PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
Office: 3114 Gardner Hall
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We study phylogeny and evolution of flies to uncover the factors that influence species diversification and molecular evolutionary change. Our research involves genomic data collection, editing and interpretation, phylogenetic analysis, and macroevolutionary comparison. With the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, we work with NESCent scientists and staff to develop materials and promote opportunities for teachers, students and public to engage with scientists and information from across evolutionary biology.
Trautwein MD, Wiegmann B, Beutel R, Kjer K, and Yeates DK. (2012). Advances in Insect Phylogeny at the Dawn of the Postgenomic Era. Annual Review of Entomology. 57:449–468.
Wiegmann BM, Trautwein MD, Winkler IS, Barr NB, Kim J, Lambkin C, Bertone MA, Cassel BK, Bayless KM, Heimberg AM, Wheeler BM, Peterson KJ, Pape T, Sinclair BJ, Skevington JS, Blagoderov V, Caravas J, Kutty SN, Schmidt-Ott U, Kampmeier GE, Thompson FC, Grimaldi DA, Beckenbach AT, Courtney GW, Friedrich M, Meier R, and Yeates DK. (2011). Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 108(14):5690–5695.
Kutty SJ, Pape T, Wiegmann BM, and Meier R. (2010). Molecular phylogeny of the Calyptratae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) with an emphasis on the superfamily Oestroidea and the position of Mystacinobiidae and McAlpine's fly. Systematic Entomology. 35:613–645.
Trautwein MD, Wiegmann BM, and Yeates DK. (2010). A multigene phylogeny of the fly superfamily Asiloidea (Insecta): Taxon sampling and additional genes reveal the sister group to all higher flies (Cyclorrhapha). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 56:918–930.
Winterton SL, Hardy NB, and Wiegmann BM. (2010). On wings of lace: phylogeny and Bayesian divergence time estimates of Neuropterida (Insecta) based on morphological and molecular data. Systematic Entomology. 35:349–378.
Wiegmann BM, Trautwein MD, Kim J, Bertone M, Winterton SL, Cassel BK, and Yeates DK. (2009). Nuclear genes resolve the phylogeny of the holometabolous insects. BMC Biology. 7:34.
Barr NB, and Wiegmann BM. (2009). Phylogenetic relationships of Ceratitis fruit flies inferred from nuclear CAD and tango/ARNT gene fragments: testing monophyly of the subgenera Ceratitis (Ceratitis) and C. (Pterandrus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 53:412–424.