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Research Interests for Cindy L Van Dover

Research Interests: deep-sea science and conservation

emphasis on the ecology of chemosynthetic ecosystems, connectivity, and deep-sea environmental management

hydrothermal vent, cold seep, biodiversity
Current projects:
NSF-funded SeepC project, exploring genetic diversity, evolutionary history, and connectivity of key species at seeps in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the continental margin of the eastern US
Recent Publications
  1. Jacobson A, Plouviez,S, Thaler AD, Van Dover CL, Characterization of 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci in Rimicaris hybisae, a shrimp from deep-sea hydrothermal vents., Conservation Genetics Resources (2012)
  2. Nye V, Copley J, Plouviez S, Van Dover CL, A new species of Lebbeus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae) from the Von Damm Vent Field, Caribbean Sea, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2012)
  3. C.L. Van Dover, Hydrothermal vent ecosystems and conservation, Oceanography (2012)
  4. Collins P, Kennedy R, Van Dover CL, A biological survey method applied to Seafloor Massive Sulphides (SMS) with contagiously distributed hydrothermal-vent fauna., Marine Ecology Progress Series (2012)
  5. Brothers LL, Van Dover CL, German CR, Kaiser CL, Yoerger DR, Ruppel CD, Lobecker E, Skarke AD, Wagner JKS, Evidence for extensive methane venting on the southeastern US Atlantic margin, Geology (Submitted, 2012)
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