David C. Marshall
David C. Marshall

Ph.D., Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Scientist
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269 USA

david.marshall @ uconn.edu

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My research ranges across the fields of phylogeography, biogeography, molecular phylogenetics, molecular ecology, organismal diversification, phylogenetic methodology, animal communication, and mating systems, all with emphasis on acoustically signaling insects (the "singing insects"), which make excellent model systems for such work. I have been fortunate to be involved in many field trips for projects on cicada biology and systematics around the world, and my collaborators (through the C. Simon lab) and I have assembled a large collection of DNA- and song-vouchered cicada specimens that will serve as a basis for extensive new work on Cicadidae diversification, taxonomy, and classification. These collections are strongest for Australian, New Zealand, and North American cicada genera.  My technical specialities include molecular phylogenetic techniques (lab and analytical), field collection, bioacoustic analysis, and specimen curation/databasing.



         Molecular systematics, diversification

         and biogeography of global cicada radiations

               *  Marshall, et al. 2015. Syst. Biol. (In press.)

               *   Hill, Marshall, Moulds, Simon. 2015. Zootaxa, Vol. 3985: 219-251

subgeoSpeciation, phylogeography, song evolution,
and DNA taxonomy in New Zealand cicadas



 Life cycle evolution, communication,

and s
peciation in 13- and 17-year

periodical cicadas


          Aggressive mimicry in the

          Australian predatory katydid

          Chlorobalius leucoviridis

                 *  Marshall and Hill 2009, PLoS One, 4: e4185.


Tree length and rate estimation in

Bayesian and maximum-likelihood

phylogenetic and divergence-time analyses

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