Senior Research ScientistMolecular Systematics Unit
BSc (Hons); PhD
Contact+61 (8) 9212 3844 email@example.com
- Phylogenetics, phylogeography and population genetics
- Exploring the evolutionary history of species
- Delimiting species using molecular data
- Understanding the drivers of diversification
- Net Conservation Benefits Project: Conservation Systematics of the Western Pilbara Fauna
- Investigating biodiversity of aquatic and terrestrial taxa in the western Pilbara using molecular markers.
Exhibitions and Public Programs
- Provides identifications and advice for environmental consultants, industry and government agencies.
- Developing Citizen Science initiatives
- Contributes to the Molecular Systematics Unit blog.
- Co-supervisor to post-graduate students at local and national universities.
Cheney, KL, Cortesi, F, How, MJ, Wilson, NG, Blomberg, SP, Umanzör & Marshall, NJ (accepted). Conspicuousness signals do not coevolve with increased body size in marine sea slugs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27(4): 667-800 [cover]
Wilson, NG, Maschek, JA, and Baker, BJ (2013) A species flock driven by predation? Secondary metabolites support diversification of slugs in Antarctica. PLoS ONE 8(11): e80277.
Rouse, GW, Jermiin, LS, Wilson, NG, Eeckhaut, I, Lanterbecq, D, Oji, T, Young, CM, Browning, T, Cisternas, P, Helgen, LE, Stuckey, M, and Messing, CG. (2013) Fixed, free and fixed: the fickle phylogeny of extant Crinoidea (Echinodermata) and their Permian-Triassic origin. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 66: 161-181.
Jörger, KM, Norenburg, J, Wilson, NG, Schrödl M. (2012) Barcoding against a paradox? Combined molecular species delineations reveal multiple cryptic lineages in elusive meiofaunal sea slugs. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 245.
Smith, S, Wilson, NG, Goetz, F, Feehery, C, Andrade, S, Rouse, GW, Giribet, G & Dunn, C. (2011) Resolving the evolutionary relationships of molluscs with phylogenomic tools. Nature 480: 364-367.
Schrödl M, Jörger KM, Klussmann-Kolb A & Wilson NG (2011) Bye bye “Opisthobranchia”! A review on the contribution of mesopsammic sea slugs to euthyneuran systematics. Proceedings of the 4th International Opisthobranch workshop, Thalassas 27(2): 101-112.
Deheyn, DD & Wilson, NG (2011) Bioluminescent signals spatially amplified by wavelength-specific diffusion through the shell of a marine snail. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 278: 2112-2121.
Wilson, NG, Rouse, GW & Giribet, G (2010) Assessing the molluscan hypothesis Serialia (Monoplacophora+ Polyplacophora) using novel molecular data. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 54: 187-193.