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Past NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow

Sergei Tarasov

Sergei Tarasov photo. Dates: July 2016 – June 2018
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Twitter: @tarasov_sergio
Project Title: Modeling and exploring evolution of anatomy ontologies using innovative stochastic process and two focal groups of insects

Sergei Tarasov (Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Univ. of Oslo, 2016) is developing novel ontology-based models for phenotypic evolution and tools for their statistical inference, including creating a software package in R, and is exploring the proposed model using two focal lineages of insects—dung beetles and wasps. Upon completing his fellowship at NIMBioS, Dr. Tarasov accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. He is now Curator of Coleoptera (beetles) at the Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki.

NIMBioS Seminar: Systematics of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) and ontology-informed models for phenotypic evolution. Watch online.

Video Interview: Anatomic evolution

Publications while at NIMBioS

Breeschoten T, Doorenweerd C, Tarasov S, Vogler AP. 2016. Phylogenetics and biogeography of the dung beetle genus Onthophagus inferred from mitochondrial genomes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 105: 86. [Link]

Presentations while at NIMBioS

Tarasov S. 2016. Integrative phylogeny of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae). XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL.

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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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