• O'Meara Lab, U. of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville, United States of America
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Evolutionary Ecology, Evolutionary Theory, Macroevolution, Molecular Evolution, Morphological Evolution, Phylogenetics / Phylogenomics, Phylogeography & Biogeography, Speciation, Systematics / Taxonomy
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Associate Prof at U Tennessee, Knoxville in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology PhD in Population Biology at UC Davis BA magna cum laude with highest honors in Biology, Harvard University

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Testing host-plant driven speciation in phytophagous insects : a phylogenetic perspective
Emmanuelle Jousselin, Marianne Elias

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Phylogenetic approaches for reconstructing macroevolutionary scenarios of phytophagous insect diversification

Plant-animal interactions have long been identified as a major driving force in evolution. However, only in the last two decades have rigorous macroevolutionary studies of the topic been made possible, thanks to the increasing availability of densely sampled molecular phylogenies and the substantial development of comparative methods. In this extensive and thoughtful perspective [1], Jousselin and Elias thoroughly review current hypotheses, data, and available macroevolutionary methods to unders...