Gustav PaulayContact

Florida Museum of Natural History
Special Collections Building
3207 Hull Road
Gainesville, Florida 32611

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Other Affiliations

Adjunct Professor of Biology


Ph.D. University of Washington, 1988

Research Interests

Biogeography, evolution, systematics, and natural history of invertebrates. Marine biodiversity and biogeography, especially of tropics, coral reefs, and the North Pacific. Dynamics of species diversity and distributions; marine speciation. Large-scale marine biodiversity surveys. Island biology; marine and terrestrial biota of Pacific islands.


Recent Research News

Jun 23, 2021

Giant sea anemone eats ants

Sea anemones are soft-bodied, underwater predators known for their bright colors, flowerlike arrangement of tentacles and the tendency to eat…

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