2/24/19: New paper on Anole phylogeography

Ian has a new paper on statistical phylogeography of the Anolis sericeus complex in Central America with collaborators Levi Gray, Anthony Barley, Steve Poe, Bob Thomson, and Adrian Nieto-Montes de Oca. This paper comprises the final chapter in Levi’s Ph.D. dissertation and is now published in Molecular Ecology.

32. Gray L.N., Barley A.J., Poe S., Thomson R.C.,
Nieto-Montes de Oca A., and Wang I.J. (2019) Phylogeography of a widespread lizard complex reflects patterns of both geographic and ecological isolation. Molecular Ecology, 28: 644-657.

11/30/18: Mike’s paper on anole claw morphology accepted at Evolution!

Mike’s paper on phenotypic integration in claw and toepad traits in anoles was just accepted for publication in Evolution.  Mike assembled a massive dataset, with hundreds of specimens from dozens of species of Greater Antillean Anolis lizards, and performed a sophisticated phylogenetic and morphometric analyses that received overwhelmingly positive reviews.  This paper will be the first chapter of his dissertation, with more exciting projects to come!

Yuan M.L., Wake M.H., and Wang I.J. (accepted) Phenotypic integration between claw and toepad traits promotes microhabitat specialization in the Anolis adaptive radiation. Evolution.

9/2/18: New paper on fine-scale genetic structure in fire salamanders

With colleagues Andre Lourenco, Bernardo Antunes, and Guillermo Velo-Anton, Ian has a new paper out on “Fine-scale genetic structure in a salamander with two reproductive modes: Does reproductive mode affect dispersal?” in Evolutionary Ecology.  This paper explores whether populations of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) with different reproductive modes (larviparous vs. pueriparous) exhibit differences in patterns of dispersal and genetic structure over very fine spatial scales.