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Insect Systematics and Behavior
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Marc A. Branham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology & Nematology
University of Florida, P.O. Box 110620
Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
Voice mail: (352) 273-3915
Email (replace "(AT)" with "@"): mabranham(AT)ifas.ufl.edu
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I am broadly interested in the evolution of insect mating systems, but am specifically interested in the use of phylogenetic reconstructions to explore the evolution of sexual communication in fireflies (Lampyridae.) While my work includes the evolution of behavior (bioluminescent signals) I am also examining the evolution of the morphological structures that are associated with aspects of these mating systems. Some of my current research includes: a) elucidating the higher-level phylogenetic relationships within Lampyridae, b) incorporating fossil lampyrids into matrices with extant taxa to both place them and to study character evolution, and c) investigating the systematics and biogeography of the Caribbean firefly fauna (both fossil and extant.) My lab is oriented around research in insect phylogenetic systematics (both molecular and morphological) and the study and description of morphological variation as it relates to taxonomy and systematics.

 
 
 
Marc Branham, 2013
Marc Branham, 2013

Marc Branham, 2013
Marc Branham, 2013

Soroa, Pinar del Rio, Cuba 2005
Marc Branham, Soroa, Pinar del Rio, Cuba 2005

Soroa, Pinar del Rio, Cuba 2006
Marc Branham, Soroa, Pinar del Rio, Cuba 2006
 
 
 

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