Lamar State College-Orange, TX
Department of Biological Science
My research interests include systematic biology, biogeography, population genetics, behavior, and ecology of marine invertebrates, particularly crustaceans and mollusks. Most of my publications relate to morphological systematics of snapping shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Alpheidae) from the Gulf of Mexico, including two new species descriptions. I have also published research in biogeographic studies involving snapping shrimp and sea robins (Triglidae) across the central Gulf of Mexico vicariant zone. Recent research activities also include undergraduate research investigating the distribution and ecology of primary-burrowing crayfish species in Jefferson and Orange Counties. My involvement in the study of invasive species includes the recently-documented range expansion of the black velvet leatherleaf slug, Belocaulus angustipes, into Orange County.