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You are welcome to download the following dissertations from the Hillis/Bull lab

Dissertations since late 1995 available as pdf's

Earlier dissertaions are available from the UT library


Recent dissertations from the lab:

Rafael de Sá (Ph.D., 1991: Analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of the frog genus Silurana: Integration of ribosomal DNA and morphology) DISS 1991 D45 PCL Stacks 5K

Ernesto Weil Machado (Ph.D., 1992: Genetic and morphological variation in Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Porites (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) across the Isthmus of Panama) DISS 1992 W429 PCL Stacks 5K

Michael Dixon (Ph.D., 1993: Ribosomal RNA as a phylogenetic tool : history, secondary structure and application to parrot evolution) DISS 1994 D645 PCL Stacks 5K

Loren Ammerman (Ph.D., 1993: Examination of the relationships of Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera based on mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences) DISS 1993 D645 PCL Stacks 5K

Tod Reeder (Ph.D., 1993: Evolution of the lizard family Phrynosomatidae as inferred from diverse types of data) DISS 1993 R2574 PCL Stacks 5K

Ken Halanych (Ph.D., 1994: The convergence of suspension feeding apparatuses in Lophophorates and Pterobranch hemichordates: A phylogenetic analysis using ribosomal gene sequence data) DISS 1994 H128 PCL Stacks 5K

John Huelsenbeck (Ph.D., 1995: The statistical properties of phylogenetic methods). DISS 1995 H871 PCL Stacks 5K

John Wiens (Ph.D., 1995: Phylogeny of the lizard genus Sceloporus : Systematics, evolutionary morphology, and evaluation of phylogenetic approaches.) DISS 1995 W636 PCL Stacks 5K

Paul Chippindale (Ph.D., 1995: Evolution, phylogeny, biogeography, and taxonomy of central Texas spring and cave salamanders, Eurycea and Typhlomolge (Plethodontidae: Hemidactyliini)) (pdf, 11.6 MB)

Barbara Mable (Ph.D., 1996: Evolution of polyploidy on two continents : Phylogenetic resolution and implications.) (pdf, 7.8 MB)

Sharon Messenger (Ph.D., 1997: Evolution of virulence in an experimental bacteriophage system) (pdf, 3.7 MB)

Wayne Crill (Ph.D., 1998: Experimental evolution and molecular basis of host-specific viral adaptation) (pdf, 2.8 MB)

Jim McGuire (Ph.D. 1998: Phylogenetic systematics, scaling relationships, and the evolution of gliding performance in flying lizards (genus Draco)) (pdf, 10.8 MB)

Kelly Agnew (Ph.D., 1999: Butterfly oviposition behavior, pika biogeography, and lentiviral sequence evolution) (pdf, 6.6 MB)

Mathew Brauer (Ph.D., 2000: Geometry and genetics of microbial adaptation) (pdf, 3.7 MB)

Steve Poe (Ph.D., 2000: Phylogeny of anoles) (pdf, 13.7 MB)

Laurie Dries (Ph.D., 2000: The evolutionary persistence of the gynogenetic Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa) (pdf, 7.4 MB)

Kristina Kichler (Ph.D., 2001: Dynamics of adaptive evolution in two experimental viral systems) (pdf, 1 MB)

Mark Holder (Ph.D., 2001: Using a complex model of sequence evolution to evaluate and improve phylogenetic methods) (pdf, 3 MB)

Jay Reichman (Ph.D., 2002: Characterization and evolution of peridinin-chlorophyll a binding protein gene families in symbiotic dinoflagellates) (pdf, 13.6 MB)

Adrienne Sloan (Ph.D., 2003: Variation in host-symbiont compatability among Cassiopea-algal symbioses) (pdf, 10.6 MB)

Rafe Brown (Ph.D., 2004: Evolution of ecomorphological variation and acoustic diversity in mate-recognition signals of Southeast Asian forest frogs (subfamily Platymantinae)) (pdf, 7.7 MB)

Joel Sachs (Ph.D., 2004: The Evolution of cooperation and conflict: Experimental model systems and theory) (pdf, 768 KB)

Alisha Holloway (Ph.D., 2004: Polyploid origins, experimental evolution of gene duplicates, and duplication and divergence of reproductive genes) (pdf, 1.4 MB)

Jean Krejca (Ph.D., 2005: Stygobite phylogenetics as a tool for determining aquifer evolution) (pdf, 1.3 MB)

Derrick Zwickl (Ph.D., 2006: Genetic algorithm approaches for the phylogenetic analysis of large biological sequence datasets under the maximum likelihood criterion) (pdf, 3.3 MB)

Alan Lemmon (Ph.D., 2007: Analytical, computational, and statistical approaches to studying speciation) (pdf, 4.0 MB)

Emily Moriarty Lemmon (Ph.D., 2007: Patterns and processes of speciation in North American chorus frogs (Pseudacris)) (pdf, 11.1 MB)

Amy Bickham Baird (Ph.D., 2007: Comparison of phylogenies derived from multiple linkage groups: A test of chromosomal speciation in Rhogeessa) (pdf, 1.1 MB)

Richard H. Heineman (Ph.D., 2007: Lysis Time, Optimality, and the Genetics of Evolution in a T7 Phage Model System) (pdf, 1.4 MB)

Tracy A. Heath (Ph.D., 2008: Understanding the importance of taxonomic sampling for large-scale phylogenetic analyses by simulating evolutionary processes under complex models) (pdf. 1.7 MB)

Gregory B. Pauly (Ph.D., 2008: Phylogenetic Systematics, Historical Biogeography, and the Evolution of
Vocalizations in Nearctic Toads (Bufo)) (pdf, 4.6 MB)

Shannon M. Hedtke (Ph.D. 2009: Origin and Maintenance of Androgenesis: Male Asexual Reproduction in the Clam Genus Corbicula) (pdf, 15.7 MB)

William R. Harcombe (Ph.D. 2009: The Evolutionary Ecology of Model Microbial Communities) (pdf, 0.7 MB)

Jeremy M. Brown (Ph.D. 2009: Improving the Accuracy and Realism of Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis) (pdf, 3.6 MB)

Rebecca E. Symula (Ph.D. 2009: Evolutionary and Ecological Influences on Color Pattern Variation in the Australian Common Froglet, Crinia signifera) (pdf, 6.5 MB)

Emily Jane McTavish (Ph.D. 2013: Estimating Population Histories using Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Sampled Throughout Genomes) (pdf, 3.6MB)

A. Jeanine Abrams McLean (Ph.D. 2013: Emerging Epizootic Diseases of Amphibians and Fish: Approaches to Understanding Ranavirus Emergence and Spread) (pdf, 3.4 MB)

Benjamin Joseph Liebeskind (Ph.D. 2014: Ion Channels and the Tree of Life) (pdf, 3.9 MB)

April Marie Wright (Ph.D. 2015: Estimating Phylogenetic Trees from Discrete Morphological Data)


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