637 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Interests: Molecular ecology, population genetics, climate change, alpine biology
PhD Environmental Science Policy and Management – University of California, Berkeley, May 2009
Doctoral Candidate – State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2001-2002
B.A. with Honors in Integrative Biology – University of California, Berkeley, May 2000
B.A. in English Literature – University of California, Berkeley, May 2000
Research in my lab focuses on species diversity, determining the role of ecological and evolutionary processes in generating this diversity, and developing management and conservation strategies that incorporate these processes. We develop and apply genetic approaches to address research questions, often integrating spatial environmental data, ecological studies, physiological experiments, and morphological variation.
The major research themes of my lab include:
- Rapid evolutionary change
- Biogeography, local adaptation and gene flow across landscapes
- Biological responses to global change
- Species diversity and conservation
- Insect Physiology and Alpine Biology
Online profiles: Google Scholar
Bold Type indicates lab members; † indicates undergraduate mentees
In Revision, 2020: Weng, Y-M., C.B. Francoeur, C.R. Currie, D.H. Kavanaugh, and S.D. Schoville. “A high-quality carabid genome provides insights into beetle genome evolution and cold adaptation.” Authorea: Link to article
Rosenthal†, W., P. McIntyre, P. Lisi, R. Prather, Jr., K. Moody, M. Blum, J. Hogan, and S. Schoville. 2021. Invasion and rapid adaptation of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) across the Hawaiian Archipelago. Evolutionary Applications Link to article
Weng, Y.-M., D.H. Kavanaugh, and S.D. Schoville. 2021. Drainage basins serve as multiple glacial refugia for alpine habitats in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Molecular Ecology 30(3): 826-843. Link to article
Buckley, L.B., S.D. Schoville, and C.M. Williams. 2021. Shifts in the relative fitness contributions of fecundity and survival in variable and changing environments. Journal of Experimental Biology 224: jeb228031. Link to article
Luo, L., S.D. Schoville, Z. Tang, and J. Zhu. 2021. Comparative analysis of gene-environmental association methods adjusting for population structure. Molecular Ecology Resources 21(3): 733-744. Link to article
Marden, E., et al.. 2021. Sharing and reporting benefits from biodiversity research. Molecular Ecology 30(5): 1103-1107. Link to article
Cohen, Z.P., K. Brevik, Y.H. Chen, D.J. Hawthorne, B. Weibel†, S.D. Schoville. 2021. Elevated rates of positive selection drive the evolution of pestiferousness in the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Say). Molecular Ecology 30(1): 237-254. Link to article
Crossley, M.S., K.D. Burke, S.D. Schoville, and V.C. Radeloff. 2021. Recent collapse of crop belts and declining diversity of US agriculture since 1840. Global Change Biology Link to article 27(1): 151-164.
Brevik, K., E. Bueno, S. McKay, S. Schoville, and Y. Chen. 2021. Insecticide exposure affects intergenerational patterns of DNA methylation in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Evolutionary Applications 14(3): 746-757. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., S. Simon, M. Bai, Z. Beethem†, R. Dudko, M.J.B. Eberhard, P.B. Frandsen, S. Küpper, R. Machida, M. Verheij, P. Willadsen†, X. Zhou, and B. Wipfler. 2021. Comparative transcriptomics of ice-crawlers demonstrates cold specialization constrains niche evolution in a relict lineage. Evolutionary Applications 14(2): 360-382. Link to article
Dively, G.P., M.S. Crossley, S.D. Schoville, N. Steinhauer, N., and D. J. Hawthorne. 2020. Regional differences in gene regulation may underlie patterns of sensitivity to novel insecticides in Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Pest Management Science 76(12): 4278-4285. Link to article
Weng, Y., B.M. Veire†, R.Y. Dudko, M. Medeiros, D.H. Kavanaugh, and S.D. Schoville. 202o. Rapid speciation and ecological divergence into North American alpine habitats: the Nippononebria (Coleoptera: Carabidae) species complex. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 130(1): 18-33. Link to article
Thomas, G.W.C., et al. 2020. Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Genome Biology 21: 15. Link to article
Slatyer, R.A., S.D. Schoville (co-first author), C.R. Nufio, and L.B. Buckley. 2020. Do differential rates of gene flow underlie variation in phenotypic and phenological clines in montane grasshoppers? Ecology and Evolution 10(2):980-997. Link to article.
Zaman, K., M.K. Hubert†, and S.D. Schoville. 2019. Testing the role of ecological selection on color pattern variation in the butterfly Parnassius clodius. Molecular Ecology 28: 50586-5102. Link to article. Featured in the Molecular Ecology Spotlight.
