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DLG in the CongoDr. Daniel L. Graf

Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Biology Department – TNR 431
800 Reserve Street
Stevens Point WI 54481

email: dgraf(at)
phone: 715.346.2285

I use macroevolutionary patterns such as spatial and temporal distributions coupled with phylogeny to test hypotheses of macroevolutionary process among freshwater mussels. That is, mollusks belonging to the order Unionoida. I have general interests in freshwater malacology, bivalve systematics, the methodology of the phylogenetic systematics, and biodiversity informatics. Click here to find out more about my research.

For the last few years, I have focused my attention on tropical freshwater mollusks, especially the freshwater bivalves of Africa. That work has not only included field trips various exotic localities on that continent but also museum work in mollusk collections across the United States and Europe (and Australia!).

MUSSELp iconCheck out the MUSSEL Project Web Site to learn more about my malacological research, including recent publications & presentations, information about freshwater mussel biology, recent news and an online database of mussel taxonomy and specimen records.

The MUSSELp is a collaborative project with Kevin Cummings at the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign.

In support of both my teaching and research, I am developing the WInvertebrates web site on the freshwater invertebrates of Wisconsin. The site is a work in progress.

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Last updated 2 July 2013