Clifford W. Cunningham

Professor 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

LaBella, A. L., C. L. Van Dover, D. Jollivet, and C. W. Cunningham. “Gene flow between Atlantic and Pacific Ocean basins in three lineages of deep-sea clams (Bivalvia: Vesicomyidae: Pliocardiinae) and subsequent limited gene flow within the Atlantic.” Deep Sea Research Part Ii: Topical Studies in Oceanography 137 (March 1, 2017): 307–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.08.013. Full Text

Miglietta, Maria Pia, and Clifford W. Cunningham. “Evolution of life cycle, colony morphology, and host specificity in the family Hydractiniidae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria).Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 66, no. 12 (December 2012): 3876–3901. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01717.x. Full Text

Dexter, Kyle G., John W. Terborgh, and Clifford W. Cunningham. “Historical effects on beta diversity and community assembly in Amazonian trees.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, no. 20 (May 2012): 7787–92. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1203523109. Full Text

Thaler, Andrew D., Kevin Zelnio, William Saleu, Thomas F. Schultz, Jens Carlsson, Clifford Cunningham, Robert C. Vrijenhoek, and Cindy L. Van Dover. “The spatial scale of genetic subdivision in populations of Ifremeria nautilei, a hydrothermal-vent gastropod from the southwest Pacific.Bmc Evolutionary Biology 11 (December 22, 2011): 372. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-11-372. Full Text

Miglietta, Maria P., Leah McNally, and Clifford W. Cunningham. “Evolution of calcium-carbonate skeletons in the Hydractiniidae.Integr Comp Biol 50, no. 3 (September 2010): 428–35. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icq102. Full Text

Dexter, K. G., T. D. Pennington, and C. W. Cunningham. “Using DNA to assess errors in tropical tree identifications: How often are ecologists wrong and when does it matter?Ecological Monographs 80, no. 2 (May 1, 2010): 267–86. https://doi.org/10.1890/09-0267.1. Full Text

Regier, Jerome C., Jeffrey W. Shultz, Andreas Zwick, April Hussey, Bernard Ball, Regina Wetzer, Joel W. Martin, and Clifford W. Cunningham. “Arthropod relationships revealed by phylogenomic analysis of nuclear protein-coding sequences.Nature 463, no. 7284 (February 10, 2010): 1079–83. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature08742. Full Text

Miglietta, M. P., P. Schuchert, and C. W. Cunningham. “Reconciling genealogical and morphological species in a worldwide study of the Family Hydractiniidae (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa).” Zoologica Scripta 38, no. 4 (July 1, 2009): 403–30. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00376.x. Full Text

Regier, Jerome C., Jeffrey W. Shultz, Austen R. D. Ganley, April Hussey, Diane Shi, Bernard Ball, Andreas Zwick, et al. “Resolving arthropod phylogeny: exploring phylogenetic signal within 41 kb of protein-coding nuclear gene sequence.Systematic Biology 57, no. 6 (December 2008): 920–38. https://doi.org/10.1080/10635150802570791. Full Text

Cunningham, Clifford W. “Lessons learned from coordinating research on the North Atlantic (CORONA).Ecology 89, no. 11 Suppl (November 2008): S1–2. https://doi.org/10.1890/08-1533.1. Full Text

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Selected Grants

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

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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