Crossley, M.S., S. Rondon, and S.D. Schoville. 2019. Effects of contemporary agricultural land cover on Colorado potato beetle genetic differentiation in the Columbia Basin and Central Sands. Ecology and Evolution 9(16): 9385-9394. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., T.A. Bougie†, R.Y. Dudko, and MJ. Medeiros. 2019. Has past climate change effected cold-specialized species differentially through space and time? Systematic Entomology 44(3): 571-587. Link to article
****Awarded 2019 Outstanding Genetic Resources paper.
Rodríguez-Bonilla, L., F. Rodríguez Bonilla, D. Matusinec, E. Wiesman, S.D. Schoville, A. Atucha, and J. Zalapa. 2019. Exploring the genetic diversity of wild cranberry populations in the Upper Midwestern U.S. Crop Science 59(6): 2413-2428.Link to article
Schoville, S.D., and S.M. Rovito. 2019. Biogeography of North American Highlands. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier. Link to article
Crossley, M., S.I. Rondon, and S.D. Schoville. 2019. Patterns of genetic differentiation in Colorado potato beetle correlate with contemporary, not historic, potato land cover. Evolutionary Applications 12: 804-814. Link to article
Schoville, S.D. 2019. Grylloblattodea of Canada. Zookeys 819: 271–276. Link to article
Clements, J., S. Schoville, A. Clements, D. Amezian, T. Davis, B. Sanchez-Sedillo, C. Bradfield, A.S. Huseth, and R.L. Groves. 2018. Agricultural fungicides inadvertently influence the fitness of Colorado potato beetles, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, and their susceptibility to insecticides. Scientific Reports 8: 13282. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., Y.H. Chen, et al. 2018. A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Science Reports 8: 1931. Link to article
Chen, Y.H., and S.D. Schoville. 2018. Editorial overview: Ecology: Ecological adaptation in agroecosystems: novel opportunities to integrate evolutionary biology and agricultural entomology. Current Opinion in Insect Science 26: iv-viii. Link to article
Pélissié, B., M. Crossley, Z. Cohen, and S.D. Schoville. 2018. Population genomics provide insight on mechanisms of rapid evolution in insect pests. Current Opinion in Insect Science 26: 8-16. Link to article
Crossley, M.S., S.D. Schoville, D.M. Haagenson, and S.H. Jansky. 2018. Plant resistance to Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in diploid F2 families derived from crosses between cultivated and wild potato. Journal of Economic Entomology 111(4): 1875-1884. Link to article
Brevik, K., S.D. Schoville, D. Mota-Sanchez, and Y.H. Chen. 2018. Pesticide durability and the evolution of resistance: A novel application of survival analysis. Pest Management Science 74: 1953–1963. Link to article
***Journal of Economic Entomology Editor’s Choice Award runner-up
Izzo, V., Y.H. Chen, S.D. Schoville, C. Wang, and D.J. Hawthorne. 2018. Origin of pest lineages of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 111(2): 868-878. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., A. Dalongeville, G. Viennois, F. Gugerli, P. Taberlet, B. Lequette, N. Alvarez, and S. Manel. 2018. Preserving genetic connectivity in the European Alps protected area network. Biological Conservation 218: 99-109. Link to article
Crossley, M.S., Z. Cohen, B. Pélissié, and S.D. Schoville. 2018. Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) observed feeding on Chamaesaracha sp. in Eastern Colorado. Great Lakes Entomologist 50(2): 10.
Crossley, M., S.I. Rondon, and S.D. Schoville. 2018. A Comparison of resistance to imidacloprid in Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say) populations collected in the Northwest and Midwest U.S. American J. Potato Research 95: 495-503. Link to article
Eberhard, M.J.B., S.D. Schoville, and K.-D. Klass. 2018. Biodiversity of Grylloblattodea and Mantophasmatodea. pp. 335-357 in R.G. Foottit and P.H. Adler (eds.), Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society, Volume 2, 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ. Link to article
Crossley, M., Y. Chen, R. Groves and S.D. Schoville. 2017. Landscape genomics of Colorado potato beetle provides evidence of polygenic adaptation to insecticides. Molecular Ecology 26(22): 6284–6300. Link to article
Rovito, S.M., and S.D. Schoville. 2017. Testing models of refugial isolation, colonization, and population connectivity in two species of montane salamanders. Heredity 119: 265-274. Link to article
Tojo, K., K. Sekine, M. Takenaka, Y. Isaka, S. Komaki, T. Suzuki, and S.D. Schoville. 2017. Species diversity of insects in Japan: Their origins and diversification process. Entomological Science 20(1): 357-381. Link to article
Clements, J., S. Schoville, N. Clements, S. Chapman, and R.L. Groves. 2017. Temporal patterns of imidacloprid resistance throughout a growing season in Leptinotarsa decemlineata populations. Pest Management Science 73(3): 641-650. Link to article
Clements, J., S. Schoville, N. Peterson, A.S. Huseth, Q. Lan, and R.L. Groves. 2017. RNA interference of three up-regulated transcripts associated with insecticide resistance in an imidacloprid resistant population of Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 135: 35-40. Link to article
Medeiros, M.J. and S.D. Schoville. 2017. Two new records of wing-reduced Tipulidae from North America. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4 64(2): 31-35.
