UEF Joensuu
Molecular Ecology Group


Published articles

Kopelke, J.-P., Nyman, T., Cazelles, K., Gravel, D., Vissault, S. & Roslin, T. 2017. Food-web structure of willow-galling sawflies and their natural enemies across Europe. Ecology, in press. [Abstract]

Liston, A. D., Heibo, E., Prous, M., Vårdal, H., Nyman, T. & Vikberg, V. 2017. North European gall-inducing Euura sawflies (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae, Nematinae). Zootaxa, in press.

Schmidt, S., Taeger, A., Morinière, J., Liston, A., Blank, S. M., Kramp, K., Kraus, M., Schmidt, O., Heibo, E., Prous, M., Nyman, T., Malm, T. & Stahlhut, J. 2016. Identification of sawflies and horntails (Hymenoptera, ‘Symphyta’) through DNA barcodes: successes and caveats. Molecular Ecology Resources, in press. [Abstract]

Nyman, T., Leppänen, S. A., Várkonyi, G., Shaw, M. R., Koivisto, R., Barstad, T. E., Vikberg, V. & Roininen, H. 2015. Determinants of parasitoid communities of willow-galling sawflies: habitat overrides physiology, host plant and space. Molecular Ecology 24: 5059–5074. [Abstract]

Wu, J., Nyman, T., Wang, D.-C., Argus, G. W., Yang, Y.-P. & Chen, J.-H. 2015. Phylogeny of Salix subgenus Salix s.l. (Salicaceae): delimitation, biogeography, and reticulate evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: e31. [Pdf]

Malm, T. & Nyman, T. 2015. Phylogeny of the symphytan grade of Hymenoptera: new pieces into the old jigsaw(fly) puzzle. Cladistics 31: 1–17. [Abstract]

Valtonen, M., Heino, M., Aspi, J., Buuri, H., Kokkonen, T., Kunnasranta, M. & Nyman, T. 2015. Genetic monitoring of a critically- endangered seal population based on field-collected placentas. Annales Zoologici Fennici 52: 51–65. [Pdf] [Featured on the Scientific American website 17.5.2015]

Leppänen, S. A., Malm, T., Värri, K. & Nyman, T. 2014. A comparative analysis of genetic differentiation across six shared willow host species in leaf- and bud-galling sawflies. PLoS ONE 9: e116286. [Pdf]

Nyman, T., Valtonen, M., Aspi, J., Ruokonen, M., Kunnasranta, M. & Palo, J. U. 2014. Demographic histories and genetic diversities of Fennoscandian marine and landlocked ringed seal subspecies. Ecology and Evolution 4: 3420–3434. [Pdf]

Valtonen, M., Palo, J. U., Aspi, J., Ruokonen, M., Kunnasranta, M. & Nyman, T. 2014. Causes and consequences of fine-scale population structure in a critically endangered freshwater seal. BMC Ecology 14: e22. [Pdf] [Article and project featured on ScienceDaily 24.10.2014]

Prous, M., Blank, S. M., Goulet, H., Heibo, E., Liston, A., Malm, T., Nyman, T., Schmidt, S., Smith, D. R., Vårdal, H., Viitasaari, M., Vikberg, V. & Taeger, A. 2014. The genera of Nematinae (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 40: 1–69. [Pdf]

Boevé, J.-L., Blank, S. M., Meijer, G. & Nyman, T. 2013. Invertebrate and avian predators as drivers of chemical defensive strategies in tenthredinid sawflies. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: e198. [Pdf]

Heimonen, K., Lwanga, J. S., Mutanen, M., Nyman, T. & Roininen, H. 2013. Spatial and temporal variation in community composition of herbivorous insects on Neoboutonia macrocalyx in a primary tropical rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 29: 229–241. [Abstract]

Leppänen, S. A., Altenhofer, E., Liston, A. D. & Nyman, T. 2013. Ecological versus phylogenetic determinants of trophic associations in a plant–leafminer–parasitoid food web. Evolution 67: 1493–1502. [Abstract]

Caron, V., Norgate, M., Ede, F. J., Nyman, T. & Sunnucks, P. 2013. Novel microsatellite DNA markers indicate strict parthenogenesis and few genotypes in the invasive willow sawfly Nematus oligospilus. Bulletin of Entomological Research 103: 74–81. [Abstract]

Valtonen, M., Palo, J. U., Ruokonen, M., Kunnasranta, M. & Nyman, T. 2012. Spatial and temporal variation in genetic diversity of an endangered freshwater seal. Conservation Genetics 13: 1231–1245. [Abstract]

