Carla Hurt

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Name:

Carla  Hurt

Title:

Associate Professor

Department:

Biology

Email Address:

churt@tntech.edu

Phone:

(931) 372-3143

Office:

Pennebaker Hall, Room 412

Research Interests and Expertise

  • Process of speciation and diversification in marine invertebrates and the implications that these processes have on conservation of biodiversity.  Specifically, the use of molecular tools to (1) identify taxnomic lineages and cryptic diversity, (2) reconstruct phylogenetic histories and the geographic context of species radiations, (3) examine ecological and developmental factors that promote and sustain species reef diversity, and (4) assess the geographic structure of genetic variation within marine symbiotic communities.