Slatyer, R.A., and S.D. Schoville 2016. Physiological limits along an elevational gradient in a radiation of montane ground beetles. PLoS One 11(4): e0151959. Link to article
Clements, J., S. Schoville, N. Peterson, R. Groves, and Q. Lan. 2016. Characterizing molecular mechanisms of imidacloprid resistance in select populations of Leptinotarsa decemlineata in the Central Sands region of Wisconsin. PLoS One 11(1): e0147844. Link to article
François, O., H. Martins, K. Caye, S.D. Schoville. 2016. Controlling false discoveries in genome scans for selection. Molecular Ecology 25(2): 454-469. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., R.S. Slatyer, J.C. Bergdahl, and G.A. Valdez†. 2015. Conserved and narrow temperature limits in alpine insects: thermotolerance and supercooling points of the ice-crawlers, Grylloblatta (Insecta: Grylloblattodea: Grylloblattidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 78: 55-61. Link to article
Frichot, E., S.D. Schoville, P. de Villemereuil, O. Gaggiotti, O. François. 2015. Detecting adaptive evolution based on association with ecological gradients: Orientation matters! Heredity 115: 22-28. Link to article
Barreto, F., S.D. Schoville, and R.S. Burton. Accepted 2014. Reverse genetics in the tidepool: Knockdown of target gene expression via RNA interference in the copepod Tigriopus californicus. Molecular Ecology Resources 5(4): 868–879. Link to article. Featured in the The Molecular Ecologist.
Schoville, S.D. 2014. Recent progress in the systematics and evolutionary biology of Grylloblattidae (Grylloblattodea). Systematic Entomology 39(2): 197-204. Link to article
Wipfler, B., M. Bai, S. Schoville, R. Dallai, T. Uchifune, R. Machida, Y. Cui, and R.G. Beutel. 2014. Ice Crawlers (Grylloblattodea) – the history of the investigation of a highly unusual group of insects Journal of Insect Biodiversity 2(2): 1-25.Link to article
Schoville, S.D.. 2014. Ice-Crawlers. pp. 283-286. in J. Roth (ed.), The Klamath-Siskiyous: Timely Treasures of an Iconic Bioregion. National Park Service.
Schoville, S.D., I. Widmer, M. Deschamps-Cottin, M. Lizée, L. Després, D. Rioux, L. Gielly, and S. Manel. 2013. Morphological clines and weak drift along an urbanization gradient in the butterfly, Pieris rapae. PLoS One 8(12): e83095. Link to article
Schoville, S.D. and G.O. Graening. 2013. Updated checklist of the ice-crawlers (Insecta: Grylloblattodea: Grylloblattidae) of North America, with notes on their natural history, biogeography and conservation. Zootaxa 3737(4): 351-378. Link to article
Joost, S., S. Vuilleumier, J. Jensen, S. Schoville, K. Leempoel, I. Widmer, S. Stucki, C. Melo de Lima, J. Roland, S. Manel. 2013. Uncovering the genetic basis of adaptive change: on the intersection of landscape genomics and theoretical population genetics. Molecular Ecology 22: 3659-3665. Link to article
Frichot, E., S. Schoville, G. Bouchard, and O. François. 2013. Testing for associations between loci and environmental gradients using latent factor mixed models. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30: 1687-1699. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., T. Uchifune, and R. Machida. 2013. Colliding fragment islands transport independent lineages of endemic rock-crawlers (Grylloblattidea: Grylloblattidae) in the Japanese archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 915-927. Link to article
Harris, E.S.J., S. Cao, S.D. Schoville, C. Dong, W. Wang, Z. Jian, Z. Zhao, D.M. Eisenberg, and J. Clardy. 2012. Selection for high oridonin yield in the Chinese medicinal plant Isodon (Lamiaceae) using a combined phylogenetics and population genetics approach. PLoS One 7(11): e50753. Link to article
Frichot, E., S. Schoville, G. Bouchard, and O. François. 2012. Correcting principal component maps for effects of spatial autocorrelation in population genetic data. Frontiers in Genetics 3: 00254. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., F.S. Barreto, G.W. Moy, and R.S. Burton. 2012. Investigating the molecular basis of local adaptation to thermal stress: population differences in gene expression across the transcriptome of the copepod Tigriopus californicus. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 170. Link to article
