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Department of Mathematics
phone: (208) 885-6742
fax: (208) 885-5843
300 Brink Hall

Mailing Address
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1103
Moscow, ID 83844-1103


Paul Joyce, Ph.D.

Office: Mines 321
Phone: 208-885-6195
Email: joyce@uidaho.edu

Department of Mathematics
Dean of College of Science & Professor

  • Selected Publications
    • Bull, JJ, Joyce, P, Gladstone, E, Molineaux, IJ, Empirical complexities in the genetic foundations of lethal mutagenesis. Genetics. 195 (2): 541-552, 2013.
    • Bataillon, T., Joyce, P., Sniegowski, P. As it happens: current directions in experimental evolution. Biology Letters 9(1), 20120945, 2013.
    • Tyerman, J.G. , Ponciano, J.M., Joyce, P., Forney L.J. and Harmon L.J. The evolution of antibiotic susceptibility and resistance during the formation of Escherichia coli biofilms in the absence of antibiotics, BMC Evolutionary Biology. Doi: 10 11867/1471-2148-13-22, 2013.
    • Wojtowicz A.J., Miller C.R., Joyce P. Estimating the number of one step beneficial mutations. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology. 11(4), Article 10, 2012.
    • Joyce P., Genz A., Buzbas E.O. Efficient simulation and likelihood methods for non-neutral multi-allele models. Journal of Computational Biology. 19(6): 650-661, 2012.
    • Slater G.J., Harmon L.J., Joyce P., Revell L.J., Alfaro M.E. Fitting models of continuous trait evolution to incompletely sampled comparative data using Approximate Bayesian Computation. Evolution. 66(3):752-762, 2012.
    • Nagel A.G., Joyce P., Wichman H.A ., Miller C.R. Stickbreaking: a novel fitness landscape model that harbors epistatis and is consistent with commonly observed patterns of adaptive evolution. Genetics 190:669-677, 2012
    • Buzbas, E.O., Joyce, P., Rosenberg, N.A. Inference on the strength of balancing selection in epistatically interacting loci. Journal of Theoretical Biology , 79, Issue 3, 102-113, 2011.
    • Rokyta D.R., Joyce P., Caudle S.B., Miller C.R., Beisel C.J., Wichman H.A. Epistasis between beneficial mutations and the phenotype-to-fitness map for a ssDNA Virus. PLoS Genetics. Vol. 7, Issue 6. e1002075. Epub 2011.
    • Lee K.H., Miller C.R., Nagel A.C., Wichman H.A., Joyce P., Ytreberg F.M.. First-step mutations for adaptation at elevated temperature increase capsid stability in a virus. PLoS One. e25640. Epub 2011.
    • Eastman J.M., Harmon L.J., La H.J., Joyce P., Forney L.J. The onion model, a simple neutral model for the evolution of diversity in bacterial biofilms. J Evol Biol. 2496-504, 2011.
    • Eastman J.M., Alfaro M.E., Joyce P., Hipp A.L., Harmon L.J. A novel comparative method for identifying shifts in the rate of character evolution on trees. Evolution. 65: 3578-35-89, 2011.
    • Miller, C.R., Joyce, P., Wichman, H.A. Mutational effects and population dynamics during viral adaptation challenge current models. Genetics, 187: 185–202, 2011.