Publications

  • Foley, S., T. Lüddecke, D.-Q. Cheng, H. Krehenwinkel, S. Künzel, S. J. Longhorn, I. Wendt, Volker von Wirth, R. Tänzler, M. Vences, W.H. Piel. 2019. Tarantula phylogenomics: A robust phylogeny of deep theraphosid clades inferred from transcriptome data sheds light on the prickly issue of urticating setae evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 140(106573): 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106573; bioRxiv 501262; doi:10.1101/501262.
  • Piel, W.H. and R.A. Vos. 2018. TreeBASEdmp: A Toolkit for Phyloinformatic Research. bioRxiv 399030; doi:10.1101/399030.
  • Piel, W.H. 2018. The global latitudinal diversity gradient pattern in spiders. Journal of Biogeography, 45: 1896-1904. doi:10.1111/jbi.13387
  • Cheng, D.-Q., and W. H. Piel. 2018. The Origins of the Psechridae: Web-building Lycosoid Spiders. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 125: 213-219. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.03.035.
  • Eiserhardt, W.L., A. Antonelli, D.J. Bennett, L.R. Botigué, G. Burleigh, S. Dodsworth, B.J. Enquist, F. Forest, J. T. Kim, A.M. Kozlov, I.J. Leitch, B.S. Maitner, S. Mirarab, W.H. Piel, O.A. Pérez-Escobar, L. Pokorny, C. Rahbek, B. Sandel, S.A. Smith, A. Stamatakis, R.A. Vos, T. Warnow, W.J. Baker. 2018. A roadmap for global synthesis of the plant tree of life. American Journal of Botany, 105(3): 1-9. doi:10.1002/ajb2.1041
  • Lyubetsky, V., W. H. Piel, and P. F. Stadler. 2016. Molecular Phylogenetics 2016. BioMed Research International, (2016): 9029306. doi:10.1155/2016/9029306
  • Goldsmith, G.R., N. Morueta-Holme, B. Sandel, E.D. Fitz, S.D. Fitz, B. Boyle, N. Casler, K. Engemann, P.M. Jørgensen, N.J.B. Kraft, B. McGill, R.K. Peet, W.H. Piel, N. Spencer, J-C Svenning, B.M. Thiers, C. Violle, S.K. Wiser and B.J. Enquist. 2016. Plant-O-Matic: a dynamic and mobile guide to all plants of the Americas. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7(8): 960-965. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12548.
  • Chen, B., W.H. Piel, and A. Monteiro. 2016. The Distal‐less homeobox genes of insects and spiders: genomic organization, function, regulation and evolution. Insect Science, 23: 335-352. doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12327.
  • Ho, S., S.R. Schachat, W.H. Piel, A. Monteiro. 2016. Attack risk for butterflies changes with eyespot number and size. Royal Society Open Science, 3 (1): 150614. doi:10.1098/rsos.150614.
  • Lyubetsky, V., W. H. Piel, and P. F. Stadler. 2015. Molecular Phylogenetics 2014. BioMed Research International, (2015): 919251. doi:10.1155/2015/919251
  • Šímová, I., C. Violle, N. J. B. Kraft, D. Storch, J.-C. Svenning, B. Boyle, J. C. Donoghue II, P. Jørgensen, B. J. McGill, N. Morueta-Holme, W. H. Piel, R. K. Peet, J. Regetz, M. Schildhauer, N. Spencer, B. Thiers, S. Wiser and B. J. Enquist. 2014. Shifts in trait means and variances in North American tree assemblages: species richness patterns are loosely related to the functional space. Ecography, 38:649-658. doi:10.1111/ecog.00867.
  • Lamanna, C., B. Blonder, C. Violle, N. J. B. Kraft, B. Sandel, I. Símová, J. C. Donoghue II, J.-C. Svenning, B. J. McGill, B. Boyle, V. Buzzard, S. Dolins, P. M. Jørgensen, A. Marcuse-Kubitza, N. Morueta-Holme, R. K. Peet, W. H. Piel, J. Regetz, M. Schildhauer, N. Spencer, B. Thiers, S. K. Wiser, and B. J. Enquist. 2014. Functional trait space and the latitudinal diversity gradient. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 111(38): 13745-13750. doi:10.1073/pnas.1317722111.
  • Oliver, J. C., J. M. Beaulieu, L. F. Gall, W. H. Piel, and A. Monteiro. 2014. Nymphalid eyespot serial homologs originate as a few individualized modules. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 281: 20133262. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.3262.
  • Lyubetsky, V., W. H. Piel, and D. Quandt. 2014. Current Advances in Molecular Phylogenetics. BioMed Research International, 2014(596746): 2. doi:10.1155/2014/596746.
  • Boyle, B., Z. Lu, N. Hopkins, Z. Y. Lu, J. A. R. Garay, D. Mozzherin, T. Rees, N. Matasci, M. L. Narro, W. H. Piel, S. J. Mckay, S. Lowry, C. Freeland, R. K. Peet, and B. J. Enquist. 2013. The taxonomic name resolution service: an online tool for automated standardization of plant names. BMC Bioinformatics, 14(16). doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-16.
