Pectinid Scallops
Project Overview


Project Overview

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.

contact Dr. Jeanne Serb
Iowa State University
245 Bessey Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1020