Schoville, S.D. 2012. Three new species of Grylloblatta Walker (Insecta: Grylloblattodea: Grylloblattidae), from southern Oregon and northern California. Zootaxa 3412: 42-52. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., A. Lam, G.K. Roderick. 2012. A rangewide genetic bottleneck overwhelms landscape heterogeneity and local abundance in shaping genetic patterns of an alpine butterfly (Lepidoptera: Pieridae: Colias behrii). Molecular Ecology 21: 4242-4256. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., A. Bonin, O. François, S. Lobreaux, C. MeloDelima, and S. Manel. 2012. Adaptive genetic variation on the landscape: methods and cases. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 43: 23-43. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., G.K. Roderick, and D.H. Kavanaugh. 2012. Testing the “Pleistocene species pump” in alpine habitats: lineage diversification of flightless ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Nebria) in relation to altitudinal zonation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 95-111. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., J.M. Flowers, J.M., and R.S. Burton. 2012. Diversifying selection underlies the origin of allozyme polymorphism at the Phosphoglucose-isomerase locus in Tigriopus californicus. PLoS One 7(6): e40035. Link to article
Swei, A., J.J.L. Rowley, D. Rödder, M.L.L. Diesmos, A.C. Diesmos, C.J. Briggs, R. Brown, T.T. Cao, T.L. Cheng, R.A. Chong, B. Han, J-M. Hero, H.D. Hoang, M.D. Kusrini, D.T.T. Le, J.A. McGuire, M. Meegaskumbura, M.-S. Min, D.G. Mulcahy, T. Neang, S. Phimmachak, D-Q. Rao, N. M. Reeder, S.D. Schoville, N. Sivongxay, N. Srei, M. Stöck, B.L. Stuart, L.S. Torres, D.T.A. Tran, T.S. Tunstall, D. Vieites, and V.T. Vredenburg. 2011. Is chytridiomycosis an emerging infectious disease in Asia? PLoS One 6: e23179. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., T.S. Tunstall, V.T. Vredenburg, A. R. Backlin, E. Gallegos, D.A. Wood, and R.N. Fisher. 2011. Conservation genetics of evolutionary lineages of the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog, Rana muscosa (Amphibia: Ranidae), in southern California. Biological Conservation 144(2011): 2031-2040. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., M. Stuckey, and G.K. Roderick. 2011. Pleistocene origins and population history of a neoendemic alpine butterfly. Molecular Ecology 20:1233-1247. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., and B-W. Kim. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships and relictualism of rock-crawlers (Grylloblattodea: Grylloblattidae) in cave and mountain habitats of Korea. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(2): 337-347. Link to article
Schoville, S.D., and G.K. Roderick. 2010. Evolutionary diversification of cryophilic Grylloblatta species (Grylloblattodea: Grylloblattidae) in alpine habitats of California. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 163. Link to article
Schoville, S.D. 2010. Natural history and biogeography of Grylloblattodea in Japan and North America. New Entomologist 59(1,2): 1-7.
Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium. 2010. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 October 2009-30 November 2009. Molecular Ecology Resources 10(2): 404-408. Link to article
Schoville, S.D.,and G. K. Roderick. 2009. Alpine biogeography of a Parnassian butterfly during Quaternary climate cycles in North America. Molecular Ecology 15: 3471-3485. Link to article
Kavanaugh, D.H., and S.D. Schoville. 2009. A new and endemic species of Nebria Latreille (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae: Nebriinae), threatened by climate change in the Trinity Alps of Northern California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4 60(7): 71-82. pdf
Schoville, S.D. 2009. Alpine Butterfly Resurvey, Final Report. Scientific Report to Yosemite National Park, California, U.S.A.
Vredenburg, V.T., T. Tunstall, H. Nguyen, J. Romansic, and S. Schoville. 2001. Natural history notes: Hydromantes platycephalus (Mt. Lyell salamander) behavior. Herpetological Review 32(3): 178.
- Entomology/Environmental Studies 201: Insects and Human Culture
- Entomology/Genetics 472: Molecular Evolution
- Entomology/Genetics/Zoology 624: Molecular Ecology
- Entomology 875: Landscape Genomics Seminar
- Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE)
- Entomological Society of America (ESA)
- Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)