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Consortium

Members of the TimeTree Consortium are experts on the evolutionary history of different groups of organisms, or methodology, and provide occasional advice or guidance for TimeTree. Most were contributors for The Timetree of Life (2009).


Name Institution Chapter in The Timetree of Life (2009), or expertise
A. Louise Allcock National University of Ireland; Galway, Ireland Scaphopod mollusks, Cephalopod mollusks
Cajsa L. Anderson Real Jardin Botanico;Madrid, Spain Monocots
Robert J. Asher University of Cambridge; Cambrdige, UK Calibrating and constraining molecular clocks
John C. Avise University of California; Irvine, CA Timetrees: beyond cladograms, phenograms, and phylograms
Nadia A. Ayoub University of California' Riverside, CA Spiders
Allan J. Baker University of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum; Toronto, ON Ratites and tinamous, Waterfowl and gamefowl, Shorebirds
F. Keith Barker University of Minnesota;St. Paul, MN Passerine birds
Fabia U. Battistuzzi Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ Archaebacteria, Eubacteria
Michael J. Benton Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol; Bristol, UK Calibrating and constraining molecular clocks
Matthew A. Bertone Department of Entomology, NOrth Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC True flies
Debashish Bhattacharya University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA Eukaryotes
Jaime E. Blair Franklin and Marshall College; Lancaster, PA Fungi, Animals
Mark Blaxter University of Edinburgh; Edinburgh, UK Nematodes
Franky Bossuyt Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Brussels, Belgium Frogs and toads
Seán G. Brady National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; Washington, DC Bees, ants, and stinging wasps
Birgitta Bremer Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Botany Department, Stockholm University; Stockholm, Sweden Asterids
Christopher A. Brochu University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA Crocodylians
Joseph W. Brown University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI Diurnal birds of prey, Owls, Swifts, treeswifts, and hummingbirds
David C. Cannatella University of Texas; Austin, TX Amphibians
Mark W. Chase Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens; Richmond, UK Magnoliids, Eudicots, Eurosid I, Eurosid II
Arnaud Couloux Centre National de Séquençage; Evry Cedex, France Snakes
Joel Cracraft American Museum of Natural History; New York, NY Passerine birds
Keith A. Crandall Brigham Young University; Provo, UT Crabs, shrimps, and lobsters, Stalked and acorn barnacles
Bryan N. Danforth Cornell University; Ithaca, NY Bees, ants, and stinging wasps
Frédéric Delsuc Université Montpellier II, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution' Montpellier, France Armadillos, anteaters, and sloths
Rui Diogo Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University; Washington, DC Sturgeons and paddlefishes, Teleost fishes
Philip C.J. Donoghue Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol; Bristol, UK Calibrating and constraining
molecular clocks
Christophe J. Douady Université de Lyon; Villeurbanne, France Hedgehogs, shrews, moles, and solenodons
Emmanuel J.P. Douzery Université Montpellier II, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution; Montpellier, France Armadillos, anteaters, and sloths, Hedgehogs, shrews, moles, and solenodons
Scott V. Edwards Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; Cambridge, MA Amniotes
Eduardo Eizirik Faculdade de Biociências, Instituto Pró-Carnívoros; Porto Alegre, Brazil
Atibaia, Brazil
Placental mammals, Carnivores
Brian D. Farrell Harvard University; Cambrdige, MA Beetles
Félix Forest Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens; Richmond, UK Magnoliids, Eudicots, Eurosid I, Eurosid II
John Gatesy University of California; Riverside, CA Whales and even-toed ungulates
Thomas J. Givnish University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI Expertise: monocots
David J. Gower The Natural History Museum; London, UK Caecilians
Felix M. Gradstein University of Oslo; Oslo, Norway The geologic time scale
Linda E. Graham  University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI Expertise: early evolution of plants
Jeremiah D. Hackett University of ArizonaTucson, AZ Eukaryotes
Cheryl Y. Hayashi University of CaliforniaRiverside, CA Spiders
Shunping He The Chinese Academy of Sciences; Wuhan, China Sturgeons and paddlefishes, Teleost fishes
S. Blair Hedges Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA Preface, Discovering the Timetree of Life, Life, Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Eukaryotes, Vertebrates, Cartilaginous fishes, Lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenians, Lungfishes, Snakes
Matthew P. Heinicke Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA Cartilaginous fishes, Lungfishes
Xiaolan He-Nygrén Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki; Helsinki, Finland Liverworts
Khidir W. Hilu Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Blacksburgh, VA Land plants
Jens T. Høeg University of Copenhagen; Copenhagen, Denmark Stalked and acorn barnacles
Rodney L. Honeycutt Pepperdine University; Malibu, CA Rodents
Peter Houde New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, NM Cranes, rails, and allies
Thomas Janßen Research Institute Senckenberg; Frankfurt, Germany Monocots
Jungwook Kim North Carolia State University; Raleigh, NC Holometabolous insects
Carey W. Krajewski Southern Illinois University; Carbondale, IL Monotremes, Marsupials
Sudhir Kumar Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ Introduction
Shigehiro Kuraku RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, University of Konstanz; Kobe, Japan
