Julian Dupuis

Junior Researcher

 Contact Info 
E-mail: jrdupuis [at] hawaii [dot] edu

Junior faculty, University of Hawaii at Manoa
and Daniel K. Inouye US Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, USDA-ARS
64 Nowelo Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720


University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  PhD - Systematics and Evolution
  Thesis: Speciation and hybridization in the Old World swallowtail butterflu (Papilio machaon) species complex

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan
  BSc - Biology major, Chemistry minor, Summa cum laude


2016-current: Geib/Rubinoff Labs, University of Hawaii, USDA-ARS

  • Genomics of tephritid fruit fly pests
  • Systematics of Bactrocera, Anastrepha, Ceratitis and development of low-cost species delimitation methodologies for pest species
  • Population genomics of various tephritid pests and development of diagnostic SNP panels for source population determination
  • Various genomic, population genetic, and phylogenetic projects (Hemileuca spp., Hyposmocoma spp., Meterosideros spp., Cochliomyia hominivorax)
  • Associate curator, University of Hawaii Insect Museum

2009-2016: Sperling Lab, University of Alberta

  • Speciation and evolution of the Papilio machaon species group, focusing on hybridization, systematics, and landscape genetics of the complex
  • Species delimitation, systematics, and population genetics in various insect species groups (Apodemia mormo metalmark butterflies, Choristoneura fumiferana spruce budworms, western Papilio glaucus group swallowtails, Cyphoderris hump-backed grigs, Polygonia anglewing butterflies)
  • Genome sequencing of various members of the family Papilionidae

2005-2009: Lindsay Lab, Northern Michigan University

  • Conservation genetics of common loons
  • Development of low-cost sexing and genotyping methodologies for loon management and population genetics


JR Dupuis, FT Bremer, T Jombart, SB Sim, SM Geib. 2017. mvMapper: interactive spatial mapping of genetic structures. Molecular Ecology Resources.

JR Dupuis, BMT Brunet, HM Bird, LM Lumley, G Fagua, B Boyle, R Levesque, M Cusson, JA Powell, FAH Sperling. 2017. Genome-wide SNPs resolve phylogenetic relationships in the North American spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) species complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 111, 158-168.

EO Campbell, CS Davis, JR Dupuis, K Muirhead, FAH Sperling. 2017. Cross‐platform compatibility of de novo‐aligned SNPs in a non‐model butterfly genus. Molecular Ecology Resources.

JK Janes, JM Miller, JR Dupuis, RM Malenfant, JC Gorrell, CI Cullingham, RL Andrew. 2017. The K=2 conundrum. Molecular Ecology.

A Roe, J Dupuis, F Sperling. 2017. Molecular Dimensions of Insect Taxonomy in the Genomics Era. Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society, 547-573.

JR Dupuis, FAH Sperling. 2016. Hybrid dynamics in a species group of swallowtail butterflies. Journal of evolutionary biology 29 (10), 1932-1951.

JR Dupuis, BA Mori, FAH Sperling. 2016. Trogus parasitoids of Papilio butterflies undergo extended diapause in western Canada (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 50, 179.

JR Dupuis, FA Sperling. 2016. Speciation, hybridization, and conservation quanderies: What are we protecting anyway. News Lepidopterists Soc 58, 202-204.

JR Dupuis. 2016. Speciation and hybridization in the Old World swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) species complex. University of Alberta.

JR Dupuis, FAH Sperling. 2015. Repeated reticulate evolution in North American Papilio machaon group swallowtail butterflies. PloS one 10 (10), e0141882.

B Proshek, JR Dupuis, A Engberg, K Davenport, PA Opler, JA Powell, FAH Sperling. 2015. Genetic evaluation of the evolutionary distinctness of a federally endangered butterfly, Lange’s Metalmark. BMC evolutionary biology 15 (1), 73.

JR Dupuis, AD Roe, FAH Sperling. 2012. Multi‐locus species delimitation in closely related animals and fungi: one marker is not enough. Molecular ecology 21 (18), 4422-4436.