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University of Texas – Austin

1. -2704-7998. Multivariate character covariance in phylogenetics : issues and applications.

Degree: Geological Sciences, 2018, University of Texas – Austin

Although phylogenetic methods tend to atomize living things into discrete parts with the presumption that they evolve independently, the characteristics of organisms evolve together as part of an integrated whole. They covary with one another due to shared selective pressures, developmental regimes, mechanical stresses and physiological constraints. Discovering integrated systems is an important part of understanding the evolution of life through time. For instance, it appears that the pineal foramen is part of an integrated system related to burrowing behavior and climate. Violating the assumption of independence lowers the accuracy of phylogenetic analyses. Accurate models of non-phylogenetic covariance are necessary to anticipate the effect of covariance on phylogenetic accuracy. With a model of character covariance, one can also conduct automated taxon identification and use patterns of intraspecific variation as phylogenetic characters. Advisors/Committee Members: Bell, Christopher J., 1966- (advisor), Clarke, Julia (committee member), Pianka, Eric (committee member), Martindale, Rowan (committee member), Hillis, David (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Phylogenetics; Morphometrics; Comparative methods

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APA (6th Edition):

-2704-7998. (2018). Multivariate character covariance in phylogenetics : issues and applications. (Thesis). University of Texas – Austin. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2152/68749

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

-2704-7998. “Multivariate character covariance in phylogenetics : issues and applications.” 2018. Thesis, University of Texas – Austin. Accessed October 19, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/2152/68749.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

-2704-7998. “Multivariate character covariance in phylogenetics : issues and applications.” 2018. Web. 19 Oct 2018.

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Vancouver:

-2704-7998. Multivariate character covariance in phylogenetics : issues and applications. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2018. [cited 2018 Oct 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/68749.

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Council of Science Editors:

-2704-7998. Multivariate character covariance in phylogenetics : issues and applications. [Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/68749

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