Jeffrey B. Joy

Post-doctoral Researcher
Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, FAB* Lab, HESP
Department of Biological Sciences
IRMACS Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Simon Fraser University







Research Overview:

Broadly, my research integrates genetic, population genetic, phylogenetic, ecological and comparative approaches to study unresolved evolutionary questions in disparate groups of organisms across the tree of life. I also apply evolutionary logic to data from humans and pathogens to examine questions of significance to human health and disease.

Selected Publications: *denotes equal contributions

Joy, J.B. In Press. Symbiosis catalyzes niche expansion and diversification. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B.

Gudde*, R.M., J.B. Joy*, A.O. Mooers*. 2013. Imperiled phylogenetic endemism of Malagasy lemuriformes. Diversity and Distributions. doi:10.1111/ddi.12023.

Jetz*, W., G.H. Thomas*, J.B. Joy*, K. Hartmann*, and A.O. Mooers*. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature doi:10.1038/nature11631.

Joy, J.B. and B.J. Crespi. 2012. Island phytophagy: explaining the remarkable diversity of plant feeding insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.0397.

Beckenbach, A.T., and J.B. Joy. 2009. Evolution of the mitochondrial genomes of gall midges (Diptera, Cecidomyidae): rearrangement and severe truncation of tRNA genes. Genome Biology and Evolution 1:278-287.

Joy, J.B. and B.J. Crespi. 2007. Adaptive Radiation of gall-inducing insects within a single host-plant species. Evolution 61:784-795.

Worobey, M., M.L. Santiago, B.F. Keele, J.N. Ndjango, J. B. Joy, B. Labama, B.D. Dheda, A. Rambaut, P.M. Sharp, G.M. Shaw, B.H. Hahn. 2004. Origin of AIDS: Contaminated polio vaccine theory refuted. Nature 428:820.

Joy, J.B. 2000. Characteristics of nest cavities and nest trees of the Red-breasted Sapsucker in coastal montane forests. Journal of Field Ornithology 71: 525-530.