Biogeography, evolution, systematics, and natural history of invertebrates. Marine biodiversity and biogeography, especially of tropics and coral reefs. Dynamics of species diversity and distributions; marine speciation. Large-scale marine biodiversity surveys. Island biology; marine and terrestrial biota of Pacific islands.
Bernadette Holthuis is a research associate at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, studying evolution in marine and freshwater invertebrates. She received her doctorate from the University of Washington, and has worked on invertebrates throughout the tropical and temperate Pacific Ocean.
Kevin Turner (TA)
Kevin Turner is a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs. He studies subtidal ecology, especially the influence of large predatory fishes on benthic communities.