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Patterns of molluscan diversity in chemosynthetically-based ecosystems
Jenna Judge

Jenna's main interests are the patterns and processes that control biodiversity in the deep-sea, particularly in chemosynthetically-based ecosystems such as hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, whale falls, and sunken wood. Many molluscan groups have successfully colonized these habitats, yet few have diversified. Jenna is investigating the processes by which these groups were able to diversify and take advantage of these highly productive habitats in the desolate deep sea and what features distinguish them from groups that did not diversify. She will be using a phylogenetic approach and will incorporate molecular, morphological, fossil, and biogeographic data to address this problem.
Contact info:
Jenna Judge
Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
1005 Valley Life Sciences Bldg #3140
Berkeley CA 94720-3140
Phone: 510-643-9746
Fax: 510-643-6264
Email: jennajudge(at)



University of California, Berkeley    |     Department of Integrative Biology