Sarah Flanagan, Biological Sciences

Senior LecturerSarah Flanagan

Julius von Haast 237
Internal Phone: 90433


Research Interests

Sarah Flanagan is focused on understanding the evolution of complex, multivariate traits (such as mating display traits), primarily relying on population and quantitative genetics, genomic datasets, simulation modeling. My empirical work has mostly focused on pipefish and seahorses.

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Recent Publications

  • Tosto NM., Beasley ER., Wong BBM., Mank JE. and Flanagan SP. (2023) The roles of sexual selection and sexual conflict in shaping patterns of genome and transcriptome variation. Nature Ecology and Evolution
  • Tosto NM., Rose E., Flanagan SP. and Mason HD. (2023) The development of a quantification method for measuring iridescence using sexually selected traits in the Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli). Frontiers in Marine Science 10
  • Johnson BD., Anderson AP., Small CM., Rose E., Flanagan SP., Hendrickson-Rose C. and Jones AG. (2022) The evolution of the testis transcriptome in pregnant male pipefishes and seahorses. Evolution 76(9): 2162-2180.
  • Pullen M., Gerber D., Thomsen MS. and Flanagan SP. (2022) Seasonal Dynamics of Faunal Diversity and Population Ecology in an Estuarine Seagrass Bed. Estuaries and Coasts 45(8): 2578-2591.
  • Flanagan SP., Rose E. and Jones AG. (2021) The population genomics of repeated freshwater colonizations by Gulf pipefish. Molecular Ecology 30(7): 1672-1687.