Faculty/Staff Profile

Carla Hurt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Highest Degree University: Arizona State University
(931) 372-3143


For my research I am interested in processes of speciation and diversification in marine invertebrates and the implications that these processes have on conservation of biodiversity. Specific aims of this research include: 1) identifying taxonomic lineages and cryptic diversity, 2) reconstructing the phylogenetic history and geographic context of species radiations, 3) examining the ecological and developmental factors that promote and sustain species reef diversity and 4) assessing the geographic structure of genetic variation within and among coral reef habitats.  To address these questions, we employ a wide diversity of molecular tools including DNA sequencing and genotyping as well as next-generation tools such as transcriptome sequencing and reduced genome sequencing.


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