Brent C Emerson

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Affiliation: University of East Anglia
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Distinguishing between hot-spots and melting-pots of genetic diversity using haplotype connectivity
    Binh Nguyen
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Greifswald, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    Algorithms Mol Biol 5:19. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of the Prodontria (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae; subfamily Melolonthinae), derived from sequence variation in the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase II gene
    B C Emerson
    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 4:433-47. 1995
  3. ncbi request reprint Alarm bells for the molecular clock? No support for Ho et al.'s model of time-dependent molecular rate estimates
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
    Syst Biol 56:337-45. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Testing phylogeographic predictions on an active volcanic island: Brachyderes rugatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on La Palma (Canary Islands)
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:449-58. 2006
  5. pmc Phylogeny, phylogeography, phylobetadiversity and the molecular analysis of biological communities
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:2391-402. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Diversification of the forest beetle genus Tarphius on the Canary Islands, and the evolutionary origins of island endemics
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:586-98. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Species diversity can drive speciation
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Nature 434:1015-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Evolution on oceanic islands: molecular phylogenetic approaches to understanding pattern and process
    B C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation CEEC, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Mol Ecol 11:951-66. 2002
  9. pmc Tracking colonization and diversification of insect lineages on islands: mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of Tarphius canariensis (Coleoptera: Colydiidae) on the Canary Islands
    B C Emerson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:2199-205. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Colonization and diversification of the species Brachyderes rugatus (Coleoptera) on the Canary Islands: evidence from mitochondrial DNA COII gene sequences
    B C Emerson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
    Evolution 54:911-23. 2000

