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Queen's University

Paul Martin - Assistant Professor

PMartin.jpeg 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:

  • Bonier, F., C. Eikenaar, P.R. Martin and I.T. Moore. In press. Extra-pair paternity rates vary with latitude and elevation in Emberizid sparrows. American Naturalist in press.
  • Danner, J.E., R.M. Danner, F. Bonier, P.R. Martin, T.W. Small and I.T. Moore. 2011. Female, but not male, tropical sparrows respond more strongly to the local song dialect: implications for population divergence. American Naturalist 178:53-63.
  • Crossman, C.A., V.G. Rohwer and P.R. Martin. 2011. Variation in the structure of bird nests between northern Manitoba and southeastern Ontario. PLoS ONE 6(4): e19086. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019086.
  • Martin, P.R., R. Montgomerie and S.C. Lougheed. 2010. Rapid sympatry explains greater color pattern divergence in high latitude birds. Evolution 64:336-347.
  • Martin, P.R., F. Bonier, I.T. Moore and J.J. Tewksbury. 2009. Latitudinal variation in the asynchrony of seasons: implications for higher rates of population differentiation and speciation in the tropics. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 2:9-17.

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