Konstanz, Germany
Jawless fishes
Shigeru Kuratani RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology; Kobe, Japan Jawless fishes
Leah Larkin University of the Pacific; Stockton, CA Bees, ants, and stinging wasps
Annie Lindgren The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH Cephalopod mollusks
Arne Ludwig Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research; Berlin, Germany Sturgeons and paddlefishes
Ole Madsen Radboud University; Wageningen University; Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Mammals
Susana Magallón Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Del. Coyoacán, México Land plants, Flowering plants
Conrad A. Matthee University of Stellenbosch; Stellenbosch, South Africa Pikas, hares, and rabbits
Sarah Mathews Harvard University; Cambridge, MA Expertise: Gymnosperms
Duane D. McKenna Harvard University; Cambridge, MA Beetles
Linda K. Medlin Marine Biological Association of the UK; Plymouth, UK Haptophyte algae, Diatoms
Robert W. Meredith University of California; Riverside, CA Marsupials
Kathleen J. Miglia Duke University Medical Center; Durham, NC Woodpeckers, toucans, barbets, and allies
David P. Mindell California Academy of Sciences; San Francisco, CA Diurnal birds of prey, Owls, Swifts, treeswifts, and hummingbirds
Masaki Miya National History Museum and Institute; Chiba, Japan Ray-finned fishes
William S. Moore Wayne State University; Detroit, MI Woodpeckers, toucans, barbets, and allies
William J. Murphy Texas A&M University; College Station, TX Placental mammals, Carnivores
Gavin J.P. Naylor Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL Cartilaginous fishes
Thomas J. Near Yale University; New Haven, CT Ray-finned fishes, Notothenioid fishes
Angela E. Newton Natural History Museum; London, UK Mosses
Todd Oakely University of California; Santa Barbara, CA Crustaceans
James G. Ogg Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN The geologic time scale
Kinya G. Ota RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology; Kobe, Japan Jawless fishes
Zuogang Peng Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA Sturgeons and paddlefishes, Teleost fishes
Sérgio L. Pereira University of Toronto; Toronto, ON, Canada Ratites and tinamous, Waterfowl and gamefowl, Shorebirds
Marcos Pérez-Losada Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos and; Department of Biology, Brigham Young University; Vairão, Portugal
Provo, UT
Crabs, shrimps, and lobsters, Stalked and acorn barnacles
Davide Pisani The National University of Ireland; Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland Arthropods
Megan L. Porter University of Maryland Baltimore County; Baltimore, MD Crabs, shrimps, and lobsters
Céline Poux Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and; Radboud University; Brussels, Belgium
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Tenrecs and golden moles
Kathleen M. Pryer Duke University; Durham, NC Ferns
Jean-Claude Rage Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle; Paris, France Snakes
Susanne Renner University of Munich; Munich, Germany Gymnosperms,
Kim Roelants Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Brussels, Belgium Frogs and toads
Alex D. Rogers IZoological Society of London; London, UK Cnidarians
Lukas Rüber The Natural History Museum; London, UK Labyrinth fishes
Oliver A. Ryder Zoological Society of San Diego; Escondido, CA Rhinoceroses, tapirs, and horses
Jennifer M. Sander Ohio State University; Columbus, OH Lungfishes
Eric Schuettpelz Duke University; Durham, NC Ferns
H. Bradley Schaffer University of California; Davis, CA Turtles
A. Jonathan Shaw Duke University; Durham, NC Mosses, Liverworts
Andrew M. Shedlock Harvard University; Cambridge, MA Amniotes
Andrew B. Smith The Natural History Museum; London, UK Sea urchins
Chelsea D. Specht University of California; Berkeley, CA Monocots
Mark S. Springer University of California; Riverside, CA Monotremes, Marsupials
Michael E. Steiper Unger College of the City University of New York and; The Graduate Center of the City University of New York; New York, NY Primates
Jan M. Strugnell University of Cambridge; Cambridge, UK Scaphopod mollusks, Cephalopod mollusks
Emma C. Teeling University College Dublin; Dublin, Ireland Bats
Michelle D. Trautwein North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC Holometabolous insects
Marcel van Tuinen University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Wilmington, NC Birds, Advanced birds
Nicolas Vidal Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle; Paris, France Lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenians, Snakes
David R. Vieites University of California Berkeley; Berkeley, CA Amphibians, Salamanders
David B. Wake University of California Berkeley; Berkeley, CA Amphibians, Salamanders
Marvalee H. Wake University of California Berkeley; Berkeley, CA Amphibians
Brian M. Wiegmann North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC

Holometabolous insects, True flies, Lacewings

Niklas Wikström Uppsala University; Uppsala, Sweden Mosses, Liverworts
Mark Wilkinson Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum; London, UK Caecilians
Shaun L. Winterton Entomology, Queensland Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries; Queensland, Australia Lacewings
Shuhai Xiao Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Blacksburg, VA Expertise: early fossil record
Hwan Su Yoon Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences; West Boothbay Harbor, ME Eukaryotes
Nathan M. Young University of California at San Francisco; San Francisco, CA Primates
Peng Zhang Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology, University of California; Berkeley, CA Amphibians, Salamanders