Research-based teaching and learning activities.
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
Timmermans, Martijn J. T. N. and Arbea, J. I. and Campbell, G. and King, M. C. and Prins, A. and Kett, Stephen (2022) Mitochondrial genome divergence supports an ancient origin of circatidal behaviour in the Anurida maritima (Collembola: Neanuridae) species group. Organisms Diversity & Evolution , 22 (1). pp. 131-140. ISSN 1439-6092
Timmermans, Martijn J. T. N. and Srivathsan, Amrita and Collins, Steve and Meier, Rudolf and Vogler, Alfried P. (2020) Mimicry diversification in Papilio dardanus via a genomic inversion in the regulatory region of engrailed – invected. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , 287 (1926). ISSN 0962-8452
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). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1471-2148
Timmermans, Martijn J. T. N. and Daghmoumi, Sainab M. and Glass, Deborah and Hamilton, Chris A. and Kawahara, Akito Y. and Kitching, Ian J. (2019) Phylogeny of the Hawkmoth tribe Ambulycini: mitogenomes from museum specimens resolve major relationships. Insect Systematics and Diversity , 3 (6).
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