Staff Biographies

 

Philip A. Hastings, Curator of Marine Vertebrates

Professor of Marine Biology

   Email: phastings@ucsd.edu

Research Interests:

  • Systematics & evolution of fishes
  • Biogeography
  • Evolution of behavior
  • Marine conservation
  • Behavioral ecology of fishes

 

 

 

Ben Frable, Collection Manager

     Email: bfrable@ucsd.edu

 

Research Interests:

  • Systematics and taxonomy
  • Species delineation
  • Macroevolution
  • Molecular phylogenetics
  • Historical biogeography​

My research interests are broad and encompass many aspects of fish evolution. I am most interested in species-level relationships, phylogenetics, systematics and biogeography. What are the boundaries between species? How long have lineages been separated and why? How have groups diversified taxonomically and morphologically over geological timescales?

I am not taxon specific and work/have worked on: lizardfishes, rockfishes, groupers, wrasses, and headstanding characins (superfamily Anostomoidea).

 

Students: 

  

Zachary Skelton, Masters Student

   

Jimjohn Milan, Masters Student

 

Ashley Nicoll, Masters Student

 

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