We are interested in applying computational methods and evolutionary modeling to test hypotheses about the evolution and adaptation of species using both molecular, phenotypic and ecological data.
See the group members pages for more details.
- Measurement errors and model selection
Nov 25th 2014: Paper by Silvestro et al "Measurement Errors Should Always Be Incorporated in Phylogenetic Comparative Analysis" accepted in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
- Hybridisation in Clownfishes
Oct 14th 2014: Paper by Litsios and Salamin "Hybridisation and diversification in the adaptive radiation of clownfishes" accepted in BMC Evolutionary Biology.
- Estimating speciation and extinction rates
August 24th 2014: Paper by Silvestro et al. "PyRate: A new program to estimate speciation and extinction rates from incomplete fossil record" accepted in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
- Genomics of population divergence
July 9th 2014: Paper by Lexer et al "Genomics of the divergence continuum in an African plant biodiversity hotspot, I: Drivers of population divergence in Restio capensis (Restionaceae)" accepted in Molecular Ecology.
- New group member: Oriane Loiseau
June 1st 2014: Oriane Loiseau is starting her PhD on a project looking at the radiation of plant groups in the Neotropics.
- Biogeography of clownfish
May 26th 2014: Paper by Litsios et al. "The radiation of the clownfishes has two geographical replicates" accepted in Journal of Biogeography.
- Models of codon evolution
May 23rd 2014: Paper by Zaheri et al "A generalized mechanistic codon model" accepted in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
- Systematic Biology cover image
Apr 16th 2014: Our paper (Silvestro et al. 2014) on fossil rates of diversification is making the cover of the new issue of Systematic Biology!