Edward Susko

Director, Statistical Consulting Service
Statistics Undergraduate Advisor and Honours Coordinator
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Dalhousie University


Telephone: (902) 494-8865
Fax : (902) 494-5130
Office: Room 202 in the Chase Building
mail: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
         Dalhousie University
         Halifax, Nova Scotia
         Canada B3H 4R2

Representative Publications

- Susko, E., Steel, M. and Roger, A.J. (2021). Conditions under which distributions of edge length ratios on phylogenetic trees can be used to order evolutionary events. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 526:110788

- Youssef, N., Susko, E. and Bielawski, J.P. (2020). Consequences of stability-induced epistasis for substitution rates. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 37:3131--3148.

- Susko, E. and Roger, A.J. (2020). On the Use of Information Criteria for Model Selection in Phylogenetics. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 37:549--562.

- Wang, H., Susko, E. and Roger, A.J. (2019). The relative importance of modeling site pattern heterogeneity versus partition-wise heterotachy in phylogenomic inference. Systematic Biology. 68:1003--1019.

- Mingrone, J., Susko, E. and Bielawski, J.P. (2019). Modified likelihood ratio tests for positive selection. Bioinformatics. 35:2545--2554.

- Roger, A.J. and Susko, E. (2018). Evidence for an ancient origin of extant methanogenic archaeal lineages is weak. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2:1676--1677.

- Susko, E., Lincker, L. and Roger, A.J. (2018). Accelerated estimation of frequency classes in site-heterogeneous profile mixture models. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 35:1266-1283.

- Susko, E. (2017). Bayes Factor Biases for Non-nested Models and Corrections. Canadian Journal of Statistics. 9:290-309.

- Jones, C.T, Youssef, N., Susko, E. and Bielawski, J.P. (2017). Shifting balance on a static mutation-selection landscape: a novel scenario of positive selection. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 34:391-407.

- Mingrone, J., Susko, E. and Bielawski, J. (2016). Smoothed bootstrap aggregation for assessing selection pressure at amino acid sites. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 33:2976--2989.

- Wang, H., Susko, E. and Roger, A.J. (2016). Split-specific Bootstrap Measures for Quantifying Phylogenetic Stability and the Influence of Taxon Selection. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 105:114--125.

- Susko, E. (2015). Bayesian long branch attraction bias and corrections. Systematic Biology. 64:243--255.

- Wang, H., Susko, E. and Roger, A.J.(2014). An amino acid substitution-selection model adjusts residue fitness to improve phylogenetic estimation. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 31:779--792.

- Susko, E. (2014). Tests for Two Trees using Likelihood Methods. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 31:1029--1039.

- Susko, E. (2013). Likelihood ratio tests with boundary constraints using data-dependent degrees of freedom. Biometrika. 100:1019--1023.

- Susko, E. and Roger, A.J. (2013). Problems with estimation of ancestral frequencies under stationary models. Systematic Biology. 62:330--338.

- Zou, L., Susko, E. Field, C. and Roger, A.J.(2012). Fitting Nonstationary General-time-reversible Models to Obtain Edge-lengths and Frequencies for the Barry-Hartigan Model. Systematic Biology. 61:927--940.

- Susko, E. and Roger, A.J. (2012). The Probability of Correctly Resolving a Split as an Experimental Design Criterion in Phylogenetics. Systematic Biology. 61:811--821.

- Susko, E. (2011). Improved Least Squares Topology Testing and Estimation. Systematic Biology. 60:668--675.

- Wu, J. and Susko, E. (2011). A Test for Heterotachy Using Multiple Pairs of Sequences. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 28:1661--1673.

- Susko, E. (2010). First-Order correct bootstrap support adjustments for splits that allow hypothesis testing when using maximum likelihood estimation. Molecular Biology and Evolution.27:1621--1629.

- Wu, J. and Susko, E. (2010). Phylogenies can be inferred through pairwise sequence comparisons for most general time reversible models. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 263:587--589.

- Wang, H., Susko, E. and Roger, A.J. (2009). PROCOV: maximum likelihood estimation of protein phylogeny under covarion models. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 9:225.

- Susko, E. (2009). Bootstrap Support is Not First Order Correct. Systematic Biology. 58:211--233.