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Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Image of Cerithium koperbergi, Gastropod

Cerithium koperbergi Schepman 1907, from Panglao Island, Philippines

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Ellen E. StrongResearch Zoologist


  • Phone: 202-633-1742
  • Fax: 202-633-0182
  • E-mail: StrongE@si.edu

  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Courier Delivery Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0163
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    Responsibilities: Research Zoologist, Curator of Mollusca

    Education:
    B.A. (Honors), University of California, Berkeley, California, 1991.
    Ph.D., The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2000.

    Research Interests:

    Anatomy-Homology-Phylogeny of Caenogastropoda using morphology and molecules-Phylogeny and Systematics of Cerithioidea using morphology and molecules-Invasion of freshwater-Miniaturization

    Recent Publications:
    Bieler, Ruediger, Mikkelsen, Paula M., Collins, Timothy M., Glover, Emily A., Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Graf, Daniel L., Harper, Elizabeth M., Healy, John, Kawauchi, Gisele Y., Sharma, Prashant P., Staubach, Sid, Strong, Ellen E., Taylor, John D., Temkin, Ilya, Zardus, John D., Clark, Stephanie, Guzman, Alejandra, McIntyre, Erin, Sharp, Paul and Giribet, Gonzalo 2014. Investigating the Bivalve Tree of Life - an exemplar-based approach combining molecular and novel morphological characters. Invertebrate Systematics, 28(1): 32-115. doi:10.1071/IS13010

    Galindo, L. A., Puillandre, N., Strong, E. E. and Bouchet, P. 2014. Using microwaves to prepare gastropods for DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14(4): 700-705. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12231

    Johnson, Paul D., Bogan, Arthur E., Brown, Kenneth M., Burkhead, Noel M., Cordeiro, James R., Garner, Jeffrey T., Hartfield, Paul D., Lepitzki, Dwayne A. W., Mackie, Gerry L., Pip, Eva, Tarpley, Thomas A., Tiemann, Jeremy S., Whelan, Nathan V. and Strong, Ellen E. 2013. Conservation Status of Freshwater Gastropods of Canada and the United States. Fisheries, 38(6): 247-282. doi:10.1080/03632415.2013.785396

    Strong, Ellen E. and Bouchet, Philippe 2013. Cryptic yet colorful: anatomy and relationships of a new genus of Cerithiidae (Caenogastropoda, Cerithioidea) from coral reef drop-offs. Invertebrate Biology, 132(4): 326-351. doi:10.1111/ivb.12031

    Tëmkin, Ilya and Strong, Ellen E. 2013. New Insights on Stomach Anatomy of Carnivorous Bivalves. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 79(4): 332-339. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyt031

    Schloeder, Carmen, Canning-Clode, Joao, Saltonstall, Kristin, Strong, Ellen E., Ruiz, Gregory M. and Torchin, Mark E. 2013. The Pacific bivalve Anomia peruviana in the Atlantic: a recent invasion across the Panama Canal?. Aquatic Invasions, 8(4): 443-448. doi:10.3391/ai.2013.8.4.08

    Hayes, Kenneth A., Cowie, Robert H., Thiengo, Silvana C. and Strong, Ellen E. 2012. Comparing apples with apples: clarifying the identities of two highly invasive Neotropical Ampullariidae (Caenogastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 166(4): 723-753. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00867.x

    Kantor, Yuri I., Strong, Ellen E. and Puillandre, Nicolas 2012. A new lineage of conoidea (gastropoda: neogastropoda) revealed by morphological and molecular data. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 78(3): 246-255. doi:10.1093/mollus/eys007

    Churchill, Celia K. C., Strong, Ellen E. and Ó Foighil, Diarmaid 2011. Hitchhiking juveniles in the rare neustonic gastropod Recluzia cf. jehennei ( Janthinidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77(4): 441-444. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr020

    Gomez, Maria I., Strong, Ellen E. and Glaubrecht, Matthias 2011. Redescription and Anatomy of the Viviparous Freshwater Gastropod Hemisinus lineolatus (W. Wood, 1828) from Jamaica (Cerithioidea, Thiaridae). Malacologia, 53(2): 229-250. doi:10.4002/040.053.0203

    Strong, Ellen E. 2011. More than a gut feeling: utility of midgut anatomy in phylogeny of the Cerithioidea (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 162(3): 585-630. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00687.x

    Strong, Ellen E., Colgan, Donald J., Healy, John M., Lydeard, Charles, Ponder, Winston F. and Glaubrecht, Matthias 2011. Phylogeny of the gastropod superfamily Cerithioidea using morphology and molecules. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 162(1): 43-89. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00670.x

    Churchill, Celia K. C., Foighil, Diarmaid Ó., Strong, Ellen E. and Gittenberger, Adriaan 2011. Correspondence: Females floated first in bubble-rafting snails. Current Biology, 21(19): R802-R803. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.011

    Johnson, S. B., Waren, A., Lee, R. W., Kano, Y., Kaim, A., Davis, A., Strong, Ellen E. and Vrijenhoek, R. C. 2010. Rubyspira, New Genus and Two New Species of Bone-Eating Deep-Sea Snails With Ancient Habits. Biological Bulletin, 219(2): 166-177.

    Reynolds, Kyle C., Watanabe, Hiromi, Strong, Ellen E., Sasaki, Takenori, Uematsu, Katsuyuki, Miyake, Hiroshi, Kojima, Shigeaki, Suzuki, Yohey, Fujikura, Katsunori, Kim, Stacy and Young, Craig M. 2010. New Molluscan Larval Form: Brooding and Development in a Hydrothermal Vent Gastropod, Ifremeria nautilei (Provannidae). Biological Bulletin, 219(1): 7-11.

    Strong, Ellen E. and Glaubrecht, Matthias 2010. Anatomy of the Tiphobiini from Lake Tanganyika (Cerithioidea, Paludomidae). Malacologia, 52(1): 115-153. doi:10.4002/040.052.0108

    Lieb, Bernhard, Gebauer, Wolfgang, Christos, Gatsogiannism, Depoix, Frank, Hellmann, Nadja, Harasewych, M. G., Strong, Ellen E. and Markl, Jü 2010. Molluscan mega-hemocyanin: an ancient oxygen carrier tuned by a 500 kDa polypeptide. Frontiers in Zoology, 7(14): 1-13.

    Bouchet, Philippe and Strong, Ellen E. 2010. Historical name-bearing types in marine molluscs: an impediment to biodiversity studies?. In: Polaszek, Andrew, Systema Naturae 250 - The Linnaean Ark. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp.61-72.

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