Michael E. Alfaro

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

Parents

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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

Children

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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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Ghezelayagh A, Harrington RC, Burress ED, et al. (2022) Prolonged morphological expansion of spiny-rayed fishes following the end-Cretaceous. Nature Ecology & Evolution
Melo BF, Sidlauskas BL, Near TJ, et al. (2021) Accelerated Diversification Explains the Exceptional Species Richness of Tropical Characoid Fishes. Systematic Biology
Campbell MA, Buser TJ, Alfaro ME, et al. (2020) Addressing incomplete lineage sorting and paralogy in the inference of uncertain salmonid phylogenetic relationships. Peerj. 8: e9389
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
Faircloth BC, Alda F, Hoekzema K, et al. (2020) A Target Enrichment Bait Set for Studying Relationships among Ostariophysan Fishes Copeia. 108: 47
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
Alfaro ME, Karan E, Schwartz ST, et al. (2019) The Evolution of Color Pattern in Butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae). Integrative and Comparative Biology
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