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Kara Layton

I use field and museum collections along with genetic tools to investigate patterns of marine invertebrate diversity and the processes generating this diversity. My research interests are broad, incorporating themes from molecular ecology, phylogenetics, systematics, taxonomy, evolutionary biology and conservation genetics. I have a particular interest in understanding species diversity in chromodorid nudibranchs and how ecological speciation and mimicry may facilitate speciation.

Kara's work profile

Kara works in the following sector(s): University

Kara's primary institution is: University of Aberdeen / Western Australian Museum

Kara's position is: Lecturer in Marine Biology / Research Associate

Kara's work in taxonomy 

Kara has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing, Public Outreach

Kara's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Biodiversity informatics, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics, Bioinformatics

Kara works on the taxonomy of Animals, Molluscs, Nudibranchia, sea slugs
Eulimidae, parasitic snails

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Kara is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

Contact from others in the taxonomy community regarding taxonomy-related issues

Contact from members of the public for advice in areas of expertise (but not for identifications)

Contact from members of the public for identifications in areas of expertise

Contact re potential citizen science projects that could contribute to taxonomic research

Contact by prospective students and others who could benefit from mentorship

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