Invertebrate Zoology Staff
Robert HershlerResearch Zoologist
- Phone: 202-633-1747
- Fax: 202-633-0182
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Mailing Address:
PO Box 37012, MRC 163
Washington, DC 20013-7012
- Courier Delivery Address:
National Museum of Natural History
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0163
Responsibilities: Research Zoologist, Curator of Mollusca
B.S., Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1975.
M.A., Ecology and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University, 1980.
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University, 1983.
Systematics, morphology, and evolution of brackish-coastal and freshwater gastropods, particularly the superfamily Rissooidea; aquatic biogeography, focusing on North America; conservation of freshwater mollusks.
Wilke, Thomas, Haase, Martin, Hershler, Robert, Liu, Hsiu-Ping, Misof, Bernhard and Ponder, Winston 2013. Pushing short DNA fragments to the limit: Phylogenetic relationships of 'hydrobioid' gastropods (Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(3): 715-736. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.10.025
Liu, Hsiu-Ping, Walsh, Jessica and Hershler, Robert 2013. taxonomic clarification and phylogeography of Fluminicola coloradensis Morrison, a widely ranging western North American pebblesnail. Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist, 6: 87-110.
Liu, Hsiu-Ping, Hershler, Robert, Lang, Brian and Davies, Justin 2013. Molecular evidence for cryptic species in a narrowly endemic western North American springsnail (Pyrgulopsis gilae). Conservation Genetics, doi:10.1007/s10592-013-0483-x
Liu, Hsiu-Ping and Hershler, Robert 2012. Phylogeography of an endangered western North American springsnail. Conservation Genetics, 13(1): 299-305. doi:10.1007/s10592-011-0288-8
Hershler, Robert and Liu, Hsiu-Ping 2012. A new species of springsnail (Pyrgulopsis) from the Owyhee River basin, Nevada. Western North American Naturalist, 72(1): 21-31.
Kabat, Alan R., Hershler, Robert and González-Guillén, Adrian 2012. Resolution of taxonomic problems associated with the complex publication history of the seminal Torre and Bartsch monograph on Cuban Urocoptidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). Zootaxa, 3362: 43-53.
Kroll, Oliver, Hershler, Robert, Albrecht, Christian, Terrazas, Edmundo M., Apaza, Roberto, Fuentealba, Carmen, Wolff, Christian and Wilke, Thomas 2012. The endemic gastropod fauna of Lake Titicaca: correlation between molecular evolution and hydrographic history. Ecology and Evolution, 2(7): 1517-1530. doi:10.1002/ece3.280
Hershler, Robert and Liu, Hsiu-Ping 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the western North American pebblesnails, genus Fluminicola (Rissooidea: Lithoglyphidae), with description of a new species. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 78(4): 321-329. doi:10.1093/mollus/eys017
Liu, H. P., Hershler, Robert, Marn, J. and Worsfold, T. M. 2012. Microsatellite evidence for Tetraploidy in invasive populations of the New Zealand mudsnail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 78(2): 227-230. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr055
Hershler, Robert, Liu, Hsiu-Ping and Clark, William H. 2012. Comments on ''The absence of genotypic diversity in a successful parthenogenetic invader'' by Mark Dybdahl and Devin Drown. Biological Invasions, 14(8): 1643-1645. doi:10.1007/s10530-012-0184-2
Hershler, Robert, Liu, Hsiu-Ping and Landye, J. Jerry 2011. Two new genera and four new species of freshwater cochliopid gastropods (Rissooidea) from northeastern Mexico. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77(1): 8-23.
Hershler, Robert and Liu, Hsiu-Ping 2011. Comments on the paper “Is the track of the Yellowstone hotspot driven by a deep mantle plume? — Review of volcanism, faulting, and uplift in light of new data” by Kenneth Pierce and Lisa Morgan [J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 188 (2009), 1–25]. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 202(3-4): 262-263.
Hershler, Robert, Liu, Hsiu-Ping and Landye, J. Jerry 2011. New species and records of springsnails (Caenogastropoda: Cochliopidae: Tryonia) from the Chihuahuan Desert (Mexico and United States), an imperiled biodiversity hotspot. Zootaxa, 3001: 1-32.
Hershler, Robert, Thompson, Fred G. and Liu, Hsiu-Ping 2011. A large range extension and molecular phylogenetic analysis of the monotypic North American aquatic gastropod genus Cincinnatia (Hydrobiidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77(3): 232-240. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr008
Hershler, Robert and Liu, Hsiu-Ping 2011. Redescription of Marstonia comalensis (Pilsbry & Ferriss, 1906), a poorly known and possibly threatened freshwater gastropod from the Edwards Plateau region (Texas). ZooKeys, 77: 1-16.
Hershler, Robert and Liu, Hsiu-Ping 2010. Two new, possibly threatened species of Pyrgulopsis (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) from southwestern California. Zootaxa, 2343: 1-17.
Hershler, Robert, Liu, Hsiu-Ping and Lang, Brian K. 2010. Transfer of Cochliopa texana to Pyrgulopsis (Hydrobiidae) and description of a third congener from the lower Pecos River basin. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 76(3): 245-256.
Hershler, Robert 2010. Microsatellite evidence of invasion and rapid spread of divergent New Zealand mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) clones in the Snake River basin, Idaho, USA. Biological Invasions, 12(6): 1521-1532.
Hershler, Robert and Liu, Hsiu-Ping 2009. New species and records of Pyrgulopsis (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) from the Snake River basin, southeastern Oregon: further delineation of a highly imperiled fauna. Zootaxa, 2006: 1-22.
Hershler, Robert and Jayko, Angela S. 2009. A mactrid bivalve from Pleistocene deposits of Lake Russell, Mono Basin, California. Journal of Paleontology, 83(3): 496-499.
Liu, Hsiu-Ping and Hershler, Robert 2009. Genetic diversity and population structure of the threatened Bliss Rapids snail (Taylorconcha serpenticola). Freshwater Biology, 54(6): 1285-1299.
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