Phylogeny of Invertebrate Clades

Resolving relationships of diverse clades.

Marine biogeography

Understanding biogeographical patterns, connectivity, and dispersal capacity of marine snails.

Evolution of shell shape

Understanding the evolution of shell shape and changes in morphospace over large geological scales.

Benthic Ecology

Diversity and distribution patterns of marine fauna.


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