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Abigail Cahill

PhD student
Department of Ecology and Evolution
Stony Brook University
Email: acahill@life.bio.sunysb.edu
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For my dissertation, I am using the three sympatric species of Crepidula found in the northwest Atlantic: C. fornicata, C. convexa, and C. plana. I am investigating factors that are important in range expansion in calyptraeids, both secondary expansion after a species introduction and native range expansion in the face of climate change. I am currently working on a project to look at how small-scale temperature variation around Long Island influences the seasonality of reproduction in Crepidula species, as well as a project looking at genetic structure in native and introduced populations of C. convexa (a direct developer).

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