- I recently retired (on October 1, 2017) and now will have more time to do research on things of interest to me, and to catch up with work on PHYLIP.
- In the issue of Nature published on
29 October 2014, they
published a list of
the top 100
most-cited scientific papers of all
time. My 1985 bootstrap paper was #41. Overall 5 of the 100
were in phylogenetics (Saitou and Nei's 1987 paper on the
Neighbor-Joining method was #20). There were also a number
of bioinformatics papers, with papers on ClustalW and BLAST
being #10 and #12, respectively.
|| ||Bruce Walsh, of the University of Arizona, has named a species
of small noctuid
moth found in Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains after me. It probably eats
cottonwood leaves. For the paper describing it, see here.
| Books, etc.: ||
| Scientific papers:||
- Links to published papers (some viewable freely) will be found in the
publications list in my C.V.
- For papers since 1990, versions will be found here,
many of them being preprint versions.
(in each case the most recent course web page is linked
to). Many have audio recordings of lectures and viewable PDFs of slides.
I retired at the end of September, 2017. After that I will only
teach some summer courses.
Summer courses I teach in, or have taught in, regularly. (Lecture projections and audio
recordings are available for some of these).:
- Courses I have taught at the University of Washington
- Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (in Seattle), module on Molecular
Phylogeny, taught jointly with Mark Holder and Jeffrey Thorne. (Jeff, Mark,
and I did not teach this in 2015, did in 2016, and are not teaching it in 2017).
- Workshop on Molecular Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods
Hole, Massachusetts. I taught in this workshop from 1988 to 2015 with the
exception of 1996, 1998, 2008, and 2010, so a total of 24 times. I think I know
everything there is to know about ways of getting from Logan Airport to Woods
- Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics Workshop. I have
co-founded and co-led this with Steve Arnold of Oregon State University. It was given
from 2011-2013 at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North
Carolina, and in 2014-2016 at the National Institute
for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis in Knoxville, Tennessee (in 2016 I
participated by video link only. That included being virtually-present in the group
photo of the course -- I was connected in real time and could see the camera's
Here is a link
to the schedule of the 2015 course. The individual
lecture titles have links to audio recordings and slides.
In 2017 the course was given from 5-9 June at the Friday Harbor Laboratories of the
University of Washington. The website is Here.
It will be given again there from 4-8 June, 2018.
A page containing links to videos of some lectures I
have given. In some cases PDFs are also available for the slides, which will
be clearer than what you can see of them in the video.
Here are some postings by me on blogs regarding arguments by advocates of
Intelligent Design or creationism:|
on the Panda's Thumb blog
on the Skeptical Zone blog
A summary with links of some of the
population-genetic arguments made by creationists and ID advocates.
The Amphioxus Song web page.|
A video of me singing the Amphioxus Song (a
Quicktime movie) shot by Anna Malaspinas at the 2010 annual retreat of the
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program of the University of
California, Berkeley, which was held at the Marconi Center, Marshall,
at the Workshop on Molecular Evolution at the Marine Biological Laboratory in
Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 2011, thanks to Casey Dunn.
The 2013 performance
which had more wind noise, me temporarily skipping a verse, but at least no
The 2015 performance
which had no wind noise but I still had to be reminded of verses.
stuff that should be better known.
and diatribes that Joe often comes up with. They are gradually being
| Old:||Older stuff that is less important is linked on this web page.