University of California, Riverside

Department of Nematology

Paul De Ley Faculty Page

Paul De Ley

Paul De Ley
Associate Professor and Associate Nematologist
ULB 202
951-827-2280 (2-2280)



Research areas

My long-term research interests are the ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy of nematodes, with particular emphasis on the behavioral, molecular and morphological differences between closely related species. Nematodes are often extremely diverse in seemingly uniform soils or sediments, and therefore provide a good "make it or break it" system for evaluating the ecological importance of biodiversity. However, this requires molecular and morphological techniques for accurately identifying species, for mapping their distribution, and for analysing their phylogenetic relationships. I am therefore focusing on the development of video microscopy methods combined with DNA amplification of individual nematodes. We are currently testing these methods in projects with a wide range of ecological and taxonomic settings, allowing us to test the robustness of our methods, and to compile video and DNA sequence databases of a wide range of nematode species.



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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Nematology
Margarita Flores
1447 Boyce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-3598
Fax: (951) 827-2364