People

Matthew Herron

Matthew Herron

Research Assistant Professor

Office: Health Sciences 505
Email: matthew.herron@mso.umt.edu

Personal Website

Education

Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 2009.

M.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 2006.

M.S., Biology, University of Central Florida, 2003.

B.A., Political Science, University of Central Florida, 1993.

Selected Publications

Herron M. D. and A. M. Nedelcu. 2015. Volvocine algae: from simple to complex multicellularity. pp. 129-152 in A. M. Nedelcu & I. Ruiz-Trillo (eds.) Evolutionary transitions to multicellular life: Principles and mechanisms.

Herron M. D., S. Ghimire, C. R. Vinikoor and R. E. Michod. 2014. Fitness trade-offs and developmental constraints in the evolution of soma: an experimental study in a volvocine alga. Evolutionary Ecology Research 16:203-221.

Herron, M. D. and M. Doebeli. 2013. Parallel evolutionary dynamics of adaptive diversification in Escherichia coli. PLoS Biology 11(2):e1001490. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001490

Herron M. D., A. Rashidi, D. E. Shelton, and W. W. Driscoll. 2013. Cellular differentiation and individuality in the 'minor' multicellular taxa. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 88(4):844-861. doi: 10.1111/brv.12031

Ratcliff, W. C., M. D. Herron, K. Howell, J. T. Pentz, F. Rosenzweig, and M. Travisano. 2013. Experimental evolution of an alternating uni- and multicellular life cycle in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Nature Communications 4:2742. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3742

Leliaert, F., D. R. Smith, H. Moreau, M. D. Herron, H. Verbruggen, C. F. Delwiche, and O. De Clerck. 2012. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of the green algae. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 31(1):1-46. doi: 10.1080/07352689.2011.615705

Herron, M. D., J. D. Hackett, F. O. Aylward, and R. E. Michod. 2009. Triassic origin and early radiation of multicellular volvocine algae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106(9):3254-3258. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0811205106

Publications

Nozaki, H., N. Ueki, O. Misumi, K. Yamamoto, S. Yamashita, M. D. Herron and F. Rosenzweig. Morphology and reproduction of Volvox capensis (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) from Montana, USA. Phycologia 54:316-320. doi: 10.2216/15-14.1

Herron M. D. and A. M. Nedelcu. 2015. Volvocine algae: from simple to complex multicellularity. pp. 129-152 in A. M. Nedelcu & I. Ruiz-Trillo (eds.) Evolutionary transitions to multicellular life: Principles and mechanisms.

Herron M. D., S. Ghimire, C. R. Vinikoor and R. E. Michod. 2014. Fitness trade-offs and developmental constraints in the evolution of soma: an experimental study in a volvocine alga. Evolutionary Ecology Research 16:203-221.

Herron, M. D. and M. Doebeli. 2013. Parallel evolutionary dynamics of adaptive diversification in Escherichia coli. PLoS Biology 11(2):e1001490. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001490

Herron M. D., A. Rashidi, D. E. Shelton, and W. W. Driscoll. 2013. Cellular differentiation and individuality in the 'minor' multicellular taxa. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 88(4):844-861. doi: 10.1111/brv.12031

Ratcliff, W. C., M. D. Herron, K. Howell, J. T. Pentz, F. Rosenzweig, and M. Travisano. 2013. Experimental evolution of an alternating uni- and multicellular life cycle in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Nature Communications 4:2742. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3742

Leliaert, F., D. R. Smith, H. Moreau, M. D. Herron, H. Verbruggen, C. F. Delwiche, and O. De Clerck. 2012. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of the green algae. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 31(1):1-46. doi: 10.1080/07352689.2011.615705

Herron, M. D. and M. Doebeli. 2011. Adaptive diversification of a plastic trait in a predictably fluctuating environment. Journal of Theoretical Biology 285:58-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.06.007

Nedelcu, A. M., W. W. Driscoll, P. M. Durand, M. D. Herron, and A. Rashidi. 2011. On the paradigm of altruistic suicide in the unicellular world. Evolution 65(1):3-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01103.x

Herron, M. D., A. G. Desnitskiy, and R. E. Michod. 2010. Evolution of developmental programs in Volvox (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 46(2):316-324. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2009.00803.x

Herron, M. D. 2009. Many from one: lessons from the volvocine algae on the evolution of multicellularity (invited mini-review). Communicative & Integrative Biology 2(4):368-370. doi: 10.4161/cib.2.4.8611

Herron, M. D., J. D. Hackett, F. O. Aylward, and R. E. Michod. 2009. Triassic origin and early radiation of multicellular volvocine algae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106(9):3254-3258. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0811205106

Pepper, J. W. and M. D. Herron. 2008. Does biology need an organism concept? Biological Reviews 83(4):621-627. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2008.00057.x 

Herron, M. D. and R. E. Michod. 2008. Evolution of complexity in the volvocine algae: transitions in individuality through Darwin's eye. Evolution 62(2):436-451. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00304.x

Jiang, Z. J., T. A. Castoe, C. C. Austin, F. T. Burbrink, M. D. Herron, J. A. McGuire, C. L. Parkinson, and D. D. Pollock. 2007. Comparative mitochondrial genomics of snakes: substitution rate dynamics and functionality of the duplicate control region. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:123. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-123

Michod, R. E. and M. D. Herron. 2006. Cooperation and conflict during evolutionary transitions in individuality. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19(5):1406-1409. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2006.01142.x

Herron, M. D., J. M. Waterman, and C. L. Parkinson. 2005. Phylogeny and historical biogeography of African ground squirrels: the role of climate change in the evolution of Xerus. Molecular Ecology 14(9):2773-2788. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02630.x

Herron, M. D., T. A. Castoe, and C. L. Parkinson. 2004. Sciurid phylogeny and the paraphyly of Holarctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31(3):1015-1030. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2003.09.015

Herron, M. D., and J. M. Waterman. 2004. Xerus erythropus. Mammalian Species 748:1-4. doi: 10.1644/748

Waterman, J., and M. D. Herron. 2004. Xerus princeps. Mammalian Species 751:1-3. doi: 10.1644/751