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Dr Philip Greenspoon

email: philip.greenspoon at otago.ac.nz

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Research Interests

I'm a mathematical modeller interested in a variety of topics in evolutionary biology and ecology including host-parasite coevolution, epigenetic transmission, within-host parasite dynamics, evolutionary rescue, sexual selection, and species coexistence.

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Publications

Greenspoon, P. B., Spencer, H. G., & M’Gonigle, L. K. (2022). Epigenetic induction may speed up or slow down speciation with gene flow. Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/evo.14494

Greenspoon, P. B., & Spencer, H. G. (2021). Avoiding extinction under nonlinear environmental change: Models of evolutionary rescue with plasticity. Biology Letters, 17(12), 20210459. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2021.0459

Greenspoon, P., & Wadhawan, K. (2021). Colonization limitation of specialized enemies reduces species richness. Theoretical Ecology, 14, 1-8. doi: 10.1007/s12080-020-00474-7

Greenspoon, P. B., & Spencer, H. G. (2018). The evolution of epigenetically-mediated adaptive transgenerational plasticity in a subdivided population. Evolution, 72(12), 2773-2780. doi: 10.1111/evo.13619

Greenspoon, P. B., Banton, S., & Mideo, N. (2018). Immune system handling time may alter the outcome of competition between pathogens and the immune system. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 447, 25-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2018.03.010

Greenspoon, P. B., Spencer, H. G., & M’Gonigle, L. K. (2022). Epigenetic induction may speed up or slow down speciation with gene flow. Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/evo.14494

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P. B., & Spencer, H. G. (2021). Avoiding extinction under nonlinear environmental change: Models of evolutionary rescue with plasticity. Biology Letters, 17(12), 20210459. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2021.0459

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P., & Wadhawan, K. (2021). Colonization limitation of specialized enemies reduces species richness. Theoretical Ecology, 14, 1-8. doi: 10.1007/s12080-020-00474-7

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P. B., & Spencer, H. G. (2018). The evolution of epigenetically-mediated adaptive transgenerational plasticity in a subdivided population. Evolution, 72(12), 2773-2780. doi: 10.1111/evo.13619

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P. B., Banton, S., & Mideo, N. (2018). Immune system handling time may alter the outcome of competition between pathogens and the immune system. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 447, 25-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2018.03.010

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P. B., & Mideo, N. (2017). Evolutionary rescue of a parasite population by mutation rate evolution. Theoretical Population Biology, 117, 64-75. doi: 10.1016/j.tpb.2017.08.004

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P. B., & Mideo, N. (2017). Parasite transmission among relatives halts Red Queen dynamics. Evolution, 71(3), 747-755. doi: 10.1111/evo.13157

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P. B., & M’Gonigle, L. K. (2014). Host-parasite interactions and the evolution of nonrandom mating. Evolution, 68(12), 3570-3580. doi: 10.1111/evo.12538

Journal - Research Article

M’Gonigle, L. K., & Greenspoon, P. B. (2014). Allee effects and species co-existence in an environment where resource abundance varies. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 361, 61-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.07.014

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P. B., & M’Gonigle, L. K. (2013). The evolution of mutation rate in an antagonistic coevolutionary model with maternal transmission of parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 230(1761), 20130647. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0647

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P. B., & Otto, S. P. (2009). Evolution by fisherian sexual selection in diploids. Evolution, 63(4), 1076-1083. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00606.x

Journal - Research Article

Wood, T. E., Takebayashi, N., Barker, M. S., Mayrose, I., Greenspoon, P. B., & Rieseberg, L. H. (2009). The frequency of polyploid speciation in vascular plants. PNAS, 106(33), 13875-13879. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0811575106

Journal - Research Article

Greenspoon, P. B., & M’Gonigle, L. K. (2013). Can positive frequency dependence facilitate plant coexistence? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 28(6), 317-318. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2013.02.016

Journal - Research Other

Greenspoon, P. (2016). Parasite transmission among relatives halts Red Queen dynamics. Proceedings of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting. (pp. 107). Retrieved from https://cms.math.ca/Events/winter16

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Greenspoon, P., Banton, S., & Mideo, N. (2017, June). Immune system handling time may alter the outcome of competition between pathogens and the immune system for host resources. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Meeting on Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID), Santa Barbara, USA.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Greenspoon, P., & Mideo, N. (2016, June). Evolutionary rescue of a parasite population by mutation rate evolution. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting on Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID), Ithaca, USA.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Greenspoon, P. (2017, April). Parasite transmission among relatives halts Red Queen dynamics. Verbal presentation at the 12th Atwood Colloquium in Ecology and Evolution, Toronto.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Greenspoon, P. (2016, July). Non-random parasite transmission halts Red Queen dynamics. Verbal presentation at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE), St. John's, Canada.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Greenspoon, P. B., & M’Gonigle, L. (2013, June). The evolution of mutation rate in an antagonistic co- evolutionary model with maternal transmission of parasites. Verbal presentation at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB), and the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), Snowbird, USA.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Greenspoon, P. B. (2014). Models of species interactions in evolution and ecology (PhD). Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Retrieved from https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10592900

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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