Kellermann, V. and van Heerwaarden, B. (in press) Terrestrial insects and climate change: adaptive responses in key traits

Physiological Entomology.

MacLean H, J. Sørensen, J.G. Kristensen, T. N. Loeschcke, V. Beedholm, K. Kellermann, V. and Overgaard, J. Evolution and plasticity of thermal performance: An analysis of variation in thermal tolerance and fitness in 22 Drosophila species. Phil Trans Soc B.


Kellermann, V.  Hoffmann, A.  Overgaard, J. Loeschcke, V. and Sgrò, C. (2018) Plasticity for desiccation tolerance across Drosophila species is affected by phylogeny and climate in complex ways. Proc R Soc B. 285. 20180048.

Kellermann, V. and Sgro, C. (2018) Evidence for lower plasticity in CTMAX at warmer developmental temperatures. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 31. 1300-1312.


Kellermann, V. Heerwaarden, B. and Sgrò, C. (2017) How important is thermal history? Evidence for lasting effects of developmental temperature on upper thermal limits in Drosophila melanogaster. Proc R Soc B. 284. 20170447

Messamah, B. Kellermann, V. Malte, H. Loeschcke, V. and Overgaard, J. (2017) Metabolic cold adaptation contributes little to the interspecific variation in metabolic rates of 65 species of Drosophilidae. 98. 309-316.


Bush, A. Mokany, K. Catullo, R. Hoffmann, A. Kellermann, V. Sgrò, C. McEvey, S. and Ferrier, S. (2016) Incorporating evolutionary adaptation in species distribution modelling reduces projected vulnerability to climate change. Ecology Letters. 19. 1468-1478.

van Heerwaarden, B. Kellermann, V. and Sgro, C. (2016). Limited scope for plasticity to increase upper thermal limits. Functional Ecology. 30. 1947-1956.

Slotsobo, S.  Sorenson, J.G. Holmstrop, M. Kostal, V. Kellermann, V. and Overgaard, J. (2016). Tropical to subpolar gradient in phospholipid composition suggests adaptive tuning of biological membrane function in drosophilids. Functional Ecology. 30. 759-768.



Kellermann, V. Hoffmann, A.A., Kristensen, T.K., Moghadam, N.N. and Loeschcke, V. (2015). Experimental evolution under fluctuating thermal conditions does not reproduce patterns. The American Naturalist. 186: 582-593 


Wit, J., Loeschcke, V. and Kellermann, V. (2015). Life-span variation in 13 Drosophila species: a comparative study on life span, environmental variables and stress resistance. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 28: 1892-1900 


Slotsbo, S., Sorensen, J.G., Homstrup. M, Kostal, V., Kellermann, V. and Overgaard, J. (2015). Tropical to subpolar gradient in phospholipid compostion suggests adaptive tuning of biological membrane function in drosophillids. Functional Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12568. 



Schou, M, F., Kristensen, T, N., Kellermann, V., Schlotterer, C. and Loeschcke, V. (2014). A Drosophila laboratory evolution experiment points to low evolutionary potential under increased temperatures likely to be experienced in the future. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 


Blackburn S, Kellermann V., van Heerwaarden B, Sgrò CM. (2014). Evolutionary capacity of upper thermal limits: beyond single trait assessments. Journal of Experimental Biology.  


Bauerfeind, S.S., Kellermann, V., Moghadam, N.N, Loeschcke, V., Fischer, V. (2014) Temperature and photoperiod affect stress resistance traits in Drosophila melanogaster. Physiological Entomology. 39: 237-246


Schilthuizen, M. and Kellermann, V. (2014). Contemporary climate change and terrestrial invertebrates: evolutionary versus plastic changes. Evolutionary applications: 7, 56-67.


Ketola, T., Kellermann, V.,  Loeschcke, V.,  López‐Sepulcre, A. and Kristensen T.N. (2014) Does environmental robustness play a role in fluctuating environments? Evolution. 68:587-94



Kellermann, V., Overgaard, J., Loeschcke, V., J. Kristensen, T.N. and Hoffmann, A.A. (2013). Trait associations across evolutionary time within a Drosophila phylogeny: correlated selection or genetic constraint? PLoS one: 8, e72072


Sgrò, C.M., Heerwaarden, B., Kellermann, V., Wee, C.W., Hoffmann, A.A. and Lee, S.F. (2013). Complexity of the genetic basis of aging in nature revealed by a clinal study of lifespan and methuselah, a gene for aging, in Drosophila from eastern Australia. Molecular Ecology. 22: 3539-3551



Kellermann, V., Overgaard, J., Hoffmann, A.A., Kristensen, T.N., Flojgaard, C., David, J.R., Svenning, JC. and  Loeschcke, V. (2012). Upper thermal limits ofDrosophila are linked to species distributions and strongly constrained phylogenetically. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109: 16228-16233


Kellermann, V., Loeschcke, V., Hoffmann, A.A., Kristensen, T.N., Flojgaard, C., David, J.R., Svenning, JC. and Overgaard, J. (2012). Phylogenetic constraints in key functional traits behind species’ climate niches: Patterns of desiccation and cold resistance across 95 Drosophila species. Evolution. 66: 3377- 3389.


Ketola, T., Kellermann, V., Kristensen T.N., and Loeschcke, V. (2012).Constant cycling hot and cold thermal environments: strong effects on mean viability but not on genetic estimates. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1209-1215


Ketola, T., Kristensen T.N., Kellermann, V. and Loeschcke, V. (2012). Can the evolution of sexual dimorphism be triggered by developmental temperatures.Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 847- 855.


Bubliy, O.A, Kristensen, T.N., Kellermann, V. and Loeschcke, V. (2012). Humidity effects the genetic architecture of heat resistance in Drosophila melanogaster.Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25:1180 – 1188.


Bubliy, O.A, Kristensen, T.N., Kellermann, V. and Loeschcke, V. (2012). Plastic responses to four environmental stresses and cross-resistance in a laboratory population of Drosophila melanogaster. Functional Ecology. 26: 245-253. 




Kellermann, V., van Heerwaarden, B., Sgrò, C.M. and Hoffmann, A.A. (2009). Fundamental evolutionary limits in ecological traits drive Drosophila species distributions. Science 325:1244-1246


van Heerwaarden, B., Kellermann, V., Schiffer, M., Blacket, M., Sgrò, C.M. and Hoffmann, A.A. (2009) Testing evolutionary hypotheses about species borders: Patterns of genetic variation towards the southern borders of two rainforest Drosophila and a related habitat generalist. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B. 276:1517-1526


Kellermann, V., Hoffmann, A.A., Sgro, C.M. (2007). Hsp90 Inhibition and the expression of phenotypic variability in the rainforest species Drosophila birchii.Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 457- 465


Hoffmann, A.A. and Kellermann, V. (2006). Revisiting Heritable Variation and Limits to Species Distribution: Recent Developments. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52: 247:261


Kellermann, V., van Heerwaarden, B., Hoffmann, A.A. and Sgrò, C.M. (2006). Very low additive genetic variance and evolutionary potential in multiple populations of two rainforest Drosophila species. Evolution 60: 1104-1108