Devin Bloom

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Devin Bloom
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Associate Professor and also in Biological Sciences
(269) 387-5687
3151 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5424
Mailing address: 
School of Environment, Geography, and Sustainability
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5424 USA
  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 2013.
  • M.S., Biological Sciences, Southeastern Luisiana University, 2007.
  • B.A., Environmental Biology, Saint Mary's University, 2004.
Teaching interests: 
  • Ichthyology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Phylogenetics
Research interests: 
  • Macroevolution
  • Biogeography
  • Evolutionary Ecology

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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