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projects [2019/09/16 23:59]
michael [Sponges]
projects [2019/09/28 08:08] (current)
floyd [Honeycreepers]
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 ====Mosquitoes==== ====Mosquitoes====
 +[[Justin Walguarnery]] and [[Maria Costantini]] are working on mosquito projects in the lab. This is in collaboration with the Sutton lab at UH Hilo and the Medeiros lab at UH M`anoa. We are interested in a range of questions ranging from utilizing gene drive technology such as underdominance, population suppression with Wolbachia, and understanding demographic parameter values such as population sizes, migration rates and dispersal distances. 
 ====Honeycreepers==== ====Honeycreepers====
 +[[Maria Costantini]] is working on [[hawaiian_honeycreepers|Hawaiian honeycreeper]] microbiota projects in the lab. 
 ====Collector Urchins==== ====Collector Urchins====
 +We are working on sea urchin genomics in collaboration with Áki Láruson. 
 ====Sponges==== ====Sponges====
-The Porifera, sponges, are sessile benthic invertebrates that represent one of the oldest, if not the oldest metazoan lineage.  Sponges comprise approximately 8,500 described species divided among 4 classes and maintain numerous roles in the marine ecosystem such as nutrient cycling, habitat forming, and symbiosis with several different organisms.  Bacteria comprise nearly 50% of the sponge biomass leading to five types of interactions (mutualism, commensalism…) and are formidable opponents in the battel for benthic space by filter feeding.+[[Michael Wallstrom]] is working on [[Sponges|sponges]] in Hawai``i including characterizing a new species of sponge associated with invasive algae
 ====Crocodiles==== ====Crocodiles====
 +[[Helen Sung]] is working on understanding hybridization between the American crocodile (//Crocodylus acutus//) and Morelet's crocodile (//Crocodylus moreletii//) in Central America. 
 ====Bees==== ====Bees====
 +We are working on Hawaiian solitary bee (//Hylaeus//) genomics. 
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