Carolann Rachael Schack

Postdoctoral Fellow - Evolution and Paleobiology Group
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Visiting address Sars gate 1 Colletts hus 0562 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1172, Blindern 0318 Oslo

Academic interests

I am interested in several aspects of morphology:

  • Convergent evolution: How predictable is phenotypic convergence?

  • Evolutionary constraints:  How is morphological diversity shaped by physical, developmental, and phylogenetic limitations?

  • Division of labor: What drives (or prohibits) phenotypic specialization of individuals in colonial organisms? Does division of labor truly increase efficiency / fitness?

  • Trait-Environment relationships: Which traits a linked to envirnomental conditions and why?


Tags: Bryozoa, Evolution, Ecology, Morphology

Selected publications

Schack, C. R., D. P. Gordon, and K. G. Ryan. (2020) Community assembly in a modular organism: the impact of environmental filtering on bryozoan colony form and polymorphism. Ecology 101:e03106.

Smith, S. L., M. M. Criales, and C. R. Schack. (2020) The large-bodied copepods off Masirah Island, Oman: An investigation of Southwest Monsoon onset and die-off. Journal of Marine Systems 204:103289.

Schack, C. R., D. P. Gordon, and K. G. Ryan. (2019) Modularity is the mother of invention: a review of polymorphism in bryozoans. Biological Reviews 94:773–809.

Schack, C. R., D. P. Gordon, and K. G. Ryan. (2018) Classification of cheilostome polymorphs. Annals of Bryozoology 6:85–134

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