Our research on phylogenetics comprises a number of related areas including biogeography, phylogeny reconstruction, diversification, homology, parallelism and phylogenetic methods. A number of recent papers are listed below by topic as examples of this work.
- Thomas C. Mitchell , Bethany R. M. Williams , John R. I. Wood, David. J. Harris, Robert W. Scotland, Mark A. Carine (2016). How the temperate world was colonised by bindweeds: biogeography of the Convolvuleae .
- Scotland, R.W. & Steel, M. (2015). Circumstances in Which Parsimony but not Compatibility will be Provably Misleading.. Systematic Biology 64(3): 492-504
- Kelly S, Grenyer R, Scotland RW (2014). Phylogenetic trees do not reliably predict feature diversity. Diversity and Distributions.
- Waters, M.T., Tiley, A.M.M., Kramer, E.M., Meerow, A.M., Langdale, J.A. & R.W. Scotland (2013). The corona of the daffodil Narcissus bulbocodium shares stamen-like identity and is distinct from the orthodox floral whorls. The Plant Journal 74: 615-625.
- Hawthorne, W.D. & C.E. Hughes. 2008. Optimising linear taxon sequences derived from phylogenetic trees - a reply to Haston & al. Taxon 57(3) 698-704
- Hughes C, Eastwood RJ (2006). Island radiation on a continental scale: Exceptional rates of plant diversification after uplift of the Andes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103: 10334-10339
- Robert W. Scotland, Richard G. Olmstead and Jonathan R. Bennett.( 2003). Phylogeny Reconstruction: The Role of Morphology. Systematic Biology: 52, No. 4 pp. 539-548.