Landscape coevolution of bursera plants and its herbivores

Principal Investigators:

Judith X. Becerra

In order to understand the macroevolutionary context of the ecology of plant-herbivore interactions we need to have integrative studies that merge, historical, ecological, and biogeographic information. I would like to spend a year exploring the combination of molecular phylogenetics, character reconstruction and ecological data including biogeographical ranges, to study the landscape coevolution and co-diversification of a plant-herbivore association. My plan is to use the first two thirds of the year to analyze data and the last third to write... more

Participants and Meetings

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st August 2001—31st July 2002Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Judith X. Becerrajxb@email.arizona.eduUniversity of Arizona

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Becerra, Judith X. 2003. Evolution of Mexican Bursera (Burseraceae) inferred from ITS, ETS, and 5S nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Vol: 26. Pages 300-309. (Abstract)
Journal Article Becerra, Judith X. 2003. Synchronous coadaptation in an ancient case of herbivory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 100(22). Pages 12804-12807. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Becerra, Judith X. 2004. Molecular systematics of Blepharida beetles (Chrysomelidae: Alticinae) and relatives. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Vol: 30(1). Pages 107-117. (Abstract) (Online version)
"Landscape coevolution of bursera plants and its herbivores" is project ID: 4600