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Ågren JAHaig D, and DE McCoy. 2022. Meiosis solved the problem of gerrymanderingJournal of Genetics.

Hamis S, Somervuo P, Ågren JA, Tadele DS, Kesseli J, Scott JS, Nykter M, Gerlee P, Finkelshtein D, and O Ovaskainen. 2022. Spatial cumulant models enable spatially informed treatment strategies and analysis of local interactions in cancer systems. bioRxiv

Ågren JA. 2022. Structure, Evidence, and Heuristic: Evolutionary Biology, Economics, and the Philosophy of Their Relationship by Armin Schulz. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 97: 50.


Ågren JA. 2021. Sewall Wright’s criticism of the gene’s-eye view of evolutionEvolution.

Ågren JA. 2021. The Gene’s-Eye View of Evolution. Oxford University Press.


Ågren JA, Munasinghe M, and AG Clark. 2020. Mitochondrial-Y chromosome epistasis in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 287: 20200469

Ågren JA, Davies NG, and KR Foster. 2020. Reply to: Broad definitions of enforcement are unhelpful for understanding evolutionary mechanisms of cooperation. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 4: 323.

Ågren JA. 2020. Agents and Goals in Evolution by Samir Okasha. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 95: 266.


Ågren JA, Davies NG, and KR Foster. 2019. Enforcement is central to the evolution of cooperationNature Ecology and Evolution.3: 1018–1029

Rubenstein DR, JA Ågren, L Carbone, HE Hoekstra, NC Elde, KM Kapheim, L Keller, CS Moreau, AL Toth, S Yeaman and HA Hofmann. 2019. Coevolution of genome architecture and social behaviorTrends in Ecology and Evolution. 34: 844–855

Ågren JA, Munasinghe M, and AG Clark. 2019. Sexual conflict through Mother’s Curse and Father’s Curse. Theoretical Population Biology. 129: 9–17


Ågren JA and AG Clark. 2018. Selfish genetic elements. PLoS Genetics. 14: e1007700

Ågren JA. 2018. The Hamiltonian view of social evolutionStudies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Science. 68-89: 88-93.


Ågren JA and Hurst GDD. 2017 Selfish Genes. In Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Ed. Karin Pfennig. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ågren JA, Williamson RJ, Campitelli BE, and J Wheeler. 2017. Greenbeards in yeast: An undergraduate laboratory exercise to teach the genetics of cooperation. Journal of Biological Education. 51: 228-236  (‡ = equal contribution)


Ågren JA. 2016. Selfish genetic elements and the gene’s-eye view of evolutionCurrent Zoology. 62: 659-665

Ågren JA, Huang H, and SI Wright. 2016. Transposable element evolution in the allotetraploid Capsella bursa-pastorisAmerican Journal of Botany. 103: 1197-1202

Elliott TA and JA Ågren. 2016. A naturalist’s guide of mobile genetic elementsEvolution: Education and Outreach. 9: 1-3

Ågren JA. 2016. The social life of the genomeTrends in Ecology and Evolution. 31: 494-495


Ågren JA, S Greiner, MTJ Johnson, and SI Wright. 2015. No evidence that sex and transposable elements drive genome size variation in evening primroses. Evolution 10: 1053-1062

Douglas G, G Gos, K Steige, A Salcedo, K Holm, JA Ågren, K Hazzouri, W Wang, AE Platts, EB Josephs, RJ Williamson, B Neuffer, M Lascoux, T Slotte, SI Wright. 2015. Hybrid origins and the earliest stages of diploidization in the highly successful recent polyploid Capsella bursa-pastoris. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112: 2806-2811

Ågren JA and Wright SI. 2015. Selfish genetic elements and plant genome size evolution. Trends in Plant Science 20: 195-196

Ågren JA. 2015. Bortom det acceptablas gränser. Bengt Lidforss och lundaradikalismen [Beyond the limits of acceptability. Bengt Lidforss and the Lund radicalism]. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 37: 126-128


Hough J, Ågren JA, Barrett SCH, and SI Wright. 2014. Chromosomal distribution of cyto-nuclear genes in a dioecious plant with sex chromosomes. Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 2439-2443 (‡ = equal contribution)

Ågren JA, Wang W, Koenig D, Neuffer B, Weigel D, SI Wright. 2014. Mating system shifts and transposable element evolution in the plant genus Capsella. BMC Genomics 15: 602

Ågren JA. 2014. Evolutionary transitions in individuality: insights from transposable elements. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29: 90-96


Slotte T, Hazzouri KM, Ågren JA, Koenig D, Maumus F, Guo Y, Steige K, Platts AE, Escobar JS, Newman LK, Wang W, Mandáková T, Vello E, Smith LM, Steffen J, Takuno S, Brandvain Y, Coop G, Andolfatto P, Hu TT, Blanchette M, Clark RM, Quesneville H, Nordborg M, Gaut BS, Lysak MA, Jenkins J, Grimwood J, Chapman J, Prochnick S, Shu S, Rokhsar D, Schmutz J, Weigel D, Wright SI. 2013 The Capsella rubella genome and the genomic consequences of rapid mating system evolution. Nature Genetics 45: 831-835

Ågren JA. 2013. Plant Transposable Elements: Impact on Genome Structure and Function by M-A Grandbastien and J Casacuberta. Quarterly Review of Biology 88: 252

Ågren JA. 2013. Sex, spite, and selfish genes. Journal of Genetics 92: 341-343

Ågren JA. 2013. Selfish genes and plant speciation. Evolutionary Biology 40: 439-449


Ross RI, Ågren JA, and JR Pannell. 2012. Exogenous selection shapes germination behaviour and seedling trait of populations at different altitudes in a Senecio hybrid zone. Annals of Botany 110: 1439-1447


Ågren JA and Wright SI. 2011. Co-evolution between transposable elements and their host: a major factor in genome size evolution? Chromosome Research 19: 777-786

Wright SI and JA Ågren. 2011. Sizing up Arabidopsis genome evolution. Heredity 107: 509-510


Charlesworth D, Qiu S, Bergero R, Ågren JA and SI Wright. 2010. Using DNA sequence diversity to test for selection in Silene. International Journal of Plant Science 171: 1072-1082