Area of Expertise
Reproductive biology, marine zoology, crustacean reproduction and taxonomy, crustacean evolution
Christopher Tudge has published more than 50 papers in international scientific journals on aspects of crustacean ecology, evolution, and reproduction with colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution and with coauthors in Japan, Argentina, Italy, and Brazil. He is president of the Crustacean Society, an international society of crustacean biologists. Tudge recently returned from crustacean congresses in Germany and Hawaii, where he chaired a session on reproductive morphology and presented papers on anomuran crab reproduction and evolution. Tudge is also a research associate at the department of invertebrate zoology at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.