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Jaime R. Alvarado-Bremer

Interim Department Head
Associate Professor
Department of Marine Biology

Phone: +1 (409) 740.4958
Fax: +1 (409) 740.5002

Ocean & Coastal Studies Bldg., Office 247


Conservation and population genetics of aquatic organisms with emphasis on large pelagic fishes; molecular systematics and phylogenetics and biogeography of fishes.
Courses Taught
Smith, B.L., Ching-Ping Lu, J.R. Alvarado Bremer. 2009. High-resolution melting analysis (HRMA): a highly sensitive inexpensive genotyping alternative for population studies. Molecular Ecology Resources. [PDF]

Hunter, R.L., M.S. Webb, T.M. Iliffe and J.R. Alvarado Bremer. 2008. Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the cave-adapted shrimp genus Typhlatya (Atyidae) in the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic. Journal of Biogeography 35(1):65-75. [PDF]

Alvarado Bremer, J. R., T. W. Greig, and M. G. Hinton. 2006. Genetic heterogeneity of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Pacific Ocean revealed by the sequence analysis of the ldhA gene. Bulletin of Marine Science 79(3): 493-503. [PDF]

Alvarado Bremer, J. R., J. Mejuto, J. Gómez-Márquez, F. Boán, P. Carpintero, J.M. Rodríguez, T. W. Greig and B. Ely. 2005. Hierarchical analyses of genetic variation of samples from breeding and feeding grounds confirm the genetic partitioning of northwest Atlantic and South Atlantic populations of swordfish. Journal Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 326, 167-182. [PDF]

Alvarado Bremer, J. R., J. Viñas, B. Ely and C. Pla. 2005. Comparative phylogeography of Atlantic bluefin tuna and swordfish: The combined effects of vicariance, secondary contact, introgression, and population expansion on the regional phylogenies of two highly migratory pelagic fishes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36(1): 169-187. [PDF]