Nyman, T., Linder, H. P., Peña, C., Malm, T. & Wahlberg, N. 2012. Climate-driven diversity dynamics in plants and plant-feeding insects. Ecology Letters 15: 889–898. [Abstract]

Leppänen, S. A., Altenhofer, E., Liston, A. D. & Nyman, T. 2012. Phylogenetics and evolution of host-plant use in leaf-mining sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae: Heterarthrinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 331–341. [Abstract]

Kaila, L., Mutanen, M. & Nyman, T. 2011. Phylogeny of the mega-diverse Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera): adaptations and determinants of success. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 801–809. [Abstract]

Nyman, T., Paajanen, R., Heiska, S. & Julkunen-Tiitto, R. 2011. Preference–performance relationship in the gall midge Rabdophaga rosaria: insights from a common-garden experiment with nine willow clones. Ecological Entomology 36: 200–211. [Abstract]

Nyman, T., Vikberg, V., Smith, D. R. & Boevé, J.-L. 2010. How common is ecological speciation in plant-feeding insects? A 'Higher' Nematinae perspective. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: e266. [Pdf] [See related interview on Nature News 2.3.2011] [Article received BioMed Central's Open Data Award 6.5.2011]

Nyman, T. 2010. To speciate, or not to speciate? Resource heterogeneity, the subjectivity of similarity, and the macroevolutionary consequences of niche-width shifts in plant-feeding insects. Biological Reviews 85: 393–411. [Pdf]

Liston, A. D., Nyman, T. & Kehl, A. 2007. The first report of gall induction in the sawfly subfamily Allantinae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Entomologica Fennica 18: 199–205. [Pdf] [Fig. 1 in colour]

Nyman, T., Bokma, F. & Kopelke, J.-P. 2007. Reciprocal diversification in a complex plant–herbivore–parasitoid food web. BMC Biology 5: e49. [Pdf] [Featured on ScienceDaily 3.11.2007] [Featured on the EU's European Research Headlines 16.11.2007]

Nyman, T., Farrell, B. D., Zinovjev, A. G. & Vikberg, V. 2006. Larval habits, host-plant associations, and speciation in nematine sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Evolution 60: 1622–1637. [Pdf] [Electronic Appendix] [Fig. 2 in colour]

Nyman, T., Zinovjev, A. G., Vikberg, V. & Farrell, B. D. 2006. Molecular phylogeny of the sawfly subfamily Nematinae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Systematic Entomology 31: 569–583. [Pdf] [Electronic Appendix]

Roller, L., Beneš, K., Blank, S. M., Holuša, J., Jansen, E., Jänicke, M., Kaluza, S., Kehl, A., Kehr, I., Kraus, M., Liston, A. D., Nyman, T., Nie, H., Savina, H., Taeger, A. & Wei, M. 2006. Contribution to the knowledge of sawfly fauna (Hymenoptera, Symphyta) of the Low Tatras National park in Central Slovakia. Naturae Tutela 10: 57–72. [Pdf]

Nyman, T. & Julkunen-Tiitto, R. 2005. Chemical variation within and among six northern willow species. Phytochemistry 66: 2836–2843. [Pdf]

Roininen, H., Nyman, T. & Zinovjev, A. G. 2005. Biology, ecology, and evolution of gall-inducing sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae and Xyelidae). Pp. 467–494 in Raman, A., Schaefer, C. W., and Withers, T. M., eds. Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Gall-inducing Arthropods. Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield, NH.

Nyman, T., Ylioja, T. & Roininen, H. 2002. Host-associated allozyme variation in tree cambium miners, Phytobia spp. (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Heredity 89: 394–400. [Pdf]

Nyman, T. 2002. The willow bud galler Euura mucronata Hartig (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae): one polyphage or many monophages? Heredity 88: 288–295. [Pdf]

Nyman, T., Widmer, A. & Roininen, H. 2000. Evolution of gall morphology and host-plant relationships in willow-feeding sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Evolution 54: 526–533. [Pdf] [Fig. 2 in colour]

Nyman, T. & Julkunen-Tiitto, R. 2000. Manipulation of the phenolic chemistry of willows by gall-inducing sawflies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97: 13184–13187. [Pdf] [Electronic Appendix]

Nyman, T., Roininen, H. & Vuorinen, J. A. 1998. Evolution of different gall types in willow-feeding sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Evolution 52: 465–474. [Pdf]

PhD Thesis

Nyman, T. 2000. Phylogeny and ecological evolution of gall-inducing sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). University of Joensuu, PhD Dissertations in Biology 6: 1–92. [Pdf of summary part]