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WELCOME TO MY WEB PAGE AND THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF FRESHWATER MUSSEL BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH!

 MY RESEARCH IS MOTIVATED BY THE Need FOR A MORE GEOGRAPHICALLY AND TAXONOMICALLY INCLUSIVE UNDERSTANDING OF GLOBAL FRESHWATER MUSSEL DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION.  INTEGRATING international FIELDWORK, RIGOROUS PHYLOGENETIC METHODS, AND MUSEUM-BASED BIOINFORMATICS I SEEK TO GENERATE BIOLOGICALLY USEFUL classifications THAT CAN BE used TO ADDRESS EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES, INTERPRET BIOGEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS, UNDERSTAND ECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS, AND INFORM CONSERVATION.