~People~

Dr. Rebecca Hunter

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 2001

M.S., Texas A&M University, 2004

Ph.D., Auburn University, 2009


Phone:

325.674.2182

Email:

rebecca.hunter@acu.edu






Research interests: 

Marine invertebrate phylogeography, ophiuroid systematics, Antarctic phylogeography/population genetics


Publications:

Cox, L.N., Hunter, R.L. & Halanych, K.M. (Submitted) Phylogeography of Sterechinus (Echinoidea: Echinodermata) from South American and Antarctic waters.

Biological Bulletin


Hunter, R.L. & Halanych, K.M. (2010) Phylogeography of the Antarctic planktotrophic brittle star Ophionotus victoriae reveals genetic structure inconsistent with early life history. Marine Biology

, 157: 1693–1704.


Hunter, R.L. & Halanych, K.M. (2008) Evaluating connectivity in the brooding brittle star Astrotoma agassizii across the Drake Passage in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Heredity, 99: 137–148.


Hunter, R.L., Webb, M.S., Iliffe, T.M. & Alvarado Bremer, J.R. (2008) Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the cave-adapted shrimp genus Typhlatya (Atyidae) in the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic. Journal of Biogeography,

35: 65–75.


Wilson, N.G., Hunter, R.L., Lockhart, S.J. & Halanych, K.M. (2007) Absence of panmixia in the Antarctic ‘circumpolar’ crinoid Promachocrinus kerguelensis Carpenter, 1888. Marine Biology,

152: 895–904.


Hunter, R.L. (2007) Morphological cladistic analysis of Ophiurolepis Matsumoto, 1915 (Ophiurida: Ophiuridae) from the Southern Ocean. Zootaxa,

1401: 33–51.


Hunter, R.L., LaJeunesse, T.C. & Santos, S.R. (2007) Structure and evolution of the rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region 2 in the symbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium, Dinophyta). Journal of Phycology, 43: 120–128.

 


Belcher, R.L. & Lee, T.E., Jr. (2002) Arctocephalus townsendi. Mammalian Species, 700: 1–5.

Current Undergraduate Students



Alexander Hill

B.S. in Biology expected May 2014
Working on amplifying 16S, 18S and 28S rDNA genes










Zak Kroeger
B.S. in Biochemistry expected May 2013, pre-med concentration
Working on amplifying 16S gene










Former Undergraduate Students



Brittany Armenta

B.S. in Biology, May 2012, pre-med concentration

Currently attending medical school at UTHSC at San Antonio
Worked on amplifying 16S, 18S and 28S rDNA genes









Shannon Rose
B.S. in Biology, May 2012, organismal biology concentration
Worked on amplifying 16S, 18S and 28S rDNA genes
McNair Scholar during summer of 2011









Samuel Ewalefo
B.S. in Biology expected May 2013, pre-med concentration
Worked on amplifying 16S rDNA gene
McNair Scholar during summer of 2012




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