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Brian C. O'Meara

http://www.brianomeara.info

865-974-2804

Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Research

I address questions in evolutionary biology through development, implementation, and application of new phylogenetic methods. These include approaches for examining the process of continuous trait evolution (rate, optimal values, and other factors), species delimitation, phylogeography, diversification analyses, biogeography, and more. I also collaborate extensively with empiricists, including some of my own students.

Summary

Publications 32 journal articles, including Science, Nature, Ann. Rev Ecology, Evolution & Systematics, Systematic Biology, Evolution, etc.
Teaching Approximately 4 courses per year on average, ranging from large introductory biology courses to small graduate seminars
Mentoring 4 PhD students, 12 postdocs, and served on 26 graduate student committees
Service/Outreach Darwin Day TN advisor, co-organizer of women in science symposium, workshops, and other activities, co-organizer for scientific meetings, curator of R phylogenetics task view, instructor at workshops in Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil, and various US locations (Ohio, TN, NC)
Leadership Associate Head for Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2016-present; Associate Director for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, 2016-present; Communications Director for the Society of Systematic Biologists, 2016-present; Society of Systematic Biologists Council, 2012-2014; iEvoBio co-organizer, 2014-2016.
Funding $2.51M in external support, including 5 NSF grants (including a CAREER grant) plus funding from iPlant and Encyclopedia of Life
Altmetrics Number of citations = 2316; h-index = 18; 60 public github repos; Erdos number = 4; papers have been saved times in reference manager Mendeley, have been tweeted about 663 times, and have been mentioned 30 times in the news

Education

University of California Davis: PhD (2008) in Population Biology

Harvard University: Bachelor (magna cum laude), with highest honors in Biology (2001)

Employment

2016-Present: Associate Head, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2016-Present: Associate Director, Dept. of National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2015-Present: Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2009-2015: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2007-2009: Postdoc, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC

Publications: Papers

According to Google Scholar, my work has been cited 2316 times, and my h-index is 18. (Google Scholar tends to overestimate citations, however).

Schwery, O. and B. C. O'Meara (2016). “ MonoPhy : a simple R package to find and visualize monophyly issues ”. In: PeerJ Computer Science 2, p. e56.

O'Meara, B. C, S. D. Smith, W. S. Armbruster, L. D. Harder, C. R. Hardy, L. C. Hileman, L. Hufford, A. Litt, S. Magallon, S. A. Smith, P. F. Stevens, C. B. Fenster and P. K. Diggle (2016). “Non-equilibrium dynamics and floral trait interactions shape extant angiosperm diversity”. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 283.1830.

O'Meara, B. C. and J. M. Beaulieu (2016). “Past, future, and present of state-dependent models of diversification”. In: American Journal of Botany. 10.3732/ajb.1600012.

Beaulieu, J. and B. O'Meara (2016). “Detecting hidden diversification shifts in models of trait-dependent speciation and extinction”. In: Systematic Biology 65.4, pp. 583-601.

Zanne, A, D. Tank, W. Cornwell, J. Eastman, S. Smith, R. Fitzjohn, D. McGlinn, B. O'Meara, A. Moles, P. Reich, D. Royer, D. Soltis, P. Stevens, M. Westoby, I. Wright, L. Aarssen, R. Bertin, A. Calaminus, R. Govaerts, F. Hemmings, M. Leishman, J. Oleksyn, P. Soltis, N. Swenson, L. Warman and J. Beaulieu (2015a). “Zanne et al. reply”. In: Nature 521.7552, pp. E6-E7.

Zanne, A, D. Tank, W. Cornwell, J. Eastman, S. Smith, R. Fitzjohn, D. McGlinn, B. O'Meara, A. Moles, P. Reich, D. Royer, D. Soltis, P. Stevens, M. Westoby, I. Wright, L. Aarssen, R. Bertin, A. Calaminus, R. Govaerts, F. Hemmings, M. Leishman, J. Oleksyn, P. Soltis, N. Swenson, L. Warman and J. Beaulieu (2015b). “Erratum: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments (Nature (2014) 506 (89-92) (Doi:10.1038/nature12872))”. In: Nature 521.7552.

O'Meara, B, K. Graham, S. Pellis and G. Burghardt (2015). “Evolutionary models for the retention of adult?adult social play in primates: The roles of diet and other factors associated with resource acquisition”. In: Adaptive Behavior 23.6, pp. 381-391.

