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Li, Jingchun Assistant Professor

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  • Dr.Li's research program focuses on understanding drivers and processes of biodiversification. She is especially interested in the way symbiotic interactions affect distribution, ecology and evolution of invertebrates. The Li lab mainly uses diverse mollusk groups (clams, cockles, snails, etc.) to address research questions, but other systems are also being explored (protists, algae, crustaceans, etc.). She adopts a combination of phylogenetic comparative methods, geometric morphometrics, molecular evolution and bioinformatic approaches to study biodiversification at species, population, and genomic levels.

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  • biotic interactions, macroevolution, photosymbiosis, malacology, bivalves, morphometrics, transcriptomics, phylogenetics

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Teaching

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  • ARTH 5929 - Special Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Same as ARTH 4929.
  • EBIO 3850 - Animal Diversity: Invertebrates
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Lect. and lab. Offers a broad study of the biology of the most diverse group of organisms on Earth. Areas include ecology, physiology, evolution and morphology of aquatic and terrestrial forms. Uses animals and/or animal tissues. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 (minimum grade C-).
  • EBIO 6100 - Seminar in Environmental Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Instructor consent required. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. Same as EBIO 6120.
  • MUSM 5051 - Museum Collections Management
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Deals specifically with curation and data management. Topics include acquisition practices and problems; organization, management, use and preventive conservation of collections; computer data management of collections.

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