Rosemary Gillespie

Position: Director, Essig Museum of Entomology

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Research Institution: University of California, Berkeley

About Rosemary Gillespie

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.

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Research Keywords: biodiversity