Dr. Annette Frese Govindarajan
Building: Redfield 104
266 Woods Hole Road, MS #33
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
The Govindarajan laboratory studies the molecular ecology and evolution of marine invertebrates. I have a special focus on hydrozoans, but I work on a variety of taxa. I develop and apply new genomic methods to assess marine biodiversity and population structure, and robotic methods for biodiversity sampling. My current projects include:
- Twilight zone biodiversity - I am leading WHOI's Ocean Twilight Zone Biodiversity component, which aims to characterize mesopelagic diversity using genetic methods including:
- environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis of biodiversity patterns, in combination with acoustics and other sensed information
- zooplankton metabarcoding
- reference barcode library construction
- Development of AUV sampling methods including "SUPR REMUS" in coastal waters and "Mesobot" in the Twilight Zone
- Origin, genetic structure, and ecology of the clinging jellyfish Gonionemus
- If you see any clinging jellyfish, pictured above, please send an email to: email@example.com .
- WHOI funded by the Audacious Project to study the ocean twilight zone! See press release here, and learn more about the project here.