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Dr. Charles Lydeard

Charles Lydeard - Professor and ChairLydeard-Charles.jpg
Program/Dept.: Biology & Chemistry
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: B.S. Biology, Fitchburg State University; M.S. Zoology, University of Memphis; Ph.D. Systematics, Auburn University
Research Interests: Although Dr. Lydeard studied coyotes for his M.S. and freshwater fish systematics for his Ph.D., for the past 20+ years he has been studying the biodiversity and systematics of freshwater mollusks.


Selected Publications

  • Campbell, D. C., S. A. Clark, and C. Lydeard. 2017. Phylogenetic analysis of the Lancinae (Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) with a description of the U.S. federally endangered Banbury Springs lanx. ZooKeys 663:107-132. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.663.11320.
  • Campbell, D. C., S. A. Clark, E J. Johannes, C. Lydeard and T. J. Frest.  2016.  Molecular phylogenetics of the freshwater gastropod genus Juga (Cerithioidea: Semisulcospiridae).  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 65:158-170.
  • Lydeard, C., D. Campbell, and M. Golz.  2016.  Physa acuta Draparnaud, 1805 should be treated as a native of North America, not Europe.  Malacologia 59:347-350.
  • Hauk, A., S. A. Clark, K. W. McCravy, S. E. Jenkins, and C. Lydeard.  2015.  A survey of terrestrial gastropods of the Alice L. Kibbe Life Science Station in West-Central Illinois.  Northeastern Naturalist 22:299-306.
  • Campbell, D. C. and C. Lydeard.  2012.  Molecular systematics of Fusconaia (Bivalvia: Unionidae: Ambleminae).  American Malacological Bulletin 30:1-17.
  • Campbell, D. C. and C. Lydeard.  2012.  The genera of Pleurobemini (Bivalvia: Unionidae: Ambleminae).  American Malacological Bulletin 30:19-38.
  • Dillon, Jr., R. T., A. R. Wethington, and C. Lydeard.  2011.  The evolution of reproductive isolation in a simultaneous hermaphrodite, the freshwater snail Physa.  BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:144.
  • Strong, E. E., D. J. Colgan, J. M. Healy, C. Lydeard, W. F. Ponder, and M. Glaubrecht.  2011.  Phylogeny of the gastropod superfamily Cerithioidea using morphology and molecules.  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162:43-89.
  • Holznagel, W. E., D. J. Colgan, and C. Lydeard.  2010.  Pulmonate phylogeny based on 28S rRNA gene sequences: a framework for discussing habitat transitions and character transformations.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57:1017-1025.
  • Brown, K. M. and C. Lydeard.  2009.  Mollusca: Gastropoda.  In: Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (Thorp & Covich, eds).  Elsevier Inc.


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