  • Uhen, M., A. D. Barnosky, B. Bills, J. Blois, M. T. Carrano, M. A. Carrasco, G. M. Erickson, J. T. Eronen, M. Fortelius, R. W. Graham, E. C. Grimm, M. A. O’Leary, A. Mast, W. H. Piel, P. D. Polly, and L. K. Saila. 2012. From card catalogs to computers: Databases in vertebrate paleontology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33(1): 13-28. doi:10.1080/02724634.2012.716114
  • Oliver, J. C., X.-L. Tong, L. F. Gall, W. H. Piel and A. Monteiro. 2012. A single origin for nymphalid butterfly eyespots followed by widespread loss of associated gene expression. PLoS Genetics, 8(8): e1002893. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002893.
  • Goff, S.A., M. Vaughn, S. McKay, E. Lyons, A.E. Stapleton, D. Gessler, N. Matasci, L. Wang, M. Hanlon, A. Lenards, A. Muir, N. Merchant, S. Lowry, S. Mock, M. Helmke, A. Kubach, M. Narro, N. Hopkins, D. Micklos, U. Hilgert, M. Gonzales, C. Jordan, E. Skidmore, R. Dooley, J. Cazes, R. McLay, Z. Lu, S. Pasternak, L. Koesterke, W.H. Piel, R. Grene, C. Noutsos, K. Gendler, X. Feng, C. Tang, M. Lent, S.-J. Kim, K. Kvilekval, B. Manjunath, V. Tannen, A. Stamatakis, M. Sanderson, S. Welch, K.A. Cranston, P. Soltis, D. Soltis, B. O’Meara, C. Ane, T. Brutnell, D.J. Kleibenstein, J.W. White, J. Leebens-Mack, M.J. Donoghue, E.P. Spalding, T.J. Vision, C.R. Myers, D. Lowenthal, B.J. Enquist, B. Boyle, A. Akoglu, G. Andrews, S. Ram, D. Ware, L. Stein, and D. Stanzione. 2011. The iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for Plant Biology. Frontiers in Plant Genetics and Genomics, 2(34): 1-16. doi:10.3389/fpls.2011.00034.
  • Kettner C, Field D, Sansone SA, Taylor C, Aerts J, Binns N, Blake A, Britten CM, de Marco A, Fostel J, Gaudet P, González-Beltrán A, Hardy N, Hellemans J, Hermjakob H, Juty N, Leebens-Mack J, Maguire E, Neumann S, Orchard S, Parkinson H, Piel W, Ranganathan S, Rocca-Serra P, Santarsiero A, Shotton D, Sterk P, Untergasser A, and PL Whetzel. 2010. Meeting Report from the Second “Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations” (MIBBI) workshop. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 3(3): 259-66. doi:10.4056/sigs.147362.
  • Jordan, G. E. and W. H. Piel. 2008. PhyloWidget: Web-based Visualizations for the Tree of Life. Bioinformatics, 24(14): 1641-1642, doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btn235.
  • Lapp, H., S. Bala, J. Balhoff, A. Bouck, N. Goto, M. Holder, R. Holland, A. Holloway, T. Katayama, P. O. Lewis, A. Mackey, B. I. Osborne, W. H. Piel, S. L. Kosakovsky Pond, A. Poon, W.-G. Qiu, J. E. Stajich, A. Stoltzfus, T. Thierer, A. J. Vilella, R. A. Vos, C. M. Zmasek, D. Zwickl, and T. J. Vision. 2007. The 2006 NESCent Phyloinformatics Hackathon: A field report. Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online. 3: 357-366. doi:10.1177/117693430700300016.
  • Herbert, K. G., J. Spirollari, J.T. Wang, J.T. Wang, W.H. Piel, J. Westbrook, W.C. Barker, Z. Hu and C.H. Wu. 2007. Bioinformatic Databases. In John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, B. W. Wah (Ed.). doi:10.1002/9780470050118.ecse561.
  • Zhang, S, K.G. Herbert, J.T.L. Wang, W.H. Piel, and D.R.B. Stockwell. 2006. “PhyloMiner: a tool for evolutionary data analysis.” In Scientific and Statistical Database Management, 2006. 18th International Conference on, pp. 129-132. IEEE, 2006. doi:10.1109/SSDBM.2006.39.
  • Almon, R. R., D. C. DuBois, J. Y. Jin, Z. Yao, A. Hazra , M. Samtani, G. Snyder, W. H. Piel, and W. J. Jusko. 2006. Development, analysis and use of pharmacogenomic time series for pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling of multi-tissue polygenic responses to corticosteroids. In: New Research on Pharmacogenetics, Chpt. 2, ed. L. P. Barnes. New York: Nova Biomedical Books, 1 edition.
  • Wang, J. T. L., H. Shan, D. Shasha and W. H. Piel. 2005. Fast Structural Search in Phylogenetic Databases. Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online, 1: 37-46. doi:10.1177/117693430500100009
  • Chen, B., W. H. Piel, L. Gui, E. Bruford, and A. Monteiro. 2005. The HSP90 family of genes in the human genome: insights into their divergence and evolution. Genomics, 86(6): 627-637. doi:10.1016/j.ygeno.2005.08.012
  • Herbert, K.G., S. Pusapati, J.T.L. Wang and W.H. Piel. 2005. Lineage Path Integration for Phylogenetic Resources. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM (pp. 117-120).
