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Quantitative Phylogenetics

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Quantitative phylogenetics deals with the reconstruction of evolutionary relationships between species using morphological or molecular data. There exists a multitude of quantitative methods for phylogenetic reconstruction. These methods are applied to phylogenetic analysis with the goal to assemble a phylogenetic tree representing a hypothesis about evolutionary ancestry of a set of genes, species or other taxa.

Researcher Department Research Interests
 photo. Jessica Budke
Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyEvolutionary developmental biology, maternal effects, structure-function relationships, systematics, botany, bryology (mosses), natural history collections
 photo. Elizabeth Derryberry
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Behavioral and cultural evolution
 photo. James Fordyce
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary ecology, plant-insect interactions
S. Gavrilets. Sergey Gavrilets
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Mathematics Theoretical evolutionary biology, social and evolutionary dynamics
B. O'Meara. Brian O'Meara
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Phylogenetics, macroevolution
 photo. Joe Williams
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Plant evolutionary biology

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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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