The College of Life Sciences

Whiting, Michael

Biology

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4142  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-5651

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Honors and Awards
  • National Science Foundation : Program Director, Systematics and Biodiversity Sciences
 Courses Taught

Winter 2014
  • BIO 420: Evolutionary Biology Section 002
  • BIO 421: Evolutionary Biology Lab Section 001, 002, 003
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 014
Fall 2013
  • BIO 640: Phylogenetic Systematics Section 001
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 012
Winter 2013
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 003
Fall 2012
  • BIO 441: Entomology Section 001, 002
  • BIO 559R: Adv Topics Ecology & Evolution Section 004
  • BIO 695R: Practicum in Biology Teaching Section 002

Selected Publications
Journal Articles

Mugleston JD, Song H, Whiting MF. A century of paraphyly: A molecular phylogeny of katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) supports multiple origins of leaf-like wings. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2013 Jul;69:1120-1134.

Leavitt J, Hiatt KD, Whiting MF, Song H. Searching for the optimal data partition strategy in mitochondrial phylogenomics: A phylogeny of Acridoidea (Insecta: Orthoptera: Caelifera) as a case study. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2013 Apr;67:494-508.

Song H, Moulton MJ, Hiatt KD, Whiting MF. Uncovering historical signature of mitochondrial DNA hidden in the nuclear genome: The origin of the desert locust revisited. Cladistics. 2013 Apr;29:643-662.

Buckman R, Mound L, Whiting MF. Phylogeny of thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) based on five molecular loci. Systematic Entomology. 2013 Jan;38:123-133.

Nelson LA, Lambkin CL, Batterham P, Wallman JF, Dowton M, Whiting MF, Yeates DK, Cameron SL. Beyond barcoding: A mitochondrial genomics approach to molecular phylogenetics and diagnostics of blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Gene. 2012 Dec;511:131-142.

Sundberg K, Clement MJ, Snell QO, Ventura DA, Whiting MF, Crandall KA. Phylogenetic Search Through Partial Tree Mixing. BMC Bioinfomatics. 2012 Aug;13(13):S8. <website>

Bybee SM, Johnson KK, Gering EJ, Whiting MF, Crandall KA. All the better to see you with: A review of odonate color vision and transcriptomic insight into the odonate eye. Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 2012 Jul;12:241-250.

Terry MD, Whiting MF. Zorotypus novobritannicus, the first species of the order Zoraptera (Zorotypidae) from the Australasian Ecozone. Zootaxa. 2012 Jan;3260:52-61.

Beutel RG, Friedrich F, Whiting MF, Hörnschemeyer T, Pohl H, Hünefeld F, Beckmann F, Meier R, Misof B, Whiting MF, et al. Morphological and molecular evidence converge upon a robust phylogeny for the megadiverse Holometabola. Cladistics. 2011 Aug;27:341-355. <website>

Pfrender ME, Hawkins CP, Whiting MF, Bagley M, Courtney G, Creutzburg B, Epler JH, Fend S, Ferrington LC, Hartzell PL, et al. Genetic Approaches to Biodiversity Assessment In Freshwater Ecosystems. Quarterly Review of Biology. 2010 Jul;85:319-340.

Sheffield NC, Hiatt KD, Valentine MC, Song H, Whiting MF. Mitochondrial genomics in Orthoptera using MOSAS. Mitochondrial DNA. 2010 Jul;21:87-104.

Bitam I, Dittmar K, Parola P, Whiting MF, Raoult D. Fleas and flea-borne diseases. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2010 Apr;14:e667-e676.

Legendre F, Robillard T, Song H, Whiting MF, Desutter-Grandcolas. L. One hundred years of instability in ensiferan relationships. Systematic Entomology. 2010 Apr;35:475-488.

Lord NP, Hartley CS, Miller KB, Lawrence JF, McHugh JV, Whiting MF. Phylogenetic analysis of the minute brown scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Latridiidae), and recognition of a new beetle family, Akalyptoischionidae, fam. n. (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Systematic Entomology. 2010 Apr;35:753-763.

Song H, Sheffield NC, Cameron SL, Miller KB, Whiting MF. When phylogenetic assumptions are violated: base compositional heterogeneity and among-site rate heterogeneity in beetle mitochondrial phylogenomics. Systematic Entomology. 2010 Apr;35:429-448.

Gullipalli DA, Arif A, Aparoy P, Svenson G, Whiting MF, Reddanna P, Dutta-Gupta A. Identification of a Developmentally and Hormonally Regulated Delta Class Insect Glutathione S-transferase. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B-Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 2010 Jan;156:33-39.

Moulton MJ, Song H, Whiting MF. Assessing the effects of primer specificity on eliminating numt coamplification in DNA barcoding: A case study from Orthoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta). Molecular Ecology Resources. 2010 Jan;10:615-627.

