PI: Kara Layton
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Marine Biology
School of Biological Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Honorary Curatorial Fellow
Museums & Special Collections
University of Aberdeen
Collections & Research
Western Australian Museum
I received my B.Sc. in Marine and Freshwater Biology and M.Sc. in Integrative Biology from the University of Guelph (Canada). From there, I moved to Perth, Australia for my PhD in Marine Biology at the University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum. I then completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. I currently serve as a member of the ERGA Consortium, the MASTS Climate Change Forum and an ICES Working Group.
Outside of work I enjoy hiking, diving and yoga, and I'm often found on a beach with a set of binos and a good stout.
Biodiversity, phylogeny, predator-prey interactions: A chemical ecology perspective
Primary supervisor: Marcel Jaspars
The evolution of the honeybee waggle dance
Co-supervisor: Fabio Manfredini
How do prey preference and geography shape dorid nudibranch phylogeny?
There are no postdoctoral positions available in the lab at this time, but I am happy to help facilitate external fellowship applications for interested applicants. Please contact me to discuss project ideas and fellowship opportunities.
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Nerida Wilson, Western Australian Museum
Lisa Kirkendale, Western Australian Museum
Mandy Reid, Australian Museum
Paul Hebert, University of Guelph
Ian Bradbury, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Nick Jeffery, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Greg Rouse, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Julia Sigwart, Queen's University Marine Laboratory & Senckenberg Institute and Natural History Museum
Victoria Pritchard, University of the Highlands and Islands
Bernard Picton, National Museum of Northern Ireland