Marko Lab

Biogeography, Evolution, and Conservation

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

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Welcome to the Marko lab at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  Our lab uses molecular genetics to ask questions about basic science and applied research in the sea, from the evolution of new species to what fish are in your local grocery. Much of our research is focused on large spatial scales, so our work takes us around the world in search of new specimens, populations, and species.

Hot off the press:  A watertight case for a young Isthmus of Panama, phylogeography of the trans-tropical barnacle Pollicipes elegans, what molecular data can tell us about the Isthums of Panama, seasonality and thermal tolerance in barnacles.

Coming soon:  Species discrimination and niche evolution in Pollicipes barnacles, massive range expansions in Littorina.

Video from a recent lab trip to Palau