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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Biology and Biochemistry H-index 53 Citations 13,845 82 World Ranking 8544 National Ranking 3850

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Awards & Achievements

2012 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Gene
  • Genetics
  • Statistics

David Houle mostly deals with Genetics, Evolutionary biology, Selection, Natural selection and Mutation. All of his Genetics and Genetic variation, Mutation rate, Genome and Mutation–selection balance investigations are sub-components of the entire Genetics study. His work focuses on many connections between Genetic variation and other disciplines, such as Genetic variability, that overlap with his field of interest in Population genetics and Covariance.

His research ties Genic capture and Evolutionary biology together. In his works, David Houle performs multidisciplinary study on Selection and Variance. The study incorporates disciplines such as Sexual selection, Mate choice, Mating and Pair bond in addition to Natural selection.

His most cited work include:

  • Comparing evolvability and variability of quantitative traits. (1489 citations)
  • The lek paradox and the capture of genetic variance by condition dependent traits (1133 citations)
  • Phenomics: the next challenge. (783 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of study are Genetics, Evolutionary biology, Drosophila melanogaster, Selection and Genetic variation. The concepts of his Genetics study are interwoven with issues in Natural selection and Fluctuating asymmetry. His Evolutionary biology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Drosophila and Sexual dimorphism.

The various areas that he examines in his Drosophila melanogaster study include Mutation, X chromosome, Gene expression and Inbred strain. His study in Selection is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Quantitative genetics, Evolvability, Adaptation and Biological evolution. David Houle works mostly in the field of Genetic variation, limiting it down to topics relating to Genetic variability and, in certain cases, Population genetics, as a part of the same area of interest.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Genetics (48.28%)
  • Evolutionary biology (50.00%)
  • Drosophila melanogaster (26.72%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2021)?

  • Evolutionary biology (50.00%)
  • Genetics (48.28%)
  • Wing (12.93%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of study are Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Wing, Drosophila melanogaster and Sexual dimorphism. His Evolutionary biology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Adaptation, Selection, Mutation and Allometry. His research on Selection focuses in particular on Natural selection.

His Natural selection research focuses on Pleiotropy and how it relates to Biological evolution. David Houle focuses mostly in the field of Drosophila melanogaster, narrowing it down to matters related to Sexual conflict and, in some cases, Indirect selection. His Sexual dimorphism research incorporates themes from Phenotype and Gene expression.

Between 2012 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Rates and Genomic Consequences of Spontaneous Mutational Events in Drosophila melanogaster (160 citations)
  • Evolution of morphological allometry (113 citations)
  • Complex constraints on allometry revealed by artificial selection on the wing of Drosophila melanogaster. (63 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Gene
  • Genetics
  • Statistics

His scientific interests lie mostly in Wing, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Drosophila melanogaster and Allometry. David Houle conducted interdisciplinary study in his works that combined Evolutionary biology and Variation. His studies in Mutation rate, Genetic variation, Negative selection and INDEL Mutation are all subfields of Genetics research.

His Genetic variation study incorporates themes from Melanogaster, Rate of evolution, Selection, Mutation and Constraint. His Allometry research includes themes of Linkage disequilibrium, Power law and Evolutionary stability. His research in Natural selection intersects with topics in Microevolution and Body size.

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Top Publications

Comparing evolvability and variability of quantitative traits.

David Houle.
Genetics (1992)

1864 Citations

The lek paradox and the capture of genetic variance by condition dependent traits

Locke Rowe;David Houle.
Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (1996)

1348 Citations

Phenomics: the next challenge.

David Houle;Diddahally R. Govindaraju;Stig Omholt;Stig Omholt.
Nature Reviews Genetics (2010)

1032 Citations


David Houle;David Houle.
Evolution (1991)

593 Citations

Comparative quantitative genetics : evolution of the G matrix

Scott J. Steppan;Patrick C. Phillips;David Houle.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2002)

510 Citations

Measuring and comparing evolvability and constraint in multivariate characters

T. F. Hansen;D. Houle.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2008)

502 Citations


Michael Lynch;Jeff Blanchard;David Houle;Travis Kibota.
Evolution (1999)

481 Citations

Fluctuating Asymmetry as a Bioindicator of Stress: Comparing Efficacy of Analyses Involving Multiple Traits.

Brian Leung;Mark R. Forbes;David Houle.
The American Naturalist (2000)

401 Citations

Comparing Mutational Variabilities

David Houle;Bob Morikawa;Michael Lynch.
Genetics (1996)

390 Citations

Direct estimation of per nucleotide and genomic deleterious mutation rates in Drosophila

Cathy Haag-Liautard;Mark Dorris;Xulio Maside;Steven Macaskill.
Nature (2007)

380 Citations

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