Dr. Carmelo Fruciano


Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)


Professional Preparation


Postdoctoral fellow. Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), 2015-present

Post-doc.University of Konstanz (Konstanz,Germany), 2011-2015.

Honorary fellow  at the University of Catania (Italy), 2010-present.

PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Catania (Italy), 2006-2009.

Editorial Board



Frontiers in Marine Science

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution


Selected pubblications


Fruciano, C., Celik, M.A., Butler, K., Dooley, T., Weisbecker, V., Phillips, M.J. 2017. Sharing is caring? Measurement error and the issues arising from sharing 3D morphometric datasets. Ecology and Evolution 7, 7034-7046.


Fruciano, C.*, Franchini, P.*, Kovacova, V., Elmer, K., Henning, F., Meyer, A. 2016. Genetic linkage of distinct adaptive traits in sympatrically speciating crater lake cichlid fish. Nature Communications 7, 12736


Fruciano, C. 2016. Measurement error in geometric morphometrics. Development Genes and Evolution 226(3), 139-158. doi: 10.1007/s00427-016-0537-4


Fruciano, C., Pappalardo, A.M., Tigano, C., Ferrito, V. 2014. Phylogeographic relationships of Sicilian brown trout and the effects of genetic introgression on morphospace occupation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112, 387–398.


Franchini, P.*, Fruciano, C.*, Spreitzer, M.L., Jones, J.C., Elmer, K., Henning, F., Meyer, A. 2014. Genomic architecture of ecologically divergent body shape in a pair of sympatric crater lake cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology 23, 1828–1845.


Fruciano, C., Franchini, P., Meyer, A. 2013. Resampling-based approaches to study variation in morphological modularity. PLoS ONE 8(7), e69376.


Fruciano, C., Tigano, C., Ferrito, V. 2011. Geographic and morphological variation within and between colour phases in Coris julis (L. 1758), a protogynous marine fish Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104, 148-162.