I am interested in the temporal and spatial structure of biodiversity, specifically the factors that drive variation in rates of extinction, speciation, and ecological expansion and contraction. In my research I use modern and ancient biological systems with a concentration on marine mollusks.
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
2024 W. Main St., Suite A200
Durham, NC 27705
E-mail: paulharnik [at] nescent.org
"At all levels of organization life depends on the
maintenance of a certain balance among its factors."
- Sewall Wright, 1932, The roles of Mutation, Inbreeding, Crossbreeding and Selection. Sixth International Congress on Genetics. pp 356-366.