Student working on a research project.

Distiniguishing Morphospecies In A Caribbean Octocoral

The Caribbean octocoral, Plexaura homomalla has two recognized forms - homomalla and kukethali that have longed been considered one species. Recent observations of different reproductive modes of these two forms suggest that they are in fact different species. This project will use both morphologic and genetic data to distinguish between these two forms

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: GPA 3.3 or better, BIO 200 and additional biology courses
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Mary Alice Coffroth
Title: Professor
Department: Geological Sciences
Office: 447 Hochstetter Hall