Beaulieu, J, B. O'Meara, P. Crane and M. Donoghue (2015). “Heterogeneous rates of molecular evolution and diversification could explain the triassic age estimate for angiosperms”. In: Systematic Biology 64.5, pp. 869-878.

Beaulieu, J. and B. O'Meara (2015). “Extinction can be estimated from moderately sized molecular phylogenies”. In: Evolution 69.4, pp. 1036-1043.

Aldrovandi, M, J. Johnson, B. O'Meara, R. Petersen and K. Hughes (2015). “The Xeromphalina campanella/kauffmanii complex: Species delineation and biogeographical patterns of speciation”. In: Mycologia 107.6, pp. 1270-1284.

Zanne, A, D. Tank, W. Cornwell, J. Eastman, S. Smith, R. FitzJohn, D. McGlinn, B. O'Meara, A. Moles, P. Reich, D. Royer, D. Soltis, P. Stevens, M. Westoby, I. Wright, L. Aarssen, R. Bertin, A. Calaminus, R. Govaerts, F. Hemmings, M. Leishman, J. Oleksyn, P. Soltis, N. Swenson, L. Warman and J. Beaulieu (2014). “Erratum: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments (Nature (2014) 506 (89-92) DOI:10.1038/nature12872)”. In: Nature 514.7522.

Zanne, A, D. Tank, W. Cornwell, J. Eastman, S. Smith, R. Fitzjohn, D. McGlinn, B. O'Meara, A. Moles, P. Reich, D. Royer, D. Soltis, P. Stevens, M. Westoby, I. Wright, L. Aarssen, R. Bertin, A. Calaminus, R. Govaerts, F. Hemmings, M. Leishman, J. Oleksyn, P. Soltis, N. Swenson, L. Warman and J. Beaulieu (2014). “Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments”. In: Nature 506.7486, pp. 89-92.

Williams, J, M. Taylor and B. O'Meara (2014). “Repeated evolution of tricellular (and bicellular) pollen”. In: American Journal of Botany 101.4, pp. 559-571.

Jhwueng, D, S. Huzurbazar, B. O'Meara and L. Liu (2014). “Investigating the performance of AIC in selecting phylogenetic models”. In: Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology 13.4, pp. 459-475.

Cornwell, W, M. Westoby, D. Falster, R. Fitzjohn, B. O'Meara, M. Pennell, D. McGlinn, J. Eastman, A. Moles, P. Reich, D. Tank, I. Wright, L. Aarssen, J. Beaulieu, R. Kooyman, M. Leishman, E. Miller, U. Niinemets, J. Oleksyn, A. Ordonez, D. Royer, S. Smith, P. Stevens, L. Warman, P. Wilf and A. Zanne (2014). “Functional distinctiveness of major plant lineages”. In: Journal of Ecology 102.2, pp. 345-356.

Banbury, B. and B. O'Meara (2014). “Reol: R interface to the encyclopedia of life”. In: Ecology and Evolution 4.12, pp. 2577-2583.

Stoltzfus, A, H. Lapp, N. Matasci, H. Deus, B. Sidlauskas, C. Zmasek, G. Vaidya, E. Pontelli, K. Cranston, R. Vos, C. Webb, L. Harmon, M. Pirrung, B. O'Meara, M. Pennell, S. Mirarab, M. Rosenberg, J. Balhoff, H. Bik, T. Heath, P. Midford, J. Brown, E. McTavish, J. Sukumaran, M. Westneat, M. Alfaro, A. Steele and G. Jordan (2013). “Phylotastic! Making tree-of-life knowledge accessible, reusable and convenient”. In: BMC Bioinformatics 14.

Soltis, D, M. Mort, M. Latvis, E. Mavrodiev, B. O'Meara, P. Soltis, J. Burleigh and R. De Casas (2013). “Phylogenetic relationships and character evolution analysis of Saxifragales using a supermatrix approach”. In: American Journal of Botany 100.5, pp. 916-929.

Darrin Hulsey, C, B. Keck, H. Alamillo and B. O'Meara (2013). “Mitochondrial genome primers for Lake Malawi cichlids”. In: Molecular Ecology Resources 13.3, pp. 347-353.

Beaulieu, J, B. O'Meara and M. Donoghue (2013). “Identifying hidden rate changes in the evolution of a binary morphological character: The evolution of plant habit in campanulid angiosperms”. In: Systematic Biology 62.5, pp. 725-737.

