Ellen E. Strong

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Ellen E. Strong
Ellen Strong, EOL Taxonomic Triage Workshop.jpg
Strong in 2010
Alma mater
Scientific career
InstitutionsNational Museum of Natural History

Ellen E. Strong is a Research Zoologist, Curator of Mollusca, and the chair of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. She studies the diversity and the evolutionary relationships of freshwater and marine snails. Many of these snails have been affected by humans and she is part of conservation efforts by informing best how to help these species.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Ellen Strong grew up in northern California in a small town. She would collect shells and minerals on the beaches near he home, but she found her interest in being a malacologist[2] in her first year of college during a geology course. This course allowed her to get a job at the University of California Museum of Paleontology. She graduated with honors from the University of California Berkeley in 1991 with a BA in Paleontology. In 2000 she received her PhD in Biology with honors from George Washington University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Germany from 2000 to 2001 and then the Smithsonian Institution until 2002. She was appointed as an assistant professor in the fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology department of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In 2004 she became a research zoologist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the National Museum of Natural History.[3][4]

Strong is an editor of the book Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 29[5] and has written many papers.


  1. ^ "SI NMNH IZ STAFF: Ellen Strong". invertebrates.si.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  2. ^ "Ellen E. Strong - Wikispecies". species.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  3. ^ ORCID. "Ellen Strong (0000-0001-7181-4114) - ORCID | Connecting Research and Researchers". orcid.org. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  4. ^ "Ellen Strong". Q?rius. 2017-10-23. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  5. ^ Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 29.

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