Welcome to the personal website of Cory Gargas — a biologist pursuing his Ph.D. in the Alverson Lab at the University of Arkansas.
My current research focuses on the systematics and biogeography of diatoms (Bacillariophyta). Future avenues of diatom research I wish to pursue include: population genetics and structure, niche differentiation, and any -omic research! During my M.S. I investigated the systematic position of an obscure terrestrial diatom genus and whether its past morphological placement agreed with molecular data.
Background image obtained from NASA Earth Observatory, image by Joshua Stevens and Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and MODIS data from LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response.