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.
- 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!
- Specialisation trade-offs in Clownfish
Feb 27th 2014: Paper by Litsios et al. "Host specialist clownfish are environmental niche generalist" accepted in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
- Extinction rates in Polygonaceae
Feb 26th 2014: Paper by Kostikova et al. "The Role of climatic tolerances and seed traits in reduced extinction rates of temperate Polygonaceae" accepted in Evolution.
- Diversification in fossil data
Feb 4th 2014: Paper by Silvestro et al. "Bayesian estimation of speciation and extinction from incomplete fossil occurrence data" accepted in Systematic Biology.
- Coevolution and phylogeny
Jan 3rd 2014: Paper by Dib et al. "Evolutionary footprint of coevolving positions in genes" accepted in Bioinformatics.
- Scale and adaptive evolution
Dec 30th 2013: Paper by Kostikova et al. "Scale-dependent adaptive evolution and morphological convergence to climatic niche in Californian eriogonoids (Polygonaceae)" accepted in Journal of Biogeography.