The goal of the proposed work is to generate robust phylogenetic hypotheses
for pectinid scallops using multiple mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequence
and morphological character data sets. These phylogenetic hypotheses will
be used to explore whether similar patterns of morphological characters
or life history features represent correlated evolutionary change or a
chance pattern of association.
This study will involve training of postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate
students in modern phylogenetic methods to study the evolution of scallops.
Students will be involved in all aspects of the proposed research, including
field collections, museum work, morphological and molecular data collection,
and phylogenetic analysis. If you would like to be involved in this project,
please contact Dr. Jeanne Serb.
Euvola raveneli constructs saucer-shaped depressions in soft substrates and can be found along the east coast of the United States.