  • Uit de Weerd, D. R., E. Gittenberger, W. H. Piel. 2004. Widespread polyphyly among Alopiinae snail genera: when phylogeny mirrors biogeography more closely than morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33(3): 533-548. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.07.010
  • Almon R. R., D. C. DuBois, W. H. Piel, and W. J. Jusko. 2004. The Genomic Response of Skeletal Muscle to Methylprednisolone using Microarrays: Tailoring Data Mining to the Structure of the Pharmacogenomic Time Series. Pharmacogenomics, 5: 525-552. doi:10.1517/14622416.5.5.525
  • Herbert, K. G., N. H. Gehani, W. H. Piel, J. T. L. Wang, C. H. Wu. 2004. BIO-AJAX: An Extensible Framework for Biological Data Cleaning. SIGMOD Record, 33(2): 51-57.
  • Megens, H.-J., C. H. M. van Moorsel, W. H. Piel, N. E. Pierce, and R. de Jong. 2004. Tempo of Speciation in a Butterfly Genus from the Southeast Asian Tropics, Inferred from Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Sequence Data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 31:1181-1196. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2003.10.002.
  • Taylor, D. J. and W. H. Piel. 2004. An Assessment of Accuracy, Error, and Conflict with Support Values from Genome-Scale Phylogenetic Data. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 21(8): 1534-1537. doi:10.1093/molbev/msh156.
  • Gittenberger, E., W. H. Piel and D. Groenenberg. 2004. The Pleistocene glaciations and the evolutionary history of the polytypic snail species Arianta arbustorum (Gastropoda, Helicidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 30(1): 64-73. doi:10.1016/S1055-7903(03)00182-9.
  • Wang, J. T. L., H. Shan, D. Shasha, and W. H. Piel. 2003. TreeRank: A Similarity Measure for Nearest Neighbor Searching in Phylogenetic Databases. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2003), Cambridge, MA, pp. 171-180.
  • Piel, W. H., M. J. Sanderson, and M. J. Donoghue. 2003. The Small-World Dynamics of Tree Networks and Data Mining in Phyloinformatics. Bioinformatics, 19(9): 1162-1168. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btg131.
  • Nakhleh, L.., D. Miranker, F. Barbancon, W. H. Piel, and M. Donoghue. 2003. Requirements of phylogenetic databases. Third IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and BioEngineering, p. 141-148. doi:10.1109/BIBE.2003.1188940.
  • Piel, W.H. 2003. Phyloinformatics and Tree Networks. Computational Biology and Genome Informatics: pp. 239-252. doi:10.1142/9789812564498_0010.
  • Shan, H., K. G. Herbert, W. H. Piel, D. Shasha and J. T. L. Wang. 2002. A Structure-Based Search Engine for Phylogenetic Databases. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2002), Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. 7-10.
  • Krikken, J. and W. H. Piel. 2002. “Mining museum riches: an introduction to digital methods in the discovery of changes in the diversity and distribution of life on earth.” Pp. 140-165. In: Meij, J., ed. Dealing with the data flood: Mining data, text and multimedia. Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek Press, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Piel, W. H., M. J. Donoghue, and M. J. Sanderson. 2002. “TreeBASE: a database of phylogenetic information.” Pp. 41-47. In: Shimura, J., K. L. Wilson, and D. Gordon, eds. To the interoperable “Catalog of Life” — with partners Species 2000 Asia Oceanea. Research Report from the National Institute for Environmental Studies No. 171, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Piel, W. H. 2001. The systematics of Neotropical orb-weaving spiders in the genus Metepeira (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 157(1): 1-92.
  • Piel, W. H. and K. J. Nutt. 2000. One species or several? Discordant patterns of geographic variation between allozymes and mtDNA sequences among spiders in the genus Metepeira (Araneae: Araneidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 15(3): 414-418.
  • Piel, W. H. and K. J. Nutt. 1997. Kaira is a likely sister group to Metepeira, and Zygiella is an araneid (Araneae, Araneidae): Evidence from mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Arachnology, 25(3) : 262-268.
  • Piel, W. H. 1996. The ecology of sexual dimorphism in Metepeira (Araneae: Araneidae). Swiss Biol. Rev., vol. hors serie (2): 523-529.
  • Piel, W. H. 1994. A new Chrosiothes spider from West Virginia (Araneae, Theridiidae). Journal of Arachnology, 22: 181-184.
  • Piel, W. H. 1991. The Nearctic jumping spiders of the genus Admestina (Araneae: Salticidae). Psyche, 98(4): 265-282.
  • Piel, W. H. 1991. Pycnogonid predation on nudibranchs and ceratal autotomy. The Veliger, 34(4): 366-367.
  • Piel, W. H. 1985. A note on the ‘bouncing-effect’ in orb- and funnel-weavers. Newsl. Br. arachnol. Soc., 44: 5.