Devin Bloom

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Devin Bloom
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
(269) 387-5687
3119 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5410
Mailing address: 
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5410 USA
  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 2013
  • M.S., Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2007
  • B. S., Environmental Biology, Saint Mary's University, 2004
Research interests: 
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Macroevolution
  • Systematics of fishes

Dr. Devin Bloom is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University, with a joint appointment in the environmental and sustainability studies program.

In the Bloom lab, we are interested in the evolutionary history, ecology and conservation of marine and freshwater fishes. Ultimately, we are fascinated by and seek to understand the genesis of biodiversity across space and time. We use phylogenetic comparative approaches to discover and understand the processes that generate patterns of biodiversity, with a particular focus on marine and freshwater neotropical fishes. Our research integrates extensive fieldwork with a variety of lab techniques including DNA sequencing, geometric morphometrics, and linear morphometrics.

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