Jingchun Li

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Jingchun Li

Ph.D. Student

Office Location(s): 1013 Museums Building
Phone: 734.764.0470
jingchun@umich.edu

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Museum of Zoology
  • Fields of Study
    • Speciation, biogeography and marine invertebrate ecology
  • About

    Advisor

    Diarmaid Ó Foighil

    Research Interests

    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.

    Academic Background

    B.S., College of Life Science, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Morphology, speciation