Below, you'll find a list of all my published research. Links to articles are provided in blue.  If you have trouble accessing these articles, I would be happy to send you PDFs.


Walsh TK, Jouβen N, Tian K, McGaughran A, Anderson CJ, Qiu X, Ahn S-J, Bird L, Pavlidi N, Vontas J, Ryu J, Rasool A, Barony Macedo I, Tay WT, Zhang Y, Whitehouse MEA, Sylvie PJ, Downes S, Nemec L, Heckel DG (2018). Multiple recombination events between two cytochrome P450 loci contribute to global pyrethroid resistance in Helicoverpa armigera. PLoSONE, 13, e0197760. 10.1371/journal.pone.0197760

Moon KL, Dann P, Chown SL, McGaughran A, Fraser CI (2018). Penguin ectoparasite panmixia suggests extensive host movement within a colony. The Auk: Ornithological Advances, 135, 657-668. 10.1642/AUK-17-226.1


Pearce S, Clarke D, East P, Elfekih S, Gordon K, Jermiin L, McGaughran A, Oakeshott J, Papanikolaou A, Omaththage PP, et al (2017). Genomic innovations, transcriptional plasticity and gene loss underlying the evolution and divergence of two highly polyphagous and invasive Helicoverpa pest species. BMC Biology, 15, 63. 10.1186/s12915-017-0402-6

Morgan K, McGaughran A, Rödelsperger C, Sommer RJ (2017). Variation in rates of spontaneous male production within the nematode species Pristionchus pacificus supports an adaptive role for males and outcrossing. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17, 57. 10.1186/s12862-017-0873-7


Anderson CJ, Tay WT, McGaughran A, Gordon K, Walsh TK (2016). Population structure and gene flow in the global pest, Helicoverpa armigera. Molecular Ecology, 25, 5296-5311. 10.1111/mec.13841

Fraser C, McGaughran A, Chuah A, Waters J (2016). The importance of replicating genomic analyses to verify phylogenetic signal for recently-evolved lineages. Molecular Ecology, 25, 3686-3695. 10.1111/mec.13708

Leaver M, Kayhan M, McGaughran A, Rödelsperger C, Hyman AA, Sommer RJ (2016). Parallel adaptation to higher temperatures in divergent clades of the nematode Pristionchus pacificus. bioRxiv, 096727. 10.1101/096727

McGaughran A, Rödelsperger C, Grimm D, Meyer JM, Moreno E, Morgan K, Leaver M, Serobyan V, Rakitsch B, Borgwardt KM, Sommer RJ (2016). Genomic profiles of diversification and genotype-phenotype association in island nematode lineages. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33, 2257-2272. 10.1093/molbev/msw093

Moreno E, McGaughran A, Zimmerc M, Sommer RJ (2016). Oxygen-induced social behaviours in Pristionchus pacificus have a distinct evolutionary history and genetic regulation from Caenorhabditis elegans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283, 20152263. 10.1098/rspb.2015.2263


McGaughran A (2015). Integrating a population genomics focus into biogeographic and macroecological research. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: Biogeography and Macroecology, 3, 132. 10.3389/fevo.2015.00132


McGaughran A, Morgan K (2014). Population genetics and the La Réunion case study. In: Nematology Monographs and Perspectives; Pristionchus pacificus – a nematode model for comparative and evolutionary biology. BRILL publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 197-219. Chapter DOI: 10.1163/9789004260306_009

Meyer JM, Rödelsperger C, Eichholz K, Tillmann U, Cembella A, McGaughran A, John U (2015). Transcriptomic characterisation and genomic glimpse into the toxigenic dinoflagellate Azadinium spinosum, with emphasis on polyketide synthase genes. BMC Genomics, 16, 27. 10.1186/s12864-014-1205-6

McGaughran A, Sommer RJ (2014). Natural variation in cold tolerance in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus: the role of genotype and environment. Biology Open, 3, 832-838. 10.1242/bio.20148888

