We continue to develop phylogenetic methods for inferring microevolutionary processes from comparative (interspecific) data.

  • Early efforts were implemented in COMPARE(compare.bio.indiana.edu).
  • We have also been working on methods for studying the evolution of complex traits (e.g., Phylogenetic ANCOVA; Fuentes-G. et al. 2016) and for incorporating fossil and biogeographic information (Lawing et al. 2016).
  • This work is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0196357 and 0543491.

Some relevant publications:

  • Fuentes-G. JA, Martins EP. 2018. Using phylogenetic comparative methods to gain insight into the evolution of social complexity. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, In press.
  • Martins EP, Fuentes-G. JAF. 2018. Comparative methods and phylogenetic tests of adaptation. In Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Ed. Karen Pfennig. New York: Oxford University Press. (doi:  10.1093/OBO/9780199941728-0099)
  • Fuentes-G. JA, Housworth EA, Weber A, Martins EP. 2016. Phylogenetic ANCOVA: Estimating phenotypic diversification and evolutionary relationships in comparative studies. Am Nat 188:615-627. (doi:10.1086/688917)
  • Lawing AM, Polly PD, Hews DK, Martins EP. 2016. Including fossils in phylogenetic climate reconstructions: A deep time perspective on the climatic niche evolution and diversification of Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus). Am Nat, 188:133-148. (doi:10.1086/687202)
  • Housworth, E. A., E. P. Martins, and M. Lynch. 2004. The phylogenetic mixed model. American Naturalist 163:84-96. (here or pdf.)
  • Martins, E. P. and E. A. Housworth. 2002. Phylogeny shape and the phylogenetic comparative method.Systematic Biology, 51: 873-880. (Read on-line through JSTOR or pdf.)
  • Martins, E. P., J.A. Diniz-Filho, and E. A. Housworth. 2002. Adaptation and the comparative method: A computer simulation study. Evolution 56: 1-13. (BioOne or pdf.)
  • Housworth, E. A. and E. P. Martins. 2001. Random sampling of constrained phylogenies:Conducting phylogenetic analyses when the phylogeny is partially known.Syst. Biol. 50:628-639. (doi:10.1080/106351501753328776 or pdf.)
  • Martins, E.P. 2000. Adaptation and the comparative method. TREE, 15: 295-299. (pdf)
  • Martins, E. P. 1999. Estimation of ancestral states of continuous characters: A computer simulation study. Systematic Biology, 48:642-650. (doi:10.1080/106351599260210 or pdf.)
  • Martins, E. P. and J. Lamont. 1998. Estimating ancestral states of a communicative display: a comparative study of Cyclura rock iguanas. Animal Behaviour, 55:1685-1706. (doi:10.1016/anbe.1997.0722.)
  • Hansen, T. F. 1997. Stabilizing selection and the comparative analysis of adaptation. Evolution 51:1341-1351. (Read on-line through JSTOR.)
  • Martins, E. P. and T. F. Hansen. 1997. Phylogenies and the comparative method: A general approach to incorporating phylogenetic information into the anlaysis of interspecific data. American Naturalist 149: 646-667. ERRATUM Am. Nat. 153:448. (Read on-line through JSTOR here and here.)
  • Martins EP, editor.  1996.  Phylogenies and the Comparative Method in Animal Behavior.  Oxford Univ. Press. 
  • Martins, E. P. 1996. Phylogenies, spatial autoregression, and the comparative method: a computer simulation test. Evolution 50:1750-1765. (Read on-line through JSTOR.)
  • Hansen, T. F. and E. P. Martins. 1996. Translating between microevolutionary process and macroevolutionary patterns: the correlation structure of interspecific data. Evolution 50:1404-1417. (Read on-line through JSTOR.)
  • Martins, E. P. and T. F. Hansen. 1996. The statistical analysis of interspecific data: a review and evaluation of phylogenetic comparative methods. IN: Phylogenies and the Comparative Method in Animal Behavior. Oxford University Press (E. Martins, ed). Oxford University Press. (pdf)
  • Martins, E. P. and T. F. Hansen. 1996. A microevolutionary link between phylogenies and comparative data. IN: New Uses for New Phylogenies (P. Harvey, J. Maynard-Smith, and A. Leigh-Brown, eds.). Oxford University Press.
  • Martins, E. P., editor. 1996. Phylogenies and the Comparative Method in Animal Behavior. Oxford University Press.
  • Martins, E. P. 1996. Conducting phylogenetic comparative analyses when the phylogeny is not known.Evolution 50: 12-22. (Read on-line through JSTOR.)
  • Martins, E. P. 1995. Phylogenies and comparative data, a microevolutionary perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 349: 85-91. (pdf)
  • Martins, E. P. 1994. Estimating the rate of phenotypic evolution from comparative data. American Naturalist, 144: 193-209. (Read on-line through JSTOR.)
  • Martins, E. P. and T. Garland, Jr. 1991. Phylogenetic analyses of the correlated evolution of continuous characters: a simulation study. Evolution, 45: 534-557. (Read on-line through JSTOR.)