George Tiley

From MolEvol


About me

I am currently a PostDoc in the Yoder Lab (Integrative Evolutionary Genetics in the Service of Conserving Biodiversity)

My research interests include: Molecular Evolution, Computational Phylogenetics, Biodiversity in Madagascar, Comparative Genomics, Gene Duplication and Loss

Most recently, I've been working on identifying model misspecification in phylogenetics and measuring how empirical levels of model misspecification affect estimation of gene tree discordance and species trees. I'm mostly focused on lemurs right now, but still work on contentious phylogenetic relationships and molecular evolution in plants, birds, and insects. I also use genomic data to test demographic hypotheses that are relevant to Madagascar's natural history and biogeography.


311 Biological Sciences Duke University Durham, North Carolina 27708




My page in the Yoder group: [1]

Selected Publications

Tiley GP, Kimball RT, Braun EL, Burleigh JG. 2018. Comparison of the Chinese bamboo partridge and red Junglefowl genome sequences highlights the importance of demography in genome evolution. BMC Genomics 19:336.

Li Z*, Tiley GP*, Galuska SR, Reardon CR, Kidder TI, Rundell RJ, Barker MS. 2018. Multiple large-scale gene and genome duplications during the evolution of hexapods. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 115:4713-4718.

Tiley GP, Ané C, Burleigh JG. 2016. Evaluating and characterizing ancient whole-genome duplications in plants with gene count data. Genome Biol Evol. 8:1023-1037.

Eserman LA, Tiley GP, Jarret RL, Leebens-Mack JH, Miller RE. 2014. Phylogenetics and diversification of morning glories (Tribe Ipomoeeae, Convolvulaceae) based on whole plastome sequences. Am J Bot. 101:92-103.