Daryl Lam

Daryl Lam


Associate Professor

  • dwlam@ua.edu
  • 404 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall
  • Not Accepting Students


  • National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, Ohio University
  • PhD, Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama, 2010

Research Interests

  • Algal systematics with emphasis on Chlorophyta and Rhodophyta
  • Phylogenetics
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Molecular evolution
  • Eukaryotic microbiology

Selected Publications

  • Lobban, C.S., Ashworth, M.P., Camacho, T., Lam, D.W., & Theriot, E.C. 2022. Revision of Ardissoneaceae (Bacillariophyta, Mediophyceae) from Micronesian populations, with descriptions of two new genera, Ardissoneopsis and Grunowago, and new species in Ardissonea, Synedrosphenia and Climacosphenia. PhytoKeys 208:103-184.
  • Abe, K., Lam, D.W., Ashworth, M.P., Harwood, D.M., & Jordan, R.W. 2021. Observations on Praecorethron crawfordii gen. et sp. nov. (Corethrales, Bacillariophyceae) from the Late Cretaceous southwest Pacific. Nova Hedwigia. doi10.1127/nova-suppl/2021/273.
  • Lobban, C.S., Majewska, R., Ashworth, M.P., Bizsel, N. Bosak., S., Kooistra, W.H.C.F., Lam, D.W., Navarro, J.N., Pennesi, C., Sato, S., Van de Vijver, B. & Witkowski, A. 2021. Diatom genus Hyalosira (Rhabdonematales emend.) and resolution of its polyphyly in Grammatophoraceae and Rhabdonemataceae with a new genus, Placosira, and five new Hyalosira species. Protist. doi10.1016/j.protis.2021.125816.
  • Vis, M.L., Lee, J., Eloranta, P., Chapuis, I.S., Lam, D.W. & Necchi Jr., O. 2020 Paludicola gen. nov. and revison of the species formerly in Batrachospermum section Turfosa (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta). J. phycol. doi10.1111/jpy.13001.
  • Schneider, C.W., Lam, D.W. & Verbruggen H. 2020 DNA sequencing and anatomy demonstrate that Pacific Codium simulans is a genetically variable species found in the floras of Bermuda and Florida. Phycological Research. 68:98-102.
  • Cremen, M.C., Leliaert, F., West, J. Lam, D., Shimada, S., Lopez-Bautista, J. & Verbruggen, H. 2019. Reassessment of the classification of Bryopsidales (Chlorophyta) based on chloroplast genome phylogenomic analyses. Mol Phylogenet. Evol. 130:397-405.
  • Cho, C.H., Choi, J.W., Lam, D.W., Kim, K.M. & Yoon, H.S. 2018. Plastid genome analysis of three Nemaliophycidae red algal species suggests environmental adaptation for iron limited habitats. PLOS ONE 13(5): e0196995.
  • Lam, D.W. and Lopez-Bautista J.M. 2016. Complete chloroplast genome for Caulerpa racemosa (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) and comparative analyses of siphonous green seaweed plastomes. Cymbella 2:23-32.
  • Entwisle, T.J., Johnston, E.J., Lam, D.W., Stewart, S.A. & Vis, M.L. 2016. Nocturama gen. nov., Nothocladus s. lat and other taxonomic novelties resulting from the further resolution of paraphyly in the Australasian members of the Batrachospermum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta). J. phycol. 52:384-396.
  • Lam, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Saunders, G.W. & Vis, M.L. 2016. Multigene phylogeny of the red algal subclass Nemaliophycidae. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 94:730-736.
  • Lam, D.W. & Lopez-Bautista, J.M. 2014. Epiphytic diversity of the Raleighvallen rainforest (Suriname, South American) based on environmental DNA sequences. Bol. Soc. Mex. Ficologia. 5:36-55.
  • Lam, D.W., García-Fernández, M.E., Aboal, M. & Vis, M.L. 2013. Polysiphonia subtilissima (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from freshwater habitats in North America and Europe is confirmed as conspecific with marine collections. Phycologia. 52:156-60.
  • Lam, D.W., Entwisle, T.J., Eloranta P., Kwandrans J. & Vis M.L. 2012. Circumscription of species in the genus Sirodotia (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data. Eur. J. Phycol. 47:42-50.
  • Rindi, F., Allali H.A., Lam, D.W. & Lopez-Bautista, J.M. 2010.  An overview of the biodiversity and biogeography of terrestrial green algae. In Biodiversity Hotspots. Vittore Rescigno and Savario Maletta [Eds.] Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY 105-22 pp.
  • Rindi, F., Lam, D.W. & Lopez-Bautista, J.M.  2009.  Phylogenetic relationships and species circumscription in Trentepohlia and Printzina (Trentepohliales, Chlorophyta).  Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 52:329-39.
  • Rindi, F., Lam, D.W.  & Lopez-Bautista, J.M. 2008. Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) of Panama. Nova Hedwigia 87:421-44.
  • Lam, D.W. & Zechman F.W. 2006. Phylogenetic analyses of the Bryopsidales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on RUBISCO large subunit gene sequences. J. Phycol. 42:669-78.