Wayne Maddison

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    Ecology, Evolution
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    David and Lucile Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering (1993-1998); Associate and Assistant Professor, University of Arizona (1990-2003); NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, U. C. Berkeley (1988-1990); PhD, Harvard University (1988); BSc Zoology, University of Toronto (1980)

My research arose from a fascination with the diversity of forms and behaviours of jumping spiders, which led to systematics, which led to phylogenetic theory and computer programming. My work continues to be both empirical, on spiders, and theoretical, on the use of phylogeny in evolutionary inference.

Loss of genetic variability in social spiders: genetic and phylogenetic consequences of population subdivision and inbreeding
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26:27-37
Agnarsson, I., L. Avilés, and W.P. Maddison
The phylogeny of the social Anelosimus spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae) inferred from six molecular loci and morphology
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Agnarsson, I., Maddison, W.P., and L. Avilés
A new independently derived social spider with explosive colony proliferation and a female size dimorphism
Biotropica 38:743-753
Aviles, L., Maddison, W.P., Agnarsson, I
Comment on "Ongoing Adaptive Evolution of ASPM, a Brain Size Determinant in Homo sapiens" and "Microcephalin, a Gene Regulating Brain Size, Continues to Evolve Adaptively in Humans"
Science Vol. 313, Issue 5784, pp. 172
Currat, M., Excoffier, L., Maddison, W., Otto, S.P., Ray, N., Whitlock, M.C., Yeaman, S.
Statistical phylogeography
Molecular Ecology. 11:2623-2635
Knowles, L.L. and W.P. Maddison
Biodiversidad y lecciones de la historia
Enfoques contemporáneos para el estudio de la biodiversidad 201-220
Maddison, W. and T.M. Pérez
Testing character correlation using pairwise comparisons on a phylogeny
Journal of Theoretical Biology. 202: 195-204
Maddison, W.P
Gene trees in species trees
Systematic Biology 46:523-536
Maddison, W.P
Molecular approaches and the growth of phylogenetic biology
Molecular zoology: Advances, strategies, and protocols pp. 47­63
Maddison, W.P
Calculating the probability distributions of ancestral states reconstructed by parsimony on phylogenetic trees
Systematic Biology. 44:474-481
Maddison, W.P