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Parsimony Analysis in Historical Biogeography and Coevolution: Methodological and Theoretical Update
A unified methodology for parsimony analysis in studies of the co-speciation of clades that co-occur in ecological associations is presented.It incorporates two methodological prescriptions proposedExpand
A macroevolutionary mosaic: episodic host-switching, geographical colonization and diversification in complex host-parasite systems
This paper reviews and synthesizes literature that focuses on phylogenetic analyses and reciprocal mapping of a model system of hosts and their parasites to determine patterns of host–parasite associations and geographical distributions through time to integrate ecological fitting and taxon pulse hypothesis into a coherent null model. Expand
Phylogeny of the orders of the Eucestoda (Cercomeromorphae) based on comparative morphology: historical perspectives and a new working hypothesis.
The MPT was found to be the most efficient hypothesis for describing character evolution and in specifying relationships among the orders when compared to those concepts that had been developed for the tapeworms over the past century. Expand
The Nature of Diversity: An Evolutionary Voyage of Discovery
It is argued that it is impossible to comprehend the nature of life on earth unless evolution - the history of organisms - is restored to a central position in research and how the phylogenetic approach can be integrated with ecological and behavioral studies to produce a richer and more complete picture of evolution. Expand
How to do BPA, really
BPA, as fully implemented, is capable of accounting for the complexity of speciation, dispersal and extinction events in a historical biogeographic context without removing or modifying input data from basic phylogenies, so long as at least three clades are analysed simultaneously to provide a distinction between general and special distribution elements. Expand
Hennig's Parasitological Method: A Proposed Solution
Evaluation of two models of coevolution, a "vicariance" model and the "resource-tracking" model, indicates that the latter cannot be extrapolated successfully to explain congruent phylogenetic differentiation of hosts and parasites and that the former model represents the general pattern of natural relationships among hosts and parasite. Expand
Testing the Context and Extent of Host-Parasite Coevolution
Historically, parasites have often been studied in an attempt to elucidate aspects of host paleobiology (phylogeny or biogeography), but the general conclusions have been the same whether one takes the host's view or the parasite's view, namely that host and parasite phylogenies and geographical distributions are highly correlated. Expand
The Phylogenetic Perspective. (Book Reviews: Phylogeny, Ecology, and Behavior. A Research Program in Comparative Biology.)
This book is well-written and thought-provoking, and should be read by those of us who do not routinely turn to phylogenetic analysis when investigating adaptation, evolutionary ecology and co-evolution. Expand