Yue DengGraduate Student

Research Focus:
Macroevolution of Bivalves
Hinds 269

Research Interests

Evolution, Paleobiology, Biotic interactions


I am investigating the evolutionary dynamics of two bivalve groups—Anomalodesmata and Imparidentia—over more than 400 million years’ history for my dissertation. I focus on uncovering the factors such as ecology, biogeography, and mass extinction events that may interact and influence the evolutionary dynamics of these groups, in addition to describing the dynamics in three evolutionary currencies—taxonomic diversity, functional diversity, and morphological disparity

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Selected Publications

(presentation at GSA 2022)

Deng, Y., 2022, Testing the role of biotic interaction in shaping taxonomic, morphological, and functional diversity in anomalodesmatan bivalves. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol 54, No. 5, doi: 10.1130/abs/2022AM-382738