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Parsimony Analysis in Historical Biogeography and Coevolution: Methodological and Theoretical Update
- D. Brooks
- 1 March 1990
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 proposed…
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.
Phylogeny of the orders of the Eucestoda (Cercomeromorphae) based on comparative morphology: historical perspectives and a new working hypothesis.
- E. Hoberg, J. Mariaux, J. Justine, D. Brooks, P. Weekes
- BiologyThe Journal of parasitology
- 1 December 1997
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.
Parascript: Parasites and the Language of Evolution
How specialists can be generalists: resolving the “parasite paradox” and implications for emerging infectious disease
It is concluded that taxon pulses, driven by climate change and large-scale ecological perturbation are drivers of biotic mixing and resultant ecological fitting, which leads to increased rates of rapid host switching, including the agents of Emerging Infectious Disease.
Hennig's Parasitological Method: A Proposed Solution
- D. Brooks
- 1 September 1981
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.
Parascript: Parasites and the Language of Evolution,
The basic theme of this book is that parasites are not different from free-living organisms in their evo? lutionary biology. As a first step, phylogenetic rela? tionships among taxa within groups of…
Testing the Context and Extent of Host-Parasite Coevolution
- D. Brooks
- 1 September 1979
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.
Phylogenetic analysis of the Digenea (Platyhelminthes: Cercomeria) with comments on their adaptive radiation
The combination of larval and adult congruence in the absence of recapitulation, low levels of parallel evolution in morphology, and ecological diversification lagging far behind morphological change discounts traditional notions of adaptive radiations are considered.
Evolution in action: climate change, biodiversity dynamics and emerging infectious disease
- E. Hoberg, D. Brooks
- Biology, Environmental SciencePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 5 April 2015
Ecological Fitting (EF) provides many opportunities for rapid host switching in changing environments, without the evolution of novel host-utilization capabilities, which fuel the expansion phase of the Oscillation Hypothesis of host range and speciation and the generation of novel combinations of interacting species within the Geographic Mosaic Theory of Coevolution.