Rosemary Gillespie

Position: Director, Essig Museum of Entomology

Email Address: gillespie@berkeley.edu

Research Institution: University of California, Berkeley

About Rosemary Gillespie

http://nature.berkeley.edu/~gillespi/

http://nature.berkeley.edu/~gillespi/

My research focuses on understanding evolutionary patterns and processes among populations and species. My primary focus is on islands, particularly remote hotspot islands of the Pacific. Hotspot archipelagoes – in which islands emanate from a single volcanic hotspot from which they are progressively carried away by a geological plate – allow us to examine how communities have changed over time and thus gain insight into the nature of processes shaping communities over evolutionary time.

Associated Station Projects

Research Keywords: biodiversity