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Timothy Shank

Timothy Shank

Associate Scientist w/ Tenure


Office Phone: +1 508 289 3392



WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 33

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988, Biology
Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1998, Marine Ecology and Evolution

Research Interests

Molecular ecology of marine communities; local-scale genetics of larval recruitment and colonization to broad-scale gene flow and speciation; mechanisms responsible for benthic community succession and population genetic structure, including metapopulation processes and physio-chemical habitat variation; evolution, systematics, and phylogeography of invertebrates (especially crustaceans); new in-situ approaches for benthic observatory research.