Simon Malcomber DEB Division Of Environmental Biology
BIO Direct For Biological Sciences
September 1, 2010
August 31, 2015 (Estimated)
Awarded Amount to Date:
Chris Simon firstname.lastname@example.org (Principal Investigator)
Thomas Buckley (Co-Principal Investigator) Martin Villet (Co-Principal Investigator) Max Moulds (Co-Principal Investigator) David Marshall (Co-Principal Investigator)
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Ext.
Program Reference Code(s):
1355, 9178, 9251, SMET
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The NSF Tree of Life project has made substantial contributions to establishing the major branches of the tree of life dating back hundreds of millions of years; this project will focus on the most recent branches. The major goal of the current proposal is to reconstruct and interpret the evolution of the family Cicadidae worldwide as a model for the origin and transcontinental spread of insect biodiversity over the last 65 million years. Most of the plants and animals populating the earth today arose during this era. Genetic data will be used to test five hypotheses concerning the timing and diversification of this remarkable group of more than 3000 insect species. To accomplish this new molecular and analytical tools for genealogical tree building, biogeography and speciation/extinction studies will be incorporated. Fossil and geological calibrations will be applied to groups that no one has previously attempted to date. Cicadas have natural advantages because they are distributed worldwide and their natural history creates strong genetic/geographic patterns.
In the course of our research a new generation of systematists will be trained and trees, maps, keys, photographs, and databases will be created and made available through the worldwide web. A strong international team of researchers and collaborators with complementary expertise in natural history, acoustic analyses, morphological taxonomy, and molecular systematics as well as detailed knowledge of local biogeographic regions has been assembled. The phylogenies produced will help systematists to group undescribed species and genera for which morphological characters are elusive or contradictory. New biodiversity is guaranteed to be discovered. Higher-level taxonomy that has been confused for more than 100 years will be re-evaluated in light of new molecular and morphological data.
PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF THIS RESEARCH
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Ahmed Z, Sanborn AF, Hill KBR.. "A new species of the cicada genus Cicadatra from Pakistan.," Zoology in the Middle East, v.51, 2010, p. 75.
Goemans, G.. "A historical overview of the classification of the Neotropical tribe Zammarini (Hemiptera, Cicadidae) with a key to the genera.," ZooKeys, v.43, 2010, p. 1.
Maccagnan, D.H.B., Martinelli, N.M., Goemans, G., Guilherme, E.. "Zammara smaragdula Walker, 1858 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae): First record for Brazil.," Check List, v.7, 2011, p. 563.
Marshall DC, Hill KBR, Cooley JR, Simon C.. "Hybridization, mitochondrial DNA taxonomy, and prediction of the early stages of reproductive isolation: Lessons from New Zealand cicadas of the genus Kikihia.," Systematic Biology, v.60, 2011, p. 482.
Moulds, M.S.. "Platypleura tepperi Goding & Froggatt, 1904 (Cicadoidea: Cicadidae), a Madagascan cicada erroneously recorded from Australia.," Australian Entomologist, v.37, 2010, p. 11.
Moulds, M.S.. "A review of the genera of Australian cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea).," Zootaxa, v.3287, 2012, p. 1-262.
Marshall, D.C., K.B.R. Hill, K.A. Marske, C. Chambers, T.R. Buckley, and C. Simon.. "Limited, episodic diversification and contrasting phylogeography in a New Zealand cicada radiation.," BMC Evolutionary Biology, v.12, 2012, p. 1471-2148.
Cooley, John R., Gene Kritsky, Marten J. Edwards, John D. Zyla, David C. Marshall, Kathy B. R. Hill, Gerry Bunker, Mike Neckermann, Roy Troutman, Jin Yoshimura, and Chris Simon.. "Periodical cicadas (Magicicada spp.): A GIS-based map of Broods XIV in 2008 and ?XV? in 2009.," American Entomologist, v.57, 2011, p. 144-150.
Moulds, M.S. and Owen, C.L.. "Pauropsalta walkeri, a new species of cicada (Homoptera: Cicadidae: Cicadinae) from northern Australia.," Australian Entomologist, v.38, 2011, p. 145-154.
Maes, J-M., Moulds, M.S. and Sanborn, A.F.. "Cicadidae (Homoptera) de Nicaragua: catalogo ilustrado, incluyendo especies exoticas del Museo Entomologico de Leon.," Revista Nicaraguense de Entomologia, v.72, 2012, p. 1-138.
Moulds, M.S.. "Thaumastopsaltria smithersi, a new cicada from northern Queensland with an analysis of its phylogenetic relationships (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae: Chlorocystini).," Australian Entomologist, v.39, 2012, p. 261-272.
Cooley, J. R., M. L. Neckermann, G. J. Bunker, D. C. Marshall, and C. Simon.. "At the limits: Habitat suitability modeling of Northern 17-year periodical cicada extinctions (Hemiptera: Magicicada spp.).," Global Ecology and Biogeography, v.22, 2013, p. 410.
Hill, K.B.R. and D.C. Marshall.. "The Song, Morphology, Habitat, and Distribution of the Elusive North American Cicada Okanagana viridis (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae)," Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am., v.106, 2013, p. 598.
Cooley, J. R., D. C. Marshall, A. F. Richards, R. D. Alexander, M. D. Irwin, J. R. Coelho, and C. Simon.. "The distribution of periodical cicada Brood III in 1997, with special emphasis on Illinois (Hemiptera: Magicicada spp.).," American Entomologist, v.59, 2013, p. 9.
Marshall, D. C. and K. B. R. Hill.. "Comments on Tibicina Amyot, 1847 and Lyristes Horváth, 1926 (Insecta, Hemiptera, Homoptera): proposed conservation by the suppression of Tibicen Berthold, 1827 [?Latreille, 1825], and concerning the type species of Cicada Linnaeus, 1758 (Case 239).," Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, v.71, 2014, p. 103.
Moulds, M.S.. "Euthemopsaltria laeta, a remarkable new genus and species of cicada (Cicadidae, Cicadettinae: Chlorocystini) from Queensland and a note on the synonymy of Chlorocysta suffusa (Distant).," Australian Entomologist, v.41, 2014, p. 177.
Van Leuven, J. T., Russell C. Meister, Chris Simon, and John P. McCutcheon.. "Sympatric Speciation in a Bacterial Endosymbiont Results in Two Genomes with the Functionality of One.," Cell, v.158, 2014, p. 1270.
Marshall, David C., Kathy B. R. Hill, Max Moulds, D. Vanderpool, John R. Cooley, and Chris Simon.. "Inflation of Molecular Clock Rates and Dates: Molecular Phylogenetics, Biogeography, and Diversification of a Global Cicada Radiation from Australasia (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettini).," Systematic Biology, v.65, 2016, p. 16.
Ellis, Emily, D. Marshall, K. Hill, C. Owen, P. Kamp, and C. Simon.. "Phylogeography of Six North Island, New Zealand cicadas and their relationship to multiple biogeographic boundaries suggests a re-evaluation of the Taupo Line.," Journal of Biogeography, v.42, 2015, p. 1761.
Hertach, Thomas, T. Trilar, E.J. Wade, C. Simon, M. and P. Nagel.. "Songs, genetics, and morphology: revealing the taxonomic units in the European Cicadetta cerdaniensis cicada group, with a description of new taxa (Hemiptera: Cicadidae).," Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, v.173, 2015, p. 320.
Hill, K. B.R., D.C. Marshall, M.S. Moulds, C. Simon.. "Molecular phylogenetics, diversification, and systematics of Tibicen Latreille 1825 and allied cicadas of the tribe Cryptotympanini, with three new genera and emphasis on species from the USA and Canada (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae).," Zootaxa, v.3985, 2015, p. 219.
Moulds, M.S. and K.B.R. Hill.. "Phylogeny of the tribe Thophini (Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) with the description of a new species of Thopha Amyot and Serville from Western Australia.," Records of the Australian Museum, v.67, 2015, p. 55.
Owen, C.L., D.C. Marshall, K.B.R. Hill and C. Simon. "The phylogenetic utility of acetyltransferase (ARD1) and glutaminyl tRNA synthetase (QtRNA) for reconstructing Cenozoic relationships as exemplified by the large Australian cicada Pauropsalta generic complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.," Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v.83, 2015, p. 258.
Wade, E.J. and C. Simon. "Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers useful for exploring introgression among species in the diverse New Zealand cicada genus Kikihia.," Journal of Insect Science, v.15, 2015, p. 29.
Wade, E., T. Hertach, M. Gogala, T. Trilar, and C. Simon. "Molecular species delimitation methods recover most song-delimited cicada species in the European Cicadetta montana complex.," Journal of Evolutionary Biology, v.28, 2015, p. 2318.
Campbell, M. A., J. T. Van Leuven, R. C. Meister, K. M. Carey, C. Simon, and J. P. McCutcheon. "Genome expansion via lineage splitting and genome reduction in the cicada endosymbiont Hodgkinia.," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, v.112, 2015, p. 10192.
Cooley, J. R., C. Simon, C. T. Maier, D. Marshall, J. Yoshimura, S. M. Chiswell, M. Edwards, C. Holliday, R. Grantham, and J. Zyla. "The Distribution of Periodical Cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada) Brood II in 2013: Disjunct Emergences Suggest Complex Brood Origins.," American Entomologist, v.61, 2015, p. 245.
Cooley, J. R., D. C. Marshall, C. Simon, M. L. Neckermann, and G. Bunker. "At the limits: habitat suitability modelling of northern 17-year periodical cicada extinctions (Hemiptera: Magicicada spp.).," Global Ecology and Biogeography, v.22, 2013, p. 410.
Cooley, J.R., D.C. Marshall, A.F. Richards, R.D. Alexander, M.D. Irwin, J.R. Coelho, and C. Simon.. "The Distribution of Periodical cicada Brood III in 1997, with special emphasis on Illinois (Hempitera: Magicicada spp.).," American Entomologist, v.59, 2013, p. 9.