About

Research interests of The ShankĀ Molecular Ecology and Evolution LabĀ are focused on understanding ecological and evolutionary processes that structure the diversity of deep-ocean benthic communities, including larval dispersal, colonization, habitat utilization, genetic connectivity, and the evolutionary relationships of invertebrate fauna. These studies include seamount and chemosynthetic ecosystems intimately tied to planetary processes significant to the evolution of life on earth. This research strives to provided fundamental insights into the rates and manner in which dynamic physical, biological, and geological processes, all of which are intrinsic to chemosynthetic and seamount ecosystems structural diversity, connect or isolate populations, stimulate genetic divergence, and drive the formation of new species.

Shank Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2-34/2-40 Redfield Laboratory, MS#33
Woods Hole, MA 02543
USA
Lab Phone: (001) 508 289 3761
Fax: (001) 508 457 2134

Biology Department:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
MS #38
Woods Hole, MA 02543
USA
biology@whoi.edu