Maria E. OriveAssociate Professor
Evolutionary Theory, Population Genetics
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Phone: (785) 864-3763
Fax: (785) 864-5860
BIOL 350 - Principles of Genetics
BIOL 570 - Introduction to Biostatistics
BIOL 743 - Population Genetics
BIOL 950 - Evolutionary Mechanisms
University Sabbatical Leave Committee
Department Diversity Development Committee (Chair)
Undergraduate Biology Committee
Area of Interest and Research
- Theoretical population genetics
- Life history evolution
- Relationship of population structure and life-history attributes to gene flow
- Hybridization and genetic diversity
- Within-host viral population dynamics
My research area is theoretical population genetics; I use mathematical models to investigate the roles that such complexities as clonal and asexual reproduction, non-random mating, and different patterns and types of dispersal play in determining genetic structure; I also apply evolutionary theory to questions of how these different life histories evolved. Specific areas of present and future research include models investigating the role that life history plays in determining effective population size and levels of local differentiation, the use of multi-locus genotype information in analyzing hybrid zones, tradeoffs between clonal and sexual life phases, the evolution of senescence, and the dynamics of viral populations within their hosts.
T.N. Marriage, S. Hudman, M.E. Mort, M.E. Orive, R.G. Shaw, and J.K. Kelly. 2009. Direct estimation of the mutation rate at dinucleotide microsatellite loci in Arabidopsis Thaliana (Brassicaceae). Heredity 103:310–317.
Orive, M. E., M.N. Stearns, J. K. Kelly, M. Barfield, M.S. Smith and R. D. Holt. 2005. Viral infection in internally structured hosts. I. Conditions for persistent infection. J. Theoretical Biology 232:453–466.
Williamson, S., S.M. Perry, C.D. Bustamante, M.E. Orive, M.N. Stearns, and J.K. Kelly. 2005. A statistical characterization of consistent patterns of human immunodeficiency virus evolution within infected patients. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22(3):456–68.
Kelly, J. K., S. Williamson, M. E. Orive, M. Smith, and R. D. Holt. 2003. Linking dynamical and population genetic models of persistent viral infection. American Naturalist 162:14–28.
Orive, M. E. and N. H. Barton. 2002. Associations between cytoplasmic and nuclear loci in hybridizing populations. Genetics 162:1469–1485.
Williamson, S. and M. E. Orive. 2002. The genology of a sequence subject to purifying selection at multiple sites. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19:1376–1384.
Orive, M. E. 2001. Somatic mutations in organisms with complex life histories. Theoretical Population Biology 59:235–249.
Asmussen, M.A. and M.E. Orive. 2000. The effects of pollen and seed migration on nuclear-dicytoplasmic systems. I. Nonrandom associations and equilibrium structure with both maternal and paternal cytoplasmic inheritance. Genetics 155:813–831.
Orive, M.E. and M.A. Asmussen. 2000. The effects of pollen and seed migration on nuclear-dicytoplasmic systems. II. A new method for estimating plant gene flow from joint nuclear-cytoplasmic data. Genetics 155:833–854.
Otto, S.P. and M.E. Orive. 1995. Evolutionary consequences of mutation and selection within an individual. Genetics 141:1173–1187.
Orive, M.E. 1995. Senescence in organisms with clonal reproduction and complex life-histories. American Naturalist 145: 90–108.
Orive, M.E. 1993. Effective population size in organisms with complex life-histories. Theoretical Population Biology 44: 316–340.
Tara Marriage, Ph.D. 2009 (post-doctoral researcher, University of Kansas)
Qinqin Gong, M.A. 2009
Elizabeth Slade, M.A. 2007
Linda Wachsberg, M.S. 2006
Scott Williamson, Ph.D. 2003 (Assistant Professor, Cornell University)