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Collins, Allen G.

Research Zoologist


My research focuses on the biodiversity and evolutionary history of cnidarians (jellyfishes, corals, etc.) and sponges. I document species ranges and use genetic and morphological data to delimit species. In addition, I generate and use evolutionary trees, known as phylogenetic hypotheses, to better understand how the amazing biodiversity of these groups -- in terms of morphology, life history, and genetics -- has come to be. 

Geographic Focus

  • Global  Transnational Region