- The bivalve lab heads to the Geological Society of America this year to share three talks:
- Katie will be sharing the latest research from biv3d on “Digging in: Diversity, disparity, and the repeated evolution of the boring habit in the marine Bivalvia”.
- Safia Khouja is also making use of the biv3d dataset to understand bivalve hinge morphology and biomechanics.
- I’ll be taking a closer look at the biological reality of the opening line in Anna Karenina with a talk on phylogenetic and functional commonalities of bivalve family diversity following the end-Cretaceous mass extinction.
Katie’s paper on assessing extinction risk in clades that are underrepresented in the IUCN was accepted in Proceedings of the Royal Society B!
We’ve had our manuscript on Cenozoic climate shifts and marine biavlve extinction dynamics accepted to Integrative and Comparative Biology—this contribution will be part of Julia Sigwart’s excellent 2018 SICB symposium on Measuring Biodiveristy Dynamics Past & Present.
The biv3d team returned to the Smithsonian and increased our coverage of marine bivalve genus richness to 86%! We scanned the very tiny taxa (<0.5 mm) on the ALS at Berkeley this month with *fantastic* 2µm resolution.