Stoltzfus, A, B. O'Meara, J. Whitacre, R. Mounce, E. Gillespie, S. Kumar, D. Rosauer and R. Vos (2012). “Sharing and re-use of phylogenetic trees (and associated data) to facilitate synthesis”. In: BMC Research Notes 5.

Smith, S. and B. O'Meara (2012). “TreePL: Divergence time estimation using penalized likelihood for large phylogenies”. In: Bioinformatics 28.20, pp. 2689-2690.

Beaulieu, J, D. Jhwueng, C. Boettiger and B. O'Meara (2012). “Modeling stabilizing selection: Expanding the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck model of adaptive evolution”. In: Evolution 66.8, pp. 2369-2383.

Stack, J, L. Harmon and B. O'Meara (2011a). “RBrownie: An R package for testing hypotheses about rates of evolutionary change”. In: Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2.6, pp. 660-662.

Stack, J. C, L. J. Harmon and B. O'Meara (2011b). “RBrownie: an R package for testing hypotheses about rates of evolutionary change”. In: Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2.6, pp. 660-662.

Goff, S, M. Vaughn, S. McKay, E. Lyons, A. Stapleton, D. Gessler, N. Matasci, L. Wang, M. Hanlon, A. Lenards, A. Muir, N. Merchant, S. Lowry, S. Mock, M. Helmke, A. Kubach, M. Narro, N. Hopkins, D. Micklos, U. Hilgert, M. Gonzales, C. Jordan, E. Skidmore, R. Dooley, J. Cazes, R. McLay, Z. Lu, S. Pasternak, L. Koesterke, W. Piel, R. Grene, C. Noutsos, K. Gendler, X. Feng, C. Tang, M. Lent, S. Kim, K. Kvilekval, B. Manjunath, V. Tannen, A. Stamatakis, M. Sanderson, S. Welch, K. Cranston, P. Soltis, D. Soltis, B. O'Meara, C. Ane, T. Brutnell, D. Kleibenstein, J. White, J. Leebens-Mack, M. Donoghue, E. Spalding, T. Vision, C. Myers, D. Lowenthal, B. Enquist, B. Boyle, A. Akoglu, G. Andrews, S. Ram, D. Ware, L. Stein and D. Stanzione (2011). “The iPlant collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for plant biology”. In: Frontiers in Plant Science 2.JUL.

Abercrombie, J, B. O'Meara, A. Moffatt and J. Williams (2011). “Developmental evolution of flowering plant pollen tube cell walls: Callose synthase (CalS) gene expression patterns”. In: EvoDevo 2.1.

O'Meara, B. (2010). “New heuristic methods for joint species delimitation and species tree inference”. In: Systematic Biology 59.1, pp. 59-73.

Collar, D, J. Schulte, B. O'Meara and J. Losos (2010). “Habitat use affects morphological diversification in dragon lizards”. In: Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23.5, pp. 1033-1049.

Smith, S. and B. O'Meara (2009). “Morphogenera, monophyly, and macroevolution”. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106.36.

Collar, D, B. O'Meara, P. Wainwright and T. Near (2009). “Piscivory limits diversification of feeding morphology in centrarchid fishes”. In: Evolution 63.6, pp. 1557-1573.

O'Meara, B, A. Cécile, M. Sanderson and P. Wainwright (2006). “Testing for different rates of continuous trait evolution using likelihood”. In: Evolution 60.5, pp. 922-923.

Driskell, A, C. Ané, J. Burleig, M. McMahon, B. O'Meara and M. Sanderson (2004). “Prospects for building the tree of life from large sequence databases”. In: Science 306.5699, pp. 1172-1174.

Farrell, B, A. Sequeira, B. O'Meara, B. Normark, J. Chung and B. Jordal (2001). “The evolution of agriculture in beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae and Platypodinae)”. In: Evolution 55.10, pp. 2011-2027.

Publications: Books or Book Chapters

O'Meara, B. and J. Beaulieu (2014). “Modelling stabilizing selection: The attraction of ornstein-uhlenbeck models”. In: Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology, pp. 381-393.

Beaulieu, J. and B. O'Meara (2014). “Hidden markov models for studying the evolution of binary morphological characters”. In: Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology, pp. 395-408.

O'Meara, B. (2012). “Evolutionary inferences from phylogenies: A review of methods”. In: Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 43, pp. 267-285.

