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MONA Stefano

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Assistant-professor at EPHE / Maître de conférences de l’EPHE (école pratique des hautes études, Sorbonne Universités)
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité
Sorbonne Universités
Population geneticist / Généticien des populations
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e-mail : Stefano Mona

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 Research interests

I am an evolutionary biologist particularly interested in population genetics. I have been working on different organisms (humans, flies, coral reef fishes etc..), my main focus being how genetic markers can be exploited to reconstruct demography of population and species. I acknowledge the importance of developing and applying models taking into account the fact that species are dynamic entities and are, most of the time, structured into sub-populations exchanging migrants.

 Brief CV

• 2010-Present : Assistant Professor (Maitre de Conference) EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes) at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.
• 2009-2010 : Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern (in the group of Laurent Excoffier).
• 2007-2009 : Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara (in the group of Giorgio Bertorelle).
• 01/05–06/05 : Visiting researcher at the Department of Forensic and Molecular Biology of the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (in the group of Manfred Kayser).
• 2004-2007 : Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Evolution, University of Bari (in the group of Mila Tommaseo-Ponzetta).



1. Mona, S., E. Randi, and M. Tommaseo-Ponzetta. 2007. Evolutionary history of the genus Sus inferred from cytochrome b sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:757-762.

2. Mona, S., M. Tommaseo-Ponzetta, S. Brauer, H. Sudoyo, S. Marzuki, and M. Kayser. 2007. Patterns of Y-chromosome diversity intersect with the Trans-New Guinea hypothesis. Mol Biol Evol 24:2546-2555.

3. Kayser, M., Y. Choi, M. van Oven, S. Mona, S. Brauer, R. J. Trent, D. Suarkia, W. Schiefenhovel, and M. Stoneking. 2008. The impact of the Austronesian expansion : evidence from mtDNA and Y chromosome diversity in the Admiralty Islands of Melanesia. Mol Biol Evol 25:1362-1374.

4. Mona, S., B. Crestanello, S. Bankhead-Dronnet, E. Pecchioli, S. Ingrosso, S. D’Amelio, L. Rossi, P. G. Meneguz, and G. Bertorelle. 2008. Disentangling the effects of recombination, selection, and demography on the genetic variation at a major histocompatibility complex class II gene in the alpine chamois. Mol Ecol 17:4053-4067.

5. Mona S., K. Grunz, S. Brauer, B. Pakendorf, L. Castrì, H. Sudoyo, S. Marzuki, R. Barnes, J. Schmidtke, M. Stoneking, and M. Kayser. 2009. Genetic admixture history of eastern Indonesia as revealed by Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA analysis. Mol Biol Evol 26:1865-1877.

6. Crestanello B., E. Pecchioli, C. Vernesi, S. Mona, N. Martínková, H. Hauffe, and G. Bertorelle. 2009. The genetic impact of translocations and habitat fragmentation in Rupicapra spp.. Journal of Heredity 100(6):691-708.

7. Ghirotto S., S. Mona, A. Benazzo, F. Paparazzo, D. Caramelli, and G. Barbujani. 2009. Inferring Genealogical Processes from Patterns of Bronze-Age and Modern DNA variation in Sardinia. Mol Biol Evol 27(4):875-886.

8. Mona S., G. Catalano, G. Larson, M. Lari, P. Boscato, A. Casoli, L. Sineo, C. Di Patti, D. Caramelli and G. Bertorelle. 2010. Population dynamic of the extinct European aurochs : genetic evidence of a North-South differentiation pattern and no evidence of post-glacial expansion. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:83.

9. Fuselli S., C. de Filippo, S. Mona, J. Sistonen, P. Fariselli, G. Destro-Bisol, G. Barbujani, G. Bertorelle and A. Sajantila. 2010. Evolution of Detoxifying Systems : the Role of Environment and Population History in Shaping Genetic Diversity at Human CYP2D6 Locus. Pharmacogenetics and Genomics 20(8) : 485-499.

10. Bertorelle G., Benazzo A., and S. Mona. 2010. ABC as a flexible framework to estimate demography over space and time : some cons, many pros. (Review) Molecular Ecology 19(13):2609-25

11. Lari M., Rizzi E., Mona S., Corti G., Catalano G., Chen K., Vernesi C., Larson G., Boscato P., De Bellis G, Cooper A., Caramelli D and G. Bertorelle. The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of an 11,450-year-old Aurochsen (Bos primigenius) from Central Italy. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:32

12. Frezal L., Meli F., Mousset S., Mona S. and M. Veuille. 2012. Geographical delimitation of a partial selective sweep in African Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Ecology 21(23):5702-5714.

13. Colonna V., Pistis G., Bomba L., Mona S., Matullo G., Boano R., Sala C., Vigano F., Torroni A., Achilli A., Kashani B., Malerba G., Gambaro G., Soranzo N., and D. Toniolo. 2013. Small effective population size and genetic homogeneity in the Val Borbera isolate. European Journal of Human Genetics 21(1):89-94.

14. Porretta D., Mastrantonio V., Mona S., Epis S., Montagna M., Sassera D., Bandi C. and S. Urbanelli. 2013. The integration of multiple independent data reveals an unusual response to Pleistocene climatic changes in the hard tick Ixodes ricinus. Molecular Ecology 22(6):1666-1682.

15. Mona S., E. Mordret, M. Veuille and M. Tommaseo-Ponzetta. 2013. Investigating sex-specific dynamics using uniparental markers : West New Guinea as a case study. Ecology and Evolution 3(8) : 2647–2660.

16. Tommaseo-Ponzetta M., Mona S., F. Calabrese, E. Vacca and M. Attimonelli. 2013. Mountain pygmies of Western New Guinea : a morphological and molecular approach. Human Biology 85(1-3):285-308.

17. Bouiges A., Yassin A., Ikogou M., Lelarge C., Sikoa A., Mona S. and M. Veuille. 2013. Detecting recent changes in the demographic parameters of drosophilid populations from western and central Africa. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 345 : 297–305

18. Mona S., Ray N., Arenas M., and L. Excoffier. 2014. Genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation during a range expansion. Heredity, 112(3):291-9.

 Books Chapters

1. Mona S., Bertorelle G. 2008. Population Differentiation : Measures. In : Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd : Chichester.

2. Mona S., Bertorelle G. 2013. Population Differentiation : Measures. In : eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd : Chichester. DOI : 10.1002/

3. Arenas M., Mona S., Trochet A, Sramkova Hanulova A, Currat, M, Ray N., Chikhi L., Rasteiro R., Schmeller D.S., and Excoffier L. 2014. The scaling of genetic diversity in a changing and fragmented world. In "Scaling in ecology and conservation". Eds., Henle, K. et al. Pensoft Publishers. In press.

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