- Ph.D. student
- University of Michigan
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Fields of study
Speciation, biogeography and marine invertebrate ecology
Both geographic and ecological factors influence diversification patterns of taxa. I am interested in how ecological factors, especially biotic associations, affect lineage diversification processes in marine environments. My study system is the hyper-diverse marine bivalve superfamily Galeommatoidea. Many members in this group have obligate or facultative associations (mostly commensal) with other marine invertebrates. I am testing whether the unique lifestyle of galeommatoideans contributes to their high species diversity and morphological disparity, and if so, seeking possible mechanisms.
B.S. from College of Life Science, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
- Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
- Museum of Zoology
Congrats to Rob Massatii and Jingchun Li who were awarded Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants from the National Science Foundation.
EEB graduate student Jingchun Li is this year's recipient of the Donald W. Tinkle Scholarship from the U-M Museum of Zoology.
Cryptic comments have an ambiguous, obscure or hidden meaning. In biology, cryptic species are outwardly indistinguishable groups whose differences are hidden inside their genes.