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

  • 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.
  • Howell L., LaRue M. and Flanagan SP. (2021) Environmental DNA as a tool for monitoring Antarctic vertebrates. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 48(3-4): 245-262.
  • Anderson AP., Rose E., Flanagan SP. and Jones AG. (2020) The estrogen-responsive transcriptome of female secondary sexual traits in the gulf pipefish. Journal of Heredity 111(3): 294-306.