Dr. Jonathan Geller
Dr. Jonathan Geller’s lab is broadly interested in the evolutionary ecology of marine invertebrates, with two major foci: ecological genetics of biological invasions and molecular studies of biodiversity (magnitude, composition, spatial patterns and functional ecology). For the first area, his lab group uses genetic methods such as high throughput sequencing, to detect invasive species in coastal environments, to investigate population genetic relationships among native and introduced populations, and to study cryptic species complexes in native and introduced assemblages. In the second area, his lab group uses metagenetic methods and bioinformatic tools to explore the magnitude of metazoan species diversity in different habitats and microhabitats therein. A recent major efforts focused on coral reef cryptobiota and plankton; ongoing work includes investigation of plankton and epibenthos on the east and west coasts of North America.
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Please see our Digital Commons or Jon’s Google Scholar page for a complete, up-to-date list of publications.
- Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography
- The importance of standardization for biodiversity comparisons: A case study using autonomous reef monitoring structure (ARMS) and metabarcoding to measure cryptic diversity on Mo’orea coral reefs, French Polynesia
- Species richness and interacting factors control invasibility of a marine community
- Disentangling the biogeography of ship biofouling: barnacles in the Northeast Pacific
- Genetic perspectives on marine biological invasions
- Hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Japanese tsunami marine debris washing ashore in the northwestern United States
- Bathydorus laniger and Docosaccus maculatus (Lyssacinosida: Hexactinellida): Two new species of glass sponge from the abyssal eastern north Pacific ocean
- Redesign of PCR primers for mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I for marine invertebrates and application in all-taxa biotic surveys
- Assessing mercury exposure and biomarkers in largemouth bass (Micropterus Salmoides) from a contaminated river system in California
- FISH-Flow: A quantitative molecular approach for describing mixed clade communities of Symbiodinium