My research aims to link the evolution and maintenance of biological diversity to changes in genomes. I use insects as model organisms to gain understanding of the genetics underlying phenotypic divergence. In addition, I use phylogenomic methods to resolve hexapod relationships.
Personal website: www.mimeticbutterflies.org
Hamilton, C. A. and St Laurent, R. A. and Dexter, K. and Kitching, I. J. and Breinholt, J. W. and Zwick, A. and Timmermans, Martijn J. T. N. and Barber, J. R. and Kawahara, A. Y. (2019) Phylogenomics resolves major relationships and reveals significant diversification rate shifts in the evolution of silk moths and relatives. BMC Evolutionary Biology , 19 (1). ISSN 1471-2148 (Published online first)
Timmermans, Martijn J. T. N. and Daghmoumi, Sainab and Glass, Deborah and Hamilton, Chris and Kawahara, A. Y. and Kitching, I. J. (2019) Phylogeny of the hawkmoth tribe Ambulycini: mitogenomes from museum specimens resolve major relationships. Insect Systematics and Diversity . (Accepted/In press)
Linard, Benjamin and Crampton-Platt, Alex and Moriniere, Jerome and Timmermans, Martijn J. T. N. and Andújar, Carmelo and Arribas, Paula and Miller, Kirsten E. and Lipecki, Julia and Favreau, Emeline and Hunter, Amie and Gómez-Rodríguez, Carola and Barton, Christopher and Nie, Ruie and Gillett, Conrad P. D. T. and Breeschoten, Thijmen and Bocak, Ladislav and Vogler, Alfried P. (2018) The contribution of mitochondrial metagenomics to large-scale data mining and phylogenetic analysis of Coleoptera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution , 128 . pp. 1-11. ISSN 1055-7903
Nie, Rui-E and Breeschoten, Thijmen and Timmermans, Martijn J. T. N. and Nadein, Konstantin and Xue, Huai-Jun and Bai, Ming and Huang, Yuan and Yang, Xing-Ke and Vogler, Alfried P. (2018) The phylogeny of Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and the performance of mitochondrial genomes in phylogenetic inference compared to nuclear rRNA genes. Cladistics , 34 (2). pp. 113-130. ISSN 0748-3007
Lekesyte, Barbora and Kett, Stephen and Timmermans, Martijn J. T. N. (2018) What's on the menu: Drosera rotundifolia diet determination using DNA data. Journal of the Lundy Field Society , 6 . pp. 55-64. ISSN 1758-3276