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Examples of dissertations from the Hillis-Bull lab in the area of Phylogenetics

Dissertations since late 1995 available as pdf's

Earlier dissertaions are available from the UT libraries

(see also dissertaions in the areas of Evolutionary Processes, Experimental Evolution, and Computational Biology)


Recent dissertations in the area of phylogenetics from the lab:

Rafael de Sá (Ph.D., 1991: Analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of the frog genus Silurana: Integration of ribosomal DNA and morphology) DISS 1991 D45 PCL Stacks 5K

Ernesto Weil Machado (Ph.D., 1992: Genetic and morphological variation in Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Porites (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) across the Isthmus of Panama) DISS 1992 W429 PCL Stacks 5K

Michael Dixon (Ph.D., 1993: Ribosomal RNA as a phylogenetic tool : history, secondary structure and application to parrot evolution) DISS 1994 D645 PCL Stacks 5K

Loren Ammerman (Ph.D., 1993: Examination of the relationships of Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera based on mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences) DISS 1993 D645 PCL Stacks 5K

Tod Reeder (Ph.D., 1993: Evolution of the lizard family Phrynosomatidae as inferred from diverse types of data) DISS 1993 R2574 PCL Stacks 5K

Ken Halanych (Ph.D., 1994: The convergence of suspension feeding apparatuses in Lophophorates and Pterobranch hemichordates: A phylogenetic analysis using ribosomal gene sequence data) DISS 1994 H128 PCL Stacks 5K

John Huelsenbeck (Ph.D., 1995: The statistical properties of phylogenetic methods). DISS 1995 H871 PCL Stacks 5K

John Wiens (Ph.D., 1995: Phylogeny of the lizard genus Sceloporus : Systematics, evolutionary morphology, and evaluation of phylogenetic approaches.) DISS 1995 W636 PCL Stacks 5K

Paul Chippindale (Ph.D., 1995: Evolution, phylogeny, biogeography, and taxonomy of central Texas spring and cave salamanders, Eurycea and Typhlomolge (Plethodontidae: Hemidactyliini)) (pdf, 11.6 MB)

Barbara Mable (Ph.D., 1996: Evolution of polyploidy on two continents : Phylogenetic resolution and implications.) (pdf, 7.8 MB)

Jim McGuire (Ph.D. 1998: Phylogenetic systematics, scaling relationships, and the evolution of gliding performance in flying lizards (genus Draco)) (pdf, 10.8 MB)

Kelly Agnew (Ph.D., 1999: Butterfly oviposition behavior, pika biogeography, and lentiviral sequence evolution) (pdf, 6.6 MB)

Steve Poe (Ph.D., 2000: Phylogeny of anoles) (pdf, 13.7 MB)

Laurie Dries (Ph.D., 2000: The evolutionary persistence of the gynogenetic Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa) (pdf, 7.4 MB)

Mark Holder (Ph.D., 2001: Using a complex model of sequence evolution to evaluate and improve phylogenetic methods) (pdf, 3 MB)

Jay Reichman (Ph.D., 2002: Characterization and evolution of peridinin-chlorophyll a binding protein gene families in symbiotic dinoflagellates) (pdf, 13.6 MB)

Rafe Brown (Ph.D., 2004: Evolution of ecomorphological variation and acoustic diversity in mate-recognition signals of Southeast Asian forest frogs (subfamily Platymantinae)) (pdf, 7.7 MB)

Alisha Holloway (Ph.D., 2004: Polyploid origins, experimental evolution of gene duplicates, and duplication and divergence of reproductive genes) (pdf, 1.4 MB)

Jean Krejca (Ph.D., 2005: Stygobite phylogenetics as a tool for determining aquifer evolution) (pdf, 1.3 MB)

Derrick Zwickl (Ph.D., 2006: Genetic algorithm approaches for the phylogenetic analysis of large biological sequence datasets under the maximum likelihood criterion) (pdf, 3.3 MB)

Alan Lemmon (Ph.D., 2007: Analytical, computational, and statistical approaches to studying speciation) (pdf, 4.0 MB)

Emily Moriarty Lemmon (Ph.D., 2007: Patterns and processes of speciation in North American chorus frogs (Pseudacris)) (pdf, 11.1 MB)

Amy Bickham Baird (Ph.D., 2007: Comparison of phylogenies derived from multiple linkage groups: A test of chromosomal speciation in Rhogeessa) (pdf, 1.1 MB)

Tracy A. Heath (Ph.D., 2008: Understanding the importance of taxonomic sampling for large-scale phylogenetic analyses by simulating evolutionary processes under complex models) (pdf. 1.7 MB)

Gregory B. Pauly (Ph.D., 2008: Phylogenetic Systematics, Historical Biogeography, and the Evolution of
Vocalizations in Nearctic Toads (Bufo)) (pdf, 4.6 MB)

Shannon M. Hedtke (Ph.D. 2009: Origin and Maintenance of Androgenesis: Male Asexual Reproduction in the Clam Genus Corbicula) (pdf, 15.7 MB)

Jeremy M. Brown (Ph.D. 2009: Improving the Accuracy and Realism of Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis) (pdf, 3.6 MB)

Rebecca E. Symula (Ph.D. 2009: Evolutionary and Ecological Influences on Color Pattern Variation in the Australian Common Froglet, Crinia signifera) (pdf, 6.5 MB)

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