Jim Freiheit

Current Research

My interests lie mainly in marine biology and paleobiology. My research has involved species level taxonomy and morphologic trends in Neogene strombid gastropods of the Dominican Republic. I am also interested in the ecology of reef environments (both modern and through time) and the evolution of various invertebrate body plans.

I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1999, with a double major in zoology and geology. I have continued my graduate studies here under the guidance of Dr. Dana Geary, and have served as teaching assistant for Evolution and Extinction, a course in evolutionary biology offered by the geology department.


Freiheit, J. and Geary, D.H. 2001. Species-level evolutionary patterns in Neogene strombids from the Dominican Republican. Presented at NAPC 2001.

UW-Madison Paleontology