of cichlid fishes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, 238.

8. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Winberg S, Kolm N. 2009. Distinct evolutionary patterns of brain and body size during adaptive radiation. Evolution 63, 2266-2274.

7. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Winberg S, Kolm N. 2009. Social fishes and single mothers: brain evolution in African cichlids. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B 276, 161-167.

2008

6. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Fitzpatrick JL, Kolm N. 2008. Sexual selection determines parental care patterns in cichlid fishes. Evolution 62, 2015-2016.

2007

5. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Székely T, Drummond H. 2007. Why do some siblings attack each other? Comparative analysis of aggression in avian broods. Evolution 61, 1946-1955.

4. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Drummond H. 2007. Is broodmate aggression really associated with direct feeding? Behaviour 144, 373-392.

Former

3. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Smith KG, Festa-Bianchet M. 2003. Dynamics of hunted and unhunted mountain goat Oreamnos americanus populations. Wildlife Biology 9, 213-218.

2. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Festa-Bianchet M, Smith KG. 2001. Efficiency of aerial surveys of mountain goats. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29, 140-144.

1. Bergeron J-M, Goulet R, Gonzalez-Voyer A. 1998. The use of coniferous seedlings as alternative food to protect red oak (Quercus rubra) from vole girdling. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 13, 50-53.

Book Chapters

3. Gonzalez-Voyer A & von Hardenberg A. 2014. An Introduction to Phylogenetic Path Analysis. Chapter 8. In: Garamszegi LZ (ed.), Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology. pp. 201-229. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

2. Garamszegi LZ & Gonzalez-Voyer A. 2014. Working with the Tree of Life in Comparative Studies: How to Build and Tailor Phylogenies to Interspecific Datasets. Chapter 2. In: Garamszegi LZ (ed.), Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology. pp. 19-48. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

1. Gonzalez-Voyer A, Kolm N. 2010. Parental Care and Investment. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Publications

Refereed

Ariel Rodríguez, Álvaro Dugo-Cota, Santiago Montero-Mendieta, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Roberto Alonso Bosch, Miguel Vences, Carles Vilà. 2017. Cryptic within cryptic - genetics, morphometrics, and bioacoustics delimitate a new species of Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) from Eastern Cuba. Zootaxa 4221: 501-522.

Simon Eckerström-Liedholm, Will Sowersby, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Björn Rogell. 2017. Time-limited environments affect the evolution of egg-body size allometry. Evolution 71: 1900-1910.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Manuela Gonzalez-Suarez, Carles Vila, Eloy Revilla. 2016. Larger brain size indirectly increases vulnerability to extinction in mammals. Evolution 70: 1364-1375.

Alvaro Dugo-Cota, Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher, Carles Vila, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer. 2015. A test of the integrated evolutionary speed hypothesis in a Neotropical amphibian radiation. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 804-813.

Masahito Tsuboi, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Niclas Kolm. 2015. Functional coupling constrains craniofacial diversification in Lake Tanganyika cichlids. Biology Letters 11.

Masahito Tsuboi, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Jacob Höglund, Niclas Kolm. 2012. Ecology and mating competition influence sexual dimorphism in Tanganyikan cichlids. Evolutionary Ecology 26: 171-185.

J. L. Fitzpatrick, M. Almbro, A. Gonzalez-Voyer, S. Hamada, C. Pennington, J. Scanlan, Niclas Kolm. 2012. Sexual selection uncouples the evolution of brain and body size in pinnipeds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1321-1330.

J. L. Fitzpatrick, M. Almbro, A. Gonzalez-Voyer, Niclas Kolm, L. W. Simmons. 2012. Male Contest Competition And The Coevolution Of Weaponry And Testes In Pinnipeds. Evolution 66: 3595-3604.

Alexei Maklakov, Simone Immler, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Johanna Rönn, Niclas Kolm. 2011. Brains and the city - big-brained passerine birds succeed in urban environments. Biology Letters 7: 730-732.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Niclas Kolm. 2011. Rates of phenotypic evolution of ecological characters and sexual traits during the Tanganyikan cichlid adaptive radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 2378-2388.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Niclas Kolm. 2010. Sex, Ecology and the Brain - Evolutionary Correlates of Brain Structure Volumes in Tanganyikan Cichlids. PLoS ONE 5: e14355.

Niclas Kolm, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Daniel Brelin, Svante Winberg. 2009. Evidence for small scale variation in the vertebrate brain: mating strategy and sex affect brain size and structure in wild brown trout (Salmo trutta). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 2524-2531.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Svante Winberg, Niclas Kolm. 2009. Brain structure evolution in a basal vertebrate clade: evidence from phylogenetic comparative analysis of cichlid fishes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 238.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Svante Winberg, Niclas Kolm. 2009. Social fishes and single mothers: brain evolution in African cichlids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences 276: 161-167.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Svante Winberg, Niclas Kolm. 2009. Distinct Evolutionary Patterns of Brain and Body Size During Adaptive Radiation. Evolution 63: 2266-2274.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, John L. Fitzpatrick, Niclas Kolm. 2008. Sexual selection determines parental care patterns in cichlid fishes. Evolution 62: 2015-2026.

Other academic

Alexander Schäpers, Sören Nylin, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Houshuai Wang, Niklas Wahlberg, Niklas Janz. Clutch size and host use in butterflies - and how to measure diet breadth.