Esprit Saucier

Associate ProfessorSaucier


Mailing Address
Brigham Young University–Hawaii
Department of Biochemistry and Physical Science 
BYUH # 1967
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, Hawaii 96762  

Office:  MCK 140E
Phone: (808) 675-3681

2017-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, Brigham Young Univeristy – Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii, USA.

2002-2006 B.A. Zoology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

2007-2009 M.S. Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

2009-2016 Ph.D. Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.

BIOL 206 – Zoology

BIOL 206L – Zoology Lab

BIOL 376 – Genetics

BIOL 376L – Genetics Lab

BIOL 491 – Introduction to Research

I’m interested in 1) using phylogenetics and morphological characters to understand the evolutionary history of anthozoans, particularly deep-sea corals, 2) exploring the invasions and radiations of shallow water anthozoans to deep oceans and visa versa, and 3) examine the population and species level differences at both the genetic and morphological level. 

Heestand Saucier E, Sajjadi A, France SC. (2017) A taxonomic review of the genus Acanella (Cnidaria: Octocorallia: Isididae) in the North Atlantic Ocean, with the description of two new species. Zootaxa. (accepted).

Daly M, Crowley L, Larson P, Rodriguez E, Heestand Saucier E., Fautin D. (2017) Anthopleura and the phylogeny of Actinioidea (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) Organisms Diversity & Evolution. 17: 515-564.

Barbara de Moura Neves, Evan Edinger, Claude Hillaire-Marcel, Esprit Heestand Saucier, Scott C. France, Margaret A. Treble, Vonda E. Wareham. (2014) Deep-water bamboo coral forests in a muddy Arctic environment. Marine Biodiversity.

Pante E, Heestand Saucier E, France SC. (2013) Molecular and morphological data support the reclassification of the octocoral genus Isidoides. Invertebrate Systematics. 27: 365-378.

Current Members:

Allison Taylor

Ashlin Cooper

Jaylea Ho