Worcester State University
Biology Department

 

Sebastian Velez

Contact Information
Office: Science & Technology 310K
Phone: (508) 929-8308
Email: svelez@worcester.edu

Education
Education: B.S. University of Puerto Rico
M.S. University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. Harvard University

Area of Specialization and Research
Island Biogeography and Invertebrate Systematics


Teaching
Genetics
Organismal Biology
Invertebrate Systematics
Research Methods
Molecular Evolution

 

 

Vélez S, Mesibov R, Giribet G (2011) Biogeography of a continental island: faunal breaks and population structure of a relict endemic, the annectant centipede Craterostigmus tasmanianus. Journal of Heredity.

Feder JL and Vélez S (2009) Intergenic exchange, geographic isolation, and the evolution of bioluminescent color for Pyrophorus click beetles. Evolution 63, 1203-1261.

Xie X, Michel AP, Schwarz D, Rull J, Vélez S, Forbes AA, Aluja M, Feder JL (2008) Radiation and divergence in the Rhagoletis pomonella species complex: inferences from DNA sequence data. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21, 900-913.

Xie X, Rull J, Michel AP, Vélez S, Forbes A, Lobo NF, Aluja M, Feder JL (2007) Hawthorn – infesting populations of Rhagoletis pomonella in Mexico and speciation mode plurality. Evolution 61, 1091-1105.

Vélez S (2006) The Evolution of Insects. Écoscience 13, 290.

Vélez S, Feder JL (2006) Integrating biogeographic and genetic approaches to investigate the history of bioluminescent color alleles in the Jamaican click beetle Pyrophorus plagiophthalamus. Molecular Ecology 15, 1339-1404.

Vélez S, Noor MAF, Lobo NF, Feder JL (2006) Development of novel microsatellite loci for the apple maggot fly Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Thriptidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 6, 90-92.

Vélez S, Feder JL (2005) Isolation and characterization of novel dinucleotide repeat microsatellites in the Jamaican click beetle Pyrophorus plagiophthalamus (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Molecular Ecology Notes 5, 899-901.

Feder JL, Xie X, Rull J, Vélez S, Forbes A, Leung B, Dambroski H, Filchak KE, Aluja M (2005) Mayr, Dobzhansky, and Bush and the complexities of sympatric speciation in Rhagoletis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 102, 6573-6580.

Stolz U, Vélez S, Wood KV, Wood M, Feder JL (2003) Darwinian natural selection for orange bioluminescent color in a Jamaican click beetle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 100, 14955-14959.

 
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