Houston DD, Ogden TH, Whiting MF, Shiozawa DK. Polyphyly of the Pikeminnows (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) Inferred Using Mitochondrial DNA Sequences. Transaction of the American Fisheries Society. 2010 Jan;139(1):303-315. <website>

Svenson GG, Whiting MF. Tracing the Origins of the Praying Mantises (Dictyoptera: Mantodea): the emergence of modern Gondwanan mantises and their ecomorphic convergences. Cladistics. 2009 Oct;25:468-514.

Cameron SL, Whiting MF. The complete mitochondrial genome of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Sphingidae), and an examination of mitochondrial gene variability within butterflies and moths. Gene. 2008 Feb;408:112-123.

Miller KB, Alarie Y, Whiting MF. Description of the Larva of Notaticus fasciatus Zimmermann (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) Associated With Adults Using DNA Sequence Data. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2007 Nov;100:787-797.

Hastriter MW, Whiting MF. Records of fleas (Siphonaptera) of carnivores from Idaho. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 2005 Jul;107:417-427.

Terry MD, Whiting MF. Behavior of POY versus CLUSTALL across a broad parameter landscape. Cladistics. 2005;21:272-281.

Taylor SD, Dittmar de la Cruz K, Porter ML, Whiting MF. Characterization of the long-wavelength opsin from Mecoptera and Siphonaptera: Does a flea see?. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2005;22:1165-1174.

Terry MD, Whiting MF. Phylogeny of polyneopterous insect orders: Is Mantophasmatodea a new order?. Cladistics. 2005;21:240-257.

Hastriter MW, Whiting MF. Macropsylla novaehollandiae (Hystrichopsyllidae), a new species of flea from Tasmania. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington. 2002;104:663-671.

Book Chapters

Whiting MF. Evolution and the Gospel: Seeking Grandeur in this View of Life. In: M. D. Rhodes, J. W. Moody, editors. Converging Paths to Truth: The Summerhays Lectures on Science and Religion. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; 2011. p. 151-167

Conference Proceedings

Clement MJ, Sundberg K, Snell QO, Ventura DA, Whiting MF, Crandall KA. Partial Tree Mixing, a Novel Approach to Phylogenetic Search. 2011th ed. 2011 Nov. <website>

Presentations

Naegle M, Whiting MF. Fleas, lice, and earwigs too? Evolution of ectoparasitic earwigs (Dermaptera). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Knoxville, TN. 2012 Nov.

Buckman R, Mound L, Whiting MF. Phylogenetics of Thysanoptera: Timing and tempo of thrips evolution. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Knoxville, TN. 2012 Nov.

Mugleston J, Song H, Whiting MF. Trees, leaves, and lobes: Katydid (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) phylogenetics, leaf-like wings, and external ear morphology. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Knoxville, TN. 2012 Nov.

Martin GJ, Bybee SM, Whiting MF, Branham MA. Using novel loci to form a preliminary phylogeny of fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Knoxville, TN. 2012 Nov.

Manwaring K, Whiting MF. Ancient eyes and scorpionflies: Evolution of panorpid visual systems (Mecoptera: Panorpidae). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Knoxville, TN. 2012 Nov.

Whiting MF. The Evolution of an Evolutionary Biologist: Lessons in Insect Phylogenetics. Seminar. Arlington, VA. 2012 Jun.

Leavitt JR, Hiatt KD, Song H, Whiting MF. Are past phallic phylogenies of Acridoidea fallacies?. National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Weber State University. 2012 Mar.

Naegle M, Whiting MF. Elucidating Ectoparasitic Earwig Evolution. National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Weber State University. 2012 Mar.

Johnson K, Whiting MF, Bybee SM. The evolution of color vision in dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata). National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. 2012 Mar.

Song H, Moulton M, Whiting MF. A broad-scale survey of nuclear mitochondrial pseudogenes in Orthoptera (Insecta). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV. 2011 Nov.

Mugleston JD, Song H, Whiting MF. A molecular phylogeny of the family Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV. 2011 Nov.

Fager K, Bybee S, Whiting MF. An investigation of the opsin gene complex in scorpionflies (Mecoptera: Panorpidae). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. 2011 Nov.

Leavitt JR, Hiatt KD, Song H, Whiting MF. Are past phallic phylogenies of Acridoidea fallacies?. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV. 2011 Nov.

Naegle M, Whiting MF. Elucidating ectoparasitic earwig evolution. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV. 2011 Nov.

Martin G, Zenger J, Bybee S, Whiting MF. Molecular evolution of the visual system in the blind cave beetle (Glacicavicola basthysciodes). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV. 2011 Nov.

Johnson K, Bybee S, Whiting MF. The evolution of color vision in dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV. 2011 Nov.

Buckman R, Whiting MF. Why thrips are thrilling: phylogenetic relationships among major groups and the evolution of the mitochondrial genome. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV. 2011 Nov.

Jessica J, Mugleston J, Hiatt K, Song H, Whiting MF. Deep-level phylogeny of Ensifera (Orthoptera) based on molecular data. Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research. Ogden, Utah. 2011 Feb.

Leavitt J, Hiatt K, Song H, Whiting MF. Hopping towards a robust hypothesis: Phylogeny of Caelifera based on entire mitochondrial genomes. Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research. Ogden, Utah. 2011 Feb.