Benjamin Drinkwater

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Cophylogeny mapping is used to uncover deep coevolutionary associations between two or more phylogenetic histories at a macro coevolutionary scale. As cophylogeny mapping is NP-Hard, this technique relies heavily on heuristics to solve all but the most trivial cases. One notable approach utilises a metaheuristic to search only a subset of the exponential(More)
A popular method for coevolutionary inference is cophylogenetic reconstruction where the branch length of the phylogenies have been previously derived. This approach, unlike the more generalized reconstruction techniques that are NP-Hard, can reconcile the shared evolutionary history of a pair of phylogenetic trees in polynomial time. This approach, while(More)
The topology or shape of evolutionary trees and their unbalanced nature has been a long standing area of interest in the field of phylogenetics. Coevolutionary analysis, which considers the evolutionary relationships between a pair of phylogenetic trees, has to date not considered leveraging this unbalanced nature as a means to reduce the complexity of(More)
WiSPA: A new approach for dealing with widespread parasitism Abstract.— Traditionally, studies of coevolving systems have considered cases where a parasite may inhabit only a single host. The case where a parasite may infect many hosts, widespread parasitism, has until recently gained little traction. This is due in part to the computational complexity(More)
Recent coevolutionary analysis has considered tree topology as a means to reduce the asymptotic complexity associated with inferring the complex coevolutionary interrelationships that arise between phylogenetic trees. Targeted algorithmic design for specific tree topologies has to date been highly successful, with one recent formulation providing a(More)
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