Kara Layton

PhD Candidate

Molecular Systematics Unit

BSc (Hons); MSc

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


  • 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



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.