Systematics and biogeography of Scaphander (Cephalaspidea)
Little is known about marine biodiversity and speciation in the deep sea.
In my PhD project, we use Scaphander (Gastropoda, Cephalaspidea), a globally distributed and predominantely deep-sea genus, as a model group. We aim to revise the systematics of Scaphander and to establish a dated, global phylogeny for this genus, so as to understand its historical biogeographic patterns and drivers of speciation.
- (2022). A global phylogeny of the deep-sea gastropod family Scaphandridae (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): Redefinition and generic classification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.
- (2021). Revisiting the deep-sea Atlantic gastropod species Scaphander gracilis Watson, 1883 (Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea: Scaphandridae): first data on its anatomy, systematics, and ecology. Journal of Natural History. 3053-3066.
- (2020). A new species of the deep-sea genus Scaphander (Gastropoda, Cephalaspidea) from the Mar del Plata submarine canyon off Argentina. Bulletin of marine science. 111-126.
In preparation: Testing the colour variability of Eubranchus farrani (Alder & Hancock, 1844): really a single species?