Teaching

University Courses

I created a course on macroevolution targeted at upper level undergraduate and graduate students: we cover diversification, symbiosis, game theory, and more. I have also taught large introductory courses and small discussion seminars. In Spring 2016, as part of an NSF CAREER grant, I started a mixed online and in person course on phylogenetic methods. It is being revised to be taught again in Spring 2017. Note that the "HOFF joint lab group discussion" was a collaborative lab group meeting of the Hulsey-O'Meara-Fordyce-Fitzpatrick labs.

Year Semester Course Number Topic Enrollment Percent Effort
2017 Spring EEB603 PhyloMeth 6 100
2017 Spring EEB504 PhyloMeth 2 100
2016 Fall EEB464 Macroevolution 28 100
2016 Spring Biology150 Introductory biology 235 100
2016 Spring EEB603 PhyloMeth 9 enrolled, plus dozens online 100
2015 Fall EEB464 Macroevolution 27 100
2015 Fall EEB607 Phyloseminar discussion 10 100
2015 Spring EEB602 Phyloseminar discussion 13 100
2015 Spring EEB607 HOFF joint lab group discussion 8 100
2014 Fall EEB464 Macroevolution 28 100
2014 Fall EEB504 HOFF joint lab group discussion 9 33
2014 Fall EEB511 Graduate student core 12 50
2014 Fall EEB607 Phyloseminar discussion 15 100
2014 Spring Biology130 Introductory biology 94 100
2014 Spring EEB602 Phyloseminar discussion 24 100
2014 Spring EEB607 HOFF joint lab group discussion 6 25
2013 Fall EEB464 Macroevolution 30 100
2013 Fall EEB504 HOFF joint lab group discussion 11 25
2013 Fall EEB511 Graduate student core 19 33
2013 Spring EEB607 HOFF joint lab group discussion 8 25
2012 Fall EEB464 Macroevolution 22 100
2012 Fall EEB504 HOFF joint lab group discussion 5 25
2012 Fall EEB511 Graduate student core 14 13
2012 Spring Biology130 Introductory biology 206 100
2011 Fall EEB464 Macroevolution 24 100
2011 Fall EEB504 HOFF joint lab group discussion 7 25
2011 Fall EEB503 EEB departmental seminar 44 100
2011 Fall EEB511 Graduate student core 12 13
2011 Spring EEB503 EEB departmental seminar 35 100
2011 Spring EEB607 Speciation discussion 9 100
2010 Fall EEB511 Graduate student core 8 13
2010 Spring EEB607 Speciation discussion 13 100
2010 Spring EEB409 Macroevolution 13 100

Workshops

I organize and/or participate in numerous workshops or tutorials.

Year Location Topic Role
2017 Baton Rouge, LA PHRAPL Organizer/instructor
2016 Knoxville, TN Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics workshop at NIMBioS Instructor
2015 Ann Arbor, MI Comparative methods in R, SSB satellite meeting Organizer/instructor
2015 Knoxville, TN Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics workshop at NIMBioS Instructor
2015 Guaruja, Brazil SSB-sponsored phylogeography workshop at Evolution meetings Instructor
2014 Knoxville, TN Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics workshop at NIMBioS Instructor
2014 Knoxville, TN Computing in the Cloud NIMBioS Tutorial Co-organizer/instructor
2014 Columbus, OH PHRAPL workshop Co-organizer/Instructor
2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Markov processes in phylogenetics Instructor
2013 Vienna, Austria eFlower Summer School Remote instructor
2013 Knoxville, TN Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics workshop at NESCent Instructor
2010 Knoxville, TN Fast, Free Phylogenies: HPC for Phylogenetics NIMBioS Tutorial Organizer/instructor
2010 Gothenberg, Sweden Species delimitation Remote instructor
2008 Durham, NC Computational phyloinformatics at NESCent Instructor
2008 Bodega Bay, CA Bodega Bay Workshop in Applied Phylogenetics Instructor
2007 Bodega Bay, CA Bodega Bay Workshop in Applied Phylogenetics Instructor
2007 Davis, CA Paleontology and its relevance to neontologists Instructor
2006 Bodega Bay, CA Bodega Bay Workshop in Applied Phylogenetics Instructor
2006 Davis, CA Model selection workshop Organizer
2005 Bodega Bay, CA Bodega Bay Workshop in Applied Phylogenetics Instructor

Funding

This is all in addition to other funding my students have gotten (NSF EAPSI grant, fellowships from NIMBioS and PEER (an NIH-funded program at UTK), Google Summer of Code funding), funding for workshops or working groups (from NIMBioS and the Society for Systematic Biologists), and funding I got before my faculty position (NESCent postdoctoral fellowship, NSF DDIG, NSF GRF, and various internal grants at UC Davis). Total external funding, so far, as a faculty member is $2,508,362.

