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Lauren M. Cleavall
Master's Student
Mating systems in diving beetles (Dytiscidae)

Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Biology
University of New Mexico
Museum of Southwestern Biology
167 Castetter Hall, MSC03 2020
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

After residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico from childhood through my teen years, I moved to San Diego for college. My love for scuba diving and marine life drew me to this beautiful city. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from San Diego State University in December of 2005 after attending for 3.5 years.

I recently became a member of Dr. Miller's Lab in April of 2007. I plan on achieving my Master's Degree in Biology and possibly my Doctorate Degree as well from the University of New Mexico. I will conduct my Master's thesis on the sexual conflict and behavior of male and female Diving Beetles, from the family Dytiscidae. Diving Beetles are carnivorous and well adapted to many aquatic environments throughout the world. More research is greatly needed to better understand the life history and actions of these intriguing organisms.

Lauren received her MS in 2009 and currently resides in Houston, TX with her fiancé.

Alicia & Lauren
Alicia & Lauren, Biology Department Graduation (2009)

Valles Caldera
Lauren & Kelly, Valles Caldera Nature Preserve, NM (2007)


Kelly B. Miller Lab, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, 167 Castetter Hall, MSC03 2020, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
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