Alvin Alejandrino

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Alvin AlejandrinoAssistant Professor of Biology
Science & Learning Center 306
562.907.4951
aalejand@whittier.edu

Academic History

B.S., California State University, Long Beach
M.S., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Research Interests

Marine Evolutionary Ecology, Biodiversity, Conservation

Bio

Professor Alvin Alejandrino is an evolutionary ecologist, interested in explaining biological diversity through the examination of phenotypic trait evolution. Of particular interest is the pattern of convergent evolution, where different species exhibit comparable phenotypic responses to similar selection factors. Professor Alejandrino’s organisms of interests are marine mollusks, which include sea slugs and scallops. Species within each of these groups show repeated evolution of traits such as behavior and shell shape, which underestimates biological diversity.

Courses

BIOL 152 Biology of Organisms
BIOL 251 / ENVS 251 Ecology & Evolution of Organisms
BIOL 340 Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 384 / ENVS 384 Marine Biology
BIOL 445 / ENVS 445 Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 450 Introduction to Bioinformatics
INTD 100 College Writing Seminar: Society Misses Science
INTD 203 The Seas: Past, Present, & Future (CON2)