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Publications33

  1. pmc Distinguishing between hot-spots and melting-pots of genetic diversity using haplotype connectivity
    Binh Nguyen
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Greifswald, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    Algorithms Mol Biol 5:19. 2010
    ..We illustrate the applicability of our method using two previously published data sets of a species of beetle from the genus Brachyderes and a species of tree from the genus Pinus...
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of the Prodontria (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae; subfamily Melolonthinae), derived from sequence variation in the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase II gene
    B C Emerson
    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 4:433-47. 1995
    ..Multiple speciation events involving wing reduction are suggested to involve at least one widespread flighted ancestor that has given rise to brachypterous forms...
  3. ncbi request reprint Alarm bells for the molecular clock? No support for Ho et al.'s model of time-dependent molecular rate estimates
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
    Syst Biol 56:337-45. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Testing phylogeographic predictions on an active volcanic island: Brachyderes rugatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on La Palma (Canary Islands)
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:449-58. 2006
    ..Reciprocal illumination of geological and phylogeographic history is also demonstrated with previous geological speculation gaining phylogeographic corroboration from our analyses...
  5. pmc Phylogeny, phylogeography, phylobetadiversity and the molecular analysis of biological communities
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:2391-402. 2011
    ..Such an approach could be standardized for analyses at any geographical scale for a range of taxonomic groups to quantify the formation and composition of species assemblages...
  6. ncbi request reprint Diversification of the forest beetle genus Tarphius on the Canary Islands, and the evolutionary origins of island endemics
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:586-98. 2005
    ..However, as an island matures a greater proportion of endemic species originate from intra-island speciation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Species diversity can drive speciation
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Nature 434:1015-7. 2005
    ..We show that even after controlling for several important physical features of islands, diversification is strongly related to species number...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evolution on oceanic islands: molecular phylogenetic approaches to understanding pattern and process
    B C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation CEEC, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Mol Ecol 11:951-66. 2002
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  9. pmc Tracking colonization and diversification of insect lineages on islands: mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of Tarphius canariensis (Coleoptera: Colydiidae) on the Canary Islands
    B C Emerson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:2199-205. 2000
    ..All islands exhibited a gradually decreasing rate of genetic diversification similar to that seen for Brachyderes rugatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from the Canary Islands...
  10. ncbi request reprint Colonization and diversification of the species Brachyderes rugatus (Coleoptera) on the Canary Islands: evidence from mitochondrial DNA COII gene sequences
    B C Emerson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
    Evolution 54:911-23. 2000
    ..Hypothesized effects of different levels of recent volcanism among islands were not apparent. All islands exhibit a gradually decreasing rate of genetic diversification that is marked by periodic sudden changes in rate...
  11. ncbi request reprint Interpreting colonization of the Calathus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on the Canary Islands and Madeira through the application of the parametric bootstrap
    B C Emerson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
    Evolution 54:2081-90. 2000
    ..The Calathus faunas of Tenerife and Madeira are recent in origin, similar to patterns previously reported for La Gomera, El Hierro, and Gran Canaria...
  12. doi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships, biogeography and speciation in the avian genus Saxicola
    Juan Carlos Illera
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 48:1145-54. 2008
    ..Importantly, within S. torquata and S. caprata, slight morphological traits and plumage colour pattern differences used to recognize subspecies are indicative of the greater cryptic diversification that has occurred within this genus...
  13. doi request reprint Host-associated genetic differentiation in a seed parasitic weevil Rhinusa antirrhini (Coleptera: Curculionidae) revealed by mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data
    Gerardo Hernández-Vera
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Mol Ecol 19:2286-300. 2010
    ..antirrhini, whose origin is estimated to date to the mid-Pliocene (3.77 Mya; 2.91-4.80 Mya)...
  14. doi request reprint Numts help to reconstruct the demographic history of the ocellated lizard (Lacerta lepida) in a secondary contact zone
    Andreia Miraldo
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7J, UK
    Mol Ecol 21:1005-18. 2012
    ..This study shows that, in the context of phylogeographic analysis, numts can provide evidence for past demographic events and can be useful tools for the reconstruction of complex evolutionary histories...
  15. ncbi request reprint Apparent 'sympatric' speciation in ecologically similar herbivorous beetles facilitated by multiple colonizations of an island
    Bjarte H Jordal
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:2935-47. 2006
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  16. doi request reprint Diversification in the northern neotropics: mitochondrial and nuclear DNA phylogeography of the iguana Ctenosaura pectinata and related species
    Eugenia Zarza
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:3259-75. 2008
    ..Areas of high genetic diversity in southern Mexico were detected, this finding plus the high levels of genetic diversity within C. pectinata, have implications for the conservation of this threatened species...
  17. doi request reprint Gene conversion rapidly generates major histocompatibility complex diversity in recently founded bird populations
    Lewis G Spurgin
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 20:5213-25. 2011
    ..We suggest that the creation of new variants by gene conversion is the predominant mechanism generating MHC variation in genetically depauperate populations, thus allowing them to respond to pathogenic challenges...
  18. doi request reprint Inbreeding promotes female promiscuity
    Łukasz Michalczyk
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Science 333:1739-42. 2011
    ..These data illustrate how this common mating pattern can evolve if population genetic bottlenecks increase the risks of fitness depression due to fertilization by sperm carrying genetically incompatible haplotypes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Population history of Berthelot's pipit: colonization, gene flow and morphological divergence in Macaronesia
    Juan Carlos Illera
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 16:4599-612. 2007
    ..The observed genetic and morphological differences may therefore be the result of differing patterns of selection pressures between populations, with Berthelot's pipit undergoing a process of incipient differentiation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography
    Brent C Emerson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R367-71. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA, ecology and morphology: interpreting the phylogeography of the Nesotes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)
    D J Rees
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 10:427-34. 2001
    ..We propose from the molecular data that differentiation in a widespread N. quadratus-type ancestor was followed by morphological adaptation to coastal, pine and laurel forest habitats...
  22. pmc PyroClean: denoising pyrosequences from protein-coding amplicons for the recovery of interspecific and intraspecific genetic variation
    Ricardo Ramirez-Gonzalez
    The Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e57615. 2013
    ..Comparison of our sequence data to public databases reveals that we are able to successfully recover both interspecific and intraspecific sequence diversity...
  23. doi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of community assembly and structure over space and time
    Brent C Emerson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:619-30. 2008
    ..This perspective allows insights into the processes that can generate community structure, as well as the evolutionary dynamics of community assembly...
  24. doi request reprint RPW8 and resistance to powdery mildew pathogens in natural populations of Arabidopsis lyrata
    T H Jorgensen
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    New Phytol 182:984-93. 2009
    ..Infrequent local selective sweeps may favour different alleles in different populations, and thereby contribute to the maintenance of species-wide variation at the locus...
  25. doi request reprint Functional variation in a disease resistance gene in populations of Arabidopsis thaliana
    T H Jorgensen
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:4912-23. 2008
    ..This is judged to be due to our sampling being aimed at potentially long established populations and highlights the importance of population choice for studies of genetic diversity within this species...
  26. pmc Phylogeography and demographic history of Lacerta lepida in the Iberian Peninsula: multiple refugia, range expansions and secondary contact zones
    Andreia Miraldo
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7J, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 11:170. 2011
    ..We attempt to identify refugial areas, recolonization routes, zones of secondary contact and date demographic events within this species...
  27. ncbi request reprint Chloroplast microsatellites: measures of genetic diversity and the effect of homoplasy
    M Navascués
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 14:1333-41. 2005
    ..The effect of the number of chloroplast microsatellite loci for evaluation of genetic diversity is also discussed...
  28. doi request reprint Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the black spiny tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) and their cross-utility in other Ctenosaura
    Eugenia Zarza
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK, Colección Nacional de Anfibios y Reptiles, Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, D F, CP 04510, Mexico
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:117-9. 2009
    ..Additionally, we evaluated the potential utility of these markers for studies of other species within the genus Ctenosaura (i.e. C. hemilopha, C. similis and C. oaxacana)...
  29. pmc Chloroplast microsatellites reveal colonization and metapopulation dynamics in the Canary Island pine
    Miguel Navascués
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:2691-8. 2006
    ..Comparable mitochondrial DNA sequence data from a parasite of P. canariensis, the weevil Brachyderes rugatus, supports this scenario, suggesting a key role for volcanism in the evolution of pine forest communities in the Canary Islands...
  30. doi request reprint Combining contemporary and ancient DNA in population genetic and phylogeographical studies
    Miguel Navascués
    INRA, UMR CBGP INRA IRD Cirad Montpellier SupAgro, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30016, F 34988 Montferrier sur Lez cedex, France Laboratoire Ecologie et Evolution, CNRS UMR 7625, UPMC Paris Universitas, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Mol Ecol Resour 10:760-72. 2010
    ..Here, we review statistical approaches employed and available software for the joint analysis of ancient and modern DNA, and where appropriate we suggest how these may be further developed...
  31. doi request reprint Experimental evolution exposes female and male responses to sexual selection and conflict in Tribolium castaneum
    Łukasz Michalczyk
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 65:713-24. 2011
    ..Subsequent assays suggest that these differences were not due to postcopulatory sperm competitiveness, but to precopulatory/copulatory competitive male mating behavior...
  32. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the plant-specific seven-transmembrane MLO family
    Alessandra Devoto
    Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK
    J Mol Evol 56:77-88. 2003
    ..This revealed evidence for concerted evolution of all three cytoplasmic domains with each other and the C-terminal cytoplasmic tail, suggesting interplay of all intracellular domains for MLO function...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary biology: adaptation under a microscope
    Rosemary G Gillespie
    Nature 446:386-7. 2007