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Seth Bybee

Associate Professor
Biology

4057 LSB
Provo, Utah 84602

(801) 422-3152

Teaching Interests


General Biology, Entomology, Evolution

Research Interests


Phylogenetics, Odonata, visual evolution

Education


  • PostDoc, Phylogenomics, Brigham Young University, 2012
  • PostDoc, Behavioral ecology, University of California-Irvine, 2009
  • PhD, Phylogenetic Systematics, University of Florida, 2008
  • B.S., Conservation Biology, Brigham Young University, 2004

Experience


Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California-Irvine, -Present

Honors & Awards


  • Entomological Foundation of America : Snodgrass Memorial Research Award
  • National Science Foundation : Postdoctoral Fellow Faculty Institute for Reforming Science Teaching
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute : Graduate Student Mentor
  • Florida Entomological Society : Graduate Student Scholarship
  • National Meetings of the Entomological Society of America : President’s Prize for Best Student Paper runner-up
  • Entomological Foundation/Entomological Society of America : Stan Beck Fellowship
  • Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida : Gahan Scholarship
  • Honorable Mention, NSF Graduation Student Fellowship
  • Microptics Inc. : Photography Award
  • Entomological Foundation of America : BioQuip Undergraduate Scholarship
  • National Meetings of the Entomological Society of America : President's Prize for Best Student Paper runner-up
  • Entomological Foundation of America/Entomological Society of America : Stan Beck Fellowship

Courses Taught


Winter 2019

  • BIO 494R: Mentored Research Section 026
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 003
  • IAS 201R: Cultural Survey Section 047

Fall 2018

  • BIO 100: Principles of Biology Section 001
  • BIO 420: Evolutionary Biology Section 001, 003
  • BIO 494R: Mentored Research Section 003
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 003
  • HONRS 101: Late Summer Honors Section 002

Summer 2018

  • BIO 494R: Mentored Research Section 006
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 007

Spring 2018

  • BIO 420: Evolutionary Biology Section 002
  • BIO 421: Evolutionary Biology Lab Section 002
  • BIO 441: Entomology Section 001
  • BIO 494R: Mentored Research Section 004, 027
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 003, 013

Publications

Journal Articles

Bradshaw W, Bybee SM, Gill RA, Peck SL. 2018. A longitudinal study of attitudes toward evolution among undergraduates who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. PloS one. 13(11).

Manwaring KF, Jensen JL, Gill RA, Sudweeks RR, Davies RS, Bybee SM. 2018. Scientific reasoning ability does not predict scientific views on evolution among religious individuals. Evolution: Education & Outreach. 11:2.

Martin GJ, Branham MA, Whiting MF, Bybee SM. 2017. Total evidence phylogeny and the evolution of adult bioluminescence in fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 107:564-575.

Fujimoto S, Suvorov A, Jensen N, Clement M, Snell Q, Bybee S. 2017. The OGCleaner: filtering false-positive homology clusters. Bioinformatics. 33(1):125.

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

Conference Proceedings

Fujimoto M, Lyman C, Suvorov A, Bodily P, Snell QO, Bybee SM, Crandall K, Clement MJ. 2017. Genome Polymorphism Detection Through Relaxed de Bruijin Graph Construction.

Lyman C, Fujimoto M, Suvorov A, Bodily P, Snell QO, Crandall K, Bybee SM, Clement MJ. 2017. Whole Genome Phylogenetic Tree Reconstruction Using Colored de Bruijn Graphs.

Suvorov A, Fujimoto S, Bodily P, Clement MJ, Bybee SM. 2017. Traversing Phylogenetic Hypothesis Space for Finding a Backbone of an Insect Relict Group (INSECTA: ODONATA).

Presentations

Ogden TH, Breinholt J, Bybee SM, Miller D, Sartori M, Shiozawa DK, Whiting MF. Phylogenomics and Evolution of Mayflies (Ephemeroptera). XV International Conference on Ephemeroptera. Brazil. 2018.

Louton JE, Bybee SM, Branham MA. A phylogeny of Hetaerina Hagen (Odonata: Calopterygidae) based on morphological data with an examination of potential correlated evolution between sexually selected characters. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Knoxville, TN. 2012.

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.

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.