Area of Interest
- Studying changes in a hybrid zone of chorus frogs in Louisiana and Mississippi over 40 years
- Describing an anciently diverging lineage of living ants
- New approaches for quantifying phylogenetic information
- Identifying sets of genes that provide reliable phylogenetic signal
- Developing new models of sequence evolution for ultraconserved elements (UCEs)
Awards & Honors
Non-tenured Faculty Research Award, 2017, LSU College of Science
Ernst Mayr Award, 2010, Society of Systematic Biologists
Brown, J.M. and R.C. Thomson. 2018. Evaluating model performance in evolutionary biology. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. In Press.
Höhna, S., L.M. Coghill, G.G. Mount, R.C. Thomson, and J.M. Brown. 2018. P3: Phylogenetic Posterior Prediction in RevBayes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 35:1028-1034.
Barley, A.J., J.M. Brown, and R.C. Thomson. 2017. Impact of model violations on the inference of species boundaries under the multispecies coalescent. Systematic Biology. 67:269-284.
Brown, J.M. and R.C. Thomson. 2017. Bayes factors unmask highly variable information content, bias, and extreme influence in phylogenomic analyses. Systematic Biology. 66:517-530.
Huang, W., G. Zhou, M. Marchand, J. Ash, D. Morris, P. Van Dooren, J.M. Brown, K.A. Gallivan, and J.C. Wilgenbusch. 2016. TreeScaper: visualizing and extracting phylogenetic signal from sets of trees. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 33:3314-3316.
Doyle, V.P., R.E. Young*, G.J.P. Naylor, and J.M. Brown. 2015. Can we identify genes with increased phylogenetic reliability? Systematic Biology. 64:824-837.
Brown, J.M. 2014. Detection of implausible phylogenetic inferences using posterior predictive assessment of model fit. Systematic Biology. 63(3): 334-348.