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.
RESEARCH AREAS AND PAPERS
Molecular systematics, diversification
and biogeography of global cicada radiations
* Marshall, et al. 2015. Syst. Biol. (In press.)