Principal Investigator

Kaustuv Roy

 Graduate Students

Elizabeth Bullard

My research interests are focused on macroecological and evolutionary prcesses. I am particularly interested in trait variation along climatic gradients, how traits evolve across phylogenies, and how certain traits contribute to extinction. Currently, I am focusing on the dynamics of intertidal mollusk shell calcification along the Eastern Pacific Coast.

Alexander Neu

My research focuses on the microbial communities associated with intertidal mollusks. I am specifically interested in the evolutionary and biogeographic processes that shape the composition and function of these communities.


Undergraduate Students

Ian Hughes


Maddie Tanda

Lab Alumni

Phillip Fenberg

Phil is a Lecturer at the University of  Southampton, UK



Benjamin Pister

Ben is  a marine biologist with the National Park Service and Director of Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center.



Gene Hunt

Gene is a Curator at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Insititution.



Marcelo M. Rivadeneira

Marcelo is a Researcher at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Aridas-Universidad Catolica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile.



Allen G Collins

Allen is a Zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and the Director of NOAA’s National Systematics Lab


Kayla Nedd





Debbie Balch

Debbie is a K-12 educator



Jessica Hottinger Irwin now at University of British Columbia

J. Travis Smith

Jeff Kauffman