McGaughran A, Morgan K, Sommer RJ (2014). Environmental variables explain genetic structure in a beetle-associated nematode. PLoSONE, 9, e87317. 10.1371/journal.pone.0087317

Morgan K*, McGaughran A*, Ganeshan S, Herrmann M, Sommer RJ (2014). Landscape and oceanic barriers shape dispersal and population structure in the island nematode Pristionchus pacificus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 112, 1-15. 10.1111/bij.12255

*Equal authors


Sommer RJ, McGaughran A (2013). The nematode Pristionchus pacificus as a model system for integrative studies in evolutionary biology. Molecular Ecology, 22, 2380-2393. 10.1111/mec.12286

McGaughran A, Morgan K, Sommer RJ (2013). Unravelling the evolutionary history of the nematode Pristionchus pacificus: from lineage diversification to island colonisation. Ecology and Evolution, 3, 667-675. 10.1002/ece3.495

McGaughran A, Morgan K, Sommer RJ (2013). Natural variation in chemosensation: lessons from an island nematode. Ecology and Evolution, 3, 5209-5224. 10.1002/ece3.902


Morgan K, McGaughran A, Villante L, Herrmann M, Rochat J, Sommer RJ (2012). Multi-locus analysis of Pristionchus pacificus on La Réunion Island reveals an evolutionary history shaped by multiple introductions, constrained dispersal events, and rare out-crossing. Molecular Ecology, 21, 250–266. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05382.x


McGaughran A, Stevens MI, Hogg ID, Carapelli A (2011). Extreme glacial legacies: a synthesis of the Antarctic springtail phylogeographic record. Insects, 2, 62-82. 10.3390/insects2020062

McGaughran A, Hogg ID, Convey P (2011). Extended ecophysiological analysis of Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni (Collembola): flexibility in life history strategy and population response. Polar Biology, 34, 1713-1725. 10.1007/s00300-011-1001-6


McGaughran A, Stevens MI, Holland BR (2010). Biogeography of circum-Antarctic springtails. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57, 48-58. 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.06.003

McGaughran A, Holland BR (2010). Testing the effect of metabolic rate on DNA variability at the intra-specific level. PLoSONE, 5, e9686. 10.1371/journal.pone.0009686

McGaughran A, Convey P, Stevens MI, Chown SL (2010). Metabolic rate, genetic and microclimate variation among springtail populations from sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Polar Biology, 33, 909-918. 10.1007/s00300-010-0767-2

McGaughran A, Redding GP, Stevens MI, Convey P (2010). Temporal and spatial metabolic rate variation in the Antarctic springtail Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56, 57-64. 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2009.09.003

McGaughran A, Torricelli G, Carapelli A, Frati F, Stevens MI, Convey P, Hogg ID (2010). Contrasting phylogeographic patterns for springtails reflect different evolutionary histories between the Antarctic Peninsula and continental Antarctica. Journal of Biogeography, 37, 103-119. 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02178.x


McGaughran A, Redding GP, Stevens MI, Convey P (2009). Temporal metabolic rate variation in a continental Antarctic springtail. Journal of Insect Physiology, 55, 130-135.  10.1016/j.jinsphys.2008.10.009


McGaughran A, Hogg ID, Stevens MI (2008). Patterns of population genetic structure for springtails and mites in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 46, 606-618. 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.10.003


Stevens MI, Frati F, McGaughran A, Spinsanti G, Hogg ID (2007). Phylogeographic structure suggests multiple glacial refugia in northern Victoria Land for the endemic Antarctic springtail Desoria klovstadi (Collembola, Isotomidae). Zoologica Scripta, 36, 201-212. 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2006.00271.x


McGaughran A, Hogg ID, Stevens MI, Chadderton WL, Winterbourn MJ (2006). Genetic divergence of three freshwater isopod species from southern New Zealand: evidence for Pliocene dispersal. Journal of Biogeography, 33, 23-30. 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01338.x