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David Maddison Seminar - Molecular and Morphological Surprises

Date: 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT October 24, 2011 Location: J.R. Howard Hall - Room 202

  • David Maddison
    David Maddison

J.R. Howard Hall - Room 202

Title - Molecular and morphological surprises:  Unexpected clades and hidden species in the ground beetle genus Bembidion.
Dr. David Maddison, Oregon State University, Department of Zoology
Harold E. and Leona M. Rice Professor in Systematic Entomology
Director, Oregon State Arthropod Collection


David Maddison is a well-known theoretical and empirical phylogenetic biologist, computational biologist, and an expert on beetle diversity. He is co-author of the software programs Mesquite and MacClade -  widely used tools for computational evolutionary biology, and is the creator and coordinator of the Tree of Life web project. He is also a faculty member in the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at Oregon State.  As if that’s not enough he’s also an amazing artist and cake sculptor. Check out for more information and links to most of the things listed above.