Wade Dismukes is a graduate candidate in the lab of Tracy Heath. He researches host-symbiont cophylogenetic methods using computers. Cophylogenetics deals with explaining congruence/incongruence between the phylogeny of two groups of ecologically related species. The most common example of this is between hosts and their symbionts (i.e. parasites or mutualists).
BSc in Biological Sciences, 2016
University of Missouri -
BSc in Mathematics, 2016
University of Missouri - Columbia
treeducken is an R package for coevolutionary simulation. At present treeducken can simulate cophylogenetic datasets (e.g. host phylogeny and symbiont phylogeny with extant associations), and gene tree species tree processes using the three-tree model similar to that used in the SimPhy program.