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phil hastings

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

 

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Ben Frable

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  

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Jimjohn Milan

Jimjohn Milan, Masters Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ashley Nicoll

Ashley Nicoll, Masters Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zachary Skelton

Zachary Skelton, Masters Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers

  

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Daniel Cartamil

Daniel Cartamil, Associate Researcher

Lecturer, University of San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Andrew Nosal

Andrew Nosal, Associate Researcher

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of San Diego

 

 

 

 


Emeritus  

Cindy Klepadlo, Retired Collection Manager

Email: cklepadlo@ucsd.edu

  

H.J. Walker Jr., Retired Collection Manager

Email: hjwalker@ucsd.edu