Journal Articles

Penna A., Melo D., Bernardi S., Oyarzabal M., Marroig G. (2017). The evolution of phenotypic integration: How directional selection reshapes covariation in mice. Evolution. 71(10):2370-2380. doi: 10.1111/evo.13304 (article page) (pdf)

Imenez Silva P.H., Melo D., & de Mendonça P.O.R. (2017). Insights from Systems Biology in Physiological Studies: Learning from Context. Cell Physiol Biochem 42(3):939-951 (article page) (pdf)

Melo D., A. Porto, J. M. Cheverud, & G. Marroig (2016). Modularity: Genes, Development, and Evolution. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, vol. 47: (Volume publication date December 2016) doi:10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-121415-032409 (article page)

Costa T.M., Hebets E.A., Melo D., & Willemart R.H. (2016). Costly learning: preference for familiar food persists despite negative impact on survival. Biology Letters. 20160256. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2016.0256 (article page) (pdf)

Hubbe, A., Melo, D.,  & Marroig, G. (2016). A case study of extant and extinct Xenarthra cranium covariance structure: Implications and applications to paleontology. Paleobiology, 42(3):465-488 doi:10.1017/pab.2015.49 (article page) (pdf

Melo, D., Garcia, G., Hubbe, A., Assis, A. P., & Marroig, G. (2015). EvolQG - An R package for evolutionary quantitative genetics. F1000Research, 4:925. doi:10.12688/f1000research.7082.1 (article page) (pdf)

Wolf, J. B., Howie, J. A., Parkinson, K., Gruenheit, N., Melo, D., Rozen, D., & Thompson, C. R. L. (2015). Fitness Trade-offs Result in the Illusion of Social Success. Current Biology, 25(8), 1086–1090. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.02.061 (article page) (pdf) Recommendend by Faculty of 1000

Melo, D., & Marroig, G. (2015). Directional selection can drive the evolution of modularity in complex traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(2), 470–475. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1322632112 (article page) (pdf)

Marroig, G., Melo, D. A. R., & Garcia, G. (2012). Modularity, noise, and natural selection. Evolution, 66(5), 1506–1524. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01555.x (article page) (pdf)

Marroig, G., Melo, D., Porto, A., Sebastião, H., & Garcia, G. (2011). Selection Response Decomposition (SRD): A New Tool for Dissecting Differences and Similarities Between Matrices. Evolutionary Biology, 38(2), 225–241. doi:10.1007/s11692-010-9107-2 (article page) (pdf)

Book chapters

Assis, A.P.A., Costa, B.M.A., Rossoni, D.M., Melo, D., & Marroig, G. (2016) Modularity and Integration. In: Kliman, R.M. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 3, pp. 34–40. Oxford: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00044-5 (email for copy)


Melo, D., Marroig, G. (2015) The Effect of Directional Selection on Pleiotropy and Modularity. Evolution 2015 - Guarujá, Brazil (pdf)