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Systematics and biogeography at STRI are studied primarily by employing molecular markers to identify new species, to quantify gene flow, and to determine the importance of various barriers in the formation of new species. This work proceeds in parallel with the creation of databases that amass information on the distribution of tropical fish and bird species, and on the abundance of fossil marine invertebrates through time. Organisms that have been studied on either the molecular or the morphological level include tropical algae, bryophytes, angiosperms, stony and soft corals, insects, arachnids, crustaceans, fishes, echinoderms, amphibians, reptiles, birds, bats, and primates.

Staff scientists researching Systematics and Biogeography