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Molecular and morphological clocks for estimating evolutionary divergence times.
Barba-Montoya J, Tao Q, Kumar S. (Manuscript submitted to BMC Evolutionary Biology).

Molecular dating for phylogenies containing a mix of populations and species by using Bayesian and RelTime approaches.
Mello B. Tao Q, Barba-Montoya J, Kumar S. (2020) Molecular Ecology Resources (accepted). DOI:

Using a GTR+Γ substitution model for dating sequence divergence when stationarity and time-reversibility assumptions are violated.
Barba-Montoya J, Tao Q, Kumar S. (2020) Bioinformatics (accepted). DOI:

Relative efficiencies of simple and complex substitution models in estimating divergence times in phylogenomics.
Tao Q, Barba-Montoya J, Huuki LA, Durnan MK, Kumar S. (2020) Molecular Biology and Evolution, 1-13. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msaa049.

Constraining uncertainty in the timescale of angiosperm evolution and the veracity of a Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution.
Barba-Montoya J, dos Reis M, Schneider H, Donoghue PCJ, Yang Z. (2018) New Phytologist, 218: 819–834. DOI: 10.1111/nph.15011.

Using phylogenomic data to explore the effects of relaxed clocks and calibration strategies on divergence time estimation: Primates as a test case.
dos Reis M, Gunnell GF, Barba-Montoya J, Wilkins A, Yang Z, Yoder AD. (2018) Systematic Biology, 67(4):594–615. DOI:

Comparison of different strategies for using fossil calibrations to generate the time prior in Bayesian molecular clock dating.
Barba-Montoya J, dos Reis M, Yang Z. (2017) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 114: 386–400. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.07.005.

¿Por qué tantos cactos columnares? El papel de los murciélagos nectarívoros en su diversificación.
Barba-Montoya J, Magallón S. (2012) Oikos=, 48: 6. researchgate/publication/320373296/.


Ph.D. Thesis (University College London, UK), 2017: “Bayesian molecular clock dating and the divergence times of angiosperms and primates”. Supervised by Professor Ziheng Yang.

M.Sc. Thesis (National Autonomous University of Mexico), 2012: “Diversification of Pachycereeae (Cactaceae) due to pollination syndromes”. Supervised by Professor Susana Magallón. researchgate/publication/320452588/.

B.Sc. Thesis (National Autonomous University of Mexico), 2009: “Origin and evolution of tribe Pachycereeae (Cactaceae)”. Supervised by Professor Susana Magallón. Tesiunam.