Paul Martin - Assistant Professor
Research: Where does biodiversity come from, and why does it vary across the globe? These are important questions to answer before we can accurately predict the future impacts of human activities on the world. The long-term goal of research in my lab is to better understand (1) how new species form, (2) when and how these new species expand their distributions to coexist with one another, and (3) the causes of broad geographic variation in diversity. We use a diverse array of approaches to address these questions, all of which have a strong foundation in natural history. Much of our work is done at the Queen's University Biological Station and the Yanayacu Biological Station (Ecuador).
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Some Recent Publications:
- Martin, P.R. and J.J. Tewksbury. 2008. Latitudinal variation in subspecific diversification of birds. Evolution 62:2775-2788.
- Greeney, H.F., R.C. Dobbs, P.R. Martin and R.A. Gelis. 2008. The breeding biology of Grallaria and Grallaricula antpittas. Journal of Field Ornithology 79:113-129.
- Greeney, H.F., P.R. Martin, R.C. Dobbs, R.A. Gelis, A. Bücker and H. Montag. 2008. Nesting ecology of the Spectacled Whitestart (Myioborus melanocephalus) in Ecuador. Ornitologia Neotropical 19:335-344.
- Bonier, F., P.R. Martin, J.P. Jensen, L.K. Butler, M. Ramenofsky, and J.C. Wingfield. 2007. Premigratory life history stages of juvenile arctic birds: Costs, constraints, and trade-offs. Ecology 88:2729–2735.
- Martin, P.R., F. Bonier, and J.J. Tewksbury. 2007. Revisiting Jablonski (1993): Cladogenesis and range expansion explain latitudinal variation in taxonomic richness. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20:930-936.
- Martin, P.R. and J.K. McKay. 2004. Latitudinal variation in genetic divergence of populations and the potential for future speciation. Evolution 58:938-945.
- Martin, P.R. and T.E. Martin. 2001. Ecological and fitness consequences of species coexistence: a removal experiment with wood warblers. Ecology 82:189-206.
- Martin, P.R. and T.E. Martin. 2001. Behavioral interactions between coexisting species: song playback experiments with wood warblers. Ecology 82:207-218.