Kara Layton

PhD Candidate

Molecular Systematics Unit

BSc (Hons); MSc

Kara Layton Kara.Layton@museum.wa.gov.au

Research


  • Species delimitation and molecular systematics, marine invertebrate phylogeography and population genetics, coevolution between marine invertebrate hosts and parasites

  • Net Conservation Benefits Project: Conservation Systematics of the Western Pilbara Fauna
  • PhD Thesis: Exploring patterns of diversity and specation in marine gastropods

Websites


http://karalayton.weebly.com

Selected Publications

Layton, K.K.S., Martel, A.L., Hebert P.D.N. (2015). Geographic patterns of genetic diversity in two species complexes of Canadian marine bivalves. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 82(2): 282-291.

Gaillard, B., Meziane, T., Tremblay, R., Archambault, P., Layton, K.K.S., Martel, A.L., Olivier, F. (2015). Dietary tracers in Bathyarca glacialis from contrasting trophic regions in the Canadian Arctic. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 536: 175-186.

Telfer A,...Layton, K.K.S...,et al. (113 co-authors). (2015). Biodiversity inventories in high gear: DNA barcoding facilitates a rapid biotic survey of a temperate nature reserve. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e6313. 

Layton, K.K.S., Martel, A.L., Hebert, P.D.N. (2014). Patterns of DNA barcode variation in Canadian marine molluscs. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95003. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095003. 

Brand, U., Came, R.E., Affek, H., Azmy, K., Mooi, R., Layton, K.K.S. (2014). Climate- forced change in Hudson Bay seawater composition and temperature, Arctic Canada. Chemical Geology 388(21): 78-86.