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Orlando Schwery

Research Interest

phylogenetics, macroevolution, diversification, biogeography, model adequacy, dung beetles (Scarabaeinae)

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I am interested the evolution of diversity. I am thus investigating which internal and external factors (traits, life history, biogeography) have influenced the diversification of dung beetles. Additionally, I am concerned whether the tools we use are appropriate for the questions we are trying to answer. Therefore, I use simulation approaches to test the adequacy of various diversification models that are currently used.


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