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Hilary McManus

Hillary McManus

Assistant Professor

Science Center 217
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4425


Research Interests: My research focuses on the diversity of photosynthetic eukaryotes and how this diversity has been achieved. I utilize molecular phylogenetics and morphologicl characterization to recognize species boundaries in freshwater green algae and explore questions regarding morphological evolution. I am also interested in life cycle evolution in the photosynthetic eukaryotes and the multiple independent origins of alteration of generations, and how alteration of generations along with other traits allowed land plants to diversify in a terrestrial habitat.

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