Year Title Funder Amount
2015 CAREER: Reducing barriers for comparative methods (PI) NSF $738,000
2015 Collaborative Research: ABI Development: An open infrastructure to disseminate phylogenetic knowledge NSF $148,101
2014 Population genetics-based codon models NSF $470,000
2013 R interface to Encyclopedia of Life (Rubenstein Fellowship) Encyclopedia of Life $50,000
2013 Collaborative Research: Phylogeographic Inference Using Approximated Likelihoods NSF $340,000
2012 rPlant iPlant $98,252
2012 Historical naming traditions and cryptic speciation bias biodiversity estimates in transatlantic agaric fungi NSF $393,074
2011 iPlant: Trait evolution group, year 2 iPlant $138,590
2010 iPlant: Trait evolution group, year 1 iPlant $132,345

Presentations

Bold indicates presentation was delivered by me; otherwise, I was a coauthor. Also see various workshops under teaching.

March 2017: Invited talk on three projects at U. of Idaho, Moscow

September 2016: Symposium talk on Approximate Bayesian computation for trait evolution on phylogenies at Geological Society of America annual meeting.

August 2016: Talk on linking leaf spectra to phylogenies at Ecological Society of America 2016 annual meeting. Jose Eduardo Meireles, Brian O’Meara, Anna Schweiger, Aditya Singh, Phil Townsend, Susan Ustin, Michael Schaepman, Franziska Schrodt, John Gamon and Jeannine Cavender-Bares. Linking leaf spectra to phylogenies.

September 2015: Talk on heterogeneity at Texas A&M

June 2014: Talk on floral evolution at Evolution 2014 meeting; co-lead author was Stacey Smith, coauthors were W SArmbruster, L Harder, C Hardy, L Hileman, L Hufford, A Litt, S Magallon, S Smith, P Stevens, C Fenster, P Diggle.

June 2014: Talk on phylogeography at Evolution 2014 meeting; lead author and speaker was Nathan Jackson, other authors were A. Garcia, B. Carstens, and B. O’Meara.

June 2014: Talk on biogeography at Evolution 2014; lead author and speaker was Katie Massana (grad student), coauthors were J. Beaulieu, B. O’Meara, and N. Matzke.

June 2014: Talk on Hawaiian island plant immigration at Evolution 2014; lead author and speaker was Jeremy Beaulieu, coauthor was Brian O’Meara.

May 2014: Smithsonian Phylopizza

June, 2013: Symposium talk on species delimitation, Evolution meetings

Aug. 2012: Invited talk on comparative methods, Institute of Bioinformatics, U. of Georgia

June, 2012: Symposium talk on ABC and comparative methods, Evolution meetings

March, 2011: Phyloseminar talk on ABC and comparative methods. Apple Keynote and PDF.

May, 2010: Talk on phylogenetics and iPToL at iPlant meeting in Las Vegas

April, 2010: Invited talk on species delimitation at Louisiana State University

Nov., 2009: Talk at NIMBios about species delimitation and species tree inference

Mar., 2009: Talk to UT Knoxville EEB

June, 2008: Talk at Evolution 2008 in Minnesota

June, 2008: Poster at Evolution 2008 in Minnesota

June, 2008: Invited Joel Keizer Prize in Theoretical Biology lecture at University of California, Davis

May, 2008: Invited symposium talk at Interface 2008 [statistics conference] in NC

April, 2008: Invited talk to the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology department at Harvard U.

Jan., 2008: Invited symposium talk at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting in TX

Oct., 2007: Invited talk at Duke Systematics Discussion Group

Oct., 2007: Talk at NESCent brown bag lunch series

June, 2007: Exit seminar

June, 2006: Talk at Evolution 2006 in NY

Feb., 2006: Poster at CIPRES all hands meeting in TX

July, 2005: Talk at CIPRES-funded graduate student meeting in NM

June, 2005: Talk on Brownie at Evolution meetings in Alaska.

Dec, 2004: Presentation at the Bay Area Biosystematists meeting

Dec., 2001: Talk at Entomology Society of America national meeting in CA

June, 2001: Poster at Evolution 2001 in TN

Dec., 2000: Poster at the Entomology Society of America national meeting in Canada

Mentoring, Postdocs

I have mentored numerous postdocs off of my own grants and/or as one of their chosen NIMBioS mentors. Note that NIMBioS postdocs pursue independent research projects but choose one faculty member to mentor them in math and another to mentor them in biology (I have served in both roles).

Name Duration NIMBioS Current Position
Hugo Alamillo 2011-2012 N Assistant Professor North Seattle College
Barb Banbury 2010-2012 N Statistical Analyst at Fred Hutch
Jeremy Beaulieu 2012-2016 Both Assistant Professor at U. of Arkansas
Juanjuan (JJ) Crosskey (formerly Chai) 2011-2013 Y Member of Comparative Genomics group at Oak Ridge National Lab
Nathan Jackson 2013-2016 N Researcher at National Jewish Health
Tony Jhwueng 2009-2011 Y Assistant Professor Feng-Chia U., Taiwan
Sandy Kawano 2014-2016 Y Starting as Assistant Professor at CSU Long Beach in Aug. 2017
Michelle Lawing 2012-2014 Y Assistant Professor Texas A&M
Ryan Martin 2012-2013 Y Assistant Professor Case Western U
Nick Matzke 2013-2015 Y DECRA Fellow at The Australian National University in Canberra
Megan Rua 2015-2016 Y Assistant Professor Wright State U
Sergei Tarasov 2016-present Y NIMBioS postdoc

Mentoring, Grad students in my lab

Name Stage Time in Lab Note
Sam Borstein PhD student 2014-present
Jenn Bosco PhD student 2012-present Co-advised with Susan Riechert
Katie Massana PhD student 2012-present
Orlando Schwery PhD student 2014-present

Mentoring, Undergrad students in my lab

Name Stage Time in Lab Note
Nicholas Gladstone Undergrad 2016-present
Christian Yarber Undergrad 2015-present

Mentoring, Grad student committees

In addition to my own students, of course.

Name Department
Will Atwood Geology
Jen Bauer EEB
Sharon Clemmensen EEB
Troy Fadiga Geology
Aaron Floden EEB
Mauricio Gonzalez-Forero EEB
Alannie-Grace Grant EEB
Phillip Hollingsworth EEB
Whitaker Hoskins EEB
Will Howell EEB
Ivan Juric EEB
Cedric Landerer EEB
Jasper Lee Microbiology
Bryan Looney EEB
Liam Mueller EEB
Tyson Paulson EEB
Todd Pierson EEB
Ryan Rooney EEB
Max Rupp EEB
Geetha Saarunya S GST
Leonidas Salichos Vanderbilt
Marisol Sanchez-Garcia EEB
Sarah Sheffield EEB
Jordan Utley GST
Jess Welch EEB
Rachel Wooliver EEB

Service

  • Communications Director for the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB), 2016-present
  • Co-organizer of iEvoBio meeting, 2016
  • Co-organizer of SSB symposium on Breaking Barriers: Empirical, Theoretical, and Gender Issues in Phylogenetics for Evolution meetings in Brazil, 2015
  • Co-organizer of SSB satellite meeting in May, 2015
  • Co-organizer of iEvoBio meeting (met with SSB) May 2015
  • Co-organizer of Evolution meetings, 2014, including sole organizer for lightning talks
  • Co-organizer of iEvoBio meeting, 2014
  • Member of Phylotastic leadership team (group arranging hackathons for making trees more reusable), 2012-present
  • Organizer of lighting talks for Evolution meetings, 2013
  • UTK Faculty advisor for Darwin Day Tennessee, 2012-present
  • UTK Department representative on Dean's advisory council, 2012-2014
  • UTK EEB Undergraduate affairs committee, 2012-2013
  • UTK EEB Graduate admissions committee, 2013-present
  • Chair, UTK EEB Web committee, 2011-present
  • Co-organizer of Comparative Methods in R hackathon, 2007
  • Bay Area Biosystematists Steering Committee: 2004-2007
  • Secretary Cambridge Entomological Club, 2001-2002
  • Reviewer for Science, Heredity, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Systematic Biology, Evolution, Systematic Entomology, Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, US National Science Foundation, and others.