Phylogenetics of social wasps


My general research interests are phylogenetics and molecular evolution. My research is focused on elucidating the evolutionary relationships of wasps in the subfamily Vespinae, which includes hornets and yellowjackets, using targeted genes and transcriptome sequencing.


Perrard, A., Lopez-Osorio, F., Carpenter, J.M., 2016. Phylogeny, landmark analysis and the use of wing venation to study the evolution of social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae). Cladistics 32, 406–425. doi:10.1111/cla.12138

Lopez-Osorio, F., Perrard, A., Pickett, K.M., Carpenter, J.M., Agnarsson, I., 2015. Phylogenetic tests reject Emery’s rule in the evolution of social parasitism in yellowjackets and hornets (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Vespinae). R. Soc. Open Sci. 2, 150159. doi:10.1098/rsos.150159

Lopez-Osorio, F., Pickett, K.M., Carpenter, J.M., Ballif, B.A., Agnarsson, I., 2014. Phylogenetic relationships of yellowjackets inferred from nine loci (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Vespinae, Vespula and Dolichovespula). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 73, 190–201. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.01.007

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