Michael E. Alfaro

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 
biomechanics, evolution of ideas
"Michael Alfaro"
Cross-listing: Biomechanics Tree - BME Tree


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Mark W. Westneat grad student 2000 Chicago
 (Systematics and the evolution of prey capture in thamnophiine snakes.)
Peter C. Wainwright post-doc 2001-2003 UC Davis


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Elizabeth Karan grad student 2017- UCLA (Biomechanics Tree)
Hugo Alamillo grad student 2010 WSU
Barbara Lee Banbury grad student 2010 WSU
Laura Sorenson grad student 2014 UCLA
Princess Scheran Gilbert grad student 2016 UCLA
Janet C Buckner grad student 2017 UCLA
Jonathan Chang grad student 2011-2017 UCLA (Biomechanics Tree)
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Melo BF, Sidlauskas BL, Near TJ, et al. (2021) Accelerated Diversification Explains the Exceptional Species Richness of Tropical Characoid Fishes. Systematic Biology
Stiller J, da Fonseca RR, Alfaro ME, et al. (2020) Using UCEs to track the influence of sea-level change on leafy seadragon populations. Molecular Ecology
Tyler McCraney W, Thacker CE, Alfaro ME. (2020) Supermatrix phylogeny resolves goby lineages and reveals unstable root of Gobiaria. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 106862
Ochoa LE, Datovo A, DoNascimiento C, et al. (2020) Phylogenomic analysis of trichomycterid catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) inferred from ultraconserved elements. Scientific Reports. 10: 2697
Gjesfjeld E, Silvestro D, Chang J, et al. (2020) A quantitative workflow for modeling diversification in material culture. Plos One. 15: e0227579
Chang J, Rabosky DL, Alfaro ME. (2019) Estimating diversification rates on incompletely-sampled phylogenies: theoretical concerns and practical solutions. Systematic Biology
Friedman M, Feilich KL, Beckett HT, et al. (2019) A phylogenomic framework for pelagiarian fishes (Acanthomorpha: Percomorpha) highlights mosaic radiation in the open ocean. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 286: 20191502
Hulsey CD, Alfaro ME, Zheng J, et al. (2019) Pleiotropic jaw morphology links the evolution of mechanical modularity and functional feeding convergence in Lake Malawi cichlids. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 286: 20182358
Roxo FF, Ochoa LE, Sabaj MH, et al. (2019) Phylogenomic reappraisal of the Neotropical catfish family Loricariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) using ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Burin G, Alencar LRV, Chang J, et al. (2019) How Well Can We Estimate Diversity Dynamics for Clades in Diversity Decline? Systematic Biology. 68: 47-62
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