Dr Kara Layton

Dr Kara Layton
BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer

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Dr Kara Layton
Dr Kara Layton

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen School of Biological Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Tillydrone Avenue
Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ

http://karalayton.weebly.com/

Biography

2020: Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Aberdeen

2019-2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ocean Frontier Institute/Memorial University of Newfoundland

2015-2018: PhD (Marine Biology), University of Western Australia

2010-2013: MSc (Integrative Biology), University of Guelph

2005-2009: BSc (Marine & Freshwater Biology), University of Guelph

Research

Research Interests

I am a marine biologist using field and museum collections along with genomic tools to investigate biodiversity and evolution in our oceans, with a particular focus on marine invertebrates and salmonids. My research investigates patterns of biodiversity and the evolutionary processes driving this diversity, incorporating themes from molecular ecology, phylogenomics, systematics, evolutionary biology and conservation genetics. I am particularly interested in investigating i) ecological speciation in marine molluscs, ii) the genomic basis of warning colouration and mimicry in nudibranchs, and iii) climate-linked biodiversity loss in our oceans.

Publications

Publications