Chris Law

Doctoral Student

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I am interested in using phylogenetic methods to investigate how diverse morphologies between closely related animals relate to distinct behaviors and ecosystem function.

I previously studied the relationship between diverse morphologies and burrowing behaviors in polychaete worms (Opheliidae) with Dr. Greg Rouse and Dr. Kelly Dorgan at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego where I also received my Bachelor of Science in Environmental Systems.

4) Law CJ, Dorgan KM, & Rouse GW. 2014. Relating divergence in polychaete musculature to different burrowing behaviors: A study using Opheliidae (Annelida). Journal of Morphology. 571: 548–571.

3) Dorgan KM, Law CJ, & Rouse GW. 2013. Meandering worms: Mechanics of undulatory burrowing in muds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280:20122948.

2) Law CJ, Dorgan KM, & Rouse GW. 2013. Validation of three sympatric Thoracophelia species (Annelida: Opheliidae) from Dillon Beach, California using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data. Zootaxa. 3608:67–74.

1) Law CJ, Linck J, Painter B, Shultz DM, Marino CM, & Tibbetts IR. 2012. The exogenous and endogenous mechanisms influencing the burrowing behavior of Mictyris longicarpus UCSD Saltman Quarterly* 9, 39–43. *Undergraduate journal