Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Michael McGowen

Research Scientist and Curator of Marine Mammals
Department / Division
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., San Diego State University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Research Interests
  • Evolution and systematics of marine mammals, especially cetaceans
  • Genomics and molecular evolution of marine mammals
  • Combining morphology and molecules to investigate diversity through time
  • Museum specimens as genetic resources

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  • McGowen, Michael R., Agnew, Dalen, and Wildman, Derek E. 2013. "Reproduction and placentation in Neotropical carnivores." in Molecular population genetics, evolutionary biology, and biological conservation of neotropical carnivores, edited by Ruiz-Garcia, Manuel and Shostell, Joseph M., Nova Publishers: Hauppauge, New York.