Clifford W. Cunningham

Professor in the Department of Biology

Office: 
227 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Biology Department, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: 
(919) 660-7356

Education

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1991

  • B.S., Yale University 1983

Dexter, KG, Terborgh, JW, and Cunningham, CW. "Historical effects on beta diversity and community assembly in Amazonian trees." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109, no. 20 (May 15, 2012): 7787-7792. Full Text

Thaler, AD, Zelnio, K, Saleu, W, Schultz, TF, Carlsson, J, Cunningham, C, Vrijenhoek, RC, and Van Dover, CL. "The spatial scale of genetic subdivision in populations of Ifremeria nautilei, a hydrothermal-vent gastropod from the southwest Pacific. (Published online)" BMC Evol Biol 11 (December 22, 2011): 372-. Full Text

Miglietta, MP, McNally, L, and Cunningham, CW. "Evolution of calcium-carbonate skeletons in the hydractiniidae." Integrative and Comparative Biology 50, no. 3 (2010): 428-435. Full Text

Regier, JC, Shultz, JW, Zwick, A, Hussey, A, Ball, B, Wetzer, R, Martin, JW, and Cunningham, CW. "Arthropod relationships revealed by phylogenomic analysis of nuclear protein-coding sequences." Nature 463, no. 7284 (2010): 1079-1083. Full Text

Dexter, KG, Pennington, TD, and Cunningham, CW. "Using DNA to assess errors in tropical tree identifications: How often are ecologists wrong and when does it matter?." Ecological Monographs 80, no. 2 (2010): 267-286. Full Text

Miglietta, MP, Schuchert, P, and Cunningham, CW. "Reconciling genealogical and morphological species in a worldwide study of the Family Hydractiniidae (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)." Zoologica Scripta 38, no. 4 (2009): 403-430. Full Text

Lindner, A, Cairns, SD, and Cunningham, CW. "Multiple origins of shallow-water corals from deep-sea ancestors." PLOs ONE 3, no. 6 (June 2008): e2429-e2433. (Academic Article)

Bigg, GR, Cunningham, CW, Ottersen, G, Pogson, GH, Wadley, MR, and Williamson, P. "Ice-age survival of Atlantic cod: Agreement between palaeoecology models and genetics." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275, no. 1631 (2008): 163-172. Full Text

Pages

Genetics Training Grant awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1979 to 2020

Collaborative Research: Connectivity in Western Atlantic Seep Populations awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2015

Collaborative Research: Assembling the Tree of Life-An Integrative Approach to Investigating Cnidarian Phylogeny awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2010

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Novel Approaches to the Study of the Community Ecology of Tropical Trees awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2009

Deep arthropod phylogeny from 120 targeted nuclear coding-region sequences awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2007

Collaborative Research: Extreme discordance between allozyme and non-allozyme introgression in Baltic Mussels awarded by National Science Foundation (Co Investigator). 2003 to 2006

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: A multi-locus study of genetic impact of rafting in North Atlantic amphipods. awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2006

RCN The North Atlantic Project: Historical Ecology of the Trans-Atlantic Biota awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2006

REU Supplement: PEET: Monographic Studies of the Hydractinioidea awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2005

PEET: Collaborative Research: Monographic Studies of the Hydractinioidea awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2003

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