Matt McClure, Ph.D.

Professor - Lamar State College-Orange, TX
Department of Biological Science


Research Interests:

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.  My current research is directed toward the use of undergraduate research, and involves a sampling survey of the ecological distribution of primary burrowing crayfish species in Jefferson and Orange Counties.  Research methods include field sampling, morphometric studies involving multivariate statistics, population genetics using starch-gel electrophoresis on allozymes, and biological illustration.


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