July 23, 2019

Episode 030 - Dr. Greg Rouse finds new species of marine invertebrates in the depths of the sea

Episode 030 - Dr. Greg Rouse finds new species of marine invertebrates in the depths of the sea

Dr. Greg Rouse is a professor of marine biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His lab focuses on Animal phylogeny, biodiversity and taxonomy, particularly annelids and echinoderms. He also studies the evolution of life history strategies in...


Dr. Greg Rouse is a professor of marine biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His lab focuses on Animal phylogeny, biodiversity and taxonomy, particularly annelids and echinoderms. He also studies the evolution of life history strategies in marine animals and the evolution of whalefall, hydrothermal vent and methane seep fauna. His lab also specializes in seadragon (Syngnathidae) phylogeny and phylogeography research. He is also the Curator of the Scripps collections. In this episode we go into details about his research, finding a project team, and what it takes